Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Red & White Valentine's Day Tea



                                                                   Hello everyone,
                              Since I have done a few pastel tea times lately I thought I would share
                              a red and white theme for this Valentine's Day tea.
                                 As many of you know I have been collecting red and white transferware
                                 dishes for several years now and my collection slowly keeps growing.It
                                 is a mix and match of several patterns. The tea cups are Vista by Mason.
                                 The ginger cookies are also on a little Vista plate.
                                  The beautiful red roses are so pretty in the transferware pitcher.
                               Maybe, you have noticed that the crochet curtains are also mix and
                               match. The ones you see here are in the middle window and are
                               actually a long pair of valences but I think they work well for now.
                               All the curtains are the same color(golden ecru) but a little different
                               pattern and all were bought at thrift shops over time. I think if I am
                               patient sooner or later I find just the right little treasure!
                                This beautiful covered veggie dish was a sweet gift from a friend. The
                                pitcher behind was also a gift from another friend a few years ago.
                                Both are treasures to me ~ the friends and the gifts!
                                 Love the richness of these red roses ~ a symbol of love!





                                           A simple tablescape set for some family visitors.



                        Hope you are enjoying your week ~ do you have any special plans
                                   for Valentine's Day?

                                  I am joining Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday
                                  and Bernideen's Tea Time Blog for Friends sharing tea.
                                                                             Thank you for visiting!
                                                                                                        Carolyn

28 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Carolyn! I love seeing your transferware pieces and I have been liking using my red and white pieces during this month.

Betty W said...

Carolyn, your table is just beautiful. I love the crochet curtains and tablecloth.

Linda @ Friendship Tea said...

Very pretty! February is the perfect time to use your red and white transferware.

Margs Primitive Quilts said...

Your red and white tablescape is just gorgeous! Happy Valentines Day!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Beautiful, Carolyn! I love your Mason pieces and you know I am loving the red. Happy Valentine's day to you and all your loved ones.

Blessings,
Sandi

Miss Merry said...

Your transferware is GORGEOUS~ I totally in love with your covered vegetable dish! What a wonderful gift. Such a pretty table.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Simply beautiful! Your red transferware is so gorgeous and so romantic for Valentine's. I love it!
Happy Valentine's.
FABBY

Janet said...

Incredible red and white ...so pretty ...being English I just love the old English scenes ..so pretty ...
Your table scape is absolutely perfect as always
Love the roses so beautiful with the babies breath just making them shine
Can't wait to see what you show us next time
Happy Valentines everyone
Regards Janet of Maisonvogue on Etsy.com

Petra said...

Hello Carolyn, what a beautiful service so nice that color. And for Valentine now special things at this time of the week, but I have a view days ago to think about for some things. Have a nice week greeting Petra.

Daniela said...

How much romanticism in this post Carolyn, I love it !
Happy Valentines to you and every readers of yours. xox
Dany

Susan said...

Love your red transferware, Carolyn. For sure, there is nothing like red roses for exquisite beauty. Yours are delightful. Susan

Rosemary and Thyme said...

What a lovely and peaceful spot to enjoy a cup or tea or coffee. Your transferware is beautiful. I am been using a lot of soft tones lately too. I just love pastel colors but reds are always warm and inviting too.

Have a great rest of the week.

Janet

Anonymous said...

Caroly I am newer to red transfer ware than yourself; however I lucked on a good buy of mixed pieces of Vista but unhappily no cup/saucers...still looking for them.
Love your new header and as usual a very pleasing post.
One very special favour I request from all the dear ladies in blogland...Please oh! Please give St. Valentine his title of Saint. He was a real person and a bishop in the Catholic Church as was St. Patrick and everyone on his feastday call him St. Patrick..not just Patrick...so please in future call him SAINT Valentine. Bless each and everyone of you and may you have a blessed St. Valentine's Day with your loved ones.
With joy,
Sylvia Faye

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Absolutely gorgeous.

You have a wonderful collection of red and white transferware - sure is fun to put it to such good use.

It's just perfect for St. Valentine's Day, Carolyn!

I posted some happy news today. ♥

Bernideen said...

Your dishes are always so delightful to see with the table set so wonderfully. I am sure you are dreaming every day about your garden and imagining how it will be!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Your transferware is very pretty. Happy Valentine's Day.

therese said...

Bonjour , j'aime surtout le Rose mais votre billet et superbe avec cette jolie Nappe . J'aime votre jolie Vaisselle
Bonne journée

Miss Jane said...

Your tea setting is perfectly lovely. The pitcher with the roses is very 'eye catching'. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Erin said...

So pretty! I love all your dishes. You have an eye for beauty!!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Love your transferware. I collect the red as well. The covered dish and pitcher are beautiful, as are the roses. The petals look like velvet.

Jann Olson said...

I love your collection of red transferware! I am a lover of red and have just recently started collecting it. I found a pretty large set of all plates, and two sizes of saucer of the Vista by Mason at a thrift for $20. I was thrilled, but hope to find some teacups to add to it. I actually love mixing patterns! Beautiful Valentines tea!
hugs,
Jann

carol jane said...

Your tables are always so beautiful. I love this one! I am new to vintage and antique collections.What is transferware, and where do you find it? So pretty.

Kathryn Bechen said...

How beautiful! Thanks for sharing your lovely pix. :)

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Ruthie Miller said...

Very, very pretty as always, Carolyn. I love that the curtains are mismatched. They compliment each other and are a little more interesting that way. You have created such a warm and beautiful home.
Best, Ruthie from Lady B's Time for Tea

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Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

The red is perfect for Valentines! What a delight it wold be to sit at your table and inspect each lovely pattern. Each of these photos would make a gorgeous Valentine card!