OCTOBER ….Tis begins the season of celebrations. With Halloween, the arrival of all things Pumpkin (latte, spice, candles, pie…). Massachusetts has been unusually warm, with temperatures in the high 70’s ! So I can’t get into the real swing of Autumn just yet. However, I’m not complaining, I enjoy tea year round.
Joanna at theafternoonteaset took us with her when she visited the Railway Museum in York, England
Caroline over in Australia Mizpahcottage had a “multiple cups of tea day ” – I can definitely relate
A perfectly named teacup – “Autumn Dreams” from Katherine
AUGUST ….Yet another wonderfully busy month. So busy that I forgot to post my favourite teacups. As I’m sitting here sipping the most delicious cup of Yorkshire Tea… I wonder if I’ve just been having too much fun hunting for new teacups while in London ! Can you blame a girl… ?!
The British Summer weather has been on the up. Lots of sunshine ! (I wish you could see the huge smile on my face ). I have been frequenting my local car boot Sunday sale in Pottersbury. I always find such fun things there. It holds a special place in my heart as it’s where I found most of my teacups for my wedding a few years ago.
So yet another wonderfully busy month. But do not despair, here are My #teacuptuesday favourites for the month of August 2017.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted a favourite for #TeacupTuesday.
So where have I been and what have I been up to ?
Well, as I write this blog post, I am currently enjoying a nice cup of Chamomile tea in the Roman city of Bath, Somerset in England. It’s my annual trip and I’m so blessed to be able to have a working holiday in one of my favourite cities. Meeting up with friends around the country, while finding new things for the shop.
This trip has been a bit more relaxed and and I’m super excited about an upcoming family break to Germany. Who knows what I will find there. But for now, I bring you this fab image from Thelen Image Gallery – Still life, Food And Nature Photographer, coffee lover, & REP – that summarises my current situation. Curled up with a magazine, drinking a nice cup of tea. All while enjoying the gentle tapping of rain drops against the window pane. It’s another rainy day, but sometimes you just have to take what comes and embrace it. Rarely do I have time for a magazine, so I’m just going to enjoy it.
I hope you’re off to a great start to 2017. I’ve been busy listing all the china I’ve been hoarding buying over the last few months. I was amazed at how much I had amassed! I had over 300 pieces, once the inventory was complete. Some, like the Royal Doulton Arcadia, where I have almost a complete set, I plan to keep and perhaps pass on to my daughter. I do hope she inherits my love of china.
Her birthday is coming up soon and I can’t believe how fast time goes! I feels like she was only a toddler the other day. One of the things I like to do is have an “Afternoon Tea” with her once a month. She likes to feel like a grown up girl and we get to have some “girl time”. I should say that she’s 8 and held her first champagne glass at 18 months…. It was filled with fruit juice and was a total accident.
Retro Americana Cup & Saucer
Johnson Brothers Petite Fleur Soup Bowl
Johnson Brothers for Laura Ashley Petite Fleur 10″ Dinner Plate
So today, as I was preparing the table, I decided to film a bit of the setup for our tea. I’ve been thinking of making videos for some time and now that I had been given a tripod and some accessories by my husband, I really no longer had a good excuse.
So, here’s my first little YouTube video. Will there be more ? Yes, I think so. What will they be about ? Well, things I enjoy. You can expect to see vintage items – including china, stationery, office items and of course manual typewriters. I may even do a tutorial or two as I do love baking. Any excuse to get my vintage MixMaster out! Most importantly, I’ll keep making videos as long as it’s fun!
I’d love it if you go have a look. Tell me what you think in the comments below ?