March 12, 2010

Five (x5) for Friday: Tea for Two

Might you have time for a little poem and a spot of tea? Oh, I'm so glad! Thanks so much for popping by!

Small and Early by Tudor Jenks

Princess Mina Tea Cups and Saucers from designboom

When Dorothy and I took tea, we sat upon the floor;

Floral Fiesta from The Teapot Shoppe

No matter how much tea I drank, she always gave me more;

Party Hat Teapot from The Teapot Shoppe

Our table was the scarlet box in which her tea-set came;

Antique Red Victorian Teapot from The Teapot Shoppe

Our guests, an armless one-eyed doll, a wooden horse gone lame.

Yellow Bird Plate from Pier One

She poured out nothing, very fast-—the tea-pot tipped on high,
Morning Meadows Porcelain Teapot from My Fancy Princess

And in the bowl found sugar lumps unseen by my dull eye.

Orquidea Tea Set From Anthropologie

She added rich (pretended) cream—-it seemed a willful waste,

Tulip Charm Hand-painted Tea Set from My Fancy Princess

For though she overflowed the cup, it did not change the taste.

Fantasia Dishtowel - Butterfly from Anthropologie

She asked, “Take milk?” or “Sugar?” and though I answered, “No,”

Confetti Dinnerware from Pier One

She put them in, and told me that I “must take it so!”

Hearts Teacup Set from My Fancy Princess

She ’d say “Another cup, Papa?” and I, “No, thank you, Ma’am,”

Old Dutch Ariel Teapot Set from Amazon

But then I had to take it—-her courtesy was sham.

Tea Pot Basket from Pottery Barn Kids

Still, being neither green, nor black, nor English-breakfast tea,

Botanic Blue Tea Set from Amazon

It did not give her guests the “nerves”—-whatever those may be.

Honeybee Teapot from Williams Sonoma

Though often I upset my cup, she only minded when

Duck Egg Eep Tea Towel from skinnylaminx on etsy

I would mistake the empty cups for those she ’d filled again.

Mudpie Perfectly Princess Tea Set from My Fancy Princess

She tasted my cup gingerly, for fear I ’d burn my tongue;

Ginger Lily Tea Set from Pier One

Indeed, she really hurt my pride—she made me feel so young.

Dot Princess Tea Set from My Fancy Princess

I must have drunk some twoscore cups, and Dorothy sixteen,

One Lump or Two Lamp from Anthropologie

Allowing only needful time to pour them, in between.

Karly's Butterflies Tea Pot Set from The Teapot Shoppe

We stirred with massive pewter spoons, and sipped in courtly ease,

Frukost Dishtowel - Flatware from Anthropologie

With all the ceremony of the stately Japanese.

Japanese Tea Cup from Dou Tea

At length she put the cups away. “Goodnight, Papa,” she said;

Milkmaid Butter Dish from Anthropologie

And I went to a real tea, and Dorothy to bed.

Deliciousness Dishtowel - Cake from Anthropologie

Thanks for joining me for my little tea party, friends. Leave me a comment by midnight MST on Sunday, March 14 pouring out which of these tea-time treasures inspires you the most and why and I'll serve up a little prize for one lucky winner!

Feeling just "cozy,"

~Cath

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ittybittyandpretty said...

*swoon* the antique red teapot had me gasping!!! it makes me think of love and those red jam heart cutout type biscuits.
it was a hard choice though, thanks for the link to those places!
xxrosey

1LuvnMama said...

Oh my word! These are gorgeous! I just luv the Dot Princess Tea Set from My Fancy Princess. Luv pink, that's not to say that I'm the "princess-type"! :)

Fryne said...

what a gorgeous collection :)))))))))

I love the orchidea tea set and the lamp!!!

TFS,
Anna

Magda said...

Fantastic things!
My favourite is Fantasia Dishtowel - Butterfly from Anthropologie. Beautiful colours and ornaments - I need it today ;)
Magda x

Eveline said...

I was drinking coffee when I read your post and almost changed it to tea:)
I love the Orquidea tea set, I really like the white on white.
Eveline.

lynn said...

you always find the greatest stuff! thanks, cath!

Cheri Howard said...

