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Friday, January 26, 2018

Now, tea time, the creative projects, including creative shopping...

I do love things associated with comfort. Especially food and drink....warm tea on a cold winter much of my creative energy goes into making enjoyable, cozy moments!

At a Holiday potluck, I saw these pretty dishes from Spode.


When I told  hostess, Nina Coffee (great name for this story!) how much I liked the little cup and saucer, she sent me this photo and told me that these were a retirement gift from her co-workers!
 These pieces by Spode are called Pennylane Honeywall.  I had chosen the dainty cup and saucer rather than the mugs when I was having my coffee and dessert(s)....(it was a potluck, with lots to sample!). The scalloped top edge and beautiful shape just delighted me.

SO.....I learned that the pattern is discontinued, but found the cup and saucer on line and easy to order!...
My Christmas gift to me arrived on the 4th day of Christmas, December 29th!


Tea does taste great in it! With a little honey, lemon sometimes.
(I used to put milk in my tea, yum!, but learned tea has more health benefits if you drink it without the milk!)


(And of course, the things I like with my tea have health benefits too??? Almond cake, dark chocolate covered gingerbread cookies, know!)

Another "tea party" moment occurred on "Boxing Day", the 2nd day of Christmas!
We had a beautiful little vanilla cake with chantilly creme and fresh fruit...from a bakery. I got out my Laura Ashley tea set which was a gift from friends on my 40th birthday.  My granddaughters were here to delight in the sweet event!



Sophie is trying to wait for the proper time for a taste!

That rosy pink cup is a really old, 1800s cup and saucer....with no handle on the cup in those days! It was given to me by the family of Tasha Tudor, and is a very special treasure!


For more every day  tea time, I needed a tea cosy!
Searching online "Free crochet tea cost pattern" yielded this beauty!


I pulled out my crochet hook, DK acrylic yarn scraps and made one, love it!!!


It buttons with a loop and an antique button under the handle! This one fits my smaller everyday, generic white tea pot!
And because I added an extra lining from a scrap of fleece from the pajama bottoms which I made for the grandkids, ( Nina Kate's pj's below) it is a very efficient cosy!


That's all for this post! Knitting coming up and a mystery quilt!!!


JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh I so adore this post. The tea cups are all wonderful and your pretty blue one is so special. I love finding such pretties online, as years ago we'd have almost no hope of finding them. And the look on Sophie's sweet face, what a precious memory. Of course I want to know more about the Tasha Tudor family who gave you the tea cup -it just cheers my heart. I've been away from blogging for some time now and am getting ready to share my christmas table settings and china cabinets soon. Thanks for the lovely post.

Katkat said...

Tasha Tudor? Wow!!!

Lila Rostenberg said...

Tasha Tudor's family business blog had a giveaway for the tea cup. My name was drawn!
I have been a forever fan of Tasha Tudor!

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