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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Teacup Tuesday – Pink Beleek

Tea Cup Tuesday, co-hosted by Martha at Martha’s Favorites and Terri at Artful Affirmations.

Last week I shared a soft yellow Beleek cup and saucer. This week it is a pale pink set.
I’ve placed today’s teacup and saucer on a pink crystal platter, which I received as a gift back in summer 1988. It is made by Mikasa and is the "Rosella" pattern.

Like last week’s cup, this one is also shell-shaped. It is Beleek’s "Neptune" pattern, Made in Ireland.

Notice the shape of the saucer and of the footed cup. The handle looks like pink coral.

Note the tiny shell feet on the cup bottom.

Also linking to Tea Time Tuesday at Lady Katherine's Tea Parlor.

A second Tea Time Tuesday, is hosted by Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage

Thank you for stopping by today. Please visit our hostesses at the links above. Please leave a comment and do come again soon.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Metamorphosis Monday – White Dish Display

A few days ago I decided to make room to display more of my white dishes. I have them already on a plate stand to the left of the sink, but wanted to display more.

A few white items were seen in the photo below, set atop the bookcase I use as a partial panty.

Taking a three-shelf wall unit from a local thrift shop, I doubled the space for my white dishes.

First I cleared the top of the bookcase:

The three shelves provided for four Wedgwood “Patrician” plates and matching cups and saucers; two square Canonsburg “American Traditional" dessert plates, a white teapot, a napkin holder, two sets of salt and peppers, a candlestick and a black and white teapot.

Under the lowest shelf I placed several tea books. Ceramic cottage boxes add to the mix:

Alongside on the right, are a framed print, and ceramic tea-house containers.

This post is linked to Metamorphosis Monday. Please visit Susan Susan at Between Naps on the Porchfor links to many more captivating changes, and to join in this weekly blog event.
I am also linking to Tabletop Tuesday, hosted by Marty at A Stroll Thru Life.

Also linking to Tea Time Tuesday at Lady Katherine's Tea Parlor.

Have a great week, and do visit again soon!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Teacup Tuesday – Soft Yellow Beleek

Tea Cup Tuesday, is co-hosted by Martha at Martha’s Favorites and Terri at Artful Affirmations.

My teacup for this Tuesday was made in Ireland. This pattern is Belleek "Tridacna" [5th mark 1955-65], a lovely sea shell design.

The pale yellow cup and saucer feel so thin and so light, but it is strong porcelain. This thin irridescent porcelain is called parian china.

The handle is a delicate ring circle, with tiny branches at top and bottom.

Here I pair the exquisite cup and saucer with a Fleetwood vase with an irridescent glaze. This vase is designed as a tree trunk and is embellished with 22 kt. gold. On the tree branch is a golden squirrel holding a nut.

Please visit Martha and Terri at the links above to see more lovely teacups, and also to link to your own post.

I am also linking to Tea Pot and Tea Things Tuesday. Click here to visit other participants. I trust you are enjoying your week...God bless!