Monday, May 10, 2010

Tea Cup Tuesday

Yesterday I had joined Cielo @ The House In The Roses for her Victorian Tea Party in honor of Mother's Day on my other blog and I got an invitation there from Martha @ Martha's Favorites to join her and Terri for Tea Cup Tuesday (thank you, Martha!), so I decided to post it on this blog. I used this tea cup from a set that once belonged to my grandmother:

These dishes were my grandmother's 'everyday dishes', she also had a set of china that she used for special occasions, but I always loved the simple rose pattern of these dishes. The set includes dinner plates, luncheon plates, and these cups which she used for both coffee and tea.

The set also includes a teapot:

And it includes a small cream pitcher:

And also a sugar bowl:

I've always thought this set was so pretty, I love the creamy white color, and while it looks somewhat fragile, it's really a very sturdy set.

I've set an extra place for you.

And I also have almond chocolate chip biscotti, and ginger biscotti, and apricot scones that my husband picked up at the outdoor market at Union Square Park in Manhattan. They all taste wonderful!

Won't you join me for Tea Cup Tuesday? There's so many pretty tea cups to see!


  1. Hello Eileen...Roses on china cups are always in style for me. Very, very pretty! Sincerely, Susan

  2. Eileen, you have set a beautiful table. And how lucky are you, to have your grandmothers dishes! They are so pretty. I love the shape of them.
    Thank you for sharing with us.

  3. I just love these dishes! The roses, the lattice...just beautiful! You are so lucky to have them! And PLEASE eat some of those delish goodies for me! Ha!

  4. How pretty. What great memories these must hold for you, making them that much more beautiful.

  5. How pretty. What great memories these must hold for you, making them that much more beautiful.

  6. Such a lovely tea and dish set! They are very special thanks for setting an extra place. I hope you have a wonderful week. Do drop by for tea if you have time. ~ All my best, Theresa MsartistSewCrafty

  7. What a lovely set you have, and how special that they belonged to your grandmother. Thank you for sharing these lovely photos with us :) The Biscotti and scones look delish!!

    Happy Teacup Tuesday! Warmest, Brenda

  8. What I especially love about this set are the simple lines...not complicated or extravagant...just plain elegant and clean....and as an added bonus, it's been handed down to lucky girl. Have a wonderful day.


  9. Hi Eileen,

    Thanks for coming by and for the nice comments.
    Such a pretty set of tea things. Thank you for sharing, and for the delicious goodies. Yummy!


  10. Such an inviting table with all your pretty tea cups and yummy treats.

  11. There are indeed many beautiful tea cups. Thanks for inviting us to the tea party Eileen, nice to hear from you again. Hope you had a wonderful Mothers Day last weekend. xx

  12. such beautiful teaset! the roses just stunning! love the set!.. thanks for sharing and have a good week!

  13. Hi Eileen! I do love your beautiful china! I think it's wonderful that it belonged to your grandmother...I don't have anything like that from my family, so one reason I collect teacups is to leave them to my granddaughters. The other reason is that I LOVE them! I have a teacup of a different shape but I think the pattern is identical. I got it at an antique store, so I like to think that it belonged to someone's grandmother, and I'm now loving it for her. I do want to join in on this meme...hopefully, next week, but I'm still in the process of reorganizing my house and it seems my life as well. I have missed you, though, and am happy to be visiting today, so I can enjoy your wonderful biscotti and blesses me!

    Take care, my friend...have a wonderful week!


  14. Eileen, I have bits and pieces of this set. They weren't "in the family", but I saw them and loved the roses. I must go find them! They are packed away with many, many miscellaneous pieces ALSO decorated with roses.

    Missing you, but imagining your busy-ness with sweet grandchildren and summer activities....

  15. Love the teapots:) So cute! Thanks for stopping by the other day! I love cornbread too. Goes great with so many things:)
    Have a blessed day!

  16. Eileen I came over to wish you a Happy New Year. I did not know you have 3 blogs. this one is beautiful. I am so glad I stopped by. I hope the upcoming year is filled with health and happiness.,take care.


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