Wow! I have loved tea for over 20 years, and have admired many a teapot and tea set. These are just gorgeous! The Tulip Charm tea set is my fave, though - classy, bright and fun all at the same time!

Terri E. said...

I like how diverse all of the different colors and styles are. As a non tea/coffee drinker, I had not ever really paid attention.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Brian K said...

A me mum loved a good cup a tea... she used to read my tea leaves as when I was a lad! Memories...

Our Little Inspirations said...

I really enjoyed today's delightful post! It's like a mini escape from the hectic pace of life. I adore the red and white set with the hearts from My Fancy Princess! Totally cute and fun!!

debb said...

I love the mudpie perfectly princess (because that's the way I should be treated after all!).

Donna VW said...

I love the One Lump or Two lamp - the little tea cup on top really sets it off.

Julia Moss said...

the ginger lily tea set is my fav because I think it's stunning with all those three dimensionals...just beautiful.

Lilly said...

I love the Dot Princess Tea Set from My Fancy Princess. Aww so cute and girly! This set is my fave =DD

ArlaMo said...

Love the Anthologie dish towel!!

Jess said...

probably the lamp... i'd sit there looking at it all day!

Chloe said...

Honeybee Teapot from Williams Sonoma inspires me - reminds me of one of the Dear Lizzy pps I am itching to use!

Natalie said...

The Yellow Bird Plate from Pier One immediately caught my eye as I read through your poem so I'd have to pick that as one of my favourites.

Be(e) said...

The Japanese tea cups near the bottom of your post are fabulous! What an amazing collection you've gathered!

Penny D. said...

Who knew tea pots could be pretty!?

Ramona said...

I really went wild over the Duck Egg Eep Tea Towel from skinnylaminx on etsy. I went straight to the site and plan to make a purchase or two! Thanks for sharing.

Chris Cross said...

I just want to go out and buy a teapot and have a little party. Adorable!

Ellie A. said...

HOW I so do see the Dot Princess Tea Set calling me. It has 2 of my fav. things polka dots and pink how can you go wrong?

Karen said...

I just love coming over here and checking out whatever it is you want to show us and oh....so wonderful and inspiring.
It is a real toss up between Confetti Dinnerware from Pier One
and the Botanic Blue. I can see the elegance but simplicity of using the blue on white but I can also picture a fun and playful card using the confetti for inspiration.

DeniseB said...

As I scrolled down, I spotted several I loved. My favorite is the lamp though.... so unique! I love it! Thanks for all the lovely pics!
DeniseB

ntsisterz said...

Karly's butterfly set is divine!

Kataroo said...

I love the lamp!!! Its straight out of a crazy dream :)

~amy~ said...

LOVE the anthro tea towels...I have a friend that made them into sweet little curtains...happy friday!

Lindsay said...

That poem was so cute! I really liked the yellow bird plate! So fun!

Karen B. said...

Love the one with the stark white and pop of really bright yellow-just makes me smile, which is always a good thing. Thanks for sharing!

StampinCathy said...

I love them all of course. LOL The one that really caught my eye was Mudpie Perfectly Princess Tea Set, cuz of the color combo really made it pop.

Mom V said...

WOW -- just looking at all the teapots, over and over and over again1 I just adore the teapot lamp and all those cute polka dots......................hmmmmm, maybe I'll got have a cup of tea, but I imagine it would taste a whole lot better in one of these fine cups pictured here. Happy Friday to you!

Purple Princess said...

Oh I just love all the teapots! Such a wide range of styles too!

kmassman said...

I love this collection of tea items! Beautiful! Makes me want to drink tea!

Pam said...

My inspiration comes from the Mudpie Perfectly Princess and Dot Princess Teapot Sets. They scream "Party" and who doesn't like going into the weekend wanting to Party!!!!

Jaclyn Miller said...

The "mudpie perfectly princess" set made me gasp. My daughter would absolutely swoon over all that pretty. Such fun colors and so much inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

Creative Char said...

Well, I loved the butterfly tea towel, but the mudpie princess tea set also really made me smile.

Janet L. said...

All of these are so cute, but the pink and white polka dot set from My Fancy Princess tickles my fancy!

