Fairest of months! Ripe Summer queen
The hey-day of the year
With robes that gleam with sunny sheen,
Sweet August doth appear. ~ R. Combe Miller
A warm welcome to you, dear friends. Please come in and join me for another Tea Time Tuesday. This is my 80th TTT and I think there's a Giveaway coming up soon!
It's another rainy day here on the Island. My, it's been a poor Summer for the beach but today is a good day to stay indoors, read and sip a cup of tea.
Hubby and I just got back from a wonderful visit with my family in New Brunswick and I must apologize for being late with some of my visits.
Sheila over at Note Songs ~ http://notesongs.blogspot.com/ is having another Heart of the Home Party featuring roosters and chickens and since I love the creatures myself, I decided to join her. I just so happen to have a few of these handsome fellows around my home, so come along with me as I share some new finds and a few of my feathered friends.
I think my fondness for roosters and chickens stems from the years I spent on my grandparents' farm when I was a little girl. I used to help my Granny gather the eggs and the birds were always strutting about the yard. Such fond memories!
This fellow stands tall and handsome above my kitchen cabinets. He is in good company as this is where I have many of my teapots displayed. He reminds me of the rooster we hear every morning beyond the trees in our back yard. All of my roosters and chickens are made of cast iron. The big guy below was once a rusty brown and I gave him a coat of creamy white and distressed him. I think he looks so much better this way.
On top of the refrigerator is a vignette with a feathered family; a rooster and a chicken. There is a little sign hanging on the basket which says, "Families That Pray Together Stay Together."
Also above my cabinets is this little lady. She is keeping company with more of my teapots just like her handsome companion, Mr. Rooster.
I also have a rooster teapot which you've all seen before.
I also have this rooster plate which I found at HomeSense in Vancouver when I was visiting my son and his family.
Now, would you like to see my new finds?
One evening Hubby and I walked into a shop where we came upon this creamy white tea set complete with a wire carrier.
Decisions, decisions...So, what would you do?
There were 4 crystal-embedded teacups and 2 mugs...,
Originally priced at $86.99, it was marked down due to some damage.
This is one side of the teapot with its florals and two crystals.
Below is what the other side looks like. When I want to use it, I just borrow the cover from another teapot. Can you make out TEA on it?
When not in use, this is how I re-purpose it. A vine and a book snuggled next to a wire cloche, and it makes for a cute vignette in a corner nook.
I think I got a good deal!
Now, how about a cup of tea?
I was hoping to set my tea table out under our maple tree but it was too windy with the threat of rain. So, I set the table up in front of the window with the tree in the background. I have used two different bouquets; one pink and one white. My hubby prefers the pink because he thinks all white is boring. LOL
I will share both with you.
The pink rose bouquet...Can't you just smell my roses? One of my roosters has joined us for Sheila's party.
And the white Queen Anne's Lace bouquet...
I had used this lace doily in an earlier post with silverware in it and I decided to tie it up with some Queen Anne's Lace for a softer look. I am so happy that these wild and lovely flowers grow abundantly around here in fields and along the roadsides! Free for the picking.
The spirit of the tea beverage is one of peace, comfort and refinement. ~ Arthur Gray