Monday, October 27, 2014

Tea Time!

One of my favorite tea sets is the one I am posting today...it was given to me by an elderly friend a few years ago. I believe it is quite old. I usually  display it in the fall, as the colours seem to fit the season so well.
 The tea set itself consists of a sandwich tray (not shown), small plates, and cups and saucers, with the following mark:
Closer views of the cup and plate design:

 

 The cobalt blue with orange is found in many china patterns. I also have a platter which ties in well, shown in the background

Closeup of platter design and mark:
Also, this teapot which was a wedding gift to my parents, in 1937, has similar colouration:
Sadly it has a chipped spout and no lid, but I use it for flowers sometimes.
 

 
Atop the platter, I have placed a small Carltonware dish, which has such a vibrant green colour, with pretty gold edges:


Sandi is hosting Tea Time Tuesday...see you over there!
 

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Give Thanks!


                                       For the beauty of the earth,
For the beauty of the skies,
For the love which form our birth
Over and around us lies,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise.


For the wonder of each hour
Of the day and of the night,
Hill and vale, and tree and flower,
Sun and moon and stars of light,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our hymn of grateful praise.

A Very Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends..
May we be truly thankful for what matters.