Saturday, November 19, 2016

A Teacart for the Dining Room!


I have been wanting an antique Victorian marble top side board for years now and have not found the right one, in looks or in price, so I settled for a teacart to put in its spot until I get one. 



I got it at one of our estate sales at half price, so for $32.50. It is not antique but is a pretty dark wood that I like. And it is not fancy in the least, but I will fix that by what I put on it.
But first let me show you what I had been using in that corner before. Yes, a school desk, and not Victorian AT ALL!



But with a tablecloth and doily, this is what it looked like. Not too much space for displaying a whole lot...



so that's where I thought this teacart would be better. Better for more stuff! 



And more stuff it got! lol So on the top shelf I put the same three things, the cruet set, wax fruit dome and water tipper. And with it being the Autumn season, I brought out my Rogers Bros. 1906 Charter Oak pattern teaspoons and sauce ladle, only pieces I have in this pattern.



A closer look at the acorn and leaf detail.



And on the bottom shelf, to go along with the acorn pattern on the flatware, is a bridesbasket/bowl with paper mache acorns.



And where is the teapot for this tea cart you may be asking? Well, right here! The "Old Paris" teapot and even a Nippon style chocolate pot, no markings. 



And a few sterling spoons in the glass spooner. A recent estate sale find. Spoons $3 each.



So there you have it, my newly dressed teacart. 
Still not enough room though! ha ha



And now, for my Patriotic Thanksgiving centerpiece...

"Let Thanksgiving, our American holiday...awaken in American hearts the love of home and of country, of thankfulness to God and peace between brethren."

Sarah J. Hale
Editor of Godey's Lady's Book



In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the first national Thanksgiving proclamation, setting the last Thursday in November as a national holiday.



Wishing my American friends a blessed Happy Thanksgiving day!

I am joining the the following parties with this post...
AMAZE ME MONDAY with Cindy
TUESDAY CUPPA TEA with Ruth
LET'S TALK VINTAGE with Jillian
SHARE YOUR CUP with Jann
SIMPLE AND SWEET FRIDAYS with Jody
VINTAGE CHARM with Cecilia, Sharon and the gals
FRIENDS SHARING TEA with Bernideen

30 comments:

  1. Hi there Gina,
    What a wonderful find! I never ever see a tea cart around here. You did manage to display all kinds of lovely things on it. I love the vintage silverware! I took a peek at your previous post too and I had to smile because I always set a big ole orange pumpkin in mine too. Thanks for your visit and I wish you and your family a Very Happy Thanksgiving!

    Blessings & hugs from PEI,
    Sandi

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    1. Oops, I meant to say I always set a pumpkin in my bird bath too. ;-)

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  2. Oh Gina, that is truly a wonderful treasure and it looks just perfect! :0) mari

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  3. Dear Gina:
    Now that looks so lovely! All your items make for a wonderful display near the table. I love all your antique pieces and vintage finds.

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  4. Beautiful!!!! Love your vignettes-they are so elegant!

    Blessings,

    Kim

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  5. Wow, Gina, that does look so much better!--I love it! What pretty tea pots!

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  6. A great find, Gina. I like how you decorated it.
    Amalia
    xo

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  7. PS...I loved the previous post about your pretty back yard as well!

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  8. Hi Gina. Enjoyed seeing all your new finds. Especially loved the Thanksgiving postcards and pretty spoons. Hope you enjoy every minute of the holiday. Susan

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  9. The Tea Cart is a wonderful find and works perfectly in your dining room. What a surprise to see what was under the tablecloth of the previous table. You have a special way of decorating your home. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  10. Such pretty gems you have to display on the teacart. Holding out for the perfect buffet is a good idea, the storage room though is indescribable when you find the right one. Grins, have a Happy Thanksgiving. Sandi

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  11. Love your tea cart! I have been scouring thrift stores to find one!
    Your Thanksgiving postcards and centerpiece are perfect for the holiday and such a unique idea. Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving

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  12. Just LOVELY Gina!!
    Have a very wonderful Thanksgiving!
    Warm Blessings, Linnie

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  13. That's a lovely tea cart! All of your pieces are beautiful, and I just love the way you've displayed the vintage/antique Thanksgiving cards! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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  14. I've always had a soft spot for tea carts! I'm also admiring the pretty green teapot. Happy Thanksgiving, Gina!

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  15. Gina, congrats on the recent tea cart purchase. You have filled it with wonderful items. Love the chocolate pot and the glass spooner for small spoons. Great idea. Sylvia D.

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  16. Your tea cart looks great! I just love your collection of postcards too.

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  17. Hi Gina,
    I love your new tea wagon. I have one and they are wonderful for displaying your pretties. All of your collectables look lovely on it too. Happy Thanksgiving Dear Gina! Blessings, Karen

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  18. Gina, I'm so jealous! In the nicest sense of the word, of course. What a find!

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  19. Hi Gina! I love finding treasures like your tea cart. Great job! So pretty and beats that school desk hands down. I just finished a book about English decorating and you've nailed the hallmarks they mentioned like dark wood and silver tea things. Pat @ Bringing French Country Home

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  20. Gina
    Your tea cart is definitely all dressed up and looks charming. I will be glad when you find the victorian buffet you like

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  21. Your tea cart is very lovely. You did find a treasure and look nicer than the other one you were using. It will serve you well until you find your treasured buffet. The charmer is so small don't have room for one so I will enjoy your as you share it. I have a few thanksgiving postcards and you have a nice collection.

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  22. You have so many pretty thing Gina. The tea cart is perfect for showing them off! I always love your postcards too!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  23. Oh your new tea cart is lovely! You were able to get some many beautiful things on it. I always enjoy mine, changing out the tea sets, and display various silver patterns. The acorn one is not one I have seen before, perfect for Thanksgiving. And of course the postcards, the best, cheapest, most beautiful decor item there is!

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  24. Gina, your tea cart is charming! Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm!

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  25. Your tea cart is the perfect touch for your beautiful collections. You have such a wonderful collection of postcards too! Such a lovely display and I can't wait to see what goes on your cart for Christmas.

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  26. Hi Gina, glad you dropped by! yes, we raised our kids in a big old historic Victorian house, built 1880. Loved every minute of it! We are now in a 1940s era home, we have downsized and we are loving this chapter as well! I adore old houses and could never live in anything new. LOL

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  27. Hi Gina! Gave you a feature yesterday for "Let's Talk Vintage!" Thanks so much!

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  28. Dear Gina, I absolutely LOVE your treasures. It is so fun to study your photos. You have such a gift for putting things together. I love the silverware in your spooner...a favorite of mine. Ready for the holidays? Much love...Linda

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  29. You really scored with that tea cart, I want one so bad. I have looked and looked and have never seen one close to the one you have. Great find!
    betsy

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