Friday, August 17, 2007

"Show and Tell Friday"



Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!" Do you have something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, an antique find. Your show and tell can be old or new. Use your imagination and dig through those old boxes in your closet if you have to! Share photos and if there's a story behind your special something, that's even better!


Today I want to share with you two things I picked up while antiquing this past weekend.

The first "new to me" item is this teacup stand. I had planned on putting it in my kitchen, but it's so tall it won't fit under my cupboards! For now it's on my fireplace hearth.


It holds a few of my favorite teacups...








In addition to the teacup stand I found these four embroidered tea napkins.


The edges are scalloped and there are tiny baskets in one corner.


Now all I need is someone to have tea with me!


Thank you for looking at my show and tell!



The
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76 comments:

Cheryl said...

I've never seen one of those that hold tea cups...now I want one! You have a lovely collection of tea cups and those embroidered napkins are charming~

ellen b. said...

I love those tea cup stands and your tea cups and scalloped napkins are beautiful...

Barbara H. said...

I have been wanting to explore some antique shops, especially for antique linens, and this is so inspiring me to do so! I love the teacup holder, but I especially love those napkins.

Gina E. said...

Can I come for tea please? What a wonderful antique find! I know so many people with beautiful cup & saucer sets, who would kill to have something like this to display them on! Your collection is gorgeous too, and I like your napkins as well.

Tracy said...

I'm impressed that you trust Fern not to knock all of those lovely teacups over. I think Chester would be too curious. You hit the jackpot!

Audrey said...

Kelli, what a gorgeous teacup stand and I LOVE the cups! The dainty napkins are so very pretty! You're right, you need to have a tea party - how FUN! :->
~ Audrey ~
http://www.homesteadblogger.com/birdlady/

Susie said...

I love your tea cup stand, and your beautiful teacups too! Those napkins are the perfect touch :)
xo

dot said...

I'll pass on the tea but if you'll fix coffee I'll be right over! lol
Cute tea cup stand and napkins.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I have a tea cup stand similar to that and I enjoy it so! Your tea cup collection is lovely! Those embroidered napkins are beautiful! Nice finds!

Thank you for hosting Show and Tell!

Katherine

Anita said...

ME!!!! Please Kelli, I'd like to have tee with you! ;-))) And may I chose that very first tea cup with the blue little pansies?

Wow, that teacup stand is fabulous! I have seen similiar stands for plates (I'd like to have one) but never for tea cups so far! What a great find! Well, you always have such great finds! The napkins are looking wonderful, too. I love the way you displayed them.

Have a great Friday Kelli, I hope it won't be too hot in Texas today!

XoX, Anita

Retha said...

First time I hear there is such a thing. I would probably have thought it is a stand for flowerpots.
Your cups and napkins are inviting!

Betty said...

I like your teacup caddy, the tea cups and beautiful napkins....I would love to have tea with you....Betty

B. said...

Kelli ~ Everything just speaks of and loveliness and femininity ~ so pretty, and I would love to have tea with you! :o)

Lana G! said...

Beautiful! The teacup stand is too cute and I need your napkins for my linen collection!

Lee-ann said...

O! Kelli how beautiful,

I also have one of these stands and it is one of the very few "new" I items I own too.

I bought it from your lovely country when I had all my vintage china on display at the Melbourne museum which was an honour for me.

Your show and tell is "so beautiful" I done mine too.

Lee-ann

diana said...

i like the tea cup stand. what a nice way to display your cups. and those cups are beautiful. my mom collects tea cups so i know there's some beautiful ones out there. i really like yours.

thanks for sharing.

Julieann said...

What a great stand--and the teacups are just lovely!!! Such pretty napkins--I love napkins like that

I made it---YAY---I made it to show and tell...LOL:)

Thank you Kelli for doing this--I so enjoy it.

Julieann

rohanknitter said...

Squee! I love that teacup stand!
I've never seen one of those!

mockingbird hill said...

Kelli..
The tea cups are so sweet...love the yellow one...daffodil? Great way to display and the napkins are the perfect finishing touch. Enjoy!

Cassie

Susanna Rose said...

Wow...what great finds! I am also a lover of antique tea cups and love the delicate flower detailing on yours!:)

Susanna
(@ mommy,inc)

Lynne said...

