Thursday, April 30, 2009

VTT - Tea Strainer

"Oh, what a beautiful morning, Oh, what a beautiful day, I've got a wonderful feeling, Everything's going my way!"

Just felt like belting out a song this morning! For Vintage Thingies Thursday I have a new old item to share. This is a vintage tea strainer.
Got it at a thrift store for $1.00. I did a little research on them and it seems all the ones I could find, that look similar to this, are European and can be worth up to a few hundred dollars! Trouble is, this one is marked Made In Japan!? It's not cheaply made and is heavy enough. I can't make out the maker's or silver marks on the back - they're too tiny for these old eyes! But it's a beauty and a keeper!

While I'm on the subject of strainers . . . here's a lovely little one I have hanging around. I've never seen one like this before - it's so cute! On the side, up near the rim it says Ekco Gem.
Here's a "vintage" bush in my yard. I think it's called Bridal Veil. My grandma had one in her yard many years ago, and when I moved to my present house, there was this one in the back yard! I was so happy! (This is just a branch, not the whole bush!)
Now, ladies (and gents if there are any) don't forget to backtrack to my Monday post this week for details on the New England Bloggers May Day Giveaway, hosted by "our own" Evil Overlord, Elizabeth! Here's what I'm giving away - a nice vintage set of napkins and little tea cups!
Have a great week!

23 comments:

LV said...

I have an old tea strainer, but not as colorful and neat as yours. VTT is amy favorite day.

ClassyChassy said...

Enter me in your giveaway, please - love your post today!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

love your tea strainers, so elegant.
Molly

Susan said...

I collect tea strainers but they are all new and I use them. They will be a future vintage collection for someone. I love the one you have even if it says made in Japan.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Hi Sue, I love your strainer and the teacups too! so pretty.. Happy VTT and have a nice weekend!

Marie Reed said...

That is such a gorgeous tea strainer! I've never seen anything like it! It fits so nicely on your dainty tea cup too! Happy VTT:)

Melanie said...

Hi there, I love your blog and I hope you dont mind, but I've added your blog to my blogroll on my site.
I am hosting a swap on my site at the moment, please feel free to pop by and take a look and join the swap if you wish.
Take Care
Love Melanie xxx

Coloradolady said...

Oh, you have some great items today. I love your colorful tea strainer, that is just darling. And I think I have a plant just like this in my yard and had no idea what it was called. Does yours bloom for a long time, mine does not, only in the early spring. Have a great VTT.

Elizabeth said...

I agree, that strainer does not look cheaply made at all. I oohed when I first saw it. Thanks for plugging the giveaway again. Hope it's been bringing you more visitors.

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I really like those strainers. That Ecko one is adorable.

"Bridal Veil" -- what a beautiful name for a plant!

Amy said...

That is so cool! I'm envious :-)

Miri said...

Lovely strainer and it looks so pretty sitting on that beautiful cup and saucer.

Kate in NJ said...

I am a bit behind blog wise today, but happy VTT! Maybe I'll get over to see all the other posts this weekend.:-(
Love that Bridal Veil, and the strainers..lovely!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Those strainers are absolutely awesome! And those tea cups divine.
Isn't Bridal Veil pretty? Love it!
Such a nice post!

farmlady said...

The strainer is beautiful. So is the cup and saucer it's resting on. Just a lovely photo

Ruby said...

Strainers are so vintage and you have 2 great ones. I have bridal veil too. I live in my grandmother's house. I'll have to check out your Rednesday! Red is my favorite color. LOL. It goes with the name, Ruby

Bea said...

Now who would take that lovely tea strainer to the thrift store. Sigh!

Love the tea strainer with the flowers on the side. I have a green handled one like that without the flowers.

foxxy said...

what cute strainers. I like that bush in your yard. They look like little bells hanging off the branch. So pretty.

CC said...

Ooooo, I love little tea strainer and that beautiful tea cup and saucer. What a great find.. Please enter me in your give away..I love those teacups.. Happy VTT and have a lovely weekend.

mannequin said...

Oh! Look at your strainer! I've never seen a feminine strainer :) I love it!

The tea cups and napkins are just darling! They look as I would imagine you to give as a gift. Oh they're so cute!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

That tea strainer with the flowers on the sides is one of the most charming things I've ever seen. Your other one is really pretty, but I've never seen one like that one with flowers. Thanks for sharing. laurie

Dawn said...

What a beautiful ornate tea strainer. And the flowered one looks like a child's toy. How fun!

Charity Grace said...

such pretty strainers!!!