Friday, October 23, 2009

Tea Time

It is teatime here so come and join in!

Today I am using my pretty toile cup and saucer that my sister in law gave to me. It is one of my favorites.

I used a flash for this shot.

I love the bottom teacup too -I have had it for a long time and can't remember where I got it.

Last week I got these new willow small plates at Homesense in Halifax.

I also got the four dinner plates there. They were on clearance making them a bargain too good to pass up. Yes,I know my cabinets are getting full!

This is an old creamer from an antique shop.

The next few pictures are from my daughters collection but it seems like a good place to share them. I actually got these for her at the Christmas Tree shop a few years ago.

They look lovely in her black hutch. I will have to take some shots of the whole kitchen sometime.

I bought this recently at the Dollar Store.

this is the pretty tea cup from my sister in law in case anyone wanted to know the name.

This is the old one

It occured to me that tea time without something sweet wasn't much fun so now we are good to go!

Hope you have a great weekend


Thank you for having tea with me!



Carol at Serendipity said...

Beautiful tea cups but the teapot is very special, too.

Thanks for sharing!


Deanna said...

I greatly enjoyed having tea with you today! This is a delightful post.
Thank you, Dear Friend for sharing,

Anonymous said...

A lovely tea party in wonderful BRITISH china cup and saucer!!

Your daughters china is lovely too.

Have a great weekend Carolyn, Jackie.

Mary said...

Wonderful tea party, Carolyn. I love your teapots and teacups, but I really like your beautiful canister! I've been looking for some pretty tea tins, but haven't located any just yet. When I have more time..haha...I'll check on line...I know they're out there somewhate, but I really like yours very much, and it goes beautifully with your white favorite color!

God bless,

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Your tea time is always such a treat. You have the most fabulous collection of china.

Lacy said...

What a delicious setting!

Salmagundi said...

Another wonderful post with the most lovely of things, plus great photography. Thanks for sharing. Sally

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

What beautiful dishes. I love your daughters also. You are right they do look pretty in a black hutch.
Have a wonderful day,

Cottage Rose said...

OH my you have some very lovely tea cups and saucers,,, love the plates and tea pots..... your daughter has some very beautiful things also...
I enjoyed myself very much,, thank you for having me... have a wonderful weekend.


Crystal Rose Cottage said... really have a nice collection! That is a hard transferware color to find. I hardly ever see it myself. Thanks for sharing!~Patti

nannykim said...

Pretty--I didn't know they made willow in black and white. I have the blue and white ones and the pink and white ones. These looks cool! I like your new header.

nannykim at spindle cottage

Gypsy Purple said...

Oh this was lovely!!!!! Thank you

Elissa said...

Wow! What a breath-taking tea set... black and white toile is one of my all time favorite things, and it is SO very lovely on a tea set!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful china with us!!


Martha said...

I love tea time -- and your black and white are just beautiful!

Fluitenkruid said...

Love the new header!That toile cup and saucer would perfectly match my toile wallpaper in the bedroom. But I keep on dreaming finding one.
Have a nice weekend, Jannet

Rita said...

Love those tea cups; as soon as you mentiomned tea; I'm there.

cathleen said...

Carolyn, Queen of Toile, that is so pretty. I would LOVE to have tea with you.

Madelief said...

Hi Carolyn,

Thank you for the tea! I like you toile cup and caucer and the china you bought for your daughter. It is good to see that you and your daughter have the same taste! An extra reason to buy it, when you see something nice on a fleamerket or in a dollar store. If there is no more space in your cabinets there maybe some space in hers! I always enjoy buying things for people I now who will love it. Have a good weekend!

groetjes van Madelief

June said...

Carolyn these are all so lovely. I love your daughter's collection and yes, I bet they do look beautiful in a black setting.
I am crazy in love with your banner! Just so ya know!

Bernideen said...

I just scrolled down to ALL YOUR POSTS THIS WEEK and there are wonders to behold! Very lovely teasets and garden!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Carolyn...

Ohhh...I just adore "Tea Time" at your place, Carolyn!!! And the tea pot that you are using today is one of my favorites!!! Every time I have seen it over here...I just oooohhh and aaaahhh! Love the pretty black and white toile tea cups and saucers...they really are lovely!!! I enjoyed seeing a few of your daughter's lovely black & white collection too! Ohhh yes...please do show us your daughter's kitchen...I would love to see it! I can tell already that she has her mother's keen sense of design style!!! It would be such a treat!!!

Thank you for the tea, my friend and your cake looks delicious! Also wanted to thank you for stopping by and taking a peek at my new stackable pedistal plates...I always enjoy our visits!

Now I do believe that I see some red transferware peeking out at me from under this post...I must go and see! Hehe!

Warmest wishes,

Suzann said...

Everything is perfectly lovely.

Unknown said...

Collect you dinnerware? Very nice it was black I actually nicer than the red china. You actually use. Grizzly hear, if there some breaks. Something makes me thing of the English film die in Netherlands 'Keeping Up Appearances'hot. With missis 'Hyacint'. A woman who lives beyond her means and when the neighbour comes over te visit its most expensive dishes on the table, but is afraid that the neighbour will break. What her strange behavior also occurs.

Oh, oh, bad translation...
Dear regards, Marja

Rhondi said...

Hi Carolyn
Thanks for the cup of tea. It was lovely, especially in those beautiful cups.
Hugs, Rhondi

Anonymous said...

refined black and white.. just nice. Of course tea with you would always be nice! Love your collections my dear!


Cindy said...

You have so many beautiful dishes!! Beautiful!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Thanks for visiting with me....I love that little tea canister. I have NEVER seen anything like that at my Dollar store! Just darling!