Purple and Orange Tea ~ Revisited

Hi Everyone!
Happy First Day of October!
I am cheating a bit today. I am reposting a tea from last October. This is one of my favorite teacups and I really liked the way the purple and orange looked together. it kind of surprised me. I hope you enjoy it! And Miss Sandi has asked us to share a bit of our storage for our treasures. So, her are a couple of pictures of some of my tea things. Let me just preface this by saying, I totally forgot about this little request so, i didn't tidy up or get lots of good pictures. sorry Miss Sandi!
On to the tea!

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. Diann, this is such a lovely setting. I love the purple and orange color combination! This is such a pretty interpretation for fall.

  2. oh my gosh that is amazing, I love color and I LOVE THIS!!!!!!

  3. Your tea setting is so lovely. What a beautiful tea cup. Perfect combination for fall.

    Jocelyn @

  4. Diann your tea vignette is lovely. I didn't see it last year. Unusual tea cup shape. The napkin holder is really fun.

  5. I would not have thought to mix purple with orange but I LOVE it..The purple & white tea cup is Beautiful!! ~~"peace"of mind~~

  6. What a lovely tea- and I didn't see it last October b/c I just started blogging in Jan. - so I am GLAD you reposted!

    I love Shelley cups.........don't have any, sold a few, they are so precious and unique.

    Lovely post.

  7. Your teacup is beautiful! Loved seeing your many teacups on your shelves - you have lots and lots of pretties! Happy Autumn!

  8. Hi Diann,
    Your teacup collection is lovely. I see some I would love to own myself. ;) Love your pretty Shelley teacup and it is just right for an Autumn tea. The mini tea things will look sweet on a wee Christmas tree and I'm sure the Princess will like them too. The napkin holder is adorable and a wonderful find. I think I need to move to your area! Thank you for joining me for tea today and enjoy your week, my friend.


  9. Oh fab Diann!!! Gorgeous! A Shelley Dainty Purple! Now that's a collectible teacup! I just love the napkin holder. How perfect! Your display shelves are great!!! Thanks for sharing and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  10. Shelley Dainty Purple teacup and saucer is a very desireable pattern. The garden setting is so perfect for fall with the leave garland. I love your display for the cup and saucer collection with some gorgeous ones. Glad you reposted for it was a beautful tea time.

    Thanks, Pam

  11. LOVE the tea and teacup, the whole set is beautiful! :)


  12. Where do I start,everything is so nice. Really good finds. The teacup is gorgeous. xx

  13. Your tea cup is beautiful Diann. I'm very fond of bone china and how delicate and special it feels in your hand. I have some favorite coffee mugs and that are also bone china. I'm not fond of heavy tea or coffee cups. It has to be bone china for me.

  14. I love this teacup Diann. The sugar bowl is fantastic too. Beautiful setting.


  15. Your purple and White Shelley teaset is gorgeous... What an electrifying colour and pattern... It fits well into your decorative settings...

    Silver tea pieces are always so interesting and rarely seen nowadays... Only yesterday I spent hours cleaning the silver ( Ha ha)..Still it's always a glowing vintage addition that seems to brighten up the tearoom, isn't it...Nice find !!!!

    Thanaks for sharing your pretties....Hugs

  16. Visiting from Kathe with An E~ LOVE the purple and orange! SO pretty. Your sweet little wicker table is inviting :)

  17. I love your white shelves filled with teacups! Your autumn tea table looks so pretty. Lovely china!

  18. I love that shelving filled with teacups / loved the whole post, actually!! :)

  19. I love your purple Shelly teacup! Oh your tea cup storage is awesome! I love it! Your too much fun! Have a beautiful weekend! Anne


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