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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Demi Tasse Tea Finds!

Tiny Teacups and Saucers, pictured on a vintage pink doily that was just perfect for displaying them.
I have seven sets now that I can share with you all!
The first set is from Japan and has hand painted flowers which are many colors.
It has the distinction of being the tiniest one of the whole collection.

The bottom of the cup says "Occupied Japan".  My picture of it was all blurry so I didn't post it.
I will share the rest of the cups in the weeks to come!
I'm joining all the Tea Parties below for a special Tuesday of Teatime Fun!!!
Be sure and follow the links and look and see the beauty shared by some awesome ladies!
Thank you to all the sweet hostesses for all of their time and effort!!

Teacup Tuesday at

Teatime Tuesday at

Victoria Tuesday at

Tuesday Tea for Two at

Teatime Tuesday at

and Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday at
Tea Cup Tuesday at

Monday, August 30, 2010

More Cooling Blues Around the House

I just must thank Laura from Ontario (her blog is Laura's Rose Garden) for sending us here in Texas her cooling weather!!! It has been only in the 90's this last week and we even saw some lows reach down to the 60's!!! WOOOHOOO! (can't you picture me running around outside waving my cowboy hat and smackin' the horse?) (Actually, it's a whole lot more likely you'd see me waddle around and smack a mosquito!!)
We've really enjoyed the 'cool spell' and look forward even more to Fall!!
I was hoping to have a lovely table all set with my newest white china that I bought off of ebay, but after a whole month of waiting, IT"S STILL NOT HERE!!!
Yes, I called, I nicely pestered, and she had all types of reasons as to why my china has not arrived, but as long I remain nice and she does to, well I'll give her the benefit of the doubt. 

I can't wait to see what it will look like put together.  I am not the type to set the table for dinner, but I love love love what I see on so many of your blogs.  Tables set with gorgeous china, flatware, glassware, real flowers, lovely centerpieces, etc.  Maybe I will take some lessons from y'all and see where it takes me!!
Hope you are all having cool breezes and may you have a lovely week!
Be sure and check out Pearls and Lace Thursday #17 here and see my beautiful hand painted bowl I recently acquired.  It's worth the click!!!
Join me here on Thursday as well for Pearls and Lace Thursday!!!

I'm joining these parties for a delightful blogging Monday!!
Be sure and check them out and join us!!

Mosiac Monday at

Today's Thrifty Treasures at

Blue Monday at

Show Off Your Cottage Monday at

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Pearls and Lace Thursday #17

I've died and gone to Heaven, and the Table was set with THIS!!

Actually, it will be BETTER than this when we get to Heaven!!!  But here on earth, this is the closest I've ever even DREAMED of!!!
Hand Painted Lovliness, done by a lady who used to write for a hand painted china magazine in the early 1900's.  She was very possibly one of the best china painters of her time.

It's my turn to take care of it now, and I'd like to share its beauty with you.

No, not a Limoges piece, but does it REALLY matter???
Not to me!!!
Please join me this week for Pearls and Lace Thursday and show off something lovely from your collection.  Whether it be a piece of lace, a piece of jewelry, or anything lovely, we'd love to see it!!
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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Teacup Love

When you see a teacup and saucer, do you think, I just have to have that one?  Or do you see all teacups and saucers as "must have's"?  I have to say, I am picky.  If I don't like it, I won't purchase it.

This one is a very pretty flowered cup and saucer.  The inside of the cup has two floral motifs in it, I guess one for a left handed person and a right handed person to drink from and still enjoy the image!
I saw a beautiful set of teacups and saucers on ebay that I almost bid on...except for the fact that the teacups only had outside images on one side of the cup!! And that was only showing if left handed persons were using the cups!  Am I wrong?  Don't you think a cup of tea should at least have an image on the side where a right handed person would use it?  Now I don't have anything at all against a left handed person.  Some of my favorite people are left handed, but I'm just asking a question.  What do y'all think?

This little gem was found at a yard sale.  I just love yard sales.  The more the better!
Be sure and come back tomorrow evening and hook up with me for Pearls and Lace Thursday!!!
I have a GORGEOUS hand painted bowl to share with you that you won't want to miss!!
I'm linking up with all the parties below for the Tuesday Teas! Please go and check out the sites who have joined.

