I'm just playing around with making collages and I think I used one too many photos here. What do you think about this as a possible new header for my blog? Let me know what you think!!!! I can also make it black/white with a hint of color...I think I'll play around with this for awhile :) :) :) Feel free to borrow this photo. Please link it back to my blog :) :) Thank you!!!!Hi everyone, I can't wait to share a couple tea things with you. Actually, there's one item that I'm not sure if it's used for tea or something else...so you will have to help me out.
Oh first things first...my friend Miss Antoinette over at Practical Simplicity Photography made me a really nice blog button. If you feel led to post it on your blog sidebars, I would love that!!! Click here to visit her blog site :) :) :) She takes awesome photos!!!! Thanks Miss Antoinette for the lovely gift. What a blessing!!! You are such a sweet friend!!! Thanks bunches!!!!
This first photo is a teapot I found at one of the thrift shops that I frequent. It was super cheap...as I'm into buying super cheap, but also super cute items these days :) :) This is a Harry & David limited edition teapot. I didn't photograph the backstamp because it was on a piece of plastic. Harry & David is the company I work for when I'm in the holiday season....:) :)
By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures. ~ Proverbs 24:3-4
I came across that Scripture today while I was flipping through Emilie Barnes' book "Welcome Home" It is chock FULL of ideas for making each room of the house a lovely place to be ;) :) She also has tons of teacups and tea things everywhere!!!! Click here if you'd like to visit her website :) :)
I think the teapot is cute and it actually is functional, too!!! Now, I don't know if this is really truly a "limited edition" or if another company somewhere has the same teapot. However, one thing I can tell you is that Harry & David has not sold things like this in YEARS...They are primarily a luxury fruit gift company..so it does make this teapot a bit rare :) :)
Now the next photo, I'm not real sure about. I believe I found these at the same thrift shop. I thought it was a miniature pitcher and bowl used for tea..Remember, I'm still new at this tea thing :) :) :)...so I bought it and took it home. The cashier gave me half off on this set ..I think I ended up paying $1.99. There was also a matching mini-bathtub which I did NOT buy..so I took it home. I LOVE it..I love the roses design. It's perfect and fits me to a "t"...Now that I think about it, I'm not sure what these were originally used for. Can any of you help me out here?
There is no backstamp on either item.
This is what I'm currently using this pitcher for...and you'll see how small it truly is!!! At the moment it's a lovely container for my antique silver spoons,....which were purchased at a yard sale :) :) That's no surprise for this lady :) :) :) Does anyone have a good recipe for cleaning/polishing silver?
My friend Stephanie from California came to visit me today. She's going on vacation to Seattle, Washington. Stephanie and I went to the same public high school together. When my dad lost his job in June 1991, we moved to Oregon. It's been that long since we've seen each other. Of course, we've kept in touch over the years. Today she was able to stop by for a precious hour and we were able to chat and catch up :) :) :) We also had some coffee at Starbucks. Stephanie brought her two super cute dogs with her...and that was fun..I love dogs!!!
In any case, I had a really great morning...and I have to say that Stephanie and I both have aged beautifully :) :) :) I'll post a picture, but I want to ask her if it's okay first!!!
WELCOME TO: Valrie of Poems My Way. Click here to pay her a visit. She's a really sweet lady who has a son serving in the Marines in Afghanistan. Please pray for his safety..and for all of our loved ones in uniform!!!
WELCOME TO: Linda of Simple Blessings :) :) Click here to visit her. I'm looking forward to getting to know you better :)
I've been thinking of switching my font to "Papyrus" If you go over to Regan Family Farm you can see what it looks like there. I really like it a lot. What do you think about me switching my font?
This photo belongs to Prairie Flower Farm AND Peace Creek Collections. Please click on the links in the paragraph below or on my sidebar to visit those sites. This item is super cute!!!!
This is cool. I just had to sneek this in here. My friend Linda of Prairie Flower Farm also makes and sells super cute patterns that are available for purchase. The latest one is a Buddy Bear Snuggy pattern available for download in PDF format. You can also purchase a ready-made version too. Click here to check it out. It really is super sweet :) :) :) Or you can click on the Peace Creek Collections Store button on my sidebar ;) :) :) Linda is a really sweet lady with super cute things :)
Thanks for stopping by for tea and a visit with me :) :) :) Have a great week everyone!!! I'll be praying for all of you this week!!! That's the news from Oregon today. Love and hugs, Heather :)