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Monday, March 29, 2010


...and another MARVELOUS rainy day...
Out my kitchen window....
Rain puddles beside my front porch..
I LOVE LOVE LOVE these kind of days...
West Texas has been so blessed with the rains we've had thru the winter months.
Our water level is alarmingly low and we are all so thankful for every single drop from Heaven...

I got out my ROBINS EGG BLUE vintage tole tray...

yep...I am totally and forever in love with this tray..

and MR. SWEET brought home some fresh BLACKBERRIES..
Got out this cutest little wee TEA/COFFEE pot that I found the other day at
GOODWILL, downtown.
I really and truly don't know for sure but I THINK it's a little TEAPOT for you??
It sees to have the SHAPE of a little coffee pot, tho....???

But, SOLID WHITE IRONSTONE...........oh, I am sure lovin' it to pieces...

Now, right beside the little WHITE TEAPOT FOR TWO sat these two adorable cups..No saucers...but two of my olden white Ironstone saucers looks perfect beneath the pretty cups.

Now, I ask it ok to use IRONSTONE with CHINA ?

It surely is OK with ME ....**

I know this beautiful vintage RED CLIFF IRONSTONE covered sugar bowl, in the GRAPE pattern, seems a little large for this tiny teapot. ...but as pretty as it is, it doesn't mind being bigger...not one bit.
(...and to be honest..the sugar bowl isn't bigger at does appear that way in the photo, tho)

The band on these little WEDGWOOD cups is a teal color that I just can not capture with my camera...
trust me...they are very pretty...and thin...and dainty..and perfect for a hot cup of tea.

For just a dollar each, I couldn't resist them.....of COURSE not !

With all the beautiful TEA PARTIES going on in Blogland, I am forever on the hunt for pretty items to add to my tea tables. O, and THRIFT SHOPS are so wonderful for this. So many pretty cups and tea pots out there....just waiting to be discovered and loved again!! ....the good thing.....they are ALWAYS at a price that you won't even miss !!

These photos seem to be in here TWICE...that must mean for you to take ANOTHER little muffin...they're small..

Isn't it the sweetest thing how a pretty glass dish can make muffins or just plain buttered biscuits seem special !!
A dollop of sweet whipped cream also makes EVERYthing seem special !! :O)
(my mama used to say that she could "eat a cow chip if it had whipped cream on it !"
I'm thrilled that you came by today...
I hope you'll make yourself a nice cup of tea, put up your feet and RELAX !
OOO....and be sure to peek in your mailbox...maybe it's time for one of your new magazines ...
I LOVE finding one in my mailbox !!
I am joining in with:


Tennis Girl said...

As always, looks wonderful and yummy!

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

Hello there sweet lady,

My oh my, this is just so utterly delightful, pretty and refreshing!.., The 'watery pictures',the sound of the running water and birdsong and that cosy, yummy beautiful eclectic tea tray for all of your pretty finds!

I do believe I'd actually like to come in, sit down and enjoy that welcoming tea with you while we visit awhile my dear!

I'm glad that 'you are enjoying every drop of rain from heaven';it can be scary when the water table is at an all time low!.., I rejoice with you!

Thank you so much for once again also joining in with my, Tuesday Tea For Two'! I'm very delighted to have you partake!

The link for Mr' Linky is live when ever you'd care to kindly pop over to link up. I hope you'll also enjoy my little 'Jewelry display mannequin', dolls that I created and featured for this weeks tea party..,

Cheer and hugs from Wanda Lee

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi BJ,
I love that little tea pot! Your muffins look so yummy and I can just imagine how good they would taste with a cuppa tea. I am also hosting a tea party tomorrow. I would just love to have you stop by. Happy Easter to you and your family!


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi again,
I am so happy you have decided to join me for Tea Time Tuesday, BJ! It is just after mid-night here where I live so I have just put my post up, and I have already added your link to my post. Please stop by and have a cup of tea with me; would love your company. Happy Easter, sweet friend!


Julie Harward said...

Hi...I love the new set, it is so pretty and the tray looks beautiful with it...those muffins look yummy too! A friend brought me a vase of tulips today the exact color of those on your header, I just love them! :D

Sonia said...

I just love that tray and teapot! Everything looks so delicious...I'm hungry now! Have a great Tuesday!

Miss Bloomers/Sonia

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Hi BJ, love love love your blue tole tray! my fave tray.. and your muffins looks yummy!.. am surely coming for tea here!.. :D

have a great day!

Lady Katherine said...

Thanking you for having tea with me! What a wonderful rainy day for a cup of hot tea! I will forever in love with your tray, and love it every time I see it, and hope I will see it many more times! I just simply love the cups you found! The sugar bowl is so lovely! At first, my thought was your pot might be a chocolate pot, for the top is similar. But maybe not! I would use it for Tea! I use coffee, teapots, ect for tea. If it has a handle it goes, for me. lol I am in love with the muffins! Apple cinnamon, one of my favorites! I never had black berry muffins! Pack me a to go bag and I will send you my address, I want to taste them so bad! lol I will admire them from a far! lol Thanks for joining me to day!

Barbara said...

your biscuits and muffins look so yummy!

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I love that little coffee/tea pot, I would have picked that up if I saw it, it is just the best for tea, hot chocolate, just for two, how sweet, and your wonderful sweet treats, I can smell them from where I am....Love your rain, it is sunny and warm today in ca. rain coming in next two days....

sewingseeds4U said...

Can I come for tea? All of it is just yummy and so beautiful both the food and your fabulous finds. Thank you for the nice comment on my blog.

