Sunday, November 9, 2014

Collecting Brown Transfer Ware

Hello everyone!  I hope you are having a good November!  Lots of my friends out in blog land collect transfer ware and after seeing yours I fell in love with the comfy and homey feel transfer ware gives me.   I have been buying bits and pieces at thrift stores, but never a whole set of brown transfer ware at one time.  A few weeks ago we went to my grandson's hockey game about two hours north of us.  We were early  and  found  a thrift store with this beautiful set of dishes!

I decided to do a autumn tablescape at our log cottage  using this china and some of my other transfer ware pieces.  So pretty for fall!

I have a set of five plus of this pattern.  It is made my Johnson Bro's and the pattern name is Windsor Ware, made in England.  I think I was lucky to get the set for sixty dollars!

I'm going to love drinking tea from this cup!

I would love to find a teapot to match, but for now I'm using my thrift store Chantilly teapot by T. Furnival & Sons.

I also found the large soup tureen  at a thrift shop for only twenty dollars, including a couple of smaller tureens without lids with small hair line cracks.  They are marked Yosemite by T & R Boote, England.

I love the ladle!

The large pitcher is marked Noir E + Blanc, from TJ Maxx.

Thank you so much for visiting and I hope you all have a wonderful week!  We are expecting ten to twelve inches  of snow tomorrow!  I am not ready for that!

I will be joining the following lovely parties:  Tea Time Tuesday,  Friends Sharing Tea, A Return to Loveliness, Tuesday Cuppa Tea, Teacup Tuesday,  and Share Your Cup Thursday.

Monday, November 3, 2014

A Simple Cup Of Tea

Welcome to just a simple cup of tea that is so comforting on a cold November day!

I am at the farm cottage enjoying tea time with a couple of good books.

My sister  gave me this Royal Kingston teacup.  I love the pretty soft colors that blend with the cozy quilt on the sofa.

Mrs. Timothy Bear has joined me at tea time.

I haven't decorated much for autumn this year, but I did put out a few pumpkins around the cottage!


Thank you so much for visiting and have a wonderful week!

I will be joining the following parties this week:  Tea Time Tuesday, Friends Sharing Tea, Teacup Tuesday, and Tuesday Cuppa Tea.

Monday, October 20, 2014

October Tea

Hi everyone, glad you could join me for my last outdoor tea for this year!  Since I had this tea the weather has sure changed.  Cold, windy, rain and even a few snow flakes yesterday.

Tea today is in front of my log home.  Wild woodbine decorates the garage door every year and gives such a pretty autumn show for us.

I'm using my collection of brown transferware.  I enjoy looking for more pieces when I visit thrift stores.

I love the coffee pot.  It is named the Post House by Wood & Sons, England.

The teacups are marked Broadhurst England and Barralls    Elizabethan, Staffordshire England.  The dessert  plates are Tonquin by Franciscan, Staffordshire England.


I had made an apple cake to share on this fine autumn day.

After seeing Sandi's lovely post today on her Tea Time Tuesday party, I thought I would share  some whimsy I recently found in my yard.  Must be a good year for toadstools!

Thanks for visiting!  Wishing you all a wonderful week!

I will be joining the following parties this week:  Tea Time Tuesday, Friends Sharing Tea, Tea Cup Tuesday, and Tuesday Cuppa Tea.

Monday, September 22, 2014

September Tea

Welcome tea friends to Tea Time this week!

September certainly brought in fall weather with lots of rain, but we continue to have beautiful mild weather perfect for a autumn tea in the garden.

I can always count on my perennial sunflowers (Heliopsis) to put on a good September show.  If you pick them while they are still fresh they dry so nicely.

I thought my yellow rose unmarked dishes would make a pretty table with the fall flowers.

Would you like a piece of cake?  Ever since I first saw these little decorated cakes I wanted one for me!  When I saw this yellow frosted cake I knew it would be perfect to share with you for this autumn tea!


My TJ Maxx teapot is filled with Bigelow Cozy Chamomile tea, waiting for you!

Thank you so much for stopping by and including me in your tea time!

I will be joining the following parties:  Tea Time Tuesday, Tea In The Garden, A Return to Loveliness, Tuesday Cuppa Tea, and Teacup Tuesday.