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Make time for tea with someone you treasure.

Jaq and Gus Gus from the movie Cinderella. This cup we got at Disney World as a gift from Disney. This cup is one of my favorites. My mother had a complete service for 8 of these dishes, and used them for fancy dinner parties. I have inherited her set of dishes, and this is one cup from the set. It brings back lots of happy memories of special dinners with friends and family. This is another of my mother's set. Notice the pretty shape of the cup. The handle also has a little bit of a bamboo design on it.
The detail on this cup is amazing. The handle has kind of a Greek Key design feel and is echoed in a raised design in the china around the bottom of the cup and the inside circle of the saucer.
This is one of the newer additions to my collection. It is very delicate and the handle has some very nice detail.
Once friends discover that you have a cup collection, they start to add to it. This was a gift from a friend who loves to give tea parties for friends and neighbors.
Another gift from a friend. Like I said before, once friends find out that you have a collection, they continue to add to it.  
Our neighbor knows we love everything Disney, and also knows I collect cups, so this was a gift from her.
Not all cups in the collection are functional. This one is crocheted and stiffened to hold its shape. It has been in the collection for as long as I can remember and may have been crocheted by one of my Mother's relatives.
This is another example of a non-functional cup. I bought it at a Cracker Barrel restaurant a few years ago just because I love how it looks. It is completely unglazed and therefore not useable for drinking coffee or tea.
This is a small demitasse sized cup. Although it looks expensive, it was part of a set with a coffee pot and two cups I bought from one of those "junk" mail order catalogs.
This is absolutely one of my favorite things in the world. When Ray was stationed in Germany, I fell in love with this set. We bought it there and have used it several times through the years. It is a service for 12 and includes the dessert plates.
Another gift from a friend. It is always so interesting to see how the saucer is decorated as prettily as the cup itself.
This beautiful cup showed up with my name on it at church a couple days after my birthday. I think it is one of the prettiest ones I now own. I absolutely LOVE it!
This is one of the classic designs. I bought this on a family trip to British Columbia in the late 1970's.
  Years ago, Nescafe coffee gave away these coffee mugs with the purchase of their instant coffee. I couldn’t resist getting a set, and have hardly ever used them.
My mother’s collection is varied, and has no specific theme.  She had a set that included many different brands of china.  She also had different qualities of china, from very inexpensive stoneware to fine china.
This was one of my mother’s finest pieces of china.  It is very delicate china that you can see light through, and rings when it is bumped with a spoon.
This cup and saucer have markings on the bottom that indicate that it is fine bone china made in England.
Joanies Tea Room
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Welcome

Make time for tea with

someone you treasure.

Jaq and Gus Gus from the movie Cinderella. This cup we got at Disney World as a gift from Disney. This cup is one of my favorites. My mother had a complete service for 8 of these dishes, and used them for fancy dinner parties. I have inherited her set of dishes, and this is one cup from the set. It brings back lots of happy memories of special dinners with friends and family. This is another of my mother's set. Notice the pretty shape of the cup. The handle also has a little bit of a bamboo design on it.
Joanies Tea Room
My mother’s collection is varied, and has no specific theme.  She had a set that included many different brands of china.  She also had different qualities of china, from very inexpensive stoneware to fine china.
The detail on this cup is amazing. The handle has kind of a Greek Key design feel and is echoed in a raised design in the china around the bottom of the cup and the inside circle of the saucer.
Not all cups in the collection are functional. This one is crocheted and stiffened to hold its shape. It has been in the collection for as long as I can remember and may have been crocheted by one of my Mother's relatives.
This is another example of a non- functional cup. I bought it at a Cracker Barrel restaurant a few years ago just because I love how it looks. It is completely unglazed and therefore not useable for drinking coffee or tea.
This is a small demitasse sized cup. Although it looks expensive, it was part of a set with a coffee pot and two cups I bought from one of those "junk" mail order catalogs.
This is absolutely one of my favorite things in the world. When Ray was stationed in Germany, I fell in love with this set. We bought it there and have used it several times through the years. It is a service for 12 and includes the dessert plates.
This is one of the classic designs. I bought this on a family trip to British Columbia in the late 1970's.
This was one of my mother’s finest pieces of china.  It is very delicate china that you can see light through, and rings when it is bumped with a spoon.
This cup and saucer have markings on the bottom that indicate that it is fine bone china made in England.
This is one of the newer additions to my collection. It is very delicate and the handle has some very nice detail.
Once friends discover that you have a cup collection, they start to add to it. This was a gift from a friend who loves to give tea parties for friends and neighbors.
Another gift from a friend.  Like I said, once friends find out that you have a collection, they keep adding to it.
Another gift from a friend. It is always so interesting to see how the saucer is decorated as prettily as the cup itself.
This beautiful cup showed up with my name on it at church a couple days after my birthday. I think it is one of the prettiest ones I now own. I absolutely LOVE it!