Friday, January 27, 2012

Storing Teacups



Denise, a tea friend living in England, recently showed a photo of storing teacups and saucers. 
The first time I saw this method was on my first trip to England in 1995.
The funny thing is I can tell you exactly where I was when I saw this method, but couldn't remember exactly how it was done.  Since then, I've been laying teacups on their side sort of snuggled together, but just didn't get it correctly.
Thanks Denise for sharing this method in a photo. 

The teacups above were the last gift purchased for me by my dear Aunt Ida.
They are not valuable in price, but are priceless in sentimental value. 

15 comments:

Frivolitea said...

Thank you for this tip! I will remember it. And thank you for visiting my blog this morning.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Linda,
I have always used this method. I don't know when I started or how I came about doing it. Perhaps I saw it at my aunt's when I was a little girl because she always had so many teacups. But it certainly helps to keep them neat and tidy. Thanks for your post and enjoy your weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

racheld said...

Oh, Hon!! You would just CRINGE if you could see all the jumbly piles of cups in the old china cabinet! They're stacked a dozen high, some hind-side-to, in unlike groups in some places, depending on what I used last and had to cram back in.

Neat and tidy have been my aspirations ever since this New Year began, and I'm woking on it.

I hope yours is going well!
rachel

Denise said...

Oooo I have to try it!Wonderful!

Steph said...

Thank you for this practical tip, and I hope to be as good of an Aunt as your beloved Aunt Ida.

Marie said...

This is a great idea! They would work well like this on a buffet or side table for people to choose before pouring their tea, and you don't have to worry about dust settling in.

Paula said...

Clever!!!

Angela McRae said...

I get it now! Thanks for sharing this, because if I can *store* more teacups, I can *acquire* more teacups!

Carol said...

Thank you for sharing this! I'm always looking for great storage tips. We live in a wee cottage.

I enjoy your blog very much!
Love, Carol B.

Marilyn said...

I, too, saw these in Great Britain, most likely in Wales or Scotland when my late husband and I went on a Young Farmer's tour and stayed with families that had children stay with us during exchanges. But, could never do it myself. Yea, NOW I will be able to! Thanks for sharing!♥♫

Marilyn said...

Love the way the cups nestle together.

Mom Walds Place said...

Wow, that would make me so nervous to try.

mar said...

helloo i´m mar from spain, i like your blog, you are from kentucky, like kentucky fried chiken jjjj :)

yearbythesea said...

Thank you so much for sharing! I have so many teacups, and not a lot of storage space - this will help a lot! Plus, the teacups look very pretty stored that way.

Patsy said...

Love it!

 

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