Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Martha and Terri's TEA CUP TUESDAY!

The back of today's featured tea cup  on Writing Straight from the Heart reads, simply, "By Ganz."

The cup and saucer do not appear to be of any antique value. However, the deep burgundy roses displayed on both the cup and saucer are quite enchanting, especially to a person who loves roses.  So, the value of this cup and saucer is simply in enjoying it!

Because my mind is forever curious, I tried to research the "Ganz" name. The only company I came across with that name was established in Canada in 1950 by Samuel Ganz and his two sons.  The company is still going strong, with corporate headquarters in Toronto. It's  now run by a grandson, according to information written on the company.

There are offices of Ganz in several U.S. cities as well as in Hong Kong and Shanghai.

The company makes gift ware, garden decor, and toys, including Websinz (plush stuffed animals.)

If the Canadian Ganz Company made today's featured tea cup, they definitely created a pretty one!  One feature of it that I absolutely love, besides the roses, is the odd-shaped saucer.  It's very different and unique.

By the way, I found my treasure in a Goodwill Store near Albany, N.Y. and paid $4.99 for it. (Worth every penny, in my book!)

Please stop over at Martha's, http://www.marthasfavorites.com/and Terri's http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com/.  If you love tea cups, and sweet blogger friends, you are in for a treat!


Jan Cline said...

I love burgundy roses and this cup is beautiful!

Karen Lange said...

So pretty, Susan! I feel as though I am almost there:)
Blessings to you,

Linda said...

Susan that is a beautiful cup and saucer. I love the bold colors but it is still feminine and very elegant! One of my favorites I've seen.

BECKY said...

Susan, that HAS to be the most beautiful cup and saucer I've ever seen!! Gorgeous! And how wonderful to find it at Goodwill and at such a low price! Congrats to you! (this also reminds me that I did take a couple of photos of cups and saucers to enter....guess I better get them posted!)

T's Daily Treasures said...

Wow! That teacup and saucer are so striking! The color so brilliant. And the design of the saucer is fabulous. Have a terrific Tuesday! Blessings, Tammy

Carolyn said...

Hi Susan,
Very pretty and unique teacup! You never know what treasures await at a thrift shop.
Thank you for your kind words again.To answer your question on our garden tours-we do have several tours from Japan starting in early June where a bus pulls in and anywhere from 18 to 40 people get off for a 2 hour stop with either tea and dessert or cookies and lemonade and sometimes a house tour as well as garden tour.We have had cruise ship tours and sometimes bus tours from the U.S. I enjoy doing the tours and then I enjoy some lazy days too!
Take care,

Dianne said...

That has to be the coolest saucer I've ever seen! They are both absolutely gorgeous! Love the color of the roses...

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Excellent price! Ooh, I love the curvy saucer. I haven't seen many using that form.

Susan :)

Susan said...

Hello Dear Blogger Friends....How wonderful to see you came to visit while I was out! Thank you , thank you all for your sweet comments. I appreciate every single one! Take care! Have a good Wednesday now! Sincerely, Susan

Chatty Crone said...

I love those deep burgundy roses too - elegant.
And such a great deal. The saucer with the irregular rim with gold - nice.


Anonymous said...

Hi susan...
another pretty cup...!
i'm only 1.5 hrs away from Toronto!

thanks for stopping in!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Susan said...

Hi Sandie! Hi Carmelina! So glad you came to visit. Come back soon, okay? I hope you both will, anyway. Sincerely, Susan

Andrea said...

That is gorgeous! I love roses and the color is exceptional!!

Victorian1885 said...

Hello Susan..thank you for visiting my new Blog!Your tea cup is lovely..take care.


Terri said...

HI Susan, Your Ganz tea cup is beautiful. I love the bold colors of the roses. Interesting info about the company too. Thank you for sharing with us today for Tea Cup Tuesday. I have enjoyed my visit.
(love the chandelier!)

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I just have to tell you, I going on Ebay to try to find Ganz tea cups. Yours is stunning. Thank you so much for sharing it. I hope you will join us next week. I can't wait to see what you will share next. Blessings, Martha

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Goodness! I just love the color of the roses on this lovely tea cup! And the shape.... it looks frilly and lacy!! My heart skipped a beat when I saw this beauty!!

Susan said...

Dear Andrea, Wanda, Terri, Martha, and Debbie! SOOOOOO happy you all came by. Loved your visits and comments on the Ganz cup. Thanks so much! Sincerely, Susan

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