Tuesday, October 21, 2014


The weather outside is simply gorgeous today and we are able to enjoy another fall Tea In The Garden:

This is one of the 3 tiered Afternoon
 Tea Trays my husband recently made:

We have been enjoying a wonderful fall and many of the leaves have dropped in my front yard but in the backyard the cottonwood trees still have some green.

You will be surprised at the tea we are going to drink because it is actually Darvilles Christmas Tea we are tasting.  It was so good I poured myself a big mug full while I was taking pictures!

I have found several of these old afghans while going to the flea markets and antique malls.  I found this one recently in Missouri!

If you are a tea blogger, I hope you can join in the fun today by linking below at the bottom!  I would encourage everyone to visit all these lovely tea bloggers!  

I always share my posting with some other blog parties as well:

Saturday, October 18, 2014


This week my hubby has been making tea trays for
 my shop and I just have to share two I am keeping:

If you have a drill - you will need the glass/china bit for it.  Expect to break some and one will only last so long.  My hubby made 7 sets on one bit but broke another pretty early on.  Don't buy the cheapest bit either as it won't last!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Today I thought I'd share some of my favorite
 English Bone China cups and saucers. 
 I display them in this old armoire my husband worked
removing the doors and painting shabby chic:

These are my two newest ones below - hand painted.  The one on top is a Rosina and the one below is "Carnival" Royal Albert Crown China (before 1939 with that backstamp)

On the top left is another Rosina:

In the back area you can see my Germany tea set 
I have shared before with the wildflowers:

This cup and saucer below is a Tuscan and I have two like this
 plus two others
 with gold instead of silver.

I am fond of Sadler teapots (like many of you) but the one to the right below is a Roslyn and the tea cup below it matches it:

I do love the hand painted ones:  like this Delphine on the left....

the one to the right is a Royal Standard: 

Many collect this pattern below - Royal Albert "Serena":

I know my tea blogging friends will recognize many of these from various posts I have done.

I am sharing at:  http://www.adelightsomelife.com/2014/10/home-garden-thursday-15.html 

Monday, October 13, 2014

SWITCHING BACK TO "Friends Sharing Tea"

Our weather today has called for a change - it's time to switch back from "Tea In The Garden" to "Friends Sharing Tea"!  Last night we had 20-40 mile an hour winds bringing
 down most of these leaves that you see here. 
 I took this photo the day before:

It seems like a good morning to sit here by the window where it is warm and cozy and have our tea:

Although I don't even have napkins or silverware out, I did set the dining room table with some mix and match transfer ware.  I think I am more of a mix and match gal.

I found this little whimsical sugar bowl below on my trip to Missouri in the little town of Rocheport.  Their population was 199 but their were tourist there that day viewing this old town.

Do pour yourself a cup of tea....

If you are a tea blogger, I hope you can join me today by sharing anything tea related or even baking by linking a post from your blog below.  I am also joining some other parties:
Tea Time Tuesday with Sandi
Tuesday Cuppa Tea With Ruth
A Return to Loveliness with Kathy
Tea Cup Tuesday with Martha
Share Your Cup Thursday with Jan

I wish you a very happy fall!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

IT'S A BITTERSWEET TEA for "Tea In The Garden"

I apologize for being late with my Tea In The Garden this week.  I had just returned from my trip to Virginia at the end of September and three days later I left to drive out to Missouri.  It is an 11 hour trip and the last part was in buckets and buckets of rain.  In fact, when I got to Columbia the tornado sirens were going off.  I later heard that Boonville had gotten 6" of rain - yes I drove through all that!  Thank you Lord for a safe trip and a great time with my family.

Anyway, here I am home with my tea time in my garden this morning. My garden is also rather "spent" but it is a beautiful day just the same. Welcome to a BITTERSWEET Tea In The Garden:

I visited three antique malls and a flea market on my trip and I found this huge basket of bittersweet which I love!  I didn't see any in western Missouri but found some east of Columbia at the Artichoke Annie Antique Mall.

I have a few of the Price Kensington  English Cottage
 pieces that seem to scream fall.

Please pour yourself a cup of tea and enjoy the
 fresh fall air this morning!

I recently acquired a few pieces of Johnson Brothers Old Mill pattern which I plan to mix and match with some other  transferware for Thanksgiving.  This is the sugar and creamer:  

I hope I am not too late at catching you with your tea time blog posting this week and I hope you can still join.  If you blog about tea time or baking - please just link below. 
 I hope your week is lovely!

 Of course I always like to join other bloggers as well and I will be catching these:
A Return to Loveliness
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Tea Time Tuesday
Tea Cup Tuesday
Share Your Cup Thursday
Tuesday Garden Party
Cottage Style Party