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Monday, April 19, 2010


TEAS could not be more fun !!
For a long time....I HAD NO TEAPOTS...NOT EVEN ONE...
That's right...
Some of you might remember that I found this ADORABLE transferware tea set at
one of my favorite HAUNTS.....
...let's hear it for GOODWILL !!
Doesn't the TEA POT look all REGAL !!
It almost looks as if the CREAMER and SUGAR BOWL are bowing to the QUEEN TEA....
I really did fall in love with it the very instant I saw it and
when they said $7.00 for all....
WELL.....I just got dizzy...!!

There's no cups with the set but I don't have to have matching everything....

I am having such fun with all these delightful table settings and teas...
It is FANTASY at it's FINEST !
Just love it !!!
Mr. Sweet loves it too..... because he loves all these fruits and sweets !

I only have ONE lacy tea cloth and you will be seeing it many times, I'm sure..
...i do love this pretty lacy tea cloth my sister in law bought for me....
Her name was MARILEE and we were as close as sisters...and she died
last year. (I know I mentioned this in my last TEA post)!!
I miss her so much and always will...
my heart has a lot of cracks..
......but it is still holding together ....ONLY because GOD is always with me.
how folks that don't have GOD beside them can endure losses
like this is beyond me !
they make my heart sing..

Doesn't this look all summery and cool...
I can't think of anything that makes me smile quicker than POLKA DOTS..and white wicker...
.....and white wicker tea carts..

...white wicker tea carts draped in lacy tea cloth....

with red transferware teapots...!!

I am linking with these MAGNIFICENT memes....

TEA FOR TWO with Wanda Lee



My thanks to all you fabulous ladies for letting us play with our teas and coffees
each week and have so much fun doing it..


nannykim said...

Oh I love the teapot set--can't believe you got that for 7 bucks. Our Godwill never seems to have good deals!! I also can't believe you have a nice tea catty or whatever you call it.

The pokadots do look so happy and inviting. I love the idea of the pineapple with the cherry (on skewers?--looks fantastic and I can eat those!!)

Sorry about the loss of your sister, that would be hard. I still have mine.


Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Now, that is the most wonderfully, fabulous tea setting I have ever seen! Love the red and white tea set, the polka dot pillows and the beautiful lace. It is so nice that you have that lace as a memory of your sister in law. I know it brings bittersweet thoughts each time you use it.

Beth said...

BJ, Another wonderful post! Your photos are stunning. You set up a perfect tea party! Love your teapot, sugar and creamer - you got a fabulous deal!
I know what you mean about the diet. With all these tea parties, I am always baking and of course we can't let the food go to waste! I do so enjoy the tea parties, though! Have a wonderful week! It's getting closer and closer...the dream trip!!!
Hugs, Beth

Anonymous said...

Ya, Rah, Rah Goodwill. Yes lets hear it for Goodwill and my favorite thrift shop, Warehouse Consignments.
I did enjoy my time at your tea party. Counting down with you. We are partying Saturday at 3 PM and mass at 5 PM in the church where we were married. I am so excited for my kids to see the church and all my old hometown friends.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Bj, I just love your tea cart filled with wonderful goodies! Yummy is the word that comes to mind. I LOVE your red tea set, it is sooo pretty! And I'm swooning over the polka dots! Beautiful lace and wicker; wonderful tea time treats! I have added your link to my post. Thank you for joining me for Tea Time again this week.

Blessings and hugs,

GrannySue said...

Everything is just fabulous. I was teapotless for a while in my life. I think you must be wise to appreciate having tea since it's usually not made in an appliance and you have to slow down a little. It's also a good excuse to have cookies and the like! Great post, I like it all.

Kathleen said...

Now Miss BJ, could you find another event to link up to? :)
The title of your post Afternoon Delight...remember that song??..I went to college with the girl who made it..lived next door to her in the dorm. The Group's name was Starland Vocal Band.. and that was the only hit they had..but it was a big one. I remember seeing her accept some award.. Before the group formed she co wrote and sang back up for John Denver on Country Road..
Now wasn't that special??LOL
I only have one teapot...Yours is just so pretty as well as your tea cart and cloth!

Susan said...

Your teapot set is unbelievably gorgeous and for seven bucks!! What a steal. You gotta love goodwill.

arkie said...

