My Alpine Home

Monday, February 9, 2015

A Cottage Style Valentine's Tea

When I think of roses, cottage style, and Shabby Chic the names Laura Ashley and Rachel Ashwell come to mind.

I'm sure that most of you are familiar with their line of gorgeous bedding and home d├ęcor.

This week I seemed to find quite a few cottage style items so I thought, "Why not use them in a Valentines  tea?".

Yesterday was a gorgeous day.  The afternoon sun was streaming through my living room window.  Perfect setting for tea!

And all the better that my sofa has a Laura Ashley kind of feel.

 
 
Friday I found four of these pretty plates by Homer Laughlin at our local thrift for $1.50 each.
 
 
Saturday I attended a vintage sale and fell head over heels in love with this chippy pink grate.  I also scored a white one.  Fun way to display my pretty plates.
 
I also picked up these gorgeous flowers in one of the booths.  The blush pink made my heart swoon!
 
 
What could be better than a little tea and conversation?
 
 
An exclusive tea, Empress Afternoon Blend.
I bought a box years ago when friends and I attended High Tea at the Empress hotel in Victoria, Canada.  What a fun trip!
 
 
I found this cup recently for $6.  Another thrift find.
 
 
I love how my IKEA throw drapes on the floor.
 
 
 
I decided that this thrift find teapot would work perfectly with the dishes.  It pulls out the pink and lavender shades.
 
 
 
A couple years ago I paid $10 for it and didn't notice until I got home that the little handle of the teapot on top was broken off.  I twisted a piece of lavender ribbon and added a rose.
 
Problem remedied!
 
 
 
I love the sweet scent of Stock.
 
 
 

 
I scored these two beauties the same day as the Homer Laughlin plates for $.75 cents each. 
 
Although not the same color, they resemble the roses in my sofa.
 
 
Saturday evening my hubby brought in a package that the mailman had left in the driveway.
 
It was my darling give away win from Kris at Junk Chic Cottage.
I don't know if you can really call it a win. lol!  You need to hop over to the link to know what I am talking about.  It all has to do with that sweet #7!
 
 
Anyway I love it!  The pretty heart is a lavender sachet.
 
 
A big thank you to darling Kris!
She also sent a sweet vintage Valentine and notepad.
 
 
 
I'm leaving you with these 4 beauties that I found a couple weeks ago at a thrift shop in Pocatello, ID.
 
Hadn't had a chance to share them on my blog and they definitely have a cottage feel!  Each one set me back $3.  I'll never pass up a bargain like that!
 
 
 
 
Too many plates waiting for tea time. lol!
 
Wishing you a week full of love and roses!
 
hugs,
Jann
 
I will be sharing with these lovely parties:

55 comments:

Kris said...

Hi Jann. I love Homer Laughlin, and have a lot of it. Love that pink grate! Also, all of the sweet cottage finds!
My son in law went to college in Pocatello. He is from Boisie.
Have a great week!!
XO Kris

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Jann, this is lovely. I adore the roses and all the pink and shabby chic feel. Such bargains to find and I love them all.
hugs,
Linda

Ruth W said...

What a pretty collage of romantic items...a lovely Valentine's Day Tea. I love hand painted plates...and vintage cottagey ones too!
Ruth

Art and Sand said...

My comment would take forever if I talked about each thing I love so I will just say - EVERYTHING is beautiful!

Stacey said...

So pretty and romantic. You picked the perfect little goodies to feature this week.

Pamela Gordon said...

Pretty Pretty. I love those vintage plates! Everything looks lovely and perfect for Valentine's week. Have a great day!

Christine said...

So inviting!
Can I come over? I don't care what cup or plate because they all are perfect for a tea party.

Cynthia said...

Wow Jann, how pretty. Love the plates and those pots. I would have snapped up that grate too.

Cindy

chateau chic said...

You've created quite the romantic tea time vignette, Jann! I'm in love with that vintage pink grate...what a fun way to use it!!
Mary Alice

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

So pretty! I love your heart and the pretty mix of the patterns. Those plates are really pretty!

Liz said...

How wonderful to find all of these pretty dishes at bargain prices. And they all come together for such a romantic tea time! Love the ikea throw!!

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Jann you scored BIG! Your table setting with the vent on it is just to cute. I really enjoy you blog and I think the fun-est part about it is your writing. You describe your pictures with a lot of character, poise and humor. It makes my day!
Have a beautiful week dear friend!
~Hugs Jo

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

A lovely Valentine tea vignette, Jann. I do love the roses and you scored big with your goodies. Those plates are darling and I especially like the square plate with the scene on it. The teacup is a pretty one as are the pots. Love your throw! Thanks so much for stopping by for tea today. Happy Valentines day!

Blessings,
Sandi

Susan Clayton said...

What eye candy! I'm swooning over those plates! Great finds and beautiful romantic tea.

Margie said...

I love the purple accents of your thrift store teapot!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I love your 4 new plates, Jann! They look so pretty together!

Your heart you won from Kris is so sweet, too!

Rose L said...

Looks like you are a big romantic at heart!

Linda W. said...

Such pretty dishes! I'd love to have tea with you.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh what beautiful treasures you found. Love everything. You are a gal after my own heart with all those rose dishes. Don't you just love the hunt and they finding such wonderful things.
Have a great week - I think we are sending you some warm weather.
Happy Valentine's Day
Hugs dear friend
Mary

cynthia lee designs said...

