Friday, January 9, 2009

A Collection of Tea Things............

Wanted to pop in and say Hi to every one and let you know that I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth. I can’t believe that it’s been almost a month since my last blog post. I guess I’ve been hibernating and just trying to get through another long, cold and snowy Minnesota winter. On top of that, I guess I just haven’t had too much to blog about lately.

Just for fun, I thought I would share a few close up pictures of my collection of tea things, both in my small china hutch and in one of my kitchen cupboards. I’m almost embarrassed about the large size of it, but I can’t seem to stop adding too it. It’s been one of my favorite collections for over twenty years and it will continue to be one of my favorites.

Is it a bad thing to like something so much that it’s starts to overtake all your storage space???????? I don’t think so. My feeling is that you can never have too much of something you love.

First, let’s take a closer look at the inside of the small china hutch that stands in the corner of my dining room. The four shelf hutch itself was purchased at Walmart years ago and I wish I could find another just like it. I’ve looked everywhere, but haven’t had any luck.

As you can see, the main theme of my collection is roses. Roses bloom on the teapots, teacups and china plates. I also store my collection of vintage tablecloths here.
Top shelf and second shelf ..........

Second and third shelf shelf (sorry for showing the middle shelf twice)...


Bottom shelf...


Now, here’s a sneak peak into one of my kitchen cupboards in which I store all my tea paraphernalia, from more teapots and teacups, desert plates, tins of tea, etc. It’s a jumbled mess, but it still looks pretty to my eyes.

That’s all for today. I need to save more for some other day. I promise not to stay away so long next time. I’ve actually been doing some antiquing and thrift store shopping the past few weeks and have lots of new treasures to share with you. I just haven’t had a chance to take photos of them yet. Hopefully I will get that done over the weekend and will be back sometime next week with a new blog update.

Take care and come back and visit again soon.



8 comments:

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Hi Kim! Glad to see you back posting!
Time does have a way of flying by, especially around the holidays.
I enjoyed seeing your lovely tea items collection, and especially those vintage tablecloths!! Love those!!
:)
~Becca~

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Kim; I am so glad to see you have not fell off the face of the Earth. lol I love reading your posts and looking at all your lovely pretties. I collect all things tea related. I am working on making mine as large as yours...

Have a great weekend. Don't stay away too long...

Hugs;
Alaura

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Kim,
This is my first visit to your blog. I was just searching around looking to see how others display their tea things and came upon your blog. You have some very nice things. Hope your January is going well!
Valerie

Marilyn said...

You have such a beautiful collection! I just love it!!
Have a great day!!
Marilyn

Holly said...

Ooh! I'm glad you have so much, Kim! Then we get to see it! :>

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Love your pretty dishes and vintage tablecloths!!
Michelle

Neabear said...

Your tea things are ohh so pretty! I love how you have them displayed. What fun! Looking forward to your future posts. I have missed you.

The Pink Rose Cottage said...

You have a wonderful tea collection! Is that Wellbeck I see there? My mom has some pieces and I think it's just gorgeous! And your vintage tablecloths! OoooLalal! But I have a major soft spot for vintage tc's! LOL!