Monday, May 30, 2011

Circle of Friends teacup exchange

Welcome to tea this week my friends.  Our Circle of Friends group of four had a teacup exchange after our luncheon last week.  First though, I'd like to show the fantastic teapot Jen used that was a gift from her husband.
I think you can see why I love it...look at the butterfly on top!
A better shot of the butterfly lid handle.
The teacup I received is a red chintz by Skye McGhie, what a pretty pattern and a handle big enough for two fingers.
Creating a Circle of Friends was an idea from Victoria magazine.  The four of us enjoy gardening and tea so we take turns each month hosting a luncheon and have great conversations over tea. 
I'm linking with Sandi from Rose Chintz Cottage for her 70th Tea Time Tuesday and Kathy from A Delightsome Life  for A Return to Loveliness.


  1. Lovely treasures and what a lovely suggestion of the Circle of Friends!

  2. What a gorgeous teapot...Her husband has wonderful taste.

    Your teacup is very pretty too.

    Blessings Kelsie

  3. Hi Judith,
    What a handsome teapot and the butterfly makes it very appealing. Now, you must know, I love that tea cup! Love the red toile and the shape of it. I have the whole Florence tea set. Anything made by Skye McGhie usually gets my attention. You lucky ducky! I'm glad you were able to join me for tea this week what with all the Blogger problems we are having. Thanks for sharing with us.


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  5. Your teapot is so distinctive and lovely. I love the cute butterfly on top! Such a pretty teacup and I love the color of it and the pattern. It is very lovely in deed!

    Best Wishes,

  6. Hi Judith,
    That is a very unusual teapot- I love the butterfly on top too!
    I have a few of the pretty red transferware teacups.
    Take care,

  7. Wow...I just love that teapot. The butterfly on the top is just the whimsy I love to see. Have a great day! The red chintz cup is amazing too! Great fun for you.

  8. Just yesterday I was taking pictures of my tea cup and saucer. I love it and plan to post it somewhere in the near future. V

  9. Lovely teapot and cup and saucer! It's so sweet when a teacup is beautiful and feels right too!
    I bet the group had fun talking garden talk.

  10. What a wonderful idea to have a Circle of Friends. The teapot is so pretty and so is the lovely teacup you received.

  11. What a cute teapot with the butterfly! And how nice to have a group of friends to share tea with!

  12. The circle of friends idea is wonderful, linking you with friends with similar interests. You received a lovey teacup in the exchange.

  13. That is, indeed, a beautiful teapot. Also love your pretty cup.
    I love getting together with friends for tea or a meal. My friends and I try to meet once a month to visit and share time with.
    xo bj

  14. Judith,

    What a wonderful idea and something to enjoy each month. Jen's teapot is spectacular with that precious butterfly on top! Your Florence Skye is lovely.

  15. Hi Judith,
    So nice to meet you and come to your tea. I just adore that teapot. The butterfly on the top just stills the show. I also love yourred chintz teacup and saucer. I have a red guestroom with some English transferware plates, so I enjoy seeing these treasures.

    Your monthly luncheon is a grand idea. So enjoyed my visit. Today is my first time to participate in Tea Time Tuesday. It is so much fun especially since blogger is not glitching so bad. Hope this continues. LOL

    Have a wonderful day.
    Hugs from Texas, Celestina Marie

  16. Isn't it fun to join together with good friends for afternoon tea? I like the idea of the teacup exchange. Your cups and teapot are just sweet. Pamela

  17. Hi Judith, We had a wonderful lunch. My teacup is so beautiful. Take care my friend, Jen.

  18. What a wonderful idea - I remember that - great to read that you are doing this - Gorgeous teapot - love the butterfly! Love your teacup - I have seen so many beautiful patterns by this maker - will have to look for it!
    Thank you for sharing your lovely post with A Return to Loveliness,
    God Bless,

  19. Judith, I like your circle of friends idea. Your tea cup is very pretty. Love your friend's teapot too.
    Hugs, Beth

  20. Your tea cup is pretty,and your friend's pot is very lovely with a top butterfly!
    I am so pleased to join you!


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