Winter uses all the blues there are.
One shade of blue for water, one for ice,
Another blue for shadows over snow.
The clear or cloudy sky uses blue twice-
Both different blues. And hills row after row
Are colored blue according to how far.
Excerpt from Blue Winter by Robert Francis
I seem to be stuck in a bit of a rut this month--this week's tea continues my blue tea party theme. This set by Gracie China I found in Homegoods last year. I keep telling myself that I will only get vintage or antique sets because I have a pretty nice sized collection now, but Gracie China is so enticingly priced!
I found the teapot first and I wasn't going to buy it, but I turned a corner and found the creamer and sugar, and then in another aisle the teacup and saucer sat waiting. There is a pretty gold design in the trim and a gold net-like pattern on the saucer and the tops of the teapot, creamer, and sugar. There are also pretty little details in the roses and other flowers in the design, including a couple of butterflies. I thought it looked like an expensive set, even if it had an inexpensive price tag.
No tea cart tea would be complete without a snack though, so I pulled out an old gold favorite. I bought a blue iced sugar cookie star while I was at the grocery store today and enjoyed it with a bit of tea. Delicious!
Also joining us for tea today is one of my Royal Doulton Figurines. This particular one is called "For You" and includes a little plate on the bottom that can be personalized. She is a perfect match to this tea set with her white and blue dress with pink accents.
My house has been a bit of a mess lately, but I finally have almost all of my Christmas stuff put away. Some Valentine's decorations may have snuck out already...I don't know what to do with myself without a holiday to decorate for!
Thanks for stopping by! I'm joining these tea parties:
Bernideen's Friends Sharing Tea