Sunday, May 9, 2010

Victorian Tea Party!! Victorian Tea Party!!

Welcome to The House in the Roses! Prepare yourselves for a fun filled day at our Victorian Tea Party!

The simple act of lifting a pretty teapot and pouring a cup of hot tea, or coffee, sets time apart form the rest of your day, bringing pleasurable moments of peaceful delight. And sometimes, when a friend joins you, taking time for enjoying your pretty teacups becomes a special occasion.

Tea does our fancy aid, Repress those vapours which the head invade And keeps that palace of the soul serene. - Edmund Waller, "Of Tea"

Dear friends, the day of our party is finally here! Tables are set, food is ready, and people from all over the world are starting to gather around the garden. Please do come in! The house in the roses is delighted to present the latest collection of fine tea ware in cyberspace! Made by all of us, with love. Here they are! Enjoy!

Teacups from Sandy, at Teacup lane

Teacups from Terry, at My antique attic

Teacups from Pat, at The unfinished flower

Teacups from Adribel, in Argentina, at Azúcar marrón
Teacups from Kiki, at Awaken with charm and spirit
Teacups from Natasha, at Five minutes just for me
Teacups from Bella's rose cottage
Teacups from Ginger, at Bearbits
Teacups from Marina, in Argentina , at Only cute things

Teacups from my friend Joana in Brazil, at Inspirações da Jô Teacup from Ldy~Dy, at Roses, cake and pearls Teacup from Princesa Nadie, in Spain, at Princesa Nadie Teacups from Aliisa, in Finland, at Villa Laurila Teacup from Sandra, at The veranda house

Teacup from Melanie, at The old white cottage

Teacups from Fleur, in Netherlands, at In de polder

Teacup from Christi, at Charm and grace cottage

Teacup from Jill, at Bella Rosa antiques

Teacup from The Tablescaper
Teacup from Sherry, at The charm of home

Teacup from Elizabeth, at French village life Teacup from Judith, at Lavender cottage Teacup from Eileen, at Umma's world

Teacup from BJ, at Sweet nothings

Teacup from Shelia, at Note Songs

Teacup from Janet, at Shabby fufu

Teacups from Vintage and cake

Teacup from Kimberly, at Greetings from Kimberly

Teacup from Carolyn, at Aiken house and gardens

Teacup from Fitty, at Fitty's pinky rose cottage

Teacup from Joy, at Books and Life

Teacups from Maryellen in rainy Melbourne, Australia. Maryellen doesn't have a blog, but she wanted to share her lovely teacup collection with us, and I'm so happy she did! Wish is your favorite?

Tecup from Michelle, at Rosebud quilting

Teacup from Cindy, at Cute pink stuff

Teacup from Willow, at My irish cottage home

Teacups from Ann-Marie. Ann-Marie doesn't have a blog, but she's kindly sharing her lovely teacups with us. Teacups from Debbie, at Debbie-Dabble

Teacup from Jeannette, at Counting Our Blessings

Teacups from Gayla, at Oatmeal and whimsy

Teacup from Charo, in Peru, at Atelier de Charo

Teacups from Martha, at Martha's favorites Teacups from Jeanne, at Backyard neighbor

Teacups from Kim, at Monkey bussiness

Teacups from Kathy, at Spot on Cedar Pond

Teacups from Lorena, at Rose chic friends

Teacups from Heloisa , in Brazil, at eu e você

Teacups from Claire, in Canada, at This artistic life

Teacups from Jacoba, in The Netherland, at Les trois jardin

Teacups from Terri, at Artful affirmations
Teacups from Olivia, at Shabby chic treasures

Teacups from Christine, at Christine home and travel adventures

A huge THANK YOU to all and every participant! I am honored and heartened by the reception that our “Victorian Tea Party” has received from teacups and tea lovers from all parts of the world. You all make my heart sing! And oh, have I told you lately how very special you all are, and how much delight you bring to the house in the roses? Well, now I am!

I hope you all had a blessed and happy Mother's Day!

