Tuesday, July 8, 2008

It's A Tea Party!

Hello, Dear Ones! I'm posting a Tea Party from last year! I was very new to blogging, met Jan and wanted to join her Tea Party, so this is it!! Well, if you know me, I went a bit overboard and showed almost all of my tea sets... :)
I'm so glad you've stopped by for tea today. Jan from Jan and Tom's Place is hosting a tea today, so go here http://jt-jantom.blogspot.com/ and you can visit all the different tea parties! So here's my selection of tea thingys.
Hope you have fun!
A sweet tea pot and tray from my dear daughter

This lovely tea set was a Christmas gift from my Mr. Precious

This is a little crocheted doll I made many moons ago
and she just adores having tea!

Another old tea set from my Mr. Precious!

Odds and ends of Pink Willow and some pink depression glass

This one means a lot to me. It's from my mother who
gave it to me many years ago.

You know rabbits are particular about what they will eat at tea parties.
They don't care for sandwiches so
I thought this Bunny Foo Foo would like some cherries!

I call this the "Blogland" teapot (everyone has one!) and it's with
some very old white dishes my mother gave me.

My mother knows I like tea sets. Here is another one she's given me.

Odd tea pot with some of my sweet little dishes

You know when you come to my house - I have a few roosters. Well, these guys are a little pushy and a little shovey and would not listen to me. I told them Teas were mainly for ladies. Did they care? Not one bit. So they hopped up here and said "Snap a picture of us!" Well, that's just what I did. You can see they brought their own sugar and creamer, the big guy is the tea pot, they brought a little marmalade holder with their specialities in it and even their own salt and pepper shakers! Why would they bring salt and pepper to a tea party?
They told me everyone knows they like to eat seeds and they want their seeds seasoned! I see they've already scattered some seeds in front of the shakers. What am I going to do with these guys?

I certainly hope you've enjoyed my tea party. Hope you tried all of the different flavors of tea and all of the goodies I prepared just for you! Chloe Dawn did not like drinking the tea. She tried it and just spit it out and now she's pouting - that's why she's not around today.

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

When I Take My Sugar To Tea

Every Sunday afternoon, we forget about those cares
Rubbing elbows at the Ritz, with those zillionaires
When I take my sugar to tea
I'm as ritzy as I can be
'Cause I never take her where the gang goes
When I take, take my sugar to tea.

~ Kahal, Fain & Connor


  1. Shelia, what a wonderful Tea Party!! From roosters (can't keep those guys out - but that's OK) to TeaSets to Pink Willow and Pink Depression Glass...you have it all!
    The Tea was delicious, even if Chloe Dawn didn't like it!!! Tell her we miss her!! She would have looked cute in a HAT and dressed for TEA!!! LOL!!

    Thanks for coming to the TEA PARTY!


  2. Sheila, What lovely tea things you have! I enjoyed each and every tea set! The ones from your mother were my favorites. How blessed you are!

    PS Your Chloe Dawn is precious!


  3. You have such lovely tea sets! It was fun joining you for tea today. ~Adrienne~

  4. Oh Shirl, Wonderful post! All of your tea sets are just beautiful. As I studied each one, I thought, "Oh this is my favorite"...and then the next was my favorite...and then the next! :) So I guess I just loved them all! Great post!

    Hugs, Rhonda :)

  5. Hi Sheila, I just added you to my favorite blogs list! Thanks so much!

    PS I just scrolled down beyond Chloe's post and saw your Mitford post. That is my favorite set of books! Jane Austen is my other favorite author...

    Pink hugs, Karen

  6. morning! hope you have a great week!

  7. Shelia, how many tea sets do you have woman? One is prettier than the next! Ah, must go potty now. Too much tea!

    Justine :o )

  8. You have my blue dishes!! Except I'm missing several pieces. I loved all of your tea settings....I'm getting excited about the next tea party, thinking of the things I could post!

  9. you have such beautiful tea sets! i love the blue one at the beginning, and the pink depression glass has always been a favorite of mine! thank you for a lovely party!

  10. So many tea sets and soooooo little time, my sweet texas chick!!! I, too, love chickens and almost bought one at an antique store yesterday but had to consider how I was going to get so much in the car when traveling back home so the chicken didn't get a new home! Sob...sob...sob..... Okay, pulled up my big girl panties and am going on with life......sniffle....sniffle.
    Smoochies my little teacup,

  11. Transferware and pineapple doilies...::blissful sigh::::two of my favorites!

  12. Hi Shelia, What gorgeous tea sets!!!!! I love all of them, but am very partial to your "Pink Willow" one in particular!!! So pretty!.....Heidi :)

  13. You have many beautiful teapots and other pretties. Thank you for sharing them with all of us.

    Poor Chloe Dawn. Please give her a tea biscuit.