Teacup Tuesday at

Teatime Tuesday at

Victoria Tuesday at

Tuesday Tea for Two at

Teatime Tuesday at

and Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday at

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Cooling Blues

It's soooo hot here...and no sign of cooler temperatures.
So, the blues in my home help us to cool down...at least that's what they say.
I know that the cool blues and greens tend to calm, cool, and make us feel better, whereas the reds and oranges heat us up.  I have always loved blues.  And purples!!

These pictures are from some past posts that I made into this mosaic.  They range from crisp cobalt blues to the baby blues in the table napkins.  I guess our eyes just favor certain colors.  I remember as a kid I loved red.  Couldn't get enough of it.  Now I just love the cool colors!  I sure am glad about that this summer!!
Hoping you all cool off soon and that fresh breezes of fall come to us all soon!
I'm linking up with the following parties for Monday!! Come on and join in the fun!

Mosiac Monday at

Today's Thrifty Treasures at

Blue Monday at

Show Off Your Cottage Monday at

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Pearls and Lace Thursday #16

The Blue doily with the Pink rose...both the new with the old!
I have copied the pattern myself, and using new materials have a doily that looks similar to the original.
What do y'all think?

The left one is new, the right one is the original.

Please feel free to join me for Pearls and Lace Thursday.  Share your jewelry and laces.  Sign up using the Linky below and add the url of your post to the list.  Thanks to you who have joined me in the last weeks.  You have marvelous Blogs!
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Sunday, August 15, 2010

A HUGE Thank You!

I have a huge thank you to give to Rhonda at  A Little bit French  for my gorgeous gift!  It is a lovely lacy pocket that is hand crafted by her talented hands!
The package itself was a delight to open, with the gift wrapped in tissue from a dress pattern as well as vintage seam binding for ribbon.

I decided that the twin doily to the blue rose doily that I posted about here would be the perfect choice to show off the lace pocket.  There are some differences in the two, but they are both charming. 

The attention to each little detail speaks for the professional manner in which Rhonda creates. 

There were even slips of paper wrapped in vintage ribbon with a tiny little charm attached!  How sweet it all looks together!  I am so thrilled to have this beautiful project by such a talented artist!!
Thank you so much Rhonda!!!

Please check out her blog and see how talented she is!  She has a gorgeously vintage and lacy blog that I adore, as well as an Etsy store!   She also hosts a giveaway each Friday!!!!
I hope you all have a lovely Sunday!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Pearls and Lace Thursday #15

A new Lamb for the Fold!
What a special gift...a little ceramic lamb from a dear dear friend.
She heard about my previous lamb 'find' and gave me one that had belonged to her own Mother!!
I will always treasure it because of the love it symbolizes.

The new blue doily with the rose in the center has become one of my very favorites. I'll show you the sister doily later. I wondered if I could crochet a doily using this blue one for the pattern and have now made 2 of them using the same stiches as the original! I am so excited. I didn't even know I could make one. You can see my previous try below, the blue stitching that turned out so loose and awful that I quit before I finished it, and that was a lot of years ago!!

The above pins were an Ebay win a few weeks ago. I am delighted with the detail and daintiness (sp?) of these collar pins.

The hand painted salt shaker above has been the perfect place for my rhinestone stick pins now for a long long time. I'm kind of surprised though that many times over the years I keep hearing the words, "you know that's a salt shaker, not a pin holder". So? Who REALLY cares? It's mine isn't it? Can't I stick pins in a salt shaker if I want to???
I have seen so many beautiful items used for things that they weren't intended for and always been so excited that someone thought of the idea to re-purpose an item to show it off.

This is the 15th Pearls and Lace Thursday and I'd like to invite you to join me. Share with us a post of your pretties, include any or all of your beautiful laces and jewelry, vintage or new.
We love to see bling, so show if off here!
Link the url to your post by clicking on the 'Linky' tool below, and please visit the others too.
Blessings to you!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Would You Like Some Cream With Your Tea?

I was expecting my youngest son when I purchased these ceramic cows.
That was over 21 years ago!!!
I just couldn't resist them. I had this thing for Holsteins when I was in college, and I've always loved cows anyway, so when I saw them, well, it was a done deal!

The teacups, creamer and sugar bowl were a recent find at a yard sale down the road from us.

That's another thing I can't resist...china. Especially PRETTY china!
The mark on the bottom is from Poland. So hard for me to get a good shot with my little ol' camera! Sorry! I usually just forget to get the bottom!!
I'm joining in with all the lovely ladies below for Tuesday Teas!
Please look at each one and join in with us for a fabulous Tea Party Tuesday!!

Tuesday Tea for Two at

and Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday at


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