Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Antique Transferware Tea Time

                                                                  On this cold January day it is I am
                                                                  enjoying staying indoors with a cup
                                                                  of hot white chocolate for my afternoon
                                                                  tea break.
                                                                        The antique teapot above is another one
                                                                  of my treasures from an antique mall in
                                                                  Wells Maine. It is very old and does have
                                                                  some fine cracks in it but I love it anyway.
                                                                       A sweet treat of white hot
                                                                Did I already brag that a booth at
                                                                the antique mall had just marked
                                                                everything 75% off and the prices were
                                                                reasonable before the markdown.I was
                                                                like a child in a toy store as I happily
                                                                filled the cart! Yep! I am greedy but
                                                               I will share them with you!

                                                        I love to have a bouquet or two of flowers
                                                       in the house for a little garden cheer.

                                                                 In case you wanted to know ......the teapot

                                                               These cookies were a gift to me....sweet!
                                                                      My January bouquet

                                Well, I am off for my walk but on this cold but sunny day it will
                                            be indoors at the gym. then off to visit my sweet Mama.

                                                      I am joining Rose Chintz Cottage  for Tea Time Tuesday
                                                      and Bernideen's Tea Time Blog for Tea with Friends.

                                                              Thank you for visiting and welcome to my new
                                                              followers......I am honored to have just crossed the
                                                              4000 mark!

                                                                                        Take care,


Bernideen said...

Boy that is piece is fabulous and I agree. Things don't have to be perfect to be beautiful and so wonderful for your photos. Another lovely posting here and great start of 2015!

angie said...

dear carolyn, I love the dishes !!! a happy new year wishes angie from Germany

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a beauty! How can a day go wrong with a beautiful tea time like this in it? So lovely!

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

Love all that you have shared today. Very pretty. It is always fun to find a most precious piece, and getting a deal price makes it even better.

Alexandra said...

Beautiful, beautiful tea pot! I'm in love with it and I love the bouquets you have displayed. Such a cozy little place! Love it. :)

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Lovely teapot and charming in your home.
Hope you're keeping warm.

Deanna said...

Delightful to view your place. Always a treat.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

My, what a beautiful find - and to discover it was a good DEAL makes it even more special. It is perfect.

Love those cookies, your beautiful bouquet and that nifty "sweater" cup!

You didn't eat those cookies, you just went to the gym, right? No wonder I am fat, haha. You had it all backwards!

Hugs and munchin' - M.

sandy said...

That is a lovely teapot! The whole vignette makes for a beautiful little break. I'd almost hate to eat the cookies though!

Pamela Gordon said...

I must get some fresh flowers soon but it's too cold this week to bring them out from the store. Beautiful teapot! You sure got a good deal at the antique mall.

Linda said...

So sweet like you! XO
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a darling teapot, Carolyn, and the cup too is sweet. It looks cute sitting on the saucer with the stones in it. I very seldom use my rhinestone set. You know, there is something very cozy and charming about a well loved teapot or teacup for that matter. And someone sure knows how to bake adorable cookies! They are almost too beautiful to eat. Thanks for joining me for Tea Time and keep warm.


thel day said...

Your blog is beautiful. The cookies are too nice to eat. I love the tea pot and cup. Also the linens are beautiful.

Parsimonious Perfection said...

What a beautiful collection you have!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

love the settings and transfer ware.

Margie (aka Marglom) said...

Love the teapot's transferware design and unusual shape!

Mrs.Rabe said...

Lovely tea pot! Great find!

I think your bouquet is lovely too! Brightens up a cold winter day!


Down Blueberry Lane said...

Love the red and white. Really like the design on the mug, it looks like a sweater. Thanks for sharing!

Gail at Stillmeadow Farm said...

I just love the red transferware! You make tea time look so cozy and inviting! Just one question - where do you store your vast array of dishes?

Rhondi said...

Hello Carolyn. So beautiful as always. Your home is like a dream world. I hope 2015 is a wonderful year for you


Love everything! Wondering who the manufacturer is of your darling "cable knit" cup/saucer? I'm also smitten with your mitten cookies and embroidered sheep in star ornament, too!

Jacqui said...

I was born in Staffordshire, and most of my female ancestors were potters. So, I love all china. These pictures are wonderful. Thank you for sharing

Julia said...

En arribar a aquest dia, no puc deixar de pensar en la infantesa, aquells moments plens de màgia, que tots hem viscut en la nostra infància

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Beth L. said...

That tea pot is BEAUTIFUL, what a find and a treasure. And I like that cup.... very different and very NICE.

Ruthie Miller said...

What a beautiful teapot. It is a different design and shape from what I have seen before and it is so charming. As always, your vignettes and photos are
so very lovely. Happy New Year, Ruthie

Daniela said...

Thank you my dear for sharing the beauty and preciousness of this gift you've done to yourself, it's simply lovely and charming, you've been lucky founding it !