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Monday, September 27, 2010

Perfect Peach Tea Break!

Taking a break from the fall decorating and enjoying a cup of Bigelow's Perfect Peach tea.   I love transferware.  I've just started collecting it, what I could find anyway.   It's hasn't been an easy find for me. 
 So far I have two red, two brown and one dark brown (almost black) tea cups and saucers.   One red platter and one red bowl.  They remind of the beautiful toile fabric. And seem so right for fall. 
 I haven't found a tea pot yet.  But I will, in time, and when I do I know I will be soooo excited.    In the meantime I'll use my somewhat "cheesy" fall tea pot.  It does the job.

 The bottom of the red transferware teacup has Ironstone, made in england molded into it.  This is a picture of the bottom of the saucer.  Olde Country Castles, Made in England, Ironstone.    Happy Teacup Tuesday everyone!  I'm joining with http://www.marthasfavorites.com/2010/09/tea-cup-tuesday-no-30.html and http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com/

Tea-Time Manners, from Tea Time with God, "How much sweeter everyday life would be if tea-time manners were valued ... Manners are merely behaving as though Jesus were our honored guest - as if every other person we meet is His personal emissary.  It means doing and saying what makes others feel comfortable."   The desire of man is his kindness  Proverbs 19:22 

Monday, September 20, 2010

More fall details

Not wanting to totally put away the pinks I just layered the faux fall foliage on top.  I hope it doesn't look tacky - please be a dear and tell me if it does.   Just be kind about it.   And how do you like my "new" fall hat?  I just made it this weekend.    Today, I am joining Cielo at the House in the Roses for Show Off Your Cottage Monday.    

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Fall Decorations

It feels good to have gotten a good start to getting my fall decorations up on time this year.   Last year I didn't get to it until the first week in October and that is the week we have our church conference and we host a big after conference party at our house.   The pressure was on to get the fall decorating done.  Not this year.  I've almost finished.  Thanks to Bernideen at http://bernideensteatimeblog.blogspot.com/ ,  her post on fall decorating inspired me to get in the basement and pull out the fall bins. 
This is what you see when you walk in my front door.   I think I need a little colorful topper on this tablecloth.   This other vignette is at the bottom of the stairs. 

Here's the fireplace mantel in the living room.   The picture is crooked, I know! 

Some ironstone teacups in brown and one dark brown in the middle, it almost looks black.  I think they look good with fall. 
Good 'ol teddy, he endures all the seasonal changes around here!  Love my sunflower cup.  So this Friday, I'm off work and I will finish with a few colorful touches in the family room and sunroom.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Two Teacups for Teacup Tuesday!

These beautiful teacups came all the way from the Czech Republic just for me!  Really! A few years ago my Pastor went on a missions trip to the Czech.   He has gone many times, as there are churches there that are a part of our fellowship.   There is a Revival happening over there among the gypsy people.  It is awesome to see how Jesus is changing their lives.   Anyway,  on this one particular trip he went to the factory that makes this beautiful china and he brought back these gorgeous cups. 
I remember when he and his wife gave them to me.  It brought tears to my eyes.  Really!  First that he would think about little 'ol me while he was way on the other side of the world doing the Lord's business and Second because these cups are so dainty and pretty.   These pictures don't do them justice.
The mark on the bottom is LEANDER Porcelan Loucky Czech Republic.   (It's not a typo - that's how it's spelled)  I have yet to have tea in these babies.    Maybe you can come over and break them in with me?

I am joining many others for Teacup Tuesday at http://www.marthasfavorites.com/2010/09/tea-cup-tuesday-no-27.html   

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