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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

A Tuesday Blogging Carnival

A Tuesday Blogging Carnival

Tuesdays are getting even more interesting with new weekly events starting today. Over at Coastal Charm Linda is hosting the first Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays.

Rhondi at Rose Colored Glasses is having the first Tea Party Tuesday

At A Stroll Thru Life, Marty is doing a wonderful job hosting Table Top Tuesday, which she graciously undertook once Barb at Grits and Glamour no longer could.

Another favorite is Three or More Tuesday, sponsored by Tam at The Gypsy's Corner.

My arrangement is set on the top of a maple bookshelf I am using for food storage in the kitchen. I got the maple bookshelf for $10.00 at a local thrift shop.

A ceramic tea house cookie jar was $3.00, as was the tea house teapot.

The Made in England ceramic cottage box was reduced to $1.00 because, when the flea market dealer took it out of the glass case, it fell apart. A piece of the back broke away, but I readily glued it back when I got home.

The tall mug came from a consignment shop. I liked the colorful graphics of tea cups
Inside the mug is a tiny tin house container that cost ten cents.

The little black and white porcelain teapot was in a free box at the flea market. It has an irridescent or lustre glaze. The bottom is marked, “Made in Czecho-Slovakia.”

The white embossed bread and butter and salad plates are “Mikasa “English Countryside,” 10 and 25 cents at the thrift.

A Brief Tea Break

A cup of tea and chocolates with a pretty tea book is a welcome break from daily duties.
The teacup and saucer, small teapot and handled cake plate is Minton “Hardwick.” The pattern is reminiscent of Elizabethan crewel work.

The small tea canister was found in a local antique shop and is for Earl Grey one of my favorite teas. The teapot-shaped tea infuser was found at a flea market in fall 2008, and the tiny silverplate tea spoon is from a tea shop boutique.

The Mrs. Fields chocolates, arrived today in a lovely Valentine gift bag along with more treats.

The book was recently sent to me by my sister from Florida. It is titled Victoria The Essential Tea Companion.

Well, I am happy you stopped by and hope you will come agin soon. Please visit all the hostesses for more participating posts.


The Muse said...

i love using your beauties along side the items of necessity. there should be no separation in a real house that becomes a home :)

Diann said...

I have the same tea house cookie jar. I love it!

Jane said...

You have a great collection. I love the Tea Time picture behind the pieces and the tea related books...it really makes a beautiful display.

Unknown said...

I to collect tea books. I just love to look at them. Your tea pots and jars are beautiful!


xinex said...

I love all your tea accessoris, Carrie. They're all very nice. I love the tea house cookie jar. What a deal!...Christine

Jocelyn said...

What a lovely tea serving. Everything looks so inviting. I love the shelf they are sitting on. And the Tea picture tops it all off :-)


Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Your collection is so nice together. That book interests me. I love tea books and I haven't seen that one!

Anonymous said...

Your little houses and dishes are just lovely. Very charming. It's been a joy to visit here. Thank you for tea. I hope you have a happy tea day ♥

Rhondi said...

You have so many beautiful things for tea! Of course my favorite is the blue and white. I am so glad you joined my tea party today. Earl Grey is one of my favorites too.
Hugs, Rhondi

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

How fun it all looks Carrie...love that cookies jar and I got that book girl..its wonderful...Hope you have a GREAT day my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Anonymous said...

Hi Carrie! Oh, I'm loving this! All those little cottagey pieces are just precious.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;0

Judi said...

So adorable! I love the little cottages! Judi

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Such a lovely collection of tea-related things. The little tea shop cottages are darling. Thanks for sharing!

PAT said...

This is wonderful, Carrie!

And I absolutely love the maple shelves. Many years ago, almost 50, I had maple furniture. My children have some of it now. I saw a tea cart in maple at an antique shop a couple of weeks ago. I am tempted to go back to see if I can find it and bring it home.

Carrie said...

I love to collect tea books also. Here are links to my posts on tea books:


Carrie said...

Yes, I remember seeing your cookie jar, yours has a true blue roof, while this is a turquoise blue. What fun!

Carrie said...

All through college, my dorm room was furnished with maple furniture. Also, in the apartment I lived in before buying my house, the kitchen cabinets were all maple. I still miss those ample cupboards!

Judi said...

I just saw your fabulous bow brooch collection! And you really found a great way to display them!! Judi

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh I love the bookcase being used for your food storage and then what a beautiful vignette you've placed on top. Your beautiful teapots and cookie jars are so perfect. Love the pretty dishes too. You tea time tablesetting is lovely. What a great way to treat yourself and enjoy. Thanks so much for joining the party today. Love it. Hugs, Marty

marmielu said...

I love all your tea things. You've got some good finds here. I would love to stumble upon some tea tins.
Mary Lou

Rettabug said...

Wow....I thought I had a lot of teapots! YOU'VE got me beat & they're all BEAUTIFUL! Great post!

Barbara Jean said...

Love your tea books with the tea pot on top, and the sweet little house with blue roof.

Thanks for coming by.


barbara jean

Scribbler said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and your kind words! I enjoyed looking at your pretty goodies! I have some tea things, too, and I believe maybe I should write about them.

Scribbler @ Scribbler-Unfocused.typepad.com/

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

You have some lovely tea things & have found some great bargains !

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I like your tea things! I have several tea room houses and display them in our kitchen which has a tea room theme.

I have two Victoria tea time books, but not that one, I need to find it!


Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Love your cookie jar... it's soooo cute! Thanks for coming to my first NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS party...hope to see you again:)


Sandra said...

I collect teacups but no tea pots...might have to start another collection. Thanks for stopping by and for your comment.

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Some really great finds. I love looking through tea time books! Enjoyed your post!

Maggie Ann said...

You have some lovely things...I enjoyed my visit. Your tea book looks like the perfect thing to go with a good hot cup of fragrant tea.

Kimberly said...

Just beautiful!

I am so glad I found your site I have linked up, and I am now following you. Pop on over and see mine. I would love to hear from you.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Carrie, all of these treasures are so pretty. I especially like the blue and white tea set. laurie

Miss Janice said...

I love your tea house cookie jars and have some of the same tea book you have!