Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Tea Time -Autumn

Let's take  break from our everyday tasks and have a cup of tea, shall we?
The tea cups and saucers, cream and sugar, luncheon plates and cake plate (not shown) were given to me by an elderly lady from our church. Whenever I visited her, she would tell stories about her many sets of china. This one was brought from Scotland when she emigrated. I always admired it and when she was downsizing, she called one day and invited me to come and get it. I was so surprised and pleased!
The china pattern is Melba bone china, Made in England. The little mat, embroidered with acorns, was also received from another elderly friend. Here is a little closer look at the detail on the china:

The teapot is one I only take out of storage in the fall, as I usually prefer lighter colours.
I think the colours of the flowers complement the china, don't you?

I am joining Sandi for her weekly tea party today.


Anonymous said...

What an extraordinary set of china. The colors, along with your beautiful arrangement of flowers, are so nice. I know you treasure the set and the memories of your friend and also the acorn doily from another friend. The tea pot gets me in the mood for fall! Thank you for sharing tea time with us today.

Pamela Gordon said...

Gorgeous china and teapot! I love the cobalt blues this time of year. You are very fortunate to have it given to you. Enjoy the day.

Antiques And Teacups said...

Love your teaset! It is classed a s Imari and is one of my favorite color combos! Goegeous fall table! Thanks for visiting!

Snap said...

What a beautiful set of china! How lovely that your friend from church thought of you as its caretaker. I bet it is full of memories for her and now you can make some more! Love the tea pot ... perfect for fall! Happy Tea Day!

Johanna said...

Hello Millie,
that is a loving gift from this Lady. The tea set is beautiful and looks really antique. The tea pot is cute, I love that too. Thank you for sharing this sweet story and the nice tea set. Enjoy your treasures.
Best greetings, Johanna

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Millie, your teacups do indeed look much like mine; a very striking pattern! The bouquet looks lovely with them and your table is very cozy for Autumn. Thank you so much for joining me for tea today. I wish you a delightful week.


HHL said...

It always great to have new blog friends visit ... and a fellow Canadian !! Thank you for stopping by my little corner of blogland.

Love your autumn table setting.. the tea pot and china set coordinate beautifully.. Happy Tea Tuesday..HHL

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Millie,
Your china is gorgeous. I love the colors and yes, the flowers compliment your set so well.
How special to have your friend hand them down to you. It shows she trusted you to love and care for her treasured pieces.
Love the acorn doily too. So unique.
It is very nice to meet you today Millie and visit your lovely blog. Thank you for stopping by and your visit to my tea too.

Celestina Marie