Dana H said...

If I had to pick just one... I'd pick the Floral Fiesta from The Teapot Shoppe. It reminds me of spring. It's bright and cheerful colors make it feel like it's warm outside! Very cute!

Nancy said...

Well, is is all very interesting and inspiring too. I like the bright colors of the Party Hat Teapot and took a second look at the pattern on the Duck Egg Eup Tea Towel. What FUN!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

I love the colors on the Party Hat Teapot and the Confetti Dinnerware is so fun! I must have the Fantasia dishtowel with that amazing butterfly! What an awesome five for friday! Made me think of the new Alice in Wonderland movie (I haven't seen it, but I'm wondering if there is a crazy tea party in the movie!) Have a wonderful weekend!

Karin said...

I love all things tea related! And the towel from Anthropologie is awesome :)

Tanya Rudd said...

The Dot Princess set just screams "Tea Party" with me and my little girls. We love having tea parties.
Hugs
Tanya

Karen McAlpine said...

The butterfly tea set inspires me the most. I love all things butterfly!!
I just picked up three butterfly plates the other day while shopping with my bud. Now I think I need a teapot too. LOL.

Chriss Blagrave said...

All are special, but I can imagine holding the Princess Mina cups...the textures of those raised circles, those colours look like melons and sorbet, the irregular organic shape of the cup...aaawww. Thanks for showing us these yummies.

Library Lady said...

Love the Botanic Blue tea set. You can't ever go wrong with blue and white.

Jennie said...

Just so pretty! I love the Japanese Tea Cup from Dou Tea, reminds me of my years in Japan.

MrsETaylor said...

Absolutely love the Mudpie Perfect Princess Tea Set. I think I gotta find me one.

Thanks for the great inspiration today.

Jenny McGee said...

My two faves were the Antique Red Victorian teapot and the Botanic blue tea set. I just love tea and pretty tea sets. Makes me want to go and have a tea party. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win.

Courtney Baker said...

I love the duck egg towel. I actually had to click on the link immediately to go see what else they had!

Jenn said...

Such a beautiful post! I love tea and I so wish I owned something as pretty as one of these. I especially love the Tulip Charm pots. They are just beautiful!

michib2006 said...

The Morning Meadows Teapot definately makes me think of spring and summer, with the beautiful butterflies and dragonflies.

Mama Tuttle said...

I love the tea cup light and towels from Anthropologie . . .

jan said...

The Japanese tea cup, earthy color, similar to the paint color of my craft room. And then the pop of that little white blossom!

Michelle M. said...

Love the set from Pier 1! Polka dots are to die for!

marianne-g said...

That was the most fun! I loved the poem and all the beautiful tea sets. The colors and embossing of the Princess Mina Tea cup and Saucer set was the most imspiring to me.

Lin said...

OH HOW FUN! What is it about fun dishes like these that I can't get enough of? I actually have a little collection of cups and saucers! My faves here are the pink set with dotty ribbons and the gold bird plate. Thanks for a fun post, Kath!

Melissa S said...

I love the Mudpie Perfectly Princess Tea Set. Who would like to have tea from it!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Laurel said...

Oh I am a tea drinker all the way, I love all of them! The little pink polka dot with bow, so cute!

ytet said...

I like the lamp tea pot, it's so unique.

Isabel Z said...

The Princess Mina teacup and sauceres inspored me the most. I love the raised pattern and have to repeat that on the background of one of my cards. Such a nice touch!

Kelly S. said...

Oh these are all so fab! I love the silverware tea towel and the antique looking red and white teapot...okay that is two, but I couldn't help myself!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Oh my... I love the poem!!!!!!

From the gorgeous photos I really like the Frukost Dishtowel, Flatwear... Moxie Fab!

Jen said...

Oooooh, the Party Hat Teapot and Fantasia Dishtowel are my cup of tea! Great tea party Cath!

Helen F. said...

This poem is just darlin', Cath! I work in a small Tea Shop and just love everything tea related. The featured tea sets had me *ohhhhing and awwwwing* all over my desk. My personal fave is the gorgeous Botanic Blue Tea Set...it would look wonderful in my kitchen :^)

Katy said...

