Monday, May 5, 2014


Welcome to Friends Sharing Tea and a lovely spring time day.  You know that spring is finally arriving when you see some bugs flying about and some birds chasing them.  That seems to be happening today.  I hope that by next week I can begin my weekly "Tea In The Garden" for the rest of the spring through fall.  I hope you can join next week by posting something on your blog where pictures are taken on your patio, sun room or garden! 

For today I am still inside the house and sharing a new English bone china, Salisbury hand painted cup and saucer in the middle above and the same in the collage top left below:

Lately I have been attracted to these figurines as well.  There are many kinds "out there",  but I am drawn to the glazed, Japanese whimsical ones.  These are occupied Japan which means 1945 to 1952.  I walk away from the unglazed ones.  I have no idea why and not the blue and white Italian ones either.  Weird - of course!

Do pour yourself a cup of tea from my Sadler Teapot and let's chat about some of the recipes in these wonderful tea books.

The words Salisbury, Rosina, Shelley, Royal Albert, Foley, Tuscan, Victoria, Royal Standard,  Royal Minister, Royal Vale, Roslyn, Royal Grafton, Staffordshire, Clarence, Queen Anne, Hammersley, Regency, Queen's, Jason, Aynsley,  Taylor & Kent, Paragon, Royal Chelsea, Royal Stafford, Royal Victoria,  Ardalt, Colclough,  etc are music to my ears!

If you would love to join me below and link  A TEA RELATED post from your blog to mine - that would be lovely!

I hope you have a lovely week and do take time for a cup of tea!
I will also be sharing this post with other blog parties:


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Bernideen
I'm first to link up this week; Wow! I was busy in the kitchen and decided to stop what I was doing and check my blog and saw that you had linked up, so here I am! You have so many pretty teacups! I have always liked figurines but I have gotten rid of most of mine as I don't have room to display them in our smaller home. We down-sized a lot when we moved here. Your tea table is totally charming! Thanks for hosting and joining me for tea.


Vee said...

Good to know that the weather is shaping up and that you'll be heading out of doors for your tea parties soon. I'm afraid that we have yet to catch up to "normal," but I would so love to play and create a beautiful tea out of doors. Some day! I keep saying that, but it is true! Some day it will happen.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I love how you placed the teapot on the cake stand! xoxo

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

I would love to have a cup of tea with you and browse thru your recipe book....we could have a lovely afternoon! Hugs, Penny

ellen b. said...

I thought the same thing as Butterfly 8. I like the idea of putting a teapot on the cake stand.

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
Your china and figurines are exquisite today. I am really looking forward to your outdoor tea times. The weather is a little better today but still chilly. Hopefully soon! Have a wonderful week! Karen

Deborah Montgomery said...

I love your header Bernideen, esp. that floral arrangement on the right. I have the same tea time book! Your teapot is lovely, Thanks for hosting!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for the party!! I linked up part of my tea cup collection.....

Beautiful post with stunning pieces!!


Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Bernideen,
the new teacup is beautiful. Its a promise for spring, which will come to you hopefully soon. We have already spring and so I set my table in the garden today. Your figurines are lovely, too. The colorful ones are so pretty with your china. Thank you for sharing this beautiful tea time and for hosting this sweet event.
best greetings, Johanna

Beth in NEPA said...

I am going to "steal" the idea of putting the tea pot on the cake stand. What a great way to give it the importance it deserves.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A nice tea table this week and I like the lady and little girl figurines, guess we all have our quirks about what we like for a finished product. (I prefer glazed too) Your teacups are pretty, and let's hope by next week we can take them outside for tea again.

Kathy said...

Hello Bernideen, I've seen that cookbook at our library - it's quite good. Your figurines are sweet - they make me think of Dutch maidens. Lovely tea - I do appreciate you hosting and sharing,

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a lovely blog you have. I've enjoyed browsing through several posts. I have several vintage figurines from my childhood, I started collecting them way back when!! Yours are very pretty!

Thank you for your kind comment about our Disney Tea Time!


Cindy said...

A favourite of mine is to turn pages in a tea magazine or cook book, next time I'll think of you as I do it. What wonderful China Figurines you have, such lovely little bits to look at. I'll be happier once the weather is as well. I've enjoyed taking tea with you today my friend and I must join in with Kathy some day.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Bernideen: I love figurines as well. Yours are so cute as are your tea cups today. Always a pleasure to visit your blog. Have a wonderful Mother's Day! Hugs, Martha

The Charm of Home said...

I love the teacups with the cottages on them. I do think it is time to have tea in the garden! I can't wait to get out there. The roses are full of blooms.

Terri said...

Hello Bernideen,
I love your tea time! The books, figurines, tea pot and china are all lovely! First off, I have the very same tea pot! I found it at our local good will last year. It looks great with your setting. The tea cups are beautiful, a very nice mix. The figurines you collect are the very same style I love too! There is something about the paint and glaze that really catches my eye. Thank you for sharing such a interesting tea time.

Rosemary and Thyme said...

I always enjoy looking at your pretty tea time tables. You are so creative. Your collection of tea pots and tea cups is spectacular. Thanks for hosting each week and have a wonderful Mother's DAy.


Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hi Bernideen,
Your sweet figurines go so well with tea time! Such a pretty setting with your lovely teacups and teapot! I don't know about a outdoor tea, here. We can't even get to 50 degrees yet! A very cold spring, but at least the snow is almost gone! Thank you for hosting and I am looking forward to your garden tea's!

Carolyn said...

Another pretty tea! The recipe book looks very interesting as well.

Thank you for hosting,

Anonymous said...

Hi Bernideen! Love collection those little figurines, too. I do have some unglazed, though. I like to pose them in scenes and make up whimsical stories with them. Usually a summer fun thing for teatime - will have something coming up on that score soon. Lovely images - looking forward to your yard this year!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Hi Bernideen, I love your darling figurines and of course, your pretty tea setting. I wish I could share a cup of tea with you in person! Thank you so much for hosting and Happy Mother's Day.


Your teacups are just gorgeous Bernideen, what a lovely collection you have, as well as the teapots! Your figurines are simply Darling too! Thank you for having us for tea!
Hope you have a lovely Mother's Day ahead.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Those figurines are absolutely adorable and they seem to have an interesting history. As usual you had your best teacups out for us!

Aida said...

I love all your collections, tea cups, figurines and the tea pot. How gorgeous was that. I would love to link up to your tea party. Thank you Bernideen for hosting and for your kind visit. Looking forward to some fabulous tea parties. Hope you have a good weekend.


Kimberly said...

I love the Tea Time Cookbook. GREAT recipes!!! It's one of my (many) favorites!

Linda said...

Hi Bernideen!
LOVE that Sadler teapot - I have the same pattern! I don't believe mine has ever been used but that will soon change as I will be using it at fundraiser tea for breast cancer research. I can't think of a better reason to christen it! I also have the same tea book and a similar glass cake stand! Lol It seems we have many things in common!!! :-) Happy Mother's Day!
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Kathy said...

Love these charming figurines! I am delighted that you shared with A Return to Loveliness,

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

The figurines are darling and your teas are always so gorgeous! I see that you went from Spring back to Winter. I feel for ya girl! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Angela McRae said...

Love the new cup and saucer, and I also love the pretty embossed design on the background of your Sadler teapot ... don't think I've ever seen one like that before!