Tuesday, April 1, 2008

TEA-A-THON-decorating with TEA THEME

If you haven't been over to Gracious Hospitality for "tea", check it out. Link is on a previous post.

This teapot, cream, and sugar were given to me by my Mom, who received it as a wedding gift 71 years ago. I remember it displayed in Mom's antique china cabinet, but I don't recall if she ever actually used it for tea! I have carried on her tradition and only use them as a decorative item. Mom still lives in her own house, and has several other wedding gifts which she uses for special occasions.





13 comments:

KarenHarveyCox said...

What an absolutely gorgeous tea set. I love the gold leaf, this is very special. Karen

Karla said...

What a treasure! Thanks for sharing!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

That is one of the most beautiful tea sets I've ever seen! Lucky you for getting it passed down from your mother.

Katherine

Minnesota Kathi said...

What a precious tea set, it's so beautiful. I'm sure you have many wonderful memories growing up seeing your Mother display such a beautiful set. I look forward to reading over your blog home some more. Thank you for stopping by for a visit, have a wonderful day!

Kathi :)

Denise said...

Oh! How lovely! And so special, too, since it was a wedding gift for your parents ~one special enough to keep all these years! I love the piece of linen under it, as well. It's so fine and beautiful. Thank you for sharing this picture and story with us on the blog-a-thon.
May you have a delightful week!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Just beautiful! What a treasure to display in her home. Seventy-one years ago...wow!

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

This is a stunning tea set! What a treasure to behold! :) Rhonda

ellen b. said...

Wow! I've never seen anything like this set. How fabulous it is and how great that it is from your mother's wedding gifts! Enjoy.

Grace Yaskovic said...

that tea set is totally awesome

Miss Sandy said...

That set looks very art deco! The design is exquisite! Oh, treat yourself and use it!

Pam said...

What a beautiful tea set!!

Cori G. said...

That has to be the most beautiful tea set I've ever seen. I love the spider web motif. The Victorians considered spider webs to be lucky. Thank you for sharing.

Bonita said...

Pretty!