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Monday, 22 August 2011

Tea Time Tuesday

"A friend is the sugar bowl in the tea party of life,
Sweet and satisfying to the soul." ~ Unknown


Welcome dear friends to my 82nd Tea Time Tuesday.

I hope everyone enjoyed a nice weekend. Old Home Week is over for another year and I'm so glad! I don't like crowds and the Island gets so crazy busy this time of year. Traffic is unreal and well, I just like it better when things have quieted down.
Here on the Island, they also say that Summer is over when OHW is over but I'm not believing it! Judging by the weather forecast for this coming week, I would say our Summer is just beginning. I have noticed the last few years that the nicest part of Summer is in late August. We spent the entire day at the beach yesterday. What a treat! We didn't want to leave, it was so lovely!

Before we begin our tea today, I want to ask you a question, "Do you ever get tired of seeing red?" I don't, in fact, I love seeing red! Red transferware, that is. And pink...

As promised last week, I said I would share some more of my finds. Well, actually, these are finds that other folks found and they gifted me with them. I am truly blessed with a wonderful family and friends; bloggy friends too!

I adore red transferware, in case you didn't know, and I pick up pieces whenever I see it. In this case, I didn't have to go far because my sweet cousin Val already had these pieces and she gave them to me. She had found them in a thrift store a while back. She collects mainly blue china and I collect red/pink. Out of the goodness of her heart, she blessed me with these wonderful pieces of Burleigh Victorian Chintz.


I don't know about you, but I love learning the history of a piece of china.

Burleigh is a family business established in 1851 and is still manufacturing a pure English earthenware product in the 21st century. Situated in Stoke-on-Trent, England, this factory takes great pride in its workmanship. Burleigh Factory Shop produces their famous blue and white china but they also have an array of other colourways as well; including red, pink, plum, and black.
"From Clay to Cup...Pure English" is their motto.

Damask roses and Primroses make up this lovely chintz pattern from the mid 19th century. Unfortunately, this pattern has been discontinued which makes it even more special. I would love to find a little jug to go with it.


The evening my cousin and I had gone junking, she found these darling pink depression glass bowls and goblets. I wanted to treat her so I bought them for her. Notice the lovely floral etching on the goblet.


Secretly, I wished I had found some too because I simply adore pink depression glass!
When we got back to her home, she surprised me the next morning by setting the breakfast table with these dishes and told me that she was giving them all to me. Three dinner plates, three salad plates, three bread and butters, and three teacups, as well as the coveted pink depression glass bowls and goblets.
Needless to say, I was flabbergasted!

Don't ever let anyone tell you that God doesn't give you the desires of your heart because He surely does!
Thank you Val, I will treasure them always and you, my dear cousin! Everytime I look at them, I will think of you.

So, let's set the table for tea...


We will start off with a nice glass of sparkling pink lemonade from France.


Mmm, it is delicious!


Bowls of fresh fruit...

"And the fruits will outdo what the flowers have promised." ~ Francois De Malherbe - Victoria magazine



....and freshly baked scones.... Notice the pretty Johnson Brothers Rose Chintz plate on which the scones are sitting!


....with your choice of strawberry jam, a lovely lemon curd from Britain, and some clotted cream.


A lovely rose graces the tea table.


The Rose Chintz plate is a gift from one of my lovely tea friends,  Carolyn
You are all familiar with Carolyn's blog, Aiken House and Gardens I'm certain. While she was on a trip to southern Maine, she saw this plate and thought of me! Wasn't that sweet of her?


Those of you who know Carolyn  know that her home and gardens are a haven and she hosts many garden tours throughout the summertime. She is a very gracious hostess and makes one feel right at home.
Isn't this a charming shot? This is one of the photos from her tea post a couple of weeks ago.


Not only is Carolyn a tea friend but we both live on Prince Edward Island and as little girls, we had spent many hours together playing with our dolls. So, I have known Carolyn for quite some time. Thank you Carolyn for thinking of me. Please be sure to visit her today.

Happiness is sharing tea with a friend.

I have tucked a few tea spoons into my vintage Rose Chintz double egg cup. This egg cup was given to me by my sweet Auntie P.


Love this pattern!


Would you like to try a scone? Some lemon curd and clotted cream with a cup of tea is such a treat.


