Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Bergdorf's Vintage Tea Shop

Bergdorf's Vintage Tea Shop
Vintage Tea Cups, original watercolor, 9" x 11"
It started with a rosebud...and I was thinking PINK again.

In Bergdorf's Vintage Tea Shop Plus browsing in Bergdorf's Vintage Tea Shop on the 7th floor helped, and I mean strictly browsing...

I fell in love again with all these pretty vintage china tea cups. Haviland, Limoges, Lord knows what?

Many one of a kind tea cups and saucers and some sets too...

Even some BLUE china!

in Bergdorf's 2005 Xmas windows

Did it all start with last year's Xmas windows at Bergdorf's? I fell in love with this window of piled blue crockery. Is it possible..?

My name is Carol and I'm a CUPaholic...and I'm not talking soccer teams here :)

27 comments:

  1. I could live among those cups :-) Love the rose theme, love the blue spode, love the taste of tea in my mouth :-) Welcome over to The Blue Café to share some rooibush tea with me and Mma Ramotswe.....

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  2. "My name is Carol and I'm a CUPaholic..."

    I can't stop laughing! You are a real Cuppa-Choc-aholic!!

    I'll join your club anyday!

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  3. Anonymous8:26 AM

    Cups, cups, cups!
    It's never enough?
    When will it end?
    OK, a CUPle of teapots now & then...
    Just say when..?
    Will it ever end?
    AMEN

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  4. OH I LOVE YOUR PINK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ROSEBUD CUPS ARE A FAVORITE OF MINE TOO -- YOURS ABSOLUTELY SINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. OH I LOVE YOUR PINK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ROSEBUD CUPS ARE A FAVORITE OF MINE TOO -- YOURS ABSOLUTELY SINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. Anonymous9:16 AM

    OMG I LOVE TODAYS BLOG. You OUTDID yourself today. it is BEAUTIFUL. I LOVE that painting. Can I change paintings?? Nah. I love the one coming. But this is perfect too. I AM DROOLING. The Pinks and scallop along the ridge. My kind of tea cup. The rest of the blog with the roses and blues are perfect too. Ahhhh..I TOO am a CUPaholic. ;-)
    CM

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  7. Yep, no doubt...best post and favorite painting too!

    I'm a post-a-comment-aholic, somebody help me?!

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  8. I am reading this post whilst an FA Cup replay is on TV. These are my sort of cups also. HELP I hate football or as you say soccer.

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  9. They remind me of my mother's pink rosebud Haviland Limoge - resting comfortably in my china cabinet. But I love the blue and white!

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  10. welcome to cup-aholics anonymous!!
    :o)

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  11. Anonymous7:01 PM

    Carol, The tea cup hear i Pink is so pretty, just my cup of tea. I sure wish there was a way to see how you paint these. Like the soft colors also.
    Thanks,
    Linda

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  12. Love your stacked-up cups today. I thoroughly understand your love of cups-I'm infected with the same bug!

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  13. Anonymous8:04 PM

    Delightful, Delicate, Delicious, Delirious - Who could ask for anything more in this painting?!
    Speaking of Paris (almost), your *other home* paper (NYTimes) today spoke of Clamecy and galettes.
    Perhaps not as delicate as your teacups, but certainly finding themselves amongst the sweets.

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  14. These are so incredibly delicate and beautifully translucent. You've outdone yourself, PB.

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  15. very pretty painting in pink - love it, makes me feel a cozy - it's so cold here, guess it was inevidable being winter and all!

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  16. Chanteuse12:19 AM

    "My name is Carol and I'm a CUPaholic"

    How nice after all these years to know that I am not the only one. I LOVE cups and I love this post, especially the piled crockery photograph. I also love the color pink.

    Another great post, Carol. Thank you. This blog is an absolute delight.

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  17. The pink and blue colors make the rainy winter a little more bearable:-). Lovely watercolors again!

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  18. Oh yes, I love them, too!
    I bought an Emma Bridgewater cup a week ago in the sales. Can't stop cuddling it!

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  19. Ohhh dreamy! Did you sell the vintage teacup watercolor already???? Lovely!

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  20. I too love beautiful teacups and teas.
    Your photographs are fabulous.
    Blessings!

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  21. Your subtle color use is absolutely beautiful. I love the gentle tones of reds and blues in this painting!

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  22. Anonymous5:56 AM

    Your watercolours are absolutely beautiful, so delicate and soothing, and so refined, quite gorgeous.
    mrana

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  23. Anonymous5:57 AM

    so pretty! I have a million teacups and saucers like this and you sure captured them...nice touch with the cherry!
    loveitaly

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  24. I need some creative advice! I'm going to finish my first tin of mariage-frères tea very soon-- since I can't paint, what use can I find for it now?

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  25. Anonymous11:51 PM

    Omigod. Loved this post! Gorgeous images from Bergdorf's as well as both watercolors. Love your site too, font and all! And I was just surfing for paintings with tea-related items...what a great stumble. Where else may I view your watercolors?

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  26. Carolg of ParisBreakfasts1:30 AM

    Anonymous
    You can find more watercolors at Flickr or click on the size measurement under the watercolor to get there.

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  27. Melissa9:56 AM

    I love teacups too. I buy them thinking I will create a beautiful craft with them or resell them for a profit but inevitably, in the end, I cannot part with them. I was, however,able to give up four so that she could make silk flower arrangements with them for my birthday this year. They turned out looking very sweet. (I don't know if they would be your 'cup of tea', Carol but feel free to go to my site and take a peek and paint them if you feel lead to do so.

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