Monday, January 26, 2015

Favorite Teacups and Teapots

Welcome!  Today I want to congratulate  Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage on her fifth anniversary of her lovely Tea Time parties she so graciously invites us to every week.  When Sandi first mentioned her special anniversary tea, sharing our most favorite teacups or teapots, I tried to come up with a favorite, but there are so many wonderful memories connected to my tea treasures, I couldn't choose just one.  I know on top of the list though would be the cherished gifts from loved ones no longer with us.

My precious daughter's gift of this teapot holding so many   happy memories of the day antiquing and enjoying lunch together.


The teacup from the Grand Hotel my daughter gifted me with and the wonderful weekend we had together on Mackinac Island.

My paternal Grandmother's teacup I am so thankful to have.

My maternal Grandmother's tea set.  I remember so well as a child seeing this set in the very china cabinet I now have.

I am using my Grandmothers tea set for tea time today. The colors are so fresh and spring like, a little pick me up on a cold grey winter day!

The teapot is fill with a couple cups of English Tea Shop "Sleigh Ride" tea. An organic green tea.  We certainly have enough snow for a sleigh ride!

The pistachio macaroon's are in a vintage bowl that was my mom's. It's the first time I have been able to find them here and they are very good!

I guess that is why I like tea time so much, a time to use a favorite teacup and teapot that holds so many wonderful memories for myself and others.

Thank you so much for visiting me and for all the lovely comments you gift me with.  Wishing you all have a wonderful week!

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

Monday, January 19, 2015

Friendly Village Tea

Hello and happy January to you!  For tea time this week I'm sharing a tea at my log home I enjoyed with my friend Joyce before the holidays were over.  I used  my collection of Johnson Brothers Friendly Village dishes.  I know many of you have the same pattern.   We live where there is lots of snow in the winter, so this set is perfect for me to use all season.

My sister and daughter-in-law gave me the teapot and teacups a few years ago.


I forgot to take a picture of the pumpkin soup I served first with the chicken pot pie and pumpkin scones!

Dessert was pumpkin pie, molasses cookie wedge, snickerdoodle cookies, and mince tarts.

Lastly, on top of my china cabinet is a thrift find recently.  A Charles Dickens music box, The Old Curiosity Shop. The roof opens up for storage and holds my teabags.  The scene on the small plate next to it reminds me of my farm cottage.  The pattern is Welcome Home by J&G Meakin.

Thank you for stopping by and wishing you a wonderful week!

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