I love the Party Hat Teapot and the Confetti dish set because they are so fun and bright and I'm ready for some sunshine!!

Stephanie Smith said...

I love the lime green teapot and cups. It's just so cheery.

Terry Oulboub said...

Oh Cath, I should be doing work but I had to stop by when I saw the tea sets. It's so difficult to choose
but my favorite Karly's Butterflies Tea Pot Set from The Teapot Shoppe. That beautiful porcelain aligned with gorgeous butterflies bring spring to mind and a smile to my face. It's easy to see the moth wiggling out of the cocoon, wings spread as he turns into a beautiful butterfly. *sigh* Now I'm ready to create my mini album! Thanks! ;D I needed that!

Cheryl Nelson said...

Loved everything about this "cozy" post!!! Thanks for the smile this morning!

Karen said...

My Mom is a tea lover...both for the tea itself and for the accoutrement...as in tea cup, tea pot, tea towel, etc.! Thanks for all that inspires here......specifically, the black and pink polka (perfectly princess??) and that lamp! :>

Angela Fehr said...

I was hoping to see one a little more retro/vintage to suit my style - I really need a teapot, actually! But I love the pretty pretty of the blue botanical set. My girls are home sick with colds and you've inspired me not to scrap but to have a tea party with my little ladies today.

Dee Tollaksen said...

Love that flatware towel from Anthropologie. . . might need to be the new curtains for my kitchen window!

Heidi G said...

I love the little poem about tea with Papa. How darling. I also love Karly's Butterflies Tea Pot Set the best, but it was hard to decide.

DonnaMundinger said...

Can't get enough of teapots since "Alice". Especially love the girly ones from My Fancy Princess. Adorable lamp from Anthropologie too! xxD

TeenaBugg38 said...

oh my gosh! LOVE the lamp and the oink and black dotted set......thanks for sharing :)

Shauna {SK Studios} said...

that lamp is TOO MUCH! i love it!! :D happy Friday :)

Wendy said...

It would have to be the tea pot and cup lamp. Made me do a double take. who would not love to have that?!

Elaine A said...

Hi Cathe -

I love all these images, but I would have to say I am partial to the teapots. Why? When I was a little girl my Mom would prepare a pot of tea for my Dad before he left for work in the morning. The teapot we had was very old and resembled a thatch-roofed cottage. My Dad would always leave enough tea in the pot for one last cup of tea. He knew that my younger sister and I would share the cup and think we were big girls because we drank tea just like Daddy!

Elaine Allen

sarah.hampton said...

I liked the Confetti Dinnerware. I could see turning those colorful dots into a fun, bright birthday card!

jeanie nieva said...

love the teapots!i have a collection of small teapots for a doll set. :)

Pat S. said...

OMG..what a feast for the eyes! As I scroll up and down my eye is drawn to the bright color and clean lines of the Milkmaid Butter Dish from Anthropologie. Thanks!

Lorrie said...

What a sweet little poem, showing the wonderfulness of Daddies!

KittyMama said...

Wow, it amazes me how you find so many beautiful items on a theme!! These posts are always so awesome. And that teapot lamp is wicked cool!

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

Gotta love the Dot Princess Tea Set! Who were teasets really made for..little girls! Love these!

Lindzie said...

Who knew teapots could be so fun! :) I love the dot princess one. very cute..and I really like polka spots!

Alison said...

I love the Antique red tea pot! I love all tea pots, but this one is beautiful!

jackiestamps4fun said...

Oh the Duck Egg Eep! tea towell all the way for me! It's adorable!

Anita said...

Love the Princess Mina tea cups- the texture and the soft colors are just beautiful :)

Brianna B said...

Confetti Dinnerware from Pier One. Love it!! All the colors backed simply by white..

SAR girls said...

I collect tea pots! While my taste is more towards hand thrown pottery, that Orquidia set from Anthropologie has me wanting to set a pretty table for it! :)

~jan

AnnElise R. said...

The Ginger Lily set was my favorite. It's like a beautiful little sculpture for the table! Love it!

The McCullough Family said...

The Fantasia dish towel is fantastic!

Ann Cicilie said...

