Saturday, May 22, 2010

Bavarian Tea Service

Originally posted 2/15/09
This week I'm joining Chari's Sunday Favorites Thrifty Treasures at Southern Hospitality and Lady Katherine's Tea Time Tuesday.   

Last week a friend and I went to Goodwill and she spotted great buys immediately!  She has a great eye and wonderful taste!  This tea service for six was unbelievably priced for only $10.   She passed on the set so I purchased it.  Since it was from Germany and it was porcelain china I knew I couldn't go wrong.

Later I looked up the markings ,  Hutschenreuther, Tirschenreuth 1838 from Gruppe Germany (I had a hard time with spelling) and indeed I did get a bargain!

I love the shape of the teapot and all the gold trim.  The set has no chips or cracks and the color is so pretty and perfect for Valentine's or Christmas teas.  

I still haven't found the pattern name yet..guess I need to send a picture to

I think it is lovely for a Valentine's tea by candlelight.  

Aren't these little birds sweet?

I also found this wonderful silver basket for $5.00 at GW.   I had to do a little cleanup on it but I think it would be great to use as a little bread or muffin basket.  I love the detail on it and it is quite heavy. 

The handle and edging have grape clusters and leaves.  I could see this on a Napa inspired tablescape too!   

  Don't you just love Goodwill?!! 

This week I am linking up for the first time with Second Time Around Tuesday at A Picture's Worth a 1,000 Words..can't wait to see everyone's second hand treasures! 


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  2. What a great deal!! I love the tea set! Very pretty! Looks like you got an amazing deal! I love your table dcorated for V-Day....

    Hope you had a wonderful Valentines Day
    Summer :0)

  3. wow that was a great find at the goodwill! its a beautiful set!

  4. Your tea set is just gorgeous and such a fabulous find. I just love it. I think you could use it everyday of the year. Your silver basket is stunning too. I love the wonderful detail on the edges. Great finds. Hugs, Marty

  5. Hi Sonia,
    This is all so beautiful. I NEVER find things like this @ our Goodwill! Just gorgeous!

  6. What a great find! And I love your tablecape!

  7. OMG Sonia! I would have bought that teaset in minute! it is absolutely lovely! And the silver basket, oh so pretty! Great finds this week!

  8. Don't you love Goodwill? You just never know what you may discover?

    Great finds!

  9. Hi Sonia
    You must have a great Goodwill. That china is awesome. I'm glad you found it.
    Hugs, Rhondi

  10. What a wonderful find! I love shopping Goodwill.

  11. Yes, I love Goodwill, but I think I love YOUR Goodwill more than mine! Wow - amazing, amazing deals. That tea set is stunning!

  12. OMG! this is a gorgeous set!! I could NOT have walked past it...nope, it wouldn't have happened!

  13. That's one of the prettiest tea sets I've ever seen! I think you really found a treasure! I would have grabbed that with every thing I had! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  14. Your teaset and silver basket are lovely! You found a true treasure! Thanks for sharing this.

  15. Now that's one beautiful $10 find...your friend has a great eye!


  16. Good thing your friend passed on that set...because I believe you got quite the bargain! What a lovely set. :)
    The Tattered Tassel

  17. Hi sweet friend...

    Girl, I remember this tea set sooo perfectly! I hate to admit it but I just turn 20 shades of green...with envy...everytime I see it! Hehe! It's one of the prettiest tea sets that I've ever seen and I can just see it sitting on the buffet in my red dining room! Can't you? Just let me know if you need my address! wink! Hehe! No...seriously...I really do love this pretty set and can't believe that you got it for a mere $10! I don't know if it's the pretty red ornate design or the shape of the teapot and tea cups that make my ol' heart go pitter patter! Sooo very pretty, Sonia! I also love your pretty silver basket too! Great treasure finds...and yes, yes, YES...I love GW!!! I'm so glad that you shared your lovely tea set with us for Sunday Favorites this week...this was a real treat for me!!!

    I'm so sorry that I'm late in getting by for a visit but I'm still trying to catch up after being gone all weekend! Thanks so much for joining in with the fun of Sunday Favorites, my sweet friend...such a pleasure to have you!

    Have a marvelous Monday!
    Chari @Happy To Design

  18. Sonia, This was certainly a great bargain for you! It's such a pretty pattern and the tea pot has such an unusual shape. You must have a great GW- ours never prices things appropriately- they think they are a regular retail store. LOL It is very few and far between that I find goodies, much less a bargain. But you sure did!!
    :-) Thanks for sharing.

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  20. The tea service is precious and I love it with the darling cloth and red tray!


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