Thursday, January 24, 2008

"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, or a treasured collection. Look around your home for something to share; dig through those boxes in your closet if you have to! Share photos and the story that goes with your special item.

Today I'm going to show you our collection of mini tea sets. This little bit of wall space is in my dining room.
Shelf
I found the actual shelf at a yard sale many years ago.

Heart
This beautiful heart that Anita made for me hangs on one of the hooks.

Candle
On the very top shelf I keep two of these teapot candle holders.

Teasets
The bottom two tea sets were gifts to the girls from Phillip. The white set is missing quite a few pieces because the girls actually used them for tea time when they were little. Let's just say these dishes are well loved. :0)

Teacups

Teacup

Teapot
I found this last tea set at a yard sale a few years ago. The young girl that was selling it said her Grandmother brought it back from a trip she had made to Japan. I thought it was sad she was getting rid of it, but the girls and I have enjoyed it!

Teaset

Thank you for looking my show and tell!

Show and Tell Guidelines

What is Show and Tell Friday?
Show and Tell involves showing something to an audience, and then telling them about it. Your show and tell must be something that you own, and is in your home or garden.

What items work well for Show and Tell Friday?
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
-Family heirlooms
-A collection you may have
-A piece of jewelry
-A special gift
-Gardening pictures


What doesn't work well for Show and Tell Friday?
-Posts with no photos have no "Show." Please don't use them.
-Photos of events (trips, vacations, celebrations, etc.)
-Photos of things you are selling or planning to sell.
-Photos found on the internet, graphics or screenshots. Please use photos you take yourself.
-Old photos of just people instead of things.

There is no place like home is the original home of Show and Tell Friday. Please do not host your own.

How can I participate?
Once you've got your photo(s) and your story, it's easy as 1-2-3!

1 - Publish your "Show and Tell" on your blog, including a link back to There is No Place Like Home. Go HERE for the "Show and Tell" picture code to copy and paste into your post.

2 - Copy the link (or "permalink") from your post.

3 - Add it to Mr. Linky, along with your first name only. (This will make the list easier to read.) I usually put Mr. Linky up on Friday at 12:00am Eastern time.

57 comments:

Rebecca said...

Kelli,
I love the shelf and all the tea sets. How special for you and your girls!

Julieann said...

Kelli--You find the most wonderful things at yard sales. Oh, how much fun we could have if we could go together:) Your Show and tell is just precious.

Julieann

ellen b. said...

The shelf and your display is very sweet. I love the tea light teapots and all the sets. Enjoy...

Jessica said...

Hi Kelli,
Where would our homes be with out yard sales?!! My favorite part about your show and tell today is the heart from Anita. It's very striking.

Thanks for being such a great hostess.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I'm so excited to see your tea set collections! How sweet that your girls have those little sets! I'm glad you are the one who bought that person's grandmother's tea set, I'm like you, how could she part with it?? I'm glad it has a good home now and is loved! I'm also posting about tea.

Katherine

Cheryl said...

What a sweet little collection~

Deborah said...

I love the teapot candleholder!

I'm having a giveaway - I hope you will come over and check it out.

Tiany said...

Beautiful finds and gifts Kelli! Everything is always displayed so lovely, wish you lived near by so you could come help me with our home! LOL I just don't have an eye for it like you do.

Have a blessed weekend!

diana said...

oh, how quaint. i love them all - especially the teapot candle holder. i've never seen anything like that and i think it's beautiful.

Sharon said...

What a cute collection. I love all of the darling little tea sets. It is so wonderful thinking that they gave so many little girls hours of fun!

Have a great day!

:0) Sharon

Gattina said...

I love your tea pot collection, that allows my cats of the cat collection to use your cups, lol !

Anita said...

Oh yes Kelli, I remember your shelf and how nice to meet my little heart again!

Like Julieann said, you are so good at finding great things at yard sales and I would love to go there with you!

Have a great Friday!

P.S.: I am showing my new collection lavender hearts on S&T today! (You already know them, the post is in English now!)

Betty said...

So many keepsakes to pass along to your girls and the memories attached to them....Betty

Hootin' Anni said...

It's a virtual garden of art you have on the shelves. LOVE the heart. And the teapot candle holders are something I've never seen before in all my years....lovely!!!!

My show n tell is posted. Drop in for a visit if you can find time, I love visitors. :o)

Karen H. said...

Good Morning Kelli,
Oh my goodness, I love your shelf and all of your Teaposts. I don't collect those, but I have seen so many of my blogging friends that do collect them that I may have to start collecting them myself. You do have some beautiful Tea Sets. "THANK YOU" for sharing them with us. I have my Friday Show & Tell posted. When you have time, stop by and visit. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

Hugs,
Karen H.

Nora Lee said...

Kelli,
I love your shelf and the tea sets, so sweet. Thank you for hosting show & tell Friday!

Sandra

Tracy said...

What a pretty way to display those tea sets! I'll bet that your girls are thrilled that you keep them out. It often makes my children feel special if I want to use something of theirs.

LBP said...

Kelli,
Could you please just pop over to my house and decorate it for me? Your teapots are so pretty. I have a few of the miniature tea sets that I just love.

Thanks for sharing!

Blessings

Linda

Judy said...

I wouldn't have been able to part with that tea set, especially if it was my grandmothers. Your show & tell is beautiful.