The Victorian Chintz teacups are missing their saucers so I paired the teacup with one of my crystal embedded saucers. A little bling is always nice!


A cuppa and Victoria magazine; a lovely respite.


Thank you for stopping by Rose Chintz Cottage today. I am delighted to have you! I would love for you to join me for Tea Time Tuesday. All you have to do is share a favourite tea cup or teapot, a coffee mug, or something tea related. If you wish, you may do coffee instead of tea or the following is acceptable too: apple cider, iced tea or iced coffee, hot chocolate, lemonade, or punch. The TTT button on my sidebar is available for you to use in your post or place on your sidebar if you wish. A poem, tea quote, or scripture verse would be more than welcome! Please link back to me so that your visitors may find their way here to visit with all my lovely participants.

If you missed my post about Green Gables, you will find it here Green Gables Tour 

"Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you your heart's desires. Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust Him, and He will help you." -  Psalm 37:4-5 {New Living Translation}


I am pleased to join the following parties as well~

Kathy~ http://blissfulrhythm.blogspot.com/
Victoria - A Return to Loveliness

Marty~ http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com/
Table Top Tuesday

Martha~ http://www.marthasfavorites.com/
Teacup Tuesday
Terri~ http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com/
Teacup Tuesday

Wanda Lee~ http://silkenpurse.blogspot.com/
Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday
Pam~ http://breathoffreshair-paperbutterfly.blogspot.com/
Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday
Wanda Lee~ http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com/
Tea For Two and Wednesday Tea For Me and Thee

Trisha~ http://sweetology101.blogspot.com/
Tea Party Tuesday

Lady Katherine~ http://ladykatherineteaparlor.blogspot.com/
Teatime Tuesday

Trish~ http://angelwingsandapronstrings.blogspot.com/
L.A.C.E.

Miss Spenser~ http://missspensersblog.blogspot.com/
Teacup Thursday




Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

44 comments:

  1. Hello, Sweet Sandi!!
    What wonderful gifts your dear cousin gave you!! All of the pieces you shared with us are exquisite!!
    I was wondering if you knew Carolyn and I am so surprised to hear that the two of you played together!! How fantastic!!
    Thanks so much for your sweet comments on the Stegmaier Mansion and for visiting !! Joe Matteo has the link to my post and I know he will be thrilled with your comment and any others that my post receives!
    I have linked it up to Tea Tuesday!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  2. What a wonderful gift from your cousin! I adore red and pink transferware!

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  3. Hi Sandi,
    that new Burleigh transferware is perfect with your Chintz pattern and the pink plate. And the pink depression glass is a nice addition. What a lovely toy for you, dear china collector. Makes a wonderful tea table and you addded your charme an lots of nice treats. Thank you for this delightful tea.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  4. Hi Sandi,
    You have a lovely tea setting today. What a blessing to receive the beautiful china and glassware as a gift. They look like they belong with your collection:)

    Charlotte

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  5. I adore red transferware too. And pink glassware. Just wish I could more of it. Beautiful gift :-)

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  6. Hi Sandi,
    What a lovely gift your cousin gave to you and she set such a pretty table with them too. I have never seen that pattern before but they are perfect for you!
    Thanks for the feature and where has the time gone???
    Yesterday was a perfect day for the beach.
    I will be linking up shortly.

    Thanks for hosting,

    Carolyn

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  7. Every photo is so pretty...love the new pieces of chna...

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  8. Hi Sandi!
    How are you this week? Sounds like you might be getting a late summer...we're cooling a bit...which is so bitter sweet for me. I always feel so much better in warm.

    Lovely post and you know this girl loves your chintz and red transferware goodies. Such a sweet story behind it too, so much sentiment attached to them. Makes it all so special! You are blessed indeed!

    I got my post done this week...trying to be a bit better about my blogging...buts its been hard for me for some reason! I will keep plugging away though!

    Be blessed my sweet friend!
    Lorena

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  9. Oh yes! I do love learning the history of a piece. Beautiful pattern!

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  10. Hi Sandi,
    What an incredible tea today and the gifts from your generous and dear cousin Val are beautiful. How pretty this pattern of Burleigh Victorian Chintz is and how wonderful it works with your Rose Chintz treasures.
    I would have loved to have seen your reaction when Val told you all the table settings were going home with you! What a dear gift and the way it was given would be a memory maker for sure.

