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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

{Difference Between Coffee & Tea Cups}

Yesterday I did mention in my post that those chevrons, pointed at the particular cups in the end of my TV Interview's video, were wrong. So here I like to point out to you the visible differences between Coffee & Tea Cups. 
Sorry for the poor photos, because of the camera focusing in on the windows... I placed each time two cups on an oak tray, placed on a ceramic pedestal. LEFT you see a Coffee Cup and to the RIGHT is a Tea Cup!
  • Coffee cups are more narrow and mostly straight up. Teacups are lower and wider and often tapered down. 
  • The reason that teacups are wider at the top and more shallow is because a good tea is set with BOILING water. 
  • The bigger surface lets your tea cool down faster, to a consumable temperature.

To the left I also placed a smaller spoon than to the right. These cups are German Seltmann Weiden Mirabell.  Spoons are Gero Zilmeta 528 Menuet.
Frontal view of Coffee Cup to the left and Tea Cup to the right.
Europeans brew their coffee a lot stronger than people here in the USA and or Canada.
We do use a dark French roast, that also makes the coffee darker but always mild and never bitter.
Nowadays the famous Dutch +D.E MASTER BLENDERS coffee, since 1753, is widely available in the USA as well.
These I do use as Coffee Cups; demitasse and regular size Coffee Cups. What is your guess? These are more tapered down.
This is WEDGWOOD CREAM COLOR ON CREAM COLOR (PLAIN EDGE). Even Replacements Ltd. does not specify the difference. It names the one to the left footed demitasse and the other footed cup & saucer.
Frontal view of the two cups & saucers.
This again is easier to judge. To the left is a demitasse for coffee and to the right a demitasse for tea. The French Demi Tasse means Half Cup. This is ROSENTHAL SANSSOUCI ROSE-IVORY (GOLD TRIM).
Frontal view of the demitasse Coffee Cup to the left and demitasse Tea Cup to the right. For both I used the demitasse spoons from Gero Zilmeta 528 Menuet.
Again an easy to judge set. To the left is a demitasse Coffee Cup and a regular Coffee Cup and to the right is a regular Tea Cup in MASON'S MANDALAY-CHARTREUSE.
Frontal view of the demitasse Coffee Cup to the left, regular Coffee Cup center and regular Tea Cup to the right. I used a demitasse Gero Zilmeta 528 Menuet spoon for the demi and regular spoons in gold plate for the coffee and tea cups.
This one is again easy to judge. A demitasse Coffee Cup to the left and a demitasse Tea Cup to the right with regular spoons in gold plate. When I mean regular, it is NOT a regular American size spoon but a much smaller European size teaspoon. This is ROYAL ALBERT THE GARDENIA.
Frontal view of demitasse Coffee Cup to the left and demitasse Tea Cup to the right.
Again easy to guess: to the left a regular size Coffee Cup and to the right a regular size Tea Cup. Both with gold plated teaspoons. This is ROYAL ALBERT PRINCESS ANNE (BRUSHED GOLD EDGE).
Frontal view of regular size Coffee Cup to the left and regular size Tea Cup to the right.
Again somewhat difficult to analyze... The one to the left is called an After Dinner Cup and the one in the center a Coffee / Tea cup. The one to the right is named a Breakfast Cup...  Guess we can either pour coffee or tea in them! This is French GIEN ROSE.
Frontal view of those three cups... Here I used two demitasse spoons from ALVIN BRIDAL ROSE and to the right a five o'clock spoon.
Frontal stacked view and clear view of size difference.
Though these are not tapered down I presume that the one to the left is a Coffee Cup and to the right a Tea Cup. This is from POTTERIE DE DRIEHOEK in Huizen, The Netherlands. Spoons are demitasse and teaspoon by Gero Zilmeta 528 Menuet.
Frontal view of this Coffee Cup and Tea Cup.
Here we are facing our final set of in my opinion again a demitasse Coffee Cup to the left and a regular Coffee Cup to the right. I used Alvin Bridal Rose demitasse spoons for both. This is ROYAL DOULTON ENGLISH ROSE.
One last frontal view of a demitasse Coffee Cup to the left and a regular Coffee Cup to the right...
Now you also know what I am using when hosting a High Tea. We have quite a choice on china. Will show you photos from such a High Tea later. My idea is that more people are using Tea Cups than Coffee Cups. What is your take on that? You might be able to reflect on your own stock or maybe heirloom pieces that you got handed down.

