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November 18, 2008

~VICTORIAN TEA FOR TWO~

Well guys today is TableScapes Tuesday hosted by Susan at BETWEEN NAPS ON THE PORCH http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ Be sure and visit our Hostess to see all the GREAT Tablescapes today...lots of eye candy !!! I thought today I would have a Victorian tea party for two...I love Chintz and Pink depression glass so I tried to mix it all up for today... Now Girls I want you to know this is not a "FAKE" pecan pie...but it is a sugar free one.... almost didn't have it for the picture you see here as Len wanted to eat my props.... Now this serving knife is Pink depression glass and I just love what it says on it...go ahead and click on the picture and it will make it larger for you !!! OK are you done yet?? now see it says Season Greetings...I know this has nothing to do with Christmas...but just wanted to show you how pretty it is... Please feel free to click on any picture to enlarge...but I don't care to hear if you find dust...that is are not in the enlargement rules!!!






Now this Chintz Dinner ware I got some OVC TV...I got 2 sets for I would have a service of 8...How ever the tea cup and saucer are Chintz from 1950 it in the "Summertime" pattern....Chintz was made in England at the Royal Winton factory...It was sold at the five and dimes store at one time....and became very collectible in the early 90's even had Chintz clubs formed...and it got very expense to buy when it was the thing to have !!!







Now the Gold flatware was my Mama's and she used it only on the Holidays...and here's another Pink Depression glass bowl with a Chintz napkins in it holding my "FAKE " rolls... Oh and don't forget the not fake pecan pie...










Now this little Chintz tea Pot was just SCREAMING my name at the antique mall one day...I just love the tea pot on the top of it...is that not too cute??? The tea cup and saucer is in the Royalty pattern this is old Chintz... and see the sweet little tea bag holder...











These Silver salt and pepper were also my Mama's and just had to add the sweet Little tea pot picture frame.... after all this is all about tea today...







I think most of you know I make lamps and Victorian lamps Shades...well this Chintz tea pot just said to me make a lamp out of me...so I did...I didn't use candle on the table thought the tea pot lamp would be so cute instead... What do you think???











This sugar and cream are also in the Summertime pattern and also old Chintz...

Well girls I hope you enjoyed my Chintz Victorian Tea party... And Len thanks you for not eating his pie!!!
WOW!!! I could have used all of this for PINK Saturday ....but hey !! Pink is one of my favorite colors so I do have allot of it...now please do your self a BIG favor and visit all the gals Tablescapes today....Thank you Susan your being the great Southern hostess that you are...




Hope all of you have a Great and Blessed day....Hugs and smiles Gloria


51 comments:

Sue said...

Mornin G! Can I come to your tea party?? It all looks so beautiful, your chintz is gorgeous! Did you know I used to make those fake pies?? Yup back in my crafting days, out of salt dough! I made cherry and blueberry with lattice strip crust tops, I made tarts, I made Christmas ornaments, all kinds of stuff! I gotta start my day G, have a great one, love ya sweetie! xoxo

squawmama said...

Good Morning Gloria... Thanks for having us at your Chintz Victorian Tea party today... I had a great time and the pie was so yummy (for a sugar free pie)... I loved your Chintz and Pink Depression Glass.. and the teapot what a cute idea to make it a lamp.... Have a great day!!!

(((HUGS)))
Donna

bj said...

Gloria, I am in love with your fabulous chintz...I have always wanted some, too. Your table looks just beautiful...
love, bj

Anonymous said...

Your'e a true blogger now...just look at this tues tablescape! lol I love it gf ! vicky

Deanies Space said...

Hey GIRL, Beautiful tablescape. Love the CHINA!!!! Deanie

Jessica said...

Beautiful tablescape! I love the teapot and the one with picture on it. Truly lovely!

Hugs~ J

Bo said...

Morning Gloria...This tablescape spoke to me! Yes, it did...it said, "come & get me...Gloria has had me long enough"...LOL. Chintz is one of my favorite patterns, be it old, new, antique...I just LOVE it. ;-) Bo

Glenda said...

Well, as you found out yesterday, I love tea and this looks like just what the Doctor ordered.
BTW, Thanksgiving is a "season" also, at least in my book.
I tell my guest that I don't mind if they write their name in the dust they find, just be kind and don't put the date. Anyone else remember writing on dusty car windows?
Adore your teapot picture frame, the teapot, and the lamp you made is really something special.

Chris said...

I just love Tuesdays, so many beautiful tablescapes. Today yours makes me feel like I would feel very special sitting at your tea party. Just beautiful.And the knife, i've never seen one before made of glass.

Hugs,
Chris

Melissa Miller said...

~BEAUTIFUL~ I want some Pecan pie! It's my favorite.

