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Monday, February 4, 2013

Tea Cup Tuesday-Afternoon Tea

 Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday!
Today I am sharing the tea cup I used at lunch today at a local tea shop.
Please forgive the odd coloring, I used my phone's camera.
I think the vibrant red table cloth cast an orange glow on everything.
I wasn't sure how the images would turn out.
 And I didn't want to miss sharing with you all! 

I had a hot cup of Orange Pekoe tea...
perfect as today