Monday, January 13, 2014

JOHNSON BROTHERS "DEVONSHIRE" TABLE for "Friends Sharing Tea"


We are now in for our long winter season.  For many of you, your spring comes much earlier than here in Colorado.  It won't be long and the Valentines Day decorations will appear but I thought I would wait a little longer and set the table with my Johnson Brothers "Devonshire" multi brown transferware.





Speaking of brown, it is very brown now that our snow all melted. It was so cold last night, I walked in the door and lit a fire in the fireplace.  A fireside table would have been a cozy idea.


 I am so excited because as you know we spent hours and hours on computer problems and issues over the holidays.  We are finally all straitened out and ready to enjoy blogging again. Having a printer that actually works like it is supposed to is also nice.  My goal this year is to be able to post much more often.  It's so much more fun when things work too! (many of you left comments here that you were glad my computer got fixed - it didn't - we had to get all new!)




I saw a teapot that matches this set of dishes on eBay for $400.00.  Needless to say, I won't be buying it and can get along fine with my little birdie plain white teapot.  You never know when you will stumble across something you are looking for!




"Welcome to a brand new year.
I hope that yours is very dear.
We'll be inside while winters here
With our stash of tea - close by and near".
Bernideen




If you are a tea related blogger, please join in here for Friends Sharing Tea.  You just share a link to your TEA POST here at the bottom and please include a link to this post on your blog as well.


30 comments:

Beth Laverty said...

I am thinking I like the birdie teapot just fine. Better than fine actually. A great choice! Happy Tea Time!

[email protected] Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Bernideen,
Your table setting is lovely and I like how you grouped your potted posies altogether for a centerpiece. I like your JB brown Devonshire china and of course the birdie teapot is a favourite. I have one too only in a different shape.Our snow is melting but there will be lots more before Spring arrives. Thank you for hosting and sharing at Tea Time. Enjoy your day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Beth Laverty said...

You made a great choice with the white birdie tea pot. It is so cute! I can't imagine that the expensive one would have served you even a tab bit better.

Snap said...

I like Johnson Brothers anything! So pretty. I quite like your white birdie teapot. Thank you for hosting. Happy Tea Day!

ellen b. said...

Love those dishes, Bernideen!!

Ruth Weston said...

Hi Bernideen. So glad the computer problems seem to have ended. I love your Johnson Brothers set, and your table is lovely! It has been cold everywhere, but, as we seem to get the first of the weather here in the Pacific Northwest then it moves east, some sun and milder weather are coming your way. It's sunny! Woohoo! Have a lovely week and thanks for sharing your gorgeous photos and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Your transferware is just gorgeous! I think I would pass on that $400 teapot too....lol! Hugs, Penny

Pamela Gordon said...

Your china is one of the prettiest patterns with a combination of beautiful flowers and brown and white transfer ware. I like your spring blooms in the centre of the table. A lovely tea time. Have a great week.

Sonia said...

Oh so beautiful! I love that teapot! Do you sell it in your shoppe? Your table is so springy and I can't wait for the grass to green up! Enjoy your day!
Miss Bloomers

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Your tea table is looking like spring with colourful flowers and a pretty china pattern. I always enjoy the reflection in the mirror when you show it.
Thanks for hosting Bernideen.
Judith

kitty said...

I love your JB Devonshire pattern, Bernideen. Yes, your birdie teapot looks just fine with it. I'm with you, $400.00 is way over my budget!! Thank you for hosting your lovely party. xo

NanaDiana said...

What a beautiful tea you have set there, Bernideen. I love that Devonshire pattern-it is gorgeous! Little pricey for the teapot though! Glad your computer is working -there is nothing worse than trying to blog and it doesn't work properly- xo Diana

Vee said...

Such a pretty table! A little bit of spring is much appreciated. I can't believe that your snow is gone, too!

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
I just love that Johnson Brother's pattern. It is so beautiful. I have started collecting more transferware and find it all so pretty! Your poem is very sweet today too! Thank you for hosting Friends Sharing Tea. Have a great week! Take care,
Karen

Angela McRae said...

I love the Johnson Brother dishes you used here, and I'm especially fond of the handles on the sugar bowl. Pretty!

Martha's Favorites said...

Your Johnson Brother set is amazing. I love the colors. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Deborah Montgomery said...

I also get frustrated with computer problems! glad yours is fixed. Love the little teapot with the bird on top!

[email protected] said...

your table setting is very beautiful and i love the dishes. Your flowers look like a breath of spring. .I am afraid that winter is not over. We need rain so badly her in CA. We are on Fire Alert due to the high Santa Ana Winds - everything is so dry.
Mary

Elizabeth said...

A beautiful set of Johnson bros. I do not think I have seen that one before.

[email protected] said...

It was so nice to see such a pretty table after a long day at work (I hate Tuesdays)... It was like a friend was waiting for me with a cup of tea! I love those dishes, I've never found some in this pattern, but I'll keep looking!

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

That is a beautiful set of dishes Bernideen! Thanks for hosting!
Sherry

Terri said...

Lovely tea post! This is a beautiful pattern, and that matching tea pot must be amazing....but $400 is really expensive. We are having winter on some days and summer on others...weird!
Hugs,
Terri

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Bernideen,
you Johnsons bros. set is really outstanding beautiful. You are so talented in many skills, even in poetry. Such a sweet poem. What a pitty that you had to buy a new computer. It made me smile to read that you are thankful for a running system. I know exactly what you mean. I have often problems with the hardware. Your table looks beautiful. Must be a cozy feeling when outside it is sooo cold. Thank you for sharing this lovely tea time and for hosting this sweet event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Kathryn Ross said...

Oh, Bernideen - I'm with you on the computer issues thing. That's how I spent last September - all new, too. And, a bit of a learning curve migrating to WordPress at the same time! Now - Johnson Brothers is much more delightful to talk about. Love them! This is a lovely pattern - similar to the Staffordshire that I have by them - in greens. Would love to collect more pieces. They are my treasure hunt when I'm thrifting and antiquing - always on the lookout for them. Blessings!
Joy!
Kathy

relevanttealeaf said...

Your Johnson Brothers tablescape is lovely. I hope you find the teapot to go with it at an affordable price. The potted flowers are the promise of spring to come!

Marilyn said...

I like the white birdie teapot just fine with your transferware.
Lovely table as always!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Gorgeous JB tea set my friend, and paired with your beautiful White teapot with birdie makes for a wonderful table setting for tea! Thank you for hosting this wonderful tea party! I do have a tea set ready for tea, along with the lunch!
Hugs,
FABBY

Beth said...

What beautiful dishes, Bernideen! Hope it has warmed up for you now. Glad you got a new computer and that it's working well for you.

Storybook Woods said...

Charming table, I bet it brightens your day!! Clarice

Jann Olson said...

This is really a beautiful set Bernideen! I haven't seen it before. Yes, $400 is a bit steep. I love the white birdie one. Could it be because I have one like it? lol! Yes, a dear friend gave it to me a few years back. the pitcher with the bird and roses really caught my eye. Love it! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann