Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A Great Magazine and Spot of Tea, Who Could Ask For More?

Love is the great beautifier.

Louisa May Alcott

Thursdays' in Blog land is known as Tablescape Thursday. Hosted by Susan from Betweennapsontheporch. Thank you Susan for hosting a day for us to play with our dishes. It's a treat for each of us to swing by your place each week to find all those participating.

Many of you know I have a "few" tea sets. OK, so I have a lot of them. My poor daughter, she has no idea what she'll truly be walking into one of these days. She sees just a small tip of the iceberg. And what she does see, she like Mr. P. , just shakes her head. Now, I ask you what is wrong with a gal loving dishes? Nothing in my opinion, I'm sure the rest of you dish lovers will agree. :-))

A while back I found these beautiful pieces at TJ Maxx. Trust me, it's been quite awhile. I haven't been shopping in eons! Heaven help me when I actually get an opportunity to go.. lol I love toile, anything with toile, so just "had" to have them. I decided to use them as the center piece for this tablescape. Setting them on the tray seemed the perfect choice. I love trays, and have a "few". I thought this one was perfect for this teaset.

Have you seen this magazine? It's new to me and I've fallen in love with it. It is beautiful from cover to cover. Treat yourself and pick one up, I think you'll like it as much as I do. :-)) May I pour you a spot of tea?

The cup and saucer are ready for you.
The details on the leaves are incredible.Close up of saucer. Even the name Peppertree is cute, don't you think?
As I said a bit earlier, if you haven't seen this magazine, you're in for a treat. With so many magazines closing their doors, I'm thrilled that this one is here.

Biscuit jar, perfect for biscuits or sconces.
Do you need a bit of milk for your tea?
Cute curvy legs. :-)) Close up of biscuit jar.
This is probably as close to a crown as I'm going to get. lol
Side view of tray and handle.

From above.

I can see your cup is empty as well as the teapot, so I must run and make some more for the next guest arriving. I'm so glad you stopped in. Be sure to run by Susan's for a full list of those participating this week. I know we're in for a treat. I'm wondering how many Christmas tablescapes we'll see. I for one am off to go and check it out. lol. See you there.

Brown Toile Tea Set TJ Maxx

Tablecloth Annies Furniture and Gifts

Brown Tray Annies Furniture and Gifts

Tuscan Style Magazine Walmart

hugs ~lynne~


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Lynne,
I can see why you just had to have it! So gorgeous and so is your post! Your daughter will be one lucky gal ! Cindy

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Your china is so pretty. I am limited on space here, so that keeps me in check! :) Thanks for sharing.

Blondie's Journal said...


Your tea set and pieces are just so pretty!! I would have snapped them up too!! Your pictures are awesome!!

Haven't seen the magazine but it looks good! Enjoy it with a spot of tea! :-)


Kat said...

Lynne, I would have snapped that set up too! It's beautiful. I love the way you've set your table, it's so inviting. Hope you are having a wonderful week. Kathy

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I have not seen that magazine, but I am sure I would love it. The tea service is beautiful. I love the brown.

Four Paws and Co said...

Yummm, this is beautiful Lynne! But where's the bowl of popcorn??? ☺

Anonymous said...

Hi Dear Lynne! Oh, what a gorgeous tea set! It looks like you, being toile and all! :) Beautiful tray tool.
I haven't seen that magazine yet, but it does look like it may be a beauty!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

xinex said...

I love your tea set and everything else that matches it, Lynne, so pretty and the tray is gorgeous too.....Christine

Carolyn said...

Love the pretty dishes -I have a few of those pieces too. I agree that is a lovely magazine.


Barb said...

Hi Lynne, I love your tea service. How pretty it is.....the colors are so soft. The magazine looks wonderful too. Yes, it all looks too totally inviting....I'll be right over! Ha.

Hugs, Barb ♥

9405018--Pat said...

Hey, Lynne, love your sweet tea set any thing with toile I love...I have not seen the magazine but sure will look for it....thanks for sharing..... and stay warm tonight.....Pat H

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a pretty tea service -- it has an antique look about it -- I'll have to look for that magazine.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Pat, thanks for stopping by. I always love when you pop in. Man alive it is cold and windy out there tonight. Mr. P has requested the furnace get turned up.. he's got a touch of the the roller coaster ride continues here. Hope all is well your way.. stay in and warm... hugs ~lynne~

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Great find...your pieces are beautiful.

ellen b said...

Love your brown toile and your great photographs! The magazine looks great, too, Lynne!

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Love the beautiful tea set, I would have picked that right up also, the brown toile is just so pretty...

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

My sweet friend...I would love to have a cup of tea with you any pretty is this brown toile...its all beautiful on the tray...but I really like the cloth you have in the center of the table you sell those...I hope all is well in your world right now...Hows our Bill doing??
I had to laugh about what your daughter will one day walk into...I told mine wait until their move the beds and couch ha ha!! Love ya and miss you my Dear friend....Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Lori @ Dining Delight said...

So true, a cup of tea and a magazine...doesn't get any better! Especially when you have a tea set as pretty as yours and that magazine. Enjoy!


a quiet life said...

loved everything and i swear i even saw the candle flicker~

Anonymous said...

Hi Lynne,

I love your tea set. It's so elegant. I have one that my great-grandmother left me. I keep it displayed in my dining room on the buffet.

That tray is beautiful too!

Have a great day!


KM Studios said...

Hi Lynne,
you make such a great point about magazines today.
It would be an awefull world if they all closed their doors!! I think everyone loves a good magazine. I save as many as I can when i buy them & i try to keep them flat in a basket.

I love this post because im a big tea drinker. & your tea cups are super cute!!

onlymehere said...

You've done it again! This is simple but so beautiful. Also, I love the Tuscan style so I'm going to have to go find this magazine!

Salmagundi said...

I've bought that magazine before and enjoyed it. I'll have to check it out at the newsstand. Love your tablescape. I bought dessert plates like your tea set at Homegoods awhile ago. Take care and stay warm. It is really cold and snowy in Colorado - probably coming your way. Sally

vignette design said...

Beautiful tea set--I'm a sucker for brown toile! Lovely photos too. -Delores

Melissa Miller said...

Lynne your tea set is really beautiful! I just love it's elegance and pretty toile design.
I hope you get to shopping again real soon.

Thank you very much for praying for my father. Things have changed over this past year for him and it hasn't been good. He was diagnosed with the early stages Alheimers in July. Along with prostrate cancer and a major back surgery he is still recovering from it's been really hard for him. He is still going strong and walking daily and working out with physical therapy.
My Mom is having a hard time and my sister helps her a lot with him. I feel helpless since they are all in Florida. I'll be going home soon for a very long visit after Christmas. Sigh...:( I know you understand all of this.
May peace and blessings be with you and your family dear friend.

Love ya girl, ~Melissa :)

Marigene said...

So nice and cozy, I love the tea set...I have the sandwich plate to match, but nothing else.

Susan (Between Naps On The said...

Lynne...beautiful tea the pattern. Your pics are gorgeous...feels like I'm right there having that spot of tea! :-)

Mary said...

That is a wonderful tea set! I also have several tea sets...I would like to have more, if only I can find a place to put them!

If you get a minute or two, I would love to know how you get these huge pictures...I think I saws a tutorial on Susan's blog some time ago, but can't seem to find it...would love to know your secret!

God bless,