One Lump or Two Lamp from Anthropologie was sooo cool! If it was turqoise, it would be perfect :D

Have a nice weekend!

Tammy said...

Oh my goodness! I LOVE the pokadot dishes from Pier 1!!!!! Also, that lamp is too cute! There is nothing like a cup of tea to take all the worries away!

Sharon said...

The pictures are absolutely beautiful - I love teapots and have a small collection. The beehive one reminds me very much of a pot that my grandmother had. She used to make me hot sweet tea each day after arriving home from school on a cold winter day, and serve it in a demi-tasse cup. "A little cup for a little girl", she always used to say when serving it to me. Thanks for bringing me the memory!
Sharon

carol h said...

Doesn't tea just make you feel cozy? I am most inspired by the deliciousness tea towel. Thanks for the fun.

Vicki Bray said...

Love all of them! But I would have to say the One Lump or Two Lamp. Why - it's just so whimsical!

Lea L. said...

I am going to forward this post to my mom...she will LOVE it! My favorites are the two pink sets...the pink/black combo, and the pink dotted set. Mostly..because I love pink! Tee hee!

~Lea

Anne Thompson said...

I really love the One Lump or Two Lamp. It reminds me of a candelabra I saw somewhere that was made of stacks of teacups, saucers, a teapot and sugar and creamer. I loved this post. Lovely images! Anne, yourmainestamper

Michelle said...

I love that Fantasia dishtowel!

Debbie said...

I love tea and simply adore tea parties! I just started a new weekly challenge blog called THE SHABBY TEA ROOM this week!!! My favorite is: Dot Princess Tea Set from My Fancy Princess -- I love pink, polka dots and ribbons - oh my!

Thanks for the chance to play along.

www.theshabbytearoom.blogspot.com

rudie2shoes said...

Oh these are all so adorable. It just makes me want to sit down with a nice hot cup of tea & relax. :)

Carol said...

I love the milkmaid butter dish. Everything is beautiful!
Carol

Heather said...

I have to say that the lamp is absolutely spectacular!!! Not sure where in my home it would go, bug it's so unique!!

scrapper al said...

So many lovely items and so difficult to choose a favorite...but if I must, I choose the Fantasia Dishtowel - Butterfly from Anthropologie.

LaMaMaLa said...

They are all so gorgeous! But i think I'm in love with the Ginger Lily tea Set. it reminds me of my grandmothers garden, in which i loved to play tea party! too perfect!

ashjoy said...

I like the all white embossed looking teapot.

Donna said...

I like the Princess Mina and Dot Princess sets--pinks are my fav and what nice colors for Spring!

Sweetsmilz said...

I absolutely love the Floral Fiesta and Hearts teacup sets. So cute! How do you find all these cute inspirations?!

Anna Vollmer said...

I love the yelow bird plate..but they are all so cute.... you should check out JUST TOO CUTE they have an amazing set of tea pearty chandaliers and lamps... we carry them at work beautiful things! Thanks for all the isnpiration!

charli said...

The milkmaid butter dish is the cutest thing ever--love the vintagey feel of this!

rachel h said...

love the dish towel with the cake and cupcakes on it and the polk a dot dishes from pier one. Both give me great inspiration to make some cards. I love the colors and the patterns. all of them are sooo beautiful and fun!!!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

I love to Dot Princes set! I love pink, polka dots and bows!!

Sally said...

Well, I collect tea pots so this is such a thrilling post. I would probably love all of the items, but I will say the pottery barn teapot basket. So cute!

Patty said...

Floral Fiesta and Tulip Charm..top two..but love them all !

Kimberly S said...

They are all so pretty, but I love the Japanese Tea Cup. So pretty, and makes me want to relax with a small cup of tea. :)

AHadley said...

Loveley, all of them! I really thought the tea cup lamp was my favorite though, how fun!

Merriven said...

Oh my how I love tea time! That Yellow Plate with the bird is so happy feeling. I just must create something with that inspiration! I think I'll go make a nice cuppa!

Jeryl said...

Definitely Mudpie as I want to make some flowers resembling them!

LaurieJ said...

