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Monday, March 4, 2013

Tuesday tea time







I enjoy participating in the tea parties on Tuesdays here in blog land.  It's been a few weeks since I have done so and I also wanted to share the lovely gift I received in February after winning a giveaway from the lady of the house at Pondside.



The lovely "Mrs. Pondside" sent me a sweet book, "Sarah's Tea Time", which is full of delicious recipes to make tea time a big hit with your guests.  She also included some Murchie's Diamond Jubilee tea, some pretty napkins and a sweet Valentine treat of a dark chocolate heart.  Thank you so much!  


We woke up this morning to a winter wonderland.


The landscape is covered with a coating of fresh white snow.
Beautiful!
Winter isn't finished here in the Maritimes just yet, but, it is spring inside my home.



I tied in the aqua and orange colours in the napkins with my Foley china cups and the coral carnations in the white jug.

The Foley china cups were my aunt's.  They were produced by 
E. Brain and Company, Foley China Works, Fenton, England (1885) between 1930-36.  I found a couple for sale on E Bay for about $29.00 US each.  

Here are the markings on the teacup.
The number is V2703.



They are among my favourite teacups as I love the low bowl and the colours of the flowers.  The inside of the rims, the edge of the saucers and the base of the cups are hand painted with blue scalloping and the handles have blue marks.   The edge of the saucers and cups are also scalloped.





Would you like a cup of tea and a cookie?  

I would  like to thank our lovely hostesses this week for taking the time to set up these blog tea parties.  


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I hope you will visit around at these parties and see what other bloggers have on for tea this week.

Thank you for visiting and leaving your kind comments.

Blessings,


Pamela

45 comments:

  1. Your dishes are lovely. I like the edging on the beautiful white cookie plate too. This is a lovely tea and I enjoyed my visit!

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  2. Such lovely and unusual teacups. Love your cookie plate too.

    Jocelyn @
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

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  3. Love scalloped edges on dishes. So pretty!
    Farmhouse hugs,
    Cindy

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  4. Hello there dear Pamela,

    What a charming, invitingly Springlike teatime. The whole vignette is so appealing with back drop of the book shelves, as you also artistically tied in the aqua and orange colors in the napkins with your Foley china cups and the coral carnations in the white jug. So pretty. And cookies... Yum. Such delightfully generous, thoughtful gifts of your new "Sarah's Tea Time" book, some Murchie's Diamond Jubilee tea, pretty napkins and a sweet treat of a dark chocolate heart sent to you from "Mrs. Pondside".

    And wow! What a winter wonderland that you woke up to this morning. I'm sure Spring will be most welcome to you, yet it surely is breathtaking. Lovely.

    Cheers, blessings and hugs from Wanda Lee

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  5. Beautiful spring tea, Pamela! Lovely gifts from Mrs. Pondside that you've put to good use! I like your Foley china and the wonderful edging. Happy Tea Day!

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  6. The cups and saucers are very pretty, and very springlike. I like the delicate edging on the cookie plate too. The snow has all gone here, and we are having some nice sunny days, but it is still cold.

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  7. Your Foley English teacup set is gorgeous and your tea vignette, as well! Wish I was having tea with you and those cookies, dear Pamela! Thanks for your wonderful visit and have a sweet week.
    FABBY

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  8. What a wonderful gift! I haven't seen the book...I LOVE books about tea! The teacups are fab! Love the shape! The napkins are especially pretty too. I picked up Diamond Jubilee tea at Murchie's last year here in Victoria. It is a bit early for spring to have really sprung there...here as well. My tulips now have about 2 inches of leaves sticking up. A way to go! Have a great week and thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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  9. Gorgeous tea cups, delicious looking cookies and wonderful idea of sitting and reading.

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  10. Pamela, what gorgeous teacups. It makes it so special that they were your aunt's. Everything is pretty and bright. I want one of those cookies! They look soft and yummy!
    Karen

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  11. I would love some tea and cookies ... it's time for a break for my sorting out. Those are lovely teacups Pamela, and congrats on winning that give away.

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  12. I've never seen cups and saucers like this...so colorful and pretty! I'm trying to see the books in the first photo. Do I see a Nancy Drew book? Enjoy your day...stay warm!

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  13. Thank you for sharing your treausres! I remember when you won back along and I was very happy 'twas you. Your cups and saucers are wonderful and look very current...almost as if Anthropologie had designed them...and so like spring. Right. We had more snow overnight and it's been snowing all day. What day hasn't it snowed around here lately? Ai yi yi...

