Soft and Pretty Pink Tea

Hi everyone!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter! We sure did!

A couple of weeks ago Troy and I were in Ann Arbor (Michigan) for an appointment. When we were heading home, we spotted a thrift store. You know I can’t pass by a new thrift store! So, we stopped in and browsed. Well, for the most part this very small thrift store was way over priced for me. We did buy 6 books (3 for $1.00) and I spotted this teacup in the glass case at the register. I was reluctant to even ask to see it because I figured it would be overpriced. But, it was so different from my other teacups, I figure what the heck, I don’t have to buy it. So, the lady pulled it out. There were actually two of these teacups sets. One was $3.00 and the other was $4.00. First of all, I was pleasantly surprised at the prices. When she pulled both out, I told her I would buy the four dollar set if I can switch out the saucers with the $3.00 one. She said okay. The other saucer had all the gold worn off.

This is the first  teacup set I have ever owned that has no design on it.

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Camomile Tea

Katherine Mansfield

Outside the sky is light with stars;
There's a hollow roaring from the sea.
And, alas! for the little almond flowers,
The wind is shaking the almond tree.

How little I thought, a year ago,
In the horrible cottage upon the Lee
That he and I should be sitting so
And sipping a cup of camomile tea

Light as feathers the witches fly,
The horn of the moon is plain to see;
By a firefly under a jonquil flower
A goblin toasts a bumble-bee.

We might be fifty, we might be five,
So snug, so compact, so wise are we!
Under the kitchen-table leg
My knee is pressing against his knee.

Our shutters are shut, the fire is low,
The tap is dripping peacefully;
The saucepan shadows on the wall
Are black and round and plain to see.

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I bought these 3 pretty china eggs last summer at a large outdoor flea market near our campground. I paid (I think) $2.00 for all three.

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Cup Of Tea
When the world is all at odds
And the mind is all at sea
Then cease the useless tedium
And brew a cup of tea.
There is magic in its' fragrance,
There is solace in its' taste;
And the laden moments vanish
Somehow into space.
And the world becomes a lovely thing!
There's beauty as you'll see;
All because you briefly stopped
To brew a cup of tea.
"If you are cold, tea will warm you;
if you are depressed it will cheer you;
if you are excited it will calm you."
~William Gladstone

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Pretty golden rock sugar.

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The fragrance of violets is heavenly, and often it evokes fond memories. Since Victorian times, the tradition of violet tea has held an allure for those who like the finer things in life. It is a quintessential tea for afternoon tea parties and will bring out the essence of days gone by for everyone. If you love the fragrance of violet, the aroma will delight you as it fills your home upon making a cup or more of violet tea.


Make Fresh Violet Tea:

  • Steep fresh violets directly to make tea. Add 2-3 teaspoons fresh violet flowers to 1 cup of boiling water. If making a teapot, add as many flowers as cups to be made. Allow to steep for five minutes, strain and serve.
  • Source: Wikihow

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soft and pretty pink tea 016  Everything you can see in these pictures were thrifted except the teapot which was a gift from Troy.That includes the candle, the linens and the flowers. The rock sugar was a gift from our friend Marydon (I was a lucky winner of one of her beautiful giveaways!).

Thank you for stopping by today for a little tea party!


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Tabletop Tuesday, Nifty Thrifty Tuesday & Twice Owned Tuesdays


  1. Diann what a pretty teacup! I love the softness of the pink. Great find and of course your table is lovely as always. Happy Monday! hugs, Linda

  2. Your table is just so lovely and delicate looking with those soft pinks. Those eggs are divine. I would have snatched those up in a heartbeat.

    Happy Monday!

  3. Gorgeous! If tonight you hear some rattling of dishes while you're sleeping, pay it no attention, it'll just be me breaking into your house and stealing that adorable teacup & saucer!!! LOVE it! So pink & girlie and delicate!

  4. Hi Diann,
    We had a lovely Easter. I love your new teacup! It is very pretty and unique too. It will fit right in with my post today as I am sharing some 'unique' teacups! I like your rock sugar too; it has a wonderful colour to it. Of course, I love your teapot! Have a happy day. I will be putting my tea post up in a couple of hours.


