Patriotic Colors for Teatime

I love 4th of July week!

It’s the time of year when I take great joy in decking my halls in all things Patriotic Red, White and Blue! Not the least of which is a teatime vignette on the dining room library table with some of my blue and white china – specifically the Liberty Blue series.


I love this set and collect bits and pieces as I serendipitously find them at thrift shops, antique shops or yard sales. I have a number of cups and saucers and dessert plates for about 8-10 patriotic ladies at a simple teatime, three luncheon plates to go with same for a trio of USA flag wavers, but only one dinner plate.


Perhaps I should make a solo meal for me to enjoy with a DVD viewing of “1776” – just love William Daniels as John Adams.



However, today I’m featuring my Paul Revere tea cup in blue and white filled with a rich red Tiger Lily Organic Tea I picked up in a specialty shop at Mystic Village on our recent New England vacation.


Don’t you just love its dreamy name: Dewy Cherry Herbal – a blend of sour cherries, apples, orange peels, rose hips and hibiscus flowers. The fragrance is amazing and, though it makes a fruity hot tea that’s lovely in the afternoon, I like it best iced in the fridge for a cool refreshment throughout the day.

For my purposes in this week’s patriotic post, though, I’m showing it off in a traditional teatime setting – liquid love in the Liberty Blue cup ~


And, displayed in all its fruity glory in a vintage blue flow cup and saucer ~



Can anyone tell me about the mark and where it might hail from originally?


I’ve displayed it on an Antique Pinder, Bourne & Hope blue printed Kulat pattern platter, c1851-62″ – if eBay can be a trusted source for identification. I rescued it from my daughter’s vintage home last year when she bought it with decades of vintage goodies still packed inside! I knew just how I’d use this platter when I found it there.



Also, rescued was this dapper looking George Washington Wheaton Glass bottle and the Fenton cut glass top hat. I couldn’t resist popping it on his head!


This compote dish in light blue was also a find in the house. It’s holding hand blown blue glass grapes and lily whimsy from Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center – the home of the Museum of American Glass and historic T.C. Wheaton Glass company just five minutes from my house.


Little colonial ladies are happy to preside over General Washington’s teatime – the two on the left are fun little Occupied Japan figurines I always keep on the lookout for.



A grand old flag and a glorious teatime with patriotic red, white and blue this week – God Bless America!!


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Sharing Patriotic Colors for Teatime this week with:

Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage Tea Time Tuesday

Kathy at Delightsome Life’s Return to Loveliness

Martha at Martha’s Favorites

Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideens Teatime Blog

Ruth at Antiques and Teacups

A shout out to Haley Richardson from Tuneful Journeys for a great teatime post this week!

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  1. Huzzah for the good ol’ USA. Loved your patriotic theme – as always, you are so colorful and entertaining!

    I really liked George, AND his hat! He’s very dapper.


  2. What a lovely 4th of July post. Love it! And what treasures from your daughter’s house! Definitely blessings! The Antique Romantc Staffordshire platter is wonderful and I LOVE flow blue! Have a wonderful 4th and thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  3. What a well planned and processed posting with so many red, white and blue items. I love the little patriotic couple the best of all. Very nice feature.

  4. ‘Morning Kathy,
    You have been a busy lady but time well spent from the sound of things! Love your Liberty Blue teacup. One of my other tea ladies shared this cup as well. It’s perfect for your upcoming holiday. Your setting is quite charming accompanied by the cute figurines. Your tea sounds delicious. It is difficult to find different teas here in our small province of PEI. Thank you for sharing and joining me for tea this week. Happy 4th of July, my friend!


  5. enjoyed seeing all your patriotic tea things. I have a lot of the set called Liberty Blue which your Paul Revere cup and saucer are a part. I dearly love blue transferware and this one is a good one!

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