Friday, April 18, 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 some of my favorite tea dishes...

Teaset
This little tea set was a gift to Grace and Emily from Nana.

Design
I love it because of the pale yellow and lovely gold patterns.

Lid
Even the lid is very detailed.

Teaset
We have several matching teacups.

Saucer
The saucers remind me of delicate lace.

Teacup
The teacups are very delicate as well.

Teaset
We display the set in our kitchen hutch, but Grace and Emily like to get it out for tea sometimes, when my friend, Revee and her girls come over for a visit.

Teapot
The other tea pot that I want to show you is a new find.

Marjolein Bastin
It's by one of my favorite artists, Marjolein Bastin and I found it in the furniture section at Goodwill for $2.99! I especially love that this teapot takes us through the four seasons...

Spring
Spring

Summer
Summer

Fall
Autumn

Winter
Winter

Thank you for looking at my show and tell!


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63 comments:

Barbara H. said...

I love Marjolein Bastin's work. What a great find! I love the cut-outs in the saucer of the first pictures.

Jewelgirl said...

OOOhhh! I adore those lacy tea cup sauers!
I used to see alot of Marjolein
Bastin's cards and giftware at
the Hallmark greeting card stores.
I like her nature designs, a great find Kelli !

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

The tea set is gorgeous!

I've never seen a tea pot like that, what a nice bargain too!

Katherine

Anita said...

Wow, a four seasons tea pot! I've heart of Marjolein Bastin before but unfortunately, I do not really know her art. I like that very first tea seat best. I reminds me of my precious dish that I inherited from my grandparents.

Have a fun camping week-end, Kelli!

XoX, Anita

Gattina said...

Two sets completely different ! very nice !

Sioux said...

Hi, Kelli. Love the dishes. Guess you guys are getting the weather right now. We are in Johnson City and a huge, but mild, cell is passing over us. However, our daughter called earlier and Mineral Wells has been devastated. We lots of windows broken and water coming down a wall, but our Son-in-law and nail things up, and we will go home tomorrow. Should have gone today, but the wind was to great to pull the trailer successfully.

You all stay safe!

Jennie said...

What dainty cups and saucers. I'm afraid we have a teabag in a mug here! Love the pretty teapot, and the illustrations remind me of the Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady designs. I'm sure you're familiar with this book.

Pam said...

The girl's tea set looks very expensive! I love the details and especially those lacy plates! How divine! As for the other tea pot, how neat is it to have the four seasons on it? Someone was so clever!

Carrie said...

The girl's tea set is very beautiful. The yellow with the gilt decoration makes them especially elegant and special.
The Bastien teapot was a great find!

Tori said...

Very pretty Kelli.
Honestly girl, I wouldn't want to dust all of your things!! :0)

They sure are pretty to look at though!

Simply Heart And Home said...

Kelli,

Those delicate tea set is so sweet. I can imagine your daughters and friends have such a delightful time having their own tea party.

Your tea pot is gorgeous. How unique to have all four seasons grace all around. Very pretty!

Brenna said...

Tea cups! I am slowly collecting them, but it sure takes time. I love the old patterns from the 20's, too.

Char said...

That tea set is gorgeous! I love the lacey saucers. The tea pot was a good score also.
Have a great day and a wonderful weekend.

Farrah said...

Both of those are wonderful!! I need a tea pot. It's on my wishlist!

Connie Marie said...

Pretty tea sets.

Barbara said...

ohh...what a cool tea pot...love it ...

Constance said...

Very pretty, lovely detail! I can see why the girlies would enjoy using them with friends! Isn't that what we do with tea sets and friends, share special times with special people? Thanks for sharing!

Linda said...

I love Marjolin's work as well. Great treasure to find!

Linda aka yellowroseli said...

I love your tea set. One day I will have to show all my teacups. Have a Blessed weekend

Jean said...

Love the seasonal design on your teapot! Adorable!

Hootin' Anni said...

I love the yellow and gold set!!! So antiquated.

My Show N Tell this week is finally shared. And we're celebrating a birthday today too!! Drop by if you can.

judy said...

Very pretty. I especially like the bottom one.

Becky said...

I love your teapot. And MB does lovely work doesn't she? One of my favorites too.

happy weekend, Kelli.

kansas crochet mom said...

wow beautiful!

Scrappy Jessi said...

gorgeous!!!
wow, i love all of them!!!
oxooxox,
jessi

Jaderocks said...

Grace and Emily's tea set is beautiful. I also love Marjolein Bastin and have many items of hers.
I especially like that it includes all the seasons. She can capture the beauty of nature like nobody else.

Muum said...

These are lovely. The yellow and cream are beautiful colors together. What a treasure! I finally got my picture to load, so I've resubmitted my show and tell for today.

ohiofarmgirl said...

Oh they are so beautiful..and the color looks so inviting and cozy! What a special set for a special time together! Dianntha

Charlotte said...

What a gorgeous tea set. I'm not crazy about tea, unless it's iced, but I think I could learn to drink hot tea from those lovely cups. Thanks for sharing.

Feathering My Nest said...

That is such a precious tea-set from Nana. The teapot is so sweet too.

Kathi

Kindra said...

What a wonderul family heirloom to have!

And another great bargain find! You are the queen bargain treasure finder!

Pam @ Beyond The Red Door said...

My Show & Tell is a little unusual this week. I hope it's ok.

