Friday, August 28, 2009
I promise that as soon as I have things up and running again, I'll be back.
Say a prayer for me that it won't cost me a fortune to get my computer fixed!!!
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Yes, you heard right. After 23 weeks, I have FINALLY come to the end of my collection of teacups and this week you will see the final two that I currently have in my collection. Don't feel sad though as Tuesday's theme of tea is not coming to an end just yet. Starting next Tuesday, a slight shift will be made and I will be moving on to my collection of teapots and as you can imagine, it will take a few months to get through those.
For now though, let's admire the lovely teacups that I am sharing with you today. I saved these two for last as I think they have to be my two favorite teacups. Both are Royal Albert teacups and are of the same style, but they are two different colors.
The first is Royal Albert's Lady Carlyle pattern, featuring of course my favorite color of pink and some beautiful roses.....
Well that's enough about me and my crazy obsessions for this week. Make sure you come back next week to see the beginning of my teapot collection.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
This week, I'm going to let you in on a little secret that I may have actually shared before and that secret would be that I can be a somewhat crazy, obsessed person when it comes to pretty china and collecting things. Today, I will share with you a perfect example of my obsession.
Have there been times when you've found something you really, really, really love that comes in more than one color choice and you can't decide which color to get?? Well, it's happened to more times than I'd like to admit and I sometimes find myself going a little overboard and I will end up buying one of each color instead of narrowing my choice down to just one.
Luckily, this obsession of mine hasn't landed me in the loony bin, nor has it caused me to go into debt yet, so I guess being a little crazy isn't so bad after all. And look at what I have to show for it. A set of three beautiful rose patterned teacups from the Allyn Nelson Collection.
One in blue.........
One in pink.....
And one in yellow......
And in case you're wondering but might be afraid to ask, YES, I do have a matching teapot and desert plate in each of the colors as well. You'll be seeing those in upcoming posts.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
A perfect example is this darling little creamer with hints of blue and yellow and of course some roses thrown into the mix.
Can't get any better than that!!
Enjoy the rest of your week and have a wonderful weekend!!
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Jocelyn @ Happy Cottage Quilter
Lola @ ...and Sew On
Mary @ Mary's Tea Cottage
Remember ladies, anyone is welcome to join us for Teacup Tuesday (which in just a few more weeks will become Teapot Tuesday or maybe even Tea Things Tuesday...). If you are interested in joining us by doing a post on anything related to tea, we would love to have you join our little group. All you need to do to get added to the list is to send me an Email with a link to your blog each week that you wish to participate (Emailing me no later than early Monday evening) and I also ask that you link your post back to mine. Easy to do for anyone wanting to join the fun.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
Well, that all for today ladies. Make sure you come back again later to see part 3 of my treasure hunting finds. I know you won't be disappointed.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Are you all having a good week so far. I can say that I am. It's vacation time for me and I'm just hanging out at home for the most part relaxing, and of course, planning visits to several thrift and antique shops throughout the week. To me, that is the perfect way to spend my vacation when I don't have the money for traveling.
One thing that always helps me to relax and unwind from the stress of work is to sit in a quiet spot enjoying a nice cup of hot tea and what better way to do that than with this weeks lovely teacup. I call this one my "cottage cute" teacup because to me, it represents everything about the cottage style I love so much, from the vintage feel of it, to the soft pastel colors that are so prevalant in cottage style decorating. I can just imagine how beautiful it would look if a person had a whole china hutch filled with different pieces in this pattern.
While I may refer to it as my "cottage cute" teacup, the official name of this pattern is "Virginia Rose" made by Homer Laughlin. I have a few other pieces with this same pattern that you've probably spotted on my blog in the past. For a long time, my blog header featured a photo that showed two matching plates. You can sneak a peak at one of the plates in my sidebar photos. I also have a soup bowl and a small platter in this pattern.
That's all for this weeks Teacup Tuesday. Only 3 more weeks of teacups to go, then it's time to make a slight shift to teapots. All of you who would like to share something for what will then become known as "Teapot Tuesday" are more than welcome to join me. I'm not going to limit it to teapots either. ANYTHING related to tea will be pefectly welcome.
Now that you've taken a minute or two here at my blog to see what I was sharing this week, please stop and pay a visit to these lovely ladies as well who also have something tea related to share. I'm sure you won't be disappointed..
Debbie @ Pink Roses and Teacups
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Today, I thought I would discuss storage boxes. I love to find pretty storage boxes that can be used for storing all kinds of things from office supplies, books, papers, photos and just about anything else you can think of.
Over the years, I've acquired quite a collection of storage boxes in several different sizes that help me to keep things organized and yet still look pretty when kept in view on shelves in my office and in closets.
These are just a few from my collection. The first is a rose lovers delight with a robins egg blue background and covered with pretty pink and yellow roses...
This pretty rose box is one I found at Target several years ago and was part of one of Rachel Ashwell's Simply Shabby Chic home decor collection....
And saving the best for last, I found these beauties at Home Goods, one of my favorite places to shop. I wanted to show two views of these so you can see the pretty floral pattern on the top of the boxes. These sit on a shelf in my home office holding paperwork and office supplies.
Aren't they lovely???
Now, I'm off to find something fun to do today. Not sure yet what it will be, but as long as it's not work related, I'll be a happy girl.
Take care and come back soon !!