Related links:
{My Etiquette Training Interview with WGXA.TV (FOX24/ABC16)} | yesterday's post (from WGXA.TV) by me referring to the cup differences in video
So, What's This About Coffee "Cans," Reggie? | previous post from Blogger Reggie Darling with interesting facts
{Our last Datura Angel's Trumpets and TEA with a Twist} | previous post by me, showing also Japanese tea
Learn from Mariette | Classes being offered on my Zen Cart powered on line business Mariette's Back to Basics
The World in your Teacup | book by Lisa Boalt Richardson


57 comments:

  1. well, i learned something new today. :)

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    1. Dearest Theresa,
      It is funny when comparing these Coffee & Tea habits all over the world. We did notice some differences.
      Hugs to you,
      Mariette

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  2. I specially loved EVERY gorgeous tea and coffee cups!! Funny, I just inquired this to my friend from Lisbon-Portugal, cause she said she only had "coffee sets" and not "tea sets"! Now I know for sure..you see most americans, from north and south, we have big coffee mugs, not demitass, which doesn't mean I don't have them..I DO!! I have a set that my dad gave to my hubby and it's lovely! Thank you for sharing, you're always so interesting dear Mariette!
    FABBY

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    1. Dearest Fabby,
      Guess your Portuguese friend was right. Here we've been served lots of coffee inside thin teacups. Funny how the continents are different. For our Miele dishwasher we can stack two layers of cups; provided they are the European size and not mugs! Mugs take up lots of space inside the cupboard too. Coffee also might cool down too soon if they are very thick and heavy.
      Talking about china; you are the absolute winner for me as you were a china pattern designer and your husband manufactured china for years. But we keep several sets for serving a High Tea/Coffee...
      Hugs to you,
      Mariette

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  3. WOW, you have plenty of different tea and coffee cups ;O)
    Love and hugs
    Claudia

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    1. Dearest Claudia,
      Yes we do and that is mainly because we did host several High Teas and you need a supply of different china sets for doing so.
      Hugs to you,
      Mariette

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  4. Dearest Mariette, I love your collection of cups. They are all so lovely. My favorite is the Gardenia by Royal Albert. Maybe because it's so southern.
    I do believe more people use tea cups and often as coffee cups. I use a mug for my morning coffee and Bob uses a cup and saucer. He prefers a thinner cup.
    I have some beautiful demitasse sets. I guess I should share them.
    I always enjoy your posts, I always learn something and you always have something beautiful to share.
    Love to you,
    Ginger

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    1. Dearest Ginger or should I say; Birthday Girl!
      Oh, we LOVE the Royal Albert Gardenia and it is typical southern indeed.
      I am with Mr. Bob for my breakfast as I don't drink lots of coffee. That makes me too hyper. We do have some kind of tapered mugs though for mid-morning cho-cof; our version of caçao with coffee, thus chocolate coffee.
      In the afternoons we drink tea but from a glass for daily use. Those cups are for company. Yes, I guess all those fine heirloom cups & saucers being in use here in the south are mainly tea cups but are used for coffee. They are always of thinner porcelain, that is one difference that is easily checked, aside from its shape.
      Hugs to you and enjoy your special day!
      Mariette

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  5. Dear Mariette,

    Great post and you have some beautiful sets.
    I have a Hutchenreuther dinner set, Magnolia, with the teacups. My Mother in law is downsizing to a smaller home and she has kindly given me the Coffee set, the pot and the cups are so much smaller and really lovely.

