Monday, September 19, 2011

Just a Little Spot of Tea~

Welcome friends to another Tea Time Tuesday. With Autumn just a few days away, you can feel the air changing and the soft hum of the wind outside.
For me, this is a favorite time of year. Cozy evenings, curling up with a good book, comfort foods on the stove, inspiring days creating, and of course a delicious cup of tea.
With many busy days ahead this season, I must make it a point to stop, relax and enjoy a tea break, even for just a little spot of tea. Which brings me to share a few of my favorite small tea pretties.

Sweet and useful in gorgeous blue and white is this hinged teapot porcelain box. Perfect for holding tea or sweeteners.

Tiny and true is another favorite that was a gift from a dear friend. I just love this sweet Blue Willow decorative set complete with the original scene on the tea pot and saucers.

Demi cups and saucers are among my small favorites too and on vacation this year I found this gorgeous little rose luster ware demi set. It was marked 2 dollars. Of course that was too good to pass up.

The details and condition are like new. Simply small and gorgeous.

Lastly and lovely is the small and oh so pretty sugar and creamer set. I found this at an antique market several weeks ago. I appreciate the hand painted and raised design in soft colors. It looks to be very old but in elegant condition. Look how pretty is compliments the rose luster ware set.

For today, even with a small cup of tea, I will read the pages of A Cup of Friendship, by The Clever Factory and welcome you to join me in remembering, take time to relax within the busy times of the day. Reflect on the season and the joy in everyday treasures. Time marches on so quickly and what we miss we can never get back.

Thank you for joining me today and for the list of more tea time participants, take a journey over to Sandi's of Rose Chintz Cottage.
Happy Autumn~
Blessings always,


Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

So beautiful! I just love teacups!!

Denise said...

So enjoyed my tea with you.Your post today brought a cozy comfort to me.Thank you-Denise

Betty said...

Beautiful teacups,but I just love the blue ones. Happy Tea Time.

Susan said...

Celestina , I just love your little luster ware tea cup. You always have such a beautiful post that I feel refreshed after reading and viewing your photos. Have a great day!

Beatrice said...

You're right, fall is just around the corner. I love the smell of the forest and then leaves rustling under the boots and the chestnuts falling and collecting cones and the last mushrooms.
And long evenings with a book or some kind of needlework in her hand.
I really like the old porcelain. Also sometimes I buy something.
For me, drinking tea is a real ritual, and must have a pretty setting, just like you:))
Yours sincerely!

Julie Marie said...

Hello dear Celeste... your tea time today is so pretty, Blue Willow is one of my very favorites, and I love your little demitasse cup and saucer... your new vintage sugar and creamer are so pretty too! looks like your home is all ready for Autumn, the photos in your previous post are all so pretty... this truly is the most glorious time of year, I can hardly wait for all of the things you mention, the cozy Fall nights, snuggly sweaters, a cup of tea and a good book... love to you my friend, xoxo Julie Marie

Snap said...

Such a beautiful post. Blue Willow is one of my favorites. It was probably my very first *love* of a china pattern ... a very, very long time ago! I just love the story behind the pattern. Beautiful tea cups. Happy Tea Day.

Anonymous said...

Hello Celeste! Such pretty pieces you're showing today. It makes me glad to be a girl. :)

Blue Willow is the only pattern I remember from childhood and that's because of the book!

Have a wonderful day! ♥

Lululiz said...

The little cup is absolutely adorable, what a gorgeous find.

Createology said...

There is something so relaxing about a cup of tea...especially in a gorgeous teacup. Your treasures are beautiful. Happy sipping dear...

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hello Celestina,
the hinged teapot porcelain box is truly sweet. Blue and white are always nice to see. You have so many nice tea china. Love them all.
Best greetings, Johanna

ornamentsbypink said...

I collect Flow Blue pieces, so I just love seeing the blue willow teapot and cups and saucers. The hinged teapot is darling with the gold trim! And the creamer and sugar bowl are soo pretty!
Have a nice day!

Anonymous said...

Lovely, Celeste. :-)

Hugs, Diane

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,

This looks and feels like the perfect thing right now! The weather is cooler and even though still no rain, the tea time pleasures are fit for the season.
Our garden looks bad, we will loose trees, shrubs, plants but that is nature... Life can be tough.
Slowly I'm fluffing back from our trip. Always hard to get over the emotional part of having said goodbye (forever?) to my parents and also Pieter's elderly brother who's not in good health either. But life goes on, the price for an immigrant to live in two worlds. We managed to visit my parents for the 63rd time now... No regrets, for whatever will come as we've done our share.
Love to you and enjoy your lovely and romantic china!


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Celestina,
Your teacups are lovely and I love your blue and white hinged teapot; so pretty! You found some very pretty things on your rounds.
You always make everyone feel so welcome when they visit; thank you! Always a pleasure to have you join me for Tea Time, sweet friend. Enjoy your day.


