Tuesday, February 5, 2013

A Vintage Aynsley Teacup Trio

I purchased this pretty vintage Aynsley teacup trio recently on eBay.
Every time I see an Aynsley trio, it takes me back to
the tiny village in Kent where I purchased my first Aynsley
 trios (3) and a matching cake plate, in an antique/junk shop
on the town square in May, 2002 while 4 year-old AJ and GJ were
visiting with a couple of English men fishing in a pond.  
 
When I purchase a vintage teacup like this one,
I often wish I knew the story that comes with it. 
Since I don't knowthis teacup trio's story, we will make our own story
as we share cups of tea with friends in my home,
or perhaps I will give it to a good friend to make their own story. 
As my tea friends know,
every teacup has a story.

15 comments:

Angela McRae said...

Another gorgeous trio, Linda! I've been browsing eBay teacups a lot lately myself (can you believe I got an eBay gift card for Christmas I haven't spent yet?), and I can't help noticing those Aynsley sets are real beauties! The quality and design of these pieces are just so lovely!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Absolutely stunning.

Terri said...

Hello Linda,
this is a gorgeous Aynsley trio! You are lucky to find the three pieces together. The pattern is vibrant and pretty at the same time. Very nice!
Here in the states we don't often see trios.
Thank you so much for sharing with us today : )
hugs,
Terri

Micupoftea~ said...

Linda, this set is so charming! I love it. What a sweet addition to the tea table.
SHawn

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Linda,
What a pretty, pretty trio. Aynsley is top notch.
Enjoy your cup of tea in your lovely cup and thanks for sharing.
~ Ruthie

Lavender Cottage said...

The Aynsley trio is pretty Linda and would make afternoon tea a special time.
Judith

Bernideen said...

Would love to see your "trio" set at "Friends Sharing Tea" today!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your Aynsley teacup trio is lovely, Linda! How nice that you brought it back from England. I love teacups with stories attached. Makes for a very fun tea time. Thank you for sharing with us and joining me for tea. Have a beautiful week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Sorry, I reread your post and realized you got your set on eBay. It's still beautiful, no matter where you found it! Thanks for sharing.

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

What a Springlike set, Linda!
at least that's what I would be seeing with every sip =))
HapPy for your discovery ~ EnJoy!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Such a beautiful tea trio! I know you will enjoy drinking tea with it. I too, always wonder about the history of a gently used teacup. I'm glad your trio now has a good home!
Nancy

relevanttealeaf said...

Another lovely addition to your collection. What fun to "imagine" the tablescapes where the trio was used...what tea filled the teacup and what dainty food sat on the plate. Lovely thoughts!

Steph said...

I love the bright colors. Here's to making your tea memories!

Marilyn said...

Very pretty. It seems like I have something Aynsley somewhere. Now going to go look for it.

Sylvia said...

Beautiful, Linda!

 

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