Ps: Due to the party, we won't be featuring our weekly "Show Off Your Cottage Monday", but we will be back next week with another lovely presentation, you would not want to miss! ---------------------------------------------- UPDATE: Dear friends of The house in the roses, I am sorry we were unable to add any of the many “late” photographs sent after our party post was up and running. Our computer was erratically moving things around, and I feared losing the precious photographs and data already established, but I’m including an "Inlinks" here just in case you still like to participate. If you do, please make sure to link back to the party, here at “The house in the roses”. I am also linking our party post to tea memes and tea divas, as following: Lady Katherine tea parlor Rose Chintz Cottage The plumed pen Martha's favorites Artful affirmations


  1. Hi Cielo! Thank you so much for hosting this wonderful party! So many beuatiful tea cups and I'm ready now to go to the tea parties!
    Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  2. Cielo what a gorgeous tea party you had! I am so sorry I missed out. This past week was just so very busy and next week is yikes busy too!
    I so enjoyed seeing all the pretty teacups!

    Hoping your Mother's Day was just as lovely as you!

    bee blessed

  3. Hi Cielo,
    This was a lot of work for you to post all these photos but the result is fantastic! I am so honored to be a part of your Victorian Tea Party Mother's Day. I have never seen such beautiful teacups all displayed so artistically. Thank you for being the host of this tea party.

    Happy Mother's Day

    PS - I love your blue rose background!

  4. Oh my goodness Cielo, this is some party! Thanks so much for hosting this beautiful soiree and thank you for the time and effort you put into this stunning post! I can't wait to go and visit all of these lovely tea-drinkers!

    Best wishes,

  5. What a wonderful party. All the teacups are lovely. Thank you, Cielo!

  6. Your tea cups are all so beautiful! Pretty pictures! Cielo!

  7. Oh Ceilo... You are quite the hostess! You have put so much work into this party, and it looks gorgeous! Thanks so much for creating and hosting! I can't wait to go view everyones lovely posts!

  8. Hola Cielo la fiesta es todo un éxito, son tan hermosas todas las tazas.


  9. Cielo,
    I thought there would be a link to join up - well I tea partied any way.

  10. Cielo,
    This is such a fantastic party! How nice of you to host this occasion. Such beautiful tea cups from all over the world. Such a treat. I have so enjoyed it.:)

  11. What a magnificent parade of the most beautiful tea cups in the world. How I loved seeing all of them. I am so so glad to be a part of your wonderful party. You do have the BEST parties...I still remember your amazing DESSERTS party...a blast !!
    Now, I will spend tomorrow going to all the wonderful teas featured here.
    hugs, bj

  12. I just found your blog. so dissappointed to have missed your tea party. Just divine! I hope you have another soon. I'll be following.

  13. Thank you for bringing all those woman together from over the world!
    Isn't that wonderful!
    Now I go to visit them!
    Have a nice day,
    warm greetings from Fleur from Holland!

  14. I am going to take time off and on all day to see what each participant has posted about their favorite teacup. So many beautiful tea cups and table settings I can't wait! Thank-you so much for hosting this Cielo!

  15. What a beautiful array of teacups you have gathered here. Looks like you had a most successful tea. Wishing you a grand day! Cathy

  16. So many wonderful tea partys going on. Just love the teacups. Thanks for hosting this wonderful event.


  17. Hello Cielo! Thank you so much for hosting this terrific party! So many beautiful tea cups and great photos!!!

    lovely party!

    I love so much this romantic party!

    visit me anytime...

    me alegra mucho estar aqui.


  18. Hi Cielo,
    Such a lovely party you are hosting-THANK YOU!
    I love all the pretty teacups and I am looking forward to having tea with them.


  19. Wow ... what amazing teacups everyone has! Thanks for hosting this. I love seeing them all!

  20. Everything looks wonderful Cielo. What a great party you have had. I made an opps! I thought there would be a Mr Linky and forgot to send a picture but I do have a post.