  5. Beautiful tea cup, Diann. The little egg cups are sweet.

  6. What beautiful finds you manage to get.
    See it does pay to ask.LOl
    We had a wonderful Easter despite the weather.

  7. Diann, it is a very pretty pink and you never know the price until you ask. Sometimes I find one remarkable item in the the most overpriced store but that is okay. ♥O

  8. Ooooo! I love the tea cup. And what a great price. The table setting looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Karie

  9. I really like your new tea cup Diann! The shape and colors are very pretty-enjoy:@)

  10. What beautiful photos! I don't blame you for wanting that teacup.

  11. Your quilt is gorgeous, and so is your tea cup! Great setting for tea!

  12. Diane what a beautiful tea cup! The quilt is beautiful as well!!

  13. What a beautiful teacup and saucer. It looks so elegant.

  14. Stopping by from Ask Ms Recipe- Hope you stop by my Marvelous Menu Post so I can visit you back.

    Thanks Nina

  15. Hi Dianne,

    What a lovely table you have set, and the pink teacup is so pretty! Love the little egg cups. I have some of those too!


  16. Diann, that teacup is beautiful. What a buy! the egg cups filled with flowers are so pretty. I pronounce you queen of thrift! laurie

  17. And what wonderful treasures they all are, Diann. Wowsers. You did a great job picking out some beauties. Thanks for sharing. Susan

  18. Absolutely, Pretty in Pink:)

  19. Diann, I love your beautiful post! Your photos are gorgeous!
    And your new thrifted cup! Wow! That is a true bargain. It is so delicate and pretty, what a lovely pink it is too. Yea for you!
    Thank you so much for sharing all your lovelies with us!

  20. Just breathtaking. I have been enjoying all these tea related blogs and decided to join in. Tomorrow will be my first post for tea-time Tuesday. THank you for your inspiration. I just LOVE that dainty pink tea cup!

  21. I'm loving this table Deann! The tea cup in the soft pink is gorgeous, so elegant, just great as always. I'm at TTT too.

  22. What a marvelous post. I love your new tea set -it is adorable! Thank you for sharing!

  23. Diann,

    Your new teacup and saucer is beautiful! I love the simple and elegant style. Gorgeous tea post.

  24. I love this pink teacup and saucer! Very pretty. You were lucky the salesperson let you change out the saucer. It never hurts to ask does it? Your table looks lovely in shades of pink. Have a wonderful day! Blessings, Pamela

  25. The tea cup is lovely ... such a pretty pink it doesn't need a design! Wonderful finds. happy tea day!

  26. What a lovely little tea party. So elegant and dainty, and fitting for the week of the Royal Wedding.

  27. Hello Diann, What a wonderful find! The pink teacup is beautiful - you've set a darling tea table with all your beautiful treasures - you inspire me by keeping to your thrifty ways - thank you for sharing this with A Return to Loveliness,
    God Bless,

  28. Hi Diann
    So many pretty things again today and your new teacup will go with any tea you serve.
    It is unusual to see a set without flowers or design of some sort but sometimes simple elegance is nice.

  29. Wow I need to go thrifting with you I never find fabulous tuff like that. I am in love with your gold sugar holder it is excuisite (I so spelled that wrong) and the cup is just perfect!

  30. Such a beautiful teascape. The pieces are so beautiful and the little feet are so unique. Love the flowers also. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  31. My heart went pit pat at your lovely vignette. I have a lot to learn. Love all the pinks.

  32. I like your new pink and gold teacup and saucer. It was fun to see your thirty finds. Have fun drinking from your new cup.

  33. Amazing tablescape! Loved all your pinks!:)
    Nice blog you got..

    Good day:)


  34. Beautiful pink tea set! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  35. oh my! how beautiful and adorable this teacup is!! Just loved it. Really beautiful.

  36. Your tea table is so pretty, and all the better for your thrifty ways. The teacup is lovely, and I like it that it is without design other than the pink on white.

    I enjoy your blog often, thank-you.

  37. What a beautiful delicate cup and saucer, like the petals of a lovely flower. It was obviously waiting for you. Elaine

  38. So glad I found your blog! I found you through your guest blogger today (Diane) I love having tea parties! You table setting are simply beautiful!
    Blessings, Joanne

  39. Lovely post. I love looking at china and flowers. Its a pleasure to visit and I am following your blog


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