Tuesday, September 29, 2009
For those of you who may be new visitors to my blog, "Tea Things Tuesday" is where I and anyone else who wishes to join in, share something tea related each Tuesday. I first started by sharing my teacup collection, but have now moved on to my collection of teapots.
This week, I will share with you a beautiful china teapot with a lovely purple pansy pattern....
I am fortunate to also have a matching teacup and desert plate for this teapot. A complete set for one. Notice the little lady figure sipping tea? I found this charming little piece several years ago at Hallmark. She looks somewhat out of place being as tiny as she is next to the teapot, teacup and desert plate, but she definately is a sweet addition to the display.
To see even more wonderful tea themed goodies, please pay a visit to the blogs of these wonderful ladies to see what they are sharing with us today:
Jocelyn @ http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/
Lola @ http://ansewon.blogspot.com/
Rebecca @ http://bellemaisonshop.blogspot.com/
Mrs. Bee @ http://ourpeaceinthevalley.blogspot.com/
Candace @ http://wraggedypatches.blogspot.com/
The Duchess @ http://roseteacottage.blogspot.com/
"M" @ http://talesfromanoccottage.blogspot.com/
**A little reminder as well. If there are any more of you out there who are interested in participating in "Tea Things Tuesday", we would love to have you join us, even if it's only once. If you'ld like to be included in the weeks ahead, just send me an Email and let me know and I will add you to the list. You can find my Email address under my profile information.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
I hope you are enjoying your weekend so far. I have been. The weather here in Minnesota today is wonderful for this time of year. The sun is shining brightly and the temperature is a pleasant 61 degrees. While definitely not the hot temperatures I'd prefer, I'm not going to complain as I know that just a month or two down the road, when winter begins to settle in for the long haul, I will find myself dreaming about and wishing for days like this.
So while I enjoy the weather today, I will leave you all with something to enjoy as well. Today I will share with you my small but lovely collection of Lady Planter Figurines. I just love to collect these and I am always on the hunt for more as I am roaming through the antique and thrift stores.
The first lovely lady is wearing a dress of yellow and green. She looks a bit like Marie Antoinette I think...
The next lady is a tad bit smaller in size and she is wearing a dress in the softest shade of blue and cream. So pretty...
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
I'm thrilled to have you stop by for a visit today to check out what teapot I am going to be sharing with you from my collection. It won't surprise you in the least when I tell you that the teapot for this week is covered in dreamy pink roses. I'm sure many of you are just like me when you are out shopping, whether it be in the antique shops, thrift stores or retail stores and you find your eyes immediately drawn to anythign with roses on it.
This lovely rose patterned teapot found its way into my home about two years ago after I discovered it in a wonderful antique and gift shop just across the border of Minnesota in the charming town of Osceola, Wisconsin.
Just look at the pretty roses. The colors range from an ever so soft shade of pink, to one just a tad bit darker...
Friday, September 18, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Hello my sweet friends and welcome to another addition of the newly renamed "Tea Things Tuesday". As always, I am so happy to have you stop by for a visit.
For this weeks "Tea Things Tuesday", I am showing another Sadler teapot from my collection. Like most of the other teapots in my collection, this lovely teapot has a beautiful rose pattern. The pink roses in the center are surrounded by a ring of smaller pink and yellow roses with a dash of blue flowers tossed into the mix.
I do not have a matching teacup in this pattern, however, I do have my soft buttery yellow teacup that I found earlier this summer and it perfectly compliments the teapot by bringing out more of the yellow from the teapots floral pattern. They make a wondeful pair don't you think?
To see even more beautiful tea things, please check out the blogs of these wonderful ladies to see what they are sharing today:
Valerie @ http://travelingthrough2.blogspot.com/
Mary @ http://marysteacottage.blogspot.com/
Mrs. Bee @ http://ourpeaceinthevalley.blogspot.com/
** JUST A REMINDER : "Tea Things Tuesday" is open to anyone who want's to participate. If you are interested in joining and would like me to include a link to your blog in my weekly "Tea Things Tuesday" post, just send me an Email with the link to your blog no later than early Monday evening and I will add it to my list.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Many of you may remember that earlier this summer, I finally got rid of my old waterbed that I had for close to 25 years and I bought myself a new bed (boy, what an expensive summer this girl has been having. First the bed, which was actually planned into my budget, and then a new computer which wasn't).
