Monday, April 7, 2014

FRIENDS SHARING TEA



Hello there my tea loving friends and collectors of tea time items. Would you believe it is snowing again this morning?  Yes and I want to share two new cups and saucers I acquired for myself.  This means I got rid of two though.  Remember, I'm holding the line:




The pink one is a Queen Anne and the chinz (meaning fully covered with design) blue cornflower one is Rosina.  I'm sure you realize they are English Bone China.


I wanted you to see the fresh snow:





I am also happy to say I found a small creamer that matches my Japanese Windmill Teapot.  Would you believe it says Occupied Japan on the bottom so that means 1946-1952.



One of the things I have been realizing is that some antique malls have bargains and some don't.  I can't believe the prices I have seen lately when out shopping for my store.  It is very varied.  I have seen many cups and saucers for more than what I sell them for in my shop.  Once I "ascertain" a booth is high - I move on!  Even some booths in the flea markets have this issue









Today I join other blog parties and I hope you will join in with me and post something from your blog about tea linking below.  Please include a link here to this post on your blog as well.







39 comments:

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Wow! I'm numero uno, at this lovely party!
Your setting is simply gorgeous with the Japanese windmill tea set and the beautiful collection of teacups, plus lovely linens...makes for an elegant and inviting tea table, my friend. Thank you so much for having me.
Have a nice week, Bernideen.
FABBY

Ruth Weston said...

Hi Bernideen. Lovely teacups! Wish we had better malls around here! I love egg vases and your windmills are so cute! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
ruth

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Hi Bernideen, Love your new windmill piece! I had trouble cropping my photo and I don't see it on my link up....if you need to delete it, let me know and I will try to link up again....hugs, Penny

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Our antiques shops are few here on PEI so I'm very thankful to have a favourite one right here in Charlottetown. What a wonderful find is the windmill creamer to match the teapot! We have snow too but it's finally beginning to melt. All our songbirds are back so there's hope for us yet. Thank you for joining me for Tea Time and have a beautiful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Veronica Roth said...

Hi Bernideen. I love that little cornflower tea cup. I've seeded some cornflower seeds and have high hopes that they will put on a lovely show. As soon as Chloe comes home from her university today I'll see if I can get her to sit down for a cup of tea with me and link up. Hope your week is off to a lovely start. :)

Bernideen said...

I deleted it Penny - come back with your fun stuff please!

Vee said...

That was just a wee bitty glimpse of snow...thank you! =D

Such lovely tea cups and I did not know that that was the definition of chintz. I learn something new every day!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Your two new teacups are pretty and I'm glad you found the creamer to match the teapot. I've found varying prices between vendors here as well and always make a beeline for the ones I know are more affordable.
I want to mention that I appreciate it when you are able to have your link ready the same time as the other tea gals, otherwise I have forgotten to link with you a few times.

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
Your new teacups are so pretty and so is the white blanket of snow outside your window. Thank you for hosting tea again today. I do look forward to visiting your lovely home each week and seeing your treasures. Hope spring weather comes to you soon. Karen

Beth Laverty said...

Finding the winmills creamer to match your teapot is terrific. And I do love that cornflower cup and saucer.

Tea in Texas said...

Oh my what beautiful cups and saucers and I love both! The sweet bunny next to the snowy window is darling. I love your bouquet placed in the beautiful egg vase. Have a warmer week! Bt the way, you were fortunate to find the creamer to your special windmill teapot and I will look for you sugar bowl here in Dallas I just might find it!

Pam

NanaDiana said...

I can't believe you have more snow! I am hoping we have seen the end of it but I won't bet on it yet.

Your tea cups are gorgeous and good for you for "holding the line". Not an easy thing to do, is it?

I have about 20+ pieces of the windmill stuff from the 40's & 50's. It was a gift from my brother and I just adore it! I just packed it away for a while when I changed a cabinet around- xo Diana

Donna Heber said...

Hi Bernideen,

Your new teacups are so beautiful! I especially love the last one with the pink roses. Just adorable! Thank you for hosting our lovely gathering.

Country Gal said...

All so very pretty . Thanks for sharing , Have a good week !

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

You have so many nice teacups! Lucky you!! Nancy

Angela Rice said...

Hello Bernideen! My name is Angela. It is so nice to meet you! I have just stumbled upon your blog and have to say that I am very glad that I did! Your collection from what I see is beautiful! I just love your table settings! And your bunny statue is adorable!
I am a new collector of tea items. I love everything tea related! But, unfortunately around my area there is not a lot of places to acquire tea items.
I am glad to know that there is a fellow tea lover to converse with! I look forward to your future posts!
Take care and God Bless!

my cup of tea said...

