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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tea Time Tuesday ~ Sweet Friendship~

Happy Tea Tuesday Dear Friends!

Today I am joining my wonderful hostess
Sandi I so appreciate the time you take each week to
prepare and make this such a fun Tuesday event.
There are also links on my sidebar to other Tea Events...
please check them out.
My post today is all about Friendship.
I have a dear friend Mary who is 83yr old.  She had hand surgery
4 weeks ago and could not drive so last Wednesday
I took her to her Dr appointment.  Then afterwards was
shopping and lunch...2 kindred spirits and LOVE
to shop, so dangerous! lol. 
My Tea goodies I am sharing today are 
from a little consignment shop Mary spied nearby where
she lives and hadn't yet had a chance to visit!
I was HAPPY to oblidge.

So the story starts when I spied this darling Demi
Cup/Saucer...  I could tell it was hand painted and when
I turned it over...it said lefton!
Snagged it for a little over $2!!! Can you believe that?

Being a painter myself of roses I do have a HUGE appreciation
of other mediums and handpainted roses.
This darling cup SPOKE to me!!!
Tucked it into my lil Butlers Pantry shelf.
But it didn't stop there...as we walked through the
consignment shop, I saw this amazing tray.  Now, usually these tray
are so out of my price range that I just have to admire and move
on...but when I saw the price on this jewel...well
for $10 it came home with me!
JACKPOT...again this is another collection I have
because I adore the hand painting on them.

For now, I decided to keep it in my kitchen so I could gaze at
its beauty as well as the colors on it go so well in my kitchen.


Those were my 2 lil goodies I snagged, I used refrain
as I have so much.  But, there's more to my
story.  When I went home with Mary we began to look around her
home.  She has the most darling apartment that is just full of charm.
(I did a post early this year  so be sure to check it out here, if you wish.)

So she takes me to her 2nd bedroom and shows me
3 darling lil demi cups
and a gorgeous small tea set that was her mothers!
Of course I oooooh and aweeeeed over them and then...
 she wanted me to take this blue chintzy one home with me.
Squeal!!!!
I was so tickled...this is marked Occupied Japan.
Does anyone know about this type of Chintz?
I'd really love to know more.
In finishing up today, I looked up some wonderful Bible verses
all friend related that I wanted to share!
  I have been so blessed by treasured friendships.
I just love how GOD brings poeple into our lives when
we need it the most! He certainly has done that for me.

A faithful friend is the medicine of life.
Ecclesiasticus 6:16
A friend loveth at all times.
 Proverbs 17:17

This is my commandment, that ye love one another,
even as I have loved you.
Greater love hath no man than this,
that a man lay down his life for his friends.
John 15:12-13

May you be blessed today!
Happy Tea!
Lorena

8 comments:

Deanna said...

Hello Lorena,
May you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Good to stop by and have virtual tea with you.
Love the roses and pink as well.

You got a really good deal!!!
God bless.
d from homehaven

Diann said...

Hi Lorena!

Oh that little cup and saucer you found at the shop is just beautiful! As is the tray! Now, I need to know the name of this little store so I can visit it! LOL (I am just a hop, skip and jump away from you). the teacup and saucer your friend gifted you with is just stunning! What a kind soul to give you such an amazing gift!
I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello my sweet friend,
What a darling demitasse you found and I know you and your friend Mary had such a lovely time together! I love the seniors as they are so interesting and have a wealth of wisdom to pass on. You are blessed to have one another!
The little blue chintz teacup is adorable and of course I adore chintz so it's a favourite with me! What a lovely gesture on Mary's part to gift you with it. I know you will always cherish it. The tray is wonderful too. You had quite the shopping spree from the sound of things!

Thank you for a wonderful tea post, Lorena. I wish you and your loved ones a beautiful and bountiful Thanksgiving.

Blessings and hugs,
Sandi

Sue said...

Can I just say that you scored big time? All of the items are beautiful. I especially love the Lefton cup.

xinex said...

How beautiful! I love all your cups with roses, pretty shapes too!...Christine

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

so pleased you had such a day! and thank you for visiting & chatting with me today :) we'll EnJOY our cups of tea together, shall we? blessings my friend...

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

forgot to mention - if you come across any china painted in violets i'd love to see them! my FAVE!!
cheers :)

mo said...

Hi Lorena,

I am visiting you from Martha and Terri's Tea Cup Tuesday. I absolutely love the hand painted rose demi teacup you bought. Geez...good for you. Great find! It is just beautiful and best of all unique. I am your newest follower. *hugs*