Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Tea Time in Times Past

Tea time, by Percy Robert Craft, 1906

I was searching on Wikimedia Commons for a painting of English tea time and noticed this one depicting an afternoon tea at an outdoor recreation. It is summer, outside, and everyone is fully dressed. Wouldn't this be a nice view today? It is enough to inspire an artist.

On Thursday I went to an open-air market that was delightfully full of tents full of beautiful antiques, woodwork and books. I found a tea cup for $2.00, and a rose crochet piece for $3.00. I know someone in the past spent a lot of time carefully crocheting this, and was very skilled. It has a good home with me. This fine china piece does not have a name, only a brand:

This basket, below, also came from the same shop, called "Not 2 Shabbee".

I have been trying to get the flower beds weeded and planted, and will try to remember to get before/after pictures.

A Spray of Pink Roses 1911, by Ernestine Panckoucke (Wikimedia Commons)

Someone sent me a link to a garden video at Creative Country Mom, which I enjoyed and I thought some of my garden friends might like it too.

Let us remember in spite of the disappointing way society and government acts, that Christians are citizens of a different kingdom,with a higher king and a higher code of living, holding a different passport, in a different "nation" set apart from the world. That kingdom of which Christians are members, is so important that they have to "walk worthy" of it, living above the folly and discontent of the world around them.

Heb 12:28    "Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear..."

Col 1:13    "(God) Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son..."

1Th 2:12    That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.


Valerie said...

What beautiful finds. =) And I love that painting. Blessings and Sunshine, Valerie

living from glory to glory said...

Dear Lydia, Yes, we are not suppose to blend with this world. And with the warmer temps. I cringe over all the exposed flesh on people.
I miss the proper, decent clothing so much. You found some sweet treasures from your outing!
The teacup is very dainty, it just suits you! Little tea roses on it!
Have a lovely long weekend!
Blessings, Roxy

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

What a beautiful teacup and saucer and crochet piece. They look like they were meant to be together.

Lydia said...

Valerie, thanks for visiting from the Virgin Islands (?)
I am always glad to see you.

Roxy, I have found the best thing you can do to help in the times in which you live, is to live like a Christian, in all it entails.

Lydia said...

Susie, thanks for dropping by. I like to think the cup and the crocheted piece were used by someone taking tea in times past.

Housewife59 said...

Your little teacup is so pretty. I love that design, and the crochet.

Sola Scriptura said...

What great finds! The tea cup and saucer are just lovely. And as a crocheter, I adore that rose doily. It looks so feminine and pretty.

Amy Techentin said...

Thank you for the link to the lovely garden tour you posted. I watched it this morning and was encouraged by what she had done. Beautiful but doable for "real" people :)

Lydia said...

anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Tea Time in Times Past":

Lydia, thank you for sharing your pretty finds. That tea cup is so pretty.The crochet doily goes well with it.
I'm guessing you will find fabric to match the rose print on the tea cup and make a dress for having tea. I'm also guessing you will make a matching crochet rose for a hair band to go with the dress.
I believe you called that "mood dressing" :)

Can't wait to see the garden beds you are working on.

Mrs. J.

Unknown said...

That doily is just beautiful! I always feel bad when I find treasures like that, because no one cared enough to save them.. but then I buy what I can and enjoy them :)

Toni said...

I love love love the crochet doily. I am a crocheter and have made such piees, and indeed they are a labor of love (the fine thread used to make such pieces is very straining on the muscles of the hand.) So pretty.