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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Gracious Hospital-i-Tea Blog-A-Thon--The Last Week

May 18 - May 24~~The Pouring Teapot

This week is all about sharing about teapots. Do you have one? two? or three? maybe more? Is it for display only or do you use it for tea? What is the tea server you use most? Your favorite teapot (or is it something like a quart jar?). Tell your teapot story, give it's history, and tell what it means to you. You can share more than once if you'd like. Antique, new, Asian, English, or something in between --- we'd love to know!

This is just one of oodles of teapots I own, but my Royal Albert Old Country Roses teapot is my favorite. I had seen the pattern for most of my life and always admired the roses and the graceful shape. I bought my set with money earned from my business a few years ago. It was a luxury that I had never indulged, but often dreamed about. I added a piece at a time. My treasured tea set sits atop a tea cart in my dining room at ready for company--whether invited or impromptu.
An aside--The last piece I purchased was the tall heart-shaped vase. My husband knows I love roses, and now, when he buys them on special occasions, he brings home a varied bouquet to match my vase!
A special thank you is extended to La Tea Dah at Gracious Hospitality for hosting the Tea Blog-a-thon. I wasn't able to participate in all the categories, but enjoyed being a part of several. Thank you for all the hard work!

17 comments:

Denise said...

What a beautiful picture! Old Country Roses is such a beautiful classic, isn't it? Your teacart is such an appropriate place to display your tea set and I love how you placed it in front of the window! Thank you for sharing!
HAve a lovely day!

Charli and me said...

Your tea set is absolutely beautiful. I love the flowers. My dream is to someday own one myself. I like how you keep it on display on a tea cart. It's just lovely.

ellen b said...

Love all your Old Country Roses items and the teacart! What a perfect way to display these beauties...

La Tea Dah said...

I feel right at home with your post, as Old Country Roses is my pattern as well. It was started by my grandfather --- who passed his pieces along to my mother. Now they are mine and I've ended up with TWO teapots and one coffee pot in this pattern, but I don't mind --- it just gives me more choices for tea flavors. LOL! I've enjoyed all your posts and thank you for participating in our blog-a-thon. We've been having some trouble with Mr Linky this week. Some people can't read the links in the far right-hand column. Would you mind re-linking to the smaller (just posted) Mr. Linky that I added under the old one? Once you've done that I will delete your link from the one that can't be read. Sorry to be a bother, but I don't want anyone to miss your blog!

Enjoy a lovely day!
LaTeaDah

Steph said...

Old Country Roses is one of my favorites, too! It's just so vibrant.

Bonita said...

I saw this one in a store today and wish I'd had the funds to add it to my collection. It's so elegant!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

It's lovely and I am smiling over your husband's buying a mixed bouquet of roses for your vase. How sweet!

ceekay said...

Your tea set on the tea cart is so beautiful. I like how the roses match. I would LOVE to have a tea cart. So pretty!

Miss Sandy said...

I love this pattern! My aunt has this same pattern on her china and we have often taken tea from the same lovely pot that you have. Thank you for sharing. The tea cart showcases your collection so well.

Domestically Inlcined said...

Old Country Roses is my favorite pattern! Alas all I have is a tea saucer in that pattern, but I can enjoy them anytime by looking at yours! Thanks for sharing.

Cori G. said...

Hi Karen,
Don't you just love Old Country Roses? My husband and I chose it as our wedding china. I love the colors. You have such a beautiful way of displaying all your treasures.
Have a wonderful day!
Cori

Carrie said...

I also have admired the OCR pattern. I had never seen the heart vase before. How wonderful that your husband chooses roses to coordinate with the china.

Sandra said...

Old Country Roses is such a beautiful pattern...a real classic. I really enjoyed seeing your collection and you've displayed it beautifully.

Sandra

Judy said...

Old Country Roses was my grandmother's pattern...and when she passed away, each granddaughter got a piece or two of her set. So I treasure my Old Country Rose cup & saucer...and maybe I'll add more one day! Yours looks lovely on your tea wagon.

Thanks for the visit!

Karla said...

What a pretty collection!

Ivory Spring said...

Hello Karen,

Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving the kind comment! Of course I had to come by and visit you...

You have a really nice Royal Albert set as well!! It's a wonderful feeling being able to enjoy beautiful dishes, isn't it?

Lisa said...

What a lovely set. It looks so pretty just waiting there...