Monday, September 13, 2010

Thrifty Tea Time Tuesday

it's all about the presentation...
and you can create a masterpiece for pennies!
I am enjoying a thrifty tea-time Tuesday today
surrounded by little inexpensive treasures!

a simple raspberry cream cake...
sliced & embellished with fresh berries & mint leaves...
then placed on an exquisite glass plate...

I have a passion for glass...
ok - I have an obsession
- but I am working on it -

well...working on finding more!

These beautiful glass pieces were all discovered

for pennies at the local Goodwill Store.

a glass bowl with etched fruit...
.50 cents

two little glass bowls with feet...
$1.75 total

two glass leaf-shaped plates...
.69 cents

a tiny glass saucer...
it matches my cake plate exactly!
.39 cents

a small glass teacup to accompany the saucer...
.50 cents

a perfect match...

Thank you for stopping by
and having tea with me today!
I am linking to the following Tea Parties:
Tuesday Tea Party
hosted by Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen
Tea Cup Tuesday
hosted by Martha @ Martha's Favorites
Teapot & Tea Things Tuesdays
a shared meme hosted by Wanda @ The Plumed Pen
& Pamela @ A Breath of Fresh Air
Tea Time Tuesday
hosted by Lady Katherine
Tea Time Tuesday
hosted by Sandi @ Rose Chintz Cottage & Inspirations
Tea Cup Tuesday
hosted by Terri @ Artful Affirmations ~*~


  1. Hi Concetta,
    Your glass collection is very pretty! Some of it looks like Early American Prescut crystal. I especially like the pink pieces! Your raspberry cream cake looks delicious and very pretty too, I might add! Thank you for your lovely tea post and I hope you have a wonderful week.


  2. Concetta, Your glassware is really pretty. I especially like the leaf-shaped plates and the saucer. Your raspberry cream cake is displayed beautifully. I think you are the ultimate homemaker and cook! Thanks for your kind comments and visits to my blog.
    Hugs and God's blessings to you, Beth

  3. Great glass ware finds and your cake looks absolutely yummy.

  4. Such a pretty table!! Berries add a festive touch to everything, don't they?

  5. Hello Concetta :) My goodness, you have an amazing collection of glassware! I have just a very few pieces of glassware; some pink depression glass that I keep in my antique side-by-side secretary. That cake looks simply delish!!

    Happy Tea Tuesday!!

    Warmest hugs, Brenda

  6. Oh so very pretty! I like your leaf shaped plates a lot. I've been looking at glass teacups a lot lately, they are so delicate. Like cut snowflakes. Take care.

  7. Concetta,
    I LOVE your glass collection!! I just bought an identical leaf plate to use for the Fall. I think the glass is very elegant and can be used with any color scheme and looks stunning when flickering candle light is reflected off of it!

    Thanks for stopping by A Debbie-Dabble Christmas. If you would like to see photos of my 12 trees, you can go to the July 21, 2010 post on that blog. And I also have a link on my right side bar to a photo album of my home decorated for Christmas last year.

    Thanks for stopping by!!


  8. You are so right about presentation. The cake does look incredible.
    Your glass tea cup and saucer is lovely. Glass is so pretty, and I love how you can see the tea through it.
    Thank you for sharing,

  9. Oh gosh that raspberry cream cake is driving me crazy!!! Yummers!!
    I love all your crystal and glass pieces and you did such a wonderful job of capturing the twinkles!!!
    I've found lots of pretty glassware at Goodwill also!!
    Thanks for sharing your treasures!

  10. Very pretty things, and you are right, presentation is everything. I am not good a knowing good glass from bad, however.

  11. Dearest Concetta,

    Thanks so much for joining in with our tea parties once again this week!.., Those glass ware dishes and that yummiest of recipes are just so fabulous!

    I especially love the fruit and cake recipe; it's so jewel-like and beautiful!

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

  12. It was wonderful that you took the time to stop in for tea last week. That dessert looks like it came from a fancy bakery.
    I love your collection of glass. I find it so versitile. I am still in catch up mode from my trip but tea is being served. Hope you can join the fun!
    Have a blessed week.

  13. The cake is wonderful! Looks great! I love your crystal glass! High Springs,FL has a great town with a lot of glass in several thrift shops! Thanks for joining me for Tea Time!


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