Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Tea with Carnations and Jane

Considering it's August, we enjoyed a nice break from the heat this past weekend. I'm so happy we did, because I was out looking for stuff I absolutely didn't need on the Highway 127 sale (aka the World's Longest Yard Sale).

One of my finds, from this past weekend, is this Lusterware tea cup and saucer set for $2.00. I really like the mixed floral design and the pink coloring.

It's simply marked 1201 on the bottom with no maker's name or mark.

Here's the saucer. Both the cup and the saucer are very shiney-looking, especially out in the sunshine.

One of my favorite things to do is to use a glass jar for flowers, especially in the summertime. The carnations seem to match the floral color on the tea cup.

I'm currently rereading this delighful book called "My Dear Cassandra" by Jane Austen. These are letters written by Jane to her sister, Cassandra and to a few others. I picked this book up on a trip I took to England way back in 2000. Below is a peek inside the book.

A few weeks ago, I participated in the Mad Tea Party blog event hosted by A Fanciful Twist. Then, last week, Dena at The Enchanting World of Milady Leela, notified me that I was the lucky winner of her giveaway, which turned out to be this sweet, little book called "Tea Party".

All the pages are pink, which is so crazy as I've been craving pink for the last couple of weeks. The book is full of tips on how to have a tea party. I really like this idea of creating small sachets of tea bags for guests to take home with them.

I'm linking up to:

Martha at Martha's Favorites for Tea Cup Tuesday
Bernideen at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog for Tea in the Garden


Unknown said...

Every year I say I will get myself to Highway 127, but alas, another year has gone by LOL ~ I enjoy simplistic decorative touches and your jar vase is perfect and your Carnations do match the cup and saucer perfectly :) Judi

Bernideen said...

I am so pleased that you linked to my Tea In The Garden Blog Party! What a fun post and I do love Jane Austen. You have a lovely cup and saucer and one can never have too many tea books!

Michele said...

a lovely tea and beautiful pictures.

I am so saddened to know Jane's sister burned SO MANY personal letters, imagine how much better we would know Jane had she not.

Oh, well, I still think that book would be a delight to own. I may have to add it to my Wish List - it is a perfect birthday present!

Thank you!

Karen said...

Hi Michelle,
Your newest teacup is so very pretty. What a great find! Congratulations on your win of the Tea Party Book. It looks so appropriate for all of us tea time lovers! Have a wonderful week! Take care,

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: What a wonderful find with that tea cup. I just love to go to flea markets. I too am a Jane Austin fan. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Two Cottages And Tea said...

What a fun time you must have had! Love your new teacup! Interesting read too!

Dena Miller said...

you are a such a sweet heart for sharing the book I sent you on your post♥ So glad that you like it!!! The sale photos's look so fun..I love going to sales like that too, looks like it was fun!