Monday, August 2, 2010

Tea on The Porch for Tuesday

Good afternoon ladies :) Today I thought I would do my "Tea" post on our front covered porch. It is a bit warm out today and rather over-cast, but there is a nice breeze which feels so good! For this weeks vignette I've chosen this corner which has our wooden glider...I've covered it today with a pretty pink rose quilt and some lovely vintage barkcloth pillows. You'll also see some pretty pink flowers, both real and faux; a wicker table that I've draped with a sweet vintage rose tablecloth, pink wicker picnic basket, pretty vintage cutwork tea towel, Lefton teapot, some pretty rose vintage plates, one of Rhonda's pretty faux cake slices, a cute little winged cherub statue, and of course, this weeks featured teacup :)

Here is an up-close picture of some of today's items...

And here is this week's featured Teacup. This cup is by Royal Vale, and has pretty pink roses and rosebuds that adorn the outside of the cup, and it has gold trim along the rim, at the bottom, and on the handle too.

Here is the saucer....such pretty pink roses, and it too is trimmed in gold.

Here is the marking on the bottom of the cup...this same marking is on the bottom of the saucer too.

This set of 6 plates I found at the Goodwill store last week Friday for just $3 ! What a find these are!!

This is a Vintage Redmon picnic basket, made in Peru Indiana. This belonged to my mother, and when she passed away 4 years ago, I was the one who handled the Estate sale of her items....luckily no one purchased it! I decided to keep it, and had it stored in our basement; completely forgotten...when yesterday while looking for something else, I came across it. I decided to paint it this pretty soft pink, which I think looks just fabulous!! I did not paint the inside; wanted to keep it intact, as it still has the elastic strap on the inside of the lid for holding utensils, and the wooden stand too!

An upclose picture of the wooden glider, made cozy for my guests :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you have enjoyed your visit with me :) Please be sure to visit all the wonderful Tea Parties and their lovely hostesses, and the other lovely ladies participating for Tea :)

Below is a list of the Tea Parties I am participating in....

Martha and Terri at Teacup Tuesday

Wanda Lee at 42nd Tuesday Tea for Two

Sandi at Tea Time Tuesday

Lady Katherine at Lady Katherine's Tea Parlor

Wanda Lee and Pam at Tea Pot and Tea Things Tuesdays


Jill said...

Absolutely lovely! Looks so warm and inviting. I do tea parties with my girls a lot. I have 2 featured on my blog and more planned. I only wish I had more of a variety of tea items! But I'm slowly building it, and we have a great time. :-) Have awonderful day!
Blessings, Jill

Anonymous said...

Oh My.... I could just see myself sitting on your porch sipping coffee (( sorry but I abhore tea)...anyway.... not to ruin the moment!! Me in my long white dress with my pretty straw hat!!
Seriously Sweetie.... My favorite is your Mother's Sewing Basket!!
Have a Great Day!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Brenda,
Oh, I love your pretty pink basket and your porch is a wonderful place to sit and enjoy a cup of tea. Pretty teacup, and I adore the plates you've found! Thank you for stopping by and I wish you a beautiful week.


Caroline said...

Your porch is so pretty and inviting. I have my MIL's picnic basket as well that I have been wanting to paint. Did you use spray paint?

Mari said...



sissie said...

Hi Brenda,
I think your porch looks so romantic and shabby chic. Pretties wherever you look! Your Mom's picnic basket is so sweet. I'm glad that you kept it.

Pretty tea set too.


Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Gorgeous! All the things I love!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Tracy said...

It looks so pretty! I love the pink picnic basket!

Vicki said...

Brenda, I would love to join you on your pretty porch for tea. You have the sweetest touch when it comes to putting your tea pretties together, love everything about it. Have the happiest of weeks, dear friend~ Vicki

Connie said...

Brenda, truly that is one of the loveliest settings on a porch I've ever seen, sugar. Just so peaceful and serene I could sit there for an afternoon, chick....

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Brenda: I would love to have your porch. It just calls my name. Your tea cups this week is beautiful, as usual. I just love visiting your blog. It always leaves me with a smile. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Jane said...

I have certainly enjoyed your tea setting today on the porch.

stefanie said...

I am in LOVE with that pink picnic basket!!!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

I have a few of those wonderful picnic baskets....I am in love with the idea of painting one now :)


Shirley said...

Hi Brenda,Your porch looks so inviting. It is one that you could enjoy sitting there reading or sewing whatever with your glass of tea. Beautiful job Have a great day.

Bookie said...

I am crazy over that pink basket! The whole scene, all the pink and green, looks refreshing!

Tanza said...

Hi Brenda,
Now this is just beautiful !! LoVe your porch, dressed up all pretty !! How wonderful to just sit out there, and relax !! All your dishes are beautiful !! I can't believe you bought all those gorgeous plates at the Goodwill !! Ooohhh my .. I really need to check out ours !! Thanks for sharing sweet one, and wishing you an awesome, blessed week ~
BiG HuGs ~TeA~ xo

Bella said...

Hi Brenda... Your porch looks completely cozy! Just beautiful... I am lovin that pink picnic basket, good color choice and twice as sweet because it was your Moms! Thanks for sharing your so pretty tea!

