Reviewed by Jan at Jewelry 4 Change
By Joyce Wilkins
Publisher: Deep River Books (Nov 2011)
Hardcover, 222 pgs
List Price: $16.99 US
TeaCup Art... and Reflections is what I would call a 'coffee table book.' The stunning photography of teacups arranged in artistic scenes, printed on high quality paper is something I would leave out to look at over and over again, rather than hide on my bookshelf.
When the book arrived in the mail I opened the package and began to thumb through it, thinking I'd pick it up later for a thorough read. That didn't happen... I simply couldn't put it down until I'd read it cover to cover.
Ms. Wilkins has made each of the very unique teacups come to life by placing them in appropriate settings and including a brief story of each cup. I was fascinated by the cups from other countries and the explanation of their symbols and designs.
Some of the pages include humorous stories about how the author acquired the cup. Teacups make me think of quiet afternoons spent with friends. Tea Cup Art and Reflections would make a lovely gift for friends who enjoy art, tea, or photography. It would also be a nice addition to any waiting room.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from Bring It On Communications to help facilitate the writing of a frank and honest review. A positive review was not guaranteed, and no monetary compensation was received. All opinions are my own.