A Hint of Home said...

How special the girls have that from Nana. It is such a rich color. What a find at Goodwill.

Rue said...

Hi Kelli :)

Those teacups and saucers are absolutey darling! The teapot is really cute too :)

I have my Show & Tell posted now.
Have a great day,
rue :)

MammyT said...

Oh, Kelli, I love the delicate gold and ivory. That is one of the prettiest I've seen. The other one is very fun. thank you for sharing and for hosting Show and Tell.
Nancy

Lora said...

Lovely teasets! And I really like your new banner, too.
Thanks for the anniversary wishes!
Have a blessed weekend.

Emily said...

I thought it was SO cool that you have a Marjolein Bastin tea pot! She is one of my favourite artists!! I also have a teapot of hers - come on over to my Show and Tell today and see my two favourite tea pots - one being a Marjolein tea pot!!

Have a beautiful day!

Jenn said...

Ooh how pretty!!

Jenn

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

Kelli, I love your adorable tea cups and lacy saucers...You have such cute tea pots and things to share with us..I am sharing a plate and two serving platters today..

Jackie said...

Your tea sets are fabulous. Love the lacy saucers.

God bless

Needled Mom said...

Beautiful. I love the lacy looking saucers. What a lovely set to own.

Jeanne said...

Thanks for coming by to visit. So looking forward to participating in your Friday S & T. Don't have a real computer at home yet but we'll be hooked up by the end of the month then I can upload and share pics any time I want. Have a great weekend. Oh, what pretty pictures of your pieces.

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

I had to add my permalink to this blog spot..

Lisa said...

I like these very much! So delicate. I love the lacey look of the saucer. Don't see this type of thing everyday. I'll have to be on the look out for Marjolein Bastin's work...very nice.

Betty said...

Kelli, I enjoyed seeing your tea dishes. You can always something nice at Goodwill or a thrift store other than Goodwill. I need to go more often.

Mine is up for today. I am showing some of the pictures I made on our two day mystery trip.

Mike Golch said...

Kelli,the tea set is nice.I did my own form of show and tell friday.

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

I saw your blog listed over at Pam's, and decided to stop on over! I have so enjoyed my visit! The gold tea set is just to die for! Absolutely beautiful! And I love your red dishes and tray that you got from Tuesday Mornings! I love that store, but I always seem to forget about them! I can't wait to try your butterscotch/chocolate brownies...they sound just too good! :) I wish I had time to participate in your challenge, maybe next week...I volunteer on Friday and I have a son going to the pro, tonight...so it has been kind of hectic today! But I can't wait to come back and see what everyone shared!

Hope you don't mind that I am earmarking your blog, I just enjoyed it so much, that I want to check back in with you and see what's new!

Have a great weekend! ~Rhonda

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

opps...meant to say, son was going to the prom...not pro...can you tell I'm in a hurry! :)

Rhonda

Kelly said...

What a find at Goodwill, Kelli!
I love the tea set; it is gorgeous.

Brenda said...

Love all the tea things. would love to sit with you over a cup. I have really bought some good ones.

Vanessa said...

I have just a few tea cups and just a few tea pots, but I treasure them.

Although I am not a S&T participant, I shared my ugly bathroom today on my New Beginnings blog. If you'd like a laugh, come on over. :-)

Vanessa

Pat said...

Hi Kelli!

I love all the "show and tells"! I must join in a future Friday. It's so inspiring! Thanks!


Hugs, Pat

Dawn said...

Love the lacey teacup sets! Any chance I get to pull out my old cups and saucers I do.

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Hi, I did find time to post and I'm so glad to share! I have enjoyed viewing everyone's blog! Thank you for hosting this challenge! I'm sorry that I listed my name/link twice! The first one is incorrect. I'm fairly new at this and just learning how to navigate around my blog! :) ~Rhonda

Becki B. said...

Very pretty and I love the lacy-looking saucers.

And the artwork on the 4-seasons teapot is so pretty. Makes me think of the artwork in Elizabeth Holden's The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady.

Anonymous said...

It's so sweet that the girls have their own tea set. It's lovely. You seem to have a knack for finding things by Marjolein Bastin. She is one of my favorite artists. I can't seem to find anything with the exception of cards. I'll keep looking. Your success gives me hope that there is stuff out there. =0)

Theresa in TX

MyJourneyBack said...

Kelli,
I am really late getting a post up. But I put something special on just now.
Have a Blessed weekend.

homespun living said...

Very different, but both beautiful! I do love Marjolein Bastin's artwork also.
Have a happy weekend Kelli!

Deb

The Liberty Belle said...

What lovely china! May it serve as a blessing to you and those who benefit from your hospitality.

lila said...

I love teapots!
Thanks for sharing yours!

Leah said...

i adore the Marjolein Bastin teapot!! gorgeous! i love her stuff..so beautiful! thanks for sharing..what an incredible find!

Monique said...

That is so nice that you love Marjolein Bastin !!! She's a Dutch artist, I love her work too and I have a set with plates and a large plate by her hand ; ) We use it for pastry !!
Beautiful cups and saucers too, so very delicate. Have a great day !!

Anna said...

I love your blog and it is just what I needed today. Thank you so much for coming to visit me so I could meet you. I see so many ideas that bring warmth and love to a home. It is just what I'm looking for. It has made my day. Many hugs to you and your friends.