Monday, April 29, 2013

A New Teacup & Dainty Vintage Napkins

A spin through a local second hand shop that I've never visited before yielded this beautiful rose teacup and saucer. I was thrilled to find another Paragon design with roses.

So naturally it needs to be enjoyed near the only live roses on the premises. A miniature pot from the grocery store having a second bloom. (Don't ask me how I managed that!)

I came across some dainty worked linen napkins to go with it.  They belong to a matching tea cloth also done in applique, but I wanted this one with the soft pink bands today. The last day of April!

The cup and saucer were found together, but I'm thinking they may not be a pair because of the marks. What do you think?

The cup mark.

The saucer mark. Maybe you can see a very pale wash of pink on the saucer.


I'm doing a mix and match with napkins too. I found these three small embroidered napkins too darling to resist. So sweet. It all makes for a cheery patio tea!

It was 85 degrees in Albuquerque today! Makes it hard to get any serious work done. All I wanted to do was play. I'm thinking a lot about picnics. . . .

A sweet goodbye to April until next year.
We're all ready for May!



Art and Sand said...

Those little napkins are so sweet.

Lululiz said...

Your photographs capture the beauty of this delicate cup so well. Gorgeous! And it doesn't matter in the slightest that the cup and saucer weren't a proper set originally, they sure are a lovely set now.

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

I love the way you photograph up close. The detailing is perfect.
It's not a match but goes super together. Roses and tea with freshly pressed linen and sunshine. Ahhhhhhhh x

Bella said...

Hi J,
A lovely pairing your new teacup makes, I always like the gold etched look patterns (I have no idea what they are called) :-) Those napkins with the potted plants are darling... 85 well WOWEE, I would be thinking of picnics too!

iris said...

ces petites serviettes à thé
toutes brodées sont adorable
et cette rose rose
tout le billet est plein de grâce
et de féminité
à bientôt

Bernideen said...

She's a beauty! I think it looks very matching. Love the darling cocktail napkins too!

Greenmare said...

what an absolutley lovely patio tea! I agree the cup and saucer marks don't match but they are wonderful together. love all your pretty tea things.

jean said...

Ooo la la! Just my cup of tea!!

sweet violets said...

The marks may not match but the cup and saucer are perfect together!!! Love the sweet napkins.....

Custom Comforts said...

Jacqueline - so dainty and so pretty. Could I come over for a sip of tea please?

Cynthia said...

Your new tea cup is stunning love the pattern and the colors. Those vintage napkins are just perfect.


Anonymous said...

Love that tea cup and those sweet little dainty napkins Jacqueline!!! I love anything embroidered.
Hope you have a lovely day.

Loretta Castorini said...

Love your little dainty napkins, and Paragon makes my absolute favourite china! Pretty.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Your pictures are gorgeous!

I love your new teacup set - they may not match but they sure play well together, for sure!


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your teacup and saucer were married beautifully together. It is gorgeous! One of my favourite teacups is also not a 'set' but it looks like it ought to be. Your napkins are really sweet too. Feel free to link up for my tea party if you wish. I am very happy it's the end of April, May is my favourite month.


Pamela Gordon said...

I was so ready for May that I changed all my calendars this morning thinking it was May 1st! I love the pretty teacup and saucer even though they are mismatched. The napkins are all so sweet with their little bouquets on them. It is funny how napkins are found in odd numbers as I've found that as well. It was 70 here again today and sunny which is unseasonably warm. I'm not complaining as it's perfect to me. Enjoy your picnic weather. Pam

Algodão Tão Doce said...

We saw so simple and so beautiful!

Love your visit!


Sherry Hahn said...

Beautiful cup and I love those napkins! Too cute! What a gorgeous rose too. Ours aren't ready yet but they look bushy! Maybe that will translate to a lot of blooms! :)

Marilyn said...

A beautiful teacup even if they don't go together. I don't mind mixing it up when they are so pretty. Lovely napkins too.

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Your photos are always a pleasure to look at. A beatiful cup with the perfect saucer. I think they were meant to be. Love the roses..

Have a great and fun week.


val's alentejo said...

Happy 1st of May Jacqueline.
I love your cup.
I simply love your rose napkins.. are they on your etsy shop..
wish we had things like you do there..second hand stores.
lovely post ..always so light and romantic.
best wishes

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Jacqueline,
Love your new sweet set. They may not have been a match but they sure do look lovely together with that soft pink on the saucer. Darling little napkins too. Everything comes together for a beautiful look as only you can display.
Happy Wednesday, Hugs, CM

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Jacqueline,
Such a lovely post. I love your new cup and I think it is all the more charming that the sweet cup and saucer found each other. They look perfect together.
Your napkins have such beautiful work on them. I wouldn't have been able to resist either one.
Ruthie from:
You take really beautiful pix.

Marlis said...

Love that the cup and saucer mated! They look stunning together. Great find on the linens too. You got a second bloom out of the mini roses! I say plant them in the yard, they are keepers. Have a great day.. we have a blustery 38 right now.. freeze in the morning and then 80 saturday.. Spring! xo marlis

Haworth said...

I love your new cup and saucer, Jacqueline. (They look beautiful together, regardless of what the marks might be!) And those little napkins are so dear... I think they want to be together, too, the way they pick up one another's pink. I hope you were able to have your picnic.

On Crooked Creek said...

LOVE, love, love this cup and saucer, dear friend!!! Although, I doubt they are a true match...they certainly compliment each other well!!!
Those little cocktail napkins are adorable, too!!!
A Patio Tea, hm~m~m... sounds like a wonderful plan!!!

Botanic Bleu said...

A lovely post! Your grocery store rose plant is beautiful and goes so well with your new-found teacup and saucer.


Botanic Bleu said...

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Micupoftea~ said...

Charming- love the hand stitching!

Maggie Ann said...

Jacqueline, your new finds are beautiful! I absolutely love the Paragon cup and saucer. Exquisite! Do you think 'Her Majesty, the Queen' used this pattern? It would seem so. How elegant and true beauty is so relaxing, isn't it?

And thank you for the nice comment about my knitting and tatting. I'm sure you could learn both, really. the tatting is so tiny, you can tuck it in a pocket or purse and have it anywhere you go.

I was browsing the net last night and a tatter said she will fashion a tatting shuttle out of cardboard or plastic if she has time to kill and a bit of thread! Hmmm. =)

Cindy said...

Oooooo, that third photo should grace the cover of a magazine, i can't stop scrolling back up to look at it...


janice15 said...

Your new Tea cup is very pretty..I love the sweet napkins as well..Happy Mother's Day with love Janice

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