    Your childhood friend's tea setting outside is lovely. How sweet you have a beautiful background as little girls and played with your dolls together.

    Love the delicious foods served for tea too. Everything is just perfect.

    So glad you are enjoying some nice August weather. It is still terribly HOT here with triple digits that just keep hanging on with no end in sight. Well, I will not complain, it is not snow and ice and we will have cold weather soon enough.

    Have a wonderful tea day and blessings to you my friend.
    Celestina Marie

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  11. Hi Sandi,
    Love your beautiful display! The fruit and scones are making me hungry. Think I'll have to go find a receipe make some with my tea!

    What a lovely gift you've received! Thank you for sharing with us today.

    Hugs,
    LaDonna

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  12. Sandi you are blessed by having such wonderful people who care about you and think of you!!! What a gorgeous tea you have set out for us... Oh yes , I'll have a scone please... wishing you a fabulous week..xo HHL

    P.S. I'm visiting and participating via my other blog today .. xo

    ATTEATUDEandChocolate.blogspot.com

    Falling Off A High Heeled Life
    attitudeivlife.blogspot.com

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  13. Sandi, you have received some very beautiful gifts of dishes! Your tea table is so pretty and I love your new transferware. We had very heavy rain today but the rest of the week is looking great. Enjoy the nice days to come! Hugs, Pamela

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  14. What a wonderful cousin you have, wow, what a nice gift! Red and pink transferware is my fav! Your tea table is beautiful with the pink depression glass, so lovely. Thank you for hosting and for having me. Have a great week. FABBY

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  15. Beautiful dishes, Sandi. Your cousin is so sweet to give them to you. Your food is making me hungry!..Christine

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  16. Sandi..where do I start? This post of so many wonderful things as usual from you. I am glad peace has turned to your days and lovely island. Your transferware is stunning and I am just learning about all of these great things...and to think I thought I knew a lot about teacups..well in the end I knew I LOVED them but the history and patterns, not so much. That is what has been so great about blogging. So nice of Carolyn to think of you, you deserve it! The scones, creams, jams, fruit and your words are such a joy to me as a start to a busy, hectic week. Thank you!

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  17. Hello Sandi,
    Lovely, lovely post! You are so blessed to have loved ones to look out for beautiful pieces for you! I count it a joy to share with you and with Carolyn through blogging! It has been such a blessing. I would love to visit your island - seems like a dream - so glad you have summer coming - we're looking forward to the opposite - isn't that funny! Thank you for sharing this lovely post with A Return to Loveliness,
    God Bless,
    Kathy

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  18. Oh Sandi! I am besotted with your gorgeous rose china! It is just so beautiful!!! I would love to come to that scrumptious looking breakfast!!!! That beautiful pink glass is stunning too! Happy Tuesday!!! X

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  19. Hi Sandi
    Your cousin Val was so sweet to gift you with these things she knows you love and will treasure. It was nice of Carolyn to think of you as well.
    I look forward to our tea parties each week and like what you've baked today. I'm trying to lose weight and haven't baked scones for awhile but I am so longing for one with my afternoon tea. At least I could look at yours without adding any calories. :-)
    Have a good week.
    Judith

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  20. Oh the red transferware is just beautiful Sandi! I know you will find joy in uses these treasures for years to come. Thank you for hosting.

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  21. How fun to be out and about with loved ones sharing an interest! You found some beautiful items too.
    Your table looks so lovely and the food delicious.
    Thank you so much for sharing with us.
    hugs,
    Terri

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  22. I love redware...You've displayed it sooooo beautifully ... You certainly have a gift !!!!!

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  23. I just LOVE transferware and red...or pink as many call it...is one of my favorites. And you set a wonderful tea. I use double egg cups for teaspoons as well! Didn't know anyone else who did! Got that from my grandmother.
    Thanks so much!
    Ruth

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  24. Hello Sandi, Your Burleigh china is absolutely lovely, beautiful pattern and color. The table looks amazing. Smiles...Lu

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  25. What a beautiful post!Lovely tea party,I prefer antiques with flowers and fruits,but by the time I'm starting to appreciate also blue and red style.Thank you to share with us so kind photos and nice words.

