Decor-a-Tea - Breakfast Nook, Family Room

I'll finish showing tea related items in the Great Room. This very large painting is in the breakfast nook. I have placemats that are similar to the scene above. I have the violets tea set displayed on the gateleg table. I usually have a small square lace doily on the table.
The bookshelf above is also in the breakfast nook, it holds my cookbooks (and is a little messy looking here!) The tea pot on the top shelf is a Sandy Clough. The one on the middle shelf is a tea for one.
I have two child sized tea sets in the curio cabinet (above) where my doll collection is displayed. This curio is in the family room.

This bookshelf, above, is also in the family room. The book end is by Mary Englebreit. I bought it several years ago, it was a ridiculous price ($30 for just one) but it was.....yellow!! It holds my tea books.

The tea caddy, above, was handpainted by a friend. It holds tea bags. The colors are brighter than it looks here. The caddy is on a small wall on the pantry (between the kitchen and family room) I think it shows up on the pantry photo in yesterday's post.

Next, I will show tea decor in the master bedroom, dining room, and living room. Please return! A cup of tea is waiting for you!


Blog-a-Thon Week 3 - Decor-a-Tea

Week 3 of La Tea Dah's Hospital-i-Tea Blog-a-Thon. This week is Decor-a-Tea. We are to show how we decorate with a tea theme throughout our homes. I have touches of tea cups and tea pots in almost every room of our house - living room, dining room, master bedroom, family room, breakfast nook, and our kitchen has a tea room theme. I will show a room each day this week.

Our kitchen has a tea room theme using a lot of tea pots in the shape of houses/tea rooms. Our ceilings are so high it is hard to take good photos of the tea things on top of the kitchen cabinets. My husband is six foot two and he even had difficulty getting close enough, and he was standing on a chair!

Above shows the middle cabinets. There is a set of shorter cabinets on either side of this.

To the left, some of this is above the refrigerator, The lemon plate is setting on top of the refrigerator. Things on top of the refrigerator are tea related too.

Top of refrigerator

A close-up, I think you can click on this one and see the cups, and tea pots up close.

Close-up of the center cabinets. Click on it for a larger shot.

Another shot showing the right side of the center cabinets. I think the tea pots have tea room written on them.

A smaller cabinet on the right side. I bought the Victorian tea pot at Cracker Barrel years ago.

Above is a long shot of the kitchen and you can see how high the ceilings are. It is actually a "Great Room" with kitchen, breakfast nook, and family room altogether.

And last - on top of the pantry (across from the cabinets) I have a child's size wicker table and
chairs with a child's tea set on the table. The large picture you see behind is on another high shelf in the dining room.

Long shot of kitchen pantry (we have another pantry in our laundry room.) The niche in the background is where I display the Easter, Christmas, and other vignettes. And you can also see the high shelves in the dining room (in the background.)

I hope you enjoyed seeing my tea room theme kitchen. Now, may I make you a cup of tea? What flavor? You can choose from my tea collection inside my pantry door!



Show and Tell - Children's Tea Books

Time for Kelli's Show and Tell, go to There's No Place Like Home, for more fun. Due to our vacation, and the Easter holiday, I haven't done S&T in a while and I have missed it.
Today, in keeping with the tea book theme yesterday, I'm sharing some of the children's tea books I have started collecting. We have two 20-month-old grandchildren, a boy and a girl! I'm going to teach them about tea parties, and read them these tea books (I hope the little boy's dad will allow this! Ha-ha!) I'm always on the lookout for more children's books about tea.

Thank you for your interest, please leave a comment! And please do return soon!



Tea Blog-a-thon Week 2

Week Two of La-Tea-Dah's Tea Blog-a-Thon, go there for lots more fun. This week is Litera-Tea, we are to share our favorite tea books, poems, quotes, etc.

Just like with my tea cups, I can't seem to choose one favorite of my tea books. Above are a few of my tea book collection. I have a wish list at for many more tea books I want!

I have enjoyed reading these books above, and reading recipes used at many of the inns. Taking Tea at the Savoy is very interesting as well.

