Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Show Off

I just have to show off one of my b-day presents.   Some sweet friends of mine gave this to me
Isn't it gorgeous?  I just love black tea cups.   There's something regal about them. 


I know I have seen posts about some of these black beauties before, I just don't remember who it was.


It is gorgeous from every angle.   If K & M are reading this - Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!  I love it!



It is Royal Albert, copyright 1975, Provincial Flowers, Pitcher Plant.  


Now my other black beauty won't be alone.


It too is Royal Albert, but that is all I know about it.   I searched it out before and didn't find any other information.   I purchased this one at a Antique and Collectables store in Seattle. 



If any of you have more info about it please share.  I'd like to know.  It is different from the 1975 patterns in that the saucer does not have a white middle, it is black. 


Happy "Tea" Day to all. 

John 1:16 (Amplified Bible)

For out of His fullness (abundance) we have all received [all had a share and we were all supplied with] one grace after another and spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing and even favor upon favor and gift [heaped] upon gift.

I am linking up with the following tea parties today:

Martha and Terri

Wanda Lee

Lady Katherine 

Sandi's 74th TeaTime Tuesday

http://sweetology101.blogspot.com/

Friday, June 24, 2011

Early Morning Tea on the Deck


A few years ago I acquired these beautiful columbine plates from my mother in law and even though I only had three I kept them because I thought they looked so good on my 3 tier server.


Then this year for mother's day my daughter took me to breakfast and then for a mani/pedi.   Such a sweet girl!  Afterwards we stopped at an estate sale and guess what I found?   A 5-piece place setting for 4 of this pattern.    4 dinner plates, 4 bowls, 4 dessert plates and 4 teacups and saucers.    The only mark is on the dinner plates.
 

A little bit of research showed the company is no longer in business and this set was probably made in the 70's.    I love columbines.   They grow wild here and it's difficult to contain them in a garden.  They shoot up wherever they feel like.   
This morning I am using my Columbine teacups out on the deck.   Care to join me?   It's a little chilly so wear your sweater.   The morning sun cast a lot of shadows across the deck so my pictures are a little dark. 

I'm serving "bear claws" and Yorkshire gold tea.   I like mine with a bit of milk and 2 cubes of sugar because it is very strong tea but perfect for the morning.   

I wonder if this company made a teapot or coffee pot to go with the set?   If they did I sure hope to find one some day. 


I hope you have a fun and relaxing day.  

Monday, June 20, 2011

The winner of my birthday giveaway is...

Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage.   I had such a fun and busy birthday and I thank all of you for your birthday wishes and for entering to win a present from me.   I wish I could send one to all of you!    Sandi check your email for a message from me.  

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Saturday Tea in the Garden with my grandbabies

We had a long day today and ended it with a restful tea on the deck.   Nothing fancy, just shortbread cookies fromWalmart and sweet tea that I made earlier today.   To my MacKenzie it was the best.     Jace thought his sister's hat was to play with...

There was no view of the mountains today because of the smoke from the Arizona fires.  Remember to pray for those involved with the fire and that it will soon be contained.   On a clear day there is a beautiful view of the mountain range just in the background here.

We used my violet tea set that was a gift from my husband a few years ago.    It was purchased at Bernideen's Store here in Old Colorado City.


Are they violets or pansies?  They kind of look the same,   I have these "volunteers" that grow in the path every year.  Sometimes they are in the grass.  I've heard them referred to as "Johnny Jump Ups."  I can't believe I am showing you a picture of my "weeds!"


I think they are prettier on the table - don't you?

And they match my set - isn't that cool?

I hope you rest, have tea, and enjoy yourself for the remainder of the weekend.   I know I will.
Have you ever been given a scripture over and over?  You read it, then you hear someone say it, then someone else and on and on.  Well I've been getting Romans 8:28 "All things work together for good to them that love God and are called according to his purpose."  I will rest in this Word and know that all things will work out, because I love Him.   I pray you find this rest too.





I'm joining Bernideen's Saturday Tea in the Garden and Martha and Terri's TeaCup Tuesday.  I am also joining with Sandi for Tea Time Tuesday and Teapot and Tea Things with Wanda Lee. 

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Birthday Present for You!

My birthday is coming up and I want to give away a present!  Do you want it?   It's a surprise - so no peeking!


The rules are easy and you can enter 3 times.   I will draw your name out of hat on my birthday, June 18. 
All you have to do is:

1. Leave a comment about this giveaway.

2. Become a new follower and then leave a comment here to let me know.  If you already follow me - you sweet thing you - just leave a comment and let me know you still check me out every now & then. ;-)

3. If you post a link to this Giveaway on your own blog you will receive yet another entry! The link to this giveaway post is on my top Right sidebar. Just come back and leave another comment on this post that you did it!!


It's my birthday and I can give away stuff if I want to! 
   

Polka Dots and Moth Balls!

I found the coolest red polka dot bowls at a church yard sale for $4.00 for the set.    They are Fire King Ovenware from the 40's or 50's.   Research shows there were 4 bowls in the set, I got 3.   I love the polka dots!    These are headed to my booth for sale.    Aren't they the cutest!   I was inspired to join this party by Jocelyn at Just a Little Southern Hospitality   after seeing her Pyrex bowls.   Thanks blogging sister with the same name! 


The bowls are sitting on a Lane Cedar Chest that at the moment is outside airing out.   It smelled of moth balls so bad I almost got sick when I opened it!    I bought this at a different yard sale last weekend.  It was open when I found it and I didn't notice the smell.   It has since been closed up in my living room.    I think it was good deal, $30.00.    What do you think?   I want to paint it white and shabby it up.   My dh thinks I should leave it as is (minus the smell).

I'm joining to fun parties Would you buy it Wednesday? and The Colorado Lady's Vintage Thingie Thursday.   Come with me, let's have some fun!
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