Hi everyone....:) :) :) How was your Monday? Mine was challenging but also very good. Work is keeping me busy and I really like that a lot :) :) Plus, the people I work with are really nice!! Oh, so sorry that my tea post is a little late this morning. I meant to get this all ready last night and fatigue took over :) So here we are. Here are my tea things for today. They are mixed with a few yard sale finds...because I'm contemplating a way of combining them in my home.
This next photo is a saucer that I've had for awhile now. It's all by it's lonesome. It belong to my grandmother, and her parents before that. I'm not sure what happened to any matching pieces. However, I wouldn't be surprised if my great-grandmother loved mismatched things just as much as I do :) :)
I LOVE the roses...and don't you just love the delicate powder blue around the rim outlined in gold? Oh, the saucer is sitting on top one of the doilies that I had purchased at an estate sale last weekend.
This is the backstamp. I'm not sure who made this. It says "Made in England Bone China"
Since this saucer was an "orphan", I decided to match it up with one of my orphan teacups...Although the patterns don't match exactly the colors in the Elizabethan tea cup and this saucer match quite well. I think they make a lovely "couple", don't you?
Oh...here is the yard sale find I happened upon last Sunday. There was a yard sale not too far from my home. It was this really sweet 80 year old lady who had some really neat furniture and other items she was selling. One thing I've discovered about Sunday yard sales, people will "negotiate" on the already low prices, simply because they want to get rid of items. She had a really nice electric mixer for $20, but that was way out of my budget. However, I did see this little beauty....It's a "house" for $5...used for displaying birds....However, I intend on using it for something else...:) :) :) :) It still needs to be cleaned...so please excuse the dust :) :) Oh, the lady sold this to me for just $2.
Just for fun I threw a couple doilies on there, a teacup with saucer, and my Foley triple screen sifter...not sure why I did that, but the items were in the neighborhood...:) :) :)
The "house" will go up on the wall soon...and the walls are a sort of off-white and this house is more of a creamy white color...well, very dirty, because it hasn't been cleaned yet. My dad said we should spray paint it...I vote for hand-painting because I don't want to breathe in propellant used in spray paints..Any ideas for colors? I thought maybe some pinks and greens...because somewhere, I will need to paint flowers :) :) :) This house MUST have painted flowers!!!
Oh, the lady who sold this to me was telling me some really neat stories...My favorite is about her and her husband. She said that they were married for 50-something years...and if he were still alive they'd have been married for 60-something years. So I asked her how old she was when they got married. She was 17 years old and her husband was 19....OH, my...romance and fidelity...gotta love it :) :) She spoke very lovingly of him...and I could tell she was still in love with him :) :) So this "house" will always have that story to go with it.
Below is a close-up of my teacup and saucer sitting on a doilie!!! I really like the lightness of the colors. It's simple and elegant...and reminds me of a summer day...:)
I forgot to tell you about the resident black spider in the "attic" of this house. It was hiding in a corner...and when I saw it I "screamed". My dad, the hero, came to my rescue and promptly "dispatched" the spider. More accurately, he squished it with an empty toilet paper roll :) :) :) Yeah...keeping this house safe from spiders. I know they are God's creatures but they are scary to me.
The older lady told me about this little door. The oval window is real glass!!!! Isn't is beautiful? I'll need to be extra careful when painting around this...any ideas of what to put inside?
Knock on the door.....
....and it will open for you :) :) :)
Okay....so I did manage to find ONE more yard sale...and I bought these doilies...the green ones were $1 and the red ones were $3...for the whole batch...and I norm ally wouldn't buy such colorful ones...but I thought they'd make great plate liners until time allows me to make proper ones. These are great...and the lady that sold me these used to be an airline stewardess for over 30 years. She had some fantastic stories to tell...well worth the price of the doilies and then some.
That's about it for the moment. I hope you enjoyed my tea things combined with my vintage yard sale finds. I had a lot of fun and things are slowly starting to take shape. I keep telling myself that THIS is my last yardsale. However, there's always something that NEEDS a forever home in MY home....of course :) :) So maybe once winter finally arrives, that'll be my time to stop...and spend winter decorating with all my finds :) :)
Thanks for stopping by to visit me for tea. I hope you enjoyed your visit. Oh, one last thing, my dad has this Daily Walk Bible Calendar on his desk..and I make sure to change the page everyday. It's like a super mini devotional...which has been much needed lately. Anyway, the verse for today was Psalm 100:5...in the King James Version reads "The LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endureth to all generations."...and then there was a lovely little quote from Isaac Watts...I have no idea who he is but the quote is lovely: " Wide as the world is Thy command, Vast as eternity Thy love; Firm as a rock Thy truth shall stand, When rolling years shall cease to move."
That's the news from Oregon today. Love and hugs, Heather :)