  14. Hi Shelia....What a goregous table & teas sets!!!! I LOVE them all! I just popped over from another blogger & am so glad I did! The food looks delicous too!! Now makes me want tea & a snack!

  15. My goodness, Shelia... are all these lovely tea sets yours? I cannot choose which one I like best... they're all so gorgeous! I have to say, thou, that Mr. Precious has a very good taste! :)

    Have a lovely party


  16. Oh my goodness, you have some beautiful tea sets there. And that crochet doll. I'll be back later to look again and take more in!

  17. I'm so envious of all your beautiful tea sets. They are lovely! I don't have any yet. But my I did buy my "Princess" (#3) a Peter Rabbit set from Germany for her last birthday and we love to have "Tea" in it on special occasions. Have a great day!

  18. Oh, the loveliness! I am so glad my internet connection worked this morning, first thing I thought of was to rush over for some tea! And you did not disappoint, what fun I have had!

    Thank you, sweetie!

    Happy tea party!



  19. I love all the tea sets . shall have my tea with the set your mom gave you. Two sugars and cream pleas. I could not find the sweets. If they are near I shall have one too.Tootsie can have the fruit, I love scones.With lemon curd please!.Maybe just one with strawberrie jam! YUM!! This Marcella Chi tea is wonderful. Thank you for the party. Have to go see who else is arounf. Kathy

  20. I'm glad I made it over before you ran out of hot water for the tea! What a lovely party. You have so many beautiful tea pots. I'll sit here and scratch Chloe Dawn behind the ears for a minute so that she won't feel too bad about us eating all of the cookies. Oops, I think I dropped a little, quick Chloe, before Mama sees! Shhh our secret!

  21. Thank you Debbie for popping in for my tea party! I always have room for one more guest!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  22. Oh my goodness Sheila you have the most wonderful collecion of teasets! I love everyone! Thank you so much for stopping by and I bet Bentley would love Chloe Dawn, they would be the best of friends. THat's if Chloe Dawn did not take any of his tuna, he does not share that well! He will share his cat treats though! LOL
    Blessings, Shirl
    Shirls Rose Cottage

  23. What a great collection, Sheila! I love the lemon set your daughter gave you!

  24. Hey pp, I wanted to come by and thank you for the sweet words that you left on gollum. I hope this will post, my computer skill are so bad it is hit and miss with me...lol have a wonderful day my friend. vickydarnell

  25. Oh I loved your tea party... I have "many" teapots... ahhhh I don't think we're going to count them...YES>>> there are that many.. Someday I'll show you mine... I'm sorry Chloe Dawn didn't care for the tea party.... I'm sure you came up with something specail for her.... hugs ~ lynne ~

  26. Oh I loved your tea party... I have "many" teapots... ahhhh I don't think we're going to count them...YES>>> there are that many.. Someday I'll show you mine... I'm sorry Chloe Dawn didn't care for the tea party.... I'm sure you came up with something specail for her.... hugs ~ lynne ~

  27. Oh I loved your tea party... I have "many" teapots... ahhhh I don't think we're going to count them...YES>>> there are that many.. Someday I'll show you mine... I'm sorry Chloe Dawn didn't care for the tea party.... I'm sure you came up with something specail for her.... hugs ~ lynne ~

  28. Hi Sheila! What lovely teasets you have!! I especially adore the two from your mother! You have a beautiful blog that I will visit often. Especially love the silhoutte of the girl playing the piano, too!

    Big Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  29. I am inspired to collect tea sets. I do know which is the most beautiful. They all charming and I loved each one. Thank you for sharing your lovely tea sets.


  30. What a great collection you have! Yep, I have one of those blogland teapots too!!! It still takes my breath away when I see it on other blogs...I love it so much!

  31. Oh , did I leave my bag here. I don't know how all those cookies got in it. Heee..I bet Tootsie put them in there so sh wouldn't drop any.I just had some real Chai at my friends house. It was delecious. I think I see someone I know. Gotta chatter. Kathy .

  32. Thanks for stopping by my Tea Party. I llove your tea sets, especially the hand painted floral one your Mom gave you. You have a wonderful assortment of dishes that I really loved looking at. I would like to add you to my blogroll if that's okay with you.


