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Monday, March 11, 2013

Tea Cup Tuesday-Antique Shopping for Tea Cups

Hello All!
Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday!
Today I was lucky to visit a great antique shop.
And I thought I would share with you some of the tea treasures I saw there...
Once again, I used my phone to take these images so I apologize for the fuzzy look.

Beautiful chintz! All shapes of plates, little tea and dessert sets, even this beautiful box.
As I am looking for a tea cup, this one really caught my eye. I adore the pattern.
It is one of those tea cups where the plate is oblong and one can put a dessert.

Isn't this the most gorgeous color! I think this one was the Shelley Melody.
Another very lovely tea cup!
I have it in yellow at home.
So sweet!
Could you image having the entire set?

 Royal Winton, Marion.....such a gorgeous breakfast set! I wish I could have snapped a better image, but it was high above me (I am 5 feet tall...) and I had to hold the camera above my head to get a pic.

Lots of pretty plates....

More gorgeous dishes!

I am sorry I don't remember the name of this pattern,
but I am sure some of you do...
Update: Yes! Maria A. tells it is Coaching Scenes by Johnson Brothers, Thank you Maria!
It really looked lovely all spread out together.
I love this tea cup, but do not collect blue and white. (Just can't collect it all! lol!)
So I will keep looking.....

I spotted this Lefton "Green Heritage" large tea pot.
Beautiful, but not on my list today. 

I did find a tea cup, a real sweetie!
I will share it next week when I am home.
Bryant Antiques is located at 120 Swannonoa River Rd.

Is my 54th birthday.
I am pretty excited about it.
My hubby's gift to me is a couple days in the artsy city of Asheville,
Such a wonderful town to visit for art and antiques and great food! 
Thank you dear hubby for your lovely gift!

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit. 
I hope you are having a very good week :  )

If you would like to join in with Martha and I in our tea cup fun,
just go and create a post with your tea cup to share and then come back here 
and sign that specific post up below with Linky Tools and we can 
come and visit you!


Val said...

Enjoy your birthday! I hope it's a wonderful year for you. :) ♥

Heirloom treasures said...

Lovely china. Happy Birthday. x


SWOON...such lovely china, here. I wouldn't know what to get!.."knowing me and myself", I'd want it all, lol! Happy birthday sweet and lovely hostess, may you have a very blessed new year of life!

earthen-magic said...

...may fifty four heart felt blessings coming knocking on thine door! ~ blessed be! ~ dear teacup sister!...(o:

The Junque Seeker said...

Wishing you a very happy birthday, and what a wonderful place to vist for your special day!

That chintz ware just sends me. Thanks for sharing!

KathyB. said...

The teacups and teapot are eye-catching and worth lingering over. I especially love the minty greens even though blue and whites are my passion. I can't wait to see the teacup you chose.

I think the gift of time in city perusing antique shops and anything else that strikes our fancy is a wonderful gift. Happy birthday Terri !

Acorn to Oak said...

Lots of pretty things. That's the biggest set of transferware I've ever seen. Wow! And, that teapot is gorgeous! Looks like a fun shopping trip.

Have a wonderful birthday!

relevanttealeaf said...

I think I would have lost my mind [and my wallet] in that antique store!! What gorgeous chintz, other china patterns, and Depression glass.
Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful time in Asheville. It's such a great place. ~ Phyllis

Elaine said...

Beautiful china, especially the Chintz which is right up my street as you may imagine, I think I am lucky enough to have something in all those patterns you show in my collection, lovely to see so much in one place though. Have a wonderful birthday and a lovely trip, it sounds like a perfect and thoughtful gift from your hubby. Elaine x

leon 10 said...

happy birthday and what a pretty gift
lovely antiques and very pretty china

Maria Andrade said...

Happy Birthday, dear Terri!

I guess you felt like Alice in Wonderland in this china shop!!!
Like you, I find the chintz patterns gorgeous, specially in that aqua green ground.
But you know, the blue and white set all spread out on the table? It's the same as my first tea and coffee sets which I got as a wedding present and the ones I've used more often :). The pattern is "Coaching scenes" by Johnson Brothers.
Have a great time in Asheville!

Barbara said...

On a day like this ...
the sun rises earlier
the flowers smells a thousand times better
the birds whistle their best song only for you
and the world looks a little nicer
On a day like this ...
there's only one word
to wish you a beautiful birthday


Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

That's my favorite way to spend my birthday too! enJOY a
Happy birthday, Terri!
hugs and JOY,

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Terri,
Happy Birthday!!!!! May you have much joy and many blessings. A trip to Asheville is wonderful and I wish you the perfect trip.
(Wow, you are both young and tiny.)
They chintz you photographed makes me dizzy. I would love to have a house full. Or a room full. The mint one is really cheerful. What a great shop.

Sylvia said...

Happy Birthday, enjoy your trip. That is a great place to spend ti.

Linda Jennings said...

Oh, thank you for taking us antique shopping with you!! I love going to Asheville. Have a fun day. Happy birthday! Mine was yesterday.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Happy Birthday, dear Terri! What a gorgeous display of chintz! Swooning here. It would have been very difficult for me to leave that beautiful teapot behind.
I too am five feet. Wouldn't it be wonderful if you and I came with built in step stools? ;) Hope you have a beautiful day, my friend.


Marjanne said...

I wish you a very hapy birthday!! love, Marjanne

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Happy Birthday to you Terri, enjoy the promised outing.
I've never seen an antique store so well stocked, especially with chintz. I would have had a great time browsing in there.

Sarah Coller said...

Good morning! Looks like you had a wonderful time in that little shop. I love the green and pink tea pot...it would go perfect with the Limoges display I've been working on the last few years! Thanks for the party! Hope you're having a happy day! This week's Homemaking Linkup is up and I would love to have you join, if you haven’t already.

