Thursday, January 4, 2018

A Blue January Tea Time

Happy New Year dear friends!  It is a blue tea time for January!  I have always liked how blue transferware and the white pristine snow go so well together!

Cold, snow and more snow,  a good time for soup and a hot cup of tea!

I found my teapot at a antique mall in Appleton, Wisconsin last November while on a shopping trip with my sister.  The Enoch Woods English Scenery teapot  is a new shape for me.

The soup tureen is unmarked, but seeing I paid only $14.00 it does not matter!

Sweet Milli Joy sitting so pretty in her Christmas dress.

Molasses cookies, a favorite of mine, to end the meal with a couple more cups of tea!

Thank you so much for stopping by today and for all the special comments.  After thinking long and hard about my blog I have decided to say goodbye.  I have enjoyed getting to know so many of you dear friends over tea time.  A special thanks to Bernideen,  Ruth, and  Sandi for your weekly tea parties.  I shall miss sharing and the fun, but will still be enjoying all your posts!  I recently started  Two Cottages and Tea on Instagram if you would like to follow me there.

Wishing many blessings to you and a very happy New Year!

I will be joining Ruth's Tuesday Cuppa Tea party and Bernideen's Friends Sharing Tea party.


Thursday, November 9, 2017

Brown Transferware For A November Tea

Hello and happy November!  Thank you for stopping by for tea time!  Recently I won a gift from Bernideen's Tea Time, Cottage, and Garden blog.  A darling clipboard she decoupage with a quaint old fashioned scene.  I was so excited to receive the clipboard as I knew it would go so well in my log cottage along with my brown transferware I collect.  Thank you Bernideen!


My tea trolley is set with tea china named Heritage Hall, made in England.  The scene is a home in the "Vieux Carre" district of New Orleans.

Pretty teapot I found at a antique mall.

After I found the teapot I was on the hunt for the teacups, sugar, and creamer.

Sugar cookie leaf cutouts and toffee scones along with Taylors of Harrogate pure Assam tea, also from Bernideen.


Thank you so much for your friendship through the years and I wish you a wonderful holiday season filled with God's blessings!

I will be joining Friends Sharing Tea and Tuesday Cuppa Tea blog parties this week.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Catching Up Over Tea

Hello friends!  I finally have my lap top repaired and have some catching up to do with my blog.  Back in September I was excited to be looking forward to be part of the Southern Belle Tea Tour that Phyllis of Relevant Tea Leaf blog was hosting.  But, due to the hurricane Irma the trip was cancelled and rescheduled for next spring.  Phyllis had already made gift bags for us "southern belles" and she so kindly sent me mine to enjoy now!

Included in the darling  southern belle gift bag was a decorated southern belle tin filled with a special blend of Adagio tea, a sweet gold spoon,  a yummy scone mix which just happened to be named "Phyllis",  a teabag holder, and a teacup ornament!  Thank you so much Phyllis!

Behind the tea setting is a large puzzle my sister put together and glued.  Hubby made the frame and is now  proudly at the farm cottage.  I think it shows a lot of southern charm for tea time!

I am using my unmarked Crinoline teapot with a Royal Doulton teacup and saucer.

A crinoline belle leaning against some of my southern theme cook books.

Cranberry scones and Adagio's Ceylon tea.

Every southern belle needs a pretty fan to cool herself and to maybe flirt a little!

I made this fascinator hat for the southern belle tea tour.  Easy to do!  A vintage shoulder pad, found feathers, netting, and a fabric rose plucked from a bouquet.  All glued together with a glue gun and a clip to hold the fascinator on.

Thank you for visiting me!  Wishing you a wonderful October!

I will be joining Bernideen for her Friends Sharing Tea party and Ruth for her Tuesday Cuppa Tea party.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Late Summer Tea

Welcome!  Come join me for another tea by my flower garden!  I will be joining Bernideen in celebrating National Afternoon Tea week by linking to her beautiful blog Tea Time, Cottage and Garden.  It is a lovely day to share tea time with you!

I set the table with a new teapot and coffee pot.  The beautiful coffee pot was a birthday gift to me from my good friend Joyce.  She prefers coffee over tea, so this will be so pretty to use when I have my coffee friends over.

I found the garden fairy teapot at a store in Mackinac City, Mi.  It is marked Summer River,  BV copyright.  There is a different garden fairy on the other side.

The teapot came with this darling garden fairy box.

Mismatched teacups for tea and coffee!  I love this one, a Royal Stafford.

I am so sorry I have to end this tea time post so soon!  My lap  top just crashed with my tea time pictures.  Hopefully my note I am using will let me say goodbye.

Thank you for visiting me for my tea time!  I hope you have a wonderful rest of the summer!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Vintage Crinoline Lady Tea

Happy July to all!  We were at the farm cottage for a few days last week and I enjoyed tea in my garden among my yellow Loosestrife flowers (Lythrum).

I am using one of my vintage Crinoline Lady teapots made by Arthur Wood.  I found it at a thrift store in Appleton Wisconsin for only $15.00!

The teacup and saucer is a Colcough.

A dessert plate to match.

A romantic tin to hold Garden Phlox and a sweet little crinoline girl.

Blueberry scones to go along with the London Tea Merchant English Breakfast tea and a comfy adirondack chair to relax in for tea time.

I can't resist these pretty vintage Crinoline Lady teapots when I find one at a bargain price.  Such sweet old fashioned ladies enjoying their flower garden.


The round teapot is marked Price, made in England on the bottom.

The last teapot has no marking on it.

I hope you enjoyed my tea time in my flower garden and that you are enjoying this month of July!

Thank you so much for visiting!

I will be joining Bernideen's Tea In The Garden party and Ruth's Tuesday Cuppa Tea party this week.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Garden Fairy House

Our weather has been beautiful the last few days and I'm so enjoying it!  My flower fairies are back in my gardens after a long cold winter, so the other afternoon I had so much fun decorating the outside of a doll house for them!  The doll house is large and solid, but needs some TLC, but my flower fairies don't mind if it is a little run down!

I set up a tiny tea table and two comfy chairs to welcome the garden fairies back to my yard.

The little fairies posing for me!

A visitor for tea arriving on a frog!

Lace curtains, shiny necklace, and flower vines to make the house pretty for the garden fairies.

Thank you for visiting!  By now you probably know I have a big imagination!

I will be joining Tea In The Garden, and Home Sweet Home parties this week.