Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Tea Time Tuesday #118....Getting Ready for the 4th of July

This morning Jimmy dug out 4 tubs of fun 4th of July things that I haven't seen for probably 10 + years. They were buried in the back of our garage. It was like Christmas opening the boxes and finding all kinds of treasures! I had forgotten about half of the goodies. We are usually gone on vacation on the 4th of July, so I just stopped decorating. I spent all day decorating my hutch and the house with my new found items!

This past weekend, Jimmy bought me the Liberty Blue teapot. I have wanted that teapot for years and years. He got it for 1/2 price at an estate sale, So it ws pretty exciting. I had the creamer and sugar, cups and saucers, plates and some bread and butter plates. I now collect the red transfer ware, so it all is just perfect together for the 4th.

I do love my Uncle Sam teapot, but it does NOT pour well at all. The spout isn't in the right place, so it's a disaster when you try to use it. I just enjoy it for decoration.

You have to have teacups for tea time!

I used to collect Lucy and Me bears...I still have a few holiday ones Little Betsy Clark is good to give away.

I found I have a lot of Uncle Sam items. I had no idea. I must have REALLY liked them at one time.

Here is my Uncle Sam Lucy and Me beat waving his flags. He's pretty cute too. When we had our drug store, years ago, Lucy Riggs came to the shop for a promotion and signing. We also got to go to her beautiful home in Seattle one time with the Enesco Company. Oh, those were fun times.

I can't believe that it is almost July. I hope to post some more of my decorations this week.

Linking up with Bernideen at BTTCG and Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage


mamasmercantile said...

I love all of your décor, a great celebration. Have fun.

Szara Sowa said...

Happy 4th of July!
I love this bears, they are so sweet.:)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I love your blue and red together, Linda. Liberty Blue is such a pretty pattern and I have admired it for years but I don't have any. Most of my transferware is Old Britain Castles with any number of other patterns. I love to mix and match. Your wee bears are cute too. Thank you for sharing with us and have a lovely 4th of July weekend!


allthingzsewn said...

Delightful decorating with such lovely items, happy 4th.
Be safe

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Love seeing all your patriotic lovelies, Linda! Happy 4th to you! xx Karen

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Linda, what great July 4th decorations and treasures you have! The Liberty Blue teapot is wonderful, but so are all of your other transferware pieces, and the Uncle Sam teapot too bad he doesn't pour well. Your Lucy and Me Betsy Ross and Uncle Sam figurines are adorable!
Thanks for sharing the red, white and blue with us!

Linda Young said...
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Linda Young said...

Hi Linda! I love your transferware, both the blue and the red pieces! And your cute, special patriotic decorations!
So much fun, finding thing you haven't seen for a while! Have a Happy 4th of July, with your lovies!

Jean | said...

I especially love the blue, but really ALL transferware is so appealing! Thanks for sharing your collection with us.

Bernideen said...

Dear Linda:
What a fun display and items to celebrate the 4th of July! I love decorating and celebrating each season and holiday! Thanks for sharing and linking.