Monday, July 19, 2010

Table Top Tuesday~ Tea Carts are NOT just for Tea!!!

I am joining Marty from A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday. A special day where we can show off our tabletops, bookcases, or whatever else we would like to show off. This little beauty is my tea cart that accompanies my dining room suit. It is a reproduction cherry piece made in Kentucky. I LOVE my dining room suit, and my tea cart is NO exception.
I love displaying my favorite things in grouping. Everything is special to me because someone gave it to me, or I use money from someone to purchase it. My granddaddy gave me the money to purchase my dining room suite about 10 years ago.

I "heart" things with the lady awaiting on them (I do not know what you call this pattern, so this is my name for it.) I think it is sooo romantic and Victorian looking...don't you?

The tea set is a gift from MIL before she was my MIL one year for Christmas. Yes, I broke the lid off the tea pot...sob sob! Other pieces are from eBay, Hobby Lobby, or local antique stores.

The ceramic pitcher is from Hobby Lobby and a 30th bday gift from MIL. Yes, she has good taste.

Notice the lady inwaiting bling bling.....necklace is on the tea pot, earrings are on the creamer and sugar bowl.

Cherub letters spell MOM....aaahhh how sweet they are.

The tea cart has leaves on both sides. I have never used the table, but for only displaying purposes.

Gotta have some photo albums and family photos

Tiffany styled floor lamp was a Valentine gift one year from Mr. Hubby.

Dinner at the Ritz painting is on loan from MIL....I am storing it for her on my wall. Guess you could say it is mine now?

Misc. pictures and a plate from various stores.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out all the other talented bloggers. Have a terrific day!


  1. Tonya, this is just gorgeous. Your teacart is fabulous and you have such a beautiful vignette displayed on it. All of your "ladies" are stunning. Such beautiful china pieces. I really love the wall display also. So pretty with the one large picture and then the plates and placques. Beautiful collection. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

  2. I have always loved the tea carts...yours is fixed up so nicely. Great job.

  3. I have always wanted a tea cart. I love the way yours is set up. You MIL is sweet and generous!! I also love the display on your wall. You decorate so nicely! :-)


  4. What an amazing teaset on a beautiful tea cart..
    This was a joy to view..


  5. "LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your tea table"... I'm always weak in the knees for them and I don't understand WHY more people don't have them on their MUST HAVE LISTS... I have an old one that has a tray(you could easily add one to yours)... The tray let's you display lace and photos, etc like a window. I change it for the seasons... I MUST dig up a photo for you... I WISH mine had the drawer yours does. Your photos are "Wonderful"!!! and love those little rascals(I would have done exactly what you did) and how LUCKY you were to have your camera!!!

  6. You have a lovely collection and you've displayed them very attractively!

  7. I too have always wanted a tea cart, but the ones I see are so expensive, so I never have bought one:) Thanks for popping over, I am enjoying looking at my tassel, I put on a lamp in my Family room:)Debbie


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