Monday, February 8, 2016


A few weeks ago, I took some photos of teapots and cups and saucers lined up on my buffet in the kitchen a lot like this:  



The truth is I had no choice because
Things were lined up for a reason
My husband has been packing them for weeks!
Yes, we are moving.
In fact, as you read this –

These items are waiting in Missouri to be “unpacked”.

Yes, my husband is the one who does the wrapping
 and packing into the boxes.  He is good at it.  I am terrible
 and obviously - these treasures are very breakable.  My job is to I type the labels for every box identifying what is in
 the box and what room
 it should be taken to in our Missouri home.

I wouldn't wish this job on anyone but
 let's face it, it doesn't do any good to gripe so we just have to 
"Keep Calm and Carry On"!

One of my jobs was to carry these things up from the basement.
  Yes, I will do whatever it takes!

I am excited to be moving to Missouri
to be near our son and family!

I think this quote says it well:

I hope you can join me today for my BTTCG Blog Party! 
 See the instructions below to link and kindly
 put a link on your lovely post to this one please!
I am also sharing at:
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Tea Cup Tuesday
No Place Like Home
The Art of Homemaking Mondays
Roses of Inspiration
Let's Talk Vintage
Home Sweet Home
Share Your Cup Thursday
Vintage Charm
This party will close at 6:00 PM Mountain Time on 2/12 


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Bernideen, you have been a busy bee! It's no fun moving. I've done it more than a dozen times with another one coming up in the near future. I know you will be very happy in your new home close to your loved ones. I love the teapot and cups with the birds on them. They're very sweet! Thanks so much for hosting during this busy transition and also for joining me too. Have a wonderful day, my friend.


Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

H does most of the packing away on my seasonal item because he is does a much better job than me! I love your lady tea pots...I haven't seen any like them before. I am going to keep my eyes open for one! hugs....

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Oh Bernideen, it makes me so happy every time I read "in our Missouri home"! Yay, so glad you're moving here! Can't wait to meet you! :)
Oh, and your birdie teaset is just precious!
Talk to you soon,

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Oh I forgot to thank you for hosting such a lovely party!

Michele said...

Oh, my word - I cannot even imagine how much precious china you need/neededto pack up for the move. Yikes. Well the images you shared with us are amazing - I adore your birdie tea set! :-) But I can't lie, it's all gorgeous!

If you think of it, please send me your new address via email so I can update my addy for you. When are you officially all there then?

Good luck with all of this - it's such hard work but going to be so awesome when you are closer to missed loved ones! Children stay little for half a second, glad you will be a part of things. ♥♥♥

organicgardendreams said...

Dear Bernideen, I can imagine packing up all your delicate china is quite a task, but how wonderful that your husband is good at it. I wish you the best of luck that everything arrives in Missouri the way it went into the box! Thanks for hosting your blog party!
Warm regards,

Martha said...

What lovely treasures. I am excited that you will soon be in Missouri! Perhaps we can have tea together!

Antiques And Teacups said...

I hope your move goes husband is our packer too...whether for a move or the business. He could always see how to get the most in the smallest space...good thing, as we have moved several times! Hope this is a last one for you...I always like moving...a chance to reorganize! I know you'll have fun with that. Lovely treasures! Look forward to seeing them in your new home! Thanks for hosting, and for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Mrs.T said...

What a huge job to pack all of those lovely fragile things! I love the teacups with the birds on them. Beautiful!

Jean | said...

Bernideen, how wonderful that you have a good, reliable packer for all your lovely things! I hope you will both be very happy in your new home. Thanks for hosting. I've posted a treat that goes beautifully with a nice cuppa tea on a cold winter's day.

Daniela said...

Thank you for hosting me, my dear friend !
That's the first time I share a post of mine here, actually I follow you for such a short time and I'm so overjoyed to be here, truly !

I don't envy your husband in his work, he's certainly much patient, I wonder the care he put in trying to preserve all those treasures you have to carry with you !
May your week be filled with joy, good work to both of you
Sending love and hugs to you

P.S. Actually I cannot find my avatar amongst your followers, maybe something has gone wrong and it's better for me do everything again :) !

Vee said...

What lovely treasures you have! The very best one is, of course, the one who does such careful packing. Such a big job for you both!

Annas Nadelbuch said...

It is always a joy for me to visit your blog and participate in your interesting link party. I've read you will move to Missouri, near by your loved son , I can very well understand. Moving is really connected with a lot of work, wish you good luck with all,
dear Bernideen. Thank you for sharing todays link party !
Greetings from Germany

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I am just so happy for you and your hubby, Bernideen, that you will be near your son and his family! Best of luck with your move to Missouri and I look forward to seeing your beautiful new home.

Kim said...

How exciting for you to be moving closer to your son and his family. Oh my goodness you will be busy unpacking all those lovely china pretties in your new home. Thank you for hosting this lovely party.

Snap said...

You are busy and a did a blog post, too! I'm very happy for you ... moving closer to family and taking all your treasures with you. Lucky girl!

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

I can't imagine there's anything nice about packing years worth of items. It does seem like you are happy to be moving and that is a good thing. It will seem like treasures when you open them up in Missouri. Thanks for the party...

Thelma said...

