Monday, January 19, 2015

Panoply Winter Booth Themes: Tea Time, Love, Luck

We've been at it again in our booth spaces, trying to beat the winter doldrums and refresh our spaces, simultaneously.
Pennsylvania House secretary with original, convex glass panels, matching chair
We understand January is hot tea month, and so we're running with it as a theme in our booth spaces. We've filled our latest large furniture addition (the secretary pictured), and we've rearranged shelves nearby. We've brought out any and all teacups and saucers, as well as teapots and pitchers, to give our customers the opportunity to cozy up with some vintage pieces for their collections. While purple and pink glasswares complement the soft tones of the florals, traces of red and green glassware remain, with thoughts of Valentine's and St. Patrick's Day in the months to come.
Bavarian chocolate service, Noritake demitasse, and pink depression glass among the shelves
Whether it's tea, hot chocolate, espresso or any other warm beverage preferred being sipped from a delicate cup, we're ready. We're blooming throughout our displays, with everything from roses (symbolizing love)...

Antique, framed  rose water color stands behind 3-pc crystal / brass cherub centerpiece set
Limoges and Bavarian pieces showcase roses and courtly figurals
...to forget me nots (signifying remember me, in my memory)....
Nippon porcelain tabletop accessories with forget me nots
...to violets (modesty, faithfulness) and pansies (loving thoughts)....
Vintage, open handled tidbit plate and mustache mug 
Porcelain tea strainers with violets; Occupied Japan cup and saucer, hand-blown glass pitcher and bowl
Cup and saucer, trinket boxes with pansies, forget me nots 
English cream and sugar set with violets
We're thinking token thoughts of warmth, of love, of the hope of spring's delicate awakenings.
We're even encouraging the little ones to join in the tea time fun.
Vintage child's tea set, single service Asian pottery tea set and teapot 
We hope you're enjoying the quiet respite that winter brings, and taking time for yourself, as well as time shared with loved ones. Little tokens such as these pictured from our current booth displays are just a few suggestions of inexpensive ways to take the winter doldrums away between now and the first day of spring.

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