Mix and Match Pink Tea

Hi everyone!

Well, if you remember last week's Tuesday post, I showed you a box of dirty china that I got at a great price.

Well, I cleaned everything up and thought that today would be a good day to show you how pretty some of the pieces are. And I also wanted to show you that just because things don't match, they can still look pretty together. And of course, pretty doesn't have to equal big bucks! LOL

If you are cold,
tea will warm you.
If you are heated,
it will cool you.
If you are depressed,
it will cheer you.
If you are excited,
it will calm you.

William E. Gladstone

I am taking my tea this evening upstairs in my bedroom. Today was a day filled with a lot of chores and a lot of climbing up and down the stairs. Hauling things out to our truck. Lifting heavy boxes. And well, to be honest, I just ain't as young as I used to be. I'm sore and a quiet retreat to the sanctuary of my bedroom with a pot of strong tea is just what I need!

I am using one of my all time favorite thrift finds. This beautiful white teapot was .50 cents! I bought it this past Summer at a flea market. I know you ll have seen it several times in the past and quite frankly, I am sure you will see it a lot in the future. It is just the perfect teapot. I have it sitting on top of the little "cupcake stand" I made with a thrifted glass candle stick and a thrifty lonely saucer. And I used my great grandmother's pretty frilly doily.

One of the teacups that was in this box was this Royal Albert cup. the flowers are just lovely and the colors are rich and wonderful. It did not have a matching saucer so I just use one of my simple Johnson Bros. white ironstone saucers.

I am using the pretty little rose creamer and sugar. I wish the sugar had the lid but, I still adore it.

And I got several sets plus lots of extra of these tiny teacups and saucers. they are just perfect for tealights. Which is exactly why I wanted them.

And of course, you all know I seem to have an obsession of vintage linens, doilies etc. So, here are the ones I used today.

Now please help yourself to a chocolate of two. Would you like your tea without cream?

Or with cream?

And as you visit other lovely tea parties today, please remember....

This is the day which
the Lord has made;
We will rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalm 118.24

Don't forget my Giveaway for the $15.00 Walmart Gift card! It ends this Thursday!

I am joining these lovely ladies for their parties:

Table Top Tuesday

My Favorite Tea ladies....
Tea For Two/Tea Time Tuesday/Teacup Tuesday/Lady Katherine's Tea/


  1. Diann...what a lovely tea you've assembled from your *dirty* odds and ends!


  2. How pretty! Love how you fix yourself a lovely setting for Tea. You've inspired me! I'm gonna go make myself some tea too and drink it out of a pretty teacup instead of a mug!

    Yes, this is the day the Lord has made and I will rejoice in it!


  3. Diann, the teacup is gorgeous, and you put everything together with such style and grace. Very lovely.


  4. You are so right, this Royal Albert cup is really lovely, the flowers are so well done. What a great find!
    All your lovelies are fab.

  5. What a fun treasure box and they sure show as treasures once they were cleaned up. Fun Tabletop Tues. post.

  6. How pretty, Diann. The tea pot is beautiful and you only got it for 50 cents? Wow! I like the tea cup too, it'a adorable! Love your doilies and my favorite is the pink linen with cutwork...Christine

  7. i remember your post on awesome beauty treasure box you got.. and your teacups are just lovely! Royal Albert, always my fave!

  8. A beautiful setting! Looks like the perfect way to end a busy day-enjoy:@)

  9. Diane, Wow amazing beautiful roses out of a box of dirty dishes!! I absolutely love your teapot too. I can see why you cherish it.

  10. So pretty! Now that's what you call pampering yourself! You deserved it after a long day of work. Chocolate and tea just make the world a better place.

  11. That white tea pot is precious as are all your "dirty" finds. I especially love the tiny tea cups that you are using with votive candles. I'm going to borrow that idea.

  12. What a lovely post, Diann! Your teacup looks wonderful with the plain saucer. I actually like mixed sets at times; very charming! I adore your pretty tea pot! I can't believe it was only fifty cents! I would have been doing the happy dance for sure at that price. She's a beauty! Chocolates and tea; a real treat! Thank you for joining me for tea. Hope your aching muscles are feeling better today.


  13. I wish I could find some dirty odds and ends! Wonderful! Love the tea pot and the linens and the idea of putting tea lights in the little cups -- Yeehaw!!!!!! Hope you soaked your achy muscles in a nice long bubble bath!

  14. Wow you got a great deal. They cleaned up beautifully. Your party looks lovely


  15. So darling and those sweet tea lights.... Just splendid. I love a good find. Take care.

  16. Sweetie you had me at PINK! You found such pretty things and I love the mix and match of it all. That teapot is so sweet, I understand why it is a favorite. Love that teacup, such sweet roses on it. I'll take mine with out cream, and yes chocolate please!

  17. Love them! How pretty they all cleaned up.

  18. One lump with a bit of milk, please!

  19. Sounds like you have been working really hard and resting with your lovely teasetting is just the perfect retreat. Your new found dishes are all stunning and you have created such a beautiful tea tray. Gorgeous. It looks so yummy and just perfect to relax with. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

  20. back from a trip. love you tea cups sounds like you deserve taking a rest with something warm like tea to relax. rose

  21. What a lovely setting for your relaxing tea. I can't believe that wonderful white teapot was only fifty cents. All your linens and china is very pretty.

  22. I love all the treasures you found! The little sugar and creamer set that you have is one that I have as well - except mine does not have solid gold handles - they are white trimmed in gold. I have a complete set of 8 in that set along with a teapot on a tray. It has a swan on the bottom of the pieces and says "Lynns" Fine China. Is that what yours is too? I love this set so much - it belonged to my pastor's wife and I bought the whole thing for $20 at our church's garage sale.
    <>< Concetta

  23. Hi! I am visiting from Martha's and Terri's Tea Cup Tuesday. Your white teapot is classic and we will never tire of seeing it. What a beautiful job you have done setting everything up so perfectly. Your cleaned bargains look like the perfect treasures to me. I am your newest follower. *hugs*

  24. What a great tea party. I loved the idea of teacups for votives . You sure did have a great find and the price is sure great to.
    Have a happy Wednesday.

  25. Simply Lovely! Tea in your bedroom! Relaxing! I love your Teapot, it can go with so many settings. The teacups is so pretty. As all you got. I loved them even before they were clean. lol Thank you for joining me for Tea Time. I would love a chocolate a and a wee bit of milk.
    I also love, love your linens!!!!!

  26. What a beautiful tea post!! Love that elegant tea pot and I adore your moss rose creamer and sugar bowl. I collect Moss Rose!!

    Please stop by and visit me at A Debbie-Dabble Christmas to see a truly amazing Christmas place!!


  27. I jus love the white teapot especially how you have displayed it. I also have many vintage doilies. The one in your post with the colored embroidery reminds me of a few I have from my husband's grandmother. I could never give those away but never really cared for the colors enough to have them out. But with small children around, they are better off in the bureau :) Blessings, Lisa


Thank you for taking the time to comment! I love to hear your ideas. If you ask a question, I will answer it here in a comment back to you. Please check back! Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful day! Diann :)