Shine's Thyme

Daily ramblings of a ridiculously happy housewife and mother. Come in and see how sweet life can be!

Sunday, March 20, 2011


It's that time. The time of year I start thinking about beautiful linens, delicate china, chicken salad and scones!
It's such a natural ritual to have a spring tea...even my china cabinet seems to start beckoning me to open it up.  My china is speaking. Can you hear it? "Let me out!!"

I just so happened to come upon the most fantastic blessing ever. My dear friend wanted to part with her beloved Lemoges china collection and she just happened to want me to have it! I've never even seen true Lemoges look! I have tons! And isn't it beautiful?

Soooo delicate. It is so fine it's almost translucent. The china I already had is very beautiful....just not quite
the same. Here's a picture of my old set and new set side by side.

They work beautifully together, don't you think?

Oh, my linens are also in need of some loving use:)

Beautiful antique linens. ~~Swoon~~ I don't mind that they are totally imperfect. Some have stains, some even have holes in them from all the loving hands that have held them.

Yep, it's time. Who wants to come over for tea? How many places should I set? What's on the menu? Come on over sweet's tea time!


Sherry said...

Ohh, Limoges and vintage linens. Two of my favorite things. I see a beautiful tea coming soon. :)

Deborah said...

Oh they are so lovely Shine!!!
Im coming for tea and those scones sound scrumptious!!!
Beautiful linens too!! xo
%hanks for your sweet thoughts to me today too

Deborah xoxoxoxo

Cindy said...

What beautiful dishes. And I envy your linen collection. A spring tea is a nice tradition.

Thanks for visiting my blog and the kind words. I also homeschooled my three boys, though not for religious reasons. They are grown now, so glad we did it!

james said...

I'll come. Just say when. : ) Well, say when, and I'll see if I'm going to be home!
I think it's great you enjoy that so much. Your new china looked so similar to a tea cup I have that belonged to James' grandmother that I had to go check it. It's not the same. Hers is taller, and doesn't have gold on the handle. The flowers at the rim are the same color as the white on the teacup. It's close, though. I don't know who it was made by. I can't read the stamp on the bottom. Even though I don't have teas, I do enjoy old tea cups, and an occasional old tea pot!

Cindy said...

Beautiful dishes and love your linens!!! Lucky girl!

Cindy said...

Beautiful dishes and linens...wish I could come have tea with you!!!