Monday, October 18, 2010

Teacup Tuesday – Portmeirion, Brunelli & Melitta

Today I’m showing a Portmeirion teacup, along with a Melitta pot and a pierced Brunelli plate from Italy.

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This is a pretty botanical pattern called Pomona and this cup has a Wild Blackberry design.  The saucer has an attractive border of leaves. 

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I found this lovely plate at Marshalls today and couldn’t resist the gooseberry pattern (at least that’s what I think they are) and cutouts, not to mention the bargain price.

PA182174When I was a girl, my Mom picked gooseberries from the bushes in our neighbors yard and used them to make jam.   I haven’t seen any for many years now.

PA182175This plate was made in Italy and I thought that $2 was a bargain.

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A friend found this white Melitta pot at an estate sale and thought that I might like it. PA182185

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Recently I discovered that you can buy a large bag of dried cherries at BJ’s for $7.99.  They are perfect for making cherry scones. 

PA182180   PA182191 A little lemon curd goes very well with these scones.  I’m having Darjeeling tea with them.

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Please join Terri and Martha for Teacup Tuesday and Wanda Lee and Pam for Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday.

19 comments:

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a cute teacup and the saucer with its edge of green leaves is very pretty! Love the plate with the cutouts too. Those cherry scones with lemon curd sound so good! A lovely tea; thank you. Hope you have a wonderful week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I just love the tea cup. Your tea pot is also very pretty. You always share such nice things. Thanks so much for being a part of Tea Cup Tuesday. I love forward to what you will share next week. Blessings, Martha

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hello :) A very lovely cup, and love the open work on the saucer. Your scones look delish!!

Wishing you a lovely Tea tuesday, warmest hugs, Brenda

Snap said...

I love Portmeirion. I have some of their herb pattern, but no cups/saucers. The plate was quite a find -- lovely! My mouth is watering. I want one of those cherry scones! Happy Tea Day!

Wanda Lee said...

I am absolutely loving this teacup and plate; I adore fruit motifs!

..,And Oh my those cherry scones and lemon curd.., Yum!

Thanks so much for joining Pam and I for tea!..,

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

such sweet teacup! perfect for tea in the garden! and your scones.. delish yum! thanks for sharing.
xo
fitty

Val said...

Love the pierced plate! I've seen many older ones (turn of the century, I think), but never any new. Good to know that an old design favorite is coming back!

Marilyn said...

OK, now I am hungry for a yummy scone on a beautiful plate. Love the teacup, plate, and teapot. Just my style. I am always searching for cups with fruit, my favorite.

paperbutterfly said...

So pleased that you stopped in for tea and to share your post. How inviting your setting is today.
The scones look delish...dried cherries would be a nice change from cranberries. Thank you for the tip.
Blessings, Pam

Marie said...

How cool!!! What a bargain eh? Love the blackberry design and the lace saucer is lovely.

Happy Tea Tuesday!
-marie

Angela McRae said...

Mmm, it's lunchtime and I'm hungry so this post did NOT help! Ha! But the teawares are lovely, and I can't believe what a bargain you got at Marshalls! My goodness, that was a yard sale price! And what a nice friend to know you would enjoy that Melitta teapot.

Terri said...

Oh My! Totally lovely tea cup and saucer. I love the berries and those beautiful leaves. Your food is so delicious looking! I would love to taste it....Yum!
Thank you so much for sharing your tea cup with us today.
Hugs,
Terri

Penny said...

What a lovely teacup and saucer.

Your new plate is so pretty and what a bargain. Kudos.

Thanks for sharing - I really enjoyed my visit

Hugs,
Penny

xinex said...

I love those plates with the cutouts and been looking for them but I can never find them. Love your tea cups also. Such a pretty green!...Christine

The Polka Dot Closet said...

$2.00 for those plates!! I love them, the open weave pattern is soooo pretty. The painting on the teacup is beautiful!

Carol

PeregrineBlue said...

seeing that plate of lemon curd brings back so many memories of when i was growing up in england. mmmm to go with scones. i also love how your hearth looks in the background. you have a great eye for finding a bargain. i haven't been to marshall's in years. think i'll go take a look since i'm totally out of teacups to brag about.

Gee said...

Thanks for stopping by. I too luv portmeirion. I love the design of variations and botanic blue. Thanks for sharing.

Susan said...

what a mouth-watering scone!
sure beats an Eggo waffle !

Lisa West said...

Beautiful post and a lovely blog. Everything is so pretty. Lisa

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