Saturday, May 24, 2008

Show and Tell Sunday ~ China and Tea Service

Welcome to another great Show and Tell Sunday. This week's theme is your favorite China. To see the other participants please visit Analise's Blog at Sugar * Sugar .

I certainly do love antique white Ironstone from England. The shape and the lines have to stand out . . . there is nothing else to hide behind.

This lovely little Milk Glass candy dish looks wonderful with Candy Canes or Easter eggs

I like to display my favorite pieces in my Kitchen

This soup taureen is so pretty with the raised detail.

I like pitchers too . . . . great for Lemonaid in the Summer time!

This fancy Tea set does not get used very often ~ but it certainly is pretty!

I guess I go from plain white . . . to fancy. I also love hand painted Nippon

This is a 40 piece set ~ complete with Luncheon plates, tea service and cookie platers. I bought it at a local auction. Not very many people seemed interested. I won the 40 pieces for $40.00

Someone hand painted every Rose and Petal

I love the tiny little feet on each Teacup

Thank you for Looking ! Have a great weekend. ~ Karen


Adrienne said...

I love the white pieces but I adore the painted pieces, too. Thank you for sharing with us. ~Adrienne~

Elly said...

Beautiful pieces! Love the white ones, but your flowery set is gorgous too! TFS!

just being crafty said...

Your painted pieces are Gorgous!!! and I love the feet on the tea cup too. Thanks for sharing.


Beverly said...

Your Nippon set is drop dead gorgeous. What a wonderful treasure.

I love white pieces, too, and I have many. Yours are wonderful.

Anonymous said...

OMG!! TO DIE FOR!!! WOW!! Love the green!
Beautiful and inspiring blog!

Nancy said...

I love your white pieces...the soup tureen is lovely. I am afraid I have the same weakness for painted dishes. Your set is soft and pretty.

Thank-you for sharing...
Hugs, Nancy

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh my goodness! I can't believe you won that set for $40. I have a few pieces of Nippon and just one cup and saucer is worth $40. What a wonderful find!!

Kentucky Bound said...

You have some beautiful pieces! I' have to say though, the Nippon tea set has my heart doing pitter patters!


leesiebella said...

HI Karen!

Awesome, $40 for that beautiful china!! Good work!

Thanks so much for sharing today! Hope you have a nice weekend!


sea mystery said...

Just got some time to go through your site and all I can say is "WOW!", you really have some pretty things. Loved all the pictures of snow, puppies, vintage cloths, bears, quilts and that dress is to die for. Thanks, I will be back again. xxoo

Karen said...

Thanks Carolyn! Wow, you did go back a long way (snow and puppies). I am glad the snow is gone and we still miss the puppies LOL. Thanks for visiting!

Karen at Ciderantqiues

Stephanie said...

Love the white pieces AND the tiny feet on those tea cups. Isn't that what always "sells" you on a set ~ what the teacup is shaped like?!?!?!

Thanks for sharing!

Angelic Accents

Mya said...

Beautiful pieces. I love the white but also the hand painted dishes, so beautiful.

Carla said...

You're right about ironstone pieces--they have such striking lines. But the patterns are really pretty, too. Wonderful that we don't have to choose between them.

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Hi Karen, I love your ironstone collection... such a gorgeous Nippon set too!

xo Heather

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Hi Karen,
(Welcome to Etsy!)

What lovely pieces! Especially that hand painted set of nippon...gorgeous.

Kimberly :)

Michele said...

Gorgeous things in your Show and Tell!! That candy dish is very unique and pretty! Your home much just be beautiful!!


Cami said...

I'm an ironstone girl! I have had many other "likes" (flow blue, limoge, etc....), but I always come back to ironstone!

catieann said...

what a great blog Karen....I am so glad I found you. Thank you for visiting me.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Karen!
You have such lovely pieces. The Nippon is fabulous! What an incredible find that was!
Have a good holiday.
Hugs, Sherry

rosabeer said...

Thank you for visiting my blog.
I love the hand painted service.
I like the Show and tell Sunday very much because I have seen so many beautiful China, silver and chrystal.
Have a nice week.

Secondhandrose said...

You have some pretty pieces! Thanks for sharing. I love the painted pieces too. Come for a visit.

Nancy said...

Thanks Karen...I will make sure to get water on them...I hope I get some tomatoes on the hubby just loves them. When we go to Ontario every year...we always buy tomatoes at the stands...there is such a difference in the taste than the store-bought variety.

Sorry I am posting here...just an excuse to see your lovely dishes again!

Hugs, Nancy

ceekay said...

Your tea set is beautiful. I like the feet on the teacups as well!

Courtney said...

that's an amazing handpainted set, and an amazing deal! well done on the bargain. Love the white and silver stuff too.

Anonymous said...

Love your Nippon tea set - what a steal! The silver tea set is gorgeous too - lucky you!