Welcome to the 41st Tea Time Tuesday 
Today I am taking you on a tour of my parlor during a Victorian Tea.
My parlor now has a library, built by my husband with the mantel in between.
he still has little trim and a shelf on top of the mantel to finish.
Ready for a long tour?
My parlor in my 100 year old Bungalow
This is my mantel before the makeover. Instead of stripping the paint, I painted the mantel a nutmeg brown flat paint and then stained the mantel. I did the same procedure for the walls too.
The silver candelabra I bought for $1.00 at the annual garage sale.
I used a lace tablecloth , for also from the annual garage sale for $1.00, 
to cover my coffee table. The little hand bags I bought from gift shops while travel/working.
 Low Tea, is when using a coffee table usually for three or less.
My curved sofa has a throw on it, I found beside the road, near 25 years ago.
Silver tray my daughter Suzette, bought me from a thrift shop.
Would you like a raspberry donut, or a red velvet cup cupcake?
Assortment of cookies on a silver tray from a garage sale years ago.
Place Setting: Royal Swirl China, 
 12×12 Tea napkin: I made 
The cupids are napkin rings, I made long ago
Silver plate flatware: garage sale
Drinking my favorite Vanilla Creme Tea
Mantel with sheep, clocks I just love, and cupids( I made)  on candle sticks
The two cupid plates are from the 1800’s era
Tea Service I bought on Ebay, and the tray for $4:00 from a garage sale
Left side of mantel
White dishes on the top shelf have not made it back to the dining room as of yet.
The old chairs were found in the attic,  were the first owners that built our home 
On the right side of the Mantel, this use to be my favorite corner to drink Tea and read a book
In days gone by, as the ladies would drink tea, they would spin on their spinning wheel.
Come join me for Tea! Yes, I forgot to put the scones in the oven. lol So doughnuts it is!
I crocheted the cloth on the left years ago.
My old piano, with my prints I just love all from garage sales,
 except the one in middle above the piano, I found in our attic.
This is my hospital bed I make into a daybed, once we remove it,
 I shall lots more room in my parlor. 
Now you see why I painted the wood head board white, the mantle use to be white too. 
Now this is my favorite corner with my spinning wheel
View of my Monet above the sofa
Have you noticed in this room still have wood on the wall, floor, 
and ceiling as once was the whole house. I got to keep two rooms wooden. 
My husband has been insulating,
 and adding sheet rock to the other rooms.
I keep seeing my candles are crooked.
This is my fire screen which, I adore!
A gift from my friend, Helen years ago, she has one just like it.
Wish I would have taken a close up of the silverware! It is so pretty!
Old lamps on each side of the bed, found in our attic
the statues of the boy and girl my husband’s Mother made 40 years ago.
This Tea Table was given to me by Preacher on his last visit here.  He was moving into a smaller place and knew I would be the one that would love it. He and his wife bought it used, when they were first married. He said it once had a tray on the top. He also brought me veneer to redo the top, oh but I love it with all its chips and the gold leafing on it is so pretty. I may red do it and recover all the furniture one of these days.
Tea and Spinning is so relaxing way to spend the afternoon!
A little cupid bell, to ring for my Butler, I mean my husband to bring a fresh pot of Tea!
This is my Elizabeth Spinning wheel, I have several antique ones in other rooms.
The drapes lead to my family room with the dining room, straight across the dog trot.
View to the door leading to the hallway
Yes, we are at the end of the tour, I hope you liked my Tea and my charming old parlor, which is furnished with items from garage sales, the attic, thrift stores, and a gifts from friends and family.
Delightsome Life is having a Victoria Party starting today
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Lady Katherine
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25 thoughts on “TEA and TOUR OF MY PARLOR MAKEOVER

  1. Katherine,
    I love what you did to your mantel. It all looks like wood paneling, very pretty. Love that silver candelabra too. What a great find. It all looks lovely as always. Thanks for hosting.

