Tuesday, September 1, 2015

YE DAINTEE LADY TEAPOT for "Tea In The Garden"

For the last few years I have looked and looked for a special teapot.  I had seen these teapots on ebay for huge prices and had researched them with interest.  I have been gone for 11 days on a trip to Virginia because of the passing of my step Father, Roger Ian Buchanan.  His funeral was a wonderful tribute and the Pastor did a lovely service. 

Of course, most of the time from this trip was spent driving.  On the way back we saw a sign about an antique mall in downtown South Charleston, West Virginia and we got off the 
interstate for about an hour where there were 2 malls side by side. I will tell you I thought West Virginia was so beautiful.
This is what I found at the Mound Antique Mall:

As we headed west, we stopped in Missouri again to see my son and his family overnight and we stayed a few days.  After we left Columbia, Missouri, we passed through Kansas City on the trip homeward and we stopped at the Brass Armadillo.  That is where I found these darling linens in a really sweet booth and also the little girl figurine and the rose cup and saucer.  If anyone collects Beatrix Potter Figurines - there is a whole shelf full there in one of the glass cases at really good prices.
 I bought none since I have some and don't need more.

 And now for the garden:
While I was gone, my wild asters began to bloom! 
 I dug these up years ago out in the Black Forest and I
 they have done well.

This is a darling pillowcase I found which I plan to
 use to make a purse with the cloth below it:

I am posting late because I just got home last night.


  1. My deepest condolences for the loss of your step father, Bernideen.

    I'm glad that your quest for the special lady teapot has been finally fulfilled! Your pretty new teapot matches your linens perfectly.

  2. Hi Bernideen,
    I am so sorry for your loss. You must be tired from your trip. You have traveled a long way and it's nice that you were able to spend some time visiting your son and his family. So lovely you found the teapot. It really is sweet and I love the colour of it. Your linens are lovely too and the chintz teacup is simply gorgeous. What a pretty setting there in your garden. I miss having flowers around me. You have a dear spot to set up a tea table and it must bring you great joy whenever you go out there. Thanks for sharing all your pretties and joining me for tea. Rest up, my friend.


  3. So sorry for the lose of your step Father! I'm glad you had a safe trip! The lady teapot is lovely and so glad you found it. When you mentioned Brass Armadillo I have also visited the very one. It is large but always has interesting pieces.
    Please, come take a peek at my Lemon Zest post this week!
    Have a great week!


  4. Everything is so charming - love love love the teapot - and of course the linens are perfect - and they are my favorite type.

    We know that Antique Mall in Charleston, WV - our son and his family live nearby in Kenova, WV. We fly to go visit them so are limited in what we can bring back - though that doesn't always stop us. LOL

    Your tea is so beautiful - it would be a pleasure to sit and have tea with you.

  5. Hi Bernideen, Your new teapot is stunning. I've never seen one like it. The flowers on your table - and in your garden - are really beautiful! Love your vintage linens too.

  6. I love your darling teapot! So sweet along with your lovely linens. A true summer time tea! Your wild asters are beautiful! I have pink asters in my garden but their buds are small so will be a while yet before they bloom!

  7. Dear Bernideen - I am so truly sorry for the passing of your FIL. I hope your husband and you both are doing ok. It's so difficult to say goodbye to a loved one!

    Your new treasures are so perfect for you - and again your garden tea spot is so amazing.

    Big hugs.

  8. I'm so sorry about the loss of your step father, Bernideen. My prayers are with you, my friend.
    What lovely finds your purchased on your drive home...the teapot is the most darling ever, and those linens are so pretty. Your bouquet of flowers are stunning, and of course your garden makes the perfect picture of a cottage garden.
    Thanks for hosting and I hope you have a restful week.

  9. Sorry for the loss of your step-father. The teapot you found is very nice! I really like the linen!

  10. I am sorry to hear about your loss Bernideen. I will be praying for your family. Lovely tea time! As I said on FB I have had several, but I like your blue Ladyee the best! Blessings and comfort to you. Thanks for hosting and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea.

  11. Sorry for your loss, Bernideen, I know this will be a hard time for your family. The tea pot is so cute and I'm glad you finally found the one you were looking for. XOXO

  12. I adore all your new found treasures. I love seeing embroidered pieces form another time. Beautiful. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  13. Such a pretty find. A unique tea pot for certain. You have a way of creating the most beautiiful of tea tables.

    I am sorry for your family's recent loss. Comfort to all who will miss him.

  14. I am so sorry to hear about your father's passing, Bernideen. May you know the Lord's comforts as you mourn. I suppose a little teatime does lift the spirit--and a traipse through an antiques mall or two certainly helps. You brought home some lovely treasures. What a great lady pot--and the linens are so pretty. Love the little girl motif. Your little lady is very similar in cast to one I have--she's all yellow with gold trim but exactly the same shape and face. Interesting. I'm sharing about the teacup exchange I'm participating in this month--so excited!

  15. I'm so sorry about the loss of your step father and I'm so jealous.. I want that teapot too.. and Ive looked on ebay as well they are very expensive.. they are just beautiful.. your very lucky.. love all the linens.. Happy September Bernideen with love Janice

  16. So sorry for your lose. Sending a hug!
    What amazing finds along the way. Love the teapot.

  17. So sorry for your loss, Bernideen. May he rest in peace. On another note, I love your southern tea things, just lovely!...Christine

  18. Dear Bernideen, I'm sorry about your step-father's passing. Glad you've returned home safely from the funeral, and glad you found some lovely purchases on your way back home. Your new teapot is beautiful, as well as the linens. ~ Phyllis

  19. Hi Bernideen,
    Condolences to you and your family. I must apologize for linking up so late this week and missing last week. I have been spending less and less time on blogging. My mother is not well and I have been seeing my darling grand daughter as much as possible. My.... Your beautiful blue lady teapot is just gorgeous! Oh how I would love one of those. I love the vintage lady linens and your teacups today! Are you feeling a little sad to part with our lovely shop? Life is so challenging at times. Happy Tea Day Sweet Bernideen and Thank you for hosting Tea Time. Blessings! Karen

  20. So sorry for your loss, Bernideen. Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely tea things with us. I got a momentary flare of excitement over the Beatrix Potter figurines, until I talked sense to myself, saying I have enough Potter stuff!

  21. So pretty! I love the antique linens!!! The pillowcase beauties are so nice. You've made me want to go through some of my linens and also get out and find more! Thanks for such a beautiful tea. Lovely.


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