Monday, May 11, 2015

A Mismatched Tea by the Rhododendron Tree

Hello Dear Tea Friends!

Welcome to

"A Mismatched Tea by the Rhododendron Tree!"

I hope that you had a very special day with your loving family on Mother's Day!

Today I would like to share a mismatched teacup and saucer.

I just love the teacup's  rich tone of pink with the thick gold trim on the handle and pedestal base.

To make it even sweeter there is a dear rosebud on the inner cup.

I found this elegant saucer and thought they looked perfect together.

What do you think?

The other palest of pink teacup is a matching pair.

The inner cup has an exquisite border of gold designs.

It is marked Grosvenor Bone China England. 

The teacups have similar shapes. 

If you look closely on the teapot you can read the word "Romantic".

The large planter is Made in England.

Thank you for joining me today for

"A Mismatched Tea by the Rhododendron Tree!"

Wishing You A Belated Happy Mother's Day from My Dear 94 year old Mother and I!

See you next week!


This week I will be joining these beautiful blogspots:

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

Hope to see you there!


  1. Hi Karen, Mismatched or not your tea setting is absolutely gorgeous and your cup and saucer go together quite lovely. I am LOVING that jardiniere, it is beautiful! Your lacy tablecloth looks great amongst all the green too!
    Sweet photo of the 3 of you, Happy belated Mother's Day to you.

  2. What a darling picture of you three at the end!! Your mismatched teacup and saucer sure look like a pair to me, Karen. Your tea looks so dreamy and romantic by your rhododendron tree!

  3. The mismatched china looks so perfect together! I love the elegant lines of your cups, soo pretty!

  4. A perfect setting out in nature. Mismatched setting looked great.

  5. Karen:
    I really prefer and adore the mismatched look. I think it is much more charming! What a beautiful place for a tea. We are still trying to dry out from days of rain, snow and hail. I can't wait to get in the garden!

  6. Your garden tea is exquisite! I think the teacup and saucer are the perfect match. The shades of pink are the same. Your second teacup is such a pale pink, almost white. It's a beauty. Not only do you have beautiful teaware, but your English planter is amazing! Great large floral design on it. I could sit in your garden all day.
    Have a great tea week! ~Nora

  7. Your tea time is absolutely just gorgeous!!!! Your mismatched setting looks fabulous. Everything very romantic

  8. Happy Belated Mother's Day, Karen! The pretty flowers on the Tuscan saucer match the pink Royal Stafford teacup beautifully! I'm also a fan of the pale pink teacup!

  9. Karen, I just adore your mismatched tea! I especially love all the girly pink. You matched up that pretty teacup so very nicely with that saucer. What a charming set you have now. Everything is lovely, the cream and sugar, the teapot, the planter, the lace. Would love to join you for tea at your pretty table. Thanks for sharing and joining me for tea. The picture of you, your mom, and that darling baby is just precious!


  10. Karen: That picture with the three generations is amazing. Your Mama is beautiful. I am so glad you got to spend time with her. That baby is growing so fast. Have a wonderful week dear friend. Hugs, Martha

  11. I adore the rose planter and those pillows!

  12. Romantic, lovely, pretty...there are so many nice ways to describe your beautiful table setting. I love the mismatched cup and saucer; they go perfect together. Both tea cup sets are wonderful.

  13. Well, mismatched or no...they all go beautifully together to set a gorgeous table! My rhodies are just beginning to bloom. Lovely! And I love your generational photo! How precious! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  14. O my Nothing seems un matched at all.. It all looks perfectly together.. All which is very beautiful indeed.. I love every piece.. The flower pot is gorgeous and the Fushia Pink teacup and saucer looks as if they match pretty.. A very lovely post.. Happy late Mother's day to you.. and Happy Wednesday with love Janice

  15. I love all the shades of pink and the gold together. Who cares about mismatched when it is so pretty and feminine.


  16. So pretty! God bless your lovely mother. Angels to you.

  17. Hiya!
    Thanks for the mention of Fusion Paint! It is pretty awesome paint, isn't it? Also, I love your pretty blogspot and your photography is amazing! You go girl!