Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Come Join me for tea......

I am so happy you stopped by on Tablescape Thursday to enjoy a few minutes of girl chatter and a cup of tea with me. I was looking forward to this day all week....I am a little excited to show you a tea set I found at a garage sale some 20 years ago. I love this set!

This is a close up of the design. Did I tell you it has the initials Mix written on the bottom of the teapot but nothing on anything else. I have no idea who made it. Do you?
I usually have tea in my living room on a little table my husband brought back from India a few years ago. The marble comes from the Taj Mahal. Each peice is hand crafted without the use of any electric tools. They are inlaid with gem stones and shells. The glue that holds them together is a family recipe that has been handed down from generation to generation.

This is a close up. See how the flowers shine. You know I love shiney...

This is home for my tea set. My father told me he worked for two days in order for the guy to give it to him. It has green trim and gold knobs.It sits in the corner of my dining room. I treasure it! When I was little, it sat in the corner of my mom's sewing room with her crystal dishes in it! It makes me happy to know that I have things I remember growing up with!
Well, I hope you have enjoyed our Korean ginseng tea and my chatter! Come back again...I loved talking to you!
Blessings my friend!

Thank you...
 Between Naps On The Porch for hosting Tablescape Thursday.


  1. Darling tea set and amazing table!!! I love the inlay of that table.

    Hope you'll come and join my weekly meme, "Summer Sundays". It's all about what summer means to YOU!

    - The Tablescaper

  2. Oh that wonderful tea set is perfect on your little table. How sweet to have your little table of special memories from your Dad -- I love family things with history and stories!

  3. Lovely tea table with quite a pedigree!! Your tea pieces are very pretty. I'm a fellow NYer!

  4. Lovely tea table with quite a pedigree!! Your tea pieces are very pretty. I'm a fellow NYer!

  5. The blue and white is so pretty. It is a lovely set.

  6. Oh, how fun! I really love that table. I am partial to the blue.

  7. Very pretty tea set, and lucky find for you. The little table is lovely. Interesting facts about how it's made.

  8. I can see why you love that tea set -- gorgeous! That shade of blue with white really speaks to me. And how wonderful to have that darling cabinet to display it, full of memories!

  9. Love the blue tea set and the table is amazing.

  10. What an adorable tea set and the table is just beautiful. Have a great weekend!

  11. Sweetladyelaine, You own some really pretty things and their history increases still their value. How very beautifull is this little table, it is an exeptional fine artwork. I guess the stones are lapislazuli and mother of pearl. Very outstanding. And your tea set is so pretty with the table, but also on every other place. This little glass cabinet is again a nice heirloom. I can imagine that it means so much to you. Thank you so much for the tea and the nice chat, I enjoyed the time with you very much. And have a supernice weekend.
    Greetings, Johanna

  12. Pretty tea set and it's perfect on your charming table! I agree that having family pieces really makes a home unique and special.

    I hope you have a happy 4th!

  13. What a beautiful post! Your tea set is very lovely, but the memories you have are priceless! Thanks for sharing.