Wednesday, November 10, 2010

My New Teacart

My new teacart arrived!!!  It actually is an all-purpose cart that will come in very handy in our small house.  It is real wood and folds up to be stored in a very slim space (just 5 inches wide when folded).

But today, I thought I'd take it for a test drive in teacart mode.  This is a perfect way to have some sweet treats and a hot cup of tea.  So here we go...

Here is the "teacart" with all of its accoutrements.  The cranberry color seems fitting with the autumn season

This pretty china pattern is Royal Albert "Celebration"

These colors are so pretty and sort of "girly", no?

The roses on the silver go with the roses on the I've said before, I am very "match-y, match-y" even though I know it's not so fashionable right now

I think a fragrant raspberry tea would do nicely

A closer look at the tea cup before it goes back with my teacup collection

I'm sure that this cart will show up again!

Now for the dish on the dishes:
  • The hardwood cart is from QVC...I've been looking at it for quite a while and finally bit the bullet
  • The cranberry placemats are from ebay
  • The plates and teacup are Royal Albert "Celebration" also from ebay
  • The teapot is Polish china from "Tea with Grace" which is a great site with lots of beautiful table treasures
  • The sterling is my "Damask Rose" by Oneida from ebay
  • The silver stand...I honestly have no idea where I got it
Thank you for stopping by.  I love to read your comments!!  Please let me know you were here.  Also, be sure to visit our hostess, Susan at Between Naps on the Porch (see upper right side of this blog for her button)


  1. Hi Tess,

    Your dishes are so amazingly gorgeous!

    Thank you for sharing them with us.


  2. The cranberry battenburg lace is beautiful, but I really love your silver! very pretty! I hope you really enjoyed tea this way! what a lovely way to treat yourself!

    Daisy enjoyed your compliment a great deal! She is a tiny bit vain!

  3. Hi Tess,

    Thank you for stopping by my blog too! I'm glad that you also enjoyed the Guam pics.

    Take care,


  4. Tess -- I think this little tea cart is a real hit! I can think of lots of reasons to use it! How about a hot chocolate station? Love the Royal Albert too! Joni

  5. Hi Tess,
    such a tea cart is very versatile, I think, you will have a lot of fun with it. That was a very nice tea time with beautiful Royal Albert china. What a bright and cheerfull rose pattern. Love that and also the rose napkinring in exactly the matching color. I love match-y match-y, LOl. Thank you for having me for tea.
    Greetings, Johanna

  6. I just love how those cranberry placemats set everything off so beautifully. I am sure your tea cart will get a lot of use. Your china is just gorgeous.

  7. I still love matchy-matchy! Your china is just gorgeous -- and perfect with your silver. I giggled at "taking it for a test drive"!

  8. Hooray for your new tea cart! It looks great, and I'm sure you will enjoy it for years to come!!!

  9. Love the tea cart! You really have it set beautifully. Those Celebration dishes are SO BEAUTIFUL!!!

  10. When my mother and father-in-love were first married, their dining table was actually a tea cart that they pulled out for each meal. It is a treasured family heirloom. Your's is wonderful! Thank you for sharing your lovely design....matchy matchy will never go out of style! Cherry Kay

  11. What a neat tea cart! I haven't seen a folding one before. I love the OCR Celebration china! I have OCR, but none of the Celebration.


  12. Oh how pretty. I just love the Royal Albert teacup/pattern. Your teacart looks so fancy; how nice it would be to offer someone tea and have that all set up.

  13. I was going to email you but didn't see an address. Thank you for the comment on my blog. I too, loved that State Street store. I went there every Friday when I was in college; I'd stop after my classes and look at all of the pretty china on the 3rd floor and then stop in the Walnut room after that. Back then, it was just a little ice cream type shop and not the restaurant it is today. You had to be there to know the magic of the store-thanks for the memories.

  14. Beautiful tea cart, Tessa and to think it folds to only 5-inches. What a pretty china pattern and the silver goes so nicely. I am getting quite a bit better about not being matchy-matchy...a few years ago I would never have used a plaid or checked napkin with a transferware plate, now it is second nature! Have a great weekend.

  15. Hello! Thank you for visiting my blog. I love your teacart and the rose china is absolutely beautiful! Cranberry is one of my favorite colors too.