Oh Bernideen you always have the most beautiful tea cups! I enjoy your collections so much!
Blessings~
Donna

Bernideen said...

Glad to have you visit. I also have a store blog at http://bernideens.blogspot.com/ and my store is on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Bernideens

I am interested to know where you live as there are many tea rooms now in the US.

Bernideen said...

Here is a link to Michigan Tea Rooms too! http://www.teamap.com/states/state_MI_Reviews.html

Terri said...

Oh my, lovely tea cups! These two are just plain gorgeous! I love the bold designs. You don't see many like these around. I agree with you about the prices out there. I have seen such different pricing and often way too high!
I hope your snow melts quickly and that the sun comes out and warms everything up soon : )
Hugs,
Terri

kitty said...

I love your new teacups, Bernideen! That is a good rule that you follow when acquiring new ones. Your crossstitched topper is a beauty, too. Thank you for hosting and enjoy your week, my friend. xo

Winnie said...

So many lovelies on your table today! I am loving your china cups and your beautfiul crossstitched table cloth! Oh that is so pretty. But what caught my eye first were the windmill box and creamer. They are precious. I spot windmills now as a good friend in my Jane Austen group's last name is Polish and when translated means windmill. So you can image her collection! Thanks for the fun tea today!

relevanttealeaf said...

Hi Bernideen! What a beautiful blog banner and teacup collage. Your china is lovely as are the settings in which you've placed them. I enjoyed visiting your blog today. I've been away from the Internet for awhile, so I'm getting caught up. The bunny is adorable and so perfect for spring and Easter. So happy you found the sugar and creamer to match your windmill tea pot - a great find! ~ Phyllis

Angela McRae said...

Your new teacups and saucers are so lovely, and the florals are perfect for spring! Totally agree with you about pricing of teacups. I went to a Goodwill recently where the very plain, ceramic (not bone china) teacups were wrapped tightly in layers and layers of plastic wrap (odd!) and marked $9.99, as if they were highly valuable. They must not be aware you can sometimes buy the china ones at an antique mall for less than that!

Bernideen said...

Angela: Here is a fellow tea blogger from Michigan: http://relevanttealeaf.blogspot.com/

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: Love the new cups today. My favorite is the chintz style one. It is so fun when you find new treasures. Blessings, Martha

Laura Lane said...

Such happy cheerful things to help tea time be fun.

Snap said...

Your new teacups are lovely ... I especially like the blue chintz (I'm a blue lover). Prices are crazy! I love seeing your windmills (they make me smile) and glad you found the creamer. Your egg filled with blooms is gorgeous. Happy Tea Day and thanks for hosting!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Bernideen, I will have to check out the Michigan connections you listed, because I live in Michigan too. I am coming to Colorado tomorrow, so was dismayed to see your snow!! It is supposed to be warmer this week out there! I love the cornflower teacup, so pretty. thanks for hosting! (and I agree about prices, they can vary greatly.)

Miss Jean said...

I just discovered your blog and it is wonderful! I live in Centennial and was wondering what your gift shop is. Since moving here I haven't found a place to shop for "pretties". YOu can email me if you wish. Have a lovely day.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Such pretty new teacups for you! Love your table topper and bunny, too! We still have snow here, but starting tomorrow it should be in the 50's! Can't wait to get out and rake! Thanks for hosting and have a good week!
Nancy

The Charm of Home said...

Your teacups are beautiful! I like your new header too. Thanks for hosting!
Sherry

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Bernideen,
what a luck to find this matching cream jar. How funny, that it is made in Japan. The tea cups look lovely. I wish you spring may arrive soon. Its hard to have so long snow. Here it turned much colder again,but it is normal in spring here. Thank you for sharing this wonderful Friends Sharing Tea and for hosting the party.
Best greetings, Johanna

Rosemary said...

Love the springtime arrangement in the egg. Although, with that snow out your window, not so sure you are enjoying spring yet! At least is looks like spring inside!

Carrie said...

Love your windmill teapot and new creamer! Now all you need is the sugar :). I LOVE the bunny...so cute! Beautiful cups and saucers. I'm impressed that your holding the line...I haven't been able to cup myself off yet.

Bernideen said...

Hi Carrie;
In fairness you need to know what I meant which was holding the line at 35 English Cups and Saucers. (Not to mention lots from China that I use for my tea parties)

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

So many beautiful pieces! I do not own any myself, but love seeing them!
Have a beautiful day,
Lin

Marilyn said...

I am always amazed when you do find a good price because I don't often find them anymore, but I still
enjoy the search. Love your little creamer and teapot.

Bernideen said...

I have a theory Marilyn. We are a military town and I believe it is the military who bring them here from being stationed - yes in England. That's my theory. Hope your weekend it terrific!