Monday, May 18, 2015

A RAINY DAY TEA for "Friends Sharing Tea"

Our weather forecast is for more rain this week.  We really haven't gotten much spring weather yet in Colorado.  Tuesday about 8" of snow is expected up in the mountains.  This is Colorado in the "springtime".  I have poured you and I some Yorkshire Gold tea here by the window. You do like tea - right? Please make yourself at home.

As you can see it is green outside now!
Many of my tulips started to come up recently and then just fizzled because of snow and sleet.  I'm not complaining as I am familiar with this. Yesterday afternoon we worked out in the backyard and cleared out the old dead stuff.  I have to tell you I huffed and puffed and thought how in the world does Carolyn Aiken have a 5 acre garden? Isn't her garden incredible?  I can't wait to see what this year holds for her and us.  What always amazes me is the way the snow is so deep on PEI one day and then in what seems like little time - she has so many bulbs blooming.

 I planted a few pansies yesterday and mostly the big accomplishment was that we moved the composter so it is no longer looking ugly under the tree.  As I was working a little bird with a beautiful song was going in and out of one of the birdhouses hanging there.

I am inviting you to join me for my "Friends Sharing Tea" blog party today.  I know some of you are already posting tea time in the garden.  I can't wait for "Tea In The Garden" to happen here and hopefully soon.  

I always enjoy sharing my blog party with others:

Friday, May 15, 2015


About 4 years ago, I knocked this English teapot off a warmer it was sitting on....yes It broke off a good part of the edge at the top.  Did I cry? No, was I upset? Of course!  Is it the end of the world?  No!  I will figure out something to do with it in another way.......It never occurred to me that it could be repaired.

My point is this:  in life, some things get broken.  Some things go wrong.  Some things can  get fixed and others can't.  The key is to move on. If you can learn from the problem - you can benefit.  I should not have lifted the tray it was sitting on without taking it off the warmer- that was my mistake.  I have learned again!

This is really a reposted story from back in 2011 but I want to tell you that a porcelain doll "doctor" is working on this teapot which had a piece chipped off right along that ruffled rim.  I am excited to see the repair and will share it when I get it back. I just wanted everyone to know - if a teapot has part chipped off it can be fixed.

Monday, May 11, 2015


I really enjoy a number of sites on Facebook and one of them is the Sadler Teapot Club.  I am always amazed at the Sadler teapots people post there to share.  I also communicate with many of you and reshare through my shop Facebook page -  Bernideen's and I participate in the Facebook group known as Afternoon Tea Across America which is great fun!  This week  for "Friends Sharing Tea" I am sharing my collection of 10 Sadler teapots.  They are such sturdy teapots it's no wonder there are so many around.

This is my newest old Sadler which I have admired in a booth at an Antique Mall for 2 years - yesterday on Mother's Day they were having a sale!  Oh boy.  my hubby wanted me to have it as he has seen me admire it so many times.

This Sadler below was very inexpensive because it has lots of crazing but I find it charming just the same.

The Sadler below left has a replacement lid.  The bottom main part was just $6.00.

I hope you can join my blog party at the bottom by linking something from your blog about tea.  I have sure been drinking my share during all this rain, hail and snow we had last week.  Every day brought moisture in some form.

So I have 10 Sadler's - do you have any?

I will be sharing this posting at other blog parties as well:

Tea Time Tuesday
A Return to Loveliness
Tea Cup Tuesday
Tuesday Cuppa Tea

Wednesday, May 6, 2015


Just to put ones mouth to the cup
To feel the fine details
To hold the delicate handle
It all comes together
At tea time - lit by candle.

Praise to the roses and hail to the buds
The flowers hand painted
With sweet little rubs
Pass me a plate
Some sugar and cream
For tea can not wait
It's my tea time dream............