Thursday, March 6, 2014

HOLDING THE LINE AT 30!



Like many of you - I love collecting English Cups and Saucers.  I had decided to hold the line at 20, then 25 and now 30.  (I do have a few more English ones that are purple and 2 others)  But this is my collection:




I will give you a closer look here.  The wildflower tea set in the back on the pictured top shelf below is from Germany.


(I do have a lot more English teapots, etc but am  not showing them here)  I use other new ones from China for my tea parties.  I have resold many of the ones I had earlier in my marriage.



We all love different things - I respect that!  This is what I love.  Many are hand painted too!  I mostly buy them at flea markets or antique malls if the price is really good.

28 comments:

Blackberry Lane said...

Hi Bernideen, How I love seeing your lovely collectibles. I could spend hours looking at all your pretties. You have everything displayed so nicely and I see some pretty vases on the shelves, too. Your home is so welcoming. Have a blessed afternoon. Mildred

Shelia said...

These are so beautiful, Bernideen, and I love how you've displayed them in that lovely cabinet.Hope you're doing well.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Suzan Sweatman said...

Your collection is just beautiful - and being someone who loves furniture I have to tell you I LOVE the cabinet!!!
Visiting from The Charm of Home :)

Janneke said...

A beautiful cabinet with a lovely collection of English teacups and saucers!

Marilyn said...

You have such a nice collection! And it is displayed so well! Is it one of the pieces that you painted? I've discovered that I don't like painting when I can't open the windows. My painting projects in the house have been on hold because of that. The odors don't bother me at all in the summer, but I certainly don't like them in a closed house. Thanks for sharing your collection.♥♫

Bernideen said...

Marilyn:
Hi! I couldn't get my reply to work earlier but now it did! My hubby painted lots of stuff last winter. We use CeCe Caldwell paint and love it. It is a chalk paint and then you distress the piece and wax it. Marilyn - there is NO SMELL because it is "green" and all natural! You should check it out. Look at their website for ideas!

Bernideen said...

It was dark walnut with wooden doors. My hubby painted it with CeCe Caldwell paint and I love it! Thanks!

Bernideen said...

Thanks so much for your kind remarks!

Angela McRae said...

Beautiful collection! And let me just add, 50 is a nice round number ... ;)

Joy said...

A lovely collection, beautifully displayed!

Country Gal said...

All so very pretty to ! That's where I get my English cottage tea pots I collect the antique shop , there is a tea house not far from us that also has a huge collection of these English cottage tea pots and I have one that lady that owns and runs it doesn't he he , my Nana gave it to me when I was younger she brought it over from England and I have never seen one like it so far . It is the Kings Arms Pub ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A nice array of patterns and colours. Like Angela, I think you should round off at 50 Bernideen.

Deborah Montgomery said...

Beautiful collection, and displayed so nicely. I love your cabinet. Love the cake stands, too. I don't think you've got too many :)!

Sarah said...

Bernideen, your collection is delightful. I like the way you worked in the cake stands to elevate and spotlight the teapots. Wonderful, wonderful!

relevanttealeaf said...

I love your collection of teacups, teapots, pedestal cake plates and vases. They are beautifully displayed in your cabinet, which is lovely!

Lady Linda said...

Hi my friend, had to come back for another look! Just soooo pretty.
I can't believe you don't have a St Pat's teapot!
Love ya, Linda

ellen b. said...

What a nice display of these beauties, Bernideen.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

You have a unique and stunning collection, Bernideen! LOVE the cab you have them displayed in - works so perfectly! Sorry I have been so absent, life has been insane lately. Or dare I say "cuckoo?" : - )

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Bernideen, I had to laugh -- "holding the line," but the line keeps moving! :D What a gorgeous collection!

Beth said...

You have many beautiful teaups and teapots as well. I enjoy seeing them, Bernideen!

Olga Garcia said...

Your have beautiful teacups and teapots as weell.This is the best window display for me Bernideen!Thanks to show them.

kitty said...

You have a beautiful collection, Bernideen!

Liz said...

Beautifully displayed!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Your collection is amazing and so beautifully displayed - I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Such a lovely collection and display! :)

Jody and Stan said...

Bernideen, Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful collection. I will be featuring you this week at Simple & Sweet Fridays. Have a wonderful weekend!!
Hugs,
Jody

The Charm of Home said...

Your collection is beautiful. I like how you displayed it. Thanks for sharing.
Sherry

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Beautiful!! What a stunning display!!

Hugs,
Deb