Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Thanksgiving Dishes

Hello and welcome!  For tea this week I thought I would share my seasonal dishes  that I like to use around Thanksgiving time.

I used an afghan for the table covering.  I love the Bible verse!


I've had the next two turkey plates for years.  Wish I could fine more of them!  The large turkey   is called "Turkey", by W.R. Midwinter, Burslem, England.

The next plate is by Maruta Ware, Japan.

I found two of these plates and a platter last summer at a thrift store.  No markings on the back.

My Mom made the turkey in ceramic class years ago.

The teapot is named "Chantilly", made by Furnival & Son.

Thanksgiving in America will be here soon, and I am so thankful for all my friends who read this blog.  Wishing you all a wonderful blessed Thanksgiving day!

I will be taking a blogging break for a few weeks and hope to be back in December for the Christmas season.

I will be joining Tea Time Tuesday and Friends Sharing Tea, this week.

Monday, November 4, 2013

A November Tea By The Fire

Hello and happy November to you!  I am so happy you can join me for tea today!  It is windy and cold out, and I just came inside from the outdoors tucking my gardens in for the winter.  I need a cup of hot tea to warm me up!

The tray table is by the fireplace waiting for me, so I grabbed an old magazine, brewed a cup of  Harney & Sons Hot Cinnamon Spice Tea, and now I am ready to sit a spell and relax.

The teacup is unmarked and I found it at a resale store.  I thought the orange flowers pretty for a fall day.

It has been in the low 40's all week and looks like it will be that way or colder from now on.  A busy time for the tea kettle!


Thank you so much for stopping by.  Hoping where you live you can stay warm!

I will be joining the following parties this week:  Tea Time Tuesday, A Return To Loveliness, Friends Sharing Tea, Teacup Tuesday, Tuesday Cuppa Tea,  and Show and Tell Friday.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Autumn Roses

Hi everyone, we had such beautiful  weather last week.  My Ramblin Red Explorer climber is still so pretty with it's autumn  roses.

I just had to enjoy one more outdoor tea and share it with you!

I found these lovely dishes at a thrift store for only twenty dollars!  A complete set for four, including dinner plates.  They were all carefully packed in the original box.

The china is Royal Albert, Autumn Roses.  I love the soft colors blended together.

I bought the  teapot from E bay for thirteen dollars.  The bottom is stamped English Garden, Japan.  It is just the right size for two and is filled with yummy blueberry tea sent to me from a thoughtful friend.

Help yourself to a cup of blueberry tea and apple pie.  It has been a good year for apples at the farm.

The teacup holder was designed to hold jewelry, but I like it better to display the cups!

This will probably be my last tea outside for awhile.  I heard snow is heading our way later this week!

Thank you so much for visiting and enjoy your week!

I will be joining the following parties:  Teatime Tuesday, Friends Sharing Tea, Teacup Tuesday, Tuesday Cuppa Tea, and Show and Tell Friday.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Playing With My Pink Dishes

Welcome and hope you all had a good week.  As you probably know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and I will be joining Sandi at her Teatime Tuesday special Pink Teatime.  I'm sure we all know someone who has had this terrible disease.  For me, precious family members and dear friends.  Before I share my tea today let's have a prayer that there will soon be a cure!

I had some extra time to play with my dishes in my little farm cottage kitchen.  Knowing I wanted to use lots of pink,  I gathered all my mismatched china to place them on a special table covering I found last year at a antique store for only ten dollars!  It is hand embroidered and I thought fitting for a special pink ladies tea.

The beautiful tilting teapot was my Mothers-in-laws and is such a treasure to me!

All of the place settings are from thrift stores.

You can see in the background my white china cupboard with my Mom's rose dishes.

Another thrift store find, a sweet little girl vase holding extra spoons.

Lastly, Goldie, my daughter's family dog decided while I was busy playing with the dishes, to make himself comfortable on the living room sofa!

Thank you for stopping and sharing teatime with me!

I will be joining the following parties:  Make It Pretty Monday, Teatime Tuesday, Friends Sharing Tea, Tuesday Cuppa Tea, Teacup Tuesday, A Return To Loveliness, What's It Wednesday,  Share Your Cup Thursday, Home Sweet Home, Simple and Sweet Fridays, and Show And Tell Friday.