  33. I've never been to a tea party, I quite enjoyed it, thanks for being such a great hostess! :)
    (found you through comment @ Mabel's House)

  34. Oh I hope Im not too late for tea... I have been running behind all day... What prettys you have. I love each and every one of them...I can see you really went all out for us, thank you... you are just too sweet (( Hugs )).. Take care Miss Sheila... I had a lovely time... Off to another tea party... You were the first, Susie H~

  35. Shelia I just love you tea sets. I am so jealous. I love your settings of them. and your roosters are so great, I am glad you let them join even for just a bit. Thank you for having me for tea, it was very lovely. You are a gracious hostess. Have a great week.

  36. Hi Shelia :)

    I hope I'm not too late! I was stuck in blogland traffic LOL Your tea sets are gorgeous! I hope Chloe Dawn will be happy when it's all over ;)


  37. I love your tea sets Sheila! I'm going to see if I have anything at all that will qualify for this delightful party! :o)

  38. Hi Shelia
    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. It is nice to meet you. I love all your tea pots and cups and saucers. You certainly have some beautiful ones!
    Hope you'll come back again.
    Hugs, Rhondi

  39. Hi Sheila, girl ! you oughta open a tea pot store ! I especially like the sets your mom gave you.Gorgeous.
    Thankyou for your visit to my tea party.

  40. oh my goodness is had no idea that you were Tea-fully blessed...they are all beautiful, Shelia...so which one can I drink my tea out of, if I stop by or maybe I need to come by everyday until I have drank out of each cup, I will bring some snack...so pretty...do you keep the sets out to display them all at once?
    Thanks for inviting me.

  41. Hi Sheila!
    Thank you so much for inviting me to your lovely tea party! I had such a fabulous time trying all your special teas from your beautiful teapots! I think my favorite was the chocolate hazelnut! You have some very splendid tea sets!
    Hugs, Sherry
    Your party crashers were kinda cute!

  42. Hi, Sheila! What a wonderful tea you prepared! I loved every minute of it. Lovely! (And yummy!)


  43. I cant even decide which tea set is my favorite, you have so many beautiful sets! I actually got a set of the Johnson Brothers Rose Bouquet that you show at a church rummage sale. Love them!

  44. What a lovely tea party! Everything looks absolutely wonderful. We had a tea party a little bit ago: http://anapronaday.blogspot.com/2008/05/tea-party-vintage-style.html

    I'll be sure to not miss the next one at Jan & Tom's!

    For your daily dose of vintage goodness & a bit of silliness, stop by Confessions of an Apron Queen

  45. Sheila~
    Just found your blog and had to go make myself a cup of tea to sip.
    Please share where you got your "blogland" teapot. I LOVE IT!
    You're now in my favorites!

  46. Come by my blog. There is a little award for you there!

  47. Hi Beverly and thank you for stopping by for tea. To answer your question, I found the Blogland teapot at Marshall's or Home Goods a few months back. I hope you can find one, too. It really is a beautiful teapot.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  48. Wow, you have so many beautiful sets! I especially like the ones that your mother gave you. I'm very impressed!

    I bet Chloe Dawn would have liked a beef bullion tea! lol


  49. What an extensive (and lovely) collection!

  50. Thanks for the tea party. I had some tea here at home in honor of your party. I especially liked your blue and white dishes - well, I actually liked them all. :)
    It was a nice tea party.

  51. Thank you for your lovely tea party. I absolutely love your tea sets and have never seen any as beautiful. What wonderful treasures you have ... and from your mother too.

  52. Hi Sheila! I tried and tried to leave you a comment the other night here and it kept coming up "error" so I wanted to make sure and drop back by! You have such a wonderful collection of tea pots and sets! I have been collecting them since I was about 12 but my collection is still very small. :( I LOVE your pink Willow and the depression glass! Oh it has my heart!! Thank You for hosting such a lovely party! Has Chloe Dawn recovered yet? LOL!!
    -Heather :)

  53. I would love another cuppa - thank you. No no only one sugar for me and yes, darling, I do take a little splash of cream - Ta Luv.

    Well you have done it again!! I love all the tea settings and those roosters - naughty naughty!
    I have to say I think I have inherited your obsession (and Grandma's too) - although mine is just now starting to show - how do I put this. . . I am becoming a DISH HOUND!!! The only problem is I don't have the space. Well I guess better late than never :)

  54. Hi Shelia...

    I just LOVE looking at all the "pretties" and all of our old TEA PARTY pictures and posts!!! This was sooooooooo special!!

    Thanks for joining us!!



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