English Style Teacup Competition!! Prizes!!


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English Style Teacup Competition!! Prizes!!

Postby Victoria » Nov 7th, '08, 01:13

Come join us in our first ever English Style Teacup Competition!! We know you have lovely teacups out there, now is your chance to show them off!!

Adagio our forum host has graciously agreed to grant Gift Certificates to the winning entries!! The Black Tea Forum is hopping and Adagio has just added FOUR new black teas to their lineup, the timing couldn't be better! Use your winning gift certificate to try out some of the new Adagio teas or replenish your favorites!

Prizes:
First Place = $25.00 Adagio Gift Certificate
Second Place = $15.00 Adagio Gift Certificate
Third Place = $5.00 Adagio Gift Certificate
Most Unusual Cup = $5.00 Adagio Gift Certificate

Eligibility:
You must be a member of TeaChat for at least one month and have at least 15 posts.

Rules:
You must own the cup
The cup need not be made in England - just of the English style, i.e. it must have a handle and a saucer.
Pictures should be uploaded in a uniform size with 640 x 480 being the maximum size.

Details:
Pictures will be uploaded here in posts. We will try to keep things even by setting the maximum size of 640 x 480. Post entries will be accepted up until 12:00 noon, Saturday the 15th.

After the deadline I will be adding a poll for the voting process!

You may submit up to 3 cups for consideration, in the first round, however, only one cup per person will be allowed in the finals.

Voting will be open to all members of TeaChat.
Let the posting begin!!!
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Postby Carnelian » Nov 7th, '08, 01:33

My entry:
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It was my very first ebay purchase, a carnelian colored cup with lovely flowery details, made in japan.
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Postby Victoria » Nov 7th, '08, 01:35

Lovely and unique!!!
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Postby Pentox » Nov 7th, '08, 02:29

Out of curiosity, what's the selection criteria?
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Postby geeber1 » Nov 7th, '08, 02:35

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The ever-classy Snuffy enjoying his afternoon tea. (The cup does have a handle, it's on the other side.)

We inherited this Johnson Brothers set from my grandmother-in-law several years ago. She collected the china through bonuses offered by the local hardware store in the 1940s. The floral pattern on the saucer is also inside the cup.

(I'm sure this isn't a winner, but he's so cute! :))
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Postby Trey Winston » Nov 7th, '08, 08:05

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Yes, I know what you're thinking: "Sirrah, 'tis absurd. A cup of the English variety, containing what looks suspiciously like sencha? And a teaspoon, presumably for stirring said brew? We think not. 'Tis absurd, impossible, and surely illegal. And dude, take a photography course already."

Good points. But I have my reasons for this setup.
The cup is an heirloom of indeterminate age, and I kind of like its blue-white scheme. On the bottom it says "Made in Japan", so the sencha thing is not entirely unjustified to my confused mind. Also, I have no black tea right now. And also, the saucer and cup have matching golden rims, which is never wrong.
The silver teaspoon (it is strictly speaking a c*ffee spoon) is of a locally popular design that was for many decades manufactured by a branch of my family.
I rest my case.
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Postby Victoria » Nov 7th, '08, 11:25

Pentox wrote:Out of curiosity, what's the selection criteria?

This is just a fun way to show off some of the English teacups we have, as it was mentioned that English style cups don't get much exposure in the show-off thread, I thought this might be a fun way to correct that and encourage people to post their wares! It's all on looks, which ever one appeals to you most. Since this is the first time we have done this if we need to define any criteria along the way, I'm sure it will work out as it progresses.
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Postby Victoria » Nov 7th, '08, 11:42

Nice move Geeber, adding a cute bunny, going for the animal vote!
Hummmm now where can I find a baby Panda?

Very nice Trey! Love the history and that spoon is just beautiful.
I've never heard of a c*ffee spoon, and I'm glad our profanity
filter caught that one!
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Postby Shelob » Nov 7th, '08, 14:14

Great Contest, I luv it!!! I won't be involved, none of my heirloom English teacups are here w/me at Mom's..this despite the fact that I don't know how to post pics :oops: I will work on that when I get back home.

Anyway, so I will get to enjoy the cups of others and maybe we will have another contest at a lator date? I hope so. Thanks to Adagio for supplying the gift certificates for this FUN contest.
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Postby Geekgirl » Nov 7th, '08, 15:11

12:00pm PST?

I'll try and put something up. I have a gorgeous cup here at the office that I need to get home and photographed. :)

Can I post a photo that I took awhile ago?
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Postby Trey Winston » Nov 7th, '08, 15:51

Victoria wrote:
Very nice Trey! Love the history and that spoon is just beautiful.
I've never heard of a c*ffee spoon, and I'm glad our profanity
filter caught that one!


Thanks. My filter is very finely tuned to catch the important stuff. A c*ffee spoon is like a teaspoon, only slightly larger and less pointy.

Great idea for a competition. It's so rare that I get to show off my teaware, which is possibly because I don't actually have any.
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Postby Victoria » Nov 7th, '08, 16:23

GeekgirlUnveiled wrote:12:00pm PST?

I'll try and put something up. I have a gorgeous cup here at the office that I need to get home and photographed. :)

Can I post a photo that I took awhile ago?


Ha!! I didn't think of that - sure PST!! Yes old photos are fine!! And it's a week from this Saturday, not tomorrow.
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Postby fencerdenoctum » Nov 7th, '08, 16:35

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A German Flow blue cup. One of my favorites.

Here is a better picture of the saucer, as well as the moustache guard!

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The Tea Sipping Swordsman,
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Postby Victoria » Nov 7th, '08, 16:49

Nice Fence!! And "unique" as well!!
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Postby edkrueger » Nov 7th, '08, 18:08

Coffee. Just checking to see if there really was a filter. :twisted:
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