What lovely dishes you have. Good luck in moving these previous items. Thanks for hosting another great party.

Szara Sowa said...

I wish You the happy move. A lot of luck in the new house in Missouri.

Beth said...

Enjoy your new home, Bernideen, and congratulations!

Unknown said...

Nothing so exciting as a move to a new place and yet nothing so nerve wracking as a move to a new place....We are the same here - hubby packs everything and I label but I don't have such a beautiful collection! Thanks so much for all you do!

Margie said...

I hope that your tea pretties made it safely to Missouri. Best of luck with the big move! I look forward to seeing your gorgeous teawares displayed in your new tea room! Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful Valentine week!

Angela McRae said...

I like to imagine all your teapots talking with one another during the move. Those figural ones, especially, have such personality, I imagine they are a lively bunch!

Carrie said...

Hi Bernideen! Wow, so many beautiful things! I don't think I have seen those lady teapots cool. I can understand while you put your husband in charge of packing them--I would be so nervous! Good luck with the move--how exciting!!

Jocelyne said...

I'm sorry you're leaving our beautiful State of Colorado! But I am also happy for you to be moving to be near to your son and grandchildren. I'll be looking forward to your posts about your new Missouri home! Your Antique Market Friend ~ Jocelyne

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What lovely treasures you have. My husband also does the packing up when needed. A million years ago we owned an antique store in Northern California and he was always the best at careful packing. I'm sure your treasures will enjoy their new home. I really like the tea set with birds on it.

Beth in NEPA said...

I don't envy you the packing and packing but I know you will be so happy in your new home. We moved many times during our Navy years but the movers always did the work..... our past move was a big one and we did it all. I know how much work it is. Especially when you have so many treasures to Protect. Thinking of you!!!!

Lady Linda said...

I do not know how you can move and keep all this together dear friend! MY prayers are with you!! I love all you teapots. I always thought I would be able to visit you some day in Colorado, but now you are going to be so far away....

Marilyn Miller said...

Good luck with the move! Though moving is alot of work, it is also very exciting. New starts and adventures await.


Congrats for the new house and many blessings.
Thank you so much for hosting even though you are so busy packing and packing. Your visits always make my dear sweet friend.
Beautiful dishes, thank you for sharing such loveliness.
Have a happy Valentine's.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Just found you...what a sweet party! I love your precious teapots! How exciting to be going on an adventure in moving. Many blessings!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Oh, Bernideen, what a job, but it is a labor of love for you and how nice that you will be close to your family..Happy Tuesday..Judy

The Charm of Home said...

What a beautiful teapot and cups with the birds on it! Thanks for hosting and have a lovely Valentine's weekend!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Hello Bernideen,

I can't even think about moving. Just my china collection alone would be a tremendous task. I am very happy for you and your family. I am sure this is an exciting time for you. Enjoy this new phase in your life and happy Valntine's day.


Anonymous said...

How fortunate to have someone pack your lovely delicate items with such care. All the lady figurines are happy to go to Missouri with you. The move will be worth all your effort. Best wishes, Jill

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
I am so sorry that I am late to link up again. Today I planned to link up but had a bad fever and aches. I am feeling a little better so here I am. Oh my I adore your teapots! The little musical McClurg Japanese teapot is my so adorable. I have one too as you know but mine has no music box. My favs are the two crinoline ladies! Swoon!!! I have been searching but they are all too costly. I actually saw the Japanese teapot on e-bay for $279.00. And the pink and blue crinoline ladies are much more!! I can't wait to see pics of your new home in Missouri! Soo exciting! Just take one box at a time Dear Bernideen! And be careful of those marked Fragile with all of your treasures inside. Thank you for hosting such a lovely party! So many visiting today! Karen

Two Cottages And Tea said...

You have so many beautiful teapots and cups! I hope they all get to your new home in one piece! Lucky you to have your hubby pack it all safely and to be able to trust him to do it! I am looking forward to seeing your beautiful china in your new home! Take care and may God bless you in your new home!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Bernideen, your lovely teapots and cups and saucers need tender loving care. My husband is a terrific packer as well. Good luck with the move. That is a monumental task. ♥

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

I'm doing a big sort out here of everything - what to keep and what to give to Hospice.
So I can understand how time consuming your packing up must be.
Will you still have your shop in Missouri?
Thank you for hosting Bernideen.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Oh sweetie, I am always in awe of your amazing teapots! At our home it would be the other way around. I am the good packer. :) If hubby had to pack he would have probably packed it to the nearest thrift. lol! No, he's not really that mean! I'm excited for your new beginning. Wonderful to be near your son's family!! And decorating your new home will be a fun adventure as well. Thanks for sharing with SYC, and for hosting.

Parsimonious Perfection said...

How fortunate to be moving closer to family, such an adventure! You have such a beautiful collection of treasures, thank you for sharing them!

Art and Sand said...

Well, I don't envy you the actual move - I hope to never do it again. But, I wish you well and how fun to be living near your son.

Thanks for Sharing Your Cup!

Diana said...

Your teapots are simply gorgeous, Bernideen. I especially love the ones that have gals as the lids; they make me smile. Thanks so much for linking up with Vintage Charm, and we wish you the best in your move to Missouri!