Thursday, December 6, 2018

Getting Ready for Christmas at the Cottage


Season's Greetings Sweet Tea Friends!


I must apologize for my absence.  I am finding that it's harder to get things done as I'm aging and now that I'm looking after the grandkids more frequently I have to admit that it is exhausting!  Lol.


I am trying to focus my decorating on the kiddies.  (My grand daughter loves princesses.)


That's me (feeling loved) under the grand kiddies.
I treasure every day that we have together.


I do hope that you are enjoying the Christmas preparations and that you are also able to spend time with precious family and friends!


Blessings!
Karen





Friday, November 16, 2018

November Tea Time


Hello Sweet Tea Friends

I've missed you!

Hubby and I have been away on a recent 22 hour road trip to La Quinta, California.


It was so beautiful and warm in La Quinta.


I was pleased to find another Royal Albert November teacup  in a consignment shop in California.

Treasure hunting while on road trips is such fun!





I was also fortunate to find this Sadler teapot in Oregon on our drive home. 







Praying for the people in California Camp Fire Region. 

Blessings, 

Karen

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Getting Ready for Autumn


Hello Tea Friends!

Have you started decorating for Autumn?


I have now put away my pink and white transferware and displayed some Johnson Brother's Friendly Village pieces on my shelf and sideboard at the cottage.










Canadian Thanksgiving is just around the corner too.


Thank you for your visit today!
Have a Wonderful Week!

Karen



Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Sadler Swirls for Tea Time



Hello My Dear Tea Friends!

Sorry I missed last week's tea time. 


 It's such a beautiful September day at the cottage  that I can't believe Autumn is just around the corner.


Did you know that I am a copy cat?



My sis had found both of these Vintage Sadler Swirl teapots years ago  and I loved them so much that I had to copy her and search on e-bay to get my own pair. 
(Sorry Sweet Sis)






Have you ever been a copy cat?

Thank you for stopping by today!
Have a Wonderful Week!
Karen





Monday, September 3, 2018

An Indoor Tea Time


Happy September Lovely Tea Friends!


I'm grateful the sun is shining but I have set up our tea time indoors for a change. 

(Sometimes I am worried I may drop my pretties when setting up my outdoor tea times).


I have always been hoping to find a Spode tea set on a thrifting expedition.  I am gradually increasing my collection.

This pattern is Spode's Jewel Copeland Billingsley Rose. 💗


I found the saucer when thrifting sometime ago and then I ordered the matching teacup.  Years later I found a tea plate at Value Village and then I ordered a reasonably priced demitasse from e-bay.


I love it's roses on the inner cup and handle and the elegant raised embossed pattern.





The creamer is Rosalie Cheery Chintz Made in Germany.


I was overjoyed to find the Billingsley Rose teapot for $35.00!






The pink lady is Made in England and I found her at a thrift store in White Rock for $1.50.  Do you know if it's a Sadler?  The large Billingsley Rose bowl was just 25 cents at Anacortes Shipwrecked Days! 
 💛💝



Thank you for your visit today! 

I do hope that you find treasures when thrifting too!
Karen



This week I plan to visit these beautiful blogspots:


Bernideen's ~ http://blog.bernideens.com/
Tea in the Garden
Beverly ~ http://howsweetthesound typepad.
Pink Saturday
Ruth ~ http://antiquesandteacups.info
Tuesday Cuppa Tea



Hope to see you there!