Love your tea setting! The pineapple arranged in a glass with cherries was cute and I loved how you used the pineapple top as greenery!

Jane said...

Everything is lovely as usual. Thanks for sharing your beautiful tea.

Shelia said...

It's all so gorgeous BJ! I love your pretty tea set and what a bargain! Love the looks of your pretty food too. You'll always have sweet memories when you bring out that beautiful lacyness!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Love your red and white tea! The red polka dots and wicker are so fresh and pretty! Food looks delicious too!
I love tea parties and would be delighted to be at this one!


xinex said...

The tea set is gorgeous BJ, and what a great deal! I love your lace tablecloth, it even has a teapot on it. So sorry about your sister in law but she is watching over you from heaven...Christine

Kissed by an Angel said...

So many beautiful things!! Everything so pretty!! I love the lace from your dear late sister in law.

Tara said...

7 dollars! What a find! There are treasures in Texas, I'll tell you!

What an inviting set up, as always!

Tennis Girl said...

I always look forward to what pretty things I will see next on your posts. Thanks for sharing :)

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

WOW!! 7 bucks!! You did good, girl!!
The set is so pretty and I love the transferware look!!
I know I most likely mentioned this before but I love that tea cart!! So pretty!!
I am so very sorry about the loss of your dear sister in law. My prayers are with you.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh how pretty this all is -- what a great tea set you found on your treasure hunt! Everything looks delightful - wish I could just jump through this screen and be there! I have the very same lacy tea tablecloth. I just used it this past week for a bridal shower and it will be in this week's tablescape. It's sort of hard to see because it's layered over a white tablecloth, but it's there. From now on whenever I use it -- I'll be thinking of you.

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

Love it all! Beautiful lace too, lucky lady!

Terri said...

What a beautiful post B. You have a lovely blog and I am enjoying my visit. Your photos are gorgeous. The colors of your tea pot are so pretty!
And such a bargain as well!
Thank you for joining in on T.T!

Creations By Cindy said...

I just love your tea pot set. It is so pretty. Really love your white wicker tea cart too! I have a wooden one but would love to have a wicker one. I know you treasure your keepsakes from your SIL. How sweet of you to bring her memory to life. Be blessed. Cindy

kim said...

That last picture of everything together is just beautiful. I love your red and white transferware set and I prefer for stuff not to be matchy matchy.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

This is just stunning. I am drooling all over the place. I love red and white and the tea set is just gorgeous. The teacart is wonderful. Such a beautiful tea setting with the fruit and the cookies and the beautiful silver. The lace is perfect. Your polka dots are fabulous. I guess you can tell I love it all. Thanks so much for joining the party. Beautiful setting. Hugs, Marty

Sherry said...

So Sorry for the loss of your SIL. Your tea set is lovely. You have it displayed so beautiful on the tea cart.

Manuela@TPOH said...

Goodwill is my favorite place to shop! I really love that teapot set and the teacart with the lace is just so charming and feminine. Yep, polka dots make me smile too!

It's all really lovely!


Carolyn said...

Wow! The red & white looks absolutely gorgeous! I had a several tea cloths just like that...threw them out several years ago because of stains...and I was tired of them! :( I miss them now! What was I thinking!!! My daughter came home from college and she likes to throw things out...she encouraged me to do it! I would have never have done that on my own!! LOL!!

I am so sorry about your loss! I totally understand what you mean about ones without can you possibly live without Him?? I would not possibly survive without Him!

Hugs! Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Thank you for sharing your sweet "deal of the century" teaset! I've enjoyed all your photos . . . and memories. I'd love to join you for a cup of tea on your cozy porch swing if you promise to make some of those yummy treats :-))

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello dear BJ,

My my, what a pretty wcicker cart! I love the way you have everything displayed! Soooo purty! You lucked out on the teapot set. I jwould love to come for tea at your home.

Debbie xo

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

I forgot to add, I am sorry for the loss of your dear sister-in-law. She is smiling down from Heaven. Love the lace table cloth.
Pardon my typos in the other post.


Msartist said...

Such a lovely post! I love the teapot set, what a steal! I would love to find a tea cart how sweet along with all your treats~
I hope you have a wonderful week~
All my best,
Theresa MsartistSewCrafty

WhineNRoses said...

Your tea setting is beautiful!!
I'd love to have tea with you!!!
Enjoy your day!!

