Monday, August 29, 2011

Tea Time Trio~Keepsake too

Welcome to another Tea Time Tuesday as I join the list of participants hosted by dear Sandi of Rose Chintz Cottage.As I mentioned in my last tea time post, I found a few tea cup pretties while treasure hunting on vacation.

This pretty trio in a gorgeous rose design was marked anniversary on the makers mark and perfect to celebrate our special trip. The great surprise was I found 2 sets of the trio. They look wonderful with my Churchill black and white dishes.

On my treasure hunt I also found this darling hand painted Lefton cup. The design and color was so pretty, the pedestal style and delicate strokes are a favorite of mine when I find them. As I looked closer, I noticed it all alone on a shelf, no saucer and no matching pieces. Well, you know what happened next. Priced at only 4 dollars, this little darling had to find it's way home with me.
Once home, among my dish collection, I found a saucer that made the perfect little coordinated finish to this lonely beauty. Now complete and at home in my kitchen hutch.

Today's tea is a welcome break and perfect to enjoy with the latest addition of Tea Time Magazine. And, on page 7 is our latest ad with Shabby Cottage Shops.

Inspired by the tea cups this week, I designed this tea bag keeper using an old keepsake box. This little treasure will fill the shelves HERE soon.

Thank you for stopping by for tea. Your visits and comments are always welcome.

See you soon and till then, I'll be elbow deep in my studio working on special treasures and preparing for the season to follow.
In the meantime, Thoughts and prayers go out to all our friends on the east coast affected by the hurricane over the weekend. God Bless you all.


Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hello Celestina,
what a surprise to find a second of this wonderful tea trios. I have never seen them before and the pattern is just as made for you. The little orphaned tea cup looks perfect with the new saucer. And your tea bag chest is a real treasure.
Best greetigns, Johanna

Susan said...

Celestina your teacups are so pretty and dainty! What a beautiful little tea keeper you created as well my friend!

Tea & Chocolate Guy said...

The trio x 2 = magical memories of your wonderful vacation , in years to come. I don't think I would have been able to leave that little delicate lone tea cup behind either!! Can't wait to see what wonderful items you will displaying in your boutique for the holiday season!! xo HHL

Julie Marie said...

Good morning Celeste... what beautiful teasets you found on vacation, and how perfect the marks read "Anniversary"... it was meant to be!... and I love your little lone teacup, so pretty now in her new home. I will go out to Barnes and Noble today and hope they have a Tea Time magazine for me. Your little teabag keepsake treasure box is gorgeous!... much love to you, xoxo Julie Marie

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I can't type as fast as my mind is thinking. I hope I remember it all! I think those rose cups look fantastic with the black dishes...which I adore by the way. You did a great job matching the orphan cup with a saucer, and girl...that tea box is beyond cute...I LOVE it. You are so talented!!

Snap said...

Isn't wonderful when you find treasures?!!! Love the trio and the lone cup is gorgeous. I like to mismatch. the tea bag keeper is lovely. I need to get out and get the latest issue of Tea Time ... it's just so darn hot! Happy Tea Day!

Unknown said...

Hi Celestina!

So sorry I took long to visit you. I have been a bit busy with personal matters,but everything is good now. You really do have such great taste. I looove your tea set and that box is to die for. I still have the cute pink bottle you gave me for our swap and keep it on display. It's so pretty. And when Christmas comes I can't wait to put the cute snowman ornament you gave me. I treasure it. Hope you have a beautiful and happy week.
Janets Creative Pillows

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello dear Celestina,
Your teacups are such pretty things and don't you just love finding little beauties like that on your holidays? You've done well with your finds. The tea bag holder is gorgeous and such a pretty box to keep your tea bags in.
We fared well through the hurricane. It did break off some of my flowers but no harm came to our house so we're very thankful for that.
It's always a pleasure to have you join me for tea, my sweet friend. Enjoy your day.


Anonymous said...

Though I adore a beautiful tea cup set, I must admit quite easily, I adore your workmanship more. I love waiting for your next painted pretty to scoop up and eagerly wait on from the mailman! I love the first set you displayed- soft and pretty. Hugs. Tammy

Jenna said...

Hi Celeste! Thank you so much for always leaving me such warm and welcome comments...I'm glad that I stayed blogging as well, I would have missed your lovely posts if I had always make me smile :o) your newest tea cups are beautiful , I love the pink rose set and it's perfect for you! You creations are wonderful and that tea bag holder is positively gorgous, who wouldn't want to open that everyday for their special tea choice :o) Have a wonderful afternoon! Hugs, Jennifer

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Celestina
Pretty teacups and the new orphan looks very happy to be at your home, very pretty itself.
The little tea box you made is sweet, feminine looking and serviceable.

Createology said...

Your newest tea treasures are lovely. I adore how they look with your black and white dishes. Blissful week to you...

Red Rose Alley said...

I love the black and white dishes, and the pink rose tea cup goes beautifully with it. I have been taking time out each day to enjoy a cup of tea. It can be very soothing after a hectic day. The English have the right idea. I just love tea time.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Very pretty tea cups and I love the Tea Time magazine! What beautiful illustrations! ♥

Anonymous said...

$4? Oh! No way would I have left it in the shop either! :-)

I hope your new temperatures are a welcome relief! I guess even the 90s must seem "cooler" to you!!
Although I wish some of the water left here on the east coast could come your way very gently....

Hugs, Diane

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Beautiful tea cups, Celestina!!

Love the colors and the patterns!!


Unknown said...

They are all so pretty.

Patti said...

I never cease to have my day beautified by a visit to your blog. Your tea treasures are stunning...SO totally beautiful.

And that teabag keeper, oh, it's pretty and feminine. You definitely are a creative and talented gal.

Have a lovely evening.


1CardCreator said...

These are so gorgeous! I followed your link to the charming tea party too, how fun!

A Hint of Home said...

You sure found some treasures on your little getaway! The teacups go great with your black and white.
The lone cup looks great on it's new base. It came together perfectly.
Your new design is so sweet for tea bags. You'll probably sell a lot of those.
Hope you've had a good week so far. It's probably not any cooler there..nor here!
We are suppose to get a little cooler at the beginning of next week. We look forward to it!
Take care and hugs to you!

romance-of-roses said...

You are certainly a lucky gal to have found such lovely tea cups. Isn't it exciting to find these wonderful treasures? I just love to go treasure hunting, if possible would go daily. Lovely post as always. Hugs...Lu

Kerri said...

Oh I love the set in the 2nd and 3rd pics! My mom has a teacup that is covered with pink rosebuds , she keeps it for me cause she knows I love it and use it every time I go to her house.

BTW, Trigger is doing better -- he is walking and playing fine but he is still healing. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers!


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Celestina Marie
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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..