Wednesday, June 1, 2011

LATE FOR ONE AND EARLY FOR THE OTHER! Tea Time Tuesday and Teacup Thursday

This weekend was Memorial Day but also Territory Days in Historic Old Colorado City - that means 100,000 people came here to Territory Days which was sort of a street carnival with western flair!  It was very busy all weekend until Monday night!  I am so confused about what day it is!  Anyway....I am now into Wednesday night and doing my Tuesday post for Tea Time Tuesday with Sandi and since I found a couple new cups and saucers at an Antique Mall recently...I  am joining other friends at Miss Spenser's Blog

Not everything pictured was from my antiquing venture but the crochet tablecloth, 2 cups and saucers, tea strainer and set of 4 violet butterfly dishes were!

The English Bone China cup and saucer look like Clematis flowers to me. What do you think?

This cup and saucer are from the roses!

I was drawn to these little violet butterfly dishes from Japan!  I love them - probably from the l950's.

Lastly, I found a Sheffield Silverplate Tea Strainer which was patented in 1917 and I think my friend Nancy Reppert has a similar one like this!  It says Lake Champlain so it must have been a tourist item years ago....

I hope you enjoyed my treasurers!


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I did enjoy your treasures, Bernideen. The tea cups are both very pretty and I couldn't choose a favourite. Those butterflies are so pretty. I always love a crocheted tablecloth and the tea strainer is a real find! You did well with your treasures and thank you for sharing them with Tea Time.


Unknown said...

All the cups are amazing but the Austria one with pink roses really intrigued me as I have a collection of dishes that looks very similar. I have many saucers and no cups to go with the set (plates, salad plates, bone dishes, platters, covered dishes etc) despite searching I have found doesn't look exactly like it but close enough. Neat!!

Martha said...

Lovely treasures all -- and I do think those flowers are clematis as well!!!

Isn't it fun to find treasures!

Lady Linda said...

Bernideen....oh so pretty pretty pretty! Can I come over and play? So enjoy your posts. No more snow for you, I hope!!
Love, Lady Linda

Angela McRae said...

Oh, how I do love that Austrian teacup. GORGEOUS! And I have never seen anything like those wonderful butterfly shaped dishes or that old tea strainer. The other teacup is beautiful as well. Thanks for educating my "collector's eye" today!

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

Amazing the unique!