Tuesday, December 7, 2010

My 21st Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday & Tea Time Tuesday for December 7th, 2010

Hi everyone, 
It's been a busy week at work.  Yesterday was absolutely nuts when I walked into work. There all sorts of voices chattering at once, which tells me it was  B-U-S -Y.  Oh, one day when I came home from work, I found a surprise :) :) This is also my tea-related item for the day :)
I came home from work and this is what I saw when I walked in the door :) :) Do you remember this sweet little house? As you probably noticed, I'm really slow to get this cleaned up. It's a bit low on the priority list at the moment...mainly because of work. This house I picked up at a yard sale. It even still has the stickers on it. My dad hung it  up on the wall STRAIGHT. It's just my ability to take photos at this moment was a bit lop-sided. I put up some of  my tea things in my "tea house"...plus a few extras.
Both of these items are some of my favorites Even though the atomizer on the left has nothing to do with tea. It still looks  cute on the shelf :) The tea can is super cute. I love vintage and vintage-looking items. I thought this would look cute on the shelf with my tea cups. What do you think?

Here are some cute teacups all in a row. I might switch things up later. However, this day I was so delighted and touched by the loving gesture  my dad did for me today. Have you ever had moments like that? Especially when it comes to tea, I think special things like this just make tea even better.

Okay, so that obviously very cute coffee cup is trying to masquerade as a tea cup and doing a very poor job of it, too :) :) I can't help it. It's cute and it belonged on the shelf. I might add more tea items as I come across them. It's fun to add what makes you smile and brings some beauty to your life.

This was the only teacup that would fit WITH it's accompanying saucer on this house. The shelves aren't deep enough otherwise. That's okay, though, because there was only one other teacup with a saucer  that I tried to put up there. I'll just have to put the saucer in my cupboard and leave the teacup here ;) Oh, yes, this house definitely needs a good washing. Thanks for not running away from these photos today :)
Here's my little sugar bowl and the tea strainer. Both are items I found at yard sales. Aren't they just the sweetest things? The minty green silk ribbon was from my friend Miss Antoinette. She used that to gracefully decorate some dishcloths that she had sent to me awhile back. The ribbon is so nice, I couldn't throw it away. So I kept it!!! I love silk ribbons, don't you? I like the way they drape.

Thanks for stopping by for tea today. I had fun showing you my tea house.  It will probably be awhile before I get this house painted. Yet, it is somehow really nice to see things slowly come together.  My daddy did this with love and every time I look at my little "house", that is what I will remember.  Have a great week everyone. I'm off to work. Oh yeah, add a cup of coffee in there this morning, too.  That's the news from Oregon today. Love and hugs, Heather :)


Parsley said...

Have a happy tea ;-) or coffee

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning sweet Heather,
I just LOVE your tea house; adorable! Your dad was so kind to hang it up for you too. I like surprises like that myself. You have it looking pretty wonderful with all your cups and mugs and tea tins. Thank you for sharing its cuteness with us today. Have a good day at work and a fabulous week.

Christmas Blessings,

Sheila said...

I love the little "tea house". I really like how you decorated it. Doesn't it feel nice to know your dad was thinking of you. I'm so glad y'all have each other. Take care.

Terri said...

What a lovely surprise from your father! And it is straight too!
All your treasures look beautiful on it.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Heather: How lucky you are to have you Dad do things like this for you. My Dad use to do the same kind of things for me too. How I miss him. Everything looks so cute. Thank you so much for sharing this lovely story and shelf with us. Blessings, Martha

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

love your tea vignette.. pretty!

A Primitive Homestead said...

How loving of your Father. You already hold his kindness dear to your heart. Keep the coffee cup. It looks good with all the pretty tea cups. Blessings!

Johanna said...

Hello Heather,
what a sweet tea house you have. It really displays all the te cups so nicely. That was a cute idea of your father to hang it on the wall, so you had a super nice surprise, when you came home. Daddies are always the best.
Greetings, Johanna

Lavender Cottage said...

Your tea house is adorable and with so many things to look at. I like the antique tea strainer, the ribbon was a nice touch.