Tuesday, October 7, 2008


For Jan from Jan and Tom's Place HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAN!! Today we are gathering to celebrate Jan's birthday with a tea party in her honor. I have been absent for 2 weeks, but just had to be here for Jan's special day. I have set a buffet with tea and cookies to share and remember to click here to visit more tea parties for Jan's special day.


This tea set is part of my blue willow dishes that has been in my family for over 65 years. It was passed to me and I love, cherish and enjoy having tea from these vintage cups and saucers. The setting is in my dining room and arranged among fall leaves.

The sugar cookies sprinkled with little candy pumpkins, are actually gluten free, wheat free cookies that I baked for today. They are delicious and iced with my favorite cookie icing recipe.
To share a few more tea sets, I have included the following pictures from around my home. This set is also very old and been in my family for more years then I can remember. Long before I was born, my mother and grandmother both enjoyed it and now I have this set displayed in my dining room.

This golden tea set is from Italy and was my grandmothers and passed to me when I moved to Texas. It graces my china cabinet.

The next few tea pots are from my toile collection and displayed in my art studio.

For our little girl guests ~~ I have set out my newest mini tea set that I found on a recent treasure hunt. It had the tray included and was a joy to design and paint.

And of course the little ones need a cup and saucer too, so I painted this sweet 4 piece set just for them.

This beautiful tea pot is one that I cherish very much as it was a gift from my secret pal at church nearly 30 years ago. I display this with the sweet blue and white cup and saucer in a guest room.

Our tea party has nearly come to an end and I am so happy you could join me today in having tea and wishing Jan a beautiful birthday. She is such a dear and special person and her blog is truly lovely. Be sure to click on the link above to visit Jan and also the others joining the tea party today.
As I say so long for now, I will share with you, in keeping with our theme, some new teacup ornaments I designed a few months ago and cut from wood.
Till next time, thank you for stopping by, Happy Birthday to Jan and Blessings to you and yours always. Celestina

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