Sunday, September 14, 2014

Another September Tea in the Garden

Hello Dear Friends, 

 I am so pleased that you are able to join me for 

"Another September Tea in the Garden"!

We have one more week until summer is officially over so let's take advantage of this warm day and once again have our tea outside.

A few weeks ago, hubby and I were at Salvation Army in New Westminster and I found this dainty and elegant Royal Albert cup and saucer.  

It was more than I usually spend but hubby said our famous line, "Get it or regret it".
It was $12.99.

It is a pretty shade of pink around the rim of the cup and saucer,  with touches of blue flowers and a dear bird.  I found it it irresistible. 

My dear friend Jan (also my hairdresser) gifted me with the gorgeous pink two tiered cake plate

and my sweet sis gave me the pretty pink 
tablecloth many years ago.

When hubby and I drove to the Anacortes Ship- Wrecked Days, we stopped in at one of the antique stores and I came across this pink, gold and white teapot.  

I again spent more than I should have but I have never seen many pink teapots in my treasure hunts.

It is marked Gibsons, England.

Shall I tell you the cost?

It was $40.00

Now, I hope that you don't think that I have been spending too much money. 

I haven't stayed in a hotel for a year and nor have I gone out for coffee or expensive dinners this summer. 

Am I now justified?

(I must be honest - we went to the Boathouse on our 32nd Wedding Anniversary).

And my last purchase to share and a much better deal that I am sure you will approve of.... this Foley beauty was $4.99 at my local Poco Sally Ann.  
(My sister saw it before me but passed it by - she's trying not to be a teacup hoarder as I am. Lol!).

It has a wide trim of gold on the inner cup and pedestal base.

Thank you for joining me dear friends for
"Another September Tea in the Garden"!

See you next week!

I hope that you will join me this week at these lovely blogspots:

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


  1. I always fall in love with your pink tea times! I' m so encanthed to see another romantic and gorgeous tea setting in your garden. The tea cups are absolutely beautiful!

  2. Karen, your post is so pretty! I love the new teapot and it's shape. Your two teacups are lovely too. The pink tiered stand is a beautiful gift and those really do come in handy for tea time. Thank you for your very nice comment. Sometimes I wonder if my party isn't getting a bit stagnant and then I receive such lovely thoughts from my bloggy friends like yourself. Have a beautiful day.


  3. I do love your pretty teapot. Those teacups are pretty too.

  4. Both of your teacups are so pretty, Karen, and the teapot is exquisite!! We should treat ourselves to beautiful things, especially when we don't over indulge in other areas. I'm like you, and would never spend money at a coffee shop. Since we enjoy our tea at home, pretty teacups are in order!

  5. That sets such a lovely table...all your pieces work so well together! Love the pieces! And so nice we are still having nice enough weather to be outside! Lovely setting for tea1 Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  6. Oh, that teapot is just gorgeous!! I couldn't have resisted either. And you make up for it by cutting back in other areas. Lovely cups, tablecloth, cake plate, all, but that teapot is the belle of the ball!

  7. That teapot is simply gorgeous!...and the cup and saucer is so pretty!

  8. I am all for another outdoor tea party as it still is summer. Such pretty pink tea treasures that you have acquired and you have put them together so nicely. I like that saying, "get it or regret it."

  9. Hi Karen: I am so glad I stopped by tonight. You made me feel normal. Thank you, thank you. By the way, I love it all. Hugs, Martha

  10. Your Hubby is quite the guy to encourage your collecting. My Hubby is the same. He says, "It's cheaper than therapy!"

  11. Karen:
    $40.00 was a great price for the teapot. I would sell it in my shop for around $69.95 or more. It is beautiful and will match so many of your cups and saucers. You did good really. I am so glad you shared at Tea In The Garden.

  12. Well, I think that gorgeous tea pot was worth $40.00. I agree with you .... there just aren't that many pretty pink tea pots out there. :)

  13. Dear Karen, That pink pot took my breath away. It is so very lovely. You had to have it. I am happy I got to see it. Your cups and very pretty too. Glad there were no regrets.
    :) Ruthie

  14. That new teacup is irrisistable Karen and I love, love the teapot! Beautiful tea in the garden.

  15. I am swooning over your treasures! What lovely pieces and more special because they have the memory of a nice day attached to them.

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