Monday, May 5, 2014

A Mint Spring Tea

Welcome Sweet Teacup Lovers to

 "A Mint Spring Tea"!

I was hoping for sunshine today but I am grateful for no rain at the moment.

Today I am sharing some 'new to me' china pieces.  

This rich and elegant vintage Aynsley teacup is the most beautiful shade of green ~ almost turquoise. I found it at Salvation Army for $9.99 (in Port Coquitlam). 

I had been looking at it for a few days and finally gave in.  I really don't have willpower when it comes to pretty teacups.  Lol.  I did fall in love with the pink roses on the inner cup and on the saucer. 

Last weekend Hubby went with my younger son to the Antique Fair at Queens Park in New Westminster. 

 He knew that I have been searching for some green depression glass and bought me this cream and sugar for $15.00.

 I unfortunately was unable to go with him because of our Secret Garden Tea. 

Don't you think Hubby's a keeper?

When we were together treasure hunting we found these depresssion glass tea plates at a Garage Sale in Bellingham a few weeks ago.  They were $3.00 each.  I bought all four.

Oh yes, the wee gold spoons I was amazed to find  5 for 49 cents at my favourite Thrift Store - Second Chance in Lynden, Washington!

 I thought the gold would match nicely with all of my gold trimmed teacups.

The Sadler teapot 

and Aynsley teacup you have seen before. 

My dear and generous friend gave me the roses  after I drove her to a specialist appointment. 

Love, Love, Love, Roses!!

Would you like some store bought cream cheese cinnamon buns with your cup of peppermint tea?

Don't you love to relax with your favourite magazine and have a hot cup of tea?

Hoping that we can share tea in the garden soon.

Thank you for visiting me today for
"A Mint Spring Tea".

Have a "mint" week!  

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!


  1. Can i relax with you and with your gorgeous mint tea time?? Absolutely romantic! The china is very adorable.

  2. Супер!!! мне очень понравились чашки!!!

  3. Ooh Karen, I love your new teacup and also the beautiful green depression glass cream and sugar. Yes, your hubby is a sweetheart! I'd love to join you for some tea and a cinnamon bun.

  4. Pretty teacup, Karen, and I love the Aynsley and green c/s too. You have a wonderful hubby who knows what you like! The teapot is gorgeous and from here it looks almost an aqua which is one of my fav colours. Thanks for sharing and joining me for tea. Hope you have a lovely week.


  5. Hi Karen - thanks for the tea party. I love how the green Depression glass blends in so well with the various other pieces. Very pretty! I am new to your blog and am your newest follower.


  6. I enjoyed your tea party. I especially like that teapot!

  7. The colours of the Aynsley teacup are pretty and the green depression glass cream and sugar your hubby bought were a good find. I'd love to sip tea with you and leaf through inspiring magazines.

  8. Oh I am loving your newest Aynsley! You are one lucky girl finding it for under $10! It is a gorgeous pattern and a beautiful color. I have one like your second cup, and I love it too!
    The depression glass is a great color. Hubby did do a great job on that.
    It looks like you had a wonderful tea time.

  9. Karen,
    Thanks for stopping by!! LOVE all of your pieces!! The tea pot and tea cups are so pretty!! I love the green depression glass pieces. I collect pink and I do have some amber pieces which were my Mother's and maybe 3 green pieces......

    Very pretty!!


  10. What gorgeous treasures you found Karen. That Aynsley tea cup is stunning. And what a bargain. They are usually very expensive. Very delicate and elegant. Thanks for visiting me . I do appreciated.


  11. What beautiful teacups! Your hubby is surely a keeper to be so kind to gift you with the lovely sugar and creamer! Love your dining room chairs, so pretty!

  12. Oh, I love that new china teacup you have found! It is beautiful!

  13. How is the Mother of the Bride doing? I love your new Aynsley, $10 is a bargain. Have a wonderful Mother's Day. You are a blessing to me. Hugs, Martha