Monday, February 11, 2013

A Lady's Tea

In Memory of A Happy Day in February

"Was it the smile of early spring
That made my bosom glow?
'Twas sweet, but neither sun nor wind
Could raise my spirit so.

Was it some feeling of delight,
All vague and undefined?
No, 'twas a rapture deep and strong,
Expanding in the mind!"

- Anne Bronte ~

Hello everyone,
Today I'm having  A Tea of Hearts Tea using my collection of Godey's Lady"s plates.
I've had these for several years and they are  truly lovely. The plates have been adapted
 from the pages of The Godey's Lady's Book.  Manufactured by Salem China Co. The Godey
  ladies china was made during the 1940's and 1950's. Salem China ceased manufacturing in 1967.

Mark on bottom of plates...

Godey's Lady's Book began in 1830 as The Lady's Book. "Godey's" was added to the title around 1840. It was also known as "Godey's Magazine",

Heart shaped plate~ Herman Dodge and Sons Inc. 
Old World Collection

Chocolate covered strawberries are always a treat.

I have a six piece set of this stemware and each one is a different color.

Salt and pepper/Aynsley Fine Bone China

Egg cup~ fine bone china~ Staffordshire Collection.

Rosina saucer made in England
Teacup~ Victoria  bone china England

New coffeepot Tanlina~ Made in Poland ~ Maria

Thank you for stopping by and I wish you a lovely week. ~Clara


pembrokeshire lass said...

You always have such lovely china. I have to say I liked the plates and pictures especially the heart shaped one! Interesting about the magazine. I think, though, that I preferred the ladies dresses on the plates!! Joan

Stephanie said...

Everything is so delightful! I am in love with your Godey's Lady's plates! They are absolutely charming. I had such a wonderful time visiting and looking at your lovely pictures - thank you!

Enjoy your week!


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Clara,
What a romantic tea! Your china pieces are gorgeous; so very charming with the ladies in their frocks! Love the teacup and saucer and the heart plate. Your teapot is darling too. Chocolate dipped berries are such a treat! The book/magazine sounds unique and I would imagine the ladies of the day snatched them up like posies along the roadside. Thank you for sharing and coming to tea with me. Have a beautiful day, my friend.


Beth said...

Your teacup and saucer look like they were made for each other - SO pretty! Your fancy lady plates are fabulous! What a lovely teascape.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

This is a stunning and lovely post - such pretty girlie eye candy.


Linda @ Friendship Tea said...

Beautiful post! It's just perfect for Valentine;s Week.

Maria Andrade said...

Hi Clara,
Lovely china and pictures!
Thanks for sharing this romantic tea, very fit for Valentine's week!

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a lovely tea setting! Marvelous photos! I love the Godey's illustrations. Such a window into their period. Love the teacup...I have several of that pattern and love them. Absolutely perfect tea setting! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi again Clara. I sent you a note to your gmail address but it came back to me. I just wanted to thank you for your sweet comments on my last post..Happy Monday..Judy

Janice Tutone said...

Very pretty photos! X

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hi Clara,
Your dishes are so romantic looking with the lovely ladies all dressed up. Perfect for a Valentine tea! The information on Godey was so interesting! Thank you for sharing! Happy Valentine's day to you!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Clara
I'm glad you showed a close up of the plates, they're lovely and your tea tray is perfect for a Valentine's visit. As always, I enjoy the quotes you share.
Happy Valentine's Day.

Janet - The Painted Piglet said...

Thank you for the reminder about "Godey's Lady's book"
- I first heard of it in college and had not thought about it in years. I love the little tea setting as well.

Always Nesting said...

Makes me want to relax and take tea. Beautiful dishes and beautiful tray.

Bernideen said...

What a pretty post and great educational information too! Thank you for linking this to Friends Sharing Tea.
The plates are lovely! The entire vignette is lovely!

Magnolia Cottage said...

Dear Clara,
What a beautiful valentine's day tea setting. Love the white tray with your pretty teacups. The salt & pepper shakers are adorable. Those chocolate covered strawberries look delish. Happy Valentine's day!

Terri said...

Hello Clara,
Beautiful tea setting for Valentine's Day. Your tea tray is set so lovely. I love that Aynsley tea cup, it is gorgeous!
The plates are stunning! I never heard of Godey china. What a delight! Each one is beautiful.
Happy Valentine's Day,

KathyB. said...

I had heard of Godey's Ladies Magazine, but never knew there was a Godey's china. You sure have used it with your other pieces to make a lovely Valentine table setting.It is always interesting to me how much history can be learned from so many china patterns, pieces, and their creators.

GardenofDaisies said...

Your Godey's ladies plates are really lovely. I have some Godey's prints tucked away that I need to have framed.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is just gorgeous. I must try that tea-it sounds delicious. Happy Pink Saturday.
Bear Hugs,

Sherry said...

So pretty! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

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