Monday, May 9, 2016

A pretty tea pot arrangement


Just a quick post today.  This is the flower arrangement I received for Mother's Day.  It is a LOT of pretty flowers in a TEAPOT.   My daughter said she was looking at various Mother's Day arrangements and as soon as she saw the teapot she knew it was the right one.  I certainly think so!

It is a little hard to tell from pictures.  I took a couple more so you can see a bit more.  The first shows the "top" that is sitting on the back and the second is the spout.  This is one arrangement that will turn into a lovely gift when it is gone by.


I hope you enjoyed this quick look...........

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Monday, May 2, 2016

A simple tea party for one

I am not ready to head out to the garden just yet as it has been raining off and on for the past two weeks  and promises to do the same this coming week.  But today's tea would be very good for tea outside IF I could go there without getting wet.... LOL
Here is a picture I took this morning of one of my flower beds, it desperately needs tending to, (weeding) but must wait until the rain and drizzle stops. I am a bit embarrassed to show it but I hope it explains my dilemma.




So I am having just a simple tea today....................
                                                                                                                                                        
My tea party today is made up of things that you could put on a tray and take anywhere.  Out on the deck, out in the yard or just onto the dining room table.  To me it doesn't matter "where" you have tea. Just that you have it!



Sometimes it is nice to just have a simple tea, with a few tiny cupcakes to add some sweetness.

Today I have chosen a Royal Albert flower Cup and Saucer.  Don't know the name but it is so pretty.





And here is the mark

Next I used this pretty Paragon plate to hold the dainty little cupcakes....
 and the mark.....
To add to the tea table I have added this tea bag holder
 And some Earl Gray Tea........ Always my favorite...........

And I found this cute little trinket holder to add to the fun.  Although she was made to hold trinkets I don't see why she couldn't have a bit of sugar since this is really just a tea for one..........






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Monday, April 25, 2016

Sharing a special tea set (or is it coffee?)



Spring is definitely here.  The weather varies from day to day as the season makes its transition.  In the past week we have a couple of days of rain, some cool temps and some warm days.
Everything is getting greener and tiny leaves are showing up on all the trees.  I do love this time of year!  It is like we get a fresh start.

Today I am sharing a special set of Polish Porcelain pottery I found at a flea market a while back.  I almost didn't buy it but quickly changed my mind when I realized how much it looked my very favorite china, Royal Albert's Country Roses.




At first I had only wanted to take a picture of it to put on my blog but the more I thought about it the more I knew I needed to get it for myself.  And of course you know I did!

I realized, after I bought it, that it probably was a coffee set since the pot was a "coffee pot" style, not a teapot.... and since the cups were so small, perhaps it was for "demitasse."  And after checking around the internet I determined it is definitely a coffee pot and demitasse cups and saucers. But what ever it is, I like it and I now own it!!!  (LOL)   The cups could be used at a child's tea party since they are small.
 Here is the set all together in the hutch...........

And below are closeups of the various pieces...... starting with the cup and saucer
Creamer
Sugar
Teapot or Coffee Pot

Here is the mark.



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Monday, April 18, 2016

Third week in April



Since we are well into spring now  there are pretty little wild violets sprouting up in my yard.  Even after mowing you can still them.  Since I love violets and have been enjoying them I thought I would feature them here on Tea Cup Tuesday.  
This is another one of the Cup and Saucer sets I found at the flea market a couple of weeks ago.  Didn't buy it but did take pics.
 Sorry about that shadow.  I just couldn't get a decent picture in that view but I wanted you to see the shape.
 In this picture you can see the side better.

 And finally the mark.  It is Old Royal Bone China made in England.  A search of the internet didn't give me any specific info.  Perhaps one of you reading this will know.


And finally, here is a pretty little Violet tea set.  I was snapping pictures so fast I totally forgot to check out the mark.  It is a very dainty sized set.  The china itself is pretty sturdy though.

So, I hope you have enjoyed all the pretty violets.


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Monday, April 11, 2016

2nd full week of April


For this tea cup Tuesday I am sharing pictures of some tea cups and saucers that I saw at a Flea Market some time ago.  Because I can't buy every single cup and saucer I find I do at least like to take pictures to remember them by.
The cups and saucers for this week are ones I found all at one table.  
 This first set is a hand painted beauty.  It's mark says that it is from Occupied Japan.  If you want to know more about occupied Japan and what it means check out these sites.
  http://www.occupiedjapan.net/
  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occupation_of_Japan



Another interesting cup and saucer set is this one.  It is apparently one from Avon collectibles.  Unfortunately according to the mark on the bottom it is not useable for drinking tea, just for putting on a shelf and looking at it.



Here is a nice Royal Albert cup and saucer.  RA will always be my favorite bone china maker!  This one must have been older... it doesn't have the name of the pattern on it.  I think it is awfully pretty!


And finally here is a little, probably demitasse type, cup.  It was made in Japan.  
I have never seen the mark before. But the cup is very pretty.  I tried to find out about this type of china but never did.  Maybe someone else out there knows something about it.


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Monday, April 4, 2016

A Springtime Tea

 The Calendar says it is spring.  But there are still some flurries in the forecast.  Each time the season changes it seems hard for it to take full control. So patience is necessary.  Meanwhile though the yard is beginning to look like it needs mowing.  That is a GOOD sign.

The following is a springtime tea I set up last year.  I decided I should share it again because I really liked it and I know many of you probably haven't seen it.   

The tea set itself is a pretty glass set of teapot, sugar and creamer. 


 This teapot is special because it includes the infuser for the loose tea...............................


I decided to use the pretty little hand painted Nippon plate for my sweets. 

And this Colclough hand painted cup and saucer.

 And finally, here is closeup my garden journal.  I like to fill it up to refer back to each year.

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