Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Russian Tea Set



I'm joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for my first tablescape for Tablescape Thursday.

In 1999, Husband and I went on our first two week Evangelical mission trip---to Russia. It was literally a life changing event for us. More on that at another time.

While we were there we were able to shop in down town Moscow, as well as see the sights. I found this cute little tea set in a shop and couldn't resist. I had to hand carry it home on the airplane. They had packed it neatly in a brown box which was tied up with string. I was afraid something would break, but all the pieces survived.

The set is for six, including cake plates. Today I've only set the table for two.



The tiny little dish in the center of the cake plate is actually a tea bag caddy. Waste not!



The sugar bowl is almost as big and the tea pot.





"Don't you think that Daisies are the friendliest flower?" Meg Ryan in You've Got Mail.



Enjoy your tea!

19 comments:

susan said...

This is beautiful! I love the tea caddy and am surprised that more tea sets don't come with them! I usually just plop my on a paper towel 'til I'm ready for my second cup!

Joyce said...

I love your little Russian tea set. I love to collect tea items when I travel too. Thanks for sharing.
Joyce

ceekay said...

Your tea set is precious and what a wonderful choice of a souvenir from a fantastic trip! Happy TT!

Mary said...

What a beautiful tea set! I like the tea caddy, too...I have several that I offer to guests, but they don't match the china I use, so it would be nice to have some that were part of the set. Very, very pretty! Happy Tablescape Thursday!

Mary

Lori E said...

Simple and welcoming. Tea time between friends who talk about everything. Special.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a sweet tea set, and wonderful memories of your travels! I love tea time!

Katherine

Myrna said...

What a cheery tea setting! And I agree..daisies ARE the most friendliest flowers!

Sarah said...

Lovely set! I, too, like to bring back souvenirs that can be used like this one. Thanks for sharing.

Hope to see you at Hyacinth For The Soul for some rooster fun and a toast to Julia Child.

KBeau said...

Just beautiful. Love the teabag caddy. How clever.

Mrs. P. said...

Such a lovely tea set to remind you of your trip. I love the teabag caddy too. Great idea!!

bj said...

I just love your beautiful tea set...and I love Meg Ryan!! :)

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Your hand painted tea set is just lovely. How nice to have this as a special family heirloom.

nannykim said...

Hmm, it makes you wonder about the size of the sugar bowl...do they like sugar with their tea ;-)

(I posted my tablescape on my spindle cottage blog--but I do have other blogs...that blog is going to be mostly for house type pics)

Brenda said...

Daisies are indeed my favorite flowers! Love your pretty dishes!
Brenda

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Jeannine! This is a beautiful set up for tea! I love the daisies too!.. I haven't seen "You've Got Mail" in such a long time! I love ANYTHING with Tom Hanks! ~tina

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

I'm so glad that your tea set survived so you could show us this lovliness!

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

I just left a comment on your Met Monday. Thanks for coming by again! I love your beautiful Russian Tea Set! I too would have carried that on the plane with me! It surely is special! Everytime I see daisy's I think of that line in the movie! Ha!!

Sharlotte said...

Very pretty...I love the colors in the dishes. I know you enjoy using this set and remembering your trip. Thanks for sharing!

Dining Delight said...

Such a lovely tea set from your trip to Russia! I love that the sugar bowl is almost as big as the teapot! And yes, "daisies are the friendliest flower"....well, maybe after sunflowers, to me!

DD