    Wishing you a happy week
    hugs
    Carolyn

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    1. Dearest Carolyn,
      Thanks for the compliment, yes we are set for giving High Teas or Coffee.
      No doubt your Hutschenreuther Magnolia coffee set is elegant and beautiful, as are most German china patterns. Happy week to you as well.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  6. Hello Mariette, What a great variety of cups and spoons for taking coffee and tea. And you haven't even got started on Asian tea cups! I don't think there is always a very sharp dividing line; generally coffee cups are larger. Coincidentally, blogger Reggie Darling recently posted on the difference between tea cups and coffee cans:
    http://reggiedarling.blogspot.tw/2013/02/so-whats-this-about-coffee-cans-reggie.html

    Incidentally, demitasse spoons were one of my first collections--I think I still have them in a box somewhere.
    --Road to Parnasssus

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      We got our variety of cups for hosting several High Teas/Coffees. We do have Asian tea cups too but only a few.
      Thanks for the mention of Reggie Darling's post! I did already add it to my related links.
      We have quite a variety of silver plated demitasse spoons as well.
      Hugs to you,
      Mariette

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  7. Hej Mariëtte. Leuk om te zien. Je haalt prachtige kop en schotels tevoorschijn. Het drinkt een stuk lekkerder uit een mooie kop en schotel. Fijne dag, lieve groet

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    1. Beste Willy,
      Ja een mooie thee of koffie kop met iets lekkers erbij op een gebaks- of canapé bordje dóet het wel! Dit meer voor gezelschap maar ik doe het ook vaker voor ons twee.
      Dat is de nederlandse gezelligheid en wij zijn en blijven koffie en thee drinkers bij uitstek!
      Liefs,
      Mariette

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  8. Liebe Mariette,

    EINFACH PERFEKT!

    In Liebe

    Elisabeth

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    1. Liebe Elisabeth,
      Bin so froh das mein Server es zulässt mal zu reagieren...
      Danke für dein Kompliment, könnten wir nur eine Tasse zusammen geniessen!
      Lieber Gruss wie immer,
      Mariette

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  9. hello
    vraiment toutes belles ces tasses de thé
    ma préférence va bien sur là ou il y a des roses
    bonne journée, devant un thé bien chaud
    tendresse
    edith

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    1. Cher Edith,
      Ah oui, il sont aussi des roses Gien de la France. Les autres avec les roses sont d'Angleterre.
      Nous deux avons prendré un thé chaud tous les après-midi! À nouveau mon dos est heureux très bien. Je peux dormir bien après trois nuits de mauvais...
      Cordialement,
      Mariette

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  10. Good Morning Mariette, You have a beautiful collection of cups and saucers, my favourite is Mason's Mandalay - Chartreuse....very pretty.
    My mother, Phyllis and my mother-in-law, Sadie, still enjoy their cups of tea in fine bone china cups and saucers, you would never see them drinking from a mug, and they always, always, make their tea in a teapot.
    Thank you for such an interesting post.
    Have a lovely day today,
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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    1. Dearest Daphne,
      Those Mason's Mandalay Chartreuse are very pretty and I do have more pieces in that set; it is a favorite! Pieter got his first tea cups & saucers as a gift from a British friend. They are very special to us and over the years I've added to them.
      Of course being British you certainly came from a line that knew how to prepare a proper tea. With most of these shown sets I actually do have a matching tea pot; or two... But for the two of us, we often use only the bag per glass for daily use. These cups are more for company and than it's being poured from a teapot!
      Hugs to you,
      Mariette

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  11. Hello my dear friend Mariette,
    As always your post is very interesting. You have such a wonderful variety of cups and saucers. I did't know the difference between a tea and coffee cup, we have both, and we use them to drink tea, since we don't drink coffee, but most of the time we use mugs for our tea, which I don't mind since they are bigger and I love tea :-)
    Thanks for sharing this, have a wonderful day my friend,
    Send you a big hug, lots of love
    Laura

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    1. Dearest Laura,
      It is interesting to see the uses of cups for different countries and continents. Most of my cups & saucers are either English, French or German. Sure for daily use at home one can easily use a mug and warm our hands on it. At least that's what I love to do; holding it into my hands.
      Tea we drink daily from a tea glass, thin and the tea stays hotter in it than probably in a thick mug.
      We have this variety for hosting our High Tea/Coffee for a crowd of 12.
      Hugs to you,
      Mariette

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  12. Liebe Mariette,
    es ist schon eine Kunst, die vielen Arten auseinander zu halten.
    Noch schlimmer ist es bei den Gläsern.
    Du hast es uns aber wieder einmal anschaulich gezeigt.
    Liebe Grüße vom Neckarstrand schickt
    Irmi

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    1. Liebe Irmi,
      Es ist nicht so schwierig es zu erkennen wenn man ein Par Leitlinien kennt.
      Danke für deine Besuche und es wäre schöne wenn wir mal über eine Tasse Kaffee oder Tee plaudern konnten...
      Lieber Gruss,
      Mariette

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  13. You have a beautiful collection of cups and saucers Mariette! I usually just grab a mug for my tea but I plan on getting a "proper" tea cup and saucer one of these days:) Thanks for educating us on this, it's so interesting to know!

