Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Maple Leaf Teacup

A package arrived on my doorstep and inside was
 a lovely Canadian maple leaf teacup from my sister.
Isn't it pretty?
Such a meaningful gift, because 
we lived in Canada when we were little girls.

So I'm enjoying a nice hot cup of Earl Grey 
and Swedish ginger cookies.

Teacup:  Canada From Sea to Sea, Royal Albert (England)
Teapot:  Greystone, Denby (England)

Linking to
Teacup Tuesday with Terri and Martha
Tea Time Tuesday with Sandi
Friends Sharing Tea with Bernideen


  1. What a sweet sister. Enjoy your special cup of tea.

  2. How wonderful to find such a special package in the mail........
    You did the only thing possible Gayle......have a cuppa and a cookie.

    Claire :}

  3. Those kinds of gifts mean the most, memories wrapped in cardboard boxes!

  4. Love the Maple Leaf tea cup. Brings back a memory of flying from my home, to meet my husband to be, back to where we were in college in Wisconsin. I was bringing with me, a tea cup in the china pattern we had chosen.

    I liked the Canadian symbol vivid on your cup. Enjoy an Earl Gray with sweet memories of your sister . . .

  5. That is a lovely surprise! I lived in Canada too, for about 20 years. I love the maple leaf design on your cup.
    And you put it to good use already!
    and Happy Holidays,

  6. What a great prezzie! I love souvenir china! Wonderful!

  7. It must have been packed well so as not to break. It is a delicate design with a lovely shape. I like the gingerbread man plate too and wouldn't mind a ginger cookie either.I love ginger.

  8. Your teacup is so pretty. How lovely your sister is to give you such a thoughtful gift, memories from your childhood.
    Thank you for visiting me and for your nice comment about my tea cosy.I hope you have a lovely Christmas with your family. xx

  9. What a beautiful gift from your sister! A cute teapot and the gingerbread man plate behind it is adorable. A totally charming tea! I like the festive frames you put around your pictures too. Tea and ginger cookies sound lovely. Thank you so much for sharing and coming to my Christmas tea.

    Christmas blessings,

  10. How pretty is that teacup. Lovely gift from your sister. Hope you enjoy many cups of tea and have a wonderful week!

  11. What a special tea cup it is!
    Your tree is beautiful!!
    Merry Christmas.

  12. Lovely cup! I love Canada and have dear friends, who I am missing very much, who live there. Maybe your post is telling me to call them!
    Hey kiddo, I love your comment on my blog and would be soooo happy to be your Kindred Spirit Blog Twin! LOL! We sure do like a lot of the same things. SO fun to follow you! Enjoy your cookie baking.
    Love ya lots,

  13. What a perfect surprise for you!

  14. Such a special teacup...bringing back memories of your years of living in Canada. I love this time of year for the memories that certain things stir in me. Enjoy your tea!

  15. Oh, I love this! My family, on both sides, is from Canada. I'll have to see if I can find one of these pretties!


  16. It is so pretty - what a unique teacup. Aren't sisters special!

  17. Such a pretty tea cup and gift!! xo Heather

  18. Please come and link to my Friends Sharing Tea. I love the cup and saucer - really looks like Canada too!

  19. A very sweet and pretty gift from your sister. The cookies sound pretty good too :).

  20. I absolutely LOVE that cup. Never seen anything like it.
    I'd love to find one.

  21. Very pretty and very thoughtful of your sister.
    Ruthie from Lady B's TIme for Tea

  22. I adore your Maple leaf teacup! Beautiful!

  23. I have some Royal Albert pieces that I bought in Canada in the 1960s. Yours is lovely!! Sally


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