Saturday, February 7, 2009

Pink Saturday

This week went by so fast! Don't you just LOVE the weekends? Once again it is time for Pink Saturday!

Thanks to Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for this fun event. Be sure to visit Beverly's blog to see a complete list of participants for this week.

I thought I would start off by showing you a few of my pink teapots. I started with one teapot, and my friends and family decided that I was collecting them. They soon started to multiply around my house. I learned that I really do love them and starting collecting them myself! This teapot is one that I purchased while on a romantic getaway with my hubby to Victoria, British Columbia. I am especially fond of the details. I love roses (you probably know that by now if you have read my blog before) and the delicate details and soft coloring stole my heart. The name on the bottom is "Crown Dorset" Staffordshire fine ceramics - Staffordshire, England.

We bought this one too while we were there and even though they look similar, the name is "Regency" English bone china - Made in England. Two beautiful treasures to help remember a wonderful weekend together!

I bought this beauty while on a day trip with my visiting in-laws. We stopped for lunch at a cute little restaurant called Mary McCrank's Dinnerhouse in Chehalis, Washington. Beautiful teapots and teacups were everywhere on shelves lining the walls.
It is a Lomonsov Russian Porcelain teapot - made in Russia. I have never been to any of these wonderful places, but at least I can enjoy my china from there! :-)

Edited to add: I have been trying to show bigger pictures - but blogger is cutting them off on the side so they look off center in these photos. ERRR! Can anyone tell me the size they put their Flickr photos at when adding images to allow for a larger picture that fits in the grid - so to speak - or will I have to get rid of my background in order to do this??

I received this teacup from a dear friend years ago. I have always enjoyed it's delicacy. It is extremely fragile and alas - this is one of the treasures that didn't quite make it through my children's childhood unscathed. It is glued together with just a tiny little piece missing in the front. Even though I will never be able to use it - I can still enjoy it's beauty!

Another one of my dear friends gave this picture to me during a very difficult time in my life. She told me she thought that I was the strongest woman she knew. I didn't feel strong at all at the time, but I will never forget the lessons I learned then - and the strength I feel in myself now having gone through the trial. This beautiful picture has traveled with me ever since and it is a reminder that God has given ALL women the strength that we need at the time that we need it most!

Last but definitely not least, I wanted to show you what I found at the thrift store the other day - I couldn't pass this treasure by! Not only does it have pink in it, but it has the blues that you see throughout my house! If you look closely you can see the "pink" pot inside that holds the african violets. I need to have my husband drill a hole in the bottom of the pot so that I can plant the violets in it permanently. I am worried that it will break if he tries although he has been successful doing this with other pots. I would hate to lose a treasure this way -even though it only cost me a few dollars! I LOVE thrift store shopping - don't you? Such beautiful things to be found at a fraction of the cost! Gotta love a bargain!

Well - I am off to see your pink treasures for this week!




Linda said...

Gorgeous China teapots! English China is always so lovely! I enjoyed your pinks very much, Happy Pink Saturday!

Riet said...

Beautiful china and the picture is so lovely. So also the pot with the african violets. Happy pink Saturday

Beverly said...

Kim, this is such a beautiful post. I love everything you shared today, and I especially love your gift from your friend. It is so very true.

The first teapot is my favorite because I love pink roses and ivy. My husband says I plant ivy everywhere. ;-)

Happy Pink Saturday.

Lorri said...

I love the china. The EL quote is one of my very favorites. Women are much stronger than they think they are. Happy PS>

Happy To Be said...

GM Girl...I love your PINK tea pots and that planter is darling you do come up with the cutest things..great post girl...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Susan said...

Hi Kymber
Beautiful teapots!

To answer you question about pictures, you can go to and check out #2... using picassa to edit photos

I'll send you an email about how I do it

Have a great day


Mimi said...

Such beautiful and lovely teapots! When do all of us come for tea? Happy PS!

gina said...

Beautiful china. But the picture takes the cake hands down. The quote is so very true. Thanks for sharing. gina

ceekay said...

Wow, some beautiful porcelin items here. I love the "rounded" teapot! Happy PINK Saturday!

Loretta said...

I love your teapots! I remember seeing the first one in a lovely china shop in Victoria; one of my favourite cities in the world! I also have pink china; I'll have to make a post about it soon. Happy pink day!

ann said...

What treasures.Oh my.I love each and everyone of them,We watched on the news the other night several english china shops are closing.Alot of the young aren't interested in china.Oh what a catastrophe it would be if these lovies disappeared,huh?At least you have some.
And oh yeah,baby.I do love a gooe thrift store find....Ann

Betty (picture circa 1954) said...

Love that quote! And your tea pot collection is full of memories. The African Violets look great in your thrift store fine. i wouldn't risk breaking it either.

Deanna said...

Hi Kim!
I love the second teapot and the teacup and saucer!So lovely.

Have a great Pink Saturday!
Deanna :D

Chatelaine said...

I love your tea themed post! I absolutely want that teapot you bought on a daytrip with your inlaws. I love it's shape.

See you next Saturday!

Marie said...

Hi Kymber,
All beautiful. I think my favorite was the sign your friend gave you. Funny how things(GOD)happen...I needed to read that sign right now!
thank you

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a lovely pink post!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

This is a lovely, lovely post, Kymber. I enjoyed it from start to finish. Thank you for sharing with us...


Sheila :-)

Glenda said...

Loved the picture given to you by a friend. It really says it all.

If it were me, I would leave your recent treasure find, as is. As a cache pot you can move your plant anywhere without concern for moisture leakage through the hole in the bottom.

When I grew African violets as a hobby some years ago, I liked to have pretty containers to display currently blooming plants. As you probably know, most tend to bloom in cycles. Some plants are very prolific bloomers and are almost never without buds or blooms, if they receive proper care.

That is just a thought. It is a beautiful container either way.

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

YOu have some loevly teapots. I just bought a new/old cabinet to house my collection. Happy Pink Day!

prof en retraite said...

What lovely teapots! I also have a few things that didn't survive my daughter's childhood intact...but they are loved anyway! Your sign that your friend gave you is sooo true! Have a great weekend...Debbie

CC said...

Such beautiful teapots and china. It's all wonderful.. Happy belated Pink Daturday and have a lovely week..

Katie said...

Oh such lovely lovely china and of course I just love the pinkness of them! Happy Pink Saturday!

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

The African Violets are beautiful and have always been one of my favorites. I had to laugh because my husband is always drilling holes in the bottom of my pots, too!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Kim...your teapots are beautiful! Lovely post!
I wanted to let you know that a few of us (Sue, Debbie and I) are planning a little luncheon for March 2nd at 11:00 AM at La Mad in Marietta. Just wanted to let you know in case you can come. The info. is on my sidebar...spread the word to any "Georgia" bloggers who you think might be interested.

Melissa Miller said...

~Beautiful. Love all your Pink china. :)

Carmen Gamble said...

Really nice blog! Love the teapots and the china. I used to live in Victoria and still love visiting!