Monday, November 12, 2012

"STILL CELEBRATING FALL" TEA AND A GIVE-AWAY


I'm still hanging onto Fall... even though the Mall is all decked out for Christmas, we had the first snow fall of the year, and I'm giving away Christmas magazines for a Give-Away! (More about that later...)  I'm still staying focused on living thankfully and mindful of the present season of Autumn and all that it brings! No need to rush into winter...YET!

So I'm sharing this lovely tea set that, once again, came from my Grandmother.  I pulled some ivory, gold, and mango colored tea pieces together to celebrate Autumn. All the pieces are from England.
This teapot is a Sadler from England. I wasn't able to read the wording on the bottom of the sugar and creamer though it DOES say England. They are very delicate in ivory and shiny gold. I put the little sugar bowl in the back because I chipped it. ; (   I'm going to try and glue it together.


          Here's a closer view of the tea pot with shimmering gold trim and pretty colored fruit.


The cup is gold and a Foley Bone China, again from England. This cup and saucer was given to me as a set but much to my surprise I found that the saucer is a Royal Stuart, Spencer Stevenson so not the same as the cup. It DOES, however, have the same shimmery gold and they look like they belong to each other. Here's a close-up of the saucer. Many of you out there are probably all familiar with these names but these are new to me.
The saucer doesn't look  here as shimmery as it actually is.



                                To add to the ambience I've added a mango colored rose.


Just thought I'd share the photo I tried to get of the cup and saucer  and then noticed my reflection in the shiny cup. It kind of ruined the shot but I thought I'd share it for the fun of  it.



                                           There...that's better. I can't see myself in the cup.


I picked out some Organic Green Lemon Tea which my daughter and her husband brought from China, where they live. Yes, they live in China...on the other side of the world.  We miss them dearly but we thank God ( another thing I'm grateful for ) we have SKYPE! We get to see them and talk to them weekly at least. I just got off Facebook and my daughter and I instant messaged on there as well. So we ARE able to stay in touch...I'll be writing about their work there in another post. 

I also had to have a little mango candle to add a sweet scent.

I had a lovely little tea and thought about all the wonderful memories of my grandmother. So that's my little tea set for today. Nothing sweet to eat because I'm trying to lose some weight.

I'm joining the following parties:
  Teacup Tuesday  at Martha's Favorites



                      And now on to the Give Away...

YOU CAN WIN THIS  MAGAZINE AND ANOTHER BONUS GIFT! TO ENTER,  GO TO PREVIOUS POST.

THANKS LIVING :   TODAY I'M GRATEFUL FOR ALL MY FABULOUS FOLLOWERS AND FOR ALL THE NEW FRIENDS I'VE 'MET'  THROUGH BLOGGING.

THANKS FOR STOPPING BY!    sandy ;)

29 comments:

  1. Very lovely tea things from your grandmother, full of lovely memories Beautiful table setting! Everything is all golden like Autumn.

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  2. Your Sadler teapot is perfect for Autumn with its harvest look. The gold look of the teacup, the beautiful rose -- all wonderful for the season. Happy Tea Day!

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  3. Cheer up! Winter doesn't officially begin (by the sun and by the calendar) until Dec. 21 - - - so you have more than a MONTH to continue to enjoy Fall.

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  4. What a lovely fall tea! The fruit and gold trim on the teapot make it perfect for the season. I'm not ready to rush into winter either, but we have seen a few homes in the neighborhood with Christmas lights on them already. I LOVE Christmas, but this is too soon for me.

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  5. This is my first visit here to your blog and I LOVE your teaset - what a beauty! Please come link tomorrow to my "Friends Sharing Tea" Blog Party! Would love to see you there!

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  6. The season is approaching fast, isn't it??? Love your teapot. The teacup and saucer, when 2 different makers are put together, is called a marriage...and that is a great one! Very luxe look! I am looking into Skype for all the relatives in England. Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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  7. I found you ! Love your tea cup.. Anything with gold on it ! Beautiful !!! Hugs Jules ~

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  8. That is one of the prettiest teapots that I've ever seen! The teacup is incredible, too. Aren't you the lucky one!!??

