Monday, September 2, 2013

A Needlepoint Tea

Welcome Sweet Friends to "A Needlepoint Tea" in the Garden.
Today I am using one of my favourite teasets:  Royal Albert's "Needlepoint". 

It has a black background surrounded by pink roses and greenery.

When we remodelled our kitchen about two years ago, we added black granite counter tops.  I wanted to add some black accents in the china cabinet and when I spotted this rosy teaset at an antique store in Lynden I thought it was a good match.


The tiny needlepoint pillows and needlepoint footstool were my mother-in-law's.

I found the black wrought iron chairs at Salvation Army for $12.00 each.

The table and bird cage were both from Ross.

Thank you for visiting " A Needlepoint Tea" in the Garden.

Have a wonderful week!

This week I will be visiting:

Ruth~ Cuppa Tea
Teacup Tuesday

Sandi  ~
Teatime Tuesday
 A Return to Loveliness
Tea On Tuesday
Bernideen’s ~
Tea In The Garden Tuesday
Kim -
Wow us Wednesday
Cottage Style Linky Party
Blissful Whites Wednesday
Cottage Garden Party
Share Yur Cup Thursday
 Sherry -
Home Sweet Home
Shabbilicious Friday
Show and Tell Friday 
A Favourite Thing
Pink Saturday 
Saturday Show Off
Amaze Me Mondays
Hope to see you there! 


  1. Ciao Karen!Tutto bello e in perfetta armonia!Vorrei prendere un thé con te.Anche se parliamo lingue diverse,penso ci capiremmo lo stesso!Baci,Rosetta

  2. Hi Karen: I love your kitchen. You don't see cabinets in that cherry wood. I love them. My cabinets are done in oak and I wish I had done them in that cherry wood. Love the tea cups you shared today. I think tea cups with black colors are just stunning. I love visiting your blog. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

  3. What a gorgeous tea set - love the black coloring - I have one tea cup and saucer in black - think I should add to my collection LOL?

  4. Hello Karen,
    Your needlepoint tea in the garden is glorious! I Love the dark theme, so very romantic! The needlepoint pillows are beautiful, as well as those amazingly priced chairs! Well done! It all looks lovely and so inviting...I would love to sit down with you and enjoy a cup of tea and some of your delicious looking repast.

  5. I like the pattern of your new china and with the black in it, opens up many decorating possibilities, as you have done. Very striking with the black bistro set.

  6. How totally unique. This is a beautiful teaset and I remember it. I recently saw a cup and saucer. It is very special and your table setting is lovely. I am so glad you shared at Tea In The Garden. In a few weeks I change back to "Friends Sharing Tea" for the winter.

  7. The Needlepoint tea set is really pretty and I haven't seen this pattern in a while. It looks lovely both in your cabinet and outside in your garden with the dark bistro set. A lovely tea, Karen. Thank you for sharing it with Tea Time.


  8. Your tea set is very particular and lovely as usual. Your cabinet is fantastic and i love your china inside.

  9. Good morning Karen,
    I love this pattern and you are a lucky girl to have a set like that. I love the cake plates with their fancy handles and of course, that darling teapot. I can't believe how fabulous it looks on the black bistro set complimented by those magnificent needlepoint pillows. Beautiful tea post!!
    Best, Ruthie from Lady B's Time for Tea