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?