Tuesday, August 7, 2012

WILDFLOWER TEASET FOR TEA IN THE GARDEN






Last weekend I found a lovely old tea set (it really is a coffee pot) from Bavaria, Germany at the large antique mall on Broadway in Denver.  If I was guessing - I'd say it looks like it is from the 1950's and features 6 different wild flowers on each piece with the names of each in German and English such as: Viola, Creeping Crowfoot, Cowslip, Wild Thyme, Lady's Mantle, Daisy, etc.  One cup and saucer must have been broken because their are 8 plates.






Today is Tea In The Garden - I am actually posting a day earlier than usual.  If you have something to share about tea or gardening - please link your post at the bottom below!

























A slip of paper inside this coffee pot revealed it was originally owned by a lady in Boulder, Colorado. A special thanks to Johanna in Germany who sent me an email letting me know that this "Meadow and Mountain Heights" teaset is from the 1930-1950's. She gave me a lot of information about it!  By the way, I paid $76.00 for the entire set so how much do you think the dealer paid?



I will be linking this post to 2 blogging friends: Kathy At A Delightsome Life and also Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage







24 comments:

Marilyn said...

That is an amazing set!!! Your tablecloth with the doilies on it caught my eye in the beginning-perfect for your beautiful pieces.♥♫

Beth said...

What a beautiful teaset! That is a great find, Bernideen. Your garden looks lovely as always. Happy Tea in the Garden Day!

La Tea Dah said...

A beautiful, beautiful tea set --- I just love the wildflowers. And it's very special that there was a note for you inside the teapot. It makes it even more meaningful. I have some notes in my teapots too --- mine --- but someday they'll belong to someone else and I don't want their history to be forgotten. Thank you for sharing with us!!! I wish I could be there to sip tea with you from your lovely tea set!

Sylvia said...

What a lovely tea set, and the pot looks like a teapot to Me!

Johanna said...

Dear Bernideen,

Congratulations - this is a very very famous set. The pattern has the cute name: Wiesengrund und Bergeshöh'n. That means in poetic words: mead's and mountain heights. I guess, the name comes from the flowers which grow in meadows and mountains. The Maker is Krautheim & Adelmann in Selb/Bavaria. It is one of the most charming sets and some years older as you expected. I will send you an email with details. The flower decoration is perfect in your fairy garden.
Best greetings, Johanna

Elizabeth and Gary said...

So pretty, I love the pattern. The coffee/tea pot looks so delicate it really is beautiful set. I would have purchased it also.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

ellen b. said...

What a lovely find, Bernideen!

[email protected] said...

What a lovely set! I couldn't have resisted it either!

Rizzi said...

HI BERNIDEEN.....YOUR NEW TEASET IS LOVELY........THE TEAPOT IS A GREAT SIZE......I ALSO SEE YOUR BEAUTIFUL QUEEN ANNE'S LACE......HOW I LOVE THEM....HAVE A NICE DAY....RIZZI

Lavender Cottage said...

A beautiful set Bernideen and a great price! You have to know I love the colour of the tablecloth.
Judith

Kathryn Ross said...

Wow, Bernideen - what a steal of a tea set you have acquired for teatime this week! A perfect fit for your garden, to be sure!

I'm sneaking away from all my deadlines looming projects this month - again - to do some teatime blog visiting and wishing I had the time this week to post my own. All good things to them that wait will come . . .

Joy!
Kathy

[email protected] Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a lovely find, Bernideen! The wildflowers on it are just beautiful! And how nice that Johanna can help you out with the info on it. It's nice to have friends out there who can help us out with these things. Beautiful tea in the garden!

Blessings,
Sandi

Michelle said...

What a marvelous find! The tea set is beautiful. I love all the wildflowers. And you have such a lovely garden to set it all in!

Admin said...

Wow! very cute kitchen accessories. i love it !!!
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Joy said...

Oh, that is beautiful! And I think I need to put notes in some of my teapots, too - great idea!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Such a wonderful find! I love all the different flowers! Your tea table is so lovely and love the color of the tablecloth. Thank you for hosting your tea party!
Nancy

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Bernideen, Your garden is looking gorgeous and frothy with your lovely Queen Anne's Lace - I love your china! Gorgeous pattern. I appreciate you sharing and hosting,
I hope you have a blessed day,
Kathy

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

what a lovely set!
and TY to Johanna for the inside info.. deliteful day in the garden!

My Little Home and Garden said...

The wildflower set is just beautiful and looks charming displayed so prettily in the garden.

Ruthie Miller said...

What a gorgeous teaset. Oh my. I just love the handle on the top of the teapot. What a great, unique shape. Your graden always looks so lovely.
Isn't that great that Johanna knew so much about it.
All the best, Ruthie from: http://www.ladybstimefortea.blogspot.com/

Fishtail Cottage said...

your tea party is exquisite! love those posies on the tea set! so pretty....thanks for linking up to Fishtail Cottage's garden party! xoxo, tracie

Chenille Cottage said...

Such a lovely setting for your tea party...Your flowers are beautiful!
Thank you for sharing!
Blessings,
Carolynn

Lori said...

I found this same set. Mine does not have the plates. I would love any information you found on this set. Thanks, Lori

Bernideen said...

Lori:
Google the name of the company on the bottom and you will find all sorts of information too!