Monday, February 24, 2014

A Reflective Tea Time!

Welcome Teacup Lovers to
A Reflective Tea Time!
 The sun is smiling in through the window.

Today I have set our tea time beside our 36 year old French Provincial Loveseat.  I am reflecting about the past...... I went shopping with my mom and dad and chose this furniture.  How quickly the time passed. 

This furniture had been in my living room for many years until  I recently inherited my mother's antique settee.

For now this rosy, pink button back loveseat  has it's home in the Master Bedroom.
I wanted to share a fortunate find - this pearl white with gold gilt tea pot. As I reflect, it beautifully reflects the light and illuminates multi - colours deep within the finish of the china.  I can almost see my reflection. Do you see tones of pink and turquoise? 
I found the teapot for $5.99 at Salvation Army and the similar coloured cream and sugar were just $.99 cents each at Goodwill.
 One of the teacups I am sharing today is not a matched set. The cup is an Aynsley and the saucer is Royal Albert's Rainbow.
The pinks are identical.
I love the pretty pink rose with gold leaves on the inner cup.
The other matched teacup is a Paragon.
The inner cup also has a pink rose but is surrounded by colourful fruits.


I am welcoming the sunshine and I hoping for an early spring!
I hope that you can also take time today to reflect upon the past and look ahead to happy, sunny spring days!


This week I will be joining these lovely blogspots:
Bernideen’s ~
Friends Sharing Tea
Tea on Tuesday
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Teatime Tuesday
Teacup Tuesday

Hope to see you there! 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Cream and Lace Tea

Happy Teacup Tuesday and
Welcome to:
 "Cream and Lace Tea"!
I have had this elegant Spode's Jewel Copeland Billingsley Rose saucer for many months. I found it at a thrift store on one of my treasure hunting excursions for 99 cents.
I decided to order it's matching cup on e-bay when I found the best price ever ~ $3.00.

I love the pink rose on the handle and inner cup.

They are not exactly the same texture; 
the saucer has more of a raised embossed pattern.


I believe the saucer may be vintage and the cup to be a recent reproduction.

I found this creamy dreamy Wedgewood of Etruria Embossed Queens Ware teacup for $2.99 at Second Chance Thrift Shop in Lynden.

The Peppertree Tabletop teapot  and KF cream and sugar bowl are both Made in China.
Before you go, please help yourself to an oatmeal butterscotch chip cookie or sour cream muffin.
Thank you for visiting me today!
Have a lovely week!
This week I will be visiting these lovely blogspots:
Bernideen’s ~
Friends Sharing Tea

Tea on Tuesday
Tuesday Cuppa Tea

Teatime Tuesday
Teacup Tuesday

Hope to see you there! 

Sunday, February 16, 2014

A Pink, Cream and Lace Tablescape

Happy Sunday Dear Friends,

Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to visit:

"A Pink, Cream and Lace Tablescape!"
I am still in the mood for Valentine's Day colours!
The carnations were a Valentine's Day gift from my dear hubby! 

The plates are one of my favourite.... Limoges
 and this sweet teacup is a new addition to my collection and is called Spode's Jewel Copeland Billingsley Rose.

My other new teacup is a Wedgewood of Etruria Embossed Queen's Ware.
The pink water goblets and dessert dishes are Made in France and remind me of depression glass. 
Hubby may not join me at this pinkish and feminine tablescape today but I am so pleased that you did!
Enjoy your day!

Today I am joining:
Sunday                          is the day to share

Friday, February 14, 2014

Chalk Paint Perfection

Happy Weekend Friends!
Last night I went to my first chalk paint class.
I painted this wee nesting table and did my best to distress it....
before it was a dark, cherry wood (sorry no pics).

I also painted the silver candlestick the palest pink.
I have a lot of projects planned with pink chalk paint.
Stay tuned....
Happy Pink Saturday!
Today I will be joining Beverly at:
Pink Saturday