Friday, May 11, 2012

Currier and Ives - Part Two

Hello, Dear Ones!
Well, here I am again with some more of my Currier and Ives pieces.
In honor of Mother's Day I thought we'd have tea and coffee.
After all, it was my Mother, and I'm so blessed to still have her, 
who enticed me to have more than two sets of dishes - 
one for every day and one for company.
She taught me well! :)

 I've poked all of these pieces on top of Little Richard!
He just loves it! :)

 First of all, my cherished teapot is sitting atop of my olden silver chest.
Scratches and all.
Look at the pretty clipper ship.
Hmm, Boston Tea Party? :)
I didn't take a snap of it but the little knob on the lid has a light house on it.

 My second set of the sugar and creamer.

 Isn't this a sweet little scene on the little teacup?
I love the style of the little handles, so delicate but easy for my dainty  fingers to hold.
This little lady is driving her own wagon and I wonder where she is going? 
Do you 'drive' wagons? :)
Inquiring minds want to know.

 Here are four coffee cups and the little folks are still traveling.
These cups are hard to find.

 I only have two coffee mugs and they are rather rare.
More traveling going on.
I have used the teacups before but never the coffee cups or the mugs.

 I have two luncheon plates which are a few inches smaller than the dinner plates.
Way back when I was searching my tiny head off for extra pieces, these were the only two I ever found.

Here's one of my platters.
Just love it's size and I have used it before.

Like I've said before ~ 
I love these happy olden homey dishes and hope you're enjoying seeing them..
I have more and I'm gonna show them to you.
I love you that much and love to share! :)
I want to wish you all a very Happy Mother's Day!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Have A Cuppa Tea

Granny's always ravin' and rantin'
And she's always puffin' and pantin',
And she's always screaming and shouting,
And she's always brewing up tea.

Grandpappy's never late for his dinner,
Cos he loves his leg of beef
And he washes it down with a brandy,
And a fresh made cup of tea.

Have a cuppa tea, have a cuppa tea,
have a cuppa tea, have a cuppa tea,
Halleluja, halleluja, halleluja, Rosie Lea
Halleluja, halleluja, halleluja Rosie Lea.

If you feel a bit under the weather,
If you feel a little bit peeved,
Take granny's stand-by potion
For any old cough or wheeze.
It's a cure for hepatitis it's a cure for chronic insomnia,
It's a cure for tonsilitis and for water on the knee.

Tea in the morning, tea in the evening, tea at supper
You get tea when it's raining, tea when it's snowing.
Tea when the weather's fine,
You get tea as a mid-day stimulant
You get tea with your afternoon tea
For any old ailment or disease
For Christ sake have a cuppa tea.

Whatever the situation whatever the race or creed,
Tea knows no segregation, no class nor pedigree
It knows no motivations, no sect or organisation,
It knows no one religion,
Nor political belief.
~ sung by The Kinks