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Friday, April 1, 2011

Tea Things




April is a month for occasions in our family. Anniversaries and birthdays, and of course, Easter. So I'm thinking of celebrations.



I have my blossoming tea things out. I think of this as my singing china because of the wonderful way it rings when you use it. I also always think of Jane, my vibrant ninety-year-old Mother-in-Law, from whom I inherited it. This pink is the color of her walls. All of them.






I just came from the nursery with Alyssum. It's still in the plastic nursery trays, so I dressed it up for the table.







This strawberry and cherry vintage cloth was the first one I ever found at a thrift shop. Do you think I would ever part with it? 



And what completes us more these days than our beautiful blue babies?




Yes. . .  a beautiful start.





































Vintage curtains I was thinking of using for the table sometime.



All the best to you for the new week!
Ciao! for now!

Jacqueline



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37 comments:

Vintage Gal said...

Jacqueline ~ what lovely tea things for the firt of April in a wonderful pink blooming pattern. Happy Spring ;-)

Shelia said...

HI Jacqueline! Oh, what beautifulness you've brought to my tiny eyes on this first of April! What a pretty tea set - the pink is lovely! I love sweet Allysum too!
Have a beautiful weekend.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Antiques And Teacups said...

Lovely! That teaset with the pink & apple blossoms does smile spring into your heart! What a special thing to have. Thanks for sharing!
Ruth

Janette - The2Seasons said...

I love the tea set. I am a lover of the tea ritual and would enjoy a spot of tea from that service.

Bella said...

Hi J,
So happy and cheery here today! LOVE your wrapped pot, My husband loves the smell of Alyssum, The rosy curtains are beautiful, and wow on that stack of embroidered napkins what a stack,, I rarely find more than four to match...
Hugs,
Bella

Pamela Gordon said...

Gorgeous! I love it all, the pink china, the table cloth, the sweet alyssum, the blue ball jars and the pretty linens. It's sooo pretty. I'm happy you're having a beautiful day. We're having a big spring snow storm here! Have a wonderful weekend! Pamela

Cheryl said...

Hi Jacgueline,
Those pink teacups are adorable...love them with the roses on the vintage curtains...I'd use those on the table, too. Beautiful photos...thanks for sharing...
Cheryl at My Sister's Cottage

Wanda said...

Beautiful photographs of beautiful subjects! The colors are all so pretty. And look how well the blue jars go with the tablecloth!

Isn't it funny how those first finds have a way of sticking around? Of course, the tablecloth, even if it was the 50th tablecloth would most likely have to stay.

katie said...

Oh my goodness I love all the pinkness.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Jacqueline, love these photos and those pink dishes are delish!!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

YOur pink china is just gorgeous! So delicate and ladylike. YOu photographed them brilliantly.
Yvonne

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What pretty tea things. This is the month that I change all of my china to the Desert Rose pattern...not quite as elegant as these but good for everyday.

Linda said...

What a gorgeous tea set...and so wonderful to have it be from family!

Angela said...

Oh, I just love all those pretty things. Beautiful colors!

Nelli said...

Beautiful!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Absolutely beautiful! Welcome to April and Happy Weekend to you:@)

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Wow Jacqueline, what is the name of that fabulous china pattern? Beautiful post. Hope you'll stop by and enter my Romantic Prairie Style photo challenge.

Hugs,
Judy

bee'nme said...

I'm always mesmerized by your gorgeous photos Jacqueline! I hope your April of Celebrations is lovely in every way! I adore the tea set, and the spoons, and the Ball jars, and the tablecloth...oh that tablecloth! (don't you ever part with it!) Savor every precious moment with your family...and continue to find the sweet reverie in those moments alone enjoying nature's light...

Hugs & Blessings,
Becky

saltbox treasures said...

Your photos are always gorgeous! Love that vintage curtain with roses and your pink dishes.
Have a great Sunday!
~ Julie

Maison Mutt said...

AH, the china is to die for! And the blue Ball jars...*sigh! Happy PS!
Licks & Wags, Niki

Marie said...

Hi Jacqueline - I love love love your pink teaset and all the matching dishes! They are simply adorable.

Happy Cottage Monday!
-marie

Martha said...

Hi Jacqueline, I'm visiting from Bellas Rose Cottage and I LOve the tea set. Beautiful! Happy celebrating!

A Super Dilettante said...

A delightful pink tea set with cherry blosooms. I saw a pink tea set like this on the online vintage shop called The Oxford Tea Party. I almost bought it but I didn't. Yes, waste not, want not. It's a splendid idea to recycle things - your curtain turned into the tablecloth.

Sally Lee by the Sea said...

Beautiful ~ you always have the most beautiful pieces. Hope you have a lovely week :O)

Fixing My Thoughts said...

Jacqueline, I just loved this post! Your tea set is so feminine and lovely. I got a kick when you said "all" of your m-i-l's walls were that shade of pink! And the sweet container/embroidery you put your alyssum in is beyond wonderful! Bess

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Beautiful china ... great table ... thanks for sharing.

Red Couch Recipes said...

The tea set is so pretty and so unusual -- just so delicate. Joni

Sarah said...

Jacqueline, love these tea time details in those yummy colors. The Mason jars are making my heart sing. Thanks for sharing this celebration table. ~ Sarah

D said...

With such pretty pink things, you could only set a beautiful table, and you did.
D

Marlis said...

Jacqueline, I am swooning over the china and the silver. What lovely pieces. The tablecloth/curtain is a perfect backdrop. Good luck on the giveaway!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Jacqueline, Your teaset and dishes from your MIL are so dainty and pretty! You are lucky to have such a wonderful MIL to share with you. Her house must be pretty too with all pink walls :) Linda

LadyV said...

Beautiful! The china, that fabulous tablecloth, the silverware, the flowers...Everything is just beautiful!

Tanya@takesix said...

The coordination of the colors on your table is just stunning. . . so soft and delicate! Beautiful!

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

oh my- the photos are all so fabulous. My mom just gave me a tiny pink teapot with white and gold accents, different pattern than the one you have. Just gorgeous. I love old vintage tablecloths, and this one is one of the best I've seen in awhile. So many pretties!!! thanks for sharing this at Transformations and Treasures!

tammylovesdishes said...

Your pink china is so delicate and beautiful. I also love your sweet napkins. Very nice!
Tammy

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Jacqueline,
I love your pink blossoming tea set and china! Oh, how pretty it all is! Love the blue green bottles too. Your napkins are gorgeous too and the way you did up the basket of Alyssum is darling! I truly enjoyed your post. Thank you for sharing and for stopping by to have tea with me.

Blessings,
Sandi

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

O dear!! What a beautiful set you have here! Such a gorgeous pattern and lovely colors!!

Wonderful!!

Hugs,
Debbie

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