Donna Marie said...

Om My Gloria! I feel like I should be dressed in my Sunday's best and have my pinky finger in the air as I elegantly sip on my hot peppermint tea. :)

What a beautiful place setting!

The Pie looks yummy! :)

xoxoxoxoxoxoo
Donna

nikkicrumpet said...

That is definitely a girlie teaparty! All that pretty pink and flowery goodness. I love the teapot with a teapot hat...I mean...what else is a proper teapot gonna wear on its head? I could never set a table this pretty...you ladies and all your gorgeous dishes just put me to shame!

ann said...

OH GIRL,I LOVE---------CHINTZ.IT'S SO EXPENSIVE AND HARD TO FIND THIS REALLY PRETTY STUFF NOW.YOU'VE DONE A FABULOUS JOB WITH IT...ANN

onlymehere said...

I love these dishes. Depression era glass is so beautiful! My husband would think that Len was the luckiest guy in the world! Larry loves pecan pie but I never make it, just haven't found a good recipe yet!

ellen b said...

Hi Gloria!
I love your tea setting. So lovely with the chintz and all. Tea settings always catch my attention. You have some great pink accessories.
Have a great week...

CIELO said...

Good morning.... just hopping from house to house from Susan's to see all the lovely tables... ;) So nice meeting you! Please visit the house in the roses for more Tablescape Tuesday!

cielo

salmagundi said...

Love all of the chintz. I especially like it paired with the pink depression glass. By the time I got interested in the chintz dishes, they were sky-high in price. So, I just admire from afar. Sally

Deb said...

How beautiful! I love florals, they always put me in a cheerful mood. Deb

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I got alllll excited when I read "victorian tea party" & you didn't disappoint! Love all that chintz & that lamp is FABULOUS! Beautiful table!

Laurie - Decorating Fanatic said...

Good Morning! Oh how I love the pink and that lamp! What a great idea! And your mother's gold flatware just made me drool too (well between the gorgeous flatware and that pie!) but it just looks beautiful and I could totally imagine sitting there enjoying a cup of tea with you and admiring all your treasures! Have a good day. ~ Laurie

Anonymous said...

Well all I can say is beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Gloria I just love every single thing here, and I am such a big old softie, I have tears in my eyes thinking about your Mama. She sure had beautiful things and a very beautiful daughter.. Thanks for sharing so much with us. Love, Cindy

Miss Janice said...

This is so lovely and your chintz china and pink china look so pretty together. Thank you.

Lynne said...

GM Dear friend.. thanks so much for swinging by.. I can "always" count on you can't I? Yep threw it together literally, and I do believe it shows,but so wanted to participate this week..lol I don't believe there are any paper plates and matching solo cups here my dear. This is outstanding.. I love all this chintz. And yes, it's quite pricey to buy now. I loved the way you added things that belonged to your mother. Those are what memories are made of. hugs ~lynne~

Sue said...

Gloria thats so funny that you made the pies and sold them too! That was my very first craft I sold to shops, way before I started sewing! I took a couple pies to a very beautiful prim shop, well known too , she was in some magazines, anyway I took a couple pies wanting her to just buy them but instead she gave me an order for about 30 pies!! You shoulda seen me doing all those, I was so flustered and rushed, I know some of them didn't get fully baked and hardened right LOL!! Yes and painting those berries, But I didn't use popcorn in mine, I just filled the old pie tins I would pick up at fleamarkets with the salt dough balls then paint them after it was baked. Wow that was about 20 some years ago! OK Gloria I'll do a story on my table along with my kitchen post, I'll do that soon, TTYL!! xoxoox

Diane said...

Wow Gloria, I love your chintz! Love the pink depression glass too, but I really love chintz! Did you hot glue the teapot lid to the side of the pot? I have a hydrangea teapot that would make an awesome lamp, but didn't know if hot glue would hold it. :0} Diane

Lynette said...

Gloria - your table is so very pretty! I love your teapot lamp - I collect teapots also, but I had to just about quit because I've run out of room!! My mom gave me 4 last year for Christmas and I was hunting for places to put them.
Thanks for sharing ~
Lynette

Shelia said...

Oh, my goodness, Gloria! Your table is gorgeous! I love pink depression glass and have a little bit! I've never seen a knife before - how lovely. And your dishes, are you sure you really want your chinzware? ;) I could use it!! It's beautiful! And your teapot lamp - I need that too! ;) You're great!! I could use a bite or two from the sugar free pecan pie!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

profenretraite said...

