Oh the weather outside is frightful... well very very cold anyway though we didn't have the awful blizzard conditions some to the north of us and even to the west of had..... So lets have a pretty little tea party inside!
The set was made in Japan and here is the mark.
This cup and saucer is one from my collection. Handpainted, it was made in Japan. But no mark on the bottom. Must have had a sticker at one time.
And finally the cookies I made. These are special. Actually the cookie part is basic sugar cookie recipe and the frosting is home made cream cheese frosting. But the topping is the difference. When we go to Canada every summer we generally stop in at Ganong's Candy factory and store in St. Stephen, New Brunswick. A few years ago we found some VERY special candies called Chicken Bones. (Not to be confused with the "chicken bones" they sell in the US.) They are Ganong Original Chicken Bones ™, made since 1885. A delicious semi-sweet chocolate center inside a hard spicy cinnamon flavored pink candy shell. Well this past summer I decided to make some cookies and "spice" them up a bit by taking the candy, breaking it up a bit and adding it as a topping on the frosting. It was a HUGE success. My husband loves them so I decided they would be a perfect Valentine's gift for him this year so I made a batch just for him.
And here is a picture of the Chicken Bones as taken from an ad on line....................
Here is the plate I am using to serve the cookies. It is from my personal collection. It was probably bought a number of years ago in Saint John, New Brunswick at Hayward and Warwick, a china and gift shop in the heart of the city. Every time we go to Saint John I try to sneak in a visit there. You never know what goodies you will find!!! Over the years I have found MANY.
It is from Hammersley and below is the mark
Here are the tea parties I will be joining this week. Hope you will visit them too.