I'm torn between two! I love the Princess Mina Tea Cups and Saucers from designboom. They are so delicate looking (just like a teacup should be), but the colors are fabulous. My second love would have to be the Orquidea Tea Set from Anthropologie. For some reason, I am drawn to white china/place settings. This set is stunning with the intricate floral detail. Thanks for sharing.

Marla said...

Ooh, there's a lot of card inspiration potential in these images! I especially love Floral Fiesta and Carly's Butterflies. Such sweet and feminine designs.

"Divine" Hand said...

The Ginger Lily Tea Set! It reminds me of little woodland wonderland!
Thanks!

Rachel D said...

Alas, as the mother of two boys and zero daughters, I have yet to have a tea party with either of my children. I'll pink the pink polka dot set with ribbons because it's such a girly set. If I let my boys pick a tea set they'd try to find one with Transformers on it. :)

MBarbera said...

Oh I love the beehive teapot. So sweet. I'm going to go start my kettle. What a cute poem too. :)

Anita said...

Love the Orquidea teapot set!I've really been wanting to try out the color on color for my next layout and this gave me grat inspiration! Thanks!

jan farnworth said...

as a mother of a boy not much tea party time going on it my house i love the princess tea set cause all ladies are princesses. thanks for the chance to win and for the really great pictures.

Janice said...

What a fabulous Five for Friday!! Ok so I had never heard of Anthropologie until I started visiting your site but I think I will have to pay them a visit. I think I have to have that lamp!

veronica said...

the tea towels are terrific! i love the idea of hot tea, i think it is good for me, but i don't enjoy drinking it, unless i am sick. i have to have a lot of honey in it. i would rather drink iced tea, very sweet, my dh says it is like syrup. and i don't think that is good for me, but i love it.

Michele said...

Love the butterflies. They remind me of Spring and boy am I ready for Spring!

Marisa said...

What a wonderful array of goodies :D As an inspiration piece, I would have to go with the Confetti set - so many fun colours to work with and I love polka dots. Close second would the mudpie set because I love pink and black together on a card.

Michelle said...

Love it! Love the poem and the tea inspired theme. My favorite is definitely Meadow Morning. Must be because I am thinking spring. Thanks for the smiles :)

Leah the Orange said...

oh, this was such a sweet read! thank you, Cath!

the Dou Tea is my favourite - while i am a big tea-drinker and love the vintage teapots and cups and saucers, my husband is a high school art teacher, and he is making a beautiful japanese tea set with his pottery students. i can't wait to display it proudly! (and maybe, someday, serve tea to company in it!)

Scrapycandy said...

I love the fantasia dishtowel...that would make me smile every time I used it.

Alicia said...

How fantastic are these! I adore the lamp... so whimsical... kinda like Alice in Wonderland. And the Butter dish is delish.

LMcBurney said...

Floral Fiesta from the Teapot Shoppe made me think of lovely thoughts and smile. I loved tea parties with my daughter when she was young. Now as a teenager she doesn't ask me to have tea parties. So I invite young girls and their grandmothers from church to our house and we have tea parties while my daughter plays the piano for them. Lovely thoughts to be sure!

Michelle (aka mybelle101) said...

Waht a sweet little poem! I love the "One lump or two" lamp...it reminds me of something you'd expect the Mad Hatter to have on his side table ;) Have a wonderful weekend, and thanks for the fun!

sandra m. said...

love the yellow bird plate, yellow for my sunny kitchen and the bird for spring and freedom.

Rachel said...

I am in love with the lamp and wondering if I could make one for myself!!

jen said...

I love the dot princess tea set- it is sooooo girly! And my little princess would be tickled pink by it! :)

jshnilicka said...

love the one lump or two lamp from Anthropologie...have some stamps that I now want to try with that in mind. also, love the bird plate from Pier 1-so fresh and spring-like! great color yellow-totally saturated yellow!

lillianchild said...

There's just something so charming and quaint about china teacups. They make me want to pull out my dolls of yesteryear and have a tea party with my sutffed animal friends.

Jana Weaver said...

what beautiful inspiration here! I must say my favorite is the first, Princess Mina cups - hmmm...must go stamp and use my cuddlebug swirls folder!!

Mel said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that lamp...so fun and whimsical! They're all pretty and make me want to go brew a cup of tea.

