Thursday, January 15, 2015

Northwest Winter Tea Time Thursday #61

Ah, a typical winter afternoon here in Oregon. It's very dull and gray with rain and wind keeping those of us who don't have to venture out, inside! I had a delightful bible study this morning and I'm waiting for Otto to come over while his mommy does a few errands in Troutdale. The woodstove is going and it's very cozy in my little house.

It is Thursday, so it's Tea Time Thursday. When I take down my Christmas decorations in my tea room, I just go ahead and put up the Valentine decorations. it always cheers me up and I love the Victorian goodies and the feel in my tea room. Of course, the dolls like it too and it cheers me up in the dead of winter.

This lovely piece of furniture is called an etagere. It's kind of like a what not shelf...often with open shelves, a small cabinet area and a mirror. It was a birthday gift to me years ago from my Jimmy from a shop long gone in Troutdale called the Green Door. Oh, I loved that shop. I took a tea class there one night and sat in front of this etagere with the little tea lights burning. I couldn't get my eyes off of it. I went home and told Jimmy. He took me down to look at it a few days later and the owner told us it was sold. That was fine, I just wanted to show him. Well, a week or so later, it was delivered to my door as a birthday gift! I have so much fun decorating with it and I do love it.

This is the top view of it with it's decorations for the Valentine season. It's full of treasures and like the Victorians, I like my "stuff".

You can see more of it and the bottom shelf in this photo.

I decided to do something different on the bottom shelf this year. Of course, I have to start with a Tasha Tudor book. ALL FOR LOVE is a wonderful book and perfect for this time of the year. I thought it would be really fun to display an assortment of tiny doll sized tea sets. I have a passion for them! It's just an extension of my love for all tea time goodies.

Some are new and some are old. Some are from my childhood and some are recent gifts and estate sale finds. One can never have enough tiny tea sets! Of course I have to thank my dolls for letting me steal away their tea sets for awhile. I hope you have enjoyed seeing some of my tiny tea sets today. Stay warm and toasty and have a cup of tea .


Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A beautiful piece of furniture for your tea things Linda and a sweet hubby to surprise you with it for your BD.

Rose said...

Love the tea sets. Beautiful.

Stephanie said...

Everything is so lovely, my friend :)

I hope you are doing well and enjoying the month of January! Love and hugs to you!

Debbie Harris said...

Perfect post to read as I enjoyed my cup of afternoon tea, in the tea cup I received from you by the way, and some delicious fresh raspberries and dark chocolate, ooh so good together.
Of course for me, I have to put my berries in a crystal dish as they just taste better in crystal!
Your cabinet is gorgeous and what a dear hubby gifting you with something you fell in love with.

Enjoy your week-end dear Linda.

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

Such a beautiful piece of furniture you have and so beautifully decorated. I love all your mini tea sets too!

Susan said...

Love the teasets, Linda, and love the gorgeous piece of furniture. And that Jimmy----what a guy to buy that for your. wow wow wow

Love it all. Susan

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Who wouldn't love to have this splendid piece of furniture-you lucky, lucky gal!
Oh and you know this hubby of yours is a treasure. I love it when the men folk do these randomish acts of love!
Take care, dear girl~

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: I love the furniture. Fabulous tea sets. Keep in touch