  2. Hello Lady Katherine,
    Love your Victorian tea and parlor!! Your mantle is beautiful and the candelabra for a dollar, wow, that is a great deal!!!!
    Thanks for being our hostess, and sharing your lovely tea with me 🙂

  3. Lady Katherine, You always set such a lovely tea! You are a very creative lady, too, and I always enjoy seeing and hearing about your projects. Wishing you a Merry Christmas.
    Blessings, Beth

  4. Oh my what a lovely room! Looks so inviting and you can take your choice to spin or read a book. I like the redo of the mantel and wall. Have a blessed week.

  5. How very charming and inviting!! Such a lovely home, and your love for it shines in every corner—I can see all the time and care you’ve put into it.

    I could be SO at home there, with all your lovely old things, handed down by family or friends, or loved long ago by people you’ll never meet—they’re YOURS now, and make a wonderful scene in every corner.

    Almost everything in our house was once owned by someone else, nearly ninety percent of ours coming from Goodwill, Salvation Army, etc. on little shopping trips on weekends.

    Thank you SO much for inviting me in once again, and I think this time, I’d like to try that luscious-sounding Vanilla Cream Tea. One lump, please.


  6. Hi Katherine! How can you have the energy to paint? It looks good. What a deal on the candelabra, so pretty. I also love the silver tray. Your pastries look so yummy. The silver tea set is gorgeous even from afar….Christine

  7. A mantle between 2 shelves full of books and treasures is something i have always wanted. Your husband has done you proud and you both seem to dearly love your old home and each other.

    I whole-heartedly agree that spinning wool and sipping tea are most relaxing.You have a spinning wheel collection? I want to see more, more!

    Thank-you for hosting this tea time Tuesday, I very much enjoy it.

  8. Thank you for sharing your lovely parlor with us – what magnificent spot for you tea and spinning! I will have the red velvet with my cup of tea. Have a blessed day dear friend.
    <>< Concetta

  9. Dear Lady Katherine,

    What a beautiful parlor filled with your most precious things. A room full of love, memories and healing.

    You guys have been working so hard on your home … how long have you been living there?

    God bless you,


  10. Morning, Lady K! Oh, I could just spend hours here looking at all of the beautiful things you have! I don’t know where to start. Well, I guess it would be your mantle and walls – wow, you made them look wonderful. You have so many pretty treasures and the tea setting is gorgeous. Hope you’re having a good week.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  11. What a beautiful room your parlor is! I love what you did with the mantel. You have so many pretty pieces to look at. How lucky you were to find the chairs in the attic! It’s amazing how you put together such a beautiful room for so little.

    Your tea looks yummy, I would love a cookie!! 🙂


  12. Everything looks yummy! I see a great bunch of white pots in your parlor along with all the other beautiful things too.

  13. Hi Lady Katherine… oh my goodness, this is really CUTE!!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE older homes…oh and did I say “Love” 🙂 🙂 I think the dishes in the parlor is a nice touch..plus, finding out about some of the lovely pieces being found in the attic of your home, left from the original owners…that’s romantic. I wonder what kinds of stories they tell and if the owners ever missed those items. Well, you are definitely loving/taking care of every thing in your home. Yuor te set is gorgeous..and donuts, yes, I think that’s fine, too 🙂 🙂 Thanks for sharing all this with us. Oh, the mantlepiece with the bookcases on either side. My dad would LOVE that. He has so many books and I could imagine him filling those shelves with his favorites. It looks great!!! Love and hugs from Orego, Heather 🙂 🙂 🙂

    p.s. Do you ac tually spin wool, too? I knit…but I’ve never learned to spin wool!

  14. What a beautiful tea feast you have prepared! So lovely in your room! I can hardly believe what you paid for your gorgeous candlabra!

  15. You did a fine job of the mantle and walls. Love the sofa. I would have had a great time going through the attic and finding all of the neat treasures you did.
    I do like the candelabra, love silver.

  16. i want to put on my nanny’s wedding gown…and arrive in a carriage at your door. we will chat the day away..:) oh my…your space is so romantic, and is a step back in time when life’s treasures were kept well at hand…and held dear.

    i am happy you felt well enough to have us all for tea 🙂

  17. Oh girl I love it all…the spining whell is to die 4 and that tabel in front of your mantle I have it’s big sister in my bedroom…I loved seeing your beautiful parlor you did an outstanding job with it all…How are you feeling my dear friend…I pray you for all the time girl…Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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