Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Tea For Christmas

Welcome dear friends to tea this week.  The time of the year to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus.  The reason for the Season!

I am using some of my collection of transferware for tea today.  I love the old fashion prints of  the sweet visions of long ago.  The large plates are a thrifty find named Winsor by Ridgeway of Staffordshire, England.  The smaller plates are Johnson Bro. from TJ Maxx.

The teacup in the front right is a Currier and Ives.  Made in the USA by Homer Laughlin, named View of  New York  an American subject..

This next teacup is marked Stratford, Scenes of the Shakespeare Country, British Anchor, England.

I am so glad you could join me for tea!  Wishing you a blessed Christmas season and a very happy New Year!


I will leave you with a poem I wrote to my dear 94 year old Mother back in  2003 about my childhood Old Fashion Christmases.

My childhood Christmases in the early 1950's were filled with excitement and joy.
Snow glittering beautifully outside our door, icicles hung from our windows so crystal and clear.  To our wonder, Jack Frost was here.
It was shivery cold outdoors, a winter wonderland, but our home warm with the love that was there.
The Christmas tree shimmered with tinsel and lights.  The many ornaments were so sparkly and bright.
The presents were wrapped lovingly with care,  placed under the tree for Christmas morning to be here.
Carols were sung and Christmas music was played.  The story of Christmas close to our hearts and very dear.
I remember the smell of our house so clear, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and ginger.
I snuggled in bed on Christmas Eve full of warmth and wonder, very thankful indeed.
I knew then as I know now, I have only to thank my dear momma and daddy for giving those wonderful Christmases to me.

I will be joining these lovely parties this week:  Tea Time Tuesday,  Friends Sharing Tea, A Return to Loveliness,  Teacup Tuesday, and Tuesday Cuppa Tea.


Sunday, December 7, 2014

December Tea

Sharing a moment of tea time  I enjoyed a couple of years ago at my farm cottage.

May you find a few moments to relax with a cup of tea and enjoy precious Christmas memories of your loved ones.

Thank you so much for visiting and wishing you a blessed Christmas season!

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

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.