Do you enjoy a cup of tea at least once a day? I sure do. My blogging friend, Sandi in beautiful Prince Edward Island, is celebrating her 5th year of hosting Tea Time Tuesday at her lovely blog
Rose Chintz Cottage. I'm sure some of my followers have visited Sandi before and have also joined in her weekly meme for tea time. I hope you will visit her this week and perhaps share a tea time to help her celebrate her 5th anniversary.
It's a beautiful sunny and cold day here in New Brunswick....the calm before the storm that will arrive in the wee hours of the morning tomorrow. Most of the northeast US and the Maritime provinces of Canada are under a winter storm and blizzard warning. I hope you will be safe and stay at home where it's cozy.
I set up a tea party on Monday afternoon with a few of my favourite teacups and teapots. I have a lot of teacups and can't share them all today but here are a few favourites.
I even made shortbread cookies that morning for us to enjoy.
Above are some very old Bridal Rose dishes that were my Great Grandmothers and handed on down from my mother. There are also 2 Limoges cups and saucers in the stack. I love the dainty pink flowers on this china. There are just odds and ends and I never use them. Maybe someday I'll have a proper tea with guests and actually use these delicate dishes.
This Royal Albert teacup is very special to me. The pattern is Memory Lane and it was given to me when I was in my teens from my Aunt Isobel. She also gave me the matching cream and sugar set. I'm thinking she wanted me to start collecting this pattern for my trousseau which was a tradition with young women until recent years. That shows my age I guess. :) I also have two of the Bristol style mugs in this pattern. I love forget-me-nots and have them growing in the garden so this teacup reminds me of spring and my late aunt.
I love the blue banding and pretty bouquets of flowers in this Queen Anne teacup.
This is a new tea mug that I received for Christmas. It's from Teavana, the tea store, and it has a saucer, lid and strainer for loose tea. The colours are perfect with this tablecloth. I made a cup of White Chocolate Peppermint Rooibos from Teavana to have with my cookie(s). :) Delicious!
This is my favourite teapot even though I cannot use it. It's very old as you can tell and was also my Great Grandmother's. It's a really large pot with the tea leaf pattern and would hold lots of tea but I'm afraid it might crack so it sits on the shelf in my hutch along with the matching biscuit jar and a tea plate. Isn't it a beauty?
Fresh cookies on an old plate. Please help yourself.
Thank you for visiting and joining me for tea. Please visit Sandi if you'd like to wish her a happy 5th anniversary of Tea Time Tuesday. Thank you so much Sandi for hosting this beautiful meme the past 5 years. I know it's a lot of work and we get a lot of enjoyment visiting you and the other participants.
Thank you for visiting and leaving your sweet comments. Have a safe and cozy day. And enjoy a cup of tea!