Monday, January 18, 2010

Tea Time Tuesday

Happy (almost) Tuesday!

Today I am going to share a gift I received this past month from my daughter who is living in Germany while her husband serves in the United States Air Force there.



This tea/coffee service is Kolibri 48 by Arzberg. This pattern was manufactured in Bavaria Germany, circa 1945.

Now, I don't know if you know what was happening in 1945, but some very important events transpired. A major happening was that Germany surrendered at Eisenhower's Headquarters in Reims, France, May 7, 1945.



Polish prisoners in Dachau toast their liberation from the camp.

Date: Apr 29, 1945 - May 1945
Locale: Dachau, [Bavaria] Germany
Credit: USHMM, courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration, College Park
Copyright: Public Domain


Kolibri means hummingbird in German.

I love this set, it is so pretty and has a little history to boot. HOW COOL IS THAT?! Thank you Kammi.

She also sent me a little easy listening music (I very much enjoy musicals).


Perfect gifts.

Anybody up for a little tea?

Happy (almost) Tuesday!

7 comments:

Sandy said...

What a lovely tea/coffee set and very thoughtful! Excellent choice of music too.

Teacup Lane (Sandy)

BECKY said...

What a unique and lovely tea set!! I have quite a collection of coffee mugs, but only one teacup and saucer!! Thanks for sharing!
Have a blessed week!
HUGS,
Becky

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh Valerie I love your tea set. I posted my Tea Time Tuesday today too :-)

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Shabby Kim said...

Lovely tea set Valerie. Hope all is well with you and that you are having a good week so far.

Vicki said...

Hi, Valerie,
I would love to join you for a cup of tea from that pretty set! I enjoyed hearing the history behind it, too. I love musicals, too! Can never get enough of those wonderful songs. Have a beautiful rest of the week, dear friend, and thank you for stopping by for a visit! Vicki

Patti Cakes said...

What a pretty set. The dots match your blog background too. Lovely! Hugs

Candace said...

Very pretty and special tea set, so delicate and clean.