Tuesday, August 23, 2011

TEA ALL AROUND THE HOUSE

I was recently blog hopping and read a comment by a lady who said "this is my tea corner".  That meant "her" personal area where she had a tea nook if you will.  I must confess - it's everywhere at my house and today I share a few photos from this morning.  Since I have been married 43 years (I was a child bride of course), there has been more than a little time to collect!  I loved antiques and began refinishing them the first year after I was married.  They seem very "cheap" now.   See that Queen Anne Style settee to the left?  Back in the late 60's the entire 5 piece set cost $35.00. This included a settee, captains chair, rocker and 2 side chairs. You see one of the side chairs at the right.  (I don't use some of the pieces - they are in the basement and I have run out of room.)







At this time.....I say "at this time" because I am a person who loves CHANGE.....I am using alot of purples, greens and a some pink in my home.












One of these days I am going to have some shabby chic white things in my home. 







Today is not only TEATIME TUESDAY WITH SANDI - but also A RETURN TO LOVELINESS KATHY AT A DELIGHTSOME LIFE 





This week I am planning a "slowdown" in activities - oh yes - I still have plenty to do -but I am ready for a slower pace!







This is one of the what not shelves I want to paint, below.







Well....this ends our walking tour of 2 of the rooms in my house!
I wish you a wonderful week!



21 comments:

Goldie said...

I love it, it is a perfect contrast between being super feminine and masculine at the same time!

RetroRocketGal said...

Oh, very nice. I love lots of pretty things in a home -- makes it seem homey and like people are cared about.

Barbara said...

Not sure where I will sit! Do like the fun tea pot shaped stands.

Kathryn Ross said...

Beautiful! And your settee for $35 is wonderful! They just don't make second hand bargains like they used to anymore!

So, I'm visiting some blogs while I wait for more breaking news on our earthquake - felt here in southern New Jersey about a half hour ago! Never felt one before! Center of it seems to have been in D.C. and Virginia . . .

Joy!
Miss Kathy

From the Kitchen said...

Your home (well, two rooms of it) is exactly as I pictured it. What lovely places and ways to enjoy tea.

Best,
Bonnie

Antiques And Teacups said...

Lovely home, lovely vignettes, lovely collections. Isn't it wonderful to live with things you love?
Ruth

Wanda Lee said...

Oh my Bernideen!

What a treasure trove of teatime vignettes in your home!.., How utterly charming and creative! ~ Thanks so much for sharing this with us!

Happy Tuesday Tea Time In Blogland!

Please always feel most welcome to visit me. This week marks my 98th, 'Tuesday Tea For Two' and also the '69th, 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday'.

~ THANK YOU!..,

YOU ARE ALWAYS MOST WELCOME TO PARTAKE!

Hugs, Wanda Lee

Deanna said...

lovely post about your home!
You are one lucky lady to get 5 pieces for $35 !!!!!!!
Awesome.

It's wonderful being a child bride!
d

Martha said...

Although more often than not, I take tea in the breakfast room, I, like you, take tea EVERYWHERE -- it's more fun!!! You have some lovely things -- and although "inexpensive" when you bought them, they are true treasures worth many $$$ now!!!

Loved seeing all of your things.

Micupoftea~ said...

Haha! I have tea all over my house too! Love your lavender wand and your rolling tea cart. The outdoor bench looks so inviting too~ Have a wonderful week :)

Johanna said...

Hello Bernideen,
it was so delightful to see a lot of your treasures. As you, I was fascinated from the charme of old things since I was young. You have a wonderful collection of charming things, which make a home cozy and comfortable. And some china is really hearttouching.
Best greetings, Johanna

Angela McRae said...

Your home is so beautiful, and I can tell guests must feel very welcome and at ease the moment they enter. Somehow you've made it look elegant and yet inviting all at the same time!

[email protected] Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Bernideen, your home is charming and I love the idea of having tea all over the house. If one loves tea and tea things, why not! I love the teapot and your table cloth is simply gorgeous! The what not shelf would be so sweet painted white too. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely day.

Blessings,
Sandi

rosechicfriends said...

I spied so many beautiful pieces of furniture and gorgeous china that you have! I do the same in my dining and living rooms. Just beautiful!
Happy tea,
Lorena

afternoon tea said...

Your home is beautiful, so elegant. I like it the way it is, I don't think you need any shabby chic white.
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Lady Linda said...

How beautiful! I love all your photos! Lovely!
Can you tell me about the tea cozy that is over your tea pot...lacey one?
I've never seen one like that and I love the idea!
Hope to hear back from you.
Love, Lady Linda

Rizzi said...

BERNIDEEN YOUR HOME IS SO WARM AND INVITING, THERE ARE SO MANY LOVELY TEA TREASURES HOW CAN YOU NOT HAVE TEA IN ANY ROOM. I LOVE YOUR SETTEE SET, THAT WOULD COST YOU THOUSANDS TODAY. MY MOM WOULD ALWAYS HAVE TEA AT THE KITCHEN TABLE, SHE WOULD BE WAITING FOR US TO COME HOME FROM SCHOOL, AND SHE WOULD BE HAVING HER TEA AT THE KITCHEN TABLE (WE ALL KNEW SHE WOULD BE THERE AS SOON AS WE OPENED THE DOOR.
I HAVE TEA ANYWHERE I AM COMFORTABLE IN THE HOUSE, EVEN OUTSIDE. YOUR POST IS SO LOVELY, TAKE CARE, RIZZI

Zaa said...

What a lovely teatime world you have created for yourself... Love your settee and all the vintage china.... I really joyed this little tour....Thank You ... Hugs

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

Bernideen!! So lovely. I finally have a quiet moment to catch up on some of my favorite blogs...what a joy to find your home opened up to me this morning. I want to get a comfy afghan and snuggle up on your lovely $35 couch with one of your pretty teacups and have a visit with you! What fun to have things you had from your early marriage years!! I don't think I have a lot of those items...but of course, I didn't select classic things either...so that's probably why I don't have them still! I do happen to own a lovely chair that was one of my parent's first home making items...it's very special to me....

Thanks for sharing your lovely home!! Donna

Beth said...

Your home is beautiful, Bernideen! Love the dining room; the table and tablecloth are lovely. I really love the magnolia plates in your china cabinet! Thanks for the tour!
Beth

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