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Monday, July 30, 2012

a tea break with Wakefield china

It's time for a cuppa tea and a sweet.

I really like this china.

I like the coloured flowers on this china.

It was my mother-in-law's everyday china.  Most of it
has survived ~ like 11 cups and saucers but only 8
bread plates.  There are breakfast and dinner plates,
cereal bowls, dessert bowls, serving bowls and 2 platters too.
Oh, and a gravy boat and sugar bowl.

My mother-in-law's everyday china.  Saving it for daughter.
I don't think she'll mind if I use it for tea.

A few snippits from my gardens.

Do you stack your cups and saucers like this?
I do for a few of them.

Sunlight streaming in the window.

Thank you for joining me for tea today.

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Won't you join me with Sandi and Ruth?




  1. Hi Pamela,
    thank you for your visit and the nice comment. Your Wakefield china is a real treasure. It looks very nice with the flower snippets. And the little sweet treats look yummy. Thank you for sharing.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  2. Hello Pamela
    The Wakefield china is very subtle with pretty flowers. I have not stacked my teacups like you've shown but better find some way since I keep buying.
    Have a great week.

  3. Good afternoon Pamela,
    Your Wakefield china is simply charming, and it's Johnson Bros. too! You know I love JB! How lovely to have so many pieces of it, and your daughter will someday be able to use it too. That is what I love about china. It is beautiful and it is a treasure you can pass down to a loved one. Thank you for sharing this pretty china with us today. It's always a pleasure to have you to tea, my friend!


  4. By the way, I do stack my teacups like that! It is safe and it looks pretty too....Blessings

  5. Oh Pamela...what a lovely post! How nice that you have such a great teaset from your MIL. I love the pattern, and it seems perfect for you. Your photos are, as always, absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  6. Good Afternoon Pamela... your china is beautiful! and that it was your MIL's and you are planning to pass it down to your daughter makes it extra special. Yes, use the china .. everyday is a special occasion. Blessings, HHL

  7. Love your Wakefield . . . You English have the gold star on tea and china. I can't believe that was an everyday!

    My best is used for company. I need to change that practice and make "my best for me/us/ everyday."

  8. First I have seen cups stored this way. Great idea!

  9. Your tea is very pretty! I am like Lynne, I need to use my tea sets more. I just found your blog and am your newest follower!

  10. Pamela, your Mother-in-law's Wakefield china is lovely. I really like the botanical look. Lovely flowers and treats, too! Happy Tea Day!

  11. I like your china! Your tea tray looks really pretty. The cookies look good too.

  12. Very pretty china, and you can make up so many scapes with those colors. I like your photos with the windows right there. Good job!

  13. what kind of cookies are those???
    They almost look like shortbread with icing...I am dieing here!!!!

    Lovely photos...dreamy flowers...sweet

    Linda :o)

  14. I like your Wakefield china. Great pattern and color!

  15. That's a lovely Johnson Bros. pattern. The backstamp has Windsor Castle on it too........always dear to my heart as my mother grew up there in Windsor. How fortunate you inherited so many pieces of the set, your MIL must have been so careful with it over the years of everyday use.

    Thanks dear for the e-mail - any news yet?
    Hugs - Mary

  16. Your pictures made me smile. The china is beautiful and so much more special since it belonged to someone you loved. I treasure the pieces from my family.

  17. Great pictures you show.
    Have a good day :)

  18. What a beautiful way to drink tea...love the Wakefield china!

  19. It's a lovely china setting. How are the cups displayed? Inside one another and lying on their sides? I am always looking for new ways to display them.

  20. SO beautiful... my mom never had anything like this... she was a young women during the Great Depression and it left an indelible mark on her for life... no frills and frugal to the core.

  21. Lovely, and it's good to use the good stuff...it shouldn't be packed away in a cupboard never seeing the light.

    Re: Picasa I needed to reverse the image, and I just googled it. Love that it's simple to do.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

  22. Hi Pamela! Your china is very pretty! I like this different colored transferware. I think your daughter will only like it better knowing you used it. I feel like I have been away forever! Happy Birthday! ANd Happy Anniversary! You have been getting far afield yourself I see! Your hay looks like ours always does. We at least have irrigation in lieu of rain. I enjoyed your lovely sunset photos too! Thanks so much for your visits while I was on the road!

  23. Hi Pamela! Oh, I adore this pattern and sounds like you have lots of it. What a lovely tea you've set and I wish I join you. You know, I've never seen cups stacked like this. It's pretty and now I'll have to try and copy cat you! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  24. Hi Pamela,
    What lovely china you have, what a treasure! Your tea looks so inviting and relaxing. Thanks for the info on stacking teacups, very interesting and pretty! Have a great week.

  25. Wow, That's a beautiful set of china! It's so happy looking, bright & sunny, and brings a smile to my face. I've never seen cups stacked like that. It's a clever and unique arrangement!


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