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Monday, December 2, 2013

Tea Cup Tuesday-Happy December!

 Welcome All
December is here...
Today is our first Tea Cup Tuesday of the Holiday Season!
Martha and I are delighted to see you all!

Time for a cup of tea and a moment to think about the up coming holiday.
I have a few gifts made, and a few gifts bought so far.

I think what I love about Christmas the most, 
is the Giving and the gathering. 

Giving meaningful gifts and 
gathering with loved ones,
just to be together and celebrate
is the best!

I am very very thankful for my family and friends.

 This is one of my favorite little tea cups. 
I adore the green handle, the shape and the color.
It really complements the autumnal colors in the cup.

The deep pink, and  purple tinted flowers 
are a bit of a surprise in this design,
but I think the combination is lovely. 

 I am having my favorite Chamomile tea again today.

She is an Old Royal Bone China cup.
This company had a number of different locations 
in Longton, Stoke On Trent, England between 1846-1963.
This cup may have been manufactured between 
1930 and 1941. 
There are two backstamps that are very similar,
one is a much later date.
The only difference is the colon before the fancy S mark.
Which this cup has. So I am pretty sure of the time frame.
(found in Godden's book) 

The fancy S mark is actually the initials S.S. of
the owner Sampson Smith.

The tea pot above is Bavarian.

Now that the holiday season is truly begun,
I am enjoying some festive creations. 
This little assemblage was done in a silver creamer.

In my last post, I shared some festive tags I am enjoying too.

Oh, I almost forgot!
I wanted to share with you all a interesting find....

They are called Milk Tab dolls,
and I found them at a estate sale in my city.
The man I bought them from said they were from the 40s.
Have any of you seen dolls like these?
They may be plentiful for all I know. lol!

Pine State Creamery began in 1928,
but did not close it's doors until the 1990s.
The building is now listed in the 
National Register of Historic Places. 

Thank you all for stopping by today!

If you would like to join in and share a tea cup of yours,
just go and create a post with your tea cup in it.
Then come back here and link up below.
We have been having some links to shops, or to items for sale.
I have had to remove these. Sorry!



The Bavarian teapot is gorgeous! Everything is beautiful. Thank you for the party. Have a lovely December.

Unknown said...

Terri of all the things you have made with that sweet image it's hard to decide which I love best...but I think today's is my favorite...I love the non-traditional colors! I have set all my Christmas tea cup sets out. I am currently favoring Lady Earl Gray as my go to tea! Have a lovely evening!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I like the green handle on your teacup and the teapot is pretty.
I've never seen the dolls before but do remember the cardboard tabs from the milk bottles.

The Charm of Home said...

Your little vignette in the first picture is adorable! I love how you laid the bell in the scene and your creamer creation is just lovely! I haven't seen the little dolls they are so neat!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Terri. I love your White Christmas arrangement! So cute! And of course I love your teacup! Thanks for hosting and have a great week!

Karen said...

Hi Terri,
Your teacup is absolutely lovely today! The colours are my favourite. Your wee milk dolls are so precious too. Thank you for hosting today. Have a wonderful week! Take care,

The Junque Seeker said...

Such a pretty setting! I especially love the colors and your little vignette.

I have one of the little dolls that belonged to my grandmother. Thank you for sharing the information about these. The milk tab is no longer attached, but I'm happy to know a bit about its origins.

suziqu's thread works said...

Dear Terri
What a delightful and delicate tea cup
and tea pot - just made for each other.
The colours are so delicate.
Your newest creation using your little tarnished creamer turned out beautifully. It is so sparkly! I must get into some sparkles I think or even some tinsel edging if I can find some.
Hope you are going well dear friend - thinking of you as you sip that Chammomile tea!
Big hugs,

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Terri,
Your tea vignette is so pretty. I love Christmas decorations and they do perk up a tea tray too, don't they? Those little dolls are so cute! Thank you for sharing and have a beautiful week.


BECKY said...

Oh, Teri ~~ I especially love the pink and green "assemblage"....so unique and vintage looking! And the little Milk Tab Dolls....how cute! I've never seen or heard of them! Happy Tea Cup Tuesday!

Dorthe said...

Terri, what a most wonderful post,-
that cup and teapot, are just so beautiful, I love that style, -AND your amazing display in the silver creamer- oh how magic my dear , just love it.
I also never saw such dolls, but I> congratulate you with the wonderful find, you will have such fun with them!!
Hugs and love, Dorthe

Linda M. said...

Hi Terri, I just love this post. You "white Christmas" tea pot is so adorable and I love your pretty tea cup and tea pot. Thanks for cheering up the day. Merry Christmas and Joyous Wishes, Linda

Victoria said...

