Monday, September 8, 2014

A Totem Pole Tea

Welcome Sweet Friends to
"A Totem Pole Tea"

Have I ever told you that we have a Totem Pole in the front yard of the cottage?

Today our Tea Time is set right in front of this historic monument.

My artistic daughter in law re-painted it in its bold colours of red, white and black. 

As you can see, the sun is shining brightly behind our tea setting this early September morning. 

Today I would like to share two vintage Alfred Meakin teacups Made in England.

It is appropriately entitled "Medieval Castles".

I love it's border of flowers on the saucer and especially those on the teacup handle.

The toile-like patterned teapot was a lucky find at Goodwill for $9.99.

It is Made in China.

Thank you for visiting me today for

"A Totem Pole Tea"!

Have a Wonderful Week Sweet Friends!

I will be joining these beautiful blogspots this week:

 Bernideen's ~
Friends Sharing Tea
Martha ~ 
Tea on Tuesday
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Teacup Tuesday

Hope to see you there!


  1. Hi Karen,
    What a conversation piece to have in your yard; a totem pole! I am loving your tea setting today as you know I am a big fan of red transferware. And I am absolutely swooning over that teapot! What a fabulous find! Thank you for sharing and joining me for Tea Time. Enjoy your day.


  2. How fun to have a totem pole in your yard. You may already know I love red transfer ware. Love seeing all the different varieties! And a teapot!!!!

  3. Your DIL did a fabulous job of painting your unique totem pole, Karen. Your red transferware has me swooning. Oh, and the teapot, what a beauty and a treasure!

  4. A lovely setting for tea complete with a totem pole as a conversation piece. Your Goodwill teapot goes so very nicely with you English transferware.

  5. Love, love those teacups, very pretty! Everything looks beautiful, from your chair cushions, to the flowers, to the striking totem pole in the background. Happy tea day Karen.

  6. Hi Karen: You have to tell me why your purchased a Totem Pole? Love your red transfer ware. Hope you are doing well. I am so much better, thanks for your prayers. Hugs, Martha

  7. Well, you officially have something no one else has at tea time! Truly love those tea cups.

  8. Wonderful that your daughter was able to restore the totem pole! I don't think I have ever seen one in person. I love your tea nook! It looks so cozy with the pretty pillows! Your china is lovely!

  9. Hello Karen,

    You have set another lovely and romantic tea. The colors are just beautiful and I am loving those pretty Alfred Meakin tea cups. And the tea cup is the perfect match.

    I never knew that those poles are called totem poles. We learn something new everyday. That is pretty amazing.

    Have a great week.


  10. Hello Karen! Your tea set is just gorgeous. I fell in love with your china! How lovely the little table. How adorable the chairs and the pillows. The totem is very original.

  11. This was my first time ever to be at a Totem Pole Tea and it was fun! I enjoyed seeing your teapot and cups and saucers.

  12. How fun! Lovely china, and setting. Want to hear all about the Totem!

  13. What a charming setting...and I have never seen a totem pole centered tea before! Very fun! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!