Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Where the tea things are....

It has been along time since I had a tea inspired post and joined all the lovely tea parties in blog land...I still have not had time for a quiet cup of tea but thought I would show you where I keep my small tea things collection and family treasures...
The china cabinet was gifted to my by my MIL and one day I will decide what color I want to paint it (it will receive new hardware at that point)

On the top shelve I display part of my Homer Laughlin set of dishes...And the lovely china cats that belonged to my Grandmother whom passed when I was 11yrs old...My Grandfather knowing how much I love her cat collection saved these and presented them to me for my 21st Birthday, he inscribed the bottom of the cats from both himself and my grandmother...

Middle shelf starting on the left...
My Disney's Alice in Wonderland Teapot...The set of 3 orphaned teacups I found at a local Antiques mall and another HL plate...I have used my silver platters at the back of this shelf to create some reflected light within the cabinet.

How gorgeous is this rabbit, hubby found him at yet another local antiques mall (we have lots of AM's around here)...he has no markings underneath...He sits on a riser of old books...the bottom 3 books are from yet another antique shop, but the top one is a English/Dutch translation of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol, printed in 1931 and belonged to my father as a little boy attending school in Holland...My sugar tongs because they are pretty.... The white bell marked Joy that was a gift from my eldest daughter...Another silver tray to brighten the background.

On the right side of the middle shelf is "Sara's Teaset"...It had belonged to her daddy's Granny and has been entrusted to my care until Sara is old enough to care for it herself....The Tiara was worn by my eldest daughter to her Prom...and again the silver tray bringing in some much needed light.

The bottom shelf right now just contains random pieces I have not yet worked out where to keep or display them...Yellow Jug from Dollar General...Flea-market cake tier, target sugar bowl and creamer jug....

The fish platter was my newest find...I took in some baby clothes to the consignment store and there it was sitting waiting for me...I already had a store credit, so walked out with the fish for no money out of my pocket...The Target bowl and jug again...White Corelle Teapot from Lowes Foods...Martha Steward sugar bowl and milk jug also from target...to the right of these is a candy dish and a candle holder...Like I said this shelf needs some thought, but not until we (I) decided on what color to paint the cabinet it's self.

Blessings Kelsie

Sharing today for:

Rose Chintz Cottage & Inspirations - Tea Time Tuesday

Lady Katherine Tea Parlor - Tea Time Tuesday

Wander Lee and Pam's - Tea Pot and Tea Things Tuesday

Terri, Artful Affirmations - Tea Cup Tuesday


Antiques And Teacups said...

What special family treasures! I have 3 generations of family treasures...my older sister was into Danish Modern and called it junk while I loved it!

Lana from Farm Life Lessons said...

I love tea sets! A collection hobby that runs in my family. Everything is so beautiful!

Johanna said...

Hello Kelsie,
you have a nice collection of lovely tea sets. Thank you for sharing.
Best greetings, Johanna

Micupoftea~ said...

Dishes! So lovely to collect and pass on! Thanks for sharing your cabinet~

On Crooked Creek said...

I adore your Homer Laughlin Collection! (I'm a HL Collector, too!)Such beautiful pieces! Those cats are priceless!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Kelsie,
I really like your collection! The kittie-cats are priceless and precious! I love Sara's tea set too. Thank you for sharing your wonderful treasures with Tea Time and have a delightful day.


Terri said...

That is a great hutch from you MIL! Do you have any idea yet of what color you might paint it? All your china is lovely. Sarah's tea set is beautiful! I loved hearing that grandpa saved the cats and inscribed them from both himself and grandmother. How sweet is that!

Bonita Jane said...


I'm finally catching up on my blog reading! Been under the weather with an allergic reaction to an insect bite of all things.

Anyway, love your china cabinet and treasures. And, guess what! I have the siamese cats too!!!! My grandmother gave them to me when I was about 7 years old, which was a long time ago! Mine do not have the flowers painted on them, and with the rough and tumble years of being a kid, they have some chips. But I will get a photo posted of them one day. Amazing!