Wow..so very magical Terri..what a gorgeous and enchanting tea post...love all the little figurines..very unique..wonderful festive shots and I love your artistic creations always..beautiful and elegant!
Shine on!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Terri! What a great post! Your teacup almost made me think Shelley - love that handle, too - but your upcycled silver creamer with the bottle brush trees and vintage lady is gasp worthy! Just love it!! Now - the ild tab dolls?? Never heard of them but how wonderful you have discovered them to share with us! I will keep a look out. I've seen little bisque dolls like that, without the milk tab. I will have to chat with some elder citizens to see if they remember them. I only remember the cardboard tabs - and getting our milk deliveries. Would have loved a doll, too!

Christine LeFever said...

This is a beautiful post, Terri. I love the beautiful creamer art and of course, dolls are my favorite things. The little dolls are wonderful and I've seen many of this type of doll in my travels, but never with milk tabs on them and so I never knew about Milk Tab dolls! Thank you.

Of course your teacup is beautiful and you have inspired me to have a cup of chamomile tea right now. Also, I love almost anything Bavarian.

xinex said...

A lovely tea cup, Terri! Lovely pink color! And I love the little dolls, very interesting!...Christine

highheeledlife said...

Your Bavarian teapot is gorgeous!!! Terri love the teapot decoration.... thank you for sharing and hosting..hugs, C. (HHL)

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Terri,
what a sweet tea vignette your ccreated. Your china is as always exquisite, but the little assemblage in a silver creamer is really lovely. We don't had those cute milk tab dolls, but we had small plastic figurine, which came as a bonus from a certain magarine. They are collectors fun today. Thank you for sharing this interesting post and for hosting this sweet event.
I wish you a fabulous time,
Best greetings, Johanna

Martha's Favorites said...

Terri: I just love that Christmas Tree decoration you made. It is so cute. I have never seen one that pretty. Thanks for being so understanding. Love your tea cups. Hugs, Martha

Createology said...

Beautiful teacup and teapot. It is very cold here and a hot cup of tea would be perfect. Your little milk tab dolls are precious and I have not seen them before. December Delights Dear...

Cinderella Moments said...

Milk tab dolls! They are adorable! I love that cup. The colors are so pretty together. It's totally charming!

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Oh your teatime is so beautiful, Terri!!! And those milk tab dolls are DARLING! Oh you will have such fun with them!

Happy Advent Season!

Regina said...

I so enjoy a good tea party...thank you!! ^_^

Your creamer creation is lovely and the perfect lil center piece for any teatime in December.

I have never heard of Milk tab dolls and I'm old myself..hehe They are adorable and my own muse is whispering some ideas so I know yours must really be.


I think next week I will try and join in the tea party...I LOVE them!!!

Edith DUTERTRE said...

vu le temps froid
il sera agréable de boire un thé
dans votre ci jolie tasse
un très beau billet

Anonymous said...

Gracias por venir a la hora del té para compartir un ratito de tu tiempo y el mío, es una forma de acercarnos a lo que somos, a la esencia...
Un besito

KathyB. said...

It is a pretty teacup and I like your description too, because the color combinations in this cup & saucer are a surprise, a lovely one.

Your little silver creamer "bouquet" is so lovely. ( I wish I could come up with better words than "lovely " , "beautiful", etc., but these words are perfect for so many things you post Terri !

I have seen those dolls before, I used to see them all the time when I was younger but can't say for sure where. I imagine you'll be coming up with some very creative ways to use them too.

Thank-you again for hosting this tea -time .

Linda Kunsman said...

what a sweet and elegant setting Terri-I adore the festive teapot!! Never heard of the milk cap dolls-what a lucky find! Not sure I'll get to join you until after Christmas but I always enjoy my Tuesday visits.

sharon said...

Oh wow Terri, your creation is so beautiful , I just LOVE it, in the creamer! And the teacup today is just another big WOW with that green handle, so unusual and sp pretty, I love it! Thinking of you every day sweet friend, will be talking soon. Big hugs!

Claudia said...

Oh goodness! That teacup with the green handle is gorgeous. Such a lovely shade of green.

The Milk Tab dolls are fascinating! I've never heard of them - I'll have to do some research!


Maminka Girl - Loribeth Robare said...

Happy Holidays Terri! I just love your little assemblage. It is so sweet. Thanks for all the inspiration you give me throughout the year. xxoo Loribeth

Gaby Bee said...

Dear Terri, I just wanted to send along some wishes for a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


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