Linderhof


Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas


Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Monday, November 8, 2010

My New Tea Toys and a Friend for Tea

Saturday I went to a great Estate Sale in the city held in an 1852 Plantation House. I went as much to see the house as to pick up any treasures. But, indeed, I did pick up some treasures!


Like this great tea set (or partial tea set) -- it's English, called Whieldon Ware and the pattern name is Antique. It is circa 1911 to 1914. I have 9 of the plates which are more luncheon plates than dessert plates, 3 cups and 4 saucers, a trivet, the sugar bowl (holding the flowers) and the cake plate -- all of this for $20!!! And the tea cloth also came from that same Estate Sale -- $2!!!
It's blue and white but it also has the pink flowers of my other favorite china (see last Thursday's post -- HERE
Friend Sally stopped by and of course, we had to have a cup of tea and a nosh!
Slices of coconut macaroon cake -- a coconutty pound cake that's really good and is a perfect tea treat!

And since it is Tuesday . . . it's Tea Time. . . so please join these lovely ladies for Tuesday Tea!



Tabletop Tuesday with Marty at A Stroll Thru Life

Tea Time Tuesday with Terri at Artful Affirmations

Tea Cup Tuesday with Martha at Martha's Favorites

Tea Pot and Tea Things Tuesday with Pam at Breath of Fresh Air

Tea Time Tuesday with Katherine at Lady Katherine's Tea Parlor

Tuesday Tea for Two with Wanda Lee at The Plumed Pen






22 comments:

Alicia said...

What a sweet little tea set and that cake looks delicious as well! You scored with that buy!

Please stop by my site and sign up for my first every giveaway! I'm so excited!

Snap said...

You did really well at the Estate sale ...such lovely, flowery pieces and linen, too!

Terri said...

What an incredible find for $20! Your new set is a lovely blue with such a pretty design. You must be thrilled!
Hugs,
Terri

Jacqueline said...

Those plates are absolutely magnificent. I love the rich and deep colors and the shape is so lovely too. I am so glad you got this fabulous find. Thanks for sharing it with us on Tabletop Tues.

Pondside said...

You were very lucky, indeed! The set will be right at home in your china cabinet!

xinex said...

What a great buy on that beautiful tea set. Lovely pattern and colors!...Christine

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

wow! for 20bucks you got such precious beautiful treasure! very excited for you! so is the linen! jackpot! indeed!

Ben said...

What a lovely pattern, Martha, and a great find. Congratulations!

Ben
http://kissthecook-ben.blogspot.com/

Lizzy said...

Wow, lucky you!!! What a beautiful table setting!

Rebecca said...

Tasty treat served on new "tea toys"!
What a great way to spend a Kansas afternoon...

(I'm happy to learn at least ONE other person shamelessly finagles her way into beautiful, stately homes.)

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

What a deal!! They are so pretty too.

Bookie said...

How lucky you were...a great find and fun day both!The tea set looks like it will give you some great tea parties.

Appleshoe said...

Estate sales are always fun. Even if you come away empty handed your eyes are full from a lovely visual feast and your find is defiantly a beautiful feast. Thank you for sharing. Take care.

On Crooked Creek said...

Martha,
What a great find! Beautifully painted and so complimentary with all your blue dishes. Prices to good to past up a sale, for sure!
Thank you for such a lovely post. For those of us "plate addicts". . . eye candy to savor.
Fondly,
Pat

Dan said...

Wow, what a bargain at $20!! When I see your beautiful table settings and delicious treats I often wish I wasn't on the other side of the pond!
Dan
-x-

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

So pretty. The price is unreal and the pattern is stunning. Love it. Now I just wish I was there for tea. Thanks for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

parTea lady said...

Your estate sale tea set is beautiful - what a great bargain too. Coconut macaroon cake sounds wonderful - pound cake is perfect with a cup of tea.

mo said...

Hi! I am visiting from Martha's and Terri's Tea Cup Tuesday. I love the unique shape of your plates. And the blue and white teapot is just perfect. You have set up everything just right. Great Job! I am your newest follower. *hugs*

KathyB. said...

Wow! What a delicious find, and what a great price.Your set is so pretty and as you said, it goes with other china you have. I like the pink added to the blue makes it a good set for any season.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Just beautiful!!

Debbie @ A debbie-dabble Christmas

Lady Katherine said...

I did laugh for I would have went to see the home too. Oh, what lovely treasures you came home with. The China is beautiful. I adore teacloth! So lovely! The cake sounds wonderful. Wish I could join you one day for Tea. How lucky your friends are to know you will always have tea ready! Thank you for joining me again for Tea Time.

Martha's Favorites said...

Wow! You scored! I love this beautiful set. The table lookings amazing. Blessings, Martha