Some Fun Little Tea finds

Hi everyone!

Well today's tea is not an elaborate tea. But, I really like the purple and orange colors, perfect for the season. I wanted to show you a couple of fun little tea things I have found recently while thrifting.

little tea finds 001 Oddly enough, I have been really looking for a different, fun napkin holder. And I found this one at a new tiny thrift store by the Princess’s school. This little shop had about $80.00 worth of things I wanted. But, I was a good thrifter and ran out of the door as fast as I could before I was broke!

little tea finds 002 It is silver plated and just perfect for me! As you can see, I have not had the time to properly clean and polish it yet.

little tea finds 003 Isn’t that a fun napkin holder?

little tea finds 008 And this little miniature set was just too darling to pass up!

little tea finds 009 I have been slowly collecting miniature teacups,. teapots and tea things to make a table top “Christmas Tea Tree”. So, whenever I find any of these things and they are cute and inexpensive, I buy them and add the to the box for the tree.

little tea finds 006And yes, I so cheated. I bought these little carrot cake and cream cheese frosting cupcakes at Walmart. Hey, they were markdown to $1.50 for 2 dozen!

little tea finds 007 Everything is sitting on my freebie (AKA Dumpster dive) old white enamelware tray.

little tea finds 004 I am using my pretty purple and white Shelley teacup and saucer set. I have had this set for years.

little tea finds 005little tea finds 016 I love the scalloped rim of the teacup.

little tea finds 010little tea finds 011The weather has been so gorgeous I thought I should take advantage of it and have our tea outside.  The grapevine and leaf garland was found wadded up with some gold paper leaves taped to it with black electrical tape at a church rummage sale. LOL 3 sets of garland for .10 cents. I figured I could deconstruct the mess.

little tea finds 012See that big bushy plant next to our tea table? That is a new mint to us this year. It is Lime Mint and it is fabulous! I hope to get it harvested and dried this week.

little tea finds 013The old wicker table, the trellis in the background and the wicker chair (top right corner) were all curbside finds last summer. I love the way the old aged wicker and the lush herbs with a little bit of flowers showing looks so Victorian to me. 

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  1. Your Shelley Tea cup is gorgeous. Love the shape. Such a lovely tea setting.

    Jocelyn @

  2. Beautiful cup and saucer, Diann! Love your napkin holder too. I enjoyed your tea party today,

  3. I found a wire napkin holder in the shape of a teapot this summer. Your's much fancier and is perfect for your special tea parties. I'm loving the orange and purple colors of your tablescape.


  4. Diann, do you know what your beautiful Shelley sells for on eBay...$137.75-$825! Do be careful with it! One of my best friends in Phoenix collects Shelleys.

  5. Your little scalloped tea cup is darling. You found so many cute things. Oh, the little carrot cake cup cakes look yummy. Hope you have a great week.

  6. Dearest Diann,

    What a fabulously pretty Shelley teacup ypu have found! The colour is amazing and looks so painterly in the teatime vignette today with the Fall leaves and rusty, orangey, golden browns and greens of your magnificent outdoor teatime tableaux..,And those adorable carrot cake cups cakes; I want one right now!

    Hugs, Wanda Lee

  7. Hi: Love the Shelly, but all your other goodies are so cute too. I can't wait to see that Christmas tree. I will remind you to show it to us. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

  8. Hello,
    what a sweet little tea time. I love the color combination of purple and orange. The napkin holder is pretty and whimsical. All looks really pretty. The Shelley tea cup is a treasure. Thank your for sharing this wonderful tea time.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  9. Hello Diann,
    I LOVE your Shelley teacup, adore the ruffles! The teacup napkin holder is a real find and how cute it is! Perfect for a tea party! I like picking up little tea things too for a Christmas tree. Thank you for your charming tea and enjoy your day.


  10. Love the Shelley tea cup! Beautiful purple. The napkin holder is fun find as is the little miniature set! You go!!!! Happy Tea Day!

  11. Everything is lovely, but I have to say I just love love your purple teacup/saucer.

  12. I'm loving your little tea! That napkin holder is just perfect for you, so cute! Lime Mint, now I will have to check into that! hugs, Linda

  13. Diann,
    I am in love with the tea cup napkin holder!! I am so jealous!!
    I think I have a blue tea cup just like your purple one...I have to go in the Living Room and take a look now! LOL!
    Very pretty!!


  14. You sure know how to find good looking things that don't appear to be "thrifty" in price. Great job!

  15. Love that purple tea pretty. Congrats to the winner!

  16. Such a delightlful teacup... I love the lavender color and the pattern! And that silverplated teacup napkin holder is a perfect accent for your tea party.Thanks for sharing. Have a lovely evening!Hugs~Poppy

  17. Your teacup and saucer are so pretty. I love the scalloped edge on it and the rich colour. Hope you enjoyed the cupcakes!

  18. I love your tea tale. So pretty and delicate. I am in love with the cup and saucer. thank you for sharing. Hugs, Ginger

  19. The Shelley teacup is so exquisite. So is the napkin holder.
    Would you believe I am also filling a small container with tea related ornaments to hang on a tea-themed tree!
    Thanks for your visit and lovely comment.

  20. Loved the purple tea cup...very unique and love your antique and vintage collection!!
    I just started my new blog and also have a collection of antique stuff and will be posting shortly :-))
    I'm your new fan!!

  21. Your tea setting on the wicker is very Victorian - quite beautiful - simple beautiful settings are the best! Thank you for sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
    God Bless,


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