Charmaine said...

The honeybee teapot from WS is adorable...makes me think of spring/summer with all the flowers blooming.

charmaine

Nancy L. said...

wow, so pretty! my fave is Karly's Butterfly teapots!

Alexis said...

I have a top 3 - the tea party hat, the bumble bee and the japanese tea cup. Although they are all beautiful!! Thanks for he poem!

Alyssa said...

LOVE that lamp. Wow. Sooo pretty and funky and cool!

Kristin said...

Cath! My daugher and I play tea party every day, she makes 'strawberry-poptart tea'. Where she came up with that name I'll neve know, I've never had a pop-tart in our house! All of the sets are adorable, she would kill for them. I also loved the cute poem.

Tina S said...

I love the Milkmaid Butter Dish. She is so serene, reigning over her luscious contents. And the One Lump or Two lamp is just a hoot!

Bev said...

I love that japanese tea cup near the end!! Oh yes! Very nice. :)

Cassie_lu said...

How sweet was the post; however, what caught my eye was the Fantasia Dishtowel - Butterfly from Anthropologie. I'm in such a butterfly mood and the colors and swirls really spoke to me.

Scrapamum said...

I love tea sets! This fits with the whole Alice In Wonderland theme that's happening.
I have 2 little girls that love to have tea party's so this is my life right now.

resmith said...

Everything is so gorgeous! I love tea and teapots. I am loving the Antique Red Victorian Teapot because I love the Victorian look and my favorite color is red.

Stephanie said...

Oh, Cath, what cool pics and I love the sweet poem! I must say that party hat teapot just fits my mood today and makes me smile. I could take all those yummy colors and whip up a fun and whimsical birthday card (if I was at home, anyway). The milkmaid butter dish was a delight as well.

Rebecca said...

What a cute poem. I just drool when I saw Orquidea Tea Set From Anthropologie. I love it because it looks embossed or like the design is made of fondant. It's both beautiful and delicious.

thestampinglady said...

So many wonderful candies for the eye from the beautiful lamp, the butterfly tea set and the dot princess tea set. However, I fell in love with the simple but very taseful yellow bird plate from Pier One. It just captures how I want to feel in the spring.

Heather Gates said...

I love the butterfly tea set! Lovely.
The dish towels are so vintage!
Thanks for the tea-licious inspiration!

Ginny said...

i love the towel from anthropologie :D

My Lil' Scrap Corner said...

I love the pictures of inspiration! I think I will have to make some cards with tea pots and tea cups today-great idea. Tea makes me think of sitting with a friend on a rainy day and passing the time with good conversation and a cup of hot tea! I love the Princess Mina Tea Cups and Saucers. I think it is the texture and whimsy that grabbed my attention!

Yvonne said...

What beautiful tea sets! Wow! I think my favorite was Mudpie Perfectly Princess Tea Set. I really did like them all though!

Laura said...

I really like the bright colors of the the Flora Fiesta tea set!

Barbara said...

These are most darling teapots I have ever seen. All the ones with polka dots, honey bees, and tulips. I could make calendar with this so I could enjoy it every day!

Jinny Newlin said...

I, absolutely, love those gorgeous Anthropologie towels! I'm going to have to pay them a visit! They make me want to get stamping!

Meredith said...

How fun! I think my decision was influenced by having two little pricesses of my own, but I love the pink dot princess set.

KellyG said...

Love the colors and designs in the Fantasia dish towel!

Cindy Holshouser said...

What a treat on a Friday morning. So sweet. I am an Antrhopologie junkie so those towels caught my eye. Also love the butterfly tea set. Have a great weekend:)

KellyG said...

Love the colors and designs in the Fantasia dish towel!

pink said...

I love the confetti dinnerware and the tea towels!

Heather said...

The pink with white polka dots just screams my daughter's name....I'd pick the colorful polka dots from Pier One. Very fun, thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I love everything about tea parties as do my 2 daughters. My favorite is the Princess Mina Tea Cups and Saucers from designboom.

Rachel in Spooner, WI

Jingle said...

