BLACK & WHITE Sunday: Pass the Sugar Honey

Well I am here to inform you good things DO come from going to the dentist

You never know when or where serendipity may step in and brighten your day. For me it was the last 2 visits to the dentist. Both times he was running late, which gave me the opportunity to wander through the local ‘Vinnies’ next door. Like leading a child to the candy jar! [possibly why I need the dentist!]

So although I cannot call it ‘junking’ like some of you gals, I did find some lovely and affordable treasures, and even made some new friends in the store.

So in honour of Black & White Sunday’s tradition of simplicity, here are some B&W photos of my bounty. Reminding us all of The Simple Art of Taking Tea! And all the more sweeter when shared with a friend.


Vintage Tea Time


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Thank you for joining me on this Black & White Sunday

Hosted by Anne Marie of Na-Da Farm Life

pop over to Anne Marie’s beautiful blog [here] and see who else is participating


and Thank You once again

for visiting my humble blog and all your lovely comments

They are always appreciated


ciao JULIE

My Photo

Just an additional note. I seem to be having many blonde moments lately and find my comments aren't turning up on your blogs. I suspect I am not waiting for the 'word thingy' to pop up so I'm not ignoring you, just being Blonde! [which I am]

NB The 3 small images are photos I took of my adored charms, purchased from Cathy Penton's Blog Shoppe [here]. I hope to do a full post on her treasures in the near future, but meanwhile pop over and have a look for yourself.


Julie B. [Holland] said...

Well, serendipity is a 'sweet' word. They are really pretty and will make your tea taste even sweeter. Enjoy... Julie in Holland....

Lee said...

Stunning photos! Your new tea set looks gorgeous. I can't believe your found it at Vinnies. Serendipity indeed. Lee :)

Made in Persbo...Carina said...

Wow your pictures takes my breath away! Sooo beautiful! And what a lovely tea-can you´ve found!

Hugs to you from Carina in Sweden

Anonymous said...

Hi Julie,

I see I've got some catching up to do! I've been away from the net for a while and decided to read your posts by starting with the most recent one.
And I see you have spend your unplanned free time well: that is a lovely teaset indeed!

Have a good beginning of the new week,


Millie said...

Oh gosh Julie you had me going at the beginning of this post. I thought you were going to tell us that the Dentist had hit on you for a date! But no, much better than that, you found these beautiful pieces @ Vinnies. Your photography is glorious, great job as usual.
Millie ^_^

Julie@beingRUBY said...

OH Millie.. You're killing me!! hahaha Maybe I should change the title. The visuals I am getting are astounding. Dentist with drill in hand whispering sweet nothings!! hehehe YOU always brighten my day. I think you are channelling a bit of Jackie in that comment!! Ciao

Anne Marie said...

I believe your photography skills are getting better by each post dear lady! those are fantastic! I like the ever so slight shadow they have.....

thanks again for B&W Sunday, and love your treasures you found......
have a great week!

Julie at Belle Vivir said...

Love these images. Thank you for sharing them.

Also thank you for your comments.

Tamerie Shriver Halliday said...

Great photos. I think my favorite is the first one. Its simplicity allows the beauty of the teapot to shine through. Lovely!

P.S. Hopefully you are finished with the dentist for a while. Definitely NOT my favorite place to go.

Fabulously French said...

Julie, love the tea set - I am sure that the tea tastes much nicer out of it. It takes me back to the days when I lived in India and every afternoon tea was served by a man with white gloves in a beautiful siver tea pot. I have to admit that it has never tasted the same since!

Leeann x


How beautiful! I love tea time and try to make time for it every day. I don't always succeed but more often than not I do. Have a lovely Sunday!

erin's art and gardens said...

loverly photos! and thank you for visiting me...and noticing the "heart" shape in one of my photos...isn't it amazing what gifts are out there if we just take the time to notice...happy sunday to you. erin

Alicia said...

Seerendipity... a fav word of mine!!! Jealous me Julie, those are some mighty lovely treasures from your "antiquing" moments courtesy of someone else's molar issues :).
I love your eye when it comes to well, everything you take. You reek of artistry dear friend. Why must you be so damn far away..perhaps I'll hit the Powerball numbers.
Blonde moments... thanks for the extra giggle. Happy Monday to you.

Carole said...

Your so funny I was wondering where you were going with this. Your images are stunning and I love the reflection you got off the silver. I was trying to see if I could see you in!!! I've been drooling over Cathy Penton's blog for awhile and recognized it before you mentioned it.
About the commenting problem happens to me too.Urrrr!!!
Lovely post,

The Sobbing Settee ... said...

I have a thing for old teapots (although my dentist isn't that bad to look at either ...). This one is quite elegant and the silvery colour really stands out in these lovely b&w pictures. Just beautiful to look at.

Simply Mel {Reverie} said...

Love these gorgeous tea pots!

simon said...

great shots! Photography is super fun!

cate said...

Adore the tea set & the photos are beautiful, you are very talented with a camera :) Cate

Unknown said...

oooo how very lovely!!

:) T

Kellie Collis said...

oh i hate those things that you type the letters in .... I always forget them too! x

nevin said...

GREAT shots! Gorgeous tea pots! Thanks for sharing.. Brilliant!

Maya said...

Such lovely still life's. Tea is a winter pleasure for me entirely..., on a cold afternoon or evening. And that 'word thingy' I have noticed that too..., and not waited either.

Courtney said...

Such lovely photos. They make me want to put the kettle on right now!

Slices of Beauty... said...

Love tea and lovely tea sets!

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Hello Dear Julie & happy Monday!
I must admit, I have a huge crush on tea pots. I would love to collect them if I could stay in one spot for more than a few years. I adore your precious finds. Lucky girl! Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving your gracious comments. I so appreciate it. It seems harder & harder to keep up these days. My son leaves for college tomorrow, so it's been a sad day. I love our new profile picture. You were the most adorable child :D Have a happy week. Xxx deb

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hi Julie!
I love your tea set and your black and white photography is fab! I think I will try to participate next week....I just can't seem to get it all together on a regular basis....Have a great evening!

Unknown said...

I love the photos! You just do a fantastic job of capturing your subject in the exact light. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for visiting me too.


sarah said...

ooh love the tea sets, so good in b/w

now be very careful, you are combining dentist visits with Vinnies, the start of the addiction I would say, ;-)