Thought I would share with you two different looks for my bed. I first started with my Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Duvet covered quilt which I totally love....
However, after having this heavier cover on my bed for several weeks, I came to the realization that it was way too warm to use during the hot summer months, so I switched to a lighter weight quilt in a soft pastel patchwork pattern. This quilt is one I have had for several years and which I purchased from JCPenney.
I just love the looks of the bed dressed both ways and with the winter months soon to be upon us, I am sure I will be switching back to the heavier Shabby Chic duvet covered quilt before too long as that one will keep me nice and toasty during those long cold winter nights.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
I am so glad to be back blogging again after an unfortunate week away, but all is good now thanks to my wonderful new computer.
As you can see from the title of this blog post, I've changed the name of my weekly Tuesday blogging event from "Teacup Tuesday" to "Tea Things Tuesday" as I've run out of teacups to share for now, but I still have lots of other wonderful tea things to share with all of you, so it seemed fitting to change the name of this weekly event to something more suitable that encompasses all things related to tea and not just teacups.
For this first week of "Tea Things Tuesday", I am sharing a lovely Sadler teapot that I bought many years ago, either at TJ Maxx or Marshalls. At that time, they used to sell lots of teapots for very cheap and I'm guessing I probably paid no more than $20 for this teapot. Prices have skyrocketed since that time, and now, I see these same style of teapots selling for closer to $60-$80 when I see them in different gift shops.
This teapot has a lovely floral pattern of which I believe are pansy's in a soft lavender/purple color.
In the first picture above, I am showing it displayed alongside two very pretty cream colored flower vases that I found at the dollar store of all places. The details on these little vases are amazing and I can't believe they were that inexpensive. Goes to show you that you'll just never know what you might find at the dollar stores.
Update: Sorry girls. My links apparently weren't working. Hopefully they will work now this way:
Melinda @ http://mycottagebythebay.blogspot.comCandace @ http://wraggedypatches.blogspot.com
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Here it is.... The big black monster that is my new computer.
Now why is it that computer and technology manufactures seem to think that everything electronic needs to be BLACK???? Doesn't anyone ever stop to think that at least half of the people who use these electronics are women who would prefer their electronics to come in more soft feminine colors like pink, white or maybe even a light blue? These ugly black monsters totally ruin the look we females try to create in our home, but because we need and use them, we are stuck with them without having a choice in color options. All we can do is work around them and try our best to make them fit into our decorating styles as much as we can.
Except for my new computer being my least favorite color of black, I am totalling LOVING it so far... I love having the flat wide screen and I am slowly figuring out how everything works. Most of you probably noticed that I have changed my blog background. I did that because with the wide screen monitor that I have (which by the way is a 21.5 inch monitor if anyone is wondering) the old background I had on my blog just didn't look right to me anymore, so I found one that works and looks better with the widescreen monitor.
Now for the other thing. Last week, when I was without a computer at home and not able to do any blogging, I spent some time working on my decorating scrapbooks. If you haven't read about my decorating scrapbooks, go here to read about them:
I managed to get a few pages completed and these will make their way into my notebooks.
For this page, I chose a theme of purple and yellow...
These two pages have a theme of pale pinks and cream.....
And the final page I completed features a theme of pinky reds....
I can find myself spending hours and hours on these decorating scrapbook pages, deciding on a color theme and a layout until everything looks just right before I start taping everything to the pages and them putting the finished pages into sheet protectors and into my scrapbooks.
Well that's all for now girls. I'll be back on Tuesday for the first installment of the new weekly theme of "Tea Things Tuesday". Can't wait to start sharing my collection of teapots with all of you and seeing all of the great tea things you will have to share as well.
Enjoy the rest of your long Labor Day weekend. Be safe and have fun!!