On the way home from the mountains, we stopped by a few antique malls in Dillard, Ga., where I came across what I am now calling my Wide-Brimmed Teacup. The flared shape of the teacup is what caught my attention, and the pink roses, of course!
I thought I'd seen just about every shape of teacup imaginable, but I was intrigued by this one's shape, which seemed sort of like a cup-shaped flower curling outward. When it's upside down, you really notice how flared this is.
I also like the pretty handle. And the price was right ($14, which was definitely one of the cheapest sets I came across).
You know what did not occur to me until I prepared my first cup of tea in this? There is a very good reason the walls of a teacup should be straight. It's because when you walk with a flared cup of tea in your hands, you will slosh said tea and threaten to send it flying into the air! Fortunately, I quickly realized my mistake, poured out a little of the tea (a pity), and realized I can't fill this teacup all the way if I intend to walk very far with it! I'm getting around the hazard, and I'd probably have bought this teacup anyway because it's so pretty (and I like tea-related trip souvenirs), but I did want to report on this danger I had not foreseen!
I think I'll go have another sip from my new (if slightly underfilled) teacup!