Monday, September 23, 2013

A teacup for fall

When my husband gives me cash or a gift card as a gift, as he did for our Sept. 2 anniversary, I seem to like to s-t-r-e-t-c-h that thing for as long as I can. So in addition to finding a new peacock Pyrex dish, thanks to his gift I also picked up a new fall teacup on eBay.

I love fall, but fall colors don't often go with my decor. The browns I can work with, but the bright oranges and bronzes, not so much. So when I saw this softly colored "Autumn Leaves" design teacup on eBay, I knew this was The One for me (much like the man who gave it to me, ha)!

The soft, gently faded colors of Limoges always appeal to me. (And if you want to see some more gorgeous Limoges, visit my friend Phyllis' blog here where she shares a recent wonderful find!)

The other thing I wanted to mention: I have long seen ads for Replacements, Ltd. in North Carolina, but I've never needed a replacement I couldn't find elsewhere so I've never ordered. This teacup was sold through eBay, but the seller was Replacements, and I was quite intrigued with the packaging the set arrived in. The box was so lightweight, and I'm used to opening teacups surrounded by either newspaper (which results in ink-smeared hands) or styrofoam peanuts (which are so messy). Replacements has ingeniously devised this box which shrink wraps the cup and saucer, separated by a foam pad, and wedges it into the box with a cardboard insert. Brilliant — and I'm glad it allowed my new fall teacup to arrive so safely. So what are you sipping from this week?

15 comments:

  1. So pretty -I like the soft colors, too.

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  2. I love your pretty fall teacup!

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  3. Simply charming---the gentle leaves are so evocative of a Fall day, either drifting down or scurrying along before a breeze.

    I love the delicacy of it, and the muted colors; it will make a simple afternoon pause even more elegant and special.

    rachel

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  4. Such a beautiful cup, Angela! And such a thoughtful hubby you have. :)

    I used Replacements not long ago to buy some tea cups for gifts and was also impressed with their packaging.

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  5. That is darling for fall! Their packaging is amazing!

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  6. Your new teacup is absolutely gorgeous.

    It IS a neat way to ship, isn't it?

    Happy autumn, my sweet friend!

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  7. I've looked for something (cheap) with autumn leaves myself but haven't found anything yet. Your new teacup is perfect for our new season and the wrapping is amazing. I never look on eBay - is the shipping worked in to the price?
    Happy Autumn.
    Judith

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  8. Judith, sometimes the shipping is included and sometimes it isn't, depending on the individual seller, so I buy only the items where shipping is included OR is so reasonable, it's still a good value. This set was just $10.99 including shipping, which I thought was great!

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  9. What a lovely fall teacup and anniversary remembrance. By 'stretching out' your gift card your anniversary celebration is extended.
    Love that your teacup is Limoges. Thanks for the mention of my recent acquisition. Happy Fall!
    ~ Phyllis

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  10. Love the teacup! I'll have to check eBay more often. That was such a terrific find.

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  11. Very pretty cup and great packaging.

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  12. Lovely cup. Replacements, Ltd. has the best packaging for shipping. One of these days you should take a road trip and visit Replacements, Ltd. in person. They have (or used to) a yearly yard sale. We used to go every year but they changed the date and we haven't been in a few years. If you ever visit let me know, would love to meet you in person.

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  13. I love this teacup! Fall is my favorite season & this is a perfect fit for it.

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  14. I do enjoy Limoges. My grandfathers china, which I have, is Haviland Limoges. Love your fall themed cup and saucer.

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