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Friday, January 9, 2009

Show & Tell Friday 1/9

Yay! It's time for Show & Tell Friday which is so graciously hosted by Kelli @ There is no place like home. Be sure to pay her a visit and see who else is "showing" today!

Today I'm sharing the second shelf of my china cabinet. I've always loved this set of tea cups and saucers. There isn't much I can say about it except that it came from a great aunt. I can remember my mother sipping her coffee in them and she'd let me sip my hot cocoa from them from time to time.

If our neighbor, Miss Shiela happened to come by, an afternoon tea was served and mom would use this set sometimes. Miss Shiela would never sip out of a regular mug as she was a prim and proper English lady. It was she who showed me "how" to "take" tea...with a bit of sugar a dollop of cream. I still enjoy it this way to this day.
The crystal pieces are from Princess house and I inherited them when mom passed. The tea pot is mine and I've had it for about ten years now. The plate behind the crystal tea pot was found at the thrift store. I paid fifty cents for it.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope your day will be great!

49 comments:

The Muse said...

Im not sure how blogger has managed to wipe me off your bloggers follow list...but im still here!


I love the idea of mixing found treasure with those that have profound memories...very nice vignette!

Mildred said...

What adorable dishes. Are the flowers sweet peas or violets? Everything is displayed so beautifully and what special memories you have shared.

Janet, said...

I love the design on your teacups - so pretty and elegant looking!

Dawn said...

Very pretty set. I'm sure Miss Shelia would be pleased to know you still know how to take your tea!!!

Your shelf looks just lovely the way you have set it up!

take care,
Dawn

BECKY said...

What a charming set! I love the pattern! Isn't it so great to have some things that we can just look at and get pleasure and the warm-fuzzies from?
Thanks for sharing with us!

Have a fun weekend!
Becky

LBP said...

Those dishes are so sweet! I love dishes with purple flowers on them. I just can't resist them when I see them at thrift stores.

Blessings

Linda

Dixie's Whimsey said...

I love those things that evoke special memories.. thanks for sharing...

I miss afternoon tea... my great-grandmother Odie had afternoon tea every day with her sister-in-law... Aunt Doshey... When my sister and I were there, we got tea too... even though we were very little girls...

loved the post... Have a blissful day... Dixie

Shelia said...

Morning, Rechelle, oh, I love this shelf of pretties!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Angie said...

I love your dishes and everything on your shelf... so pretty!

Linda said...

Hi Rechelle....pretty treasures. I especially like the china with the sweet violets, I love violets and these pieces are wonderful...hugs, Linda

FeeBeeKay said...

What beautiful china - it is always so nice to have things that have a personal history, especially when you can remember other people using them now that they are yours to treasure. All that wonderful past to finally reach you!

FeeBeeKay

ceekay said...

Thanks for coming by and commenting on my blanket. I love that glass tea pot. The dishes are lovely. Have a wonderful weekend!

Lora said...

What a lovely collection!

A Hint of Home said...

I love the clear glass. Your shelf is very pretty and you have keepsakes from your aunt, too. That's always special.

Susan said...

beautiful teacups...and such special memories to go with them!

LillyB said...

How beautiful!! I remember playing tea party with my great grandmother!

Smilingsal said...

Beauties on your shelf with a bunch of sweet memories...I like it!

Carla said...

Everything is darling, and I LOVE that clear set! How cool!

Lisa Ann said...

Your cups and saucers are lovely.

Terie said...

Very nice. Beautiful collection.

Lady Katherine said...

How wonderful, the pattern is so lovely, It looks lavender to purple?... My daughter loves purple, I have been looking for a purple set to collect for her. A lovely treasure to have from your Mother!

playsdolls said...

Love the tea cups and saucers with the flowers on them,I like the blue color.

char72 said...

Love the china and the crystal tea pot is really special. Precious memories always make these things even more valuable. Thank you for sharing.
Charlotte

Melissa Wertz said...

Your tea cups are beautiful as well your plate. My mom used to sell Princess House and has tons of it. I thought your creamer and sugar was PH as soon as I saw it. They are beautiful and you have wonderful memories to go with them.

Kathi said...

What pretty dishes. I love the colors and the pretty flowers. You've displayed them beautifully. Thank you for stopping by for a visit at my blog. Kathi

Jean said...

Beautiful teaset and what great memories it brings with it. Jean

FeeBeeKay said...

Thank you so much for your lovely comment Rechelle - just wanted to let you know he is made of pottery, with tiny little mosiac coloured tiles attached, then glazed over. If you get a chance have a look here to see the real thing in action! If you're ever in Barcelona be sure to go and see him!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Park_Guell_Dragon_Fountain.JPG

ivoryspring said...

Hi Rechelle,

What a lovely post. I enjoyed reading about how your prim and proper neighbor insisting on drinking tea the "right" way! :)

Kristen said...

What beautiful teacups! I have a thing for things with a past,too.
Thank you for stopping by my blog. As to your question about stains in my napkins, well I try to use darker napkins when I know we are having BBQ sauce or tomato sauce. Other than that, I let the stains happen. Shout Advance works really well, though, and not too many stay stained. However, that is why we have everyday napkins and company napkins!

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

All of your china collection looks great!! You have it displayed nicely.. thanks for sharing. Baba

miss m said...

I like your china set. It is really pretty.

Thanks for stopping by.

Elena said...

I love the pattern on the plates and tea cups. I am a sucker for flower patterns as you can see by my blog:) Have a great day and thanks for stopping by and reading my post.

Scrapdolly said...

what special treasures they are and I love the memories associated with them

Heidi Pocketbook said...

I loved looking at your shelf of dishes, especially the tea set. Are those violets? They are all really pretty!

Thanks for stopping by to see me!

Terry & Dennis Macri said...

How beautiful your dishes are.

Linda said...

Very nice, fun to have the memories of people to go with them!
Thanks for showing and telling!
I enjoy a wee spot o'tea also!
Born in England, so I blame it on my English roots!
LindaQ

Linda C said...

Very pretty and so special! Thanks for sharing the story behind you beautiful tea set:)

Linda C

Jadehollow said...

Beautiful pieces! I love the crystal tea pot! Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a great comment about my show and tell clock. Hurry back soon!
~Blessed Hugs...
Debbie

Belinda said...

Everything looks so lovely in your china cabinet! And I'm particularly drawn to the beautiful violets themed pieces, so pretty. :-)

Raggedy Girl said...

I love tea with sugar and cream. Yum! Your china cabinet is lovely and the little cups look so sweet and dainty.
Roberta Anne

Alice said...

what great memories! and, your tea set is lovely! thanks for sharing it with us!


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Gattina said...

Tea always tastes better in a nice cup ! This tea set is beautiful !

. said...

Lovely things.The cristal ones are beautiful but the china is even more beautiful, so feminine and delicate.

ALfazema

Neabear said...

I love all your things. So pretty. I have lots of princess house stuff too. Mostly from my mother-in-law.

Love to decorate said...

I love your dishes. That pattern is great

Zaroga said...

I really like the patterns. Just beautiful!

Carrie said...

It's a pleasure to view into your china cabinet. Thanks for sharing.

JanMary said...

Such a dainty tea set.

Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

Gracie said...

Nice plates in your display! Thanks for the comment in my blog. I hope to have time in the week to post something about my visit to Neuschwanstein just for you, so come back ok?