Tuesday, June 2, 2015


About 4 years ago I was doing a post for this blog and accidentally dropped my Alice In Wonderland English Teapot.  The right side edge where it was scalloped was chipped off.  I did something that I know I shouldn't do.  I moved the teapot on a warmer on a tray without lifting it off first.   Crash!  It sat down in the basement until recently when it was called to my attention that the "Doll Doctor" Marilyn could fix it since she was a porcelain artist.  I am so excited to share my repaired teapot today for "Friends Sharing Tea".

As you can see you hardly would know it had a big piece missing all along the upper right rim of the teapot.  I thought she did a wonderful job.  Please pour yourself some tea and enjoy one of the cinnamon rolls.  

I am also letting you know that I hope to begin "Tea In The Garden" by next week.  This week it is finally warm here in Colorado Springs.   We set a new record for rainfall in Colorado as it rained at least 25+ days.  That meant there is lots of snow on top of Pikes Peak.  I hope by next week the garden will bloom for our blog party.

I am also sharing a wonderful book (now produced by Benjamin Press).  This is an older copy so expect a different looking cover on a new one.  There are lots of tea party ideas for children in this book by Dawn Hylton Gottlier and Diane Sedo.

I hope you can join my blog party today by posting something tea related.  Just link at the bottom.

I am also sharing with these parties:
Mosaic Monday


Carolyn said...

Hi Bernideen,
I am glad you were able to get your pretty Mad Hatter's Teapot fixed in time for a lovely themed tea.

Thank you for hosting!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Bernideen.So happy you could get your teapot fixed!Awesome! Your teacups and characters are so cute! We really needed the snow but didn't get much. Have a wonderful week, thanks for hosting and thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Bernideen,
Happy June! I'm sure your garden will be in bloom by next week. It's been quite cool here lately and I can't wait for the warm weather to return. Marilyn did a fabulous job mending your teapot! One would never know it had taken a tumble. Those cinnamon buns look wonderful and all those little figurines look so cute standing in the teacups. A charming tea table as always! Thank you for joining me for tea and enjoy your lovely weather.


kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I know you're thankful that your beautiful teapot is fixed, and what an excellent job Marilyn did. I'd love to share a cup of tea and a cinnamon roll with you, Bernideen.
We had record rainfall in Texas for the month of May, also. We are enjoying sunny skies now, though. Thank you for hosting your lovely party.

Marilyn Miller said...

Oh I love your Mad Hatter tea things including the repaired teapot. My mind is thinking a doing a Mad Hatter tea party for my grandson in my garden this summer. Thanks for mentioning the book, now I must pull it out to get inspired.

NanaDiana said...

Oh- what a wonderful repair! That is just amazing!!!! I love that teapot and this whole post! xo Diana

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

Hi Bernideen,
Glad you are finally experiencing a bit of spring. I'm looking forward to your upcoming "Tea in the Garden" posts. Good news that your teapot was repaired. All of our teawares are so delicate. I've always wanted to do an Alice in Wonderland themed tea. I like the characters in your cups and the book recommendation.
Thanks for hosting,

relevanttealeaf said...

Alice in Wonderland is such a fun theme for a tea party. Glad your teapot was repaired to 'good as new' status.

GranthamLynn said...

Oh I am sorry you broke your teapot. But glad you got if fixed.
I enjoyed this post and party. Thanks for sharing.
Have a Wonderful Wednesday.

Margie said...

So glad to see that you were able to repair your Mad Hatter teapot--it looks as good as new! Thanks for hosting Friends Sharing Tea and I look forward to the start of Tea in the Garden!

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

I love your Mad Hatter tea party! I hope you will have your garden up and blooming soon...I always look forward to see it! Thanks for having a party for us this week...hugs..

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I thought of you today Bernideen when I was in the Royal Doulton store and saw a good sized bunny mug. I've looked very closely at your repaired teapot and cannot see anything - how lucky to have it whole again.
Happy Tea Day and thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.


I love your Alice in Wonderland teapot and dishes. You were lucky you had Marilyn, as I a friend of hubby's who is so good at mending porcelain, because I just recently had a little accident and broke the feet of my Meissen 1900's two tier server and hubby would have killed me, we kept it a secret, lol!
Thanks for the lovely party dear Bernideen.

Weaver Crowley said...

Isn't the idea of teatime with Alice wonderful. I own that book myself. I couldn't resist it. Thanks for hosting Bernideen.


Martha's Favorites said...

I would have never guessed that the tea pot has been repaired. It looks like new. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Zaa said...

OMG Bernideen..What a gift to be able to fix your sweet teapot...especially since you have such a darling set...I'd love to share an Alice Teatime with you and those cinnamon buns YUMMY. You sure know how to set a table for teatime...I Love it ...Hugs

Carrie said...

Hi Bernideen! I'm so glad you found someone to fix your teapot! It is a cutie, and this post is terrific! I actually found that book in my local library a couple of years ago and really enjoyed looking through it. I'm looking forward to seeing your garden again soon!

xinex said...

Such a pretty teapot, glad it's fixed.....Christine

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Bernideen, so glad you could get your teapot repaired so beautifully! It would have been a sad loss, I'm sure. Glad, too, your weather is warming up. I'll be getting the back garden shaped up next week in preparation for the season's first tea party in the gazebo. I'm going to use today's recipe link, cutting the chicken and everything finer and putting it in either puff pastry cups or little cream puffs.