Love your teacups and the stand-so pretty. Never seen one of those. The napkins are very pretty.

Mica Garbarino said...

#1 I would love to have tea with you and would Antique anytime!!!! What a lovely piece you have found!!!

Mica

PEA said...

You better take out more cups, I'm coming over too!! hehe Such a beautiful tea cup stand you found, I've never seen one before! Those embroidered napkins are also gorgeous!! xox

Hootin'Anni said...

Ohhhhhhhhh, beautiful tea cups! [I especially like the one on top---with the PURPLE flowers!!]

Mine's posted this week, a special portrait of my Grandmother.

Suzy said...

Kelli,
I've got to find one of those stands to match my "show and tell"
plate holder!!!! Beautiful cups and saucers.

Lori said...

I love your tea cup find while antiquing. I also love all of your tea cups. What a treasure.

LBP said...

As always, very lovely. Love those scalloped napkins!

I love seeing pictures of your home. It is so peaceful and beautiful.

Linda

Mama Russell said...

Beautiful finds, Kelli. Those napkins are simply lovely!

charish said...

Kelli, that is really pretty. My mom used to collect tea cups and coffe cups. Thank you they are beautiful and the napkins are cute as can be also.

Jackie said...

I had never seen a tea cup stand before, it's lovely. I just love tea cups, maybe I'll start a collection one day!

Marci said...

That little stand is darling. I love your teacups. My Mom used to collect those.

You found some beautiful items.

SimpleFolk said...

Hi Kelli!

I collect tea cups as well. Yours are lovely! I missed show & tell last week, so I made sure to get my link in this time. :o)

Amy

Patty said...

very pretty way to display your beautiful tea cups

Connie said...

Oh my now you are in my most loved hobby ever...Wish I could be the one to have tea with you. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cups with us. Those holders are wonderful because you can display them so nicely without them taking up too much room.

Take care,
Connie
My show and tell is up.

Connie W said...

They look so pretty there. The napkins are a great match for the teacups. I would love to stop by for a cup but it's quite a hike from Indiana! But it sure sounds good.

Momma Roar said...

You tea cups are beautiful and what a lovely way to display them!

I'm not doing show and tell today, but I did do my video blog - be sure to watch it and listen closely - and then don't hate me, lol! Have a great weekend Kelli!

Randi said...

I love teacups! You have a lovely collection. The holder that you found is perfect for displaying them!

Penless Thoughts said...

Those are great finds, Kelli. Oh, I for one would love to sit and have a cup of tea with you. Of course I know everyone from Show & Tell would want to do that. Do you have enough tea cups!!!!
Susan

Christina said...

I love the stand!!!
Pretty tea cups... Do you have a dughter that you could have a 'tea party' with?
FYI: We made the cookies last night. Wonderful. (I cheated and used Splenda Baking Brown/White Sugar and fake eggs. Turned out great!)
Thanks for sharing your cups, stand AND recipe!

jar said...

I would definitely come have tea with you but there is that whole distance thing :-). What beautiful finds.

Mrs. MacAodhagain said...

cute feature! may you enjoy your teacups in good health.

Kelley said...

I just love the teacup stand, so cute and what lovely teacups and napkins you have!
Have a blessed weekend!

Morning Glory said...

I love your teacups! I have a rather large collection of my own and they are all so pretty. I used to have that very teacup stand, but it is rather big and I sold it in my yard sale. The ones I have now are a bit smaller and fit better.

Sonya said...

It's beautiful! Just my style too! Your teacups are lovely!

Sherry said...

what a great idea! I would love to join in the fun but am unsure of how to do a few things (like Mr Linky).

Becky said...

That is really pretty. And what a lovely way to display your cherished teacups. I'm heading over right now for some tea in that lovely garden of yours.

Lisa said...

This is fabulous. I would love to have one of these!!! I collect tea cups and I don't even drink tea!!

Stephanie said...

I had a few pretty little teacups that I gave to my daughter, who loves them. I love that stand; I'll have to keep my eye open for something similar for DD!

Mrs. C said...

What lovely finds! I would really like to find a tea cup stand to display a few of my favorites on. The detail on the napkins is so feminine, too.

I'll be over for tea in a bit...

Training Hearts said...

Oh, I love tea set :) Beautiful collection!...and darling lines, too!

Mrs. Pivec said...

