Friday, February 6, 2009

Show and Tell Friday - February Centerpiece-Tea Anyone?

Show and Tell I am joining in on Kelli's Show and Tell Friday. Visit Kelli and enjoy all the treasures being shared.

Today I am showing the tea tray that I am using for my February centerpiece. This ceramic heart-shaped teapot goes well with February and Valentines Day. I purchased it years ago at our local cheese factory (we do live in Wisconsin!:) that has two great warehouse sales every year- at Christmas time and at Easter time.
If someone would like a nice cup of tea, I would gladly use this to serve them--it's ready to go- just heat up the water.
This milk glass sugar bowl and creamer were a Goodwill find about 30 years ago.


The spoon is from my husband's grandmother's wedding silver that we inherited. We use it for special holidays and special occasions.


I bought this teacup at Goodwill also with the intention of using it in a craft that I had seen. I recently pulled it out and served my daughter tea when she wasn't feeling well.

I read recently that you can repair little cracks like this by boiling the teacup in milk. The protein in the milk seals the crack.
Have you ever heard of that before? I hadn't, but I'm willing to try it!

I borrowed this little vase from my daughter, Amanda, who purchased it from Micheals. Just the right size for this rose. She had dried rose petals in the base, which I left in for color.




Let me tell you about my tray... It was given to me by our DIL, Jess. It is wood. She painted it white and added ivy leaves on the corners and inside...
...along with this Bible verse on the bottom of the tray. This reminds me, each time I use it, where the Source of life really is!



I'm so glad you stopped by to join me for tea time:) Come again anytime!

22 comments:

Dan and Jess said...

so glad you have found use for the tray, linda! sam sends his grammy a kiss :)

BECKY said...

How very pretty, Linda! And what a treasure you have in that tray!

When will the scones be ready? I have to schedule my flight! ;o)

Have a sunshiney weekend!
Becky

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Oh how beautiful!!! Love the tray and the verse on it! What a wonderful idea! Love the tea cup as well but have never heard of boiling it in milk. Let us know if it works out. Might make an interesting post! I'm handing out awards tomorrow and one has your name on it!! Come by and pick it up!

Lisa said...

That's a great centerpiece for February/Valentine's Day. I love the pretty teapot and the hand-painted tray.

Elena said...

What a sweet tea set. I love all the stories behind each piece. My favorite is the tray. The words on the tray are so wonderful! I would love to sit down and have a cup a tea with you! Have a great weekend. Blessings, Elena

Terry & Dennis Macri said...

Love the teapot...Love all your pretties...

Linda said...

Pretty tray and setting, what time is tea?
Linda Q

Karen Sherrill said...

How beautiful! I really like your heart tea pot ;o)!

Karen

Heidi Pocketbook said...

The tray is so special, your dil is quite talented!

The special pieces on the tray are so nice--I love how you remember where they all come from.

Have a great weekend :-)

Zaroga said...

A great centerpiece.

Linda, please pick up the Lemonade Award at my blog: http://zarogasnook.blogspot.com/2009/02/award.html. I was just too sick at the time to name specific names. You really deserve the award.

Carrie said...

Your centerpiece is a lovely vignette that is also a perfect setting for entertaining a friend or family member with a spot of tea.

Elizabeth-Plain and Simple said...

Great treasures. I especially love the teapot. Thanks for sharing them.

Blessings,
Elizabeth

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Kelli said...

So pretty, Linda! It's perfect for February. I just put a Valentine tea tray together this weekend. :0)
~Kelli
P.s. Thank you for the birthday wishes!

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh what a lovely tea party. I loved the way you illustrated your photo's how creative.
I don't know about the crack but let us know if you try.
Thanks for stopping to visiting me.
Blessings,
Sherry

Gattina said...

I love your teapot ! it looks sooo romantic !

Mrs. H said...

Your teapot is beautiful. What a treat to be served a lovely cup of tea from your tray on a brisk afternoon. Maybe a few shortbread cookies for good measure? Perfect comfort food.

Thank you for dropping by and leaving your sweet comments. I hope you'll be back often.

~CC Catherine said...

Hi! I'm so glad I came across your blog today by filtering through different folks comments. I am a lover of tea, teacups, teapots, and especially tea trays. I just bought two this past weekend to add to my collection. I love the scripture your DIL put on yours she gave you. How precious! Be blessed! ~CC Catherine of "Catherine de th`e Cups" (Stop by for a visit)

Divamom said...

I love your centerpiece! You had me with the pink flowers!!! LOL Beautiful memories for each piece!

Be Blessed!
~Chondra

Rose Haven said...

ooooooooooooo, how nice...just what I needed...TEA!!

Thanks for stopping by...

Jan

Lady Katherine said...

I love the teapot! Just love it! lol The tray is wonderful! Now if the milk works on the tea cup, let me know. I have some old old plates of hubby grandmothers, and can't bare to give them up. I thought of doing a tray of mosiacs. I could boil the plates in the milk, wow that would be a lot of milk. lol

Lady Katherine said...

Thanks for the awards! I will come back and get them. Busy with grandchildren,I got to catch up on my blogging!