Friday, July 3, 2015

A most writerly teacup

A month or two ago, back when I was spotting chintz teacups in every T.J. Maxx or Marshalls I visited, I came across another teacup and saucer design I absolutely adored, but every set I saw was seriously flawed. Stray gold paint was smeared down a handle. A saucer was cracked. The teacup was chipped. To quote the late, great Gilda Radner, "It's always something."

But this week, having long forgotten about my quest for an unsullied version of this teacup and saucer, I stopped by T.J. Maxx and there it was, its handle unblemished. I checked the pretty aqua blue saucer, and it was whole. I ran my finger around the top and bottom of the rose-adorned teacup (with vintage postmarks!), and it was perfect.

I happened to be celebrating the acquisition of a new client for my writing business that day, so it seemed particularly fitting that I should find a new teacup with writing on it.

If you happen to like this Stechcol teacup design as well, I've seen it in pink, too, but I was holding out for the aqua blue version—and now I'm so glad I did!


  1. Happy you found the teacup you liked in the right color and in perfect condition. Lovely!

  2. Beautiful teacup ! Love TJMax and Marshalls, but lately I have not found many dishes!

  3. I'm so glad this was waiting for you! How appropriate to celebrate your new client, too.

  4. I will soooooo be looking now.

    I soooooo try to stay out of retail shops, I have no courage or strength to say no in there - but for you I shall put on my Big Girl Panties and bravely look.

    Grats on the new client - and keep up the good work. They're blessed to have you in their world, to be sure.

    Have a wonderful holiday weekend. Hugs, ♥

  5. Good things come to those who wait. Glad you found the cup and saucer. And congratulations on the new client.

  6. How perfect to find the long awaited teacup with writing after securing a new client - congrats on both. Gracie China does make a lot of pretty tea things.

  7. For my birthday in May, my friend got me this same pattern. I received the teapot, 2 cups and saucers, and 2 large mugs. My friend said she knew I only drink tea from a cup and saucer, but the mugs were there so she got them. I use this set everyday and LOVE it. I didn't know it came it pink. The aqua blue is just gorgeous. Congrats on the new client.

  8. Very pretty! I must look for the pink one so we match!


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