Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A Simple Little blueberry tea





Today I am having a simple tea party featuring some blueberry flavored tea and some blue berry scones!  Blueberries always make me think of Maine where we lived for many years.  I particularly love the wild blueberries though they are hard to find in other places.  High bush blueberries have to suffice.





 I chose this pretty little handpainted Colclough cup and saucer because of the pretty blue flowers.
  
Here is a close up.....

 And here is the mark.




To hold the scones I have this wonderful glass compote with handpainted flowers on the edge.  I really treasure this and it will NEVER see the inside of my shop.



IT was very hard to photograph but here are three pictures of it.  



 This is the closeup of the painting on the border.  It is so dainty.  I love it.
 

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Looking for tea cups at the flea market

I was at our favorite flea market looking for things for my antique shop.   I found some but ended up not buying a single one.  I did however take a lot of pictures.  The following three pictures are of the cups and saucers I saw, that were worth showing.





I have, from time to time found dinnerware sets that featured the lords and ladies.  I have seen them called by different names as well.  And they were made by different manufacturers.   I knew so was not surprised to see all of these available at one table... each one a bit different.  But I imagine you could use all the different ones together without much trouble.


And of course while I was at the flea market I took some pictures for "inspiration."  The next two pictures are of ideas for way to decorate with old stuff...... I thought I would share them with you.



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Monday, July 28, 2014

Tea Cups and Wild Animals

This week on Tea Cup Tuesday I am doing something a bit different.  As you all must know by now I run an antique and collectible shop.  One of the big sellers is Tea Cups and other tea related things.  I have a LOT because I buy for myself too.  I have too many to count in my personal collection but a lot more in the shop.

So I thought I would share a few today.  I have been pretty busy lately and decided I wouldn't be able to do a tea party justice.  So this is what I am sharing this week.




 This is a pretty display shelf.  I did have two filled but sold the other one so this is the only  one I have  left.


My husband made this black show case for me.  I use to carry it to shows... so it folds up.  Now it just sits on a shelf and is brimming with tea cups, saucers, creamers and what have you.



These cups and saucers are Fire King.  I bought them from an Amish Lady who said she remembered her mother getting them in cereal boxes.  A similar set with the roses was shown on a tea party last week.

So there you have a lot of the cups and saucers from my shop but by no means all.

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We have also had a busy week in our yard................................
Lots of wild visitors.  Our house backs up on to some woods and fields beyond and you never know what critters will pass by.

Here is a Wild Turkey at the Base of the Bird Feeder.
And next we had a raccoon visiting up by the shed.
And finally some deer.  The mom and her two little ones following her every where.  They did a lot of jumping and running.  Just having youthful fun I imagine.  We have a number of apple trees on the property and now that the baby apples have started to appear they show up for some treats.






In the past we have had Bears visit too but don't have any current (thankfully) pictures of them.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

A cottage tea party

This week I thought I would feature a couple of tea things that are decorated with cottages.  I have a collection of cottages including a number of David Winter cottages.  So since I love those it was natural to find and purchase some tea things featuring cottages.  So this week here are a couple.

I decided to make my usual favorite Earl Gray and get some pretty little cupcakes from the bakery.

This teacup and saucer are from Royal Albert.... always a favorite of mine.
I love the details of the cottages on this set.


And here is the mark.  There is no name included.

     The teapot is from Arthur Wood and Son and featured a pretty little thatched roof cottage.


 And here is the pretty little plate I chose to hold the cupcakes.  It is also Royal Albert and is called Minuet.   So delicate looking.








And finally today I wanted to show off the vintage tea cozy I bought quite a while ago because it had my initial on it.   Ok, so I probably would have bought it no matter the initial.  I really like it.



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Monday, July 14, 2014

Teacup Tuesday

In my May26th post  I showed this picture of a new favorite hanger plant...  Lofos. 
Well here we are, a little over a month later, and look at it now.  It will soon take over my yard.... LOL
 And here is a Wild Turkey that came to visit our bird feeders a week or so ago.  She is huge.  I was so far away I didn't get as good a picture as I wanted.
We have been away from home this past week at a Bluegrass Festival.  I may talk about our week in another post.  But while I didn't prepare a tea party for you I found a few tea things at a flea market I attended during our trip to the festival.
      I did not buy any of these but thought they were pretty.  Actually I already have almost a full set of the red transfer ware...  English Scenes.  But took the picture anyway.  I know there are several participants in  Tea Cup Tuesday that often feature this and similar patterns.  The two in the back look to be smaller and a bit different.  I forgot to check the marks.  I only did it for the front one. (That is the one like I have several of.)

 and here is the mark.  I thought it was interesting that it was made for a store in Philadelphia. 
 Since I live in Pennsylvania this makes good sense.


Here is pretty tea cup from Tuscan Fine English Bone China.  I liked the delicate design.  

Here is the Tuscan Mark.

And finally I saw these plates and of course immediately though of Sandi from Rose Chintz Cottage.   I thought she would enjoy seeing them.


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Monday, July 7, 2014

Another summer tea party

  Another lovely summer day in which to have tea out on my deck.



I have included my citronella plant to keep the mosquitoes at bay.
  
 Some brownies on a pretty little "cottage" plate from H and K Tunstall.


And a sweet little creamer.


The tea cup is a very different looking one from Adderley.  I had not seen this one before but I like it.




And here is a look at one of the New Guinea Impatiens I have at the end of my deck.   I love how much cheer it brings to the space!


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