Monday, May 24, 2010

Tea with Friends - 'Heritage', Scenes of early Canada


Today's tea is being held at my daughter's house and she doesn't even know it.  One day when I was babysitting I took out her tea things to look at as I knew they were unique and decided I should photograph them for later use.  They're part of a set of dishes passed down from a great-great-aunt on my husband's side of the family.


The bottom of the teapot describes how each piece has a different hand engraving of a scene from early Canada. 


Above are the cream and sugar.  Can't you just imagine how fun it would be over tea to look at each interesting scene this set has?
I'm taking tea with Sandi from Rose Chintz Cottage and Lady Katherine of Lady Katherine Tea Parlor and I know they'd love you to join us.





14 comments:

  1. Judith, I'm so happy you took these photos to share with us. This set is lovely. Love both the graceful shapes and the scene. Happy Tea Time!

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  2. Hi Judith..what a beautiful post and tribute...gorgeous! yay! Wonderful!
    Kiki~

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  3. This is truly a lovely tea set, Judith. I love the muted colors in it. How very nice that your daughter owns a part of family history, too. Thank you for coming by for a visit. I really enjoy meeting new friends when I join parties.
    :-) Sue

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  4. What a wonderful tea set! It really is beautiful!

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  5. Hi Judith... What a lovely set! So nice to have family heirlooms! I would love to have seen your daughters surprise at hosting tea unknowingly :-)
    Bella

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  6. That is a lovely tea set! Your daughter obviously inherited her love of fine tea things from her Mother!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  7. That is such a beautiful and unique tea set!! I love the scene and the colors of the pattern!! So very pretty!! What a great treasure for your daughter to have!!

    Debbie

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  8. This is just so very refreshingly inviting and pretty as always!..,What a lovely treasure for your daughter!

    Please do pop by for 'a splosh of tea' when you get a moment;(I have been exceedingly busy and tired so I do aplogize for not being able to visit you as often as I would like my dear lady)!..,I adore your visits.


    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

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  9. These are very unique and DON'T WE JUST LOVE SEEING someone's unusual tea things!

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  10. I have the same teapot-a friend bought it for me from a yardsale. I don't have the cream and sugar bowl though.

    Take care,
    Carolyn

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  11. I just love your daughter's tea pot set. It is just stunning. I really would love to have one like it. I would like to invite you to join Tea Cup Tuesday next week. I know our ladies would love to see your tea cups. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

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  12. How lovely! Your gardening blog is very interesting. I shall come back and visit again.

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  13. How wonderful to find the tea service. It is really beautiful. Valerie

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