Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Teacup Tuesday Memories

As I sit here this morning sipping my cup of tea, thinking back to a holiday from my youth (although now seems such along time ago), which I took with my big Brother Tim and my beloved Mother Maureen. 

The teacup that I have taken a photograph off today, is reminiscent of that trip to New York State and Washington DC, and the little collectors spoon from DC was one of my Mum's. I remember the excitement of staying in The Howard Johnsons opposite "Watergate" and being encourage (a child treking around sights in heat, you know what I mean), to visit all the DC attractions. We spent two days visiting everything from The White House to Arlington Cemetery and JFK's Eternal flame.


Who would have thought that my late Mother would have kept this little spoon, for me to find all these years later, now I will have to get all the old photograph albums out as well! This beautiful teacup was made by Coalport, and is covered in the most georgous flowers, the design is called "Ming Rose" and as I have the matching teapot, sugar bowl and milk jug, it is just perfect for a special teatime treat!

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Sunny Days

Well at last the english summer weather has arrived, it is so lovely to sit outside in the garden surrounded by all the beautiful flowers and shrubs, sipping a lovely refreshing cup of tea. The dogs are all finding it a little to warm, so the parasol has been put up to give a little shade, although I think Flynn has found a wandering frog behind a bush so he is pestering the poor thing!
Now off to find the clotted cream, homemade strawberry jam and of course a lovely scone and have a propper Devonshire cream tea.......

Monday, 23 July 2012

Teacup Tuesday

Here is a really beautiful bone china teacup and saucer, called Hammersley made by Spode in England. I think that this is just the most beautiful teacup and I hope you like it to....
Had a really lovely day at The Old Sale Rooms in Wellington, having lots of fun with Angela (The English Romantic), chatting over a lovely cup of tea. We decided to have a craft brainstorming session, and now have lots and lots of wonderful ideas for the weeks to come.....using stamps, flowers etc...

I have also brought out all of my lovely teapots from the cupboard and put them into my booth on the display table. It so great at last to see them all again and I will be posting lots of photographs of them soon.

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Martha's Favorites: RED, WHITE & BLUE TEA CUPS!

Martha's Favorites: RED, WHITE & BLUE TEA CUPS!

Martha really does have some truly beautiful cups, I am so impressed with all the different types she has managed to collect over the years...

Friday, 20 July 2012

At 4 o'clock its always a Jilly's Vintage Tea Party, even if there is only two present, so here we go !
Hi had a lovely evening at Neal's Yard party and managed to get a great cup of tea, in one of my Jilly's Vintage Tea Party cups as well.