Thursday, February 5, 2015

Tea Time Thursday~#63

Hello February and hello Tea Time Thursday! It's been a very wet and rainy day here in Oregon. We are not complaining, as we sure need that rain. I have been so busy but I promised myself that I would post before bedtime today! As I ended my post last week, I was debating if I should order a red transferware teapot. You can see by my photo below that I did find a lovely one on Etsy. I do love Etsy. It arrived quickly to my delight. I really like the shape and the teapot is very at home in my hutch.

Can you see the couple in the scene? I love the design on the spout too and the handle is nicely decorated too.

The overall patter around the lid and the top of the teapot is charming. Busy patterns just call to me!

The name of the pattern is Brigadoon. It's a Sadler, made in England.  I do have a few other teapots made by Sadler.

Jimmy and I were at an estate sale that had a wonderful assortment of brown, blue and red transferware. My heart jumped when I walked through the door. I was on the hunt for a red transferward cup and saucer but I could only find blue ones. I walked into the laundry room and the shelves were filled with
various pieces of china. I spotted this teacup and  I grabbed it! I knew it was older and I thought it would be a nice addition, so I purchased it.

Another busy pattern with a nice busy boarder. It's fun to just look at the work on this cup and saucer.

When I got home, I did a little research and found that it was made in the late 1800's. It was made in England by the T. Hughes company. The pattern is called Sitka. It was also made in green, black, brown and blue.

My friends Ann and Natalie recently put on a very sweet tea at Natalie's home for us. We have been trying to get together for weeks. Why is it so difficult to get together with friends? We used to have tea with Natalie's mom, Micki, when she was living. Natalie chose to use her mother's china and flatware for our gathering.

Here's my two friends busy in the kitchen preparing the tea time feast. They spoil me.

Isn't the tea time plate just beautiful? I usually have tea buffets at my house, so this sit down tea was a real treat.

This is our dessert plate and oh, yes, it was delicious! The little white heart was a See's candy and it was just fantastic. Thank you my very sweet and kind friends for the tea and the company. We spent the afternoon chatting away into the evening!

I came across this photo of a rose by my front door when I was sorting through some files. It's so pretty and I am longing for spring and flowers. I know many of you are waiting on yet another snow storm! I start hoping for spring in February! How about you, are you anxious for spring?


mamasmercantile said...

What a beautiful teapot, a real delight. The afternoon tea was set up beautifully, how wonderful of your friends to do it. Afternoon tea is such a great social event to share with friends and loved ones.

Sylvia said...

I love your new teacup. Your afternoon tea looks so yummy. Good that you could enjoy it with friends.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I've joined you for a Tea Time Thursday post Linda and really like the new Sadler teapot.
Your friends did treat you royally with the prepared tea!
Etsy is a great source for acquiring things but unfortunately ordering from Canada usually results in red tape at the border.

Stephanie said...

My dear Linda, your tea cup is stunning! How I would love to have afternoon tea with you - what a joy that would be :)

Speaking of tea, I am hosting another tea cup exchange... There is no pressure, but I simply wanted to let you know.

Love and hugs, my friend!

Lady Jane said...

Such a lovely tea pot and tea. Wish I could join you for your lovely teas.

Denise said...

Linda, I would so love to join You for a REAL tea time.I love Your transferware in red.I too You may already know love transferware.I have a huge collection of brown but I would love at least a couple in lavender-I think I already told You that : / old age creeping in on Me. I enjoy keeping current with You, thank- You for Your friendship Linda I cherish time spent chatting with You-Denise

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

That is the perfect Tea Pot to go along with your red transferware. Looks like a wonderful tea with your friends. And the beautiful Rose by your front door. I am so ready to see beautiful flowers again.

Bernideen said...

All your red transferware is so wonderful. I like having a "tea Buffet" too - especially with a group it just seems easier. These ladies loved your Afternoon Tea Tray which looks wonderful! Lovely teapot.

Rosemary and Thyme said...

I love your red transferware collection. So pretty. Looks like you ladies had a lovely tea. How delightful.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving me your sweet comment.

Wishing you a lovely rest of the weekend.


Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Such a gorgeous tea pot! You have such a lovely collection, Linda.