Monday, March 31, 2014

Tea Cup Tuesday


Hello All!
Happy Spring!
I know I am a week late,
but it only really felt like spring  
this afternoon...

It was a lovely afternoon for tea.
I chose a special cup,
one Martha gifted me a few years ago
for our Easter Swap.

It is a beautiful trio,
perfect for spring time.

This cup has many different flowers on it,
some realistic and some fanciful.
I love her swirly touches.
(Today I am having a little chamomile tea) 

Martha, I am still enjoying your beautiful gift!
Thank you so much!

I find I often muse over projects while sipping...
Tea drinking promotes creativi-tea. lol!

I found some nice linen hand towels a while back,
and began soaking them last week. 
I heard that you can get any stain out,
if you soak natural fibers long enough.


They dried out on the balcony in the sun
They did come out very clean,
and the smell is priceless.
I now have a nice little stack of vintage linen towels.

While out on the balcony bringing in the wash,
I realized it is warm enough to re pot my flowers.
It is time to get the balcony ready for enjoying tea!
Yay!


 Last year I enjoyed many tea moments out on this balcony.
This week I will try to replant the planters,
and have the furniture brought out. 

(here we see she is a Coalport, a fine English company. The pattern is "Junetime")

And if we are lucky with weather this year...
I may be able to get Bertha out and have tea in my tea tent!
That would be fab!
I wish you all could come by and share her with me,
she is a real joy to be in.

It is hard not to dream about summer,
now that the sun is out again. 

What kind of summer dreams have you?

Thank you again for stopping by for tea!
I am glad you did : )
Hugs,
Terri

I am joining Bernideen, Sandi and Ruth for tea today too!

If you would like to join in Tea Cup Tuesday with Martha and me,
just link your tea cup post below with Linky Tools.
Then we can come and visit you too!


36 comments:

Ruth Weston said...

Hi Terri. Yay Spring! I love your lovely teacup. And so glad your tea towels cleaned up. I just love vintage tea towels! Have a great week and thanks for hosting.
Ruth

sharon said...

I am there with you already, out on that balcony, smelling those linens, sipping tea, basking in that sunshine, I am there!!! Love everything I see in this post Terri, right at this minute you have set the tone for my dreams tonight...sweet!

Marjanne said...

Hi Terri , thank you for the nice tea moment. For the moment it is spring in France... beautiful weather!

High Heeled Life said...

so happy the linens came out ... nothing like vintage linens to brighten ones day. As always thank you for hosting a fabulous gathering. Hugs, C. (HHL)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Terri,
Your teacup is so pretty and a lovely gift from Martha. I long to be able to hang some linens outside in the warmth of the sun. It's lovely to see some green grass there. We are having a nasty storm again today. Surely it's almost over for this year. We Islanders are really weary of the bad weather. Have a beautiful day, my friend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Beth Laverty said...

Pretty linens! And a lovely teacup.

Snap said...

Terri, that is the perfect teacup for spring and a gift from Martha -- even better! Fun to see your "new" linens on the drying rack ... enjoy them! Thanks for hosting and Happy Tea Day.

Bernideen said...

Thanks for the tips. I love vintage linens! I am always rummaging in the antique malls and flea markets for these! Yours look lovely on the porch!

Linda said...

Oh that is a really lovely Spring tea cup Terri! Although I did a tea related post I didn't have a special vintage teacup to share. I can just smell those washed linens. Can't wait till it warms up enough to sit outdoors again...

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Hi Terri!
I'm so happy some of you are enjoying spring weather finally!
Time to be at the balcony sipping tea from that adorable teacup and smelling the flowers in the garden. Thank you for hosting this lovely tea party.
FABBY

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh, I love vintage linens too. I have some from my Mil. Thanks for the tip.
FABBY

The Charm of Home said...

Terri,
I will come have tea with you in that tent! It was wonderful I rememebr it well! Thanks for hosting! Oh, and that is a gorgeous cup!
Sherry

Karen said...

Hi Terri,
I just love your Coalport Trio from Martha. She is so sweet ~ just like you! Your vintage linens are very pretty and now I won't pass by the stained ones when I am thrifting. It is so homey to see things drying on the porch. It reminds me of when I was a little girl. Thank you for hosting tea time with Martha today. Have a wonderful week. Karen

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Terry
I love your spring tea
I,m glad sharing my Spring Tea with you too
Hugs

Luján Fraix said...

Hola querida Terri
Preciosa tu taza de té, fina y elegante como siempre y todo tu sitio lleno de un encanto especial.
Te dejo un beso grande, siempre estoy contigo visitándote aunque no deje mensaje.

Cariños.

Pd Tengo los comentarios cerrados pero igual sigo escribiendo. Es por salud.

