Hi all! Last week, my mom was in the hospital so I wasn't able to join the Tuesday memes that I usually attend. I am happy to say that my mom is doing very well and I want to again thank everybody who prayed for her.
Well, I am not going to miss these fun parties today. My setting is in our family room. Do you recognize it? It's been changed. This area used to house our game table but I have switched everything around (next post for Kim's A + B party and Met Mon)). I have always wanted a sitting area in front of this fireplace and I finally got my wish after I won this antique Victorian Rococo (also known as late Baroque) parlor set at an antique estate auction in Brookhaven last Saturday. I will show more of that this coming Sightseeing Saturday.
Marty for Tabletop Tuesday at http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com/
Lad Katherine for Teatime Tuesday at http://ladykatherineteaparlor.blogspot.com/
Martha ad Terri for Teacup Tuesday at http://www.marthasfavorites.com/
WandaLee for Tuesday Tea for 2 and Wed. Teatime in Blogland at http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com/
WandaLee and Pam for Tea Things Tuesday at http://silkenpurse.blogspot.com/
Last Sunday, antiques row downtown had an open house. I met some regular customers while I was at my shop dropping off some items and they were telling me how they like to come regularly because I always bring in some pretty stuff. That was really nice to hear. I brought a blue mirrorred tray and it sold right away. I sold the napkin rings from my turkey tablescape too so I will have to go back to replace them. Later on, John and I strolled through the other antique shops.
I spotted this tea set as soon as we entered into one. When I saw the price ($25 for the set), I knew it was meant for me.
Isn't it pretty? I love the colors and the pattern. The pieces are all hand painted and manufactured by Lefton China. These are probably one of my favorite finds.
I would have paid way over $25 for them.
I just searched on Google and found a set that looks just like it for $150.00.
Here is the link.
Now I really wouldn't mind paying for $115 for Bill's glasses if I win his auction, since I got such a good deal on the teaset and especially because it is for a good cause.
Such pretty details.
Do you see the pretty jug on the left side of the fireplace? Janie (Blondie's Journal) gave it to us when they came for a visit. Isn't it pretty? Thanks, Janie and Al. We love it!
I still need a real coffee table. I just moved this little one (part of a 3 piece nesting table) from the bathroom, but it will do for a while.
Now, if I can only convince my hubby that the treadmill is an eye sore, I would be a happy camper, lol. He snuck it into here while I was staying with my daughter for a month in Florida when she had a baby. I managed to move it a little more to the right since I took this picture.
I have had this pewter tray for a while now. I got it on Ebay but I cannot remember for how much.
Isn't this cozy? With this fire, tea set and a place to sit, I am ready for cold winter nights.