Saturday, January 12, 2013
The Fortune Teller's Cup
I wanted to share with you the treasure I had the "good fortune" (teehee) to find at the antique mall yesterday. I had done some shopping there before Christmas and had already bought myself a little present which I told you about here. On that visit, I saw this wonderful fortune teller's teacup and saucer and wanted it, but I told myself I just couldn't afford it. Well, I have been thinking of it ever since, and yesterday I decided to pop in just to see if it was still there and it was! Yay!!
Apparently, tasseomancy, a divination or fortune-telling method that interprets the patterns left in the sediment at the bottom of the cup, was once a very popular pastime. You can still buy books on the subject. I don't think I will be trying to tell the future at the bottom of every cup, but I admit it will be tempting! For now though, I think I will just be enjoying its quirky prettiness. As a matter of fact, I think it's about time for a cuppa! Won't you join me?