Penless Thoughts said...

So lovely. I especially like the teapot candle holders!! And of course the heart from our dear Anita!!!
Susan

Barbara H. said...

I would love to find selves like that! And I love Anita's hearts. Those tea sets are so cute. It is sad that the one girl would sell her grandmother's.

Lana G! said...

The shelf is so adorable with all the little tea items! I love it!

MammyT said...

Thanks for sharing your little tea things. There is something about collecting that hooks us into the global community and our own history.
Nancy

IRENE said...

It is so nice that you fill each corner of your house with things of beauty that appeal to your sense of beauty!Thanks for hosting.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Kelli,
I hope you don't mind, I posted a second Show and Tell. It's the one I had planned to show, and couldn't get the camera to work. I promise I won't do two again! Please forgive me!!!

Katherine

Amy said...

I love the tea pot from Japan. I need a little shelf like that in my dining room!

Mrs.T said...

Oh Kelli, this is so sweet. I have a couple of mini tea sets myself, but this is such a lovely way to display them. Thank you for sharing, and for hosting show & tell each week. It is so much fun!

Dawn said...

Kelli,
I had a very similar set when I was a young girl.
There are still some pieces kickin' around someplace...probably in daughter Jessica's things...since she is the doll lover.

Pretty Life Online said...

wow! what a nice collection!Kelli, my first entry is up now, hope you'll visit mine too...

Feathering My Nest said...

Just darling. What a sweet tea set. You will treasure the memories too.


Kathi

Jacquie said...

I too collect tea items. Love yours!

Dawn said...

What a great show and tell! I love the teapot candle holders and the heart. Both are so unique!

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Good afternoon Kelli, I have enjoyed looking at your great tea sets collection.. I need to go to more yard sales, I might find some cool stuff... Have a good day.

Kelly said...

What a lovely, elegant collection, Kel! I especially like the teapot votive holders...those are gorgeous!

Have a wonderful wknd!

Karla said...

Cute collection!

Sara said...

Your miniature tea sets are exquisite! One of my favorite kinds of miniatures.

Susan P. said...

I loved looking at all of your wonderful tea treasures. I have never seen a teapot candle holder like that ~ it is truly lovely. BTW, I think "well loved" dishes are the best kind;o)

Edi said...

I love your little tea set on the bottom...is that what is referred to as "lustre wear"?? I once had a couple of tea cups that were similar - kind of pearly looking.

Lori said...

OH I love your shelf. It is filled with lots of treasures. I love teapots and tea cups. Have a wonderful weekend dear friend.

Needled Mom said...

Beautiful shelf with all the teapots on it. I love the bright, cheery look. I'll bet that you wouldn't replace all the fun tea parties with the unbroken pieces.

mrsjojo said...

I love the "Tea Shelf" with the tea sets.
I LOVE the heart hanging on the hook. I've been looking for a project for valentine gifts and I think I found it!! It will hopefully look similiar to the one posted.
Lovely post.

Lisa said...

Kelli,
The teapot candle holders are sooo cute!...my fav!
I don't recall ever seeing one of those before.
Thanks for sharing. :O)

Carrie said...

What a nice collection. Glad you could share it during Hot Tea Month.
Carrie

Lynne said...

I like how you have your tea sets displayed. I have a couple of mini ones that I also found at yard sales.

Brenda said...

Very pretty...love the shelf.

Jewelgirl said...

I have some of those japanese lusterware? tea pieces. I
want to go yard sailing with
you!

Paula said...

Such dainty little treasures! When your girls are grown, they will understand what it meant to play with your collection. How precious those memories will be for them! I think I'm up and running in the blog world again. The break was much needed. Thanks for your Christmas hello. Please check my blog today - there is a message for you!

Gena said...

So sweet. I love that little shelf and your candleholders. I still have my teaset from when I was a little girl, but I never let my girls play with it until they were older - probably too old now that I think about it.

Marianna said...

How very cute those are. I love the heart...

genny said...

Hello this is my first entry in here. Your collections of tea sets are nice and pretty.

mistyeiz said...

tuovqhi there!! i love this idea!! :) i will join u n start next week. :D

Naturegirl said...

Kelli a lovely collection and I have one of those ~special hearts!~
Have a lovely weekend hugs NG

Jackie said...

Those teapots are just so precious. I love the tealight holders.

The display shelf is just great. I never find things like that at yard sales.

Jodi said...

Kelli ~ Your little shelf is just the perfect size for the tea sets! So sweet.

When JR was stationed in the Philippines he sent me a small, "table-top," curio cabinet. I began collecting miniatures (a tea set and Limoges pieces). Unfortunately during one of our moves the cabinet broke. (to bits! dropped box!) I kept my Limoges, but my girlies took over my tea set! ;o)

And now I think I need a cup of mocha after viewing your previous post's pictures! :op

Jeannie said...

I have my birthday gift as my Show and Tell, I hope that is ok, its a hand made gift from my FIL and My Hubby, and wanted to share.

Susan B. said...

I agree with Jessica, I get the best home deco items from yard sales.
Thanks for the "show and tell" button. I'm new at this and hopefully I copied and paste correctly.

Noor said...

Oh I just love them. I have been collecting tea pots over the years but their all packed up with no place to go.