I love teacups, and have many decorative teacups around my home. I love looking at the delicate Bone China and the beautiful roses and designs. But to tell you the truth, trying to drink a cup of tea out of them is very frustrating. Generally you don't get much more than 4 or 5 sips, and the tea is gone, because though they are definitely beautiful, they just don't hold all that much.
So I found a great solution. At TJ Maxx I discovered a very large Bone China Teacup (that actually looks like a small soup bowl.) It's called English Rose by Roy Kirkham. The design is light and dark large pink roses with stems and greenery. It is simply beautiful, and yet it holds a nice large cup of tea. The price was terrific at $7.99 for bone china! TJ Maxx really has great bargains.
So I am sitting in front of my computer typing away on reviews, and enjoying a REAL cup of tea. It would also be great for soup. I'm a romantic and love to eat and drink from beautiful china. (I'm the type that lights candles when no one else is home!) But it's just part of enjoying everything in life, and why not?)