Flame in a Teacup

Many years ago, perhaps – but my memory so far back is far from precise – during my university days, my mother passed along a teacup to me which quickly became a favourite. The bottom calls it “Sunshine,” by J&G Meakin, England. The bowl and saucer have hand painted (I … Continue reading

Lemon Tea Cup Chiffon

A couple of years ago, prior to a trip I was taking to England, my mother decided to educate me on the ins and outs of shopping for secondhand tea cups. Her hope was that I would unearth some treasure for her in one of the markets or shops along … Continue reading

Jazz in a Tea Cup

When jazz singer Anna Jacyszyn launched the Jazz Café in the Kelowna Community Theatre’s Black Box Theatre a year ago, she wanted to evoke the atmosphere of an old-time speakeasy from the 1920s. To help with the illusion, she amassed a large collection of tea cups to serve drinks in … Continue reading