Monday, August 26, 2013

Tea for Two


While staying with my parents this weekend, my little girl and I went to the last day of the local library's summer book sale. You could fill a bag with books for only $2. I didn't find many books I wanted, but I did fill a bag with movies on VHS. I thought my son would enjoy watching films from the Star Wars and Indiana Jones series.

We don't generally watch movies on VHS at home, but I like the nostalgia of watching them at the cottage. Unfortunately, when we returned to the cottage with my bag of VHS movies, my husband informed me that neither one of my parents' VCRs was working. Now I have a bag of VHS tapes to add to my collection at home.

But I digress. After the library book sale, we popped into the local thrift store for a quick peek. I am much more picky about what I buy now because I have run out of storage space. But I couldn't resist the colour and design of this sweet little tea set for two. I imagine serving some lovely jasmine green tea in it, although I probably never will.


It came with this handy box to display it in. While it's convenient, I do think it takes away from the beauty of the tea set. Maybe I could paint it?

Did you find any treasures this weekend?


Linking up with these wonderful sites:

Young Heart and Sir Thrift A Lot and Hey What's for Dinner Mom? and The Thrifty Groove  and The Cottage Market 

36 comments:

  1. Great tea set. I also have a giant collection of VHS tapes. I was really into movies in college and resisted the move to DVD. Now we rarely watch them, James is biased against the old technology ;)

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    1. My husband is the same way! But those VHS tapes are much sturdier than DVDs, aren't they? :)

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  2. I don't ever drink tea but I could not have resist that set. The colors of that glaze are beautiful!

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    1. I do drink tea, but I never use any of my collection of teapots!

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  3. I have quite the VHS collection myself. I currently have one dual DVD/VHS player, and I live in fear of the day it dies!

    The tea set is stunning -- great find.

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    1. I don't feel so bad knowing others still use VHS. Thanks Heather. :)

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  4. Ooooh I love that teapot - the glaze is just gorgeous! I couldn't have left that one either!! Good spot, J9 x

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  5. Ooooooh! That is gorgeous! The colors are AMAZING! :D Good score! I could not have left that one behind either :-)

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad you like it too! :)

      Jo

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  6. I LOVE that tea set ... amazing colours around the rims :) You're right, the box just kills it and it's hiding too much of the pieces. I would just let the set shine outside the box (ha!) on a little mat. I have two dresser drawers full of VHS tapes and I still use them for visiting little people. I prefer DVDs however, for their convenience and smaller size. And why don't you use your tea pots?! Wendy

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    1. Thanks Wendy! Thanks for your advice on the box. I agree.

      I don't know why I don't use my tea pots...I'll make an effort. :)

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  7. The tea set is just lovely, I would have been tempted too--and I don't even drink tea.

    We still buy VHS tapes, sometimes they are just so darned cheap it is hard to resist--and there are still a few movies that we enjoy that haven't made the leap to DVD for some reason. We have two of the VHS/DVD players and another VHS in the basement in storage. I noticed somewhere was still selling the dual players as well, so we are not alone!

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad you like the tea set too.

      You are right - you can get great bargains on VHS! Hard to resist indeed. :)

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  8. I second....third....twentieth everyone else - that tea set is lovely :)

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  9. So pretty! Maybe just lighten & distress the tray a bit, to highlight the colors without becoming a focal point? So pretty! More than makes up for the VHS tapes without functioning player, at last in my opinion!

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    1. That's a great idea for the tray Taby. I wish you were here to do it! ;)

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  10. Love the Box ,love it like it is ,looks gorgeous :)

    Happy Day xoxo

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  11. Oh, those colors are just amazing!

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    1. Thanks Melissa. The purple is pretty isn't it?

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  12. Such a pretty tea set!! We don't have a VHS player anymore... I kind of regret it!

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    1. You are probably better off without it Ruthie. Less "stuff." :)

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  13. I am so jealous right now...lol (no, really, I am). That set is beautiful!!!

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  14. Love the tea set, what a pretty color. I'm starting to look for some movies for my young grandson that he can watch with me. Thanks for linking to TTF this week.

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    1. Thanks Linda! Enjoy the movie watching with your little guy!

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  15. I am now going to brew myself a cup of tea and pretend it came from this beautiful pink teapot. A pity about the VHS players not working.

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  16. I can quite see how you couldn't resist the tea set, the colour is just perfect.

    Enjoy your weekend.

    Kate x
    Kate at Home

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    1. I have a tea pot fixation, unfortunately. I could have only passed it up if it were chipped Kate.

      Thanks!

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  17. VHS! I get them for 99c from thrift stores too. I've also run out of storage space but it doesn't stop me buying more china...

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  18. The tea set is simply charming!!! : ) Hugs and TFS!

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