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  26. Hello Sandi! what a beautiful gifts from your cousin! i could never get enough of red! and your friend carolyn home is just gorgeous, what a charming spot indeed to have tea! always awed by the beautiful table setting u made, the lovely collection of your teacups and transferware and other things and drool over your sweets/cakes, gorgeous flower too! thanks for hosting and sharing again! Blessings, Susan

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  27. Hello Sandi~
    I LOVE red transferware and featured these EXACT dishes/cups a few weeks ago on my blog! LOL~ Love how you placed the spoons in the egg cup. Glad the crowds are gone and you are enjoying the beach. :)
    shawn

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  28. Sandi, your cousin is a very generous soul to give you all that beautiful china and glassware!!
    What lovely additions to your collection!
    Your table is gorgeous- as always.
    I also love red and white and I think I have a piece of that Burleigh Chintz, too :-)
    I had wondered if you and Carolyn might be friends and I'm not surprised to find that you are.
    You both have such a mutual gift for beauty!
    Thank you for linking to LACE (when I put it up lol!)
    God bless you and give you a wonderful week, my friend!
    love..Trish

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  29. Hi Sandi,
    Beautiful photos of beautiful china and glassware... What a nice gift you got! You certainly deserve it!
    And the treats you show us are so yummy!
    Congratulations for this superb tea party.
    Hugs

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  30. How beautiful your china is, and that gorgeous cream rose is so delicate, thank you for a lovely tea party. Your cousin must surely treasure your friendship. xx

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  31. The Burleigh china is lovely and the pink depression glass is a pretty complement to it. That looks like a wonderful breakfast and a second cup of tea with a Victoria mag to read - perfect!

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  32. As usual you have a delicious tea with wonderful accessories. I have a little twist to my tea time post today.

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  33. I love these china yours look amazing and beauty!!

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  34. I just adore your red transferware. I am a huge fan of transferware in all colors. I have a few red pieces and a few pieces of pink depression glass thanks to my grandmother.

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  35. Thank you Sandy, I already took note for next time. Have a great week and thank you for hosting again. FABBY

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  36. Dear Sandi
    I have enjoyed watching and reading your lovely post
    My "poor" english don´t let me express my felings better
    Always a plesure
    Love

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  37. Always so elegant, Sandi! Such a beautiful pink set - and I like how you found a complimentary saucer to keep you rose cup company. Your scones and that lemon curd are so tempting. Thanks for hosting Tea Time!
    Joy!
    Miss Kathy

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  38. Hi Sandi: How wonderful to have people around you that love you. It is a true blessing. Your gifts are stunning. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

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  39. Hi Sandi, it's been along tme in between , but lets hope I stay positive and reach out to all my close friends on line.I'm so happy to link up to TTT this week and visit everyone again. How lucky you are to have such beautiful,caring and giving family.I love your post this week and all thatred/pink transferware, I can only image what beautiful vignettes we'll see in the future. I look forward to visiting again and to renewed friendships.

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  40. Love learning about china.. thanks so much for sharing.. Great pieces you received as gifts.. Love that pattern my myself.. your tea looks lovely.. xo xo marlis

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  41. Hello Sandi:

    You sure have been blessed with some generous peeps in your life! All the gifts are gorgeous. Use them in good health!

    I LOVE the depression goblets. I also love the cute way you've displayed your spoons in the egg cup! LOVE repurposing items for something other than what they were originally intended for!

    Thanks for hosting another week of this sweet party!

    xo
    Roselle

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  42. Hi Sandi,
    I'm so happy I came along today as this is a very beautiful post(all your posts are lovely) and I love your transferware, it is stunning.
    Have a delightful day..

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  43. You do have the most wonderful things Sandi and how sharing you are with all of us. I especially liked your pix this week and want to live in your blog for a bit! I was wondering where you lived and now I know. You are a very blessed lady!
    Love, Lady Linda

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  44. Hi Sandi,
    I LOVE your double egg-cup, how pretty and clever is that?
    Your post is lovely, as always,and your cousin is special to give you such a wonderful gift.
    I'm glad you're at the nice end of summer...enjoy!!!
    God Bless
    Barb from Australia

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I am delighted to have you visit me and I read every comment. Please forgive me for not being able to visit you all as there are so many of you lovely bloggy friends now. I will visit as much as possible. I wish you a day filled with JOY! ~ Sandi

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