Theresa said...

Lovely tea party BJ, I always enjoy my visit with you. Love, love, love that gorgeous try.

Have a blessed day.

Johanna said...


I just came for a moment and had a look on your tea table. The white porcelain looks really harmonic with the pastel tray. I like the composition of the blue designed cups, the flowers and the blackberries. And the muffins looks yummy!

Thank you for showing this. Have a nice easter time.

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi BJ ~ thank you for the yummy muffin! Calorie free right? Love, love the tole tray!!

Kammy said...

I have never had muffins and berries and cream - I must try this -looks so yummy !
Hugs ~ Kammy
Happy Easter to you and yours !

Kathleen Grace said...

Hot tea and muffins sound even better on a rainy spring day don't they? I jsy love hat litle ironstone teapot!

Beth said...

BJ, I love your blog! Love the tea you set today talked about always being on the hunt for pretties to re-use/re-home/re-love for all the tea parties in blogland...that's me, too! Always thrifting! Glad you got your rain, and thanks for tea today. It was truly lovely!
Blessings - Beth

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

I'm not much of a hot tea drinker, but those muffins and berries sure look good! I do love tea cups though and your tray is beautiful! Very nice!

Rhondi said...

You always host such a great party. I loved the muffins especially with the cream. Those are great deals you got at the Thrift shops...what we all do without thrift shops? Thanks for joining the party today.
Hugs, Rhondi

Beansieleigh said...

Hi BJ! Loved your post today! I think the pot you used was lovely, no matter what name you classify it by! The cups are beautiful too!.. As you can see at my OWN tea parties, I tend to treat each one almost like playing dress-up! It's fun to mix and match, to present a theme/look that is fitting for the occasion!.. Thank you for the tea and muffins! Everything was lovely! ~tina

Eli said...

Yes please, I will certainly join your queue for another muffin. Thanks for a delicious visit, Eli

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Dear One, how super deliciously wonderful to find a blogger, happy with the Spring rain! Just wonderful!

Seems some of us are kind of gloomy about the rain, rain, rain. But reading your post, puts it in perspective. I love it.

And I want to see if I can get a puddle picture or two, without getting wet myself. :-)

Lots and lots of gentle hugs,

On and I love that saying of your Mama's... That she could "eat a cow chip if it had whipped cream on it !" Love it!!!


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a beautiful tray. I love it and your white ironstone is gorgeous. I love the little pot you found. It is perfect for tea for two. Your muffins looks wonderful. Now I could really enjoy this. Lovely. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Susan said...

I am totally in love with your vintage tray too!!

santamaker said...

You are so cute...while others may complain of a rainy day, you are glad and enjoying yourself. Yes, please pour me a cup!

Tricia said...

That tray is simply spectacular! And I love that Wedgwood pattern of your pretty cups -- so elegant! I love anything blackberry, and I'm sure your muffins are delicious!

Marcela said...

Hi dear BJ
I would love to have a cup of tea with you :)

I love muffins too!!!
Lots of kisses


Duchess of Tea said...

Darling,, the tea was brewed perfectly, the muffins scrumptious and the tea setting lovely, thanks for the invite.

Love & Hugs

Msartist said...

Lovely looking Treats you made!
I must admit the sugar bowl is so cute! I love the set you put together. Happy Tea Cup Tuesday and Easter!~Theresa

Terri said...

Oh, I am in love with your tray too! I love the color and the beautifully painted flowers.
Your tea cups, pot and fixings are fabulous. So inviting. I wish I could sit down with you for a cuppa.

Diann said...

Hi BJ!

A very welcoming tea setting! And since I am a major mix and matcher kind of gal, I love the china with ironston and some pretty little cut glass! Life is too short not to "mix it up"!!

Have a wonderful day!

GrannySue said...

So inviting. And those Wedgwood cups are a terrific pattern and a great find. Thanks for sharing that beautiful and comfortable setting.

Lavender Cottage said...

I enjoyed joining you for tea. That's funny about the whip cream; I have a friend that would likely think the same as your mother. :-)

Carrie said...

BJ, you have set a lovely table with a delectable menu...everything looks wonderful.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

First of all, I LOVE, LOVE LOVE that tole tray!!! Beautiful beyond belief!!
The white tea/coffee pot is precious! Understated elegance!
Your wedgewood is gorgeous and I want one of those muffins!!!
Our rain has turned into sleet and snow and not one weather forecast called for it!!

Deb said...

Now that is one pretty post. I just LOVE all your dishes, especially the white ones and I love your kitchen window too. Your muffins look scrumptious with that lovely cup of tea. Yes, I would love to sit down and have a cup of tea with you. I would probably bore you to tears talking about my cats and my grandbaby-to-be though. Have a great evening. Deb

~ LJ said...

Beautiful as always. I've followed you for a while - especially b/c I saw that you live in West Texas and your weather is Lubbock. I live in Lubbock but didn't know it rained today.

Martha's Favorites said...

So many pretty things to look at in your blog. I love the cut glass dishes. They are one of my favorite things to collect. I also collect the trays, yours is stunning. Thank you for being a part of our Tea Cup Tuesday. You have made it special today. Blessings, Martha

Miss Janice said...

Well, I'm in love with your beautiful tole tray also! Love your setting for tea:) Happy Easter!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hey BJ I am still kickin !! Pass me one of those muffins please !! Love the dishes in the basket, so cute !

parTea lady said...

Your tea setting is beautiful. I really like your pretty tole tray and all your thrifting finds. Lovely photos.