Monday, January 28, 2013

Queen Esther

Hi blogging friends,

Are you ready for tea time?  I'm excited to show you my new set of teacups & saucers.  I found them while antiquing back in the fall.  The best part is they match a set of dinnerware I already have.

Homer Laughlin in the 'Queen Esther' pattern (circa 1950).  These ivory pieces are from the Lady Liberty line with beautiful rich gold trim.

Today I am enjoying a White Christmas blend by Harney & Sons.  A white tea with almonds, vanilla, cardamom, accented with white chamomile flowers.  Would you like me to pour you a cup?

I also have some warm banana bread to share with you.

A simple cottage pitcher holds a bouquet of lavender roses.  The lavender rose is a sign of enchantment and magic.  It represents a fairy tale kind of love, like the prince had for Cinderella  :-)

I wish I could bottle the fragrance for you!

This last photo was edited with the Florabella Collection using Ruth West's Amethyst Texture.  The Vintage French Script Brushes are from the French Kiss Collection.

Thank you for visiting me for tea time.  I hope your week is off to a great start!  Be sure to stop back tomorrow for my Valentine's Day giveaway.

 Today I am joining ...

Tea Time Tuesday @ Rose Chintz Cottage
Tea Cup Tuesday @ Martha's Favorites
Tea Cup Tuesday @ Artful Affirmations
Tuesday Cuppa Tea @ Antiques and Teacups
Tea Party Tuesday @ Sweetology
A Return to Loveliness @ A Delightsome Life
Tea Talk @ The Teaist
Friends Sharing Tea @ Bernideen's Tea Time
Centerpiece Wednesday @ The Style Sisters


Pat Hatt said...

They look very nice and you sure spruce them up and show them off well.

Antiques And Teacups said...

Lovely Donna! How nice you found matching dishes...that isn't always easy! Your photos and work are lovely! Thanks for sharing and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Linda Jennings said...

Beautiful post! I love your roses.

Beth said...

What treasures you found! Love the roses too.

Sylvia said...

Beautiful teacup and roses, I love pink roses!

XmasDolly said...

This is too funny. First of all thanks for stopping by. Truly appreciate it, but I must say we have so much in common. I'm so happy to meet another Mythology lover. My favorite story is Pegasus. Plus I was just thinking of having coffee today in my Grams tea cup (I only have two & they stay in my glass case.. darn name escapes me its a corner glass cabinet( & I forgot to take it out this morning so now I'll have to do it tomorrow now that you've reminded me. LOL I hardly ever use it because of possible accidents. I love them so.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What beautiful dishes you found! Aren't they perfect for a wonderful tea?

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful design Donna.
you have taken great pictures.

greetings karin

Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

It's a beautiful tea set. I love your gorgeous pictures with the reminder of spring. If only I could smell the roses :)

Lisa Gordon said...

Oh my goodness, Donna, I have this set of china! It was my grandmother's, then my mother's and now...
It really is beautiful, but I rarely use it for fear of breaking. It will be passed on to my kids some day.

Such beautiful styling in each of these photos, and the color of the roses is absolutely gorgeous!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

I'm so happy you found such treasures to match the set you have! I love the soft colors and your tea today is so pretty and inviting. Happy Tea Tuesday to you!

janice15 said...

I have recently been learning that Hommer Laughlin has made many patterns..I have a few but never realized how many there are every time I look on line I find more..this is a sweet pattern. I'm now collecting Arcadia which is very pretty too..lovely post with love Janice

Unknown said...

Such a soft and beautiful post. I adore your tea cups and of course..the ROSES..such a beautiful color too! I like your photo editing..very nice..

Ann Jones said...

Yum, to the warm banana bread. I love banana bread and it is perfect with tea! Your new teacups are beautiful :)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Donna,
Your new teacups are beautiful and so are your lavender roses! I like what you did with the photo too; lovely! White Christmas tea sounds wonderful and I would love to try a cup. It's always lovely to have you stop by for tea. Thank you for sharing with us.


Anonymous said...

Such a pretty set!

Becky said...

Your setting is beautiful and I can almost smell those roses. :)

Snap said...

How lucky you were to find the Homer Laughlin teacups and saucers -- and that they match your dinnerware! They are lovely. Your roses are gorgeous. Happy Tea Day!

Terri said...

Hello Donna,
Oh lucky you! To find matches to your china! Queen Ester is a lovely Homer Laughlin pattern.
Your tea sounds delicious too! I love vanilla and cardamon.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Donna: Love your china. Thank you for sharing that pretty pattern with us. Have a wonderful day. Blessings, Martha

Victoria said...

HI Donna..wowness..what a gorgeous set and such a visually decadent very those blooms..mesmerizing!Simply beautiful!

Happy Tea!

sandy said...

How fun to find cups that already match what you have! Your tea sounds delicious!
sandy :)

Bernideen said...

So glad you were able to find these additional pieces to add to your china set. I am so pleased you linked thjis to "Friends Sharing Tea"!

Kathy said...

Love Homer Laughlin dishes - I have never heard of this pattern -it is gorgeous. Your vignette is lovely - I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,

Anonymous said...

That is such a pretty tea set! And the roses are beautiful too!

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