Ohhh Gloria...So pretty! I love the chintz dishes with the pink depression glass. What a pretty combination! The little teapot is so cute! Everything is beautiful! Thanks for sharing it...Debbie

ceekay said...

ok...Ceekay here and I have so much to say I am going to forget most of it...first of all, are you sure that teapot was calling your name...?? I think you misheard it say Ceeeeeekayyyyy....secondly, no I did not catch that you made lamps....I LOVE that teapot lamp!!! and I so want to come for Victorian tea. I go to tea as often as I can here...but your depression glass and chintz...oh, I just want to share some tea and chats....

xinex said...

Oh Gloria, your tea party is just so lovely and romantic. I love your chintz plates, cups and tea pot set. And did you leave me a piece of pecan pie? It's one of my fvorite....Christine

laurie said...

Gloria, I love, love, love that chintz! Absolutely wonderful. And I think that your teapot lamp is a perfect addition to this tablescape. What pretty tea party! Good thing it was Lynn and not me that you were trying to keep that pie away from! It looks delicious! laurie

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Everything is just beautiful! ....so elegant! I love the silver salt and pepper shakers, and the pie looks delish! You did an outstanding job coordinating this wonderful items! ~Rhonda :)

Liz said...

Hi Gloria! Your table is just wonderful! I want to have tea with you. So special!

~Liz~

Marina Capano said...

Beautiful tablescape! all are so cute!
I love them!

xoxo

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Absolutely beautiful table, Gloria!

brettinsky said...

The gold flatware is beautiful! And may I have a piece of that pie? It looks delicious!

judicreations said...

Hi Gloria
What a lovely tea party on tablescape day. YOur table setting is just lovely and it shows that you have really taken your time to make this a lovely tea. The lamp is darling. I love the teapot with the little one top. Sooo cute.

That is so nice to have the pie to eat too and we even left some for your hubby.
I hope you have a great evening.
Judi

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh Wow what a pretty table ! Love the tea pot lamp , but I love lamps of all kinds too .

Susan said...

Gloria...love all your beautiful chintz china! The lamp is precious! Couldn't pick a favorite...everything is so pretty and feminine...just love it! Susan

Diane said...

Hi Gloria, I think that book was "kind of hot". I read it a long time ago. I have a stack of books on the desk to find new homes for & grabbed the top one for my bookworm award.

Did you take any pictures of the wedding shoe lamp??? I'd love to see it! :0} Diane

Shelia said...

Morning, Gloria! I'm so sorry you're feeling bad! I hope you'll get better as the day goes on. If I were closer, I'd bring you some potato soup. I used to make that when my kids were sick!
Take your time with the award and do it when you feel better.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kathleen Ellis said...

Your chintz ware is beautiful! I love chintz, also! Your tea party looks soooo inviting. I love how you used the gold flatware with it...very elegant!

"Blossom" said...

Hey Happy,
I was over talking to Gollum and she informed me that you have terrier' yorkiees. I want to get
a small dog like the one that Gollum has but I am concern that
it could be a problem with my grandkids. They are around dogs, but they do not own one.
Happy Holidays
blossom

Carrie said...

Your using different elements the pink Depression glass, the chintz patterns, all make for a delightful Victorian effect.

Chari said...

Hey Girlfriend...

Ohhh my...I just love your pretty Victorian Tea Party...all pretty in pink!!! Girlfriend, those chintz dishes are absolutely fabulous and they're so pretty with the pink depression glassware!!! Love your little teapot with the mini teapot on top...that's just the cutest!!! And of course, I just have to tell you that I simply adore your teapot lamp...it's all you, all decked out in your "Gloria signature" I'd know your lamps anywhere...hehe!!! Love you girlfriend...hope you have a restful evening!!!

Love ya,
Chari

Miss Linda said...

Oh, this tablescape took my breath away! How very lovely!

Shelia said...

Evening,Gloria! I hope you're feeling better tonight. Try to come by my blog tomorrow...I'll have your Bathroom Beauty Snap up. I apologize for not having you up sooner. Your picture was on my downstairs puter and I usually do my posting on my upstairs puter, and I just messed up. Forgive me, pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease. But trust me, you look mahvelous, darhling!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia;)

Tootsie said...

looking good! you are a lady of many talents...lol
hope you are having a good day

Lady Katherine said...

Chintz is so lovely, The tea pot! Yes! The lamp! Yes! The Table setting! Yes! All so Pink! Pretty!

lvroftiques said...

How beautiful!!! Gloria I can add that you are the chintz-iest person I know as well!! Lol!! And that's a VERY GOOD thing!! Haha!! Oh boy do I need a BIG purse here!! Vanna

Mary / Mariah said...

Wow a tea pot lamp . I have a blue and white one that would make a great lamp . I know --- blue I really love my blue things . You did a good job makeing that lamp and shade , so pretty .
Mary