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Saturday, February 10, 2018

All dressed up for Valentine's 2018

Come on in!  I'm so glad you were able to stop by my blog today.  
Let me show you around my "tea" room and specifically how it's decorated for Valentine's Day. 
This little bear was a gift from my SW (Sweet William - my honey) some years ago.  The bear is pretty much a fixture on the this shelf.  Right now he's in charge of holding that Valentine card. 
These sweet heart shaped plates with cherubs are always on display in here.   Cupid comes out after Christmas.   I have been known to leave him on display for months after Valentines.  It's the romantic in me! 

My SW finds the prettiest cards for me and I do save them all.  He writes such sweet sentiments in them.  I cherish each and every one.  These two love bird angels are actually a vase, for a start or single flower.  I've not used it for such yet.  Maybe some day. 

I've tucked away several cards in this metal envelope.   It is all so sweet.   

Some have told me that my tea room always reminds them of Valentine's Day.  It's not a bad thing I hope.  I really am a Romantic and love all things soft, lacy, and lovely.  It's a good thing my SW doesn't mind.  

I do put away all of the Valentine cards every year.  I get to enjoy them all over again when decorating my tea room.  

I felt like this post wouldn't be complete without sharing a Valentine Tea!  What fun is this little find?   I just recently found the teapot at the Goodwill.  I've had the cups for several years.  The red matches so perfectly.   How about some sweet cinnamon tea? 

And look at this sweet little card I found at World Market.   I love the cut out it is so delicate.  

So the pillows aren't really Valentine's and neither are the paper roses but they are looking so pretty in my sunroom right now I had to share.  Let's sit awhile and enjoy some tea here. 

I'll be heading over to Jan Olson's
to check out all of the other Valentine's Day Décor.  

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Black Tea Cup Collection

There's more to my life than tea cups ... really.  Someday I'll show you.  But right now I really want to share these beautiful black tea cups with you.  Do you have black tea cups?  Do you like them?

This Royal Albert was the first black tea cup I ever saw.  I found it an Antique store in Seattle, Washington more then a few years ago. I was just in awe of it and it started my search for more.  Of course, I can find them online.  But I can't afford the asking price! I did make a bid for one at Goodwill Auction online once.  My little bid was $45.00, which was making very uncomfortable but I wanted that cup. I had to let it go though, it eventually sold for over $250.00! Wow!

So naturally, I was delighted to find these Johnson Brothers for, ahem, .49 cents a piece!  More my speed. 

This hand-painted jaw dropper was found at an antique store in Florence, Colorado.  The tea set was a local Goodwill find.  All of it for under $20.00.   I love to put the black pieces all together. It makes a striking display - do you think? 

I also have these.  They are all Royal Albert and the one in the middle is the same one you see in the second picture. I have not used all of these, yet.  I think I used the one from Seattle once.  I've used the tea pot.  I will eventually use the others, I believe we should use the pretty things and enjoy them, don't you?  Tea tastes soooo much better in a fine china cup and makes you feel special while using it.  Or is that just me?

Today I'm joining these parties:
Share Your Cup
Home Sweet Home 

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