So perfect for your house - and such pretty cups.

I've left you another award. :) This week seems to be full of 'em! :)

Janne said...

Beautiful!

I miss visiting antique shops. It's high on my list of things to do when the children are grown. For some reason shop owners panic when they see someone walk in with nine children in tow. ;)

Lindy said...

Kelli, I've been enjoying everyone's "Show and Tell Friday" pics, so I've decided to join. What fun! Thanks for hosting!

Lindy :)

Cindy said...

You're a woman after my own heart. It is not possible to have too many tea cups or napkins

NeNe said...

Hi Kelly,
Just thought I would join the Friday fest.
Thanks
Laura (NeNe)

lila said...

That is a real find, an in an antique shop! Your teacups are outstanding....be sure to hand wash and protect that gold edge!

Nikki said...

Those tea cups are absolutely gorgeous. And I love the napkins as well. I bet you have some really fabulous tea parties :)
Blessings!

charish said...

Im sorry Kelli, I know I did not post a photo but he is not my child therefore it would not be right of me to post his photo and I have not spook with his mother today to get permission. I hope you under stand.
Sarah

Lady_MSnow said...

Those tea cups are gorgeous!

Mrs.B said...

I love it! I've never seen a tea cup stand but yours is lovely.

Your tea cups and napkins are beautiful as well. (o:

I keep forgetting to take my pictures in time for S&T Fridays. Hopefully I'll remember next week!

Blessings,
~Mrs.B

Heather said...

I LOVE your finds!! How wonderful. I am coming to Texas next week. I will come and have tea! ;o)

Love, Heather

Deb said...

What a gorgeous collection of china tea cups you have. Tea just seems to taste better in a beautiful china cup. I have never seen a tea cup stand before ~ perfect for displaying your favourites. Have a great weekend Kelli.

Sara said...

So very pretty. I love the embroidered tea napkins too.
Thank you for hosting Show and Tell - I'm really enjoying perusing everyone's entries and meeting some wonderfully creative people along the way!

Jen said...

These tea cups are so pretty. I just love them...I'll come over anytime.

Julie Marie said...

Kelli,

I have a collection of teacups too. I love the English bone china ones. I have that daffodil pattern. I like to serve my book club guests coffee or tea in them. I packed mine away at Christmas time and never got them put out again. I miss them!

Julie

Jodi said...

Yep ~ yep! I did it here, too! And I am ROFLOL at seeing *that* comment under my son's name. Bless his heart ... what a reputation I'm going to give him if I keep this up!

Once again ... B. is me, Jodi @ Deputy Domain.

Jada said...

That is so beautiful! I love all the tea cups!

I remembered to participate this week!

~Jada

Gena said...

Your finds are so beautiful. They look really pretty by the fireplace. Maybe that should be their permanent home?

Debbie said...

That's It!!!!! I want a stand like that!!! I have been out antiquing a few weeks ago, but did not find one. My friend has a lovely one also. *sigh* Maybe I will find one next time, until then, thanks for sharing yours. It is quite lovely!

Myrna said...

Lovely, as always. You have a knack for finding the prettiest things when you go antiquing. Wish I could go with you and learn your tricks!

I'm not showing and telling this week. We hae had too much going on in the family too spend much time blogging. I will be back--maybe next week.

Lallee said...

Kelli, you have a beautiful collection of teacups, and I love that kind of stand for displaying them. I almost bought one, but I don't know where I have left to put one :P You created a beautiful vignette on the books with the new linen. I love the basket motiff on it.

Amber said...

How beautiful!!! I'm sorry I didn't get mine up, this week has been CRAZY!!! I think I'm gonna try to get mine up today and put it in draft mode.

Have a great weekend!

God Bless,
Amber

Ruth said...

I've never seen a tea cup holder before. It is so beautiful with your pretty cups!!

Cris said...

I'll have tea with you! :-) That tea cup stand is gorgeous! Love the embroidery and the tea cups are sooo beautiful! What a nice collection you have.

catieann said...

what a great find for your tea cup display.
i was led her by mica and am so excited to join thje friday show and tell.
thank you for hosting it.
catie

Heather said...

I love your teacup stand - and won't you have fun with it displaying mini pumpkins in the fall, or little cakes for a special day - maybe even greenery or potted plants - the possibilities are endless! Enjoy!