Saturday, May 4, 2013

My Old Kentucky Home

Weep no more my lady.. Oh, weep no more, today
 We will sing one song for the old Kentucky home.
 For the old Kentucky home far away.


 Hello everyone. 
 Today I am having a cup of mint tea in celebration of the Kentucky Derby
and my mother's hometown of Louisville. It is a beautiful city and 
Churchhill Downs is always a wonderful place to visit.
 Won't you join me?

 Look at this carved wooden horse I found at TJMaxx
a few years ago...He has the sweetest face.

 Mason's teacup. Watteau England.


 I found this  Spode transferware plate-
 a Woodland Horses Collection-
Thoroughbred, at Tuesday Morning. It makes a wonderful addition to
my brown and white transferware collection.

 This is my favorite pair of Staffordshire dogs. They are 
reproductions but I love the detail.



 My little beagle figurine just had to get in the picture.
I found him at a gift shop...I think in North Carolina.
 Another sweet face.


 Years ago I was at an auction in Connecticut and bid on this tiny silver
teapot and won. It is sterling and the mark is 3 leaves above a shield. 

 

18 comments:

Tanya Rachelle said...

Wonderful! Happy Derby Day to you! Love the plate you found. Lovely setting and theme.
~Tanya

Terra said...

I like your Kentucky Derby theme, and the horse plate is sensational. This all turned out pretty.

Bernideen said...

What a darling presentation of the Kentucky Derby theme! Loved it!

Lavender Cottage said...

As I was heading out to a tea today with friends, fancy hats and all, we talked about the Kentucky derby and how the hats there were being featured.
You've created a cute little Derby vignette but I have to confess, I was looking intensely at the shiny silver teapot - a great find Clara.
Judith

It's Just Dottie said...

Everything is just beautiful!!
Smiles,Dottie

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the Derby and your tea vignette is wonderful Love the dogs, horses and of course your wonderful horse plate, so pretty. Hugs, Marty

Debra @ Homespun said...

This is just charming! :)

A Creative Harbor said...

Beautiful post and such lovely photos of beautiful decor ware ~ ^__^

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful timing for this post. Did you watch the Derby? I love you pretty plates and tea cups. Lovely post, have a happy week ahead!

Pondside said...

That was a sweet little tribute to the Derby!

Snap said...

Happy Derby day! Fun teascape tribute for the Derby. Really like brown transferware. All your china pieces look wonderful together. I saw those plates at Tuesday Morn -- glad you got them! Happy Tea Day!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

How perfect your Derby day vignettes are! I love the plate and your horse figure, they're both lovely. Your china pieces are all gorgeous, as I specially favor the brown, although I have none, lol.. The dogs are my very fav pieces, though! Have a nice week.
FABBY

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Clara, your Derby tea is just lovely. The wooden horse and beagle figurine are too cute and I'm always happy to see your Staffordshire doggies. The wee silver teapot is adorable too! Of course I always love to see transferware. Thanks for sharing your lovely tea with us and have a wonderful week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Terri said...

Hello Clara,
What a wonderful Kentucky Derby post! I love your horse plate and I do believe it looks amazing with your brown and white transfer ware. I just love your two doggies! Oh my! They go perfect with your theme. Your setting really gives the feels of horse lovers!
Hugs,
Terri

janice15 said...

Very sweet, love it all. I adore the brown transferware..with love Janice

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello, gorgeous tablescape to honor the horse race - we watched it while at my husband's aunts home - Love the dishes with the horses! I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
Kathy

Jeannie and Linda said...

So much eye candy! I love the Staffordshire dogs, the transferware plate with the horse, the cup and saucer, the darling horse- everything! Lovely post.

Peace,
Linda at The French Hens Nest

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Clara,
What a unique table setting and so fitting for the occasion. A pleasure to see!!
Ruthie from Lady B's

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