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Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Happy Tea Tuesday

Happy Tea Time, Tuesday already, weeks are flying and yes it is the last day of July, isn't that
sad, summer is getting away from us. It has been an amazing one, living on our deck.
Missed out on the tea yesterday, so got up early this morning and set up, before the big rainstorm.

these two cups n' saucers are so similar and different makers

 Below my new teapot, bought it on ebay and it looked purple and lilac
and been wanting one in that colour, it is very pretty though
a little large -good for company, love the roses...

Thank you for visiting me today and please leave me a comment, I check every morning
to see if I have any.
I am sharing today with
Tea Time Tuesday
Tea Cup Tuesday
Tea Cup Tuesday
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Tea in the Garden
Heart and Home
A Return to Loveliness
Table Top Tuesday
Tea Cup Thursday

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Happy Birthday Beverley
I have been decorating all week with pink and yellow to celebrate Beverleys birthday. In fact that's all I have been doing is going through pictures looking, setting up my tea with the colours. Years ago our wallpaper was yellow with pink roses, but I can't find a picture of it. So this has been my week-
two of my deep pink roses

Yellow hobnail rose vase with a pink rose (vase is an antique), the softer vase to the right is Fenton, so pretty, such a soft yellow

pink bathroom, with a vase holding the toilet paper and the vase head, in pink and yellow...

Getting ready for my pink/yellow garden party on the corner of our deck

the dishes are melamine, came from Bowrings and Homesense

the candleabra below was made by my cousin out of cups n saucers, all blue n white

My patio set is a Martha Stewart had it maybe ten years -maybe longer

bouquet of flowers, glads oh great, drew a blank, the pink is out of my garden ??
vase is an old crock
view of the 1st school house in Newtonville-1800's

to finish it off here is my angel lace in yellow Roseville vase to finish up my
pink/yellow birthday celebration

here is a little ride for you to enjoy Beverley  Happy Birthday
wouldn't you have loved this when you were a little girl

I am joining Beverley @Pink Saturday
                                                        Cindy @Show and Tell Friday
                                                        Bernideen@ Open House

Monday, 23 July 2012

Tea Time Tuesday and a Summer Cloche party

Welcome to my windy Tea Time Tuesday, it was so hot-not complaining though. The wind kept it tolerable, but then it kept blowing my tablecloths off, when I was setting up for my tea. I am joining the Tea Time Tuesdays and getting ready for Beverleys birthday bash with pink and yellow theme.

the wind blew my umbrella over
it's yellow though

an old bridge cloth that I have had around for years, no idea where it came from except an auction. Love the embroidery work with the ladies along the flowered fence. Two different colours on other side, which I will show again another time.

this teapot is Royal Winton ?-just drew a blank. I have shown it before, but keeping with the pink and yellow

these girls were joining me, but more interested in what was blowing across from them.
If you remember Daisy the dog laying down lost a leg in Jan. her hair is growing back in, she was groomed last week to even it out. Dog in front is Sasha, full sister to Daisy (my grandsons dog) but a year younger.
The tea cup and saucer below is a Royal Albert "Rosedale Series" my tea was a chai.

yellow hobnail eperngne got a couple of weeks ago-yeh at an auction-where else?
I was putting Angels lace in the tiny,  vasesbut it was getting windier by the minute so was
rushing (and see the blue handled scuffler in the background-tacky)
Oh well, I had ran my table and chairs over to another side of the yard out of the wind or so I thought.

relish dish -auction-Schwarnzenburg, poot picture sorry

my favorites grapes and cheese (I should add that I was already at the tearoom in Port Hope with my daughter at 12:00 and had quiche and a banana desert with caramel).
                                      The dish had more in it, but had disappeared somehow?

