Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Calling all Tea Lovers!

Hello everyone,
       I hope you all had a wonderful Easter. Now, for all you tea lovers I have some photos for you of some of the most beautiful teacups and teapots I have ever seen. Some of you may remember a few weeks ago I shared some photos of the most amazing antique lace collection, and now from the same lovely American friend (that I  met through my blog) I have some photos of her amazing tea things to share with you.
Peek inside!

Beautiful !!!
Many of you will recognize the beautiful Shelley teacups and teapots in the collection.

It is hard to pick favorites because they are all so beautiful-don't you agree?

It would be hard to get me away from these two  beautiful cabinets full of gorgeous china!
So pretty!
Gotta love all those pinks!

I hope you tea lovers enjoyed seeing this beautiful collection as much as I did. A big thank you to my friend for taking the time to take these pictures and send them to me and allow me to share them with you!

If you missed her beautiful antique lace collection you can see it here and more  here.

Please note that I am taking a short blogging break this week but I have posted a couple of posts ahead for you and I will be back next week, with hopefully lots to share!

Thank you for visiting,



Elzie said...

So beautiful Carolyn! I think that friend of yours is having a very good taste, lol.
Hope you will get som nice free time.
Love Elzie

jeanetteann said...

so utterly amazing,so beautiful.

suzeeez said...

Wow...so beautiful ! I want to have tea there . I could look at all of those tea cups and teapots over and over again !

Lavender Cottage said...

Gosh Carolyn, this is an amazing collection. Would she have us all for tea one day? Can you imagine trying to choose one teacup?
Thanks for sharing, and you must convince this gal to start blogging too.

Sharing Shadymont said...

This is absolutely amazing!!! Love the cups, and the way she has them displayed. So beautiful!

Andi's English Attic said...

Well I collect china with violets on, so those ones have to be my favourite, but I agree, they're all lovely. xx


I would LOVE for you to come link this up at my linky party "Cowgirl Up!", going on right now. Link up once, appear on 4 blogs.

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Wow Carolyn, this collection is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your friend's lovely home with us.

Sandy said...

I love this collection! It's amazing! I have a Shelley coffee / chocolate set that was my Grandmothers. Please thank your friend for sharing it with us.

Melissa said...

What a treat. Thank you!

Anne said...

What an amazing and beautiful collection.Thank you for sharing.

Susan said...

Hello Dear Carolyn...Your friend's teacup collection is, indeed, most lovely too see. Loved the wallpaper and tablecloth, too! Thanks so much for sharing. If you are going away during your blogging break, have a great time! Even if you are not going away, have fun! Sincerely, Susan

Fixing My Thoughts said...

I'm positively drooling over such a lovely collection! Love the needlepoint seat cushion on the chair and the bell pull and pillow, too! Thanks for sharing this, and thanks to your friend, too! Bess

Marilyn said...

What a collection of beauties! The softness of the colors is what sang to me. That bottom picture of the soft colors on the outside and inside each a different pattern, lovely. Happy week away. Not many comments come from me, but I do love visiting here - it is so peaceful to my mind and heart.

martha said...

So many beautiful pieces of china...I like you, would have a hard time leaving the cabinets...She has displayed them so beautiful too.
Thanks for sharing this with us.

Linda said...

Talk about Spring Beauty!
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...


I am in shock.

That is the most amazing collection I have ever seen.


Enjoy your time away, Carolyn - see you soon!

Pamela Gordon said...

Oh My! What a wonderful and pretty collection of china! A tea lover's dream for sure. Thanks for sharing with us. Enjoy your break! Blessings, Pamela

Sherry said...

How gorgeous! I loved that tour! Thank you for showing it off. Congratulations on your magazine feature in Victoria! Your home and garden were just lovely and I was so excited to see you there!

Rayanne said...

Thank you so much for taking me to your tea!! Truly lovely, just like YOU!! Have a happy week, friend!

Karen's Place said...

all I can say is Thank you Carolyn for sharing!!!! LOVELY!!! I even saw I few I have in my humble collection. Sighing....

Linda J. said...

Oh my! Beautiful!!!

Heaven's Walk said...

Absolutely incredible, Carolyn! What a stunning collection! :) Hey, I wanted to congratulate you (if I haven't already) on your GORGEOUS feature in Romantic Homes magazine!!!! I was so excited to see your beautiful home and gardens in there! I'm definitely saving my copy for when I travel up that way to visit you. :)

xoxo laurie

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh my, so many pretties all in one place! I'm afraid I wouldn't get much work done with all those in front of me! Enjoy your break!


Home Bohemia said...

I just LOVE the once with flowers inside/Maria <3

Ruby and Arthur said...

Your post was beautiful as always!

Shirley said...

Hi Carolyn,
I have a very good friend who lives in Alaska and collects Shelly Tea cups and other Shelly items. She belongs to and attends all Shelly conference around the world. I'm sure she knows your friend. Tea, who can live with out it?

PAT said...

Gorgeous teacups and teapots, Carolyn!

I simply had to come by and tell you how much I enjoyed the article, in Romantic Homes, about your home. Beautiful!! Congratulations.

The Tablescaper said...

OH, Carolyn, your friend has the most amazing collection. Such magnificent Shelley - the cabinet in which she displays it are amazing in their own right. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

- The Tablescaper

Kasia said...

I drooled over these!!! I love china and Im obsessed with tea! :) I think this is exceptionally lovely!