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    1. Dearest Victoria,
      Oh our collection of cups & saucers is for using for our High Tea/Coffee that we serve. You can see it on my website too.
      Enjoy your hot cup of tea; however way you drink it daily!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  14. What a beautiful collection of cups. I did not realize that you could serve coffee in a cup as well. I also did not know the difference between the two kinds of cups. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Dearest Munir,
      Oh, for the different continents there are quite a variety of cups or bowls to serve coffee and tea in. Or being called coffee cans as in one of my related link, written by another blogger. Interesting world and tea is certainly having a big come back! Loved the Indian tea with milk while working in India. Our friend Jyoti makes us a lovely Chai each time we visit. I savour that.
      Hugs to you,
      Mariette

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  15. I have Italian ones...per caffe' espresso

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    1. Dearest Daniela,
      That is quite understandable for you; being from Italy! I do have an espresso set as well. While working and living in Italy we drank a lot of caffè espresso; it helped my mind for studying Italian!
      Hugs to you,
      Mariette

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  16. Lieve Mariette,

    Jij kan voor de dag komen met je prachtige kop en schotels voor koffie en thee,
    een lust voor het oog....stuk voor stuk!!!

    Ik heb ze ook in vele soorten en maten voor dames en heren van oud tot nieuw van porselein tot aardewerk.

    Drink ook graag mijn thee uit dunne kopjes,de Portugese bica uit kleine antieke kopjes die ik lang geleden eens kreeg van een lieve dame die jaren in Portugal woonden,maar drink ook graag mijn koffie uit een grote kop op de manier zoals mijn oma de koffie presenteerde,beetje sterke koffie en opgieten met kokende melk erbij,zwarte koffie uit een Frans boerenkommetje ''slurpt'' ook zó heerlijk weg.
    Zoals mijn oude buurvrouw in vroeger tijden haar koffie dronk dat zal ik maar niet doen in gezelschap,zij schonk de hete koffie uit het kopje op het schoteltje en dronk het met bijna gesloten ogen van het schoteltje......maar dat ze genoot weet ik zeker;-)

    Lieve groet,
    Ger

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    1. Lieve Ger,
      Prachtige verhalen maar dit geeft zo mooi weer dat een kopje koffie of thee een heerlijk cultureel genot betekende. Een van de links, die van Reggie Darling, onder mijn post, toont ook oorloze kopjes met diepe schoteltjes dus dan weten we het wel!
      Lieve groetjes,
      Mariette

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  17. What a beautiful collection of china. My British grandmum would have loved the teacups. I inherited her favorite tea service.

    My French grand-mère would have loved the demi-tasse cups for coffee.

    Every morning, I use the typical French bowl for café au lait, except that I drink tea in it with warm milk. I suppose I am a hybrid.

    My preference among your selections was the Royal Albert Gardenia. Gorgeous!

    Warm hugs, M-T

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    1. Dearest Marie-Thérèse,
      Thanks for your visit and comment. It means a lot from a person like you. Funny how we indeed become very much a replica of our grand-mères. In our work as micro biologists we always analyzed genetics in such way as not to look at the parents but skip one generation; meaning the grandparents indeed!
      Hugs to you,
      Mariette

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  18. Cuantas y que variadas!!! Una coleccion muy bonita!!!
    Besos!!
    Veronica

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    1. Querida Véronica,
      Gracias, esta es mi colección privada de china. Así que muchas personas no saben en qué copa para verter el café o el té...
      Abrazo,
      Mariette

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  19. They are all so beautiful, Mariette! I love the floral patterns, but I also love the cream with the raised pattern. I'm not much of a tea drinker but I am always drawn to them.

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    1. Dearest Kathy,
      Oh, all these china patterns I did fall in love with and it depends on the season, with which flowers I pair them etc.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  20. OLá

    Que bonito post muito interessante, obrigada por compartilhar essas informações eu não sabia e adoro aprender coisas novas.

