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Monday, November 5, 2012

Tea Cup Tuesday-Restful


Hello Every One!
Happy Tea Cup Tuesday!

For today, Please join me for a restful tea....
I have set my tray up with cream and sugar,
Pot full of Assam tea,
one of the first new tea cups I ever bought for myself.
I usually bring home vintage cups,
But This one with it's bold pansies talked me into it.

Here first is the chosen tea pot for this evenings tea....

I fell in love with this little tea pots purple thistles!

The manufacturer is Wade, and English company.

This cute cream and sugar are lovely in violets too, 
They were a lucky find at a local shop.

Queen Anne is the manufacturer, another fine company from England.

And for my tea cup....

This lovely vibrant and deeply colored cup...
It reminds me of a beautiful painting!

She sits tall on a prim pedestal, and has fluted sides.

Her handle is simple and gilded with a little gold.
I love this very happy cup!

I still have some roses surviving the mid 30's night temperature...
and some hearty pansies.

If we have a mild winter, they may survive the season.
One of the benefits of the milder southern winters.

My tea tonight is reminding me of them.

This pretty cup is made by Duchess china co. which is also a fine company for their quality china and beautiful designs. As I purchased her new in the late 90s, I am sure she is no more than a dozen years old. 
Just think, 
Some day she will belong to one of my great granddaughters...
and then she will be a true antique!

Thank you for joining me and Martha for Tea Cup Tuesday, 

We love having you!

May you enjoy a moment of rest
with a warm cup of tea in your hand.


To join in our tea cup blog hop, just link your tea cup post to the list below.


Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

You bought yourself a very pretty teacup and it looks nice with the thistle pattern on your teapot.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Terri,
Your teacup is just so pretty and you are right, it is like a lovely painting! The pansies are very lush. The teapot is sweet too with its thistles and the cream and sugar are pretty as well. A beautiful post from a beautiful lady. Thank you for your visit, my friend, and have a delightful week.


my cup of tea said...

Your teacup and saucer are just beautiful! That sweet teapot would make anyone smile!
Happy Tea-day!

Lucille said...

A most elegant cup! It reminds me of a cup my Grandmother had. Also, I love that teapot because I love thistles!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Love your teapot! What a pretty design! The teacup goes so nicely as well. Hope you are having a wonderful week and thanks for hosting.

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

Hi Terri,
I love that teapot! Is is vintage? I am in a purple phase right now, constantly drawn to pretty purple things.
enJOY a lovely week,

♥ Miss Tea said...

how pretty!! the teapot and teacups are so beautiful and i always love the photos too, thank you for sharing!


xinex said...

How pretty! I am in love with purple. Your set is so charming and so feminine...Christine

Beth in NEPA said...

I love that teapot. It definitely makes me smile. And the tea cup is elegant! I like the thistle design on tea things. And lavender and purple are among my favorite colors. Probably why I named my antique shop Lavender and Old Lace.
Great post today!

sharon said...

The colors in your china are gorgeous, making me wish for summer, but reminding me the sun is shining!

Clara said...

Hi Terri!
I love your pretty violets tea teaset and Your photos are so pretty.

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Good morning Terri. What a pretty tea set. I love the happy flowers...

Ruthie Miller said...

What a very special teapot. It is gorgeous!
I hope you have a wonderful day. xo Ruthie

Beth said...

Hi Terri, Your teapot and teacup are absolutely gorgeous. Love the cream and sugar too. Have a great week!

sandy said...

Your teacup and tea pot are beautiful. I love pansies and the lavender color is so pretty. Lovely vignettes!

ColorFilled said...

When I do my next blog on purple and lavender, may I use one of your images as backdrop? The pansy cup is a beauty and the thistle teapot is adorable. Your posts are always day-brighteners for me.

faythe said...

Absolutely Beautiful...

The Charm of Home said...

What a pretty set of dishes. Thank you for hosting!

Flora said...

In this gray Tuesday, all these violets are good for the heart :-)
Thank you, you're always an exquisite hostess.
Mini hugs,

Dorthe said...

Hi dear Terri,
Your beautiful cup, even new,- goes so well with the older parts in this lovely tea for one party.
Love the pot aswell it is very special I think, and violets are alwayes adorable.

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Terri,
the different pieces match so nicely together. Each and every pattern is so pretty. Its always interesting to see the details on your very good photos. Thank you for sharing this delightful tea time.
Best greetings, Johanna

magie said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving me a lovely comment, I am glad you did as now I have found your blog to enjoy!
I love the pretty teapot and the gorgeous pansy teacup :)
Enjoy the cups of tea x

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hi Terri,
What a beautiful set of tea pretties you've shown us today! I love the choice of colors and they all go so well together. Thank you for hosting this week and have a good evening!

CEO Lisa Anne - L.A said...

Hi Terri,
Your new teacup and teapot is beautiful. Lovely color and design. Happy Tea time!

The Teaist said...

You have a lovely blog that's been beautifully crafted and I enjoy taking part in your link up. Am following you!

Be well :)

Jocelyn said...

Everything is so pretty. I love your beautiful tea things.

Jocelyn @

Victoria said...

Wow..so very pretty Terri..I love the purple colors..so enchanting! Your photos are totally gorgeous..it is always a relaxing treat to visit here..an oasis of beauty and magic and charm!!
Cheers..happy tea time!

Zinnia said...

A wonderfully relaxing blog with beautiful porcelain. The teapot is so stylish with its purple thistles! I would like to have a similar one. Violets are always cute. Your sugar bowl and cream jug is cute. Teacup is stunning. Just as you write reminds me of a painting. I wish you a nice day! Zinnia

Anonymous said...

Your thistles, violets, and pansies have me thinking spring on this snowy day in my neighborhood! I daresay, a little spring is what I'd like to see to accommodate all the deep purples in my daughter's upcoming wedding next week! Hope these storms abate in time . . .

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Love LOVE love this one Terri. the green and purple together are amazing! I hope the storm missed you all? Doing better - 2nd YOGA class today and tomorrow is my last day of PT....big hugs to you...been almost a year since you passed through these parts! xoxoxo Nancy

Linda Vincent said...

Beautiful. I LOVE purple with green ...in fact I'm in the middle of doing a blog post about that!

June said...

Terri I would have had to have this pretty cup too if I had seen it. I love pansies! Your teapot is a beauty too.

fashion-meets-art said...

oh i love these teacups. gorgeous!


Sylvia said...

Beautiful, I have the same teacup with the purple violets. I love it also.

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