Monday, September 23, 2013

A NEW TEA CUP for "Friends Sharing Tea"

Read this my dears, and you will see
how to make a nice cup of tea
take teapot to kettle, not t'other way round
and when you hear that whistling sound
pour a little in the pot
just to make it nice and hot.
Pour that out and put in the tea,
loose or in bags, your choice you see.
One bag for each two cups will do
with one extra bag to make a fine brew
Steep 3-5 minutes then pour a cup.
Then sit right down and drink it up!

Patricia Winchester, Afternoon Tea
from 365 Things Every Tea Lover Should Know

Before it started to rain and hail yesterday, it was a beautiful day. In the afternoon, Hubby and I decided to go for a ride and ended up at a favorite antique mall in Denver.  I found my 2nd Shelley Tea Cup above called "Rosebud".  It was $14.00 which I knew I couldn't pass up!  As you probably know, Shelley's are considered like the "top of the line" teacups.

Who can understand how we could have drought all summer and now so much rain.  There is snow on Pikes Peak today since the rain becomes snow at 14,000 feet. We are enjoying the cooler temperatures and the ability to wear a sweater or light jacket and be very comfortable.

I also am sharing my Dubarry Spode Coffee, Cream and Sugar below that I found earlier in the summer sitting on top my Mother In Law's mirror.  I believe it came from her German parents.

Have you found any new treasures lately?  Perhaps you would like to join my blog party by sharing something you found or anything about tea!   Just link at the bottom and it is nice when you include a link to me on your post!

I am sharing this post with:


Diann said...

That teacup is so pretty! And the teapot is just gorgeous!

Beth said...

Love the vase, tea pot, and new cup! I found a couple of teacups recently and am sharing one today. Thanks for sponsoring!

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Bernideen,
I am just coming from Sandi and saw the wonderful tea cup you gifted her. So its only right, that you found this wonderful new Shelley rosebud tea cup. It matches wonderful to the beautiful Spode set. The warm days are gone here but thankfully we have no snow and not so much rain. This time is the best to have tea in the afternoon. It brightens up the soul when the days get darker. Thank you for sharing this sweet poem, the wonderful setting and for hosting this sweet event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Snap said...

Your new Shelley Rosebud teacup decoration is so dainty. Wonderful find. I haven't been to the thrift shop lately, but I have been feeling the urge! The little 365 Things Every Tea Lover Should Know book is so much fun.

Angela McRae said...

Good grief -- two bargain Shelley teacups in the same year (or lifetime, really)? W-O-W!!!

Michele said...

Just lovely Shelley find - and no, you could not pass that up no way.

I ADORE your new heder, how cute is that?

Been working non-stop to add all my new fall treasures in my shop. Can barely stop for tea - hope I can get our visit to the Ruby Pear done for tomorrow but it isn't looking like it.

Love your posts. Big hugs, my sweet friend.


Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I'm so glad to be back to share tea with you! It has been hard to prepare any tea parties during the summer, but it's nice to be there again! Your teacup is exquisite. How do you drink from it with its lovely scalloped shape?

Joy said...

You did find a treasure! I dream of finding some Shelley china at affordable prices, but so far that dream has not come true. Still dreaming, though!

The Charm of Home said...

Your tea set is beautiful! Thank you for hosting!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh my, what a darling Rosebud teacup, Bernideen! That was quite the bargain too. Your Spode coffee set is a beauty as well. Beautiful setting and china! Thank you for hosting and joining me for tea. Blessings, Sandi

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The Shelley teacup is nice, I like the shape and the rosebuds on it. I see your garden is dressed for autumn; the Mrs. is cute with her hat on.

xinex said...

Beautiful teacup, Bernideen, the teapot is gorgeous also.....Christine

Shane Pollard said...

Hello Bernideen

Thank you for hosting your "Tea with Friends" party with us today.

I went into your linky and did all the steps but for some reason my link is not showing yet - I will wait a few hours before I try it again!
It's a beautiful coffee jug you're showing us today (and I adore that sweet little rosy cup and saucer too)!
I've got a lovely coffee set which belonged to my mother so if it's OK I will show that one day too!

Keep warm by the fire! Ev en though it is Spring here - today is cold, bleak and raining, while yesterday was the opposite - that's fickle Spring for you!


Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
I love your Spode coffee pot and cream and sugar. It is elegant. I also have the same Shelley teacup. I just love pink rose buds with mint green. Thank you for hosting Friends Sharing Tea today. Have a wonderful week! Take care,

Terri said...

Hello Bernideen,
Your friend's having tea time is lovely! That coffee and sugar bowl is gorgeous, as well as your newest Shelley! And what a bargain you got it for. I am happy for you. I have always loved this rosebud pattern with the mint handle. Keep warm and dry : )

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Hi Bernideen! I loved your poem and your new Shelley teacup. The teacup looks beautiful with your MIL's coffee set. Thank you for hosting and enjoy your week. xo

des ailes de papier said...

sublime cette tasse!
belle journée


I can't weait to go to Sandi and check on the teacup you gave her and your Shelley teacup is gorgeous and your Mil's teaset,, Bernideen, you have the eye for tea china! Thank you for your sweet visit and for the lovely tea party. Big hugs,

Anonymous said...

Ah! You did well there, Bernideen, on your Rosebud Shelley find. I think the $44 I once spent on a Shelley was the most I've ever spent on a teacup - but it was the Lily of the Valley pattern that was my dear mother's favorite and a simply must have. Such a lovely pink teatime - perhaps the last gasp of summer pinks that are trading their coats in for Autumn oranges. Lovely Canada cup sported by Sandi today, too - you were sweet to think of her. Such a kind gesture birthed my tea post today . . .

Pamela Gordon said...

Your new teacup is very pretty as is the coffee set. I like anything with roses on it. Have a great week. Blessings, Pamela

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Oh that Shelly Rosebud cup is magnificent and what a bargain. They are usually very expensive. And you have paired it beautifully. Thanks for hosting.

Veronica Roth said...

I'm staring to understand that about Shelly cups; no idea how I ended up with a few. I love the little poem Bernideen and have to have a laugh. The other day Robert, who doesn't drink any tea or coffee or any caffinated anything and never has in his whole life, read out directions for making the perfect cup of tea to me, me, who has been drinking tea since before I could walk! Men! LOL

KathyB. said...

Your teacup is sweet & cheery and a great find ! I love your Spode too. (Would match mine :) )

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I am drooling over that coffee pot it is just beautiful. I have never seen one like that. Love the Shelley, I have the same one. It is a favorite for sure. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

relevanttealeaf said...

Bernideen, your Shelley rosebud teacup is beautiful! It was just waiting for you to come along and take it to your home! And what a bargain! Love your Spode coffee, sugar and creamer too. Lovely tea vignettes. ~ Phyllis

Marilyn Miller said...

Love the poem.
What a lucky find in that Shelley teacup.
Beautiful tea/coffee pot.
I think I need to share my most recent find tomorrow.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

What a pretty find!

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog and am quite smitten with it!
I am wondering if the antique mall you are speaking of is the Brass Armadillo? I Love that place!

Tea in the Library said...

Wow! What a bargain. Love the fluted cups. Very delight post. Visiting from Lavender Garden Cottage.

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

Bernideen, I love the teacup and the teapot. Absolutely gorgeous! I didn't know that about Shelley. Never even heard of it. Yes, I am a tea illiterate. lol! We have had some crazy rain here too. Thanks for sharing with SYC.