Monday, September 3, 2012

Vintage Tea Cups Love Affair

I think I enjoy photograph my vintage tea cups and plates collection very much. It seems like every now and then I love taking them out and just enjoy looking at them.  I rarely buy them anymore due to the price is getting higher; so I treasure these pretty dainty feminine tea cups for my own personal collection and enjoyment.

I started collecting and buying vintage china after I had an aorta repair surgeries. I was hospitalized for 2 months and went under 3 major open heart surgeries to repair the sudden erupted aorta in 2004. Recovery took a very long time. While staying at home I shopped on Ebay and bought many of vintage plates, serving platters and tea cups.

I bought quite a few  of them that occasionally I would serve  dinner out of my vintage  dinner plates, salad, desert, serving platters that I collected enough for 10 people family party.  Of course they are all do not match but I somehow attracted to a 'blue band' one. So at least they are all in blue color. And I think they are quite pretty when displaying them all together on the dining table. Now I could not find them as easy as finding them back then. So I stopped adding my collection. I can only suspect they are getting rare and hard to come by. Well, I am glad that I have collected a few.

I served high tea to an old friend of mine who came to New York from Italy a few months a go. {Last seen here} She is also a vintage tea cups  lover. So it was so much fun having her because we shared our love about vintage china and tea cups together.

For sure I will be having more high tea party in the future.

Can you see that I changed each object in the back ground ?  I am experimenting taking picture with depth of field lens and I love what this lens does.

 Happy Labor Day Everyone & thank you for stopping by !


  1. Those tea cups are absolutely delightful, I have a collection that I inherited from my mother and the most gorgeous set of pastel bread and butter plates.

    I am also curious as to the camera you use for your shots as I am looking at purchasing one for my own blog for interior shots and styling, any advice appreciated as I love the depth of field in your shots.


  2. So very pretty! Lovely photos. Thank you for sharing this at the Anything Blue Friday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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