Monday, April 13, 2015

A PASSION FOR PANSIES for "Friends Sharing Tea"

I've never met anyone who didn't like pansies.

Every spring I look forward to their arrival and
 I'm quite sure you do too!

Today is "Friends Sharing Tea" and I am glad you
 joined me as I am sharing a few Pansy teatime things.

This is one of the Afternoon Tea Trays my 
 had made for me:

I love tea strainers and different gadgets
 and find them entertaining!

These two teapots are newer from China.  I have never found a vintage English one yet. I gravitate to vintage things. I love the look of something old, worn and I never let crazing stop me.  Do you know what crazing is?  All those tiny crackling marks on a really old teapot are crazing.  It means it was loved!  

These two cups and saucers are English:

I would like to thank each of you who participate in my blog party.  I recently realized that sometimes I have left comments on participants blogs but clicked the "sign out" button at the end so you never got the comment.  I guess it is not good to leave comments when one is tired and not so alert.

I also share at other parties:

Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Home Sweet Home
Sandi at Tea Time Tuesday will not be having her party this week due to a death in her family.  Please keep her in our prayers.


Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Bernideen...I agree! You can never have too many pansies! They are just so cheerful! Your display is full of the joy of spring! Thanks so much for hosting, and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Margie said...

My love of purple makes me partial to pansies! I also love the porcelain strainers--they look so elegant!

Anonymous said...

Hi Bernideen and thank you for hosting. I adore your pansy collectibles. Here in Georgia, we plant pansies in October and they bloom all winter into May before the heat gets too hot.

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I dearly LOVE pansies. My grandmother loved them, too, and said they looked like happy little faces that welcomed her into the garden when she went out. Your pieces are amazing and beautiful.

I wish you could see my friend Ruth's collection of teapots. She has two that have beautiful pansies on them and I am pretty sure one of them is quite old. I believe it was one her mother had.

Happy week to you! xo Diana

Angela McRae said...

Oh, so glad I could "get on" this time! Last few times I tried to access your blog, I kept getting an error message for some odd reason (never happened before, so maybe it was a glitch with my computer?) ... At any rate, I'd hate to miss out on these beautiful pansies. Now you've set me on a mission to be on the lookout for vintage English pansy teapots!

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

Such a pretty post with all of the pansies. Can you believe this is the first year I've ever planted them? I love looking at their purple velvety petals. You have quite a collection of pansy tea ware. I too am always on the lookout for vintage English teapots. I really like your porcelain strainer. It matches so well with the teacup.
Thank you for hosting and enjoy your week! ~Nora

Martha's Favorites said...

Next to roses, pansies are my favorite flowers. I love the vintage tea cups you have collected. Your post is just perfect this week. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Martha

Beth in NEPA said...

Pansies are the BEST! Their sweet "faces" always cheer me up. I will be adding some to my garden soon. I "think" we are past the worst cold. And they don't seem to mind a little chill in the air. Your tea things are WONDERFUL.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I enjoyed seeing your pansie tea today, Bernideen. I was on the same line of thinking and shared a pansie tea, too. I so love your tiered trays that your sweetie makes for you. They are beautiful! Thank you for hosting your lovely party with us.

Carolyn said...

Hi Bernideen,
I love your pansy theme tea and I am looking forward to pansies in the garden again too.

Thank you for hosting,

Marilyn Miller said...

I do love all your pansies. It is like visiting your garden in springtime. Beautiful!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Your pansy's are so pretty and you have a wonderful collection. Thanks so much for sharing them with us. Your husband did a terrific job on your tiered trays.
Have a wonderful week,

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
I do love pansies too and have bought some for my front door planters. I especially like the miniature ones. Your collection of pansy china is gorgeous! Thank you for making me feel better about my newest Bridesmaid Rose teacups. I actually spent more on the second one. Now that the Canadian exchange rate is not good I must stop buying...but, do you ever see the tea plates for Bridesmaid Rose? Please let me know if you do. How I wish I could visit your shop. Thank you for hosting Tuesday Tea Time. Happy Tea Day! Karen

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Bernideen,
I am back again for the tea parties. Your Pansy themed tea is wonderful. I love Pansys also and you have a sweet collection of nice items with this flowers. Thank you for sharing them with us. And thanks for hosting this charming tea party. Wish you a spring fuill of Pansies.
Best greetings, Johanna

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

It is pansy heaven at your tea gathering today Bernideen. I was enjoy all the china and linens you have to celebrate various flowers.
Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

The Charm of Home said...

Thank you for hosting! Your teapots are gorgeous!

Rhondi said...

I love pansies. They are like little faces smiling in the garden.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Beautiful, Bernideen. xoox

sandy said...

Everything is beautiful, Bernideen! And as I wrote your name, the song, "Oh, Bernideen" popped into my head! OK back to your post...Love it all! My grandmother had a pansie garden so they have always been a favorite of mine, reminding me of her. I also love the way you put the doily on the footed plate with the flowers hanging over it. I' m going to have to try that!. So pretty! Praying for Sandie.

Jean | said...

Bernideen, had to laugh when I read your "I recently realized that sometimes I have left comments on participants blogs but clicked the 'sign out' button at the end so you never got the comment. I guess it is not good to leave comments when one is tired and not so alert." I've done that many times! Love your pansies.

Jean | said...

Bernideen, if you want to remove my link, I understand completely. It's not strictly about tea, but it does mention my lifelong obsession with tea (the beverage and the occasion).

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Oh my Bernideen, what an amazing collection of china. The pansies are gorgeous. I do love those gorgeous little flowers. They are a true sign of spring.

What a talented and sweet hubby. The trays are spectacular.

Happy Sunday.