Monday, June 14, 2010

Teacup Tuesday and a Sweet Bargain!

I was so thrilled. I just bought this little gem at a garage sale this weekend. I loved the small size, the footed cup and the beautiful violets...and the $3.00 price tag!!! It seems just slightly larger than a demitasse but smaller than a regular teacup.

It says 'hand painted RELCO or AELCO creation - Japan' on the bottom of both pieces.

It even has a sweet little violet inside the cup to enjoy as you are sipping tea.

I am linking with Teacup Tuesday and with Nifty Thrifty Tuesday today. Click their buttons on my sidebar to see all of the other listings for other bloggers sharing their fabulous teacups at the Teacup Tuesday blog party and the bargains shared by other bloggers have found at the Nifty Thrifty Tuesday blog party!


Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Thanks for coming to my party and showing off your beautiful tea cup!


Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hello :) What a terrific find you have; this teacup is so sweet!

Happy Teacup Tuesday!

Warmest, Brenda

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I love the violet cup. It is so beautiful. What a great treasure! Thank you for sharing it with us. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Sheila @ Dodging Raindrops said...

Beautiful! I have a rose tea cup that also has feet. :)

Penny said...

I too am featuring violets on my tea cups today as were a few other girls. Great mind must think alike.LOL I love footed teacups they always look so elegant.
Lucky you for finding this one a garage sale and for such a good price.
Thanks for sharing.

Appleshoe said...

Lovely Teacup and what a find at $3.00! I believe it is "Relco". I have heard the name Relco china before. Take care.

GrannySue said...

How beautiful. I love those little feet. Just amazing, and a wonderful find!!!

Terri said...

That is a beautiful bargain of a tea cup! How dainty and sweet it is.
Thank you for showing us your garage sale treasure.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What an elegant and dainty tea cup you have here!! I love those kind with the 3 pedestal feet!!


Snap said...

What a wonderful find! I love that it is footed and the violets. Dainty!

A Cottage Muse said...

I've always loved violets! Sweet little find! Thank you so much for stopping by ~ looking forward to catching up on your blog!!

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Hi Connie!!

What a sweet cup and saucer!! I love violets and this set has everything going for it with those cute feet!!
Yes it is Relco and it also looks like it has the pearlized finish called Lustreware!!!

Thanks for sharing your vintage treasure!!
Hugs and Smiles,

Natasha said...

That is so pretty and very dainty. You certainly found a beautiful and well-priced treasure there!

Best wishes,

Popcorn Served Daily said...

Can I come over for some tea? I just got a new tea kettle at G.W. and have a new found love for tea!

Beautiful china, I'm sure it makes anything tastes better!