Raven said...

Well, now I feel like I've been to a wonderful tea party. Lovely set. Especially for that price. Delightful post. Thanks for tea.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I love, love teapots....Beautiful pictures...I have not had enough blog time lately...So glad that I stopped by..Be sure and stop by main blog and read about a miracle.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh BJ! How I love that tea pot set! It is perfection! Perfection for $7!! What a buy. Of course, it looks beautiful on your pretty tea cart (love the picture in your header too). And the piece of lace is gorgeous. But I do lust after that tea pot set (love the term "tea potless"!) laurie

Sonia said...


You are quite blessed to have found such a beautiful teaset! Love it to pieces! I would have so bought that. I love your vignette with the wicker and polka dots. I would so enjoy sitting there having tea!

Just beautiful!

Miss Bloomers

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

What a wonderful GW find! Wow! Your tea table/cart looks so welcoming, fresh and bright! Just beautiful! I totally agree with your comment about a "cracked heart". I lost a dear brother 2 1/2 years ago...and although I may not cry everyday now, or become totally sad for hours on end anymore.... my heart feels the "crack" in it and I have just learned to live with that feeling and continue on. It's lovely to have something you can hold onto with sweet sentiment and memories of a dear loved one. Hugs!

Mari said...

I love tea too and all things tea! I am so glad you are not teapotless one should be. Come visit and click on my business on my sidebar...tea is my business. Isn't it such a fun way to make things beautiful and make people feel special? Can't wait to spend more time on your site and see more of your posts.

Lavender Cottage said...

Such a pretty tea set you were able to purchase. Now you'll have to keep a watch for another good deal so you'll have 2 teapots.
Afternoon tea is fun, thanks for your hospitality.

Martha's Favorites said...

I just love the teapot set. What a deal. Thank you so much for joining our Tea Cup Tuesday. It would not be the same without you. Blessings, Martha

Lady Katherine said...

Oh,Oh BJ! I am in love! My heart skipped a beat when I opened your blog and seen the header! Lady! You have a wonderful Tea Set! I love it too! So so much! This Tea Setting is so lovely! The silver, the tea cups stacked up! The pineapple stem! I would have never thought to use it! I always plant it. lol I love the stemware full of pineapple and cherry! How divine it looks! Yes, love those polka dots! For a lady with no Tea Pots You have came a long way! I love Marilee teapot cloth! I hope to see it many, many times. What a lovely treasure you have to keep her close with now your love of Tea! I was telling hubby about your cart. I want one! lol I hope to many more Teas at your home, how I wish I was there to join you! Tell hubby to say me a cup and a bite! lol Thank you for joining me for Tea Time Tuesday! I had such a lovely time! Yes, I did!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Now that was one awesome $7 deal...thanks for sharing it at NTT!


rosechicfriends said...

Hi Bj,
What a delightful post! That teapot is gorgeous! You are so lucky to have found it!

Have a blessed day!

Miss Janice said...

The tea setting is absolutely gorgeous...I love the photos!

You asked me about the Paula Deen measuring cups...
I got mine at Walmart for about $4.95. That's for the red rooster measuring cup set. They also sell the red rooster measuring spoon set for a little less. All by Paula Deen to complement the burgundy color of her serveware and cookware. They are soooo cute!

Americana Lady @Americana By Candlelight said...

The tea pot lace table covering is as precious as I am sure your friend was...Joan

Kathleen Grace said...

My favorite combination, red and white:>) It does look pretty and summery and your tea is just beautiful! Have you checked out that new thrift shop down the road yet?

Rita said...

What an adorable teaset: i adore transferware and red and white is by far my fave. Yours is even more special for the 7 bucks you paid for it: a real bargain.
and your table is so beautifully decorated it enhances the beauty of the teaset.
thank you for sharing. you've made my day (my night I'd better say as in Italy it's 10 mins past 10 pm) LOL.

racheld said...

I just dropped in from Lady Katherine's Parlor, and just loved your beautiful tea arrangement. Such lovely things displayed in such an enticing fashion!

And part of your post reminded me of one of my favorite Leonard Cohen songs:

"There's a crack, a crack in everything;

That's how the Light gets in; That's how the Light gets in . . ."

Looking forward to coming back to look at all your sweet lovelies.