Monday, December 9, 2013

Tea Cup Tuesday-Celebrate the Season


 Hello All!
Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday!
December is well on her way,
We've had some chilly weather,
and some good tea this  month : )


As many of you do,
I find it a joy to use special dishes during the  holidays. 
This wonderful thistle pattern set
I found while out thrifting with my mother in law, 
who also loves to find treasures : )


Thistle patterns can be so pretty!
This coloring here reminds me of the subtle 
colors of winter.

My tea today is a mix of herbs, 
Peppermint, rose buds, lavender, 
chamomile, lemon verbena... and more.
It is a lovely mix from Tin Roof Teas
called Rip Van Winkle.


Simple handle with a single silver detail.


The background is a nice creamy white coloring.
The salad plates are oval shaped, 
which I really do love about them.  

The backstamp lets us know this is a
Johnson Brother's tea cup.
This company has created beautiful
earthenware in many well loved patterns.

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Thank you so very much for stopping by today!
I loved having you over!

Today I am joining Sandi from Rose Chintz Cottage,
for her Celebrate the Season party. 

Thank you for hosting Sandi!

If you would like to join in Martha and I and 
share a tea cup or two of your own,
please link your teacup post up below.
Drop by and say Hello To Martha too : )

Hugs,
Terri

26 comments:

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Terri,
Your JB Thistle teacup and matching pieces are so pretty for this time of year. I love your little bleached trees too! I am bleaching some myself these days. Your candle in the background is just beautiful and lends a lovely glow to your setting. Thank you for sharing this with my special Christmas Tea and thank you for hosting. Have a splendid week, my friend.

Christmas blessings,
Sandi

Ruth Weston said...

I love thistle patterns too, and I love the brush trees! So cute! I haven't heard of Tin Roof teas before...is it local from your area? Sounds intriguing. I use family dishes at the holidays as well. So precious! Thanks for hosting!
Ruth

Martha's Favorites said...

Terri: I have never found a thistle tea cup. They are so pretty. Always love to visit my friend. Sending hugs, Martha

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh what a gorgeous set of Thistle patterned tea cups. Never seen them before but I love the simplicity of them Terri.
For Christmas I just love to pull out our white Alfred Meakin dinner set with its cobult blue and gold edged border and setting it up on a beautiful white damask linen tablecloth!
It is some of the finest dinner ware we have.
Thinking of you dear Terri in your travels.
Big hugs,
Suzy♥

Karen said...

Hi Terri,
That is a really pretty Johnson Brothers pattern. I haven't seen it before. How lucky you were. Thank you for hosting Tea Cup Tuesday! Have a great week!
Karen

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Hi Terri,
Stopping to wish you a beautiful Christmas. Your photos are lovely, you always capture sweet peaceful moments.
hugs and JOY,
Kimberly

Sylvia said...

Your teacup is so pretty. Haven't seen one like it before.

Snap said...

What is it about Johnson Bros? I don't think they've ever made anything I didn't like! I think your new thistle is wonderful for the season. Are those the trees you made last year? I'm off to look at Tin Roof tea. Happy Happy and a Merry Merry!

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Terri,
you are absolutely right. The thistle pattern reminds me to winter, too. So lovely to see with your decoration. The brushes trees look fabulous as background. Thank you for sharing this eye candy and for hosting this sweet event. Have a blessed Advent time.
Best greetings, Johanna

Dorthe said...

Hello my dear Terri,
I love your sweet christmas trees, in your picture, and so cute it is in the the little cup.
The thistle pattern, is beautiful and even no gold or red, it is so lovely for christmas !
Sending you hugs and a happy tea tuesday!!
Dorthe

sharon said...

I love all the creamy white tones, soft greens , and thistle has always been one of my favorite plants, oddly enough, I find it so interesting. Hope you you are well my friend, missing you. Love your beautiful posts! Hugs!

Victoria said...

Wow..gorgeous seasonal tea and pattern...lovely photos..love those enchanting trees with the cup..so beautiful! always visually-creative..always magical!
Hugs and blessings..thanks for such a festive tea today..and sounds like a super yummy blend you are drinking! enjoy!
Victoria

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I like the thistle china for tea this week Terri and the oval luncheon plates appeal to me as well.
Judith

Erica said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos! This is my favorite time of year, but I've been too busy to be able to slow down and enjoy it. Your photos brought some calm and peace this morning.

Linda said...

I do love the delicateness of the painting of the thistles on your lovely cup Terri! Your festive displays are beautiful too!

Beth said...

What a pretty tea set, Terri. I love the bottle brush trees too. What a nice tea for Christmas!

Createology said...

I immediately saw the bliss of winter in your Thistle cup and saucer. Rip Van Winkle tea sounds quite restful. How unique to have oval salad plates. Sipping warm tea is perfect for our extreme cold and snow and ice we are experiencing. December Delights Dear...

Holly Loves Art said...

What a beautiful post Terri. Love the vintage trees and teacups are so divine. Merry Christmas!

iris said...

des journées bien fraiche
des gelées blanches tous les matins
un temps idéal pour boire un thé
bien chaud
à bientôt
tendresse
edith

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Such a beautiful pattern and lovely vignettes! The thistle is very symbolic in my family...as it is Scotland's flower. We placed a thistle in my Dad's lapel at his funeral - and also he has thistles etched on his gravestone. They give me peace and comfort. It's extra cold/snowy here in Michigan today and your post makes me feel warm inside! :) xoxo

Lady Linda said...

Hi Terri, I'm a JB fan and have never seen the thistle pattern. It's so nice and your pictures a lovely. I love thistle anything...not sure why.
Merry Christmas.
Linda

Kathryn Ross said...

Blessings, Terri! Love your thistle pattern, too - Johnson Brothers, of course. I love so many of their patterns - such a warmth in the appeal of their artwork. Your photography is always so inspiring - just beautiful!
Joy!
Kathy

Luján Fraix said...

Hola Terri
Ustedes en el hemisferio norte hacen de la Navidad un culto, nosotros somos más frios, es por eso que yo ne he publicado nada al respecto.
Te felicito por todo lo que nos enseñas, he aprendido mucho.
Muchos besos

Curtains in My Tree said...

I am looking for a tea cup named Irish Thistle
I just love tea cups

Frieda Oxenham said...

Another wonderful find, Terri, and I love the pattern. The tea sounds delicious too. Loved all the beautiful photographs but the one at the top of the post was particularly delightful! xox

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

You sure know how to find those awesome treasures, Terri!

Thank you for hosting!

A very merry Christmas to you, my friend.

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