My Alpine Home


We have lived in our new home in Alpine, Utah for four years now. My current goal is to make a larger more open home (which works great with our extended family) have a bit of cottage charm and seem more cozy. I hope you will follow along and give me encouragement as well as advice as I embark upon this challenge.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Tea for Three. . ..

When I visited the Thrifty Groove blog yesterday I saw that she was having a link party on Saturday for her monthly thrifty tablescapes.  Because it is all in Pink I will also be sharing with Pink Saturday

I thought it would be fun to do a ‘Tea for Three’.  Ha-ha, that’s because I only have 3 pink teacups.

I was too lazy to undecorate the kitchen table so I decided to set it up on my new (old) chippy table.  In case you missed it, here’s a pic.

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I didn’t have a cute tablecloth so I threw on my ruffled throw from IKEA.  LOVE it!

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I tied the corners up with pink ribbon.  Perfect for my ‘pink tea’!

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Everything except the album is a thrift or yard sale find.  The album I bought years ago from Avon.  The teapots sit atop it. Both were found at D.I. for 1 and 2 dollars.

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This tablescape is all about roses.  We even have a book of poems by Emily Dickinson for conversation.  Oops, there I go fibbing again,  not a thrift find.  The book was a birthday gift 6 or 7 yrs. ago.  Love that pop of yellow!

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Sweet little tea accessories.  Again, I only have one of each.  I love the heart tea bag holder.  Notice the cut swirly pattern on the cup?  The rose plates I just bought at D.I. for 75 cents ea.

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This $2.00 yard sale bowl would be fun filled with some yummy muffins.  Oh and yes, we must have a hat!

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No muffins?  How about a donut or piece of cake?

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A few sweets for the sweet!  Look at that tiny sugar container, sa-weeeeeet!  Could I use the word sweet any more times in a sentence?  Ha-ha, just did!

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More sugar, sugar.  I know, I know, enough already.  Sorry this pic is a bit blurry.  I cropped a bigger pic and this was in the background.

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And let’s not forget the cream.  I also just bought this for $.75

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I felt like a little girl setting up a pretend tea party.  But, oh what fun I had!

Hope you enjoy my ‘Tea for Three’!

Hugs,

Jann

I found a wonderful blog through Pink Saturday.  Hop over and see her awesome give away. http://acozycottageinthecity.blogspot.com/2012/02/vintage-inspired-valentines-day-giveway.html

I will be partying with:

Diann at the Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Tablescape Party

Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday

Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special

Marty at A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday

Angie at Knick of Time Tuesday

Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday

31 comments:

Loretta said...

Yours is the first blog I visited for pink Sat. I love your post and all the beautiful photos. I had that tea set; the cups and saucers, at my wedding 30 years ago. I think I might still have them in a cupboard. I'm off to check!

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Hi Jann,

LOVING all of your pinks here - that tea party set is just charming and lovely!!! :)

Thank you by the way, for all the kind comments on my post, it is greatly appreciated! Love your blog and your sweet kindness and am now following along as well. :) Happy to "meet you" on here!


Happy Pink Saturday to you! :)

Hugs,
Jessie

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

Your table is sublime. Love the china and all the pretty pitchers. Plus, thrift sale finds...perfect! I need a tea party...I'll be right over! I'll bring scones.
Hugs,
Courtney

Grammy Goodwill said...

Everything looks so pretty.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Beautiful pink table with so many pink lovelies! Happy weekend.
FABBY

Nancy said...

Hello Jan,
What a fun pretend tea party. Wish I could join you! You have lots of darling pink dishes.
Thank you so much for the lovely comment you left me about my post. I am your newest follower. I will be back later to see your past posts.
Have a good weekend,
Nancy @ Two Cottages And Tea

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

You pulled it all together beautifully ! I wanna come have tea.
Happy Pink Saturday (())

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Jann,
Save a spot for me! I will be right over...Love the ruffled throw as a table topper and how the blue on the table legs peek out! The table setting is lovely all of your pink is so beautiful...
All the Best,
Christine

The Mayo Family said...

