My friend Mira from Belle-Blanc is having a give-away. All you have to do to enter is show her your favorite cup and maybe it will be her favorite too. Mira has a beautiful blog and if you haven't visited yet...you are in for a treat!
This is my favorite cup and saucer. It is part of a set of dishes that I purchased in dribs and drabs over a period of a few months...several years ago. It really is a rather amusing story that started out in a discount store here in the USA and ended up in France....but I will save that for another time.
I love the beautiful glaze and creamy color...I love the detail on the handle... ... andI love that it is not too tiny....it holds a good cup of tea.
Lallier a Moustiers...
A traditional French tin-glazed earthenware produced by factories in the town of Moustiers from about 1679 into the 19th century. The wares manufactured in the 17th and 18th centuries were so distinctive, and of such high quality, that they were extensively copied at other faience centres in France.
My cup is not old.....but I love it!
I can't do a post about a favorite cup without mentioning Big Blue. Big Blue has been with me at the office for many years. She holds about 2 and a half cups of coffee. When I leave the office for good in a few weeks...she will come home with me! Big Blue is my favorite mug!
If you want to be a part of Mira's give-away.... ...you better get there soon...there is only one day left!
Pretty hearts handmade years ago from vintage blue fabrics by my Mom in Law...
The sun shone today and the snow melted a little.... We have a ways to go... ...but spring is sure to come!
To live content with small means.... To seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion.... To be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich.... To study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly.... To listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart.... To bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never.... In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common.... ...........this is to be my symphony.
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