Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Glasses, Cups, Saucers

Glasses, Cups & Saucers

This week Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge has the theme of glasses, cups and saucers. A lot of my favourite china and glassware is packed away at present but here are some I’d like to share with you.

This glass was given to me by my friends at the Op Shop at my 60th birthday dinner last month.

Glass given to me by my friends at the Op Shop for my birthday.
Glass given to me by my friends at the Op Shop for my birthday.

I bought these mugs a few months ago to replace ones I’d sent to the Op Shop. Life is too short to use mugs you don’t like.

An old Victorian Railways saucer.
An old Victorian Railways saucer.

David and I used to have quite a nice collection of old china and glassware from the railways. Unfortunately our old cat Jake jumped on a shelf and broke about half of it. I bought this saucer recently to replace one of the lost ones. Now to find a cup to match. The china mug has a picture of a British steam locomotive hand painted on it. We would occasionally use it for soup or hot chocolate but not often for fear of damaging it.

A souvenir mug from England.

This china is part of a dinner set that I bought in the 1990s, It is not old or valuable but it is pretty and I like to use it on special occasions.

Cup and saucer
Cup and saucer


I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.


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