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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Tuesday Tabletops and Tea Events

Tuesday is now especially for tea, teacups and all tea-time fun! Today, March 9, is the first Tea Cup Tuesday, co-hosted by Martha at Martha’s Favorites and Terri at Artful Affirmations. Also new today is Teatime Tuesday, hosted by Lady Katherine at Lady Katherine's Tea Parlor.
In addition, I just learned of another Tea Time Tuesday, hosted by Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage, now in its 7th week.

I am also linking to: Table Top Tuesday, Tea Party Tuesday, Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays, and Three or More Tuesday.
For Tabletop Tuesday, I thought to share the ensembles on top of my hutch and on top of the refrigerator. The cabinet on the hutch holds my blue and white teacup collection. On top I set a lighted Victorian house (a dollar find at a consignment shop) and my Bordallo Pinheiro bowls, found affordably at TJ Maxx.

The bowls rest on some of my tea books.

Nearby a $3 shelf unit holds blue and white china on the top shelf and cobalt glasses on the bottom shelf. White items including salt and peppers, round out the display

At touch of literary beauty is provided by three word plaques. "Home Sweet Home" and the framed poem, "God Hath Not Promised…" are thrift store finds for less than a dollar each. The Spode dish, "The heart that loves is always young" is from TJ Maxx.

God hath not promised skies ever blue,

Flower-strewn pathways always for you.

God hath not promised sun without rain,

Joy without sorrow, pwace without pain;

But He hath promised strength from above,

Unfailing sympathy, undying love.

The carved frame beautifully compliments the manuscript style.

The refrigerator top stores and displays my blue and white Portuguese tureen and small Bordallo bowls.

In the study I changed out the blue and white tea items from last week and concentrated on mostly white items.

The teapot by Windsor is white trimmed in gold - Made in England. It was a $16.00 find at Marshalls. I enjoy the pretty curving shapes and the gilt scrolls and knob.

The teacup and saucer are "Contessa Gala" by Mikasa, The dessert plate is Mikasa "Contessa."

Note that the Gala items (cup and saucer) have added floral embellishment

A brass candlestick is echoed by a brass colonial lady bell.

Teapots are the subject of two books for browsing while enjoying a simple cup of tea.
Christie’s Collectibles Teapots by Paul Tippett
Antique’s Collectors Pocket Guides China Teapots by Pauline Agius

Do visit each of these Tuesday events by clicking the links given above in the first paragraph. Please leave a comment here for me.


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Carrie,
What a wonderful tea pot! I so enjoyed your post. Seems there are a lot of tea parties going on today; including mine. I hope you will stop by and have a cup with me too. Have a lovely day.


Creations By Cindy said...

Loving your stuff! I really LOVE those green dishes. I have what I call a green gabbage bowl that belonged to grandmother. I never pieces like this when out and about! Love it! Be blessed. Cindy

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Your hutch is just lovely and what a beautiful collection of your teacups on the shelf also. I love your green bowls, they are so pretty, I am just fascinated with these lately. The candlesticks have me definitely drooling. I LOVE them. Your teasetting is so pretty, such a lovely teapot. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Terri said...

Wow, look at all your lovely tea things! That tea pot is gorgeous as well as your gold trimmed tea cup and plates.
Thank you so much for having tea with us!

Lady Katherine said...

I just love your blue collection in the wonderful Hutch! The tea sets are lovely! What great finds of the green candle sticks and bowls. Your tea is so lovely, the white Tea set is very Elegant! I need to go shopping! I love the books on your table. Thank you so much for joining me today for Tea Time Tuesday! I still drooling over your blue collection!

Anonymous said...

Hi Carrie! I've been in hog heaven looking at your pretty things! You have the most wonderful dishes and I do love your hutch. Your tea looks so pretty and wish I could come over.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

nannykim said...

I am so in love with your blue and white set!!! It speaks to me!

nannykim at http://spindlecottage.blogspot.com/

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi again,
Thank you so much for stopping by today and participating in my Tea Time Tuesday. I have added your link to my post. I really like your framed poem also, which I neglected to mention in my last comment. Have a beautiful day.


PAT said...

Beautiful vignettes and dishes. Wonderful post!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a lovely post! I am quite partial to the victorian house on top of your hutch and the "Contessa Gala" tea cup and saucer are just exquisite! Simply beautiful1

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

Hmmm...I think you have way too many beautiful blue & white pieces and you should consider thinning your collection by sending some of it to me! ::wink::

Seriously, you have some gorgeous things! Love the Gala cup and saucer too. :)

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Carrie: I just have to tell you, I have seen alot of tea cups today and your Mikasa is the winner hands down! It is so delicate. Love it, Martha

Jocelyn said...

Such lovely tea settings. Your display is so elegant.


Nancy's Daily Dish said...

What a pretty hutch, teaset and green majolica pieces....BUT, my fave is the contents of blue transfer pieces! BEAUTIFUL! Please visit my blog...it's all centered around transferware. Glad I dropped by here. Happy Tuesday with all these fun tea parties!

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

You truly have some beautiful things! I love all your blue and white pieces and your green pieces too! The teacup with painted flower is also gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Ginger said...

Just beautiful tea sets. I didn;t realize there were so many Tuesday parties going on. Thanks for sharing your pretty teacups.


Carolyn said...

I love your teapot and your beautiful blue and white china too!


nancy said...

Love your tea sets. Pretty colors.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good Evening Carrie, girl you do have some beautiful things my friend...and all your displayed look awesome...love the tea table the best...I also have that Charms of Tea and if te cups could talk see yours there...Thanks for sharing this fun post girl...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

What a beautiful TEA PARTY...love your green dishes! Thanks for coming to my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PARTY...hope you had a good time:)