Monday, February 2, 2015

Suddenly it is February




Wasn't January a fast moving month? Even with the all the snow slowing things down a bit it still moved along awfully fast.

 (Before I start with  today's post I want to say that for some reason I am unable to reply to any of your comments directly on my blog. I know of number of you can and apparently there are ways however,  short of closing out this account and starting over I have tried all the tricks I could find on google help and nothing changed anything.  So I just want you to know that if I can I will keep trying to figure it out.  I know others can do it but I can't.  If I can ever figure it out I will start doing it.  I feel bad that I can't but so far.........  no............)

Back to why I am here................

Suddenly it is February.   This can be a Romantic month with Valentines Day in the middle and for Valentines Day I hope to have something fun and romantic.  But for this week I will change pace a bit.  I am showing you a small tea set that I recently purchased for my shop.  It is bigger than a child's set but smaller than normal.  Don't know quite how you would classify it.


I love this big tray to use for serving at parties.  It holds a lot including this time, the cup and saucer sets, some tea tag holders, sugar and creamer and even some tiny vases for each place.
      The cup and also sugar and creamer have these petty little colonial dancers holding court.

            And here is the mark.  You probably aren't surprised that they are Japanese made.

I am not at all sure what this little item was supposed to be, perhaps a salt.  But I decided it would nicely serve as a tea bag holder.  There is no mark on the bottom of them.

And finally here are 4 tiny vases.  I thought if I wanted I could add a little name card with each to put by each place.  They are only a couple of inches tall but I think they are so cute.  They say "occupied Japan" on the bottoms.

                                                 I hope you have enjoyed this week's post.


Here are the tea parties I will be joining this week.  Hope you will visit them too.

Remember, these may not be available every week so check to be sure.

17 comments:

Margie said...

How cute!

Kim said...

Such a lovely tray displaying your china pretties, Beth. The dancing couple china is very sweet. Love those tiny vases...just perfect for a sprig or two of pretty flowers.

Beth said...

That is a lovely tea set, Beth. Love the dancing couple. My mom collects occupied Japan figurines. Have a great week!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I love china which has romantic couples on them. They are sweet for the month of February; Valentines month. The wee vases are really cute and I believe the tea set would be classified as miniature. I think Ruth broke down the sizes on her blog one day not all that long ago. I have three myself and they really are cute.
Thanks for coming to tea today and stay warm.

Blessings,
Sandi

kitty said...

Your tea set is just darling and those tiny vases are adorable! I so love your pretty tray, also, as it's perfect for tea time.

Ruth W said...

Very cute little set! Love the dancing couple...which were very popular in the 1930-1950s. So cute! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Beth,
You have some cute Valentine vignettes too! Thank you for your visit and comment on my Romantic Vignettes. The little bottles are actually perfume bottles with a stopper, these are actually quite small, ink well bottles are larger. Thanks again for stopping by.
Happy February!
Gina

~ Dixie said...

What a sweet tea set!

kathyinozarks said...

I love pieces from Japan always such beautiful work and hand painted allot of times too
good luck on blog issues
Kathy

Bernideen said...

What a cute teaset. AA Imports did so many of these up until about 10 years ago. I think that size teaset works well for children too as they can hold them so much better. What a darling display on the tray!

Amy at love made my home said...

What a beautiful set, I love the little vases! The Occupied Japan means - I think! - that they were made after WW2, but for not that long a time, so your set is now fairly old! They are gorgeous whatever the case may be. With the comments, I am sure that if you go and visit your commenters blogs when you can they will be very happy to see you there, so don't worry about not replying! I know it is annoying for you though. xx

Deborah Montgomery said...

I love the teacup with the couple on it, perfect for the month of February. And the little vases are sweet too. I'm thinking one would be nice on a breakfast in bed tray!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I love that cute tea set. Thank you so much for your prayers. I appreciate them so much. Blessings, Martha

Mom Wald said...

What fun! Where did January go?

Marilyn said...

Thanks for visiting me at Delights of the Heart. I love seeing all your pretty teacups, just lovely.

xinex said...

How beautiful! The set and set up looks very romantic....Christine

Carrie said...

Hi Beth! Thanks for visiting my blog. Speaking of my blog, the couple on your Japanese set looks a lot like the couple on my German set! Isn't that a cool coincidence? Great minds think alike for tea parties :)