Friday, December 6, 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013
|Here is a photo of last year's|
Thanksgiving table at one of my
That salad with pomegranate seeds was
|We had a wonderful time and happily wore the headdresses|
that my grandson, Will, made.
|Picture of Thanksgiving past...|
|And another of one at our home in New York.|
I am in Florida now and I miss these old days and my
turkey transferware plates which I loved using.
|I do have some brown transfer ware here and thought|
I would share the dishes I have.
|First, a cup of tea and a search for the colors to fit the occasion.|
|This plate is a colorful one.|
|Wedgewood and Co, Ltd.|
|Sheraton by Johnson Bros.|
|J & G Meakin|
|Olde English Countryside|
FB & C Johnson Bros.
|I recently acquired some new/old Beatrix Potter figures.|
I chose to show those that have the colors of the season.
Here is Old Mr. Brown by Beswick.
|Mr. McGregor had the right colors too.|
(He is not happy that the rabbits have gotten into his garden.)
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Hello, Lady B here. I experienced a very serendipitous occurrence a few weeks ago. I was walking in my neighborhood on a bright fall day. I saw my neighbor Liz outside of her house so I stopped to chat. She asked me how things were and I replied that I was writing a book about tea and finding it more difficult than I had expected! So Liz replied that she was writing a book too! It will be about illustrated children's books. Then she said she had a blog. So of course I said "I do too!" So we exchanged blog addresses and I hurried home to check out her blog. Please visit her blog when you have a chance. Liz'sBookSnuggery.com Well, a few days passed and I found a box on my front porch. In it was this sweet teacup.
So I guessed where it came from. I put a little gift in the box and put it on her doorstep.
A few days later I saw a bag on my doorstep. You guessed it - another anonymous package. This time containing two tea cups!
This beautiful cup adorned with pansies from the Salisbury company in England.And this sweet rosie teacup from the Elizabethan company in England. I'm not sure who is going to strike next but I do know I have a very nice relationship with a neighbor who I now have quite a lot in common with!
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
|It is grand without feeling like it is too grandiose.|
That is faux painting on the floor since real marble
was quite expensive at the time.
|They host a lovely tea and give tours with passionate|
guides who obviously appreciate the history.
We had The most delicious scones as part of our
tea that I have ever had.
|My birthday was in the summer and here|
are a few of the special TEA birthday
cards I was so pleased to receive.
|Bunting reminds me of England|
but they are sure catching on here too.
|This card is so special from my friend, Barby,|
in Canada. It is made of embroidered cloth.
She sent all of those wonderful tea cards above.
|This is from my darling friend, Faye, and is made of|
twirled paper. The process is called quilling.
So very special, indeed.
|Hoping you all have a|
Remember good times when you were young.
Share what you can now.
|As we greet the month of November,|
may you have happy tea times...
Sunday, October 6, 2013
|It really was everything I could hope for in a tea room. The only problem was that it was closed!! We couldn't wait around as we had reservations for a tour in Sedona But you can bet the next time I visit I will make this my priority.|
|A piece of British heaven in the desert!!|
|There were beautiful rose murals on the outside. I imagine they miss the real thing too.|
|Teacup chandeliers...of course.|
|The cactus were as big as people!|
|Adjoining the tea room was a British-themed store called Jo London|
|I had to give this all up to go to Sedona. But, as you can see, it was worth it.|
|That particular dish was manufactured by Burleigh|
|Another yard sale treasure by Johnson Brothers.|
|A close-up of the fanciful trees.|
|Here's a kettle in the same design. Now I can bring the kettle to the pot!! Love the little bird.|
|I'm sure a willow pattern has been made by many, many pottery companies.|
Two birds flying high
A Chinese vessel, sailing by
A bridge with three men, sometimes four
A willow tree hanging o'er
A Chinese temple, there it stands
Built upon the river sands
An apple tree, with apples on
A crooked fence to end my song