Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Is it Really SPRING??

 The calendar says today is the first day of Spring.... however we are forecast to get snow so will have to be patient a bit longer.  We have been lucky here this year, up to now most of the big nor'easters have missed us.  But last year at this time we had a HUGE snowstorm which dropped more than two feet of snow in one day.................  hope that was just a one time thing.  we shall just have to wait and see I suppose...........    So on to happier things and some tea!

One of my collecting "weaknesses" has always been cottages......  I love them and have quite a few.  Maybe I will feature them all here someday.  BUT for today's Tea Cup Tuesday post I am just going to feature a Cottage theme.

I made my usual favorite, Earl Gray, and  got some pretty little cupcakes from the bakery.

This teacup and saucer are from Royal Albert.... always a favorite of mine.
I love the details of the cottages on this set.

And here is the mark.  There is no name included.

     The teapot is from Arthur Wood and Son and features a pretty little thatched roof cottage.

 And here is the  little plate I chose to hold the cupcakes.  It is also Royal Albert and is called Minuet.   So delicate looking.

Thanks for joining me  today and I hope you will visit the other Tea Time blogs as well.

I have joined with the following Tea Cup Tuesday Tea Parties.

  Hope you will visit them too.

Bernideen's Tea-time Blog *
Ruth's Antiques  Teacups *

I will be back in a few days
to show you the quilt I finally finished.  And maybe another project or two.


Louca por porcelana said...

Wonderful tea set!Thanks for sharing!Hugs.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Hi Beth! I have a weakness for cottage scenes, too. They take me away to faraway place! Your teacup, teapot and the plate make for such a pretty teatime.

Stephanie said...

My dear Beth, what a delightful post and oh, what beautiful china! How I would love to have a cup of tea with you :)

Happy Spring! Hugs!

Margie said...

Thanks for sharing your charming cottage collection. I only have 1 cottage teacup by Royal Vale in my collection.

Mellowood Gallery said...

A lovely set to make enjoying your tea even nicer. My tea cups are hidden away in a cupboard as I am usually on the go when I am drinking my tea and a mug suits me better. Thanks for sharing Beth.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Beautiful! I have a "thing" for cottages, too. Always have. I'm glad you posted your link, as it led me to your blog for the first time!

Ruth W said...

Ho Beth...I actually didn't know that RA used that pattern decal as well. I have had it on 3 other makers, but hadn't seen the RA one. I just love the cottage designs. So cute! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh what a sweet tea setting - the cup is darling and I love the little teapot. Happy weekend.