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

How wonderful to come and enjoy your tea party today, such a lovely post.
Blue and white china is always so beautiful and also love your pretty finds at the antique market.
The lustre rose set goes so well with the creamer set.
Hope that you have a wonderful week


Anonymous said...

I'm not usually a blue sort of girl but the first tea pot is just beautiful! I love how you collect all sorts of styles and not sold on just one type, color or theme. Very pretty! Hug.Tammy

Shirley said...

Hi Celestina, I enjoyed reading your blog tonight and felt like I was sharing a cup of tea with you. I haven't seen a hinged tea pot in a long time. Autumn is definitely my time of the year. I am anxiously awaiting for the trees to turn to their beautiful shades of oranges, reds. I don't mind wearing a sweater of a morning and taking it off in the afternoon. I just hope it stays that way. I just wish that there had been some way to send some of our flood waters to the people who lost their homes in the fires before it happens. At least it is cooler then it has been. Have a wonderful day. Your Missouri Friend.

A Hint of Home said...

You have so many pretty tea cups and tea pots! I have very few but I should spend some time looking for more.
Glad to hear the weather is a little cooler. Did you get the rain that some Texans got the other day?
It's been perfect temps lately. (In the 80's compared to a 100.)
Hope you're having a great week!

Wanda Lee said...

Oh my Celeste!

So utterly soft, magical and pretty! I adore blue and white and for that matter all of your exquisite finds! I Love it all.

Happy Tuesday Tea's and have a marvelous week!

Hugs, Wanda Lee

Denise said...

Thank you so much Celestina.So sweet of you to sing to me.

Faith Hope and Cherrytea said...

luving the c&s set ~ the dainty hand painted details... thanks for sharing!

deb said...

Such lovelies! The hunged pot is so unique. Thanks so much for stopping by ♥

Anonymous said...

pretty pretty pretty~!
i love collecting tea cups!

ciao bella

creative carmelina

lilybets said...

Hello Celestina,I believe you know that "Celestina" in italian means a colour, clear blue,like sky in summer,It's also the colour of angels and their light.It's a very nice name,thanks a lot to share with us so nice peaces of your home.

Krystal Kats said...

Hi Celeste this is so cute, I love the tea time. This would be a good one for me to join I am a huge fan of tea time and have many tea pot collections and shabby chic tea cups. I came to visit you then got lost in all your pages. It was a lot of fun! hope you have a wonderful fall, I know it will be hot here for awhile but I am looking forward to the end of October when it will actually cool off in Northern CA. Have a great Friday. Hugs

romance-of-roses said...

Just so sweet. Blue was my mother's favorite color she would of loved this post. Beautiful as always, your post are always just lovely. Hugs...Lu

Ruth Welter said...

I love your beautiful collection Celeste, just really lovely tea items.


Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Celeste!!! what lovely tea services.So gorgeous.I never thought about teacups till I won one on Sherry's giveaway along while back.I've alwayed prized it.Now I think cups and demi cups and teapots are just to fab.
XXOO Marie Antionette
PS: I'm doing OK

Jillayne said...

What a beautiful post Celestina! I love your teacups but I love more that you take the time to pause and enjoy the day, the hour, the moment.
fall is my favourite time of year; warm sunny days, cooler nights and the harvest is at it's best. Even the Fall colours are my favourite palette and I just bought myself a sweater in a gorgeous pumpkin shade - it will be lovely when the days get cooler still.
Thank you again for such an insightful post; it was just what I needed!


Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, you are right about relaxing and enjoying the Fall season. It is my favorite time of the year. Your teapot trinket box is so cute. I was just telling a blogger friend that I love those boxes, and every time I see one that is unique, I buy it and bring it home with me. The last blue tea cup with the friendship sign was beautiful, and made my heart sing. These are all such lovely treasures, and it makes me want take time to enjoy a cup of tea. Enjoy the weekend, my friend.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Kerri said...

I always look forward to my tea times with Celestina Marie... Always so peaceful and pretty! I wish you a very happy fall my sweet friend :)

Enjoy your week painting and creating!


Anonymous said...

I always enjoy visiting your have such beautiful things! Loved the tea cups set and that old creamer and sugar bowl...
it does go lovely with the pearlized cup and saucer. Also, I think your blue dishes are wonderful...I have never been a blue person (I think because there were just me and my sister, a year younger, and growing up I always got PINK things and she got BLUE!)
But I have been seeing lots of blue appearing lately, and I am beginning to see how very pretty it all is!!!
Have a happy week...Francy

Red Rose Alley said...

Just came to visit and tell you that me and the girls switched things around on our blog here and there this weekend, and we put you on our side bar as one of our favorite blogs. You not only have a lovely blog, but your comments are so sweet and sincere.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Tina said...

beautiful tea set! i love nice tea cup,i can just imagine my favorite tea in some tea cup like this...

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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..