Antiques Shopping and Hint #2

26/05/12 9:12 PM

My husband had to travel this week and weekend, so I took advantage of his absence to do some antique shopping. I ended up coming home with a bunch of new tea cups for the plantation. This brings my total to 15 tea cups and saucers. I just have 25 more to collect! I wanted to share the newest ones.

I can’t wait to have our first afternoon tea party!


who is going to be first to come enjoy four courses and tea?


We know everyone is getting anxious about revealing the plantation. We are too! Soon… we hope!

Here is another hint for you to ponder!

Did you guess the first one?

Hint One:

Captain John Smith sailed up the river that runs by this plantation in 1608 and noted the Indian settlements along the river banks.

Hint Two:

George Washington was a frequent visitor to this plantation.

Bonus Hint!

It’s not Williamsburg or the area around Williamsburg.

Posted by Michelle Darnell | in Year of the Virginia Historic Homes | 20 Comments »

20 Comments on “Antiques Shopping and Hint #2”

  1. Mary Lou Says:

    Is it in Surry?

  2. No not in Surry!

  3. Dianna Says:

    Oh, afternoon tea sounds delightful! I just love teacups and saucers; they’re all so beautiful!

  4. Thank you! I can’t wait to have our first one!

  5. Everest says Says:

    It’s gonna turn out so fine with all these fine china!

    I am so excited about your new B&B and i can totally imagine the nerves too! 🙂

    All the best!

  6. Thank you! We are trying to put together the best of everything!

  7. Gorgeous cup and saucers! I love antique shopping. If I ever win the lotto I’m going to filling my house with antiques!

  8. I know what you mean! I have such a hard time when I do go. I want to buy pretty much everything!

  9. garybuie01 Says:

    Beautiful cups and saucers especially the Scottish-looking thistle design! I guess I’m biased though!

  10. That one caught my eye in a corner kind of tucked away. It was just calling me!

  11. Cheryl Says:

    Those tea cups are beautiful!

  12. Thank you! I am about to post a couple more that I purchased today!

  13. Cheryl Says:

    Awesome. I posted a new scone recipe that I tried out yesterday if you are interested. (Saw the breakfast photos-yum)

  14. Thank you! I checked out your recipe and it looks good! Apricot and Cream are awesome together! Thanks for the great post!

  15. rockitruby Says:

    I’ve never been one for dainty things, but tea at a plantation makes me want to pull on a hoop skirt & lacy gloves lol! I can’t wait for your grand unveiling!

  16. You know, I can’t say what it is, but there is just something about tea. So I understand. We can’t wait to show it off!

  17. Mary Lou Says:

    On the James River between WBurg and Richmond?

  18. Nope – James River is not the river we are talking about with Captain John Smith. He did travel the James River, but he also traveled another looking to push colonies out from Jamestown.

  19. Looks as if you might be on either the James or Rappahannock. Love your cups. Happy to see someone is giving these old cups a home. Dianne

  20. It’s the Rappahannock. Thank you! We will be posting some new finds soon!