Deborah Montgomery said...

I have a wooden clothes dryer just like that and love hanging my linens out like that. Don't they smell fabulous when they dry outside?? Your teacup today is lovely.

Poppy said...

Hi Terri,

What a charming teacup, filled with calming chamomile, while beautiful, vintage linens sun in the breezy, spring air; lovely!

Thanks for hosting and have a wonderfully inspiring week!

Poppy

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

What a sweet teacup Martha gifted you - it is so YOU!

I am so glad you had good weather today - we did too. I had good intentions of doing a little tea time and shooting pics of it today, but the spirit moved me to get out in this perfect day because tomorrow is going to rain. I just had to shop a little and get some errands run.

It's been entirely too long since I have joined up - hope to do soon now that spring is truly here.

Hugs.

Winnie said...

What a lovely tea cup! What a sweet gift and one I now you will treasure. I love to hang my linens outside, still have snow and cold here as of yesterday. Hoping for warmth soon! Hoping to have a garden tea with my young nieces and Jane Austen ladies group when the weather gives! Thanks for the kind visit!!

missy k said...

Another beautiful tea cup Terri.

I love hanging out washing - the fresh smell is just the best. I also love your wooden airer :)

I do hope Bertha gets to be out lots this summer!

Karen x

JackieP Neal said...

I love the scallop of your teacup and yes the flowers are so Springy! Wish we had that warmth too! I have yet to try Chamomile tea...which are your favorites Terri? hugs and wishes for a wonderful day!

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

Hi Terri, thank you for hosting. It feels good to join in your fabulous tea party again. That tea cup is so pretty, so charming and delicate looking. How sweet of Martha to give it to you. It's nice to be swap gifts with friends.

Enjoy warmer weather and the beautiful colour of spring.

Blessings,

Aida

Susan Clayton said...

A tea tent sounds lovely! Spring is still damp and very chilly here. My Spring dream is hoping to have the yard work caught up before Summer hits full blast! Have a great week and thanks for hosting!

Dorthe said...

What a special moment to sip tea from such a beautiful tea cup, dear Terri,-and imagining sitting on your balcony, with new pottet flowers, maybe smelling sweetly,- overlooking your garden,would be a dream.
Your linen handtowels looks lovely on the rag.
Hugs,
Dorthe

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Terri,
even the soaking towels look at your photos so pretti. You really know how to arrange things for looking good. The Coalport tea cup is very nice. I love the swirl design as much as the pretty flowers. I am so curious what you will make this year with Bertha. So sad that you couldn't play so much with her last year. Hopefully this year will be better. Thank you for sharing this sweet thoughts and for hosting this sweet event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Victoria said...

Super beautiful post Terri.always enchanting to see what magic you are creating..love your dyed linens..so lovely and elegant! Happy Tea!

tattrldy said...

That is a lovely cup! So spring-y! Our weather has started to be warmer also, but a bit windy to sit outside and enjoy some tea. Hopefully soon!
Having tea in a tent sounds like fun.

Felicity W said...

Hi Terri,
Thanks for sharing your teacup and linen towels.
May I know whether you added detergent while soaking the linens? I have some linen handkerchiefs and some carry stains. I would like to know how many hours do you soak them?

Thanks so much
Felicity

suziqu's thread works said...

Hello dear Terri
There is so much cheer in this post with all the beautiful flowers on your Spring themed cup and saucer.
The sunshine on your face sitting on your balcony watching your dyed hand towels drying must surely bring you some peaceful feeling.
It will be no time at all before we see Bertha appearing on your lawn once again!
Sending some warm hugs and rays of loving sunshine.
Suzy

Cindy said...

Wonderful of Martha to gift you this lovely tea cup. I love the smell of air dried laundry. dyed linens look amazing

Createology said...

Sipping tea on the balcony surrounded by flowers sounds blissful. Love those linen towels you rescued. Creative Bliss Dear...

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Such a beautiful place to sit surrounded by lovelies! Hope you are well!

Cinderella Moments said...

Hey Terri! That's a cute cup. Very Springy indeed! I saw a stack of flowered cups at the store yesterday and thought immediately of you. Enjoy your balcony. And I can't wait to see more pictures of Bertha!
hugs♥,
Caroline

BohoMind said...

Hi Terri! Thank you for your comment,and thanks for the link. Its always interesting to find out more about the vintage things you find :)
I hope youre having a wonderful weekend!
Marie

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Lovely teacups dear Terri, but then you have the most Darling collection! I love vintage towels and I just won one on a giveaway, can't wait to receive it, along with a gorgeous teacup! Thank you for hosting sweet lady. Have a nice week.
FABBY

Maminka Girl - Loribeth Robare said...

I so love the look of vintage linens hanging outside. Happy Spring!

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