Victoria's The Charms of Tea and The Pleasures of Tea are beautiful books, just as their magazines.
Two lovely books. I hope to type up one of the long poems in the Tea For Two book. I also have started a collection of children's tea books. I will share those sometime too.

More fun and pretty books. I also have a lot of tea cookbooks I will share some day.

My children often give me tea books from the wish list I have.
Sandy Clough's Tea books could very well be my favorites. She is such a beautiful artist, and person. We used to attend the same church. She has autographed my books.

Tricia Foley's book, below is a very lovely book with different themes for tea parties.
The photography in Tricia Foley's book is beautiful! I think everyone has Emilie Barnes books, this is where I started, with one of her books, I think my first one was "If Teacups Could Talk." Great books, great info!

Okay, this is probably my favorite tea book! Tea With Patsy Clairmont. There's more to read than photos, but every morsel is wonderful! She shows a few pictures of her home with many
antiques and collectibles. I think I could move into her home and be comfortable, we like the same things! Here's a prayer from her book:

Dear Potter, We realize we have been jarred by life, causing brokenness. Some of us feel like shards of china insead of the exquisite and intriguing vessels that we want to be. We want to be pots that, when poured, tiped, dropped, or spilled, issue forth streams of life. Please, You who rework clay to repair damage, mend us. In Jesus' restorative name. Amen. (Patsy Clairmont)
I hope you enjoyed seeing my tea book collection.

Confession Time!

Some of you know we've been trying to convert over to a veggie diet. Well, we've been failing a lot lately. First, our vacation played havoc with our diet, then the Easter candy.I have always loved jelly beans, but not just any jelly beans, they have to be the "tiny" jelly beans with no spice and no other odd flavors, just the original kind. This year I had a hard time finding the tiny jelly beans, but finally found them at the checkout counter in Walmart! They were 2 for $1, and I bought four bags! At the present time, there's three down, and one to go! My husband threw away the fourth empty bag, he doesn't know to save trash for me to photograph! LOL! By the way, he eats all the black jelly beans, I don't like licorice!

I have also succumbed to eating Peeps this Easter! Has anybody else been naughty like me, eating these temptations??


Egg Cups

Before I pack away my Easter decor I'll show you my egg cups. I started with the two above that I purchased from Cracker Barrel a few years ago.

I seem to buy a new one each year. The one above is the one I bought this year, it came from Hobby Lobby. He is winking at you!

A dear friend gave me the cute little egg cup above, I love the little duck slippers on its feet!

The second one I bought this year. This one was also at Cracker Barrel. In the shape of a bunny, I like how it is unique.

The one above is a little blurry, I like the polka dot purple.

Thank you for your interest, please leave a comment! And please do return soon!

Since Easter came so early and I decorated late because of being on vacation last week, I'm not tired of my decorations yet. I guess I will put them away tomorrow, but I thought I would share a few of the things you haven't seen yet. I hope you aren't tired of seeing Easter decor yet either!
The heavy eggs above are made of marble or some sort of heavy material. They are displayed in a pretty glass cut-out basket. I bought the basket at a craft show years ago.Again I used this glass compote, this time for Easter, I also used it for Valentine's Day and St. Patrick's Day, you may remember them. I also used the one below for those holidays too.

The clear glass vase (voltive) holds irridescent eggs this time.
Close-up of the eggs.
I displayed chicken little, and eggs in my yellow depression glass.
Isn't this little chicken darling?

Bunnies for tea time.

A ring of bunnies on this candle holder.

The two little bunnies above are holding flowers, they were only a dollar each at Walmart.

I hope you had a wonderful Easter!



Happy Keester!

Somebody sent me this on email, I couldn't resist sharing it with you!

  • Don't put all of your eggs in one basket
  • Walk softly and carry a big carrot
  • Everyone needs a friend who is all ears
  • There's no such thing as too much candy
  • All work and no play can make you a basket case
  • A cute little tail attracts a lot of attention
  • Everyone is entitled to a bad hare day
  • Let happy thoughts multiply like rabbits
  • Some body parts should be floppy
  • Keep your paws off other people's jellybeans
  • Good things come in small sugarcoated packages
  • The grass is always greener in someone else's basket
  • An Easter bonnet can tame even the wildest hare