Welcome to the Tea and Roses blog tour (blog hop). It is my pleasure to be part of the group of eleven bloggers sharing a tea and roses themed blog post with you. Please click on the other lovely blogs on the list and enjoy the variety of blog posts from this fun blog tour, don’t forget to click back to yesterday’s post too so you don’t miss any. Thank you to Amber, blogger, TFT blog party co-hostess, and friend from Follow the Yellow Brick Home for putting this all together for us. The theme is lovely and as most of you know, I love sharing things related to tea. I have written about tea, teacups, a tea party or tea related things on numerous occasion, and probably will again. Remember I was,” Made in England”, so tea is in my veins (wink).
I declared 2018 my year of the purge. Scaling down and leaning into a more minimalized lifestyle. Our final home will most likely be a third the size of our current home and although that time is still a little way away I have begun donating, sorting and preparing to sell, quite a few things. Dare I say that one of the things I’m letting go is my teacup collection ( place audible gasps here LOL)…not all of it. I will keep a few favorites and all of the teacups I have received as gifts. But, the rest will eventually be for sale either in my Katherines Corner shop or on eBay. But, today I’m focusing on these few “keepers”,and I hope you will enjoy seeing them as much as I enjoy sharing them with you.
It’s hard to let go of something that you have been collecting for so long. I love all my “one only teacup and saucer sets”. I enjoy serving tea and giving everyone a different teacup and saucer. I do still have a few more teacups and saucers tucked away, including this tea for one set I received as a “just because” gift from a dear friend. Every time I use it I think of her.
I can’t enjoy them if they’re all stacked in the buffet anyway, and how many does one woman need..really? Maybe a dozen or so to have a nice tea party, right? So the purge was needed. I mean really, just look at this…… ( there are more on the floor and table behind the camera too).
I was sitting on the floor sorting through the teacups, slowly admiring the details. I got sentimental, and muttered, ” can I really get rid of these?…… Yes, yes, I can.” Someone else will enjoy drinking tea from them. The beautiful gold and silver painted rims, scalloped edges, that may have on occasion caused me to dribble a bit, will all be a welcome addition to someone’s tea party.
As I continued sorting a theme was presented, right there in my buffet all along, tea and roses!
More than half of my beautiful teacups have roses on them. I found it to be quite serendipitous.
I love that word, it’s so magical.
Teacups roses and pearls, somehow they all just fit together perfectly.
Serve a cup of kindness, it’s such a lovely statement and such an easy thing to do.
A dry rose rests next to my rose chintz teacup and saucer. A reminder that old and new work well together.
It has been a pleasure sharing a few teacups from my collection with you today. I hope you will enjoy the rest of the Tea and Roses blog tour. Please leave comments when you visit, they are like hugs.
Remember, I have always said, “tea tastes best when sipped from a pretty teacup”.
I hope to see you all back here tomorrow for the TFT blog party and again on Saturday for the Tea and Roses blog hop ( a bonus blog hop this week only)
Begin part 2 of the tour by clicking the blog names below the images
We are also having a Tea and Roses Giveaway and my Target giveaway is ending soon too!