Monday, September 1, 2014

Tea In The Hen House Court Yard

Welcome to tea time and happy September to you!  We are having tea this week in my hen house courtyard.  The flowers are still blooming and fresh looking with all the rain and cool weather we had.  I picked a lovely warm day for tea!


 






I have a new tea set to share with you.  Red transferware!  I found the set for only $16.00!  They are marked "The Constable series Bicentennial 1776-1976, J. Broadhurst ironstone, Staffordshire, England".















The wild raspberries are from the edge of my yard near the woods.  I placed them in Mason's Vista bowls  from my collection of red transferware.  I've used real cream in the creamer for a special treat on the berries.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The teapot is filled with Darvilles of Windsor English breakfast tea.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here's a peek into my hen house retreat.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thank you for joining me for tea time!  May you have a wonderful week!
 
I will be joining the following parties:  Tea Time Tuesday, Tea In The Garden, Tuesday Cuppa Tea, Teacup Tuesday, A Return to Loveliness, and Share Your Cup Thursday. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


23 comments:

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Nancy,
What a beautiful setting for your tea! I cannot help but admire your red transferware and what a deal you got too! It is almost extinct here on the Island. However I did find some pieces in a new catalogue that came out so now I can acquire some pieces although not at the price you paid. I'm quite excited about it because I have been looking for the red for years. I have several pieces but no teacups which is what I wanted. Hope you have had a lovely weekend and thank you joining me for tea.

Blessings,
Sandi

Beth said...

Hi Nancy, Your garden is really beautiful. What a lovely setting for tea. Your red transferware is beautiful and you got a great price! Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

What an absolutely gorgeous setting for tea in your awesome new ironstone transferware tea set. You really found a treasure there for a GREAT price, yay!

Your garden is so beautiful.

It's been raining here almost all weekend, finally stopped but it is now so stinking hot and muggy, well no garden teatime for me. :-(

Enjoy your respite!

Housebythewaterhole said...

Hi Nancy, I have cups nearly the same....sooo
beautiful..... I love the red color.....I have many colors
in my tableware.... I love it.... very nice pictures !
have a nice week
greetings Kathy

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Your tea table is lovely with the flowers in the background and the new red transferware. Amazing price and it will be perfect for Christmas as well.

Millie said...

How beautiful!...the transfer ware, the surroundings...everything!

Sylvia said...

So lovely, and I love daisies!

kitty said...

I am swooning over the red transferware and the wonderful deal you got, Nancy! I always enjoy visiting your dreamy teas in the garden. Did you say raspberries near your yard?? Oh my, my favorite berry! I'll be right over...

Deborah Montgomery said...

Oh my, what a fabulous deal you got! Those dishes are really pretty, I esp. like the tea/coffee pot.
Your garden is so pretty, I love how the blue flowers look with your dishes. It has been too hot to sit outside here; your tea table looks lovely and cool.

Ruthie Miller said...

Those are some happy flowers you have there ! Everybody loves your red transfer ware and so do I!
Best, Ruthie

Beth L. said...

A beautiful setting for tea. And red transferware is the best! I am a bit envious of your little hen house retreat! Ok.... a LOT envious.

Snap said...

Oh, Nancy! What a find! Your red transferware is gorgeous. Raspberries make my mouth water. Your hen house retreat is a very special spot for tea. Your flowers are lush and pretty. Happy Tea Day!

Karen said...

Hi Nancy,
You did have a very lucky find! I love transferware and how well it matches with your Mason's Vista. Wish I could join you in the lovely setting. Your wild flowers make such a perfect background. Hope your week is sunny! Take care, Karen

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Such a charming setting and I love love love the dishes. It looks like a sweet, quiet tea time.

Ruth Weston said...

That is the prettiest tea setting! I love the daisies &daisies. I love that transfer ware pattern and it goes perfectly with the garden retreat. Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Bernideen said...

Nancy:
I am back and may be wrong but can't be sure my comment went through. I think it kept asking me to identify more numbers. This is a lovely teaset and I was at Yorktown, Virginia in l976 for the Bicentennial Celebration. I also love all your flowers and I am drying Queen Anne's Lace seeds so if you want some - I will need your address!

GardenOfDaisies said...

Your tea set is so pretty! The red is lovely with the blue chairs and flowers in the background.

Mom Wald said...

Your choice of red transferware with the blues in your garden was inspired!

Rhondi said...

Thank you for the lovely cup of tea. Your new tea set is beautiful.

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Wild raspberries? Oh what a delight! And your tea set is so lovely. What a bargain...I love it. I'd love to come visit you at your "hen house" courtyard. How delightful. Thank you for this bright and sunny tea party today. I needed that!

Housebythewaterhole said...

Hi Nancy, the blue dinnerware that you've seen
is a Wegdwood Lochs of Scotland...
have a nice week
greetings
Kathy

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Absolutely charming, Nancy! I will be featuring your post in this week's A Return to Loveliness,
Kathy

Susan Clayton said...

Oh my! Like it! Like it! Like it!