Mrs. Sarah Coller

Veronica Roth said...

Happy birthday, my new tea cup friend, and many happy returns of the day. I wouldn't have been able to resist that Lefton tea pot; I love that celadon colour, especially in spring. :)

Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Terri. What a great place to shop! I especially love the Shelley Melody of course. It only came in the green colorway so if you have a yellow teacup it's probably Summer Glory with lilacs or hydrangeas...there are discussions about that.... I would be a frequent visitor! Thanks for sharing the wonderful adventure you had!

Edith DUTERTRE said...

très jolies découvertes
je vous souhaite un très joyeux
anniversaire ♥♥♥♫☼♪
je partagerais à distance une tasse
de thé ou peut-être
une coupe de champagne
avec un cake aux pommes et au rhum

Jocelyn said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday!

Jocelyn @

Anonymous said...

Hi Terri!

I love when you take us along with you on your shopping trips. All those chintz items...and that gorgeous set of blue transfer ware! Wow! Thanks for sharing.

I'm so happy to be joining you and Martha this week. I'm featuring the tea pot that I won from Martha a few weeks ago....it's my newest and most darling possession!

Happy Tea Cup Tuesday! I'm number 19, I think!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Terri,
Happy Birthday to you. I am sure your family will make you an unforgettable birthday celebration. You share a wonderful store. I would love to browse there inside. The Chintz pattern is just fabulous and so springy. Thank you for sharing this wonderful tea post and for hosting the event.
best greetings, Johanna

Bernideen said...

I don't know if my comment came through - if so - delete one but Happy Birthday to you. Thank you for taking us on an enjoyable trip to this Antique Shop - lovely chintz!

sophie said...

happy birthday!
les antiquités sont magnifiques!
belle journée

Dorthe said...

Dearest Terri,
I wish you the most wonderful HAPPY BIRTHDAY, and hope your tour away is totally perfect and beautiful.
You showes so many wonderful things here-,one after the other, my favorite today was the beautiful teapot -what a lovely piece !
Hugs,from Dorthe

Linda M. said...

Happy Birthday Terri, Have a wonderful time and thanks for sharing you beautiful finds. Hugs, Linda

Frieda Oxenham said...

Wow, what a gorgeous display. The Royal Winton was my personal favourite,
And a very Happy Birthday to you. Lots of congratulations and ENJOY!

Princesa Nadie said...

That shop is like a magic place to tea cups lovers!
All is beautiful

Kathy said...

Happy Birthday! Terri! I hope you have a marvelous day - is that Asheville, NC? If so it is a marvelous place - I ordered some artisanal chocolate from a store in Asheville - wish I remembered their name! It was amazing!
Love the china - so much beauty to behold! I do appreciate you sharing and hosting,

Lucille said...

All those prette colourful patterns make me happy. I especially like the blue and white one.

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Oh my gosh that china is AMAZING- I loooove that pretty minty green colour!

I adore that Lefton teapot, it is exquisite.

Happy Birthday Terry! Have fun in Asheville, lucky lady!


Two Cottages And Tea said...

Happy Birthday to you! Your hubby's gift of a visit to Ashville is awesome! I love that town! I've been to alot of antique stores here in Florida and love looking at all the beauty that is available. Looking forward to seeing your new teacup! Happy St. Patrick's day to you and thank you for hosting your party!

Betty Stapleton said...

Oh my gosh, I don't know what I like best, in my post I said that chintz isn't seen as much anymore, that's because it's all in your antique store. Love it all, and that teapot the green one at the end is beautiful too. God bless
Oh and Happy Birthday...

Felicity W said...

Dear Terri,
Happy Birthday to you.

I hope you have a wonderful and safe trip.

Looking forward to seeing your new teacup.


sharon said...

This post is sooo beautiful Terri! I am drooling! I hope you found something to treat yourself with!!
You know I wish you the happiest of birthdays, and a beautiful trip! Big hugs!

Victoria said...

oh Lovely..I totally love the Lefton tea pot..divine!! Beautiful pictures of your adventure..such dazzling and gorgeous plates and cups..awesome!
Yay Happy Birthday..all the best and more!!

Lady Jane said...

Happy Birthday yesterday. I am wishing you a marvelous year. I want that green heritage tea pot it is beautiful.....

Tea in Texas said...

I hope you enjoy your birthday trip. The antique shop had all the best china for a tempting find. The photos really were lovely and I like all the chintz. Thanks for sharing this lovely shop.


CEO Lisa Anne - L.A said...

Happy Birthday Terri!! Have a wonderful time on your b'day getaway! Love the tour of the tea room! Loved all the pretty teacups & teapots! Thanks for hosting.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Terri: Happy Birthday. Fifty four? You are just a baby. I still cannot get emails. It is me. Could you try and put the link on my post for me? Hope to talk to you real soon. Thanks, Martha

Createology said...

Now you just need to acquire the shop! Lovely finds. Spring Smiles...

janice15 said...

Very sweet. I'm a collector of Blue & White dishes.. but I recently purchased some Red or should I say pink and White Johnson Brothers Old British Castles..lovely visit ty with love Janice

The Charm of Home said...

I love the chintzware and I love coaching scenes! It is my main pattern of dishes! The Chintz is so expensive but my Mom just loves it when ever I can find her a piece! Thanks for hosting Terri! Come and enter my giveaway for Eco Natural Soap.

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Kara Bramham said...

I stumbled on your "Artful Affirmations" site while searching to purchase a Royal Winton "Marion" chintz pattern teapot. Can you tell how to contact the location pictured in your blog that featured this pattern? I've admired this pattern for years and own one teacup and saucer in this pattern but have always wanted to add to it if possible. Thanks! We obviously both have similar tastes! Love your posts!

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