                        my handsome grandson Damane we call him D'man or the Main Man,
                               joining me for tea. His tea cup was a Shelley "Daffodil Time",
                                         he has his baby finger down right or should I say up...
he didn't enjoy his Chai tea -he got one sip and the skys opened up

we haven't had a good rain for weeks, so  it was welcome, but it was the end of our tea party in the garden
didn't go to waste though, I carried it all back inside and drank it standing at the kitchen sink, watching the rain

I am sharing my tea with

Tea Time Tuesday
Tea Cup Tuesday
Tea Cup Tuesday
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Tea in the Garden
Heart and Home
A Return to Loveliness
Table Top Tuesday
Tea Cup Thursday

                                                             Summer Cloche Party
I am going to share my cloches below here, not pleased with my tea above and the cloches aren't doing it for me either. I have used my cell phone camera which takes good pictures but sometimes good doesn't cut it.

where I store them on top of my china cabinet and the wall is a navy blue so doesn't show good. The cover of the cake dish is large and has gold embedded in swirls, very pretty

this is a large bulbuos shape, very narrow bottom though and doesn't cover a lot -further down with Royal Doultons

This one I just love and we sold one exactly like it at an auction two months ago and I was snoozing and didn't get it, then I buy one from Amazon. It covers everything, three tiered dishes, I could do with two, as I have two of these tiered plates

Here is the one on a delft style cake stand, with Royal Doultons Elaine

My absolute favorite, never seen anymore like it, pink (old cranberry piece inside) the cake stand is scalloped.

Their is a cake stand and lid behind the pink one in this picture, have many cake stands, square, scalloped, plain, large, fancy and not so fancy, and many lids for them.  Wanted to show the corner of the green cake stand and I had had a cloche for it, but lent it out and yes it got broken...

this one I have had for forty years and have my grandfathers pocke watch inside.
Thank you for visiting with me, about a month ago I spent three nights on ebay and amazon looking for cloches, no idea that I would be blogging them. One I had bought came poorly wrapped and it was smashed, that was disappointing.
I am sharing with Marty at a stroll thru life, link is above at the beginning of this post a return to loveliness...

Friday, 20 July 2012

Pink Saturday

I am joining Beverley today for pink Saturday, next week is her big birthday, going to be a great celebration for sure!!!
I am showing my pink cloche that I have on my dining room table, I got it about four or five years ago at Homesense, (also got a green one and lent it out and got broken), so unusual and I was excited when I saw it. This is the pink in my dining room first before we get to it. My dining room is my play room-Mr. Tea refers to it-lots of cranberry glass, also in this picture below have the dining room chairs still and have new grey ones on each end now.
                 The cloche is on the centre of the table, if fits perfectly on a ruffled cake stand
above setting is with the black runner and I do love pink and black, just noticed that my old Chandelier is in these earlier pictures
better picture of it, and their is an antique cranberry tiny pitcher inside.
also depression bowl on the corner-I think the pattern is buttons and bows
(not sure I haven't checked depression patterns in 30 years-not something we auction a lot anymore, I use to know every pattern name-before "change")

You can see the top of the new chairs
Close up picture of the cloche, with a pink boa
                                                                   surrounding it.

My Mirrored star on the ceiling, chandelier has a long story, but to make it short, I took it apart to wash it, (smokers before) and now I can't remember how to put it back to gether-duhhhh
before we restored our home, my daughter had rented our house (until she bought a new place), the dining room was her hair dressing salon. Thus the large mirror in this little alcove-I always liked mirrors on mirrors, my carpenter at the time put a bolt through to the wall on the other side to hold the mirro, very effective and then it has crystal sconces on each side, the buffet fits exactly into the alcove. Hard to tell in the picture but the paint is Benjamin Moore a special effects -that took 5 coats to get it right.

Nailsea antique pipe red on this wall

and pink Nailsea below-no idea what they were used for and don't think I want to know. Have heard lots of them though

showing my new chairs,

thank you for visiting and sharing my pink with me, I do love that colour and look forward to the pink and yellow for the birthday celebration next week. (don't want it to rush too fast though, means July is over and sure has been a wonderful month)
I am also joining Cindy @show and tell Friday
and Beverley @