Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tea Cup Tuesday, Gifts from Wales

January moves along with cold, snow and dark days just like a January is supposed to do. Right before last week’s snow storm, the mail brought a Christmas box from John and Gay in Wales. Wow, what great timing…a wonderful package right before the storm because it held numerous boxes of tea. Note the assortment and what looks like a year’s worth of drinking!

Also in the box was little lovely Royal Daulton creamer. I have nothing like it and am thinking of ways to use it. I think when spring comes (or maybe before by visiting a florist) this would be lovely with small blossoms, maybe even rose buds in it. Of course it could be used for cream or breakfast milk or syrup…so many ways.

 Although I have done “fairly well” to stay out of flea markets and thrift stores, I did have one day’s backsliding into my habit. I had visited stores all over town trying to replace my Rubbermaid drain mat and to find a suitable bathtub mat. Okay, why do they have to change what was working perfectly well and substitute a lesser item in my book? I was so frustrated at the last stop, I found myself walking in the flea market next to the hardware. I promised myself only three rows of looking—and fast.

But I saw this cup and saucer, bone china and slipped. I brought it home. I thought it looked familiar but I had nothing in this pattern. Then I remembered; I think I saw someone post a picture of it on Tea Cup Tuesday a few months ago. Well, it is pretty anyway! And with all the new teas from Wales, I did need a lot of different cups for a lot of different teas. Well, didn't I?


irishoma said...

The creamer is lovely. Same for the tea cup and saucer.
Sounds perfect for these dreary January days.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a lovely package to receive in the mail! I love the little creamer; very sweet! Nice teacup too!


Diann said...

Your teacup and saucer are so sweet. that creamer is just beautiful!

Linda O'Connell said...

I love that creamer!

Terri said...

I am loving your new cup! The simple flowers sprinkled all over make it a really pretty one. Your excuse of having all that wonderful tea to drink works for me!
I love the new creamer too, roses would look lovely in it!
Thank you so much for sharing with us.

Penny said...

Well of course you need another tea cup - new tea necessitates new cup.
Your new cup is lovely - I really like the rather random dusting of flowers all over than just one single item.


Olga said...

Such wonderful gifts! The tea cup you found is so lovely.
Happy Tea Time Tuesday!

Susan said...

Oh Bookie, that creamer is a heart stopper. Absolutely darling. Nice tea cup, too. Don't feel guilty. Enjoy it with your new teas. Susan

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: Love that cute little creamer. Just beautiful. The tea cup is also pretty. Thank you for sharing it with us. Blessings, Martha

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

The Creamer is pretty! love the teacup too! mix and match just the in thing lately! thanks for sharing!. have a great day!

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Oooh...pretty creamer and tea cup! Tea cups and teapots are so friendly. I used to collect teapots but found I had no where to keep them and show them to their best advantage. I adore from afar now. :)

Princesa Nadie said...

Sharing a cup of tea with you has been a pleasure
Yours is lovely!