  22. What a lovely collection of tea cups. All the lovely patterns feed the heart and soul. Thanks for sharing all the beautiful tea cups. Stella

  23. Cielo,
    What a terrific job you did with organizing this tea party!!
    I finally got my post done and I sent you a link since the one here was not working! Thanks for understanding!!


  24. Such a beautiful collection of teacups from around the globe! And so sweet of those without blogs to participate too so we could enjoy their pretty collections too!
    Thanks for the invitation! Lovely idea!
    All the best,

  25. Lots and lots of beautiful things! My post is up and running (it was scheduled for the wrong time! Ut oh!)

    I linked back to your post... is there a link to mine on yours?

    Thanks and have a wonderful tea party day!

    Bella Rosa Antiques

  26. Cielo, thanks for hosting such beautiful party! all came up with beautiful setting and the treats were delicious! Happy Mother's day and hope you have a great week!

  27. Cielo,
    I went and fixed my post tea post to be there today. It was up a few days ago. Now it shows up with your party. Thanks for coming by.

  28. Good morning Cielo, I love this tea party today. Such beautiful tea cups to share. A lovely idea to gather tea loving Bloggers. Smile.

    Thank you for all the work you put into this event. It turned out just perfect.

    Love and hugs, Jeanne

  29. Thank you for hosting this lovely party. I so appreciate being able to attend. I would love to sit with you in your beautiful garden and rest, laugh, and share over a cup of anything!!! Hugs and again, much thanks for helping me participate in even a small way. For your next party I will show you my teacup collection I inherited from my grandmothers... Due to my Mom's illness, I have just been swamped... but there's always time for a sip and a dip into your lucious guests.. It is a treat for the eyes and the soul... So many wonderful participants...

  30. They are all so beautiful. I saw that you had posted on one of my Monday memes. You'll have to scroll down 3 posts from there for my Tea Party post. I have several scheduled posts that go up Monday night. :0)

  31. I need to find out how to do this ... What beautiful teacups, Cielo. So fitting that you'd be the gracious hostess of this wonderful event.

    Hope your Mother's Day weekend was beautiful.

    Have a wonderful week.
    TTFN ~Hugs, Marydon

  32. Cielo ,que fiesta mas bonita y romantica.

  33. Cielo, thank you for hosting this party. My post is there now. I had some things to come up first thing this morning, so I am just now getting it up. Fortunately, I had already done all my photography last week.


  34. Cielo, thank you for hosting, I can't wait to go around and visit everyone, I know it will be inspiring and delightful. Have a wonderful week.

  35. Thank you, thank you for a wonderful post. I could spend hours looking at all the wonderful teacups and beautiful settings. A teacup seems to be a universal thing when you see all the wonderful things from around the world. What a great idea.

  36. Querida Cielo,gracias por la oportunidad que me has dado de conocer nuevas amigas a las que como a tí y a mí nos encanta este mundo...Me he dado un bonito paseo entre preciosas tazas de porcelana,flores, jardines...gracias de nuevo por tan brillante idea.Un abrazo

  37. What a wonderful idea. Such pretty teacups. I have enjoyed each one so much. It feels like spring.
    I hope I can be part of the fun next time you have a teaparty!
    You are welcome to stop by for a cup of tea anytime.
    I will drop by again!

  38. Lovely teacups and a magical experience..... Susan :)

  39. Cielo, that was a brilliant idea you had and I didn't see two teacups the same.
    I had to post this morning and run out for appointments so I'm a little late in visiting with everyone.
    Thanks for hosting, same time next year? :-)

  40. Well my oh my Cielo,

    What a fabulously lovely Victorian Tea Party!!.., You my dear, 'have made all of our hearts sing'!

    I have at long last my dear Cielo, got your logo and information regarding your 'Victorian Tea Party' posted as of last night!..,

    I posted my 30th 'Tuesday Tea For Two' just a wee bit early in order
    to do so!..,

    I hope you recieve my email, I was out of town and ran to the computer late last night in order to meet the deadline for getting your 'ad' posted on time;(,sadly with all that has transpired I could not make it in time to have my teacup picture addded; though it is in my email)..,

    I'm loving the tea party though!.., Wow!~ What beyond fabulous teacup pictures from around the world!..,

    Hope to see you at my 30th, 'Tuesday Tea For Two' celebration!~ Thanks ever so much for your past participation!

