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Monday, October 7, 2013

White Autumn Teapot

As you might know -  or will soon learn - I'm not a fan of the bright autumn colors - no bright oranges for me thank you.  So this weekend Don set out to find me some small white pumpkins - they called them ghost pumpkins.  He found some at the grocery store and surprised me with them - they are just the perfect thing for my tea for two with my new teapot.

We  made a brief stop at Goodwill this last weekend and I always browse through the teapots and dishes - and what  a treasure I found.  I can't believe someone else hadn't snapped it up - I know they put out new merchandise mainly on Wednesdays - and yet there it was - waiting for me on Sunday.  And two matching cups. 

Isn't this the prettiest all-white teapot?  Leaves and berries and flowers, oh my!

Perfect with some white candles and the mini ghost pumpkins

To add a little color I used a green Depression Glass plate for the cookies, and yellow checked napkins

And green Depression Glass saucers for just a little more color, Washington is, after all, the Evergreen State.

A footed Milk Glass cake stand is perfect for setting the teapot on

A few shortbread cookies and we are ready for tea

The top of the lid has a strawberry and leaf - so cute

The front of the teapot has strawberries and flowers and leaves

The back is mostly leaves

Come, sit, enjoy a cup of Constant Comment tea this fine, rainy, blustery autumn day

The ghost pumpkins sit atop upside down dessert dishes.

The tablecloth is a fabulous hand crocheted find on ebay (12.00 if you must know).  My mother had one just like this one when I was a child.

Milk Glass and Depression Glass dessert dishes are just the right size to hold the pumpkins

A wonderful day for tea with friends, I'm so glad you stopped by

Each time I look at this teapot and the cups I like them more and more

Is two cookies enough? There are lots more - and might I add a bit of honey to your tea?


Lorrie said...

I'll take my tea black, thank you. The cookies are delightful! Would love to have tea from that teapot. What a great find!

J said...

You just find the sweetest things and then you know how to arrange them after you get home! I love the little ghost pumpkins - but I do believe you are the very first person I know who is not a fan of orange in the fall!

Kay said...

I swear! The deals must just wait for you! I'm impressed that you found such a nice pot and matching cups. They're perfect! Lucky you!

Carletta said...

A charming teapot and what a lovely table arrangement you achieved!
Hmmmm...not of fan of those autumn colors but I see green and orange and yellow....
A little subdued perhaps but they are there. :)
I saw large white pumpkins the other day but I didn't want to spend five dollars for one.

Dawn@ We Call It said...

Everything here is just wonderful! I love the teapot, the milk glass pieces, and Constant Comment is my favorite tea. :) Thank you so much for linking up to We Call It Olde. A new party started today, you may want to link it to the new one (Week 2) so you'll get more visits, I'm afraid Week 1 won't be getting as much traffic now. You're welcome to if you like. Take care - Dawn @ We Call It

Terri said...

You have the best of luck! : )
I am glad for you to find such treasures. I love your white tea pot, and I am drooling over your tablecloth! Gorgeous!

Bernideen said...

The best thing about your teapot is that it will match so many things! What a wonderful table setting and tablecloth! So glad you shared at Friends Sharing Tea!

Dawn@ We Call It said...

I had to come back to thank you for that great info about my vintage beer bottle. I added it to my post and gave you credit, of course. Thanks so much for sharing this at my We Call It Olde Link-Up today. Hope to see you there again! --Dawn @ We Call It

Two Cottages And Tea said...

You are lucky to find your darling teapot and cups! So perfect for a fall day! Wish I could stop by and join you for tea!

Karen Frost said...

Very pretty tablescape for a subtle nod to fall, JoAnn! I love the leafy teapot and the little white pumpkins on the lacy tablecloth. A nice way to spend a rainy afternoon. Hugs xoxo

Rosie M. said...

I absolutely LOVE your teapot find!! Your post was a beauty to look at ( and I'm drooling over your crocheted tablecloth). A wonderful setting!

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a treasure...there is never anything interesting at ours. It looks lovely with the other colors. The cookies look delicious as well! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea.

Candy S said...

Don't you just love Goodwill? That is one more gorgeous teapot. I love it. I am definitely going to follow your blog so I can see what treasures you find. Have a wonderful day!


ThrifterSisters said...

So sweet and inviting! I can't believe that someone else didn't snatch up that cute set. I love color but would have grabbed it for sure :-)


Lisa Conforto said...

Your tea set is so cute! What a terrific find Happy thrifting! Lisa @ Sweet Tea N' Salty Air