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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Blue Monday - "Wedgwood Tea for One"


Ah, what to do for Blue Monday? I thought that I would "borrow" a bit from my daughter's last week's blog. In the spirit of the day, perhaps she will not mind. After all, this Monday is Valentine's Day and last week was such a busy one that I decided to treat myself to a few minutes alone. A quiet moment with a "spot" of tea or coffee seemed like the perfect way to unwind, so I pulled out some of my blue Wedgwood Jasperware (another addiction!) and set a silver tray for one.


The setting is deliciously small and perfect for a quiet moment. The sugar and creamer were a long ago purchase, as was the plate (perfect for a croissant or scone). I love the look of Wedgwood blue and I have collected Jasperware for years - just look at the decorations on one of my Christmas trees!



I found the silver butter pat with the "S" monogram at Scott's Antiques in Atlanta and the sterling demitasse spoon (along with three others) was a gift from my sister. It is the Towle Virginia Carvel pattern. So sweet!



The diminutive white napkin is actually a cocktail napkin, but I thought the size was perfect for this setting. The cut glass vase was a gift that I received many years ago.


I love all of these pieces, but the prize is the lovely teapot. It was a surprise gift from my husband over twenty years ago. He drove to Tennessee on a business trip, instead of flying, so that he could secretly travel to a shop in a nearby town to buy this treasure for me. We had visited there on an earlier vacation and he had remembered that the store sold Jasperware! I told you in my Valentine's Day blog that he is a keeper! Thankfully, my time alone with my "Tea for One" gave me a chance to reflect on people and things that are important in my life. I highly recommend it!

Diane




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36 comments:

  1. Beautiful! This take Blue Monday tea to a whole new level.
    Thanks for sharing. Happy Heart Day! ~ Sarah

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  2. What a beautiful set. Made all the more special by the thoughtfulness of your sweet Valentine.

    With two toddlers under foot, my wish for Valentine's is a few quiet moments alone too. My Valentine gift to myself is a Bible study book called, "The Home Experience -- Making your Home a Sanctuary of Love and a Haven of Peace" by Devi Titus and Marilyn Weiher. On the cover is a beautiful place setting and it covers topics from hospitality to cooking to organization. It is designed for women to follow with a group of other women who meet once a month for dinner in a home. Hoping one day to start such a group, but I need to read it first!

    The opening scripture seems appropriate for your blog. Proverbs 24:3-4: "By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures."

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  3. Love the Bible verse! Thank you for sharing!
    -Andrea :)

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  4. This is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love blue jasperware. I have a few plates and a couple of ornaments, but would love to have a teapot. You have a serious collection.

    Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  5. Thanks for the comments! I really love my Wedgwood and I am glad that all of you like it, too.

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  6. Beautiful wedgewood. Thank you for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

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  7. Such beautiful Wedgewood and photos.
    Happy Valentines Day and Happy Blue Monday!
    Hugs,
    Jan

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  8. Thanks for sharing your blues. What a delightful idea to have a special tea for one.

    Happy Blue Monday.

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  9. I would love having tea with you in one of those pretty blue cups. You have a very nice assortment of blue things. Great post.

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  10. Pretty pictures but I love the story even more. Your hubs sounds so sweet! What an enchanting post for Valentine's Day!

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  11. What a lovely post. I enjoyed your blues. Happy Valentine's Day.

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  12. Your metamorphosis is absolutely fabulous. I so hope that you enjoy every bit of it.

    Have a very Happy Valentine's Day!

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  13. How pretty, I love that teapot! What a treasure :)

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  14. So pretty! I do love Wedgewood!

    Happy Valentine's Day :-)

    Marie
    bonkersinbarnhart.com

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  15. What a beautiful collection you have! I sold Wedgwood at a jewelery store years ago and I've always liked it. I remember giving my mother several pieces of it. Your tea set is exquisite! Thank you for sharing its loveliness with us.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  16. Hi Diane...

    Ohhh...what a lovely Valentine's Day tea tray, my friend! I think that the Wedgewood blue Jasperware is sooo romantic looking...it makes the perfect setting for a Valentine's tea! You have a fabulous collection! Loved getting to see some of your beautiful Christmas ornaments done in the blue Jasperware as well! I hope you enjoyed your lovely tea...I sure did! Thank you so much for sharing it with us for the Sunday Favorites repost party this week...this was such a treat, my friend!

    I do apologize at being so late to get by for a visit! I had such fun during my Valentine weekend getaway but it sure did put me behind on my blogging! Hehe!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  17. Oh your Wedgwood tea setting is pure perfection! So beautiful sitting on the silver tray!
    What a very thoughtful husband to buy such a beautiful tea pot for you.
    Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous china with us.
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  18. There could not be a more perfect match than silver and white with your Wedgewood. Beautiful details. A special moment. Thank you for sharing with us. Look forward to seeing you soon.
    Blessings,
    Pam

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  19. Wedgewood and Silver is one of my VERY favorite combination. So Lovely. I'm in LOVE with that little monogramed butter pat dish! What a treasure it is...Thank you so much for sharing...
    Have a wonderful Valentine's Week.
    Donna

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  20. This so lovely! ~ I adore blue and white, Wedgewood, especially as you have pared it with silver..,So exquisite and elegant!

    Thanks so much joininf us for TTTT and also for my 7oth, 'Tuesday Tea For Two'..,

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

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  21. Hi: That tea pot is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. I think I am coveting. Thank you so much for sharing this treasure. It is amazing. Blessings, Martha

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  22. This post brings tears to my eyes. Your blue teapot is incredible and the story behind it is just so loving of your hubby. Your entire set is stunning to say the least. I am your newest follower. Blessings on your week.

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  23. Lovely tea set. I too had several pieces of wedgwood and jasper ware. I wish I still had my tea set now that I am blogger. I will be a new follower

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  24. Can we ever go wrong with BLUE!...What a sweet husband!...Thanks for sharing...love your tray too!

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  25. Quite beautiful...I have never, ever seen a Wedgewood teapot. You have a marvelous collection.(-:

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  26. What a lovely collections - and a sweet husband!

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  27. Hi,

    I am visiting from Pink Saturday.

    Because vintage dishes aren't often times found in sets, I buy "onsies", "twosies" etc. and then enjoy them by myself or with someone depending on the dishes. Your Wedgewood tea for one reminds me of that enjoying life as you receive it.

    Please visit me if you have a chance..
    Graciously, monah

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  28. What a beautiful collection~ I love your sweet teapot and your husband sure sounds like a sweetie! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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  29. Oh I love Jasperware too. Your tea tray looks lovely, and I love your Christmas ornaments. Thank you for linking to Favorite Things. laurie

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  30. Hi Diane, Wedgwood is also my favorite on the table, and Jasperware is indeed gorgeous... Love the teapot bigtime!
    Have a great Sunday,
    love Maaike

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  31. Wedgwood is such a classic blue. Perfect post for blue Monday. What a gorgeous tea you have set. Thank you for sharing and thank you for linking up.
    Sherry

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  32. You have a beautiful Wedgwood collection :)

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  33. What a beautiful, stylish collection of Wedgewood!

    It looks perfect with your sterling silver!

    Thanks for a superb tablescape to visit on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's letter "S".

    This was really swell.

    A+

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  34. Thank you for linking this sweet tea post to Fresh-cut Friday! I love your beautiful Wedgwood tea set! :)

    ~Liz

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