Sometimes You Just Need a Girly Teacup

When I first started this blog, I wrote frequently and excitedly about my latest teaware acquisitions. That has slowed down quite a bit over the years, mostly because I’m practically out of shelf space. Most of my teaware is of Asian origin so there’s lots of yixing, gaiwans and tiny gongfu cups. Very few pieces are western style and most are handleless. When I spotted this Royal Albert Polka Rose pattern teacup, it was love at first sight. It was so girly and sweet that I just had to have it.

The picture makes it look blue but it is really a nice mint color. Whenever I use it, I feel like I’m holding a breath of spring. It instantly puts me in a good mood. I have to confess that I even bought a dress because it is the same color. I’ve got plans to shoot a new head shot for the blog wearing the dress and holding my new favorite teacup. Have you ever had a teacup that you fell in love with? Tell me about it in the comments and make sure that you include a link to a picture of it too. The one that I like the most will win a free copy of 19 Lessons on Tea!