Sares said...

It looks like the perfect place to sit and have a cup of tea. Those pillows are amazing!

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KathyB. said...

Everything is so refreshingly pretty.I wish I could sit on the porch and sip a cup of tea with you. Love the basket too. I never thought of painting my old picnic basket before, great idea!

Gina said...

Everything looks so pretty on your porch. I have a picnic basket just like that and now you have inspired me to paint it pink. I was wondering too if you spray painted it.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

I truly love your Royal Vale teacup! the rose buds just stunning! I have few Royal Vale tea cups too! but anyhow, I do love your porch! look so cozy!

Appleshoe said...

Another wonderful GW find and a lovely vignette I might have to borrow you some day to help me sort through my bits and bobbles to make lovely displays like you do. Take care.

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Brenda you have a lovely porch ! Today full of lovely things...I love your cups ,your plates ,your basket,your pillows...I love you...
Really you live with pretty things around you,visiting you is a great pleasure for me

Snap said...

Having tea with you is always a delight. I must get to Goodwill! Love the picnic basket ... Mr. Dragon and I were talking about picnic baskets this morning! ESP!!!

A Hopeful Heart said...

Oh, I DID enjoy my visit with you....I always do. I think I've said this before, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE visiting your blog, because I am always beautified by being here. You are definitely one of those blogs that I want to visit every day.

That little corner of your porch is SO delightful. I am in love with those pillows!!! And I LOVE the picnic basket. LOVE the shade of pink. I am looking for a vintage picnic basket. No luck so far...but one day..I hope. There is one I'm eyeing at Rose Cottage Chic, but I'd LOVE to find one at a thrift or garage sale...SO much cheaper.

Your Goodwill plates are fabulous. And today's teacup is always.

Thanks for being a beautiful part of my day.


Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hi everyone :) I did use a spray paint for the Picnic's Krylon Fusion's Fairytale Pink :) It is truly a GORGEOUS shade of pink!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Brenda,

Oh my what a lovely setting for tea! Always such a pleasure to come for a visit. I love the picnic basket too. Perfect shade of pink! Love it all!!!


Maria said...

Well you just made everything so special, I love it and wish I was there! Picture perfect, so charming and inviting, your lovely vignette, inspires me. Hope you have a wonderful day!

bj said...

ummm...what a delightful tea. I would love to sit on your pretty glider, having tea and a piece of REAL cake :)).....and watch the world go by.
Your picnic basket is just adorable. I LUV the pinkness of it.
hugs, bj

Anonymous said...

How beautiful this set is. And I love the picnic basket. I can picture take the tea set in the basket and setting up a tea under a weeping willow tree somewhere.

Very beautiful.

Olga said...

Hello Brenda, the tea setting that you created on your front porch is so beautiful and inviting. All that pink looks so lovely with the nature greens behind. The green teapot is adorable just like everything else in your tea setting is. Thank you for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Hi Brenda, Your porch looks so pretty, and romantic. I love the pillows, and picnic basket....Kathy

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

O My! How I would love to join you for tea on your charming front porch!!
So very pretty from the glider to the tea cup to the remarkable pink picnic basket!!
You just might find me sitting out there tomorrow morning!! LOL!!


Carolyn said...

Hi Brenda,
I love your tea on the porch. The picnic basket is so pretty and your china too. I see we both were 'in the pink' today!


Laura's Rose Garden said...

Hello Brenda,
OH! I love tea on the porch and yours is gorgeous!! My kinda porch for sure. I love all your rosey and pink things.
Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs, Laura

rosechicfriends said...

Oh Brenda,
I love visiting you! You have such a knack for vinettes and I LOVE all of your china..esp those plate! GREAT deal! I also love that basket and pink does it well!

Thanks for stopping by and your sweet comments!

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

HI Brenda,

So lovely...this setting is so inviting, I don't think I'd want to visit any other room of the house!!! I think the pink on the basket is lovely too. Just the right shade of pink :) :) :)

Those plates you found are wonderful and six of them? That was meant for you!!! I found a pretty plate with pink roses and green vines. It was free at a church I'll be sharing that next Tuesday!!! What a gift!!!

Thanks for having me over for "tea". Have a lovely week. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Ro Magnolia said...

Oh my goodness! Can I please, please, pretty-please move in to your porch and live there for the rest of my life? I love it! It looks so pretty in pink and so restful. And that picnic basket is just perfect! Love it all! Thanks for having us over for "tea" on your lovely, lovely porch. :)

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

OH Brenda, You have made your porch so inviting and sweet. Very romantic and very pink.... I love it girl! It's a good thing you didn't get rid of the basket, that is so nice and so is everything else that you used to make it a wonderful place to spend time have some tea.

Big Hugs*

paperbutterfly said...

I am so glad you could share your vignette with us and the ladies attending the tea! So relaxing.

Lovely china! The plates are so sweet. What a find. Love the green gilded teapot. Your mom would be so please that you have kept her picnic basket.

Your always welcome for tea!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

I love your pink picnic basket. I think you've just inspired me to paint one of mine! :)


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