    Cheers from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

  41. I just found you on French Village Life's blog what a wonderful post ~ thanks for sharing such lovely china!!!!! Marie x

  42. Hi Cielo! I mailed my photo to you and hope I'm not too late! What a collection of beautiful cups, saucers, and tea parties today! Thank you for hosting such a fun event today! ~tina

  43. Hi,Cielo.Your blog is beautiful and the cups are sweet and delicate.Good idea is Victorian Tea Party.Congratulations for all your picture and very inspiring.Sorry for my english but I´m from Argentina.Adios.
    PD:VISIT ME,adios!!

  44. Hi Cielo,
    What a wonderful tea party and such wonderful international guests. Thank you for bringing us together and all the effort you took to show all the beautiful cups.
    Happy day! Jacoba

  45. How wonderful to see these gorgeous teacups from all over the world. Great idea, Cielo!

  46. Ceilo: Your party was amazing. Thank you so much for letting me be a part of it. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

  47. What a beautiful tea party Ceilo, such adorable settings. Hope you do this again, I would have loved to send photo of a tea cup & saucer that belonged to my GrandMother too.
    Hope your Mother's day was nice.

  48. Wow, so many lovlies!! Thanks so much for hosting this and have a blessed week (with tea of course!)

  49. Cielo, you had quite a turn out for your tea party! Thanks, I had fun!

  50. Dear Cielo
    For me it was a great pleasure to participate in the Victorian Tea Party, was happy and thrilled to remember me, and I am also delighted by the images of other friends who so lovingly chose to make this post so special and beautiful!!
    A big kiss!!

  51. Cielo, I am so impressed with all these beautiful cups! What a wonderful party you are hosting!
    Thank you for doing this and for adding mine when I wasn't feeling well. I have put up a partial post and hope to add the tea party part tomorrow if I am up to it.
    You do have such a beautiful blog.
    I will also be visiting everyone from your blog tomorrow. What fun!

  52. This was absolutely charming!! It promises to be a lovely day of visiting and sharing tea with new-found friends.

    Thank you to our lovely hostess, Cielo, for arranging all these invitations to such wonderfully-arranged events. and I'm off to visit all these beautiful teatime tables and hostesses!

    What a simply marvelous idea, and what a delicious afternoon is in store!


  53. Oh what a fabulous tea party...such a wonderful array, a delicious medley of tea cups!
    I love all of them, the photos are just great! glad I popped in today!

    i'm joining in on the tea cup fun @ Creative Carmelina today as well..come by and have a peek!

    ciao bella

  54. Hi Cielo, Such a beautiful party. I am so sorry I missed participating!!
    I hope you are having a wonderful week and I can join another time.
    I hope to see you this Teacup Tuesday
    thanks for sharing and linking such lovely tea inspiration!!
    All my best, Theresa

  55. I am back again. I did get a post up today after all for the Victorian Tea you are hosting.
    It really is an amazing thing you have done, showcasing all of those lovely cups! I have never seen so many gorgeous cups in one place. It will take me a couple days to see everyone.
    Thank you so much for hosting this party. It really is fun.

  56. What a wonderful tea party this is with so many gorgeous teacups. Thanks for hosting such an amazing event, you made an outstanding presentation.
    Hugs & blessings, Kim

  57. How to pick a favorite? They are all so pretty...and now I am in the mood for a teaparty!

  58. Hi Cielo,

    Thank you for hosting this lovely gathering. It was quite spectacular and I enjoyed visiting and having tea all over the globe. I appreciate your organizational skills and making everything look so nice for tea.

    Thanks so much!




  61. Exquisite! Simply Blissful!

  62. Who knew there were so many beautiful teacups out there?

  63. I just found the e-mail regarding this party. So sorry that I missed it. I do hope to be able to participate in another one of your parties, one day! Thanks for the invite!


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