It all started when one of my Canadian cousins gave me a couple of very old blue willow plates she had bought at a church sale. Right then I decided I would add to those plates. My rule became, if it was blue and white I would get it.... I have English, Dutch, Japanese and American. Most are the traditional blue willow but many are some of the other transfer ware patterns and some are delft from Holland. I just love they way they all go together.
I brought some of my pieces together to set up for a tea party. I think I will have Earl Grey Vanilla today.
I am using my Sadler Teapot.
For the cup and saucer I am using an old set from occupied Japan. It looks to be cobalt blue.
Don't you just love the extra design inside the cup.
And here is the mark....
Here is the mark.... you can see it is very old. I don't often use this plate. I would be VERY unhappy if something happened to it.
Here is the link to the recipe for the cookies: Pineapple and Pecan cookies.
They really are yummy. You will notice I also added pecans on top of the frosting, something the original recipe doesn't call for. I just like them that way.
I have joined with the following Tea Cup Tuesday Tea Parties.
Hope you will visit them too.
Be sure to come back next Tuesday for another Tea Party and join me on Thursdays or Fridays for my project updates.+