Tea on Tuesday

I was setting up my booth at the antiques mall yesterday. Had to go back twice, because the previous vendor had not yet vacated! Going twice meant twice as much shopping!!! I knew there was a reason I had stayed away when I closed my booth last year- unbelievably good prices, and no will power on my part when faced with goodies with unbelievably good prices!!
Here are some of the found treasures that are tea (and coffee) related:

Oops- these are not from the antique shop - pictured above are two gorgeous pottery Chinese tea sets that I found Saturday, at our huge annual Ruritan yard sale - for $1 each!! couldn't pass them up - one set might end up in my Etsy shop.

See the little yellow scalloped bowl above- I have several of these in different colors - this is the first one I have discovered with the plate! It looks like a flower - very cute. The teeny little juice glass has wildflowers including teasel all around- a great addition to my vintage juice glass collection. I use them all every day - no paper cups in this house!!! The scalloped milk glass plate will soon be a cake pedestal.

Above is a nice little set of iced coffee cups - they sit inside copper (?) handled inserts that say "cafe". The blue print to the right is a wonderful vintage bib apron with pockets and rickrack- wore it  last night while making dinner.
My favorites of the day - have to be this pair of limited edition 1996 Bailey's his and her cups!! Soooo cute!!!

Well, today promises to be an iced tea day!! As we get closer to drought status here in Va, the temps today are going to be 100 degrees- with the heat factor near 105!

Where ever you are, stay cool, and drop in to visit Kimmie and Patty for a list of all the other Tea on Tuesday participants!!


  1. OK next time we come to visit, the Antique Mall is definitely on the list!
    Great treasures that I probably need to stay away from ... forgot to mention the ice tea glasses in my T post today were a find at $1 ea recently.
    Love your treasure hunting Pat and it would be fun to visit your booth too!
    Stay Cool cause baby it IS getting hot outside!

  2. I feel as though I joined you on your hunt, what treasures. I agree with Pattym gotta visit there soon. Wonderful treasures! Lennie

  3. how fun to have a space of your own in the antique mall!!! you must have a never ending supply of inspiration! I hope it's air conditioned too!!! you may want to hang out there the next few days if it is!!!

    Happy T today!!! Kimmie

  4. I just love antiques....and that first picture, very unique...

  5. I was surprised to see the 1996 date on those his and her cups. I would have thought they were from the 40s or 50s. They look so mid-century modern-ish.

    Love those tea sets from the yard sale. What a find. I bet you can make traditional Chinese tea using them. And that yellow cup and saucer look like a "lotus flower" to me. Of course, I have lotus flowers on the brain today.

    Stay cool. It's so hot in the middle of the country, too. I bet your animals are wishing for cooler weather. I'm actually wishing for snow photos! Happy Tea today.

  6. Greetings Pam,

    What wonderful discoveries and I especially love the Chinese pottery.
    I hope you can forgive my previous email and my error in the name.

    Wishing you all the best,

  7. ooh I love the Chinese pottery and the copper work - lovely tea & coffee sets

  8. What I'd give for those Bailey's cups ... they cost an arm & leg up here. You have some great finds there, my friend.

    Have a lovely summer's eve ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  9. FYI- The originals of these teacups were made in the 1950's as a premium for Lipton Tea - I believe they were made in England and stamped Staffordshire. The Bailey's version was made in China, and has Bailey's over the eyebrow, and Yum" in the cup. I think there were other pieces made for Baileys' also.

  10. Always loved tea sets. I still have mine from when I was about 6yrs old. Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy to be part of Tea on Tues.

  11. You live in a wonderful place :) and always manage to find the most interesting things!
    Love the tea sets!

  12. Great finds! Oh my goodness... those teapots look like Yixing pots! If they are... what a find for $1 each! Yixing is a province(?) in China where teaware is made from the purple clay that occurs there. The teapots made here are very special. Each teapot is used for only one type of tea and is never washed. After some time, the pot seasons with the tea and actually adds to the flavor of the tea being steeped in it.

  13. You have hit the bull's eye with the tea pots and cups. I am so envious but at the same time they are so wonderful going to a home with your heart. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

  14. Dianne - thanks for that tip - the clay in the one set is definitely more purple than the other set (which resembles the red clay of the mini set my aunt brought from China)

  15. Hi: Wow, what a find. I love it when that happens. My favorites are the Bailey's Cups. Thank you so much for sharing your treasures. Blessings, Martha

  16. I LOVE antiquing in your area. Where are you? I'm trying to remember the nice antique mall we visited--Staunton? Dayton?