Friday, March 22, 2013

TEA WITH PETER AND SPRING SCENES











I have two place settings and a tea pot in the Peter Rabbit pattern by Wedgwood, a gift from my sister years ago. This year I decided to set the tea table in the living room for a tea. I used a moss covered basket with a spring arrangement. I added the decorations from a floral arrangement given to me by my mom. 
I’m going to serve breakfast here this weekend.









Tablecloth purchased from a doll shop


















Limoges Easter Basket, another gift from my sister, a sweet girl!









Another Spring

                                                                ~ Christina Rossetti  1830-1894 



Favorites spring scenes from “A Victorian Posy"








Spring blooms in my flowerbeds






Where did the Verbena go? Covered with spring pine needles!








Spring is budding out all over here, inside and out! I hope you are enjoying spring in your little corner of the world! Please leave a comment so I’ll know you dropped in.



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51 comments:

  1. Oh how I love Beatrix Potter! Your dishes are just wonderful and that little Limoges box is the perfect companion. Love all of your vintage Easter images as well.
    Have a lovely weekend,
    Robin

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  2. This so makes me smile. Peter Rabbit has always been a favorite and how I love the dishes. The flowers, the vintage illustrations -- it all makes for a nice start to spring. Now if the cold would only stop!

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  3. Oh my goodness.....your blog banner is adorable and the Peter Rabbit dishes are to die for. We don't have any blossoms out yet. I was so in hopes the fruit trees would be blooming for our Easter company next weekend but this cold weather (and snow to come) won't allow it to happen. But hope springs eternal. :) Happy happy Pink Saturday. xo

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  4. Hello! I just love that Peter Rabbit setting---how sweet! Believe it or not, a friend just sent me a vintage doily with that exact same embroidered print on it! She lives in Algeria!

    HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!
    Mrs. Sarah Coller

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  5. Oh, Emily, I was hopeful that you would bring out your Peter Rabbit tea set. The table is charming. Love the moss covered basket. All your spring blooms are lovely. Hope you get to enjoy beautiful weather for Easter weekend when precious little Connor is there to hunt eggs. '-)
    Hugs ~ Sarah

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  6. What a lovely post. Thank You! -g-

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  7. Your Peter Rabbit tea set is lovely, Emily. Your photos are all fabulous....Christine

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  8. I love the story of Peter Rabbit, and Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton-tail. Your tea set is perfect for Eastr...or any time. I also think the scenes from "A Victorian Posy" are just the sweetest. Have a great weekend,
    Babs

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  9. Such a charming post! I adore Beatrix Potter and all of her creations. So much in fact that I named my Mini Cooper after her! I have some of the Peter Rabbit collection but not that adorable tea pot. I loved this post!!!

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  10. I still love Peter Rabbit, Emily. Love the cloth and the moss basket, so beautiful. We have teeny signs of spring here, still cold and blustery and expecting snow on Monday! :( Happy Easter to you and your family xo

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  11. Wonderful post! I love the glimpses of what is for me an entirely different lifestyle. You create such beauty. And I love Peter Rabbit!!!

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  12. What a wonderful spring post! I love the adorable Peter Rabbit teapot and dishes! It's all lovely. Happy Easter to you!
    Cindy

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  13. I love the Beatrix Potter Wedgwood china. It's perfect for Easter!

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  14. Your dishes are so cute and the tablecloth is beautiful-enjoy:@)

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  15. Peter Rabbit and Mr. McGregor's garden are some of my all time favorite children's stories. One of my children received a place setting of that darling china when she was born and I have treasured it. What wonderful photos you have shared today, Thanks!
    Jenna

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  16. Love that china!

    Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  17. Oh! What a lovely set! It's so sweet!
    I collect vintage children's china so you can imagine how much I enjoyed your post.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Besos from Argentina, Silvina

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  18. You've brought back memories of a book I had as a child. It had the tale of Peter Rabbit in it and I can almost picture one of the illustrations.

    Your tea set and Easter basket makes a charming display!

    Happy Spring to you!

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  19. Hi lovely lady, I also love the Beatrix Potter Wedgwood china. It's perfect for Easter. You did a lovely job putting this all together sweet. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my 2013 Easter Tablescape.
    XXOO Diane

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  20. Your dishes are so sweet, I too Love Beatrix Potter, and Peter Rabbit...such a fun story and fun dishes, thanks for sharing the cuties...

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  21. Emily,
    Those are such sweet dishes, and perfect for Easter.
    Beautiful post.
    Pat

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  22. Such a cute posting...the dishes are loveable and the bunnies are most adorable..pretty fresh flowers always a welcoming ...have a lovely week...:):)

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  23. Such a darling post! Who does not love Peter Rabbit?? I think your sister is a wonderful "gift-giver" and seems to find such lovely things for you. Love the poem - my second grade teacher introduced me to Rossetti and I still enjoy her writings!