    Manuela

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    1. Querida Manuela,
      A maioria das pessoas não tem uma idéia de quais copos usar para quê, mas talvez isto é útil.
      Abraços,
      Mariette

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  21. Goodness, you have quite a collection of beautiful tea and coffee cups. I actually would have thought the larger cups would be for coffee since I think of tea drinking as a more dainty affair. Looks like I was wrong. Very interesting information. :) Tammy

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    1. Dearest Tammy,
      We sure have and it depends often with which flowers I can team them up. Roses in the color or daffodils with the green...
      It is quite interesting to learn about the different cup uses.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  22. Dearest Mariette I'm swooning over your lovely collection of china (and I'm certain - this is but just a small sampling). I loved your post - it was fun and informative. I think you are correct many people are use teacups as coffee cups. Thank you for bring a smile to my face. hugs and blessings, C. (HHL)

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    1. Dearest Celia,
      Well, the truth is that these are all my china patterns... Some are only a coffee or tea service and others are a complete set for dinner as well.
      Most often we get coffee served in tea cups but unknowingly by the hostess!
      Hugs and love to you,
      Mariette

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  23. Dearest Mariette,
    SO sorry about my belated comment here, my friend.
    I DID enjoyed your GORGEOUS collection of your coffee cups and tea cups. Wow, we cannot judge the difference just from the size. I never heard of a demitasse Coffee Cup.
    Thank you very much for sharing these pictures and I am grateful for you learning new ting☆☆☆

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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    1. Dearest Miyako,
      Talking about belated comments... I never understood why I not all replied to?
      But here I finish the row today.
      The china pieces from the East are so much different again from the Western world. It looks rather complicated for you I guess. But rest assured, not that many do know the different uses.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  24. I love finding out about those little but yet very important things to know! Thank you for this one. :) Also, I removed my blog list for a while, my blog is often changing now that I am trying to get the desing that I want. Since I follow tons of blogs via Google Friend Connect, the only way to reach you (and other bloggers I share friendship-contacts with) is by clicking on your blogger profile. I know this post is from April but I also know that you post on a daily basis and I like to compensate what I've sort of missed rather than checking in every day. Now it seems like reading a magazine. :)

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    1. Dearest Bela,
      Thank you so much for your kind and meaningful comment.
      Wishing you well, always.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  25. Firstly, it's a great pleasure to see all of the beautifully patterned cups.
    I never thought of it there with "demitasse" we just call them "after-dinner cup"

    Have a nice weekend!

    Hugs to you
    Kajsa

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    1. Dearest Kajsa,
      Oh there are so many different cup uses and believe me, not many do know their true purpose.
      Hugs to you and happy weekend.
      Mariette

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  26. Olá! Que bela colecção de chávenas! Em Portugal, usamos chávenas especificas para café, e chávenas especificas para chá! estas são normalmente maiores do que as do café... Um abraço de Portugal! Manuela ( cemmanias.blogspot.com)

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    1. Dearest Manuela,
      That is correct, teacups are the larger ones and they are wider at the rim.
      Hugs from Georgia and happy weekend!
      Mariette

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  28. °º♫♬° ·.
    Super lindas mas prefiro as florais.

    ░B░O░M░ ░F░I░M░ ░D░E░

    ░S░E░M░A░N░A░!!!

    °º♫♬° ·.
    Beijinhos do Brasil
    °º♫♬° ·.

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    1. Dearest Inês,
      Thank you and yes, I too love the ones with the rose blossoms very much!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  29. Dear Mariette, you referred me to this post when I had shared a teacup I found recently, but I see now that it really is a coffee cup. Actually, a demi-tasse. This post was very informative. Now I know that the cups that came with my wedding china are most certainly meant for coffee. And it was so fun to see you "live in person" on the TV news show! I love that you teach etiquette, so needed in today's world! (and yes, best taught at home.) xo, Deborah

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    1. Dearest Deborah,
      Thank you for taking the time to visit and for your kind words. So glad that it was informative. Just letting you know that this is post about the difference between coffee & tea cups has had my highest number of pageviews ever! It truly is # 1 with 5076 views at present...
      Enjoy your weekend and your tea/coffee or whatever you serve in your lovely china!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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