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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Bird Of Paradise Tea For One

One of my few souvenirs to remind me of my trip to Hawaii with my 3 younger sisters, this teapot / teacup combo. The colors are true to the tropical foliage painted on them. Teapot on top of teacup, on saucer. Look at the Bird Of Paradise flower and foliage painted on them. They are just as I remember the Bird Of Paradise plants my mother and father had growing in our gardens when we lived in Hawaii. Growing these beautiful flowers in Hawaii is very easy, and the flowers really do look like exotic birds, hence the name. Do you know when you get off the plane in Honolulu and stroll through the airport you first encounter beautiful gardens full of these flowers? "Designed In Hawaii, Hand painted in China" is written on the bottom of the set, and the company name "Island Plantations". This set is called "Bird Of Paradise Tea For One".
The set looks like pottery but is very fine in feel and heft.
Although I cannot grow the beautiful Birds Of Paradise here,I do have orchids that will bloom again and again for me in my sun room. Bird of Paradise, meet my yellow bunny and her orchid! To see more tea cups, and all things tea, warm yourself by sipping a hot cup of your favorite tea and visit these ladies:

33 comments:

Daisy said...

That teapot set is very pretty, Kathy, and how wonderful to have it and remind you of your trip. Gardens full of Bird of Paradise must be a beautiful thing to see.

Snap said...

I love bird of paradise and love this tea for one set. Very pretty! Looks wonderful with your orchid. Happy Tea Day!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

such a pretty set! very springy! thanks for sharing! happy TT

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Kathy,
Your tea-for-one set is very pretty! How unique it is and such a lovely reminder of your former homeland! I would imagine the gardens would be a sight to see; very vibrant just like Hawaii itself! Thank you my friend for sharing your special tea today. It's been lovely to have tea with you.

Blessings,
Sandi

goatpod2 said...

Lovely!

Blessings,

Amy

Pondside said...

That is the best sort of souvenir, Kathy. The bright colours will get you through the rest of our dreary west coast winter.

Lady Jane said...

Pretty pretty pretty... Such joy drinking tea from your colorful cup and pot. I can not grow orchids!!! They bloom til they are spent and then they never come back for me. Makes me sooooo mad because I just love them. Glad you are back and had such a marvelous time with your beautiful sisters.

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Oh that is so nice...It really does look tropical! I love going around on all the blogs today on the Tea Time Link List and looking at all of the different types of 'pretty' things! So much fun to be had..and it's all free!

heheee...

have a great day!

btw..that is one of my favourite scriptures you have posted under your banner.
"lead a quiet life.....work with your hands..." just beautiful!

ciao bella
Creative Carmelina

Johanna said...

Hello Kathy,
this teaset is wondeful, modern and colorful, just a happy one. Thank you for showing that wonderul vignettes.
greetings, Johanna

Southern Comfort said...

Your orchid is beautiful. I have always wanted to try growing one. Maybe I will! I love the teacup souvenir. It is as pretty as Hawaii itself.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

I love this post! I didn't know that you could do that, stacking the cup and pot like that. I dug the tea for one out of the hutch, and sure enough it worked. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy

Sandra said...

Your teapot cup is so cute; I've seen some but they aren't nearly as pretty as yours, Kathy.

Dolores said...

I love the tea for one set, the artwork is beautiful!!!! A wonderful keep sake .....
Hugs,

Kimberly said...

What a wonderful bird of paradise teacup and teapot and a perfect souvenir!

Terri said...

Oh you are lucky girls going to Hawaii!
You brought home a lovely reminder. The bird of paradise flower is so stunning and your tea for one is very pretty and very tropical.
I am sure this will be a great memory piece for you.
Thank you so much for sharing.
Hugs,
Terri

Mildred said...

How nice to have this tea for one set to remind you of the precious time you spent with your sisters.

Wanda Lee said...

Hello there Kathy,

What a lovely, 'Bird' Of Paradise' tea for one set.., A lovely reminder of your trip to Hawaii..,

Thanks so much for joining us once again for our little corner of; 'Tuesday Tea Time In Blogland', for TTTT and also for my 66th, 'Tuesday Tea For two'.., Fun!

P.S.~ (I posted my new photos rather 'laterish' on Silken Purse blog this week if you'd care to pop by for a wee peek and another cuppa)..,

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee
@ http://silkenpurse.blogspot.com

Deanna said...

Having tea with thee was great!
God bless,
d

paperbutterfly said...

What a lovely set with the most wonderful memories attached to it!
Love the colours of the bird of paradise and this handpainted set does it justice. Tea and a book and dreaming of the warm sun...lovely way to spead an afternoon.
Thank you for dropping and sharing.
Have a blessedwek.
Pam

Flower said...

Lovely! You have a wonderful collection going and each one holds a special memory!
Thanks for your kind email. I will keep you posted about future workshops!

Paula said...

What a beautiful set, Kathy! And a wonderful reminder of your trip every time you look at it!

Marianne C. said...

Kathy, how nice to read your comment! Yes, I like toile. My first introduction to it was in my grandmother's living room. Along the walls were intermittent framed sections which had toile wallpaper. I sometimes got "lost" within their stories of country life.

It's so nice to share Loreena McKennitt with someone else. Yes, I would love that cup of tea while listening to her.

Your teacup is wonderful and truly exemplifies the nature of Hawaii. I'm glad you had such a remarkable time with your lovely sisters. Thank you for sharing your trip and photos, and welcome back.

May many blessings overtake you today,

Marianne

Diann said...

What a wonderful tea set! It is so bright and cheery. Thannks for brining a little Spring-like prettiness!

The Tablescaper said...

What a beautiful memory of your trip! Such a lovely set. Thanks for your visit and kind words.

- The Tablescaper

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

This is such a pretty tea for one set!! I just love the colors of it!!

Thanks so much for your visit!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Lynn said...

What a lovely tea cup. So perfect to remind you of Hawaii. Don't you love teacups for one? It just hits the spot for me when I want to make a single cup of tea a bit more charming. Enjoyed meeting you today as I am brand new to tea parties.

parTea lady said...

That is a lovely tea for one set. The Bird of Paradise flowers make me think of my Dad. They were his favorite.

Princesa Nadie said...

Sharing a tea cup with you has been a pleasure

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Kathy: What a lovely teapot and tea cup. It just looks like it need to be in a garden tea. Have a wonderful week. Thank you for always adding such beauty to our Tea Cup party. Blessings, Martha

Lynn said...

Such an unusual and pretty tea set. I've never seen anything like it. And the perfect size! Thanks for sharing your story and your lovely tea things.
~Lynn at Cottage and Creek

Katherine ( Katie) Corrigan said...

Oh how pretty, well done. A perfect place to curl up and enjoy a spot of tea. Hugs!

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Kathy,
Your teapot set is beautiful. I just love the colors. How wonderful to have something to remind you of flowers, and your trip. I can just imagine how relaxing to sip tea from those lovely cups.

Lady Katherine said...

Wow, you use to live in Hawaii! I love this tea set! So pretty! I do love bird of paradise too! Oh, but orchids I love, and have not grown any in twenty years! Love the bunny!