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  9. Oh, Sandy, what a beautiful sellection of English vintage china! And with family memories associated!
    The photos are stunning, specially the ones with that delicate rose, so perfect!
    Hugs

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  10. What a lovely teapot...and it is extra beautiful since it has the added value of belonging to your grandmother! What a treasure. I love the roses you used on the table. Thank you for stopping by my blog for a visit. Have a wonderful Wednesday :)
    Shawn

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  11. Oh my! Your tea setting is gorgeous! The tea pot is a stunner. I would love to have a tea pot just like yours. The fruit artwork is beautiful and I love the gold scrolls.
    Your Foley tea cup is a stunner as well! What a good pair the cup and pot make. I have seen this Foley before, I believe Martha has one of the same. Very festive! Perfect for the holidays.
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  12. Hi Sandy, I absolutely love your gold cup and saucer. How stunning! The cream and sugar is nice, too, and your teapot is fabulous! I'm glad I visited you for tea today.

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  13. I LOVE that teapot!

    Terri from Artful Affirmations who hosts Tea Cup Tuesday has the perfect teacup she featured today to match it!

    As for your reflection - happens with glass and silver too of course - just go to PicMonkey and edit. Play with that photo shop till you get it right, worth learning- free and SUPER EASY.

    Happy Tea Tuesday!!

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  14. Oops just noticed what Terri said above, haha, how embarassing - well she beat me to it but see? I wasn't wrong, haha!

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  15. Incredibly beautiful tea set you have after your grandmother. Worthy of a queen or a princess! Teapot makes me speechless. So beautiful and luxurious. Teacup feels almost Somsen Art Nouveau. Do you know the age of the teacup? Mango Light and a rose so perfect. I'm rushing through cyberspace and drink a cup of green lemon tea with you. I wish you a great week! Zinnia

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  16. Hello Sandy,
    What a beautiful teapot and teacup! I love the scrollwork on the teapot. The gold and cream pieces make a luxurious tea vignette and the rose goes so beautifully with everything! Thank you for sharing your pretty post with us and coming to tea. Have a lovely week.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  17. The gold works so well with Autumn tones. It's nice to decorate for Fall and we only have a week or so left before thinking about Christmas decorating! Hugs!

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  18. Those are beautiful!

    Visiting from Blue Monday. Please drop by when you can.
    Mae

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  19. A stunning gold teacup, it will work for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I have a little red point and shoot Canon I carry in my purse - they work well, don't they?

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  20. I love that beautiful tea pot and your shimmery dishes are gorgeous. The rose is a perfect touch! I'm definitely enjoying this fall weather while it lasts...my favorite time of year.

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  21. Hi Sandy,
    the golden and Mango colors make a beautiful autumn tea setting. I love the Sadler tea pot and the golden tea cup. Thank you for sharing this wonderful tea time and for the sweet comment on my blog.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  22. The cup and saucer are stunning! I love the Sadler teapot with its fabulous design. The mango rose is just the right color and matches perfectly. Thanks for sharing! ~Michelle

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  23. This a beautiful tea setting with all the gold for fall. The teapot by Sadler is and English beauty. Your gold cup and saucer are lovely together and so is your mango rose a pretty addition.

    Thanks, Pam

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  24. Thank you so much for visiting my blog. It is so fun to see a new person leaving a comment.
    I love tea and tea sets and have had a post once about the ones I have.
    I don't have any gold sets like yours which I like even if they don't match label wise they look great together and that tea pot is pretty. I am looking for a tea pot with roses on it

    janice

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  25. Your tea pot is so pretty! I love the fruit design and gold rim. I agree that your gold cup and saucer go together.
    Love that mango rose and I can smell the sweet candle from here. lol!

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  26. Love the shiny saucer!! And I actually love your reflection in the photo - makes it even more awesome in my opinion ;)

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  27. Such lovely tea dishes!

    :) Hope

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