Monday, March 4, 2013

"TAPESTRY TRAY AND COOKBOOKS"




Today I am sharing a Tapestry Pattern Crown Dorset tray I found while antiquing this weekend.  I already had a Crown Dorset plate and Royal Patrician teapot and cup and saucer.  I was thrilled to come across this large bone china tray and pleased at the $35.00 price.





I am also enjoying some new cookbooks and tea books I got for my birthday last month.  I had been trying to "run down" a tea book I saw featured on Linda's Friendship Tea Blog which was "The Perfect Afternoon Tea Recipe Book" which is a remake of the older book "A Perfect Afternoon  Tea" (smaller-70 recipes)  The first book was by Anthony Wild and Simona Hill and then the second one Anthony Wild and Carol Pastor.  If you sell books, it can be challenging finding them as the distributor is often different from the publisher.  The UK publisher -  Annes Publishing doesn't distribute here in the US so I had to figure out who does which I researched.




One of my favorite antique places, The Antique Gallery on Broadway in Littleton (Denver), is having a storewide sale all during March and I found a few new treasures I will share tomorrow.  Please join me for "Friends Sharing Tea".




I am sharing this post today with: Rose Chintz Cottage Tea Time Tuesday and Tuesday Cuppa Tea
and A Delightsome Life and Little Red House - Books

30 comments:

Wanda Lee said...

Hello there dear Bernideen,

Such a lovely find indeed! A Tapestry Pattern Crown Dorset tray found while you were antiquing this weekend. Wow!

The Crown Dorset plate and Royal Patrician teapot and cup and saucer are a perfect companion... No wonder you were shocked and thrilled to come across this serendipitous find of large bone china tray for $35.00! So pretty! What delightful range and variety of books as well.


Cheers, blessings and hugs from Wanda Lee
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P.S. ~ I thank God that after a very exceedingly long respite due to illness, I finally have the strength to come back and visit my you precious, fellow tea ladies in blogland.

Lavender Cottage said...

What a pleasant tapestry pattern on your tea things and quite the find for the tray.
I enjoyed seeing all your books, I bought myself the Downton Abbey hardcover with a gift certificate for my birthday. There have been a few things I've fallen for and find they're only available in the UK too.
Judith

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What a great and lucky find the tray was! The whole set is exquisite.

Antiques And Teacups said...

How nice you were able to find the matching tray! Makes such a lovely set. Tea themed cookbooks are wonderful, aren't they?
Ruth

Deanna said...

a very lovely post!

God bless and praise Him, spring is on the way,
d

bj said...

Such a lovely tray...and your blog is lovely, too. :)
Over from Return

kitty said...

What a gorgeous tray you found, Bernideen! It looks perfect with your other tea time treasures.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

How beautiful!..I love this tapestry pattern, such lovely colors it has. Swoon!!! Have a nice week.
FABBY

relevanttealeaf said...

Bernideen, your Crown Dorset tray is beautiful! Your cookbooks look like they're great too! I'll be anxious to see your other antique treasures
tomorrow. ~ Phyllis

Christina said...

What a lovely tea service! How lucky to find it!
I was wondering if you have any of the tea cookbooks published by Victoria magazine-(I forget the titles of course) Most are older books but they they feature some nice tea menus and history
all the Best
Christina

NanaDiana said...

That is just a beautiful tapestry pattern. That tray was a real find! I hope you have a wonderful night- xo Diana

xinex said...

I love your tea set, so beautiful! How I'd love to just sit for hours and browse theough those books....Christine

Betty Stapleton said...

What a lovely find, so pretty, I always think that after 43 years that I have seen all the china patterns and no way-everyday, their is a new one. Beautiful set you have now. God bless...

Johanna said...

Hi bernideen,
thats a pretty find. What a wonderful pattern and the price is a steal. With that tea set your tea will taste marvellous. Thank you for sharing the wonderful tea set as well as the interesting books. ANd for your visit with the sweet comment.
Best greetings, Johanna

Mrs. Sarah Coller said...

What a beautiful set---that's so great that you found a piece to complete it and at such a good price!

Blessings,
Mrs. Sarah Coller

Snap said...

Bernideen, what a marvelous find. Your tea set is just gorgeous and the tray is just perfect. Happy Tea Day!

Susan said...

What a fabulous find; I love the tea set and can imagine sitting there with you over a cuppa and talking cookbooks, XOXO

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh so lovely! The tea set is gorgeous!

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

That is a beautiful tapestry pattern Bernideen and how lovely that you found the tray. You have a wonderful collection of books too. Thank you for coming to tea and sharing with us. I also want to thank you for your prayers, they are very much appreciated.

Blessings,
Sandi

Darlene said...

You got a nice tea set. I have always wanted the edible garden book and have seen some on Amazon. For awhile they were so high on that book but I think the used books section has them for a reasonable price now. I love tea books too and have a small collection of them . Take care, Darlene

Veronica Roth said...

Hello, Bernideen, wow, that set is lovely and you were very lucky to find a tray at such a great price. Isn't it wonderful what we can find in the antique shops? That pattern reminds me of Chintzware china. I don't own any...yet...but love the happy colourful patterns.

Angela McRae said...

Love that you found the Tapestry tray that matches your other teawares--this was a meant-to-be item! (And I just love trays anyway. Such very useful pieces!)

ellen b. said...

Beautiful tray!

Lorrie said...

Tea time books are so much fun to read. Lovely china, too. Tea always tastes better in a china cup is my firm opinion.

Mary said...

Oh what a lovely find! I love old dishes, as well as books. And my mouth is watering just looking at those books! :) Thanks so much for contributing to Thursday's Inspiration. xoxo

edenhills said...

Lovely post! I just love the idea of edible flowers! How fun.

Vee said...

Beautiful! And though I wasn't discussing cookbooks, I did discuss recipes. I found your book at Abe Books for not too horrible a fee. It looks delightful.

podso said...

HI may not always use a cookbook but I v
Certainly enjoy reading them!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I have many good cookbooks in the bookshelves too. Some I have used a lot and some not at all. Valerie

On Crooked Creek said...

Bernideen,
What wonderful cookbooks!!!
Your tapestry patterned tray is exquisite!!! Great finds!
Fondly,
Pat