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August 5, 2011

Inspiration: Tea for Twenty

While visiting my hometown, I spent some time with my Mummu (my grandma). My Mom, Hubby & I went over one super humid afternoon for a game of scrabble (we were in search of more air conditioned pastures) and my Mummu had set out some tea cups for us. Specifically, a few cups from the colourful set I recently contributed to with a yard sale find. Remember I mentioned she has one in every colour? (The black one is missing - there is currently an investigation and my grandpa is the lead suspect). I love this Royal Albert set so much, I snapped a billion photos of it and it has inspired a new collection: mismatched/matching mixing bowls!

Why is the caption "Tea for Twenty"? Although I have photographed a tea cup in every colour, my Mummu has duplicates of many of the colours and can serve coffee and tea to a houseful of 100 people, using this set (plus another set).






So here is how I was inspired: my Mummu found me this turquoise mixing bowl, yard saling - of course, but I only have the one.   My mom recently bought a lovely gooseberry printed pink and white set (see next photos) that I am envious of.  I LOVE nested bowls but think that collecting them in this pattern might be a nightmare.  Inspired by my Mummu's mismatched/matched tea cups, I plan to find the same style of bowl, but in different colours, for a unique set.

My lonely bowl . . .

My mom's lovely "new" set of Pyrex bowls.


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11 comments

  1. Tea cups are so beautiful. you have done agreat job with the house:) following you.

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  2. gorgeous teacups!!!!

    I LOVE PYREX in all its colours...I will drool a little bit every time you announce an addition to your collection!

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  3. hey lady, I have the whole turquoise pyrex bowl set and I got them all on ebay/thrifting. Look for "pilgrim" or "amish" http://www.ebay.ca/sch/sis.html?_nkw=PYREX+Vintage+BOWL+Teal+Aqua+ROOSTER+CORN+PILGRIM+FARM

    Good luck!
    tina

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  4. hey lady, I have the whole turquoise pyrex bowl set and I got them all on ebay/thrifting. Look for "pilgrim" or "amish" http://www.ebay.ca/sch/sis.html?_nkw=PYREX+Vintage+BOWL+Teal+Aqua+ROOSTER+CORN+PILGRIM+FARM

    Good luck!
    tina

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  5. lovely!! Have fun in Hungary. =)

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  6. Oh how I yearn for my own pyrex bowls....sigh.

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  7. oh i love this post.
    love the color.
    I just had to leave my moms set of pyrex bowls I told her to save them for me until I can get them to my house safe and sound.
    Amy

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  8. AMAZING :)...love the set...it must be a pleasure to see it in person

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  9. Those bowls bring back memories! Great finds as usual!

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  10. How beautiful! There is nothing more posh than drinking tea out of a proper teacup!

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