Wednesday, August 5, 2009

~Tablescape Thursday with Tea~

Please join Susan at www.betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com for another delightful display of beautiful tablescapes!

“Come and share

a pot of tea

My home is warm

and my friendship’s free”

Emilie Barnes “An Invitation to Tea”

This is one of my favorite Royal Albert patterns. It’s called Lady Carlyle.  I have prepared a pretty table on my deck, just for me and my tea!  Hubby and I often come out here in the morning for breakfast.  Mid-morning and mid-afternoon, however, is reserved for me and my pot of tea.  It’s my time to replenish, refocus, re-evaluate, and read something inspirational.  I can’t seem to do any of that without a filled teacup in my hand!





 This teapot holds 6 cups. That means there is enough for you to join me!  We can each have 3 cups while we talk and listen and take in the warmth of the sun.   It will just take a second to get your teacup. Would you like one to match, or one to mix?




Beautiful pink, white, and green carnations!  Unfortunately, not from my garden! 



The pink creamer and sugar bowl are, I am told, made by Cambridge Glass Co. around 1940.  I purchased these on ebay. 


The pink goblet is also vintage, but I don’t have a name.  All I know is I have 8 and I love ‘em!

pink goblet

I hope you’ve enjoyed your visit today, and that your tea was refreshing.  Come back anytime. The door to my tea cottage is always open!


Have a wonderful Thursday, everyone!   God bless you!

  Remember to keep “living in the pink!”



  1. Those glasses are simply gorgeous! Your sweet table is so pretty, but those glasses top it off!

  2. Oh, Mary, I have dreamed of this pattern of china for many years now. Your beautiful pictures just may make me break down and start a collection. Just beautiful! Happy TT to you!

  3. Oh, Mary, this is all so beautiful! It's everything I love! It makes my heart happy to look at it all!

    Thanks for your comments on my blog and you are welcome to help yourself to anything! I bought that quilt I used in my talbescape just recently at Home Goods, I actually bought it to dress an outdoor lounge chair but the weather has not been cooperating at all! So I decided to use it as a tablecloth until the sun shines again!

    LOVED your post!
    All the best,

  4. Lovely,
    So nice to visit and would enjoy relaxing here.

  5. I love it...especially those pink glasses...pink depression I'm sure. My MIL has an extensive collection of this type.

  6. Well, you're a girl after my heart! I LOVE Pink and Roses and Vintage glass! Beautiful table and setting!!

  7. This is one of my all time favorite patterns. I love the colors. I'll take my tea in a cup to match, thank you! And I love the pretty depression glass to go with it. The lace etching around the goblets is divine.

  8. That is a beautiful tablesetting. I must start doing that for myself. Your Royal Albert china is beautiful. WE don't have that here I believe .

  9. A pretty table -- I love Lady Carlyle. And there is nothing like a refreshing cup of tea!

  10. What a dainty, lovely setting you have there. I love your dishes and glassware.

  11. Very pretty! Love the pink of the glassware and the lovely pattern on the china! I happen to live about 25 mins from Cambridge, Ohio where they made Cambridge glass. Their antique stores have a lot of that particular glass. It is pricey! Your outdoor tablescapes are always so inviting!
    ~Hugs, Patti

  12. Oh I just love your set. It is so pretty and feminin. And the glassware is beautiful. Such a sweet setting!


  13. The china is certainly fit for "Lady Carlyle" or any other Lady of the house--it's gorgeous! I usually have tea (with Oprah) around 4-- Mine doesn't look like this :)

  14. Stunning setting Mary! I love Lady Carlyle although I do not own any.

    Of course I want my tea in a matching cup! Happy Tablescape Thursday!

  15. Your china is gorgeous!!! I would love to have tea in this beautiful setting!!!

    Happy TT!!!

  16. I love it all Mary! The Lady Carlisle the sugar and creamer and that fabulous goblet! So pretty. The deck setting is perfect for your little tea party! Beautiful photos....

  17. What a lovely table! So charming and inviting!
    I love your china :)

  18. This is just simply lovely. The teapot and the gorgeous teacup are so perfect and pretty. I love the pink stem glasses, simply stunning. Such a pretty tea. Hugs, Marty

  19. Oh, I love this. It's so feminine! Your china is gorgeous and your pink glasses are divine! I love this tablescape ~ perfect for these warm summer days.

  20. You've done it again Mary by creating the most lovely tablescape for tea. It all looks so beautiful and what makes it even better is that you are using my favorite china pattern. I have the exact same pieces in my collection and I love them. I think they are the ones that get used the most.

    Hope you've been having a great week!!


  21. What a beautiful pattern and your blog is beautiful too. I enjoyed my visit here. Thanks for stopping by mine.

  22. Your china and glassware is beautiful and in such a pretty setting. What a lovely way to treat yourself to tea and inspiration.

  23. I'm generally not a "pink" person, but I may have to change my ways on that one. Because this is SOOOO beautiful! The china and the glassware. Not to mention the beautiful setting! Love it!

  24. Hi Mary and it's so nice to meet you! Oh, I love your beautiful tea table you've set! Everything is so beautiful! I love your gorgeous tea pot and dishes and the pink depression glass is so pretty. I have a few pieces too! The flowers are just the perfect touch!
    Hope you'll come back and visit me sometimes.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  25. Sooo pretty! Love the vintage pink items!

  26. SO sweet and my granddaughter will love this post!
    I hope you have a fabulous week end!
    ~Really Rainey~

  27. Oh how beautiful, love your dishes!!! and mosaic patio furniture....please visit Gina and My new blog we had problems with our old blog and are inviting old friends to re-join us!!

  28. Very pretty, Mary! I think you should share 4 of the beautiful pink goblets with a friend. ::wink wink::

  29. Such a lovely table you have prepared. I do wish I could join you. We have been having so many rain days that I have not been able to enjoy my tea on the porch. Maybe this weekend, they are calling for no rain tomorrow.


  30. Hi Mary,
    How nice of you to drop by! I love your pretty table setting and I would love to sit and have a cup of tea with you. I enjoy being surrounded by pink and flowers. I have a lot of teacups and tea pots too but you know, we church ladies always find a reason to use them! Have a lovely weekend.


  31. Your blog is lovely and your collections are beautiful. I have only just started collecting. Wishing you blessings.

  32. Your setting is lovely, Mary! Just popped by to let you know I have the same pretty tin for sale in my webstore that you admired on Shabby Kim's blog. It's pineyrose.com - just in case you're interested! Have a lovely day. Melissa

  33. I agree, what a pretty setting! Your china is also really beautiful...glad I came to see :)


  34. Hi Mary, gosh, having tea with you today has been so refreshing and wonderful, thank you for your hospitality! Everything was just beautiful! I hope that you have a wonderful weekend!

  35. Hi Mary,
    I loved seeing your stunning table for one! Everything in it is beautiful and very tastefully coordinated. Hope your weekend goes well ...

  36. Attention Mary, Where did you get the pink goblets? Were those also on Ebay? Please let me know because I really like to get some of those.


  37. Tea for one, sounds wonderful...this house seems packed all the time lately.Great pinks! HP, Heidi

  38. Hi Mary
    I'd love to share a cup of tea with you. We don't sit outside very much in the summer. It is either too hot or the mosquitoes are biting. So to sit outside would be a treat!