Tuesday, April 1, 2008

"Decor~a~ TEA"........March 30 ~ April 5




I'm going to continue along with the ladies who are in uniting along with
Ms. "La Tea Dah" and her "Gracious Hospitality" "Blog a Thon" this week.

This weeks assignment is basically to exhibit and show examples of how one might use "Tea related items in your decor."
I will be showing just a few examples of mine.

Starting off in my office.....
I usually keep this Tea set up on a shelf for display but thought I would bring it down to show you. It was called a "Museum reproduction" that I bought a few years ago. I not sure what if was "reproduced" after but I liked it. On the tops of the lids....for handles are roses with stems. Cute.

This is a special "Tea Shelf" I designed and had my husband build for me several years back. I then stained it and painted it.
It's just the perfect size for holding Teapots and Teacups and other odd Tea related items.

It's not really deep nor wide so it fits into our hallway very nicely.
A few years ago I saw this old copper Teapot at a flea market for a little bit of nothing so I bought it and wondered...."What can I do with this??" My sister suggested that I have a floral arrangement put into it. So I did. I took it to the florist and picked out what I wanted and they went to work and I've had it on top of my little Tea Shelf ever since.

I was given this Tea Cup Picture years ago by friends when we were moving out of town and it has been a very precious memory to me.

Sadly though I hadn't been displaying for several years now because the matting was in a "mauve" and that color as well as "pinks" and "country blues" have been "OUT" decor wise down here for several years now.
So I had stuffed it somewhere and just came across it again a few weeks ago.

I recently took to be "re-matted" in something a bit updated and I just got it back the other day and I love the new look of it. It's still beautiful and fits in color wise once more.
The saying under the Tea Cup is this........
"Times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord" Acts 3:19
I believe that to be true. So it is a beautiful reminder.

I'm glad to have that special Tea Cup picture back on display.
I had another one re-matted at the same time but we will save some of the other things I have for another days chat because I didn't even go into my bedroom which is FULL of Tea Decor things......I LOVE this stuff.
Can you tell?

Thanks for coming to visit!
Leave a comment and I will come to see you as well.
Cheers!

23 comments:

La Tea Dah said...

Joyce, your home is lovely and all your tea themed displays create such a cozy feel. I love your white and roses tea set. It's elegant and will go with so many 'changes' in decor. And the teacup cupboard. . .I love it! Being narrow, it's perfect for a hallway and it is beautiful! Your husband did a great job! (And I will be showing the picture of yours to my husband --- hint, hint! LOL!).

Thanks for sharing in the Gracious Hospitality blog-a-thon! I'm really glad you are here!

LaTeaDah

ellen b. said...

How lovely! I like the great cabinet filled with your tea things. The white set is so pretty. I love how the edge of the cups are scalloped. Be refreshed in the Lord this day my friend...

Charli and me said...

I love your little tea shelf. What a great way to display tea cups. I have always been reluctant to buy tea cups because I didn't know where to put them. I have a small home.I really like your idea and just might start a little collection of my own.

Sweet Necessi-Teas said...

Joyce, I love your white tea set! So delicate! and the shelf your husband built is great! Thanks for sharing your lovely tea decor.

Karen

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Your displays are wonderful. I think that the tea shelf your husband made for you is delightful.

Thanks for your nice comments today on my post. The teacups hanging from the frame are not miniatures, though, they are standard-sized ones.

Have a marvelous day!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

You have some really beautiful tea things! I enjoyed seeing them and look forward to seeing more! Your home is lovely.

Katherine

Steph said...

Very nice!

Rosemary said...

Great tea treasures! Thanks for sharing. Nancy

Denise said...

My what a lovely post! Your tea set is so beautifully simple! I love the aprint you just had re-matted, too! Especially with the scripture reference. What a warm and precious memory!

Thank you for sharing the pictures and sentiments with us. Isn't this blog-a-thon fun?

Have a delightful Spring week!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh, some blogs when they open up, the minute you are there you are awestruck. Such a gorgeous gift. Your tea decor is lovely and I love the tea set in you office. Karen

Me said...

I love your tea shelf!! It has so many pretties on it and it was fun to look at the different items you have displayed. :)

Revee

Susie Harris said...

Just too cute Miss Joyce!I love your tea pots and cups. I wish Marc knew how to build. I would have him so busy. Our lunch date will have to wait I guess. Madison fell asleep after her field trip. I thought she was just pooped out. I went to check on her and she was running a fever. I hope it passes soon.Well hope you sleep well tonight! Susie

Minnesota Kathi said...

Everything you've shared is so beautiful, your husband is very handy as the tea shelf is perfect :). I just love your blog home, I've enjoyed looking around and look forward to reading more.

Karla said...

What lovely things you have. I look forward to seeing more! Thanks for sharing.

Denise said...

I know a few cardboard people.. they make me tired.. Not sure who they are day to day..... YUCK !!!

and I cannot believe that you cannot hear the southern drawl in my voice......ahahahha I will have to work on that...... I do really have an OKIE accent!! YUCK.. wonder what I would sound like if I spent time in New York... I love how they talk!

blessings

Love your tea sets...... so dainty.......

iwka said...

What can I say about tea sets? They are for drinking tea, my favorite drink!!!
:-)

KJ said...

How beautiful! I could hear the tea kettle whistling! Maybe I should try this, too! Let me see...

I just emailed you and the email came back, so I am now placing the text in a post...

Hello Dear Joyce!

Awhile back I sent you an email with a photo in it. I kind of had a secret agenda and wanted your opinion on something. Well, I dredged through my email and spam folders and didn't see a reply. So, I moved to another secret agenda...

I mentioned that I was sending you something and I am... The only thing stopping me was the fact that I needed a certain size box and
I've honestly been too busy (and then too lazy) to go to the post office. Alas, the box came to me...today! It's perfect!!!

I will be sending you a little something that I KNOW YOU WILL LIKE because I have followed your blog. So, this little surprise just needs an address label and I will be mailing it tomorrow.

Teafully!
KJ

Angie(quillysilly) said...

Good afternoon! Hope the weather that left us didn't do any damage to you guys! This summer the fam and I are visiting England and Scotland. Hubbie's grandmother lives in England and has invited us for a visit! I have always wanted to visit Scotland, so we get to do both!!! Toodles...

southern queen bee said...

Joyce, Love seeing your beautiful tea items..Now you have me thinking "Do I have any tea pots around ?" Susie said we need get together for lunch...that would be great.

southern queen bee said...

OH, by the way..LOVE your new banner...BEE HAPPY, MISSY

Miss Sandy said...

Beautiful decor! The teacup and saucer next to what appears to be a silver cream and sugar set is lovely!I like to soft blue/green color and rim or dainty roses!

Pam said...

I love your teacup cupboard! What a special spot to display your treasures!!

Daughter of the King said...

Everything is so lovely...
Deby