Sunday, June 24, 2012

Time For Tea

"Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company."
-- Author Unknown,

 Hello everyone. I hope you all had a nice weekend. Today I'm featuring my new green teapot. Please join me for a cup of tea.

It was made in Portugal and I love it's shape and the embossed leaves.

This is the mark on the bottom of the plate. The flowers on the right are on the bottom of the plate around the outside rim.  Mottahedeh has some very pretty pieces of china. This one came from a decorator shop in town (Manor House Interiors). It usually hangs in my foyer above two Botanical pictures.

Shots of the botanical prints on plate

The little boy figurine playing the flute belonged to my grandmother. It is marked (occupied Japan) 

I have a collection of Botanical prints. These two are from a set of four that hang above the bed in my guest room.

This is a new cup and saucer I found at a tearoom in town. (This Whole House).  Well it isn't new but new to me. It doesn't have a mark .

Thank you for stopping by and have a great week. 


Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Love your beautiful tea pot!!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh how truly lovely!

What wonderful treasures you have shared with us today!

Enjoy your tea!!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Thank you for inviting us to your lovely tea. I like the design of your teapot and your teacup is so pretty. Wishing you a great week.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hello Clara. I just love your blog. It is so pretty and your tea party was delightful. I'm glad I could stop by..Happy Sunday..Judy

Maria Andrade said...

Hi Clara ,
It was a very nice surprise to find these Portuguese pieces for your tea today!
Although you didn't show the teapot backstamp I guess it was made by Fábrica de Faianças Bordalo Pinheiro in the town of Caldas da Rainha which now belongs to the same group as Vista Alegre, the maker of the Mottahedeh plate.
It was a lovely tea party, thanks.

Lynn Holland said...
Thought you might like to see my teacups and cupcakes over in Lancashire UK

GrandmaK said...

Lovely china!!! Thank your for your hospitality and invitation to tea! Have a wonderful week! Cathy

janice15 said...

I love your new Tea's a lovely color...and all the pretty work on it...just lovely...I just received a few New Tea cups in the mail on Saturday morning...wishing you a happy Monday..with love Janice

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a wonderful teapot! It's like majolixa. I love Mottadeh china. Thanks for sharing and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Clara, that is a lovely teapot. I love the colour green and the shape is really nice too. Cute teacup and the figurine is special having belonged to your grandmother. Thank you for sharing with us and joining me for tea today. Have a lovely week.


Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Clara
Your new teapot is a pretty shade of green and looks like it might hold 6-8 cups. The botanical prints are lovely, I've always admired the simplicity of them.

kitty said...

Hi Clara, what beautiful treasures you've shared. I love your new pretty!

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

Hello Clara: Each piece you featured today is so intricately detailed, and so very lovely--thank you for sharing them with us!

KathyB. said...

Beautiful ( an over used word, but it applies!)tea cup and I like the way you displayed it with the botanical prints and teapot that seems to join them visually. Old but new-to-us treasures are the best!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Clara, Everything is so very lovely! I am fond of green - the teapot is gorgeous - love the pattern. Your teacup, the little boy and the botanical print dishes are quite beautiful - gorgeous vignette - I appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,

Snap said...

What a lovely post! I love the little guy playing the flute. He really looks like he belongs with your lovely china and new teapot. Happy Tea Day!

Zaa said...

Hi Clara...

Such a lovely teapot and so appropriate for any teaset.... I love the moulded features and the colour... It really is so perfect for the botanical themed teatime.

Your little boy with the flute is a superb example of the little Japanese treasures that I so adore and have collected since childhood...They just have so much character, don't they ?

Incidently, Your music is so very calming and enjoyable...Thank you for sharing...Hugs

Donna Heber said...

Hi Clara,

I really enjoyed tea with you this week. Your green teapot is so unique! My brother lives near Williamsburg so I will have to check out Mottahedeh. Your botanical prints are lovely too.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Clara: Thank you for leaving such a nice message on my post, In Summer Dress. I always love hearing from you, and, again, your tea-pot is gorgeous..Happy Tuesday..Judy

Terri said...

Oooh Clara, I love your new teapot! Gorgeous! Vista Alegra does some really nice work!
I am loving your new roses tea cup too. What a pretty setting with your plates and the botanical prints!
Have a lovely tea time,

Micupoftea~ said...

Hello Clara!
I have been to Williamsburg and enjoyed every minute. What pretty dishes. I LOVE botanical prints and your green teapot. Gorgeous. Enjoy the end of June...hope you drop by for a cuppa sometime :)

Johanna said...

Hi Clara,
I love your tea time with the botanical touch. I am always drawn to botanical paintings and etchings. Your green tea pot is so special and wonderful. And the plate looks almost hand painted- a real treasure. Thank you for sharing your treasures.
Best greetings, Johanna

Anonymous said...

Portugal makes such nice pottery. What a nice shade of green. Botanical prints, don't you just love them?

Nicole@Show Off Friday said...

What a gorgeous tea set!

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh that tea pot makes my heart go pitter-patter! Love it!!!! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Jann Olson said...

Hi Clara, your teapot has a very unique shape. It is so pretty. I love your botanical prints and the dishes are lovely. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I love to hear from you. ~Clara~