Hello!!
So glad I stopped...
We are planning on "TEA PARTY" in spring and cant wait!:):)
Yours is lovely.....
I have 6 girls so pink will be a
color!
Will visit again!:)

Biessings~
Lori

Vicki/Jake said...

All pinked up for the weekend! Yummy post as usualy Jann. Not food wise, just good eye candy:)

chubskulit said...

Wow, I love how you put that throw! Very cute arrangement.

Shari@Rain into Rainbows said...

Ditto -- so cute! Love the white throw on the table. Quite clever. :-)

I do have a question: What is D.I.? It sounds as though perhaps I should pay them a visit if we have them somewhere around us haha.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Diane Writes said...

Pink, posh and pretty!!! I love them Jann

Melissa said...

Thank you for dropping by. HPS! I love how your pink tea time turned out.

~~Carol~~ said...

I just read your post about the table, and I had to laugh. Sounds alot like the conversations I have with my husband every time I find what I think is a treasure and he thinks is junk! I love the table just the way it is, and all dressed up for tea!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Your tea for three is precious. I love all your pink dishes and teacups! I like how you used a throw for a tablecloth! hugs, Linda

Marigene said...

Love your table!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Jann,

Nice to meet you! I love these kind of tea parties! Everything is so pretty, and of course I love pink. Please come by for a visit sometime.

Debbie

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Fantastic tea party! Love the 'tablecloth'! So creative!

eileeninmd said...

Hi Jan, what a lovely tea party. I love the throw and the pretty pink tea set. A beautiful collection of pink treasures. Happy Sunday!

Riet said...

What a lovely teaparty and I can see you had fun making it all happen. LOve the photo's.
Happy pink weekend

Rettabug said...

How fun, Jann! I have those same pink stems & that same pink depression glass cups & candy dish!! They were my Mom's & I cherish them deeply. It brings back lots of fond memories of birthday parties, growing up.

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your little ‘Chocolates for Valentines’ quilt!! Too cute for words! I need to make ME one.

Hugs,
Rett

Poppy said...

Hi Jann, I had lot of fun playing tea party with you today!Absolutely adorable tea table and I love the vintage feeling it has with the pretty Ikea throw (love that!) and the lovely china...very pretty bargains! Thanks for inviting us for the "pretty pink" tea party:) Happy week to you!Hugs~Poppy

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Lavender Cottage said...

Hi, I'm visiting from Rose Chintz Cottage and I think your tea for three is delightful. So many pretty pink things and you dressed up a plain table to become feminine and inviting.

jeanetteann said...

Jann I love your tea setting,the tablecloth is gorgeous. I had to look twice at the little pic on Knick of Time as I thought it was mine. You have lots of china and glass on your tea table that are like mine. I have blogged this week also about my pink glass. Your chippy table is so nice and I love how you have tied the corners of the cloth with pink ribbon.
xx jeanetteann

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What a beautiful setting! I love all of your images...the pink is so pretty!!

Diann said...

Jann, this sweet pink tea table is just so adorable! I love all the beautiful pieces you have here and that throw is perfect for the table! And what great prices! You KNOW I love that! Thank you so much for joining this month's Thrifty Tablescape party!

Johanna said...

Hi Jann,
I am also coming from Sandi's Rose Chintz Cottage. Your tablesetting is very feminine and lovely. Sugar sweet! Nice idea how you set the table.
Best greetings, Johanna

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Jann,
Your tea table is so pretty; love all your pink! Your cups are a match to the bowl that I have my pudding in. I like the 'tablecloth' you used tied with pink ribbon. Very sweet; and thank you for sharing this with Tea Time. Have a lovely day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Charlotte said...

You put together a beautiful tea table today! I love all the pink. Your table covering was very clever and it turned out beautifully. I like to re-purpose things also.

Have a wonderful tea time today!
Charlotte

Pamela Gordon said...

You set a pretty pink table today. I love the pink dishes and the table cloth is so sweet. Blessings, Pamela