Monday, May 24, 2010

Express Expresso For One

This is what I really call an express table setting for tea. As I have said in an earlier post, I have been extremely busy. I worked on our yard all day today. It was hot! When it becomes unbearable, I jump in the pool and cool off and then I work again. Well, John surprised me towards the night to call a restaurant downtown to see if they are open. He has been craving for seared tuna. I was not planning to post tonight because my desktop computer crashed yesterday and my laptop is just not as fast, so I do not enjoy posting from it as much. But the first comment notification I see on my email came from LadyKatherine who tells me I am featured on her blog. Thanks, Lady Katherine! I felt guilty, lol, and so I put together something so fast so I can join her for Tea Tuesday and I might as well join Marty for Tabletop Tuesday too. You can join Lady Katherine for Tea Time Tuesday at

and Marty for Tabletop Tuesday at

I am having an after dinner expresso in the family room.

Isn't that a cute expresso pot? It's only about 4 inches tall. And of course, I am using my little antique Bavarian Tirschenreuth expresso cup.

and look at that little expresso spoon and my teapot taper candle holder!

I just love the shape of this expresso cup.

I love the feet too!

How about a teapot napkin ring? The dotted multi colored napkin modernizes the table setting, I think.

Italian pot with Bavarian cup.

Thanks for your visit. Hope you enjoyed this that I put together in less than 5 minutes.

Thanks Lady Katherine and Marty for hosting!


Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Christine...

I'm just coming over from Katherine's...congratulations!!! Well my friend, you did a wonderful job for just "throwing" a little something together at the last minute! Hehe! Your tea tray is beautiful! I love that little Bavarian teacup and saucer...the little gold feet are exquisite! Ohhh...and it is such a pretty color! And...your candleholder with all the teapots on it...absolutely adorable!

Well my friend, I just had to take a peek at your last few posts to see what you've been up to! You have been a busy little bee! Girl, your gazebo is beautiful! Love your new's just perfect!!! Your new bridge is soooo pretty too! Ohhh...I can see that ya'll are having so much fun planning and working in this area!!! Thank you for sharing your pretties with us today, Christine...this was such a treat!!!

Have a terrific Tuesday!
Love you,

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Christine! Congrats on being featured! And if that is a thrown togrether post, I can't believe it...gorgeous! I LOVE that espresso unusual! I worked in the yard, too. I am having a hard time finding anything that my resident wild baby bunny won't eat, though! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Beth said...

Such a beautiful teacup, Christine! I love the color and I love the little feet! Love the rose topiary too. Congratulations on being featured; you deserve it; you have a FABULOUS and FUN blog!
Blessings, Beth

Cindy J. said...

Oh Christine I love the turquoise cup!!! Oh my goodness to have a full set of those beautiful dishes would really be such a dream.. congrats on your feature, oh my dear you are such a wonder. Last night the UPS man came with the waffle iron..oh it is a nice one.. thank-you so much! Love, Cindy

p.s. So sorry about your computer frustrating..we continue to have problems with U-verse..two days now of no or very unreliable phone service...yikes!!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh Christine, this is just so pretty. I love the teapot candlestick. The teacup colors are so pretty too and you always set the prettiest trays. This looks so inviting. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Wanda Lee said...

Dearest Christine,

This is just so very exotic with the rich jewel tones; your vignette is oh so warm and inviting!

..,(I want to apologize for not getting by to visit over the last while)!~ I always so appreiciate your kind visits, words of encouragement and particpation with my little Tuesday Tea For Two tea party!..,

..,I have been very busy and ever so fatigued and hope that my severe anemia is not returning; (my tummy is hurting a lot as well)..,

Please pop over for a wee visit sometime when you are able.

Cheer and hugs fom Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

Martha's Favorites said...

What a beautiful table you have set. I would love for you to be a part of Tea Cup Tuesday next week. No pressure, I do hope you will join the party. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Your "thrown together" vignette is just beautiful and charming!!


Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Christine, your vignette is exquisite, each piece so beautiful!!


Atticmag said...

Just stopping by from Marty's to say hi to Christine, whose gorgeous pool I envy so much! Jane F

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Christine, I love your teacup! It is adorable and so is your teapot. Is your little teapot a Richard Ginori pattern? That ribbon curling on it looks so familiar. I adore both. So neat

Have fun with Janie!


Sheila :-)

Unknown said...

Beautiful post for only 10 minutes.

Love that tea cup!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

It's a sweet setting. I do love that cup.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

That candlestick is sooo cute! I just love it...hope you are having a wonderful week!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hey, Christine!

I'm glad to know that. I thought it was because I love Richard Ginori. I have a small set of pots de creme dishes and also some demitasse cups and a small teapot, creamer, and sugar bowl in a RG pattern called Italian Fruit. But your pattern is another favorite.

Seems I'm a bit of a china nut. I haven't scratched the surface with mine yet in terms of my blog posts, but I will post more as time permits. I usually post my finds from Marshall's and TJ Maxx, etc. I guess I should break out my good china and have some fun with that.

Be sure to post lots of pics of your visit. Hugs to you and Janie and the hubbies, too...


Sheila :-)

Chubby Chieque said...

The cutie cup is just adorable. To die for.

Have a wonderful TT and enjoy the best of the w/end.


Sue said...

Christine, If that isn't the most unusual little tea cup, I don't know what is. I love its little feet and the handle! And that candlestick and napkin ring..... where do you find all these adorable, special things? How fun it all is. You sure have been busy lately. Hope you're finding time to relax, too. :-)
hugs, Sue

Sue said...

Your espresso cup is unique. That candlestick is screaming my wants to live at my house:)

How have you been? I'm trying to get back to it.


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The Quintessential Magpie said...

Christine, thanks so much for your sweet birthday greetings to Mr. Magpie. He appreciated it so much as did I! :-)

Wishing you a Happy Memorial Day and a fun time with Janie and hubby!


Sheila :-)

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Happy Memorial Weekend my friend…Hugs and Smiles Gl♥ria

aimee said...

sorry about your computer. when mine crashed i seriously felt like i was an addict going through withdraws. i felt the same when my camera fell off the table and broke (took almost 2 months to get it back!). sounds crazy, but thats how i felt. your table setting is pretty and colorful :)

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

... a very lovely spot for a spot of tea :o)

You are always such a gracious hostess!

Blessings & Aloha!
(Sounds like you had a very productive day in your garden too!)

Debbiedoos said...

First off, your grandsons are simply delightful! Look at big bro he is so good with the baby. Such wonderful photos. Your tea sets are gorgeous. You have some of the prettiest dishes I have ever seen. Enjoy your weekend Christine.

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