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.


relevanttealeaf said...

I LOVE seeing your tea parties, Nancy! This pink themed tea is lovely! Thanks for the peek inside your cottage. Love the way Goldie is posing for her picture on the sofa! ~ Phyllis

Karen said...

Hi There,
I love your variety of pink china settings, your adorable teacup chandelier and all of your mom's dinner set on the white china cabinet. Your farm cottage looks so very inviting. I would love to visit and have a cup of tea at your pretty table with all of your pink pretties. Thrift stores are the very best, aren't they? Thank you so much for showing us the inside your lovely cottage. I also pray that there will be a cure for cancer some day.
Have a wonderful week! Take care,

kitty said...

Oh Nancy, what a lovely tea for breast cancer awareness. I wish I could shop with you because you find the prettiest dishes. Your table covering is so gorgeous and the tilting teapot of you MIL is a treasure. I love all the place settings...all so fun and different. xo

Antiques And Teacups said...

You must have chosen the wallpaper with today's post in mind! Lol! Perfect! And I absolutely LOVE the table cloth! Gorgeous! All of your mother's treasures make such a wonderful display. How nice you have them to treasure and use! Beautiful tea party! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Phyllis Stanko said...

Your table turned out beautiful,, the cloth is so beautiful and fun and I love the soft dishes with the cloth, such an inviting wonderful table, thanks for sharing all your pretties...Phyllis

Lavender Cottage said...

Your pink tea table is beautiful and complimented by the wallpaper on the wall behind. I have a photo of one of these silver tipping teapots in an inspiration file, yours is all polished up and looking perfect for our special tea party.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Pretty pink and pretty dishes! Your room is lovely! And Goldie is just precious on that sofa! :)

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Oh my goodness,this is all soooooo pretty. I would so love to join you. x

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I like the retro embroidered tablecloth!

Maria A. said...

Hi Nancy,
What a beautiful and special pink tea! I loved all your pink china, your lovely home in those light pastel colours. And that table cover is so pretty and unusual!
Thanks for sharing this delightful tea... in the company of Goldie, too :).
Hugs from Portugal

Clara said...

I love your pretty pinks and the tablecloth is a lucky find.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Nancy,
What a pretty room complete with pretty dishes! Your lady table covering is so cute and I love the mis-matched china. The silver tipping pot is truly a treasure. We don't see many of those and yours is looking fabulous. Love the teacup chandy too.
I had to laugh at Goldie posing on the couch. My son's doggy is always on their couch too. Actually, they have three couches in their living room and one is Charlie's. He is just a little spoiled. lol. Thank you for sharing your pink pretties with us at my Pink Tea and have a delightful day.


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Candy S said...

Your table is beautiful. I love all of the rose dishes. I especially love the tablecloth. You have such beautiful vintage pieces.

Beth said...

Your table cover is incredible, and what a bargain. I'm sure a lot of love went into creating it. Your mother's china is lovely and the wallpaper and china cabinet are sweet. A beautiful setting for tea - and I love Goldie too!

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

My favorite dishes to play with are rose patterned and your mothers are just lovely! Beautiful wall paper...hugs, Penny

Terri said...

Lol! Goldie looks perfectly at home on your sofa! What a sweet dog.

Your tea time is so very lovely. You and I share some of the same china, and so I am loving seeing you put your tea together. I adore that unique tablecloth. I have never seen one like that. It is amazing. All your china looks romantic together, and that silver tea pot! Oh my! It is a treasure too.
Your home looks so cozy and inviting. Thank you for sharing with us.

Jann Olson said...

Goldie, you stinker; get off that beautiful sofa! lol! Nancy, I love your mismatched dishes. Each one is just as precious as the one before. That tablecloth is fabulous and what a great price! So glad you found it. Goes so well with this sweet setting. Yes, Cancer is awful and what a blessing it would be if a cure was found soon! Thanks for sharing with SYC.