Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Teacup Thursday #23

Welcome to another Teacup Thursday with Miss Spenser's Teacup Thursday!  I love this picture of Tasha Tudor having tea.This is an exciting week for our Tasha Tudor group. Sunday, August 28th, is Tasha's birthday and since her death, we have been remembering her fondly by celebrating her birthday in some special way. Tasha was a children's illustrator who had a long career. I adore her work. She was an amazing woman and the very best thing about her is all the Kindred Spirits I have met through her work. I was blessed to attend a gathering four years ago in Vermont and since then I have met several more members in person and hope to meet more in the future.
I am a member of Teacup Thursday via the Tasha group as Donna is a member of our Take Peace Tasha group too!

I have been saving a little children's tea set for this Teacup Thursday to share with my tea cup friends. Tasha's dolls enjoyed blue and white china was well as Tasha. I have always wanted a set and we found this one early this summer at an estate sale. My dear Tasha friend made the framed Tasha silhouette for me.

The little tea set was made in Japan.

The little teapot/teacup set I'm featuring was a gift given to me by my sweet sister-in-law Brenda and my brother-in-law Allyn a few years ago when we were in Illinois for our niece's wedding. I packed it well in my suitcase! I don't know anything about it...not sure if it's old or new, but I have enjoyed it very much.

The book here is one of my favorites...Tasha Tudor's Heirloom Crafts. Beautiful photos and one that I enjoy reading over and over.

Here's the bottom of the teacup. I have no idea what these marks tell us. There's no name or country.

Time for a cup of tea? What's your pleasure? I seem to always go back to a vanilla black tea. I am looking forward to the coming of fall and cooler weather. I love a cup of tea in the evening.

I took these photos outside today as our Tasha group has named this year the Year of the Garden. It's been fun to focus on a theme each year.It gives us a way to explore Tasha's interests and share posts with members on the topic.Last year was the Year of the Doll-a very popular subject. Every year could be the Year of the Doll for me!


Jane said...

Elsie and I spent the evening making Caramel Apple Jam from windfalls from a friend. I am worn out and my fingers will never be the same as the apples were too bruised to peel with my mounted peeler/slicer. Oh, Well. The jam tastes good.

Antiques And Teacups said...

Lovely post! I love blue and white...and Tasha Tudor! Sounds like a wonderful group.

Bernideen said...

This post is outstanding! I love Tasha Tudor and so enjoyed seeing this! You asked me about the lace tea cozy - it sure wouldn't keep the teapot warm! I got it along the way in some antique mall. You could make one with lining underneath which would keep the tea warm! Use an old piece of vintage lace or crochet.

Cori G. said...

Hi Linda,
You stopped by my blog today and left the sweetest comment. Thank you for that. Hubby and I are doing well and we know that the Lord controls ALL things so we're not worried. I hope your daughter is able to find work soon. I know it can be frustrating at times, but I'm sure that at the right moment God will provide the most job for her.
Your Blue and White tea set is so beautiful. Don't you love gifts like that?
xoxo Cori

Jem said...

What a beautiful post, Linda! It's so wonderful that you choose to remember Tasha Tudor this way and the tea set you've saved for the post is exquisite!

Jem xXx

Linda said...

This was a beautiful post. You have so many lovely things. A true TT devotee. Thanks for the heads up I changed it to Sunday.

Zaa said...

I'm a Tasha fan too... I have many of her books and even a lovely article that was published in the Victoria Magazine when she was still living...What a lovely past time ... enjoying and sharing with your group.
The little blue tea set is so precious. Iis so very wonderful that you are giving this little set another teatime chance.
Thank You for visiting "The Grand Lady "...It's been so nice chatting and sipping the blog news...Lovely post....HUGS

Storybook Woods said...

Sighhhhh, oh what a charming tea set. Your dolls must be over the moon. I can just picture all us Tashettes in your little garden under a tree having tea. Love Clarice

Storybook Woods said...

Sighhhhh, oh what a charming tea set. Your dolls must be over the moon. I can just picture all us Tashettes in your little garden under a tree having tea. Love Clarice

Denise said...

Hello Linda,I loved this post and I know I would enjoy being apart of your Tasha group.Thanks for visiting me.God Bless Denise

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Linda,
Sorry, I'm late making my visit but we had a family emergency this week so I'm really late visiting everyone.
I love Tasha Tudor and I have one of her books. What fun your group must have!
Pretty tea set and I have a couple of pieces with that same mark only mine are red.
Thanks for stopping by and leaving your nice comment. Hope you have a delightful weekend.


Kathy said...

Oh this is just lovely - I have to come up with something to celebrate this wonderful woman - just love what you've done!

Angie said...

I Love your blue tea set! I love your post! And I love Tasha's Heirloom Crafts too!
When can I come to tea?

fabraholic said...

Hi Linda,
I sure enjoyed your post about Tasha Tudor Day and the lovely blue and white tea service. I haven't been visiting my favorite blogs lately, been too busy. Your site looks great and I love the music.
Love, Jan