Monday, June 27, 2016

Lucky

Hello All!

It is Tuesday again, so that means
it must be time for tea : )

Sitting down to a cup of tea and a good book,
or a good movie...(watching old Miss Marple shows lately)
is a pleasure. 

A pretty tea cup and a cookie
is extra luck. 


Even just one gluten free cookie 
is a treat : )

 I have chosen warming chamomile...
like drinking sunshine to me : )


This old favorite tea cup of mine
is by H&C

The green stamp is Charles Edward Haviland's company,
he was one of David's sons.

The red stamp has been added over the glaze.
It shows that someone bought this cup
in Richmond, Virginia.

The Haviland backstamp appears to be from
around 1885 to 1900, but I am not sure.
Do any of you know this backstamp?


A few weeks ago I found this lovely yellow plate.
I love the swirly shape of the edge, 
and how the points rise up. 

The colors are intensified due to the fantasy filter
I am playing with tonight. 
The actual coloring is a bit less intense,
but really lovely.


And it is another Haviland,
I have not looked up the date yet as I 
seem to have misplaced my 
china backstamp book.


 This lovely wicker chair was only $30!
It is in fine shape.
I am dreaming of what to 
make for the seat and pillow....

Tea time is a good time for feeling lucky.
Each time I sit down with tea,
I find myself thinking about how
beautiful life is.

 Here is my little cottage, now with a roof!

Thank you all for stopping by for tea today!
: )
I loved reading your comments two weeks ago,
thank you for all of them!

May you all have opportunity for Joy this week!

It is lovely to "see" you!

Hugs,
Terri

I am joining Sandi for tea,
Joining Bernideen and Ruth as well. 
(their names are links to their blogs)
Thank you so much for hosting ladies!
Martha is away this week, I wish her
a lovely time!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Unexpected Beauty


Hello All!
It is lovely to be back with you for Tea Cup Tuesday!

I have missed so many teas with Dear Martha
and all of you, that I feel fortunate to be here with you today.
How is your spring? 
Summer is just around the corner : )
 

I spotted this small group of dishes sitting on a Goodwill shelf. 
It was the coloring that drew my eye. 
Hard to capture on camera,
but they are a lovely blue/green coloring.  
I do not normally see china like this at my GW.  


Only one tea cup set...
 

They seem a little bohemian to me with the unusual coloring
and the interesting burgundy detail around the edge. 
The orange flowers and some parts of other flowers are 
actually raised bumps of paint. 


I will not be drinking out of the tea cups though,
they have seen better days. 

Maybe they are this cracked and worn because some one 
loved them so much they used them every day.


I am sure I can find a good spot for them, 
or a use for them that will suit...and add beauty at the same time.
Maybe a bird's nest inside one,
or turn them into a bird feeder? 

They brought a smile to my face, so I brought them home : )

From the two backstamps we can see that this pattern is called
 "Chelsea Sprays".
What a sweet name. 
There are many Calyx Ware patterns by Adams.
I have seen many online but have not see
Chelsea Sprays.

It is Calyx Ware and was made by the Adams company of England.
They are a very well known old company. 


This is plate's backstamp, it is a bit more clear.


--*--*--*--

My family is doing a little better and we 
are encouraged with our increased health lately.
We have found a new protocol for our
genetic disorder and it seems to be actually working!
Fingers crossed as this is just one of many
many protocols we have tried.
We appreciate so much all your prayers,
cards and good healing wishes! 

Since Easter, I have been doing a little crafting,
some new glitter houses, a painting and lately
I have been working on a new Jane Austen 
ornament.

There are lots of steps to making a glitter house,
I begin with a picture of a house I love and 
then try to make a paper mock up.


 Here she is with some stucco.




Now she had a chimney!
Coming along..... 
She is actually almost done
and I will share her closer to Christmas.
I named her Brambly Cottage,
But I am not sure it is the right name for her
now that she is all pink. 
I am working on the Parsonage next and 
she is half way done.  


It is quite fun working on Christmas crafts
in the June heat! lol! 

  
I am visiting as many tea parties as I can today : )
Martha and I got to catch up on the phone last week,
and it was a delight to speak with her 
and hear her good news.

I am hopping over to 
Sandi's for her No Place Like Home party,
then to Bernideen's for her BTTCG party 
and of course over to Martha's place 
for Teacup Tuesday 310!  

Thank you very much for stopping by!

A candle to remember the many who just lost their lives in Orlando.
 My heartfelt sympathy to those who are grieving.

Hugs,
Terri


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