Tuesday, April 13, 2010

TEA TIME AND TEA PARTY TUESDAY IS HERE!

Welcome to TEA TIME AND TEA PARTY Tuesday!  You can visit others who participate in this day at http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com/ AND http://rhondisrosecoloredglasses.blogspot.com/



I have to tell you that this week I have been wasting some time.....did you know about googlemaps.com?  It is possible that you can go see the house you lived in when you were a kid - right on your computer!  I have driven all over Hampton, Virginia on my computer.  It doesn't always work for every street but maybe 75% of the time.  I saw my Elementary School and the house I lived in when my Mom married my step father.  I was amazed.  It is like you "drive down the streets" and you can find lots of places. 

 Well....I am supposed to be presenting a Tea Thing Today so I best get with the program.....but I had to tell you about this because IT COULD BE A BLESSING TO SOME ELDERLY FAMILY MEMBERS YOU HAVE in that you could show them their old town, etc.  PLEASE TRY IT! Just do a search for google maps and type in the street address and city and state. If you don't remember the house number- just look around until you recognize things!



I love old linens with embroidery about tea pots, etc. I am also drawn to strawberries and cherries.
Pansies are beloved by everyone! It is easy to find these old linens now for your tea settings!  Every antique mall in America has them! I think they have some charm!


Old crochet pieces were true labors of love!  Many people don't value these and you can often find them at garage sales!
Have a wonderful day!

13 comments:

Johanna said...

Oh Bernideen, what a nice idea to show elderly people places of their life. Google maps is amazing. I discovered it when my son planned his holiday tour through USA and he drove the tour tentatively with google maps. When I remember how difficult it was just 20 years before to plan such a trip from Germany. Sometimes the computer is really a blessing. Thats not wasted time at all, what you did.

And you are absolutely right with the "true labors of love". How much work is in all that things and how many hours did each women need to do this nice crochets and embroideries. And how many thoughts are woven into this pieces - friendly thoughts and sorrows as well. The pansies are going perfect with your favorite porcelain.
Greetings, Johanna

Johanna said...

Oh Bernideen, what a nice idea to show elderly people places of their life. Google maps is amazing. I discovered it when my son planned his holiday tour through USA and he drove the tour tentatively with google maps. When I remember how difficult it was just 20 years before to plan such a trip from Germany. Sometimes the computer is really a blessing. Thats not wasted time at all, what you did.

And you are absolutely right with the "true labors of love". How much work is in all that things and how many hours did each women need to do this nice crochets and embroideries. And how many thoughts are woven into this pieces - friendly thoughts and sorrows as well. The pansies are going perfect with your favorite porcelain.
Greetings, Johanna

Rizzi said...

HAPPY TEA TIME TUESDAY TO YOU BERNIDEEN. OUR WEATHER IS COLD AND DAMP TODAY HERE IN NJ, A GOOD DAY FOR A NICE CUP OF TEA. I LOVE YOUR LINENS. I HAVE A FEW PIECES MYSELF. I HAVE A TABLE SCARF MY MOTHER MADE ALMOST A HUNDRED YEARS AGO. HAVE A NICE DAY. RIZZI

Miss Jen said...

Beautiful linens!! :)

Love~ Jen

Rhondi said...

Hi Bernideen
You have a beautiful collection of vintage linens perfect for tea parties!
Hugs, Rhondi

Sarah said...

Bernideen, what a delightful selection of vintage embroidery. You know I'm a fan of these sweet tea towels. Thank you for sharing these.

Beth said...

Love your linens! What a lovely collection!
Blessings, Beth

Marlena said...

I found a lovely crochet tablecloth at a yard sale for $1. I couldn't grab it fast enough. i have a small "doily" with that same first strawberry embroidery. I just love it - it is so delitcate and only about 5" wide. Thanks for all your great pics.

Beansieleigh said...

Very pretty linens today!! The last one, with the strawberries in the basket, is definitely my favorite!.. Very sweet! ~tina

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

How fun...I tried googling my old neighborhood and elementary school...I found it on a map, but no pictures...so I need to figure out if there's a way to "see" an aerial view. I had fun anyway looking at the map and retracing my long walk to school...thanks for the memories!

A customer gave us a beautiful crocheted tablecloth last weekend...it touched me that someone would give us their treasures...we are blessed!

Donna (IA)

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I too love old linens and I have some that were created by my Grand mother.
Since she passed away when I was only 2 years old, I never knew her but when I look at the pieces that she created , I feel that she is speaking to me.

Debbie

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love your linens! They are perfect for tea.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Rose Farnsworth Davis said...

Thank you for sharing your Tuesday Tea this Wedsnesday afternoon with me Bernideen ;o)

I took my mother to her little village in Germany by Google Maps not long ago. It brought tears to her eyes to be able to see her birthplace again. She said it hadn't changed in over 60 years! Imagine.
Lovely post, lovely blog, I shall visit again! Nice to "meet" you Bernideen