Sunday, February 9, 2014

Red Vintage Roses



My copper kettle

whistles merrily

and signals that

it is time for tea.

The fine china cups

are filled with the brew.

There's lemon and sugar

and sweet cream, too.

But, best of all

there's friendship, between you and me.

As we lovingly share

our afternoon tea.

~Marianna Arolin

Hello everyone.
Today I'm sharing two of my newest  
tea cups for A Valentines Day Tea.
 Red Vintage Rose by Gracie China.
I found them at TJMaxx  and they came
in a pretty chintz box tied with a ribbon.
Won't you join me?



Thank you for stopping by. Have a beautiful
week and  a Happy Valentine's Day.


NanaDiana said...

Clara- What a wonderful find at TJMaxx! Wow! I never seem to find anything quite like that. They are beautiful. What a sweet little poem, too. xo Diana

Bernideen said...

Oh I feel so Valentish after seeing your lovely posting! How lovely and your red cups and saucers are delightful!

Sylvia said...

Wow Clara, I love those cups they are just georgeous! Your Tea is great,love all your photos.

Stephanie said...

Hello sweet Clara! Your tea time is simply lovely and perfect for Valentine's :) And your tea cups are so pretty! Thanks for sharing and have a delightful week. Hugs!

Julie Marie said...

Hello Clara... and thank you so much for your visit... your new teacups are so pretty!... I love red floral china and those are perfect for Valentines!... also love all the pretties on your sidebar... wishing you a blissful day, Julie Marie

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Wow, so many pretty Valentine Tea's in blogland right now! Your's is just beautiful, love the teaset!
Happy Monday!

Diann said...

I would have never guessed those teacups came from TJ Maxx! They are beautiful and look as if they have been around for many years. What a wonderful find!

Snap said...

I love the quote from Arolin -- perfect way to start your lovely Valentine tea! Great find at TJMaxx. Gracie makes some wonderful teacups. Red roses and hearts -- perfect for Valentine Day. Strawberries -- yum! Happy Tea Day!

Beth Laverty said...

LOve those tea cups.... and from TJ Maxx no less. I don't get to go to that store often as there is none near me. I will be looking closely next time I can get to one.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Clara,
I am so happy to have you join me for tea today! I have missed you! Your new teacups are darling and they are so perfect for Valentine's Day. The berries look scrumptious in them. We don't have a TJ Max here but I think perhaps our Winners might be similar. I must go have a peek in there sometime this week. Have a beautiful day and Happy Valentines Day!


The Victorian Girl said...

Those are the prettiest teacups! Wish I could find some of those.

Tea in Texas said...

Your cups and saucers are perfect for Valentine's Day! I love TJ Maxx, Marshall's and Home Goods! I always find some treasure and love their teaware. The chintz boxes are a fun way to store them. Glad you included your set for Valentine's Day. Have a lovely 14th!


Beth said...

Those teacups are so beautiful, Clara. I just love them!

Donna Heber said...

Hi Clara,

I'm just loving your vintage rose teacups! They remind me of a Royal Albert pattern. I can think of a million uses for your pretty heart ribbon. Happy Valentine's Day!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Clara
So nice to see you back blogging, and joining the tea group. These are pretty teacups you found and perfect for Valentine's, along with the gorgeous red roses.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

What a beautiful Valentine post! Love the teacups!

The Charm of Home said...

Oh, I love these teacups!! I am so jealous! I love to go to TJMaxx but haven't been in a few months. I would love to have found these there! Great find! They are just beautiful! Happy Valentine's Day!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Clara: I love this wonderful post. Your tea cups are amazing. Thank you for sharing this wonderful table with us. Blessings, Martha

Liz said...

I love the china - it is beautiful, so pretty and delicate!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Terri said...

Isn't that tea cup just the most gorgeous coloring? That red is stunning. And your flowers really work well with it. I do love the designs that come from this china company. I have several cups from them too.
I enjoyed your beautiful post.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Those teacups are gorgeous - isn't it hard to believe they're new?

I love Gracie china - it can take a beating, is gorgeous, and you won't completely freak out if it breaks - so you will use them more often!

Beautiful pictures.

janice15 said...

I love it.. I have some Gracie china and I adore it.. Im loving this red.. with love Janice

Marilyn said...

I just love, love these teacups. So pretty for Valentines.

Ruthie Miller said...

What sweet cups and pretty pictures.
Happy Tea...Ruthie

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Clara, I haven't been in TJMaxx for quite a while - this would be what I'd look for! Absolutely gorgeous! I am delighted that you shared with A Return to Loveliness,

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