Wednesday, March 30, 2011

One Step At A Time....

 I have been so determined......
 Last week I told you, I had unpacked my cups & saucers and put them on a shelf upstairs. I was not, I repeat... NOT... going to pack them up for another ten years! I was going to buy a china closet!

They are just too beautiful to hide!

                I DID IT! I DID IT! I DID IT!

I had a different type in mind but this one is very pretty.
It is Italian (no wonder I liked it) from the Fifties.

The so beautiful!

We bought the matching corner cabinet too!

         I can't wait to get them all settled into their new home!

This brings me to my teascape for today....
Did you think I wouldn't use a tea cup after all this????? lol

I was so tired after all the picture taking and excitement. I had to sit down with a cup of Provence Rooibos that my friend Donna and I bought at the "White Linen Tea House" in Wheatfield, NY.
When Donna reads my post, she won't believe I still have some left!

When I look at each teacup I remember where I got it or who gave it to me.
I have been collecting since I was sixteen!
My Aunt Catherine served coffee in her teacups! I loved going there for coffee...we would drink out of a different cup each time we would visit.
We would have our favorites and if she gave it to someone else we would object! lol

This one was given to me by a friend. Her grandmother died and she didn't know what to do with it. So she gave it to me....

My husband bought the candle at work....Creme Brulee.

I pretty much can tell you where everything came from.....I remember stuff like that.

The tray is a favorite of mine. I love the teapots.....I bought this at The Christmas Tree Shop, when I lived in Schenectady, NY.

The Blue bird of Paradise was a gift from my daughter, Jennifer. The teapot is Yorktowne. The tea diffuser was my mother in laws.

I love using everything I own...if it breaks, so be it! At least I used it a few times!

This is what Caesar & Chloe thought of Mommy's running around today!

Caesar is a Japanese Chin. He is doing what he likes to do best!

Chloe is a Maltese. She loves chasing the squirrels in Texas!

I loved sharing with you today....

Thank you for stopping by....Please come again!

Thank you, Susan for hosting this fun party at BNOTP!
Be sure to visit all the lovely tablescapes.

Blessings My Friend,


  1. Wow, that is a beautiful china closet, Elaine. By the looks, it won't take you long to have it filled with your tea cup collection. Your doggies are adorable.

  2. Love your new cabinets, Elaine. It will be so nice to be able to see all your treasures! More snow coming here, enjoy your warmth!

  3. How exciting to get those lovely pieces to display your china. And you have so many lovely pieces! I particularly love the fact that your friend gave you her grandmother's cup and saucer. That is so sweet and to be cherished.


    Sheila :-)

  4. Sweet Lady...Congrats on your beautiful china cabinet. Loved seeing your teacups in the light of day! And you are right...I can not believe you still have some of the rooibos left from the our girls day out! Hugs...

  5. Sweet Lady...Congrats on your beautiful china cabinet. Loved seeing your teacups in the light of day! And you are right...I can not believe you still have some of the rooibos left from the our girls day out! Hugs...

  6. Your new furniture is GORGEOUS! The inlays are beautiful. It will be so neat to see all of them filled with your treasures. Have fun!

    - The Tablescaper

  7. Your china closet is simply fabulous. It's so gorgeous. What a great find. I love your tea cup collection. My grandmother used to let us drink out of hers and those are still the best memories. Love your tray.. so inviting. thanks for dropping in.

  8. Oh that china cabinet is gorgeous! I love all the inlay!

  9. How exciting about your new/old storage pieces! You'll have fun arranging all your pretties in them. I hope you're adjusting to life in Texas! Is your header photo of your backyard? It's gorgeous! Thanks for visiting my bluebonnet table this week. Yes, most gift shops charge a LOT for bluebonnet-themed dishes, so I was tickled to find inexpensive ones at HEB.

  10. Thank you for sharing the name of the beautiful blue and white tea cup.I have a matching teapot but it is unmarked. Someone asked me for help and another blogger sent me here.- bloggers are so helpful!
    I have never seen the teacups around here but I did get a couple of plates and a couple of teapots-I love them!

    Take care,

  11. Enjoyed your tea setting. Look so inviting. I think the cabinets are lovely. A beautiful place to display your lovely teacups. thanks for sharing.
    I am a new follower. Ginger

  12. Elaine,

    Your teacup collection is exquisite! It will be so nice to have them displayed. Congrats on purchasing a new china cabinet. Enjoy setting up your display.