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  24. I think we all love B. Potter....
    your dishes are just precious and the table looks lovely.
    I know Connor is looking forward to the Easter bunny coming. :)

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  25. Beatrix Potter tea party ~ how creative and delightful ~ wonderful post and photography ~ Enjoy ^_^

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  26. What a lovely post. I really love the Wedgwood Peter Rabbit china. My girls always used it and the Bunnykins, too. Both my girls drank hot tea for breakfast from a very young age, and they always drank their tea in their bunny china. I really miss those little days!

    Such a sweet table, and I love the art in this post, too, Emily!

    xo,
    RJ

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  27. What a beautiful tablecloth. I was looking at your gorgeous mossy basket thinking...I bet I could make one of those. Thank you so much for the inspiration! :)

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  28. Love your Wedgewood Peter Rabbit tea set. You have the larger version. The larger plate allows more of the story to be told on the plate. I have the doll size teapot and plates. It is neat that I can tell you I set a tea party table for my granddaughter this week and had a great time. I haven't done my post yet but hope to this week. It was a fun occasion for us both.

    Your spring pictures are so pretty as well as the vintage ones. My favorite are the children making a flower garland with the lambs in the background. So sweet!

    Happy Spring to you.

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  29. Breakfast will be very special at your little table.
    I have a piece or two of this set, bought for my daughter when she was tiny. I love it!

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  30. Sweet post Emily. Our girls each had a Peter Rabbit set of dishes when they were younger.
    Judith

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  31. Your Peter Rabbit tea set is so cute! And I loved the Spring poem and the pretty Easter Basket. Your flowers and blossoms are pretty too, there is nothing blooming here yet. Thanks for sharing, have a happy week and Easter!

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  32. I finished my post on my granddaughters tea party so please look at the Wedgewood plates I have. So interesting I think I will google Wedgewood Peter Rabbit and see the versions. Mine would have been bought in the 80's. Do you know the year yours was made. Aren't dishes fun and interesting?

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  33. Oh my goodness you worked so hard on this post and it all looks so pretty. I love it. Happy Easter~

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  34. What a charming tea set. I love the Beatrix Potter stories and characters.

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  35. What a happy, beautiful post. How lucky you are to have such a dear tea set. I have one little plate and it is one of my treasures. The vintage pictures at the end of your post are so special. I adore vintage prints. You series has put a smile on my face. genie

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  36. That is the cutest tea set...love the print of the children with the lambs and sheep.

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  37. What sweet gifts from your sister, Emily! I love the adorable Peter Rabbit tea set. It does look like a beautiful Sprng in your area. We had more snow this weekend so Winter is holding on in Colorado a little longer.

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  38. How cute those dishes are! I just posted my table done with Bunnykins, then found yours! Darling! ~Zuni

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  39. Oh I love your Peter Rabbit collection. I have a couple plates for my little grandchildren. They are so special, aren't they?

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  40. Hi Emily, I do love Beatrix Potter (I have read her biography twice). Your tea is charming. Peter Rabbit will definitely cheer one up. Spring is here, I think. Sunny, but windy and cold today. xo, Olive

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  41. Peter Rabbit was one of the first request for murals when I first started my mural business. Love your table settings, Blessings, Debbie

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  42. Love your Beatrix Potter dishes.. I want them for my tea cart..lol Have a Happy Easter and Happy Blue Monday :)

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  43. You totally hav eme with your tea set. I've been reading Peter Rabbit stories to kids, big and little, for years and each year I add to my daughters' collection of Beatrix Potter figures.

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  44. So wish those Beatrix Potter dishes were on my table, they are so cute. Spring certainly here in Kansas City area. We got another 6 inches of snow of the weekend so maybe Spring will come in a few weeks.

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  45. Your dishes are so pretty! What a charming post and the illustrations go so well with it.

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  46. Wow, this is stunning. Love your whole table setting and the moss basket and flowers are wonderful. Thanks for joining TTT and I hope you have a very Blessed Easter. Hugs, Marty

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  47. How absolutely adorable! I just love Easter, Don't you?

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  48. Hi, Emily! What a sweet and sentimental table! Your sister knew JUST the right dishes to buy that would inspire a youthful feeling and embrace Easter all in one! The cups are my favorite. I can just imagine sipping tea or cocoa from them with my pinky finger regally extended! :-) The moss basket is really cool, too! I have moss-covered planters without a handle. Now that I see yours with a handle, I'm wishing......Woulda, coulda, shoulda!!! :-) Have a very happy Easter, dear Emily!

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  49. I also adore Beatrix Potter, her stories and paintings. You have a really nice collection. I have lots of the dishes but not the teapot which I would love. What a great gift from your sister.
    Your pictures are terrific.
    I think you might enjoy our tea blog. Please come and visit.
    Ruthie from: http://www.ladybstimefortea.blogspot.com

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