Oh, I just love this post! I love all things teapot, tea cup, and tea happy!!! Those tea cups at the very top are so wonderfully inspiring! I almost want to make ones just like them from paper!

Julia Aston said...

These are all so cute, cute, cute! but I really like the fun balancing lamp!

Geri said...

The Confetti Dinnerware (Pier One) was definitely inspiration for me - so much so that I am heading to my craft room to make a lively, polka dot card!

scarthur said...

I love that little tea towel that is last. So delicate and beautiful and understated at the same time. LOVE IT!

chickadee3357 said...

I love the Old Dutch tea pot set. I am a huge herbal tea drinker and I love having "tea time". For me, I love visually having both the teapot and the cups and this particular set is a LOVELY shade of bright green. I have a stamp that I keep look at, but haven't used....maybe I need to go into my crafting room and play.

Beth said...

The tea pot, cup and saucer lamp is a must have for my Mom - she is a collector of all things tea pot! Thanks for a chance to win!

Angela said...

What a fantastic post (oh, they always are!). I love the dainty little teacups, but there's nothing more cozy than wrapping your hands around a handle-less, earthy, Japanese tea cup.

Terre said...

I just love tea cups, I have some beautiful antique tea cups and saucers that where my great-great grandmas and I just love the.

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

I just adore that One Lump or Two Lamp! It is so shabby chic and cool! It reminds me of grandma's house!!

Cari said...

I'm loving the white-on-white teapot from Anthropologie! I think it's so classy and elegant, it can be used with anything.

Kathi said...

Tough choices!

I really love Orquidea Tea Set From Anthropologie best, though that whimsical lamp makes me smile.

Mary Ashby said...

Super cute poem! Love that basket from PBK and the Confetti Dinnerware from Pier One... Have a great weekend!

Nola Taylor said...

OH, the tulip tea pots, so pretty. Cute little story. And memories of tea with Grandma Stevens, at her farmhouse in Kent, WA Tea in the little Brown Betty teapot, tea in a real tea ball. Gingersnap cookies from the box with the little boy in a sailor suit on it. Long time ago, but still fresh in my mind.

Doris said...

I love One Lump or Two Lamp, it's soo unique and fun and elegant too! It inspires me to think about everyday things in new innovative way:) thanks fro sharing

craftymom205 said...

I love Karly's Butterflies Tea Pot set. The colors make me think of spring and Easter. Think I will go make some Easter cards.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I like all of these pots and plate/etc. I LOVE them! I like the antique red teapot, Pier One's confetti plates, the lime green set...everything:) THANKS!

Lori said...

Morning Meadows by My Fancy Princess, is my absolute favorite! I really had a nice time reading the poem and browsing the tea party goodies.

Rebecca Ednie said...

I have to go with the lamp! What a great conversation piece!

Brenda Weaver said...

Love all the teacups! How fun is that lamp! I can imagine sitting down with my little girl for a fabulous tea party with some of these.

Kay said...

Wonderful! I love the milkmaid butter dish!! It's absolutely adorable!!!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love the Old Dutch Ariel Teapot Set- it's my favorite color!

brenlubrant said...

I just love the "Karly's Butterflies" teapot set because I am madly in love with butterflies. It really brings joy to my heart.

Ravengirl said...

Oh, the princess mina tea cups are most inspiring to me! I must get out my embossing folders!

Kim Wilson said...

Oh that anthropologie lamp is just amazing! I love them! Thank you for this post Cath :) Here is a super cute tea stamp set that matches your inspiration, just scroll down since theres no direct link! http://www.alphastamps.com/stampsclear.html

Rebecca said...

The party hat tea pot is adorable, the clean lines and color in the Dutch tea pot is beautiful, but I think the Confetti dinnerware would make me smile every time I opened the cupboard :)

Janette said...

Confetti by Pier One. I am in love with polka dots on everything!

bzyPTmom said...

I love tea--and tea pots! My fav is Karly's butterfly one--so pretty and delicate. But they are pretty sweet. Have a cup on me!

Erika M. said...

Loving the polka dot tea set and the tulip teapot - darling!

Marsha said...

Aren't these pretty. I love that yellow bird plate.

Laura Stewart said...

i like the Deliciousness Dishtowel - great colors & fun

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