Everything is so pretty!! Love those beautiful vintage plates...perfect for cottage style. I love, love, love your IKEA throw!!
~Cindy

Patti said...

I am a Homer Laughlin fan, too. I just love pretty dishes. Love the heart and all the pretties.

Kim said...

So much gorgeousness in this lovely post. Oh my, your $6 purple teacup and saucer is making my heart go pit a pat! What a gorgeous shape and design!

kitty said...

Oh my goodness, Jann, what fabulous finds!!! Those HL plates are beauties, as are your other plates. I adore everything on your Valentine Table.
What fun to go to the Empress Hotel. My late beloved and I stopped in Victoria on our Alaskan cruise, but we did the tour of Butchart gardens. I sooooo want to go back to the hotel someday and have tea.

Mom Wald said...

Thanks for the vintage plate eye candy! I love your Homer Laughlin Plates so much, that I simply had to pin itthem to my Tea Cup Tuesday Pinterest Board, linking directly to your blog post. It was is so nice sharing Tea Cup Tuesday with you. My blog is marywaldsvintageplace.blogspot.com stop by for tea cup fun, and say "hi".

Snap said...

Great finds! I love Homer Laughlin. Cute little teapot. The Salisbury teacup is a beauty. Love the shape of the cup and saucer and the pretty handle. Well done! Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Tea Day!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Jann, I love your new plates and the 2 tea cups are just beautiful as are the flowers too. Congrats on the little heart and pot you won from Kris's lovely giveaway! Blogging friends are the best!
Julie

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

The tea cup is very delicate and has a nice colour that was perfect for the way you styled your little tea party.

J said...

I'm excited to be following you back! What beautiful things you feature and what fun for you to go treasure hunting for them! That little teapot with the table setting on top is just adorable! Happy Valentine's Day, Jann!

Winnie said...

Everything looks sooooooooo beautiful :)
Very romantic, very elegant, and royal!!
Love it :)

Kim Stevens said...

I don't even know where to start, I love your plates that the conversation hearts are on, that teapot, and OHHH the blush pink flowers!!!

Beth @ Conversations from my House said...

Love that purple and white tea cup.... and those plates are lovely.

Scrappy quilter said...

What a cute teapot. Those plates and teacup are beautiful.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hi Jann, what a sweet Valentine tea! I love your table cover and that teacup is so beautiful! I enjoyed every minute of looking at your post and seeing all your thrift finds! Wishing you a wonderful week!
Nancy

Creations By Cindy said...

I just love it all! So pretty. You are such a wonderful inspiration to me my friend. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Adrienne said...

Hi Jann~ I just wanted to tell you that I always love your Valentine fun...in fact, I have a hard time waiting for it! =) http://pearls-in-the-kitchen.blogspot.com

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

You have found some great bargains to create your cottage tea. I like the little teapot with the tea vignette on top - and you fixed the handle very nicely.

lynn said...

love your new finds, jann! it all looks so sweet, and kris's sachet is too cute! happy vday!

Wendy Sylvestre said...

Such a beautiful post Jann. Your photography is wonderful. I love the beautiful displays and china ware. Following your beautiful blog now through bloglovin. Wishing you a wonderful Valentine's Day! ~ Wendy of Apple and Apricot (visiting from Roses of Inspiration)

Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel said...

It all looks so pretty Jann! I love how you fixed that sweet little teapot, and all those plates are gorgeous.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

oh my heavens!! the pink chippy grate has it ~ we are swooning over it clear over here in Ohio! :) We love your $3 plates as well...oh so sweet...perfect for Valentine's week for sure!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

you always find the best treasures :)

Conniecrafter said...

Love your tea set sitting in the sun, metal grate is a great touch, sweet heart you received.

Debra Howard said...

Great finds! I have trouble passing pretty plates too.

My thrift store addiction said...

Jann, this is so charming! Absolutely love those plates! Blessings, Cecilia

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Wonderful finds!! My favorite is the teacup... and I am in awe of your "ribbon handle repair!" Great job! :)

~Jillian

Stephanie said...

Okay, I can totally see why you fell in love with the chippy pink grate - I did too! I may have gasped a little when I saw it :)

Beautiful Jann, simply beautiful! All of your loveliness has me grinning from ear-to-ear.

Thanks for sharing at Roses of Inspiration. Hugs!

Sylvia said...

I love the Homer Lauglin plates, and $1.50 each is a steal.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Gorgeous! I'm loving all your beautiful plates plates and treasures. Love that pink grate too and the pretty heart from Kris. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

Jennelise said...

This is just beautiful! I love all of the florals!
Jennelise

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

Your little tea pot is just too cute! How do you ever find such lovely things?!

Happy Valentine's Day.
Debra

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Hello Jann,

Your images are gorgeous. So many pretty treasures.

Happy Valentine's Day.

Janet

CatieAn said...

what a sweet vignette the plates are so pretty. What lovely valentine goodies.

Parsimonious Perfection said...

The chippy grate looks so lovely with your china! Such a pretty vignette!

The Charm of Home said...

Just gorgeous Jann! Thank you for linking with Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Alex said...

Hi Jan, everything looks SO pretty!
Stocks smell simply heavenly, don't they?! From here it looks as though your home is very romantic and cottagey!
How lovely :)
Pleased to meet you!