Tuesday, October 12, 2010

My 14th Teatime Tuesday and Teacup and Tea Things Tuesday for October 11th, 2010.

Happy Tea Tuesday..... I really love this day a lot. Today is what I'd call "random" tea. This first photo is of something I picked up at a yard sale awhile back for $1.  It's missing the lid.  It's actually quite large with two handles. It kind of remind me of an overgrown sugar bowl. Do any of you know what it is or what it would have been used for? I may actually turn this into a vase....not sure yet.

I purchased this for the backstamp. I don't remember what's particularly special about the Johnson Bros. However, the name is familiar...so it goes to my home :) :) :)

Awhile back I won a lovely giveaway over at Prairie Flower Farm. One of the items was some tea, so last week, I actually decided to drink some tea. First step in drinking tea is to choose a saucer and cup. Doilies aren't required...but everything looks good with a doily :) This is what I chose...

Next step is to choose some tea. Here is the tea that Linda at Prairie Flower Farm sent over :) :) I LOVE Tazo teas...and this was really nice...a fruity, floral mixture. It smelled and tasted delicious.

Boil up some water. I like a full 8 ounces of water per cup of Heather's tea :) :) :) So add the tea bag to the water ....let steep for a little itty bitty...and voila...a nice hot cup of tea ;) :) :) I drank this late one night. Hmm..maybe I was watching "Dancing with the Stars"?

Here's another "random" tea thing. It looks like a miniature creamer. It's very old and was passed down to me. The only reason I posted it was because the color reminded me of some other pieces I had seen on another blog :) :) :) So I thought this would be a fun little piece to show off!!!

That's it for tea today. Thank you for stopping by for a visit!!! I love it when you stop by and leave comments!!! Have a great day everyone!!! That's the news from Oregon today. Love and hugs, Heather :)


Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Your find really is a sugar bowl...I have two extremely large ones and I have always wondered if they were made for large families like people had long ago....

Your cups and saucers are just exquisite and so is the handblown glass creamer...
Happy teatime...

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Heather,
What a wonderful lidless sugar bowl! I believe it would make a sweet little vase. Johnson Bros. is the company that produced my beloved Rose Chintz china. Perhaps that is why the name sounded familiar? Love the colour of the creamer. It looks like it may be aqua, is it? Love that colour! Your tea looks good in your pretty teacup. Thank you for sharing and I hope you have a beautiful day.


Alycia Nichols said...

Hi, Heather! Pretty, pretty things there! The "overgrown sugar bowl" would make a nice nosegay vase. I love the blue rims of the china!!! I am a Johnson Brothers fan, and have 2 patterns (Bordeaux and Blue Denmark). I like your blog. You have a wonderful, light sense of humor!

Parsley said...

You seem to find nice treasures! I'd sit with you and have some of that lovely tea. Yes, Linda is a blessing as are you my friend.

Have a lovely day full of God's goodness.

Marie said...

Hello Heather - Love the colors of your teacup...very cheerful! And I also love the passion tea from Tazo. I like most of Tazo's tea. Stopping by from Teacup Tuesdays. Oh and I'm having a gift raffle. Hope you can join.

Rebecca said...

I have a hard time passing up all-white china (OR ironstone) pieces. I agree with the others - that you have a Johnson Bros. sugar bowl. Use it however you please :)

Snap said...

The sugar bowl will make a wonderful vase. Love the teacup you picked for your Tazo tea (love Tazo). Have a wonderful Tea Day!

Dazie said...

What a lovely tea cup and saucer set its so dainty and pretty!

Thanks for sharing

GardenofDaisies said...

I love mixing china and glass pieces in the same color family to come up with an interesting tea service! It makes tea time fun! I almost always use different teacups, not matching ones.

Jill said...

Hi Heather!
Love the tea cup you chose for your tea! Tazo is one of my favorite teas too! Their cold teas taste good as well.:-)

Thank you for your kind words, I really appreciate it so much.

I hope you have a lovely evening.


agypsyangel said...

Johnson Brothers, I found this old soup tureen at an antique flea market pretty cheap, it has a beautiful country scene on it. I do think that dollies make everything just a little prettier. Perhaps I should wear one..ha ha. Hope you are having a wonderful day.

Sheila said...

I love all the tea things you are sharing with us. That miniature creamer is gorgeous--one of my most favorite colors!! Take care.

A Hopeful Heart said...

I don't know what all Johnson Brothers manufactured, but I do know they made the rose chintz pattern.

I agree with you...everything looks beautiful on a doilie. I set my teacup on a doilie every afternoon.

I love the color of your creamer. Looks like aqua from the photo...the color of the sea!!

Hope you're having a lovely week.


Johanna said...

Hi Heather,
your china is very nice. I love the tea cup and the litle creamer matches so nice to it. Thank you for having me for tea.
Greetings, Johanna

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Heather: What a fun post! Your random blue thing is probably a jam jar. I love how you made very thing look so pretty. Have a wonderful week. Look forward to what you will share with us next week. Blessings, Martha

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Sweet treasures for your next tea! Very very pretty indeed!

Terri said...

Your pretty blue thing would love great with flowers in it : )
You always find such pretty things!
Thank you so much for coming by and visiting me. I hope you are having a lovely week.

Donna said...

Heather, I love your teacups and other pretties! I wish I could have a cup of tea with you! Thank you for always leaving me such kind comments :)

Beth said...

Heather, Your tea looks just beautiful in your pretty teacup! I would love to sit and have tea with you...or go yard-saling! You're good at it, Girlfriend!!!
Blessings, Beth

Carolyn said...

You picked a pretty teacup for your tea-I will have to try that brand!

Thank you for you sweet comment on my blog.


Sue said...

Good Morning Heather,
Loved your teatime post. Johnson Bros. Makes the best pottery, dishes. I always am so pleased to find their wares.
I am a tea drinker too, and Taz teas is a favorite, Enjoy your week end.

Camille said...

What lovely tea things Heather. I do enjoy a good cup of tea...must be that I am getting older. ;-)

How wonderful that you won that giveaway from Linda's blog...so fun!! The tea looks perfectly yummy.

May the LORD bless you this weekend!
In Him,