Sunday, October 11, 2015

I PROMISE - THIS IS THE LAST ONE for "Friends Sharing Tea"


Since I no longer have a shop for which I need to buy resale cups and saucers and teapots, I am much more selective and I'm just buying something I really "must have" for myself. 



 How many times have you repeated THESE words while out antiquing, flea or thrifting? 

(Repeat slowly):

 "This is 
my l a s t  one"!



A few weeks back we ventured up to Denver and beyond to some of our favorite spots:  Fort Collins and the antique row and on that day an outdoor show called "The French Nest".  I found a couple Sadler teapots that day and a lovely cup and saucer (below):




As you see, the teacup matches so well with one I shared
 recently that I only paid $5.00 for in Victor, Colorado (below):






 You probably wondered why I have this blog party posted so early - well I really had to get it done early as we will have messes everywhere beginning today because we will be getting new replacement windows in our house over the next week.  This means lots of work but our house has many cracked windows and I'm sure the original were poor quality,  so it is time!



I hope you can join my blog party by linking
 a tea related post from your blog at the bottom down below.
  It's nice when folks include a link on their post to this one!




I would like to wish our Canadian
 friends a Very Happy Thanksgiving on Monday! 



I also love to join others who have blog parties:
Mosaic Monday
Tea Time Tuesday
Tea Cup Tuesday
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
A Return to Loveliness

Lastly, isn't this old music sheet dreamy?



Pour yourself a cup of tea and have a great week!  Late note:  after moving everything away from and on all windows Monday morning came and went only to be told they won't be coming after all until October 22nd.  I guess you know what my house looks like.



30 comments:

Storybook Woods said...

Gosh just beautiful. You have such a lovely collection. Clarice

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Bernideen - this is a beautiful post! I love your newest additions to your collection. And that chintz teapot is breathtaking!

Your pics are just gorgeous.

GL with your new windows. We did it last year and I am telling you now - you won't BELIEVE what a difference it makes. And you stay cool inside when needed and warm when needed and you will be so much more comfortable, lower heating bills...and you will KICK yourselves for not doing it sooner, trust me on that. Hope all goes well. Hugs.

Tea in Texas said...

Your new cup and saucer is just gorgeous. Both the sets have lovely blossoms and it is amazing how they match. Your tea time is so pretty in the garden and the flower chintz complements the cups and saucers. I enjoy your party thanks for hosting! Hope you week is productive with the new windows.

Pam

NanaDiana said...

That is just a beuatiful collection you have there. You HAD to buy that one because it matches the other one so perfectly. lol (am I helping with your addiction? lol).

Good luck with your windows. We owned a window/siding/door company for many, many years and it was a good business. I loved how much new windows helped homeowners--not only with the way they looked but for the energy savings, too. You will LOVE them, I know.

Have a great week-xo Diana

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Very pretty Bernideen, I really like your plateau mirror! I know what you mean about not buying anymore of a certain collection and then you turn around and buy something else anyway! =)
Have a great week,
Gina

Ruth W said...

How exciting to get new windows! You will notice a big energy savings, I am sure...if you survive the uproar! Lol! Love your new goodies. Lovely! Hope all goes well on the renovations, and thanks for hosting!
Ruth

From the Kitchen said...

Who's to say how many cups and pots are too many when it comes to tea? Those cups are lovely!

Best,
Bonnie

Angela McRae said...

Oh, wow, these rose patterns blend so beautifully, and these two teacups look like sisters, don't they? Good luck with the window replacement!

Margie said...

Hi Bernideen,

It's nice to know that I'm in good company when it comes to the "last one" shopping syndrome. Perhaps we should start an online support group? Hee! I *try* my best to abide by the "one in, one out rule" so that I don't run out of space for my collection.

Love your yellow chintz teapot and the soft colours of your pretty new teacups.

Thank you for hosting and best of luck with the window replacement!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Hello dear Bernideen!
You sure scared me at first, I thought you were gonna say it was the last tea party! I know what you mean, I always say: t h e-l a s t-t i m e...of everything, but I never keep that promise,either lol!
Thank you so much for another lovely party.
Have a great week sweetie.
FABBY

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh... forgot to comment. Your new teacup is to die for! I also love, love that gorgeous teapot!

FABBY

Cathy Keller said...

Just beautiful! I have a plate that resemble the teacup and saucer with the wild rose painted on it! I is lovely!! Thank you!! Wishing you well!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Bernideen, your china blends so nicely with each other and I love the yellow chintz teapot! Yes, I have told myself many times, 'Just one more teapot and that's it.' Somehow I always find another that I can't live without. But I do have to draw the line because we are going to down-size next year. These days I'm more or less looking for plates to match my teacups as I love trios. I'm going to have to find myself a lovely big cabinet somewhere when we move.
I'm sure you will be happy with your new windows. They will make such a lovely difference in your home. Windows are like that. Thank you for sharing and hosting.

Blessings,
Sandi

Teresa Sjönberg said...

I love your tea cups! I really love that wild rose theme. It is quite pretty in a girly way. Happy Mosaic monday!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Yes Bernideen you had to buy that teacup, because it blends so well with the other recent purchase. Your teapots are both so lovely and I'm not sure which one that I like better, as they're both so pretty.
Good luck with the windows and the cleanup. It'll all be worth it when it's over and done with.
Thanks for hosting, Bernideen!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I've been saying 'the last one' about teacups Bernideen but I still have room for a few more teapots. Wouldn't it be fun to share them with friends and use some of theirs for a change of using what we have.

The Charm of Home said...

Such beautiful china! Thanks for hosting!

Lynn Bean said...

Oh my you have some lovely tea things! Such pretty settings you designed. Have a great week, Lynn

janice15 said...

I cant say that I dont like any of it .... I love every piece the pots, cups and saucers are all lovely in their own way..i tried to say I like one more than the orher but i couldnt... Have a wonderful new weeks with love Janice

[email protected] said...

The teacup is lovely, I'm glad you thought "this is the last one" one more time ;) It'll be a mess to replace the windows, but you'll be so happy when you're warmer this winter!

Aida said...

Thank you Bernideen for hosting. I made it in time yay. Good luck with the windows renovation.
Love the Sadler tea sets, maybe one day I will own one.

Have a good week.

Hugs,
Aida

Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

Hi Bernideen,
It's always such a treat to visit your beautiful blog. Lovely displays as usual to feast the eyes on. I'm a fan of Sadler teapots, too, and like you, I have a hard time resisting a lovely teapot even though I have so many. The cups and saucers you found complement the teapots beautifully. Thanks for the inspiration! Kimber

Snap said...

Love your new teacups. Is the flower a dog-wood? Gorgeous -- whatever! I have said more than once -- this is the last one ...

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Hello Bernideen,

It is always such a joy to visit your lovely blog each week. You share the prettiest vintage china. I can just imagine the pieces collected through the years.

I always say no more tea cups or plates but I can never pass one up. I am addicted and I do admit it. My poor husband has been making more shelves in our basement to accommodate my out of control collection.

Have a great week,

Janet

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
I am just like you and I don't think I will ever be able to have my last one. Lol! I wouldn't have been able to resist those teapots! What beauties! The teacups are so pretty too! I do hope your renovations are over quickly - it's hard to live in disorder too long. Happy Tea Day Dear Friend and Thank you for hosting tea time once again!
Karen

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

I completely understand your predicament. It is so hard to say "no" to vintage teacups and teapots which are such treasures. Just wish storage wasn't an issue. (Well, maybe it is a good thing. Otherwise I may end up with far too many collections.) Your new additions are so pretty and all complement one another.
Home improvement is a lot of work. You will enjoy the windows once winter comes.
Happy Tea Time!

xinex said...

I say that all the time whenever I buy new plates, Bernideen, lol. I don't blame you for buying this "last one". It is absolutely beautiful, both pattern and colors, not to mention it matching what you already have.....Christine

Susan Clayton said...

This is the prettiest tea. I love how everything blends. Great eye for color and pattern.
I hear you about cutting back on collecting. My dream home would have 5 sq feet of storage for every sq foot of living space.
Yay to the new windows. It's always something though, isn't it? Happy Tea Day!

Miss Kathy said...

LOL, Bernideen--we all say that bit about "the last one" but, really, there can never truly be that, can there? You did well picking up that cup--great match and an elegant find. I thought I was doing well to clear out a few things from my own tea cabinet. It was a valiant effort, but not quite enough. Hard to part with what I might use someday. Glad you're getting your windows done, though--you'll be cozier this winter and I know you have long winters where you are!
Joy!
Kathy

Marilyn Miller said...

You will be so happy to get new windows. Wishing I could do it too. Love the new tea finds.