Springtime, flowers, and tea; what a delightful combination!
Hello dear friends and welcome to my 65th Tea Time Tuesday.
I hope you all enjoyed a lovely and meaningful EASTER weekend. My little grandson got baptized on Easter Sunday morning so it was very special for us. Afterwards, the family gathered together for a potluck dinner to celebrate. It was a lovely Easter Sunday celebration!
My tea post today is all about sharing our unique tea things. Now, I don't have anything really wild, just a wee bit out of the ordinary.
So, make yourself comfy and join me for a pot of tea and some dessert in the den.
NOTE~ It was just brought to my attention that Pam at Breath of Fresh Air, who co-hosts with Wanda Lee of Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday, is very ill with Strep throat and Scarlet Fever. Please pray for our dear blogging friend, Pam, that she will get well soon.
I just got Victoria's Gardens of Bliss and I am swooning over its lovely contents! Hubby is out working on the gardens even as I prepare this and I am just filled with awe over the beautiful blooms and ideas I am finding in the magazine.
The greatest gift of a garden is the restoration of the five senses. ~ Hanna Rion
I like to create delightful floral displays in unique containers. I enjoy flowers as much as a cup of tea. Even better, is to enjoy them at the same time!
Tea is liquid wisdom; just add water.
My pink carnations from last week are still fresh enough to use in my tiered dish and I thought they looked wonderful with my first cup of choice! The carnations still have their spicy scent and their colour is still a delight to the eye. I love how pretty they look in this! A little birdie sits perched on the top and he is admiring them as well.
I have several of these tea-for-one sets and I thought I would start off my share today with my Cream Lace one. Although it's not what you would consider very unique, I thought it looked pretty with the pink carnations. As you already know, if you've been following my blog for any length of time, Cream Lace is made by Skye McGhie and I love most patterns made by this company.
The stamp on the bottom of the cup.
My first unique teacup is a creamy coloured wrought iron one!
I have had this for quite some time, long before Michaels started to carry them!
Next is my giant teacup and saucer with a rooster strutting his stuff on it. The cup and saucer are separate pieces just like the real thing.
This is my newest acquisition, a little blue demitasse cup.
It is a German cup but made in China. It was quite pricey but I had my eye on it for quite some time and finally treated myself. It has a stamp on the bottom which reads IHR, Ideal Home Range. There is also a little gold emblem on the inside of the cup. Perhaps Johanna @ Silber Rosen - http://silber-rosen.blogspot.com/ knows a little about this company?
I've saved the best for last!
A little while ago I had won a three footed teacup from Martha @ Marthas Favorites ~ http://www.marthasfavorites.com/ I had shared it with you before but today, I am showcasing it with some beautiful hot pink tulips. Don't they look wonderful with the teacup?