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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Random 5 Friday {Vintage} & Tea Cup Tuesday

***RE-POSTING***
for Tea Cup Tuesday because I am HOPING someone will recognize the pattern on the tea cup below! If so, please tell me in the comment section. THANKS!!!

I found this vintage 1950s Atomic Retro Ironstone dinnerware vegetable bowl in the "Blue Heaven" pattern made by The Royal China Company, Sebring, Ohio. Made in the USA. Of course I doctored it up a little in Picmonkey so it doesn't really have the writing on it. Isn't it adorable, though? I ♥ vintage!


1. Every day I make at least two meals from scratch. I love to cook but what makes it worthwhile is the love I have for my family. I get all warm and fuzzy knowing they are eating something they enjoy that I made especially for them. 

2. I collect vintage tea cups whether they have a saucer with them or not. But I do prefer a saucer. There's something ladylike about using one. Or maybe I have been watching too much Downton Abbey ;)



3. This little beauty was found at the Habitat Re-store where I bought my vintage plate. At the time, I thought the tea cup and saucer matched but I wasn't really inspecting it too thoroughly. I just loved the little pink and lavender flowers with the wispy spray of sage green adorning the cup. Once I started washing it, I realized they aren't the same pattern. Close but different. I have been searching for the pattern name of the tea cup to no avail. I did find the saucer though. It's Apple Blossom by Haviland. I'm still searching for the tea cup pattern. 

4. Speaking of tea, I bought some Extra Sleepy Time Tea the other day because I have had a slight bit of insomnia. I've drank regular Sleepy Time Tea in the past with good results. Well, let me tell you that if you want to stay awake all night, this is the tea for you! Honestly, I could not go to sleep. It was awful!!!

5. The pictures aren't great. Sorry about that! My son has been using my nice camera for his Digital Photography class so I am back to my point n' shoot. It was acting weird and constantly trying to focus. It was a miracle I managed these two without them being blurry like the other 20 photos I took!  

How's your week been? Have you found any treasures to add to your collection? 

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23 comments:

  1. gelukkig is er veel veranderd ik kook net zo veel en graag als mijn vrouw vooral voor grotere groepen van z.on 50 mensen vind ik heel leuk en oer gezellig.

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  2. Oh I like this vintage pottery. And meal with love - ist's the best we can get...
    With Sleepy Time Tea (probably another variety in Germany) I have the same experience ;-)
    I know insomnia, sic -
    Wish you (and me) a good sleep after a beautiful day

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  3. I think cooking,.....home cooking is much more healthy too. With no extra additives you find in store bought foods!!!

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  4. I agree the cup and saucer patters truly are very close to matching! Incredible how close they are!

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  5. Oh I love your vintage tea cup and saucer and that Sleepy Time tea kept me awake but my husband slept like a baby maybe it is a man tea:) I love to cook I will make cauliflower soup today, it is cold here. B

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  6. I'm such a fan of those 50's patterns -- I have a little collection, but I really need to de-clutter, not get more. I'll enjoy your finds that much more. :)

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  7. Anne, I agree about home-cooked meals! I almost don't enjoy eating out anymore. Love your vintage collections...Diane

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  8. It's a really great plate! I do homecooked meals all the time here too. Sometimes I do get weary of it. But it's healthier and more frugal. And I do like to eat.

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  9. i love Downton Abbey. love your plate & cup ... i think i have seen that pattern before. now where? ( :

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  10. Love the vintage plate! I always think their stories must speak untold volumes. Your Sleepy Time Tea experiment gave me a good chuckle.

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  11. Vintage is fun! Love your new plate and teacup and saucer. Part of the fun is the search. What stories they could tell! I bet Downton Abbey has helped the tea craze -- fine with me.

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  12. That's a lovely cup and saucer! So delicate looking. I wish I liked cooking more. It would certainly make my husband happy if I cooked every day for him. Maybe that's what I need to focus on --not that I don't like to cook, but that it would make Larry happy.

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  13. When my kids were home, I always cooked, too...now with just hubby and me, I cook about half the time...maybe more. He likes to go out to Hardees or Mcdonald's for breakfast sometimes, but I prefer home cooked. And sometimes neither of us feel like eating of the morn.

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  14. I ♥ anything vintage!!! I cant' wait for spring so the flea markets start up again!
    Wish I could/would cook more ... maybe I'll make that a challenge!
    Have a great weekend.
    diane @ <a href="http://www.augcott.blogspot.com>aug's blog</a>

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  15. Such pretty china, even if it doesn't match (and I wouldn't have noticed!)

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  16. That tea cup and saucer are lovely--even if they don't quite match. I'm sure a cup of tea sipped from a pretty cup like that would taste even better than usual. :-)

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  17. i love vintage dishware! great find!

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  18. I'm glad to see so many of my friends love vintage dishware and tea! It's always fun to find a new treasure. Between thrift shops and summer yard sales, I am able to feed the need for vintage :) I think I was born in the wrong era!

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  19. Pretty! I have a dishware love too. But, I had to quit. lol I'll stay away from that tea.

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  20. Oh Anne, your tea cup and saucer is so very pretty and feminine! And that dishware....LOVE!!! Isn't it always fun to find something special at the thrift store? Hugs to you, friend!

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  21. Hello dear, your blue and white retro plate is fab! I do remember this pattern many years ago. The tea cup is a sweet one. You are lucky to find it in the thrift store. Yay!
    I have been tricked before too, and not looked long enough to see that the cup isn't the same company as the plate. In fact this just happened to me the other day. But it looks just right together. So does yours.
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  22. I'm so glad I'm not the only who doesn't pay close enough attention to detail. I love both pieces, though. They're very pretty and close in design. Thanks, Terri & Stephanie, for stopping by!

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  23. Love the dainty tea cup. So glad you joined us today. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

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