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  14. Some days I can spell treasures! ☺

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  15. What a lovely tea set. Those cookies look delicious. :)

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  16. I've never seen a set of cups and saucers like these with their pretty scalloped edge. The print is so cheerful and springy.
    ~Clara

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  17. Spring indoors means spring in your heart and that's where it can begin. Lovely dishes, Pamela, and how fun to show us Pondside's giveaway. I'd love to join you for a cup of tea and a cookie.

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  18. Hi Pamela,
    congratulation to this sweet win. The napkins look fabulous and tea and chocolate sound delicious. You combined all wonderful with those springy tea cups. Thank you for sharing this nice tea time and for your visit and the sweet comment.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  19. Congrats on winning H's giveaway, some nice things for sure. The teacups look very spring like and appear to hold a lot of tea, perfect along with one of your cookies.

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  20. Yey, get win on a wonderful giveaway.....such pretty teacups.....Francine.

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  21. What a lovely win you have had! I love the low bowl teacups. Thanks for the tea and biscuits. Chel x

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  22. Tea time at your house is a real treat for sure. Your winter wonderland is indeed very pretty but I also enjoyed seeing your indoors too.

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  23. More snow Pamela = wow!!!

    Lovely delph, so pretty.

    Congrats on the win.

    Have a happy week

    x

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  24. Hello Pamela,
    Your tea time is bursting with springtime goodness! Pretty cups n saucers and the cookie plate is very dainty looking. I haven't been able to do a thing as I've been laid up for weeks. Hopefully I will soon be able to get my springtime vision into my home too. It does my heart good to visit you and see your pretty tea time. Thank you for joining me and have a lovely week, my friend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  25. Congratulations on winning the wonderful giveaway. I love your Foley dishes and your pretty display. I wold love to share some tea and cookies with you!!

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  26. I would love a cookie, and tea from one of those beautiful cups would taste so wonderful! It's blizzardy here today!

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  27. How inviting your cookies and tea cups look!...:)JP

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  28. Very elegant, very colourful! Love the teacup and the pretty tea setting, bring the warmth of spring in and leave the winter outside!

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  29. I´d like to have tea in such pretty cups!
    Wonderful!
    Greetings from Argentina
    Elisa

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  30. Oh my goodness, Pamela. Those are the prettiest Spring-time tea-cups I have ever seen. Simply gorgeous. They must be spectacular to see in your hand. Pretty post and now I want a short-bread. :)

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  31. Everything . . . so lovely . . . all about beautiful charming presentation. I would love to sit with you for tea . . .

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  32. Those look like butter cookies??

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  33. I love those tea cups...how charming...are those shortbread cookies????
    Looks very inviting...

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  34. Those are beautiful tea cups, Pamela! Love them.

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  35. Hi Pamela! What a lovely tea setting and your snow is still so pretty. I love those tea cups and they have a retro kinda look to me. Love that. Thanks so much for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  36. Hi Pamela,
    Well you have two gorgeous worlds going on, inside it's so cheery and colorful and outside a wonderland!! both are stunning!!
    Hugs,
    Bella

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  37. What a beautiful tea setting! Lovely pictures! I am your new follower!

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  38. Love these pictures and your tea cups. How sweet is the slight scallop around the rim! Nice display. More snow? Have you seen any green grass this winter or has it always been covered with snow?

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  39. It looks like a true tea party at your home, Pamela. The china, treats, and flowers all make it so very special.

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  40. Yes, thank you I would love a cup of tea, and a cookie...so pretty.

    The baked donuts are super easy to make...give them a try, the recipe is on the blog post.

    Jen

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  41. Pamela,
    You provided us with a lovely afternoon of tea, cookies and conversation! Thank you-I so enjoyed this beautiful post!
    Jemma

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  42. Such a pretty and happy post. I just love all the color in the photographs.

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  43. So pretty over there...your tea party! How nice of Mrs. Pondside to send you some tea-time treats from the west coast. Enjoy!

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  44. Hello fellow Canadian blogger, (although you're completely on the other side from me), I love these blog hops because I get to find and connect with other Canadian bloggers. Your cups really do look wonderfully spring-like. I'm hoping for an early spring here in BC too.

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  45. The teacups are very cheerful and reminiscent of spring. I can see why your weather would encourage you to have a spring time tea.

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