It's time to wrap up tales of my trip to Wisconsin, and of course I couldn't end without sharing a few of my "souvenir" finds related to teatime! At a thrift store in Sheboygan, I found this chintz sugar and creamer set. It's Japanese, not English as I generally prefer, but I've gotten interested in chintz again and thought this was a cute set.
Each piece had an *especially* cute price, I thought!
And while we were still in Door County, somewhere between Sister Bay and Egg Harbor I saw the prettiest little antiques shop, Shades of the Past.
With glass and china filling the windows, this cried out for a stop! Friends, you would have loved it here. Almost everything in this packed but tidy little store was silver, china or glass, and I would have to say this is one of the prettiest antique shops I've ever visited. Every item appeared to be lovingly selected and displayed. Prices were fair, and I'll bet almost every one of you would have left with something if you'd been there!
I'd been looking for a single pretty spoon with a mother of pearl handle, something to use when styling photos for this blog and other projects, and this spoon fit the bill. The bowl of the spoon is rather flat, and with a little research I learned it is a jam spoon. Tea lovers definitely need jam spoons, don't we!
The IE&S on the back indicates it was made by Isaac Ellis & Sons in Sheffield, England between 1897 and 1913.
I was passing by a bookstore in downtown Plymouth when I saw a rack of books marked $1. I've long been intrigued by the Duchess of Windsor, especially after seeing "The King's Speech," and I have not had a very favorable view of her. I was willing to invest a dollar in seeing if I could find a reason to like her.
And I haven't read the book yet, but the photos convinced me the Duchess couldn't have been *all* bad! I like knowing that she selected her own china when entertaining.
And here she and the Duke are apparently having tea. Interesting!
Finally, in the Quilter's Quest quilt shop in Sister Bay, I came across a bolt of clearance fabric with some nice teatime scenes. I won't have time to stitch again until later this fall, but I knew I had to add this to my stash of teatime fabrics.
I bought two yards - one for me, one for one of you - and if you'd like to win this fabric, just leave a comment by 7 a.m. EST Monday morning. Thanks so much for coming along on my travels this week!