Thursday, October 28, 2010

Vintage Tea

Hello everyone,

It was a beautiful warm sunny day today so it was such a joy to be outside doing some fall clean up and a lovely walk on the boardwalk in Rustico so I am a little late serving my tea today.

The little vintage doll I bought at the 70 mile yard sale a few weeks ago- isn't she a cutie! The charming little teapot is from a local antique shop. The vintage postcards(below) were old ones that my Mom had sent to my Dad after the war. When the war was over Dad returned home to the Island to buy a farm and then send for my Mom a few months later. They got married here on the Island on Mom's arrival. I enjoy having these souvenirs.

Did you notice the old vintage chennile bedspread acting as a chair cover?

A thrift store teacup to match.

Dainty plate from a yardsale.

These little salt & pepper shakers were from an auction sale.

Now don't forget your gloves and little beaded purse when you leave!

Vintage doll

Now here is another little vintage doll that you all know and love-you do love me don't you? HeHe! No don't answer that!

A collage to end my little vintage tea.

I think I am still in time for Susans Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch but there will be hundreds there before me and I am still a little shy in a crowd in spite of being a 'vintage doll' ! Ha!
I am also joining Cindy at My Romantic Home for show and Tell Friday where there is another big party going on.

Thank you for visiting me,


Carolyn

35 comments:

Maddy said...

Oh, cara, sei splendida oggi come allòra !!!!!!!!!
Che deliziosa "bambolina" !!!!!!!
E che bei ricordi, le cartoline del tuo papà...
...mi hai fatto commuovere!

Un grande abbraccio...

Maddy

Pretty Pink Cherub said...

Just beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your photos are stunning and I LOVE your china pieces!! TYSM for sharing sweetie!!

Suzann said...

I just love the teacup and teapot...they are sweet!!! And so is the doll :)
Enjoy your tea!
Suzann

"All things French" said...

Bonjour Carolyn ~ lovely tea-pot and the tea-cup is so sweet, I love teacups with a little pattern inside the cup - Oh! and the pretty faced doll - what a wonderful find.
Take care & have a lovely week-end
~Dianne~

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Oh Carolyn, The picture of you as a baby made me giggle.... you were so cute.

How special and wonderful to have kept your moms postcards to your Dad. Things like that makes it so real at the time to actually feel what they were all about at such a young age.

The color on the teapot and all the other things that were purchased at separate times is amazing how perfect everything matches nicely. and wow what a lovely color! I like it all very much!

Hugs*

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hello Carolyn :) It's been a little while since I last popped in for a visit! Love that sweet little teapot, and the cup goes so perfectly with it. The postcards are very special. Adore the doll, and that adorable photo of you! What a cutie pie, lol :)

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

It was an amazing day, wasn't it? I wonder if it broke a record. How wonderful that you have your mother's postcards from her courting days!
Your finds are just gorgeous, Carolyn! Love the little tea pot and doll! The flowers inside the teacup are a lovely touch. Your baby picture is adorable and I'm sure there are lots of folks who still think you're a doll!
Enjoy your evening.

Blessings,
Sandi

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady. I love ever thing about your Blog. I have a vintage doll like the one you have it was my Mothers. Come take a look at my Vintage Tablescapes on my Blog. I have you as one of my favor Blogs. I hope you are having a nice day.
Diane

Pamela said...

You lucky girl Carolyn finding that doll!
Yesterday I went with Melissa from Cranberry Cottage to this antique store that had an old doll like this one. I had seen it a few time previous and decided to go and purchase her. Well she was gone!!
I should not have waited!!
I love dolls next to china. Your doll is lovely!!

Bella said...

Hello Carolyn, Lucky you having such a beautiful day! We have a lot of fall clean up left! I love all the soft blues at your tea, 70 mile yard sale!! Wow I would be there dusk to dawn!!
Bella

Bohemian said...

OMG that sweet little Vintage Doll looks so much like your Baby Picture... even to the hairstyle... what a delightful coincidence! An adorable Baby you were and your photography of the Tea Parties is always a treat.

Dawn... The Bohemian

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Carolyn, what a darling, precious post. Your treasures are stunning, what gifts...
hugs ~lynne~

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Oh, this is especially lovely! So charmingly~pretty!
:)
~Becca~

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

So very beautiful!

Katherine

Georgianna said...

You remind me how very behind I am on autumn chores in our garden. But your charming tea is so inviting, I'm sure I could sit for just a little while and forget it all! The china is wonderful but the best touch is the postcards. How special to have them, Carolyn. Hope your weekend is as beautiful as today was.

Annette said...

It's all so beautiful. I love the china and those postcards are such a lovely keepsake...very special.

Kom Achterom said...

Hai Catrine
What a beautiful doll you have!! ooo love it!! and your decoration is zo nice! i love the quilt on you ches longe! i love to drink a cup of tea with you in your nice home.
happy weekend
Yolanda

It's me said...

hi hi....i really like to drink a cup of tea with you again.....so nice........have a lovely weekend ! Carolyn....and please come and join my give away......!! love Ria.....

Fluitenkruid said...

What a lovely doll!

Sanna said...

Hello Carolyn,

I see a resemblance of you in the baby picture and the doll. Both so cute with the curly hair :) Love the blue hue and your chenille bedspread.

Have a nice weekend,
Sanna

Islandsparrow said...

Oh weren't you the sweetest little dollie!!

Love this post Carolyn - and wasn't that a perfect day? I spent the afternoon down at the ferry park - so beautifully warm and the Strait was like a mirror!

PS - lovely find at the 70 mile YS - I didn't get a thing this year.

Cindy said...

Thanks for the invitation to the tea party, it was so lovely! Your blue china is beautiful.
Yes, you were a doll!
Love and hugs, Cindy

Nook Cranny Gifts said...

Beautiful tea pot. Love the bedspread.
Thanks for sharing
Michele

Connie said...

What a sweet story and how precious those memories. You were a beautiful child. What do your granddaughters say when they see that picture of you? Probably hard for our grandchildren to even think of us having been young as they are now.

Danuta said...

O jaka piękna porcelana. Jestem zachwycona. Piękny blog. Bardzo często tu zaglądam i zawsze jest coś nowego i pięknego.
Pozdrawiam

shirley said...

Oh I love that baby doll. She is just too sweet for words. Lucky you!

Suzann said...

Hello Carolyn,
Thank you for visiting my blog and thank you for the sweet message!!!

Enjoy your day!
Suzann

Barbara said...

Everything is so lovely. How wonderful to have the postcards that your father sent to your mother! A real treasure.

SALTBOX TREASURES said...

What a lovely tea party! Love the doll, your pic and the china.
~ Julie

bshoney said...

Yes, you were/are a doll. And, yes, we do love you, and the beautiful pictures of home and garden.

Hugs,
Lavon

Entertaining Women said...

Every single element in your teascape is a precious treasure. Thank you for sharing them. Cherry Kay

Alycia Nichols said...

Oh, how pretty! And that's YOU in the photo? How cute is that?!?!?! I love it!!!

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

LOVED the vintage tea things...especially the way that very light blue contrasted with the lovely flowers. Oh, and that baby photo of you is too cute :) :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

villaextra said...

i love this post and how nice...this postcard is from Holland...my country, it's so funny to spot it at the other side of the world...

academic said...

What an exciting experience!/Hilarious! Delightful! True!/wonderful stuff! thank you!

Canvas Prints From Photos