Monday, May 24, 2010

Does anybody really know what time it is?

“Does anybody really care?”

Who sang that song? I just can’t remember but it has been stuck in my head all day! Where is Shelia from Note Songs when I need her? *grin*

Well, I do believe it is tea time!!


I set up this vignette on the kitchen table after finding the sweet little green wire teapot while out thrifting a few days ago. Now I know I’m not really set up for tea, but it kinda looks like a tea party, doesn’t it?



I started out with a white doilie on a simple wooden tray.


I filled the teapot with reindeer moss and topped it with a votive candle cup. It’s so open and airy and the moss smells so sweet and fresh.


An old clock face, with two small keys as clock hands, was inserted into a flower frog as a reminder that 2:00 is, indeed, teatime!


I found these unusual gold-tone teaspoons in a thrift shop many moons ago. They were hidden away in one of the kitchen hutch drawers. I keep forgetting where I place things! Do you do this, too?



To add some visual interest, I used a vintage Eiffel Tower post card and the card sent to me by Cathy at Sweet Up North Mornings when I won her paper towel holder give-away.



What a precious floral pattern on this cup and saucer…


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An old and tarnished silver-plate sugar bowl and creamer complete the mismatched tea service.


The candlesticks are chippy iron birds .



I always try to save the roses that Mr. S gives me. Although they started out as a dozen, these faded yellow stems have dwindled down to only seven, due to breakage.


I am amazed that I have kept this plant alive since December! Don’t you just love the variegation in the leaves?


I could set out another cup if you’d care to join me……

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This is my first time participating in Marty’s Table Top Tuesday. She and her participants always have the prettiest and most innovative vignettes to show.

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And since I have a semblance of a tea party going, I’m linking up to Lady Katherine’s Tea Time Tuesday.

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This is a fun new party where you can showcase your table centerpieces. Won’t you please stop by to visit The Style Sisters?


Always Nesting said...

Stopped by to visit from Melissa's and well, I'm moving in :) Love your spirit and love the photos in this post. I haven't tried black and white (fear) but I really should.

I have relatives from your neck of the woods, Dayton, that I haven't seen in most probably decades.

Thanks for having me! Hugs, Marla

Jo said...

Set out another the centerpiece..btw it was Chicago who did the song

Shelia said...

Oh, I know! It was Chicago, Darling! I loved that group!

Now I'm coming over for tea! Look at this - I love it!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Stacey said...

Pretty, pretty! I love the little clock with key hands.

Lori E said...

We have all dated ourselves by knowing the band. Lol. I would love to join you for a cup. Thanks.
What an eclectic little display.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty vignette. I like a lot of different kinds of music, but can rarely remember the name of a song or who sang it.
Enjoy your week.

Blondie's Journal said...

Well, I see that Shelia got to you first on the group Chicago. Of course I knew that one, Sue!!!

This is such a pretty vignette. I love the wire teapot. If it were mine, it would still be creatively empty!!! And I love the key clock in the flower frog, the pretty roses and of course how you tied up the silver in a pretty ribbon!!

And where have you been, Missy?? I hope things have gotten better for your husband and that we see more of you!


Marydon Ford said...

On my WAY!!! What a lovely vignette, such a clever way of presenting everything. And, I'd love a spot of tea ...

Have a lovely week.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Sue!

Oh my....I'm so happy you got an answer to that question....I couldn't remember either and it would have driven me crazy too...not that I'm saying you're crazy....I'm not....Wouldn't.....Couldn't. :-)

Love your cute! Love that little clock with the key hands. So clever!


Natasha said...

This is such a beautiful arrangement! I have a sugar and creamer set just like that too!

Your teapot is so cute. It looks great on your tea tray.

Best wishes,

kim said...

Love this vignette you made. Cute things.

Susan said...

I love the floral is so sweet.

Kiki said...

Wonderful and gorgeous!

Lavender Cottage said...

Would love to join you for tea Sue. You have lots of interesting things set out and I like looking at vintage items.

Kathleen said...

Yes, do set another cup for another Irish lass!
I love your many interesting pieces! The clock..too cute!
Hope all is well there!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Loved that song by Chicago -- and now we know the answer -- it's Tea Time!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hey Sue....What an interesting tea set up! I love the rose teacup playing off of the vintage clock and keys set on the lace! Yes, we all knew the answer to the song....LOVE Chicago!~Hugs, Patti

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

What a fun tea vignette! Everything looks great.

Beth said...

Lovely teaspoons! I like how you tied them together. Love the clock and the teapot with moss and candle! What a pretty vignette.
Blessings, Beth

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Sue, this is just perfect. Such wonderful pictures. I love the flatware and the clock is awesome.

Barb ♥

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Sue, this is just a perfect vignette. I really does look like tea time. I love the wire teapot and the cup is stunning. How pretty to tie a bow around the spoons. The bird candle holders, clock and the plant along with the cards are all perfect in the vignette. Love the silver. Thanks so much for joining the party. Great eye candy. Hugs, Marty

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

This is just delightful Sue!.., I simply adore the wire teapot, the floral teacup, the paris postcards,the dried roses and especially the silver teaspoons tied with a ribbon all so delightfully and artfully arranged!..,Utterly charming!

You are warmly invited to also pop over 'for a splosh of tea'!..,

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

AshTreeCottage said...

Hi Sue! Welcome to your first Table Top Tuesday. What a delightful tea tray!!

Susan and Bentley

Debbie said...

You are such an adorable creative woman! I love your tea setting, love it!~ So cute....and then you put such a creative spin on your photos, it is just fabulous Sue!~ Have a great day. Debbie

Atticmag said...

That clock with the keys is a super image. Glad to see you at Marty's. Jane F.

dana said...

I loved this post, Sue!! Your vignette is great that you used "finds" from your thrifting. That makes it totally YOURS! Of course, you could make an empty tuna fish can and a plastic fork look wonderful!

Thanks for the U-Tube link of the winner of America's most talented pet! I showed it to The Stone Rabbit and he was impressed!! He and Twiggy are gonna start practicing in earnest now for next year's competition! :)

Hope all is well for you and yours! dana

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

You always have the prettiest displays. I adore the keys on the clock face. That is true genius!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

It is interesting and makes one really want to check it out closely. The green wire teapot really captured my attention! I love it!
YOU did good!!

And..thank you so much for stopping by and saying sweet things!

Style Sisters said...

Really pretty centerpiece and tablescape. I love the teapot and how you filled it with reiendeer moss. LOve the clock face too. Thank you for joining the centerpiece wednesday party. It is so fun to see what everyone comes up with.


laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What a great wire tea pot, and I love how you filled it with the moss and candle. I'm going to be on the lookout for an old clock face that I can attach keys to - that is so cute! Love your dried roses. Sue, you have such an eye for putting it all together. laurie

Jane said...

I enjoyed your tea post. Thank you for sharing your 2 o'clock tea at 11 with me.

Melissa Miller said...

Sue how beautiful this all looks! I just adore the pretty postcards and sweet bows on the flatware. You really created a charming and fun tea time display. Lovely job!

Thanks for coming by and leaving such a thoughtful comment on my last post. I really appreciate it very much. You are always welcome anytime my friend.

*Blessings & Smiles* ~Melissa :)

Martha's Favorites said...

Your table looks beautiful. I would like to invite you to join us for Tea Cup Tuesday. I know the ladies would love to see your table. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

BECKY said...

Hi Sue! You were so sweet to stop by my blog and leave a comment about my little tea pot set, so here I promised! I love everything about your table setting and your blog in general! I'll surely be back!..and oh, yeah...I'm another one who knew it was the band, Chicago!! :)

Nancy said...

What a pretty the clock with the keys and the wire tea pot. Nice music to!

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hello, Very lovely tablescape you have set for us :) The teacup is so very sweet! Yes, do set out another cup please:)

Warmest, Brenda


Hi Sue, Karen, I love your beautiful vignette, so creative and sweet. I especially love the clock with the keys! I'm a new follower, your blog is so lovely!

Nancy's Notes said...

I'd love to have tea with you! Everything in your photographs is just awesome! So happy I dropped in, great visit!


bunny said...

OK win! THIS is my favorite post of the day. From the vintage items to the great photography...just gorgeous! I'm staying for a while to peek around..hope you don't mind.

Have a great day!


ps...Chicago's "Does anyone really know what time it is"

Princesa Nadie said...

Meet you has been a pleasure

KathyB. said...

I especially like the silver creamer & sugar dish! An open and airy tea pot with light~ very creative.

Appleshoe said...

This is a sweet post. I love clock face with the keys for hands. It's a shame the would be to heavy to put on a working clock, but I like the idea of making a tea time clock (I'm a clock makers daughter). Take care.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

This is just darling. The teapot is so fun and I love the clock face. I see the others beat me to the "Chicago" answer. I grew up listening to their music.

Thanks for the kind words about my mom. I'm just taking things a day at a time right now.

xinex said...

Hi Sue! I am fine but have been very busy. I am expecting Janie (Blondie's Journal) and her hubby tomorrow so I have been getting the house ready. I have been planting too but I can never finish. My daughter and her 2 sons are arriving on Sat. and next Sat, I am hosting the MS bloggers luncheon get together. You know I am busy if I did not post for Tablescape Thurs, lol! Your vignette is so pretty, love the wire teapot and how you used it with a candle and the spoons are very nice. Yes, I do forget where I put things a lot too, lol....Christine

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful tea tray, Sue!

Happy weekend!

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

I love the wire tea pot and the keyed clock face is too cute. Thanks for lining stopping by and linking up!

Lisa said...

Lovely vignette. Your blog is quite charming. I enjoyed my visit.

Susie Q said...

I know I am late and everyone already answered the question...Chicago...Does anybody really know what time is is? Does anybody really care? : )
Treasures galore my friend, yup. Leave me at home and you find the goodies!! *laugh*


{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Sue!

Oh my gosh Girlie!....That's one great haul.... I haven't been to a single garage sale....I've been working on the house and haven't had a moment for F.U.N..... I hope before summer's over I get a chance to enjoy a few.