Monday, June 21, 2010

Tea Cup Tuesday # 17


Wow, weather remains hot, too hot for June. I like to ease into summer, but this year I was parachuted right into sticky humidity and breathtaking heat. The first few hours right after dawn are the productive times, and it is hard to decide what work, exercise or endeavor will the lucky winner of my time. This Cousin Sel plant is a tropical and loves the present weather. It is called Cousin Sel after my friend's relative named Sel who has been gone for over 30 years. The family and their friends continue keeping slips of the plant alive.




On page 12 of the newest Tea Time magazine some red and white polka dot cups are featured. I think they are charming because I saw them this spring at a local decorating shop in town. Although they don’t look like me for style or color, those polka dots just looked plain fun. When the owner of the shop called last week and asked me to use a credit with her store due to some business changes in her life, I knew what I wanted to carry home. I had worked for a few hours last winter and spring; while there, I hungered after the tea pot and cups even though I had no need for them. When I went in to the store, I chose a delightful mix of both polka dot trios and the companion mugs…just for fun!   







This art deco styled tea pot and metal cozy were a gift from friend Tracy a few years ago. She found it at a flea market and it is in excellent shape. I do not know the age. This style of tea pot was popular in the 20’s , 30’s, and again in the 60’s. Actually, you can buy new ones right now that look exactly the same. Having a metal tea cozy is unique to me, and it works very well at keeping tea warm.
























11 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love that teapot with the aluminum tea cozy! Cute teacups with the polka dots, yes I agree just fun!!

parTea lady said...

Polka dots are so cheerful and that is a great pot with the metal cozy.

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Love your polka dot set...so very cheerful :)

happy Teacup Tuesday!

Warmest, Brenda

Linda O'Connell said...

I'm with you! It is too hot. Polka dots, how different.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Such delightful polka dot tea cups!! So delightful!!

Debbie

Appleshoe said...

Sending cooling thoughts your way. I'm with you, I prefer cold weather. I love the orange and white floral tea cup. I'm never sure what to call that type of pattern, but I love it anyway. Take care.

Msartist said...

MY favorite was the polka dot cup. So cute!! I have never seen a tea cozy like that, quite unique. Have a wonderful day, Theresa

Dawn said...

Loving the spots, metal tea cosey will keep yr tea hot but it will burn you too if yr not careful ;0)

love Dawn xx

Vintage Porcelain Art By Amy Enright said...

Simply lovely! Love the cozy too!
Amy

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: Thanks so much for sharing those beautiful tea cups. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Lady Katherine said...

Oh, I love the polka dot teacups! So much! But the metal cozy is wonderful! I've never seen one! I would love to have one! I just love thing from flea markets! I going to try and find a metal cozy! Thank you so much for sharing it! Come share it on my Tea Time Tuesday. I know everyone would love to see this wonderful metal cozy!