I've always enjoyed looking at the nice tea sets that appear in magazines. They seem to give the magical touch to any gathering, accompanied by a delicious cake, fresh flowers and crisp cotton napkins. I love the sound of the tea cup landing on the saucer and the conversation that can develop around an aromatic cup of tea. The tea cup itself represents part of our social history, which I find fascinating. I started collecting tea cups in July 2009 after finding a beautiful tea set from 1950. Since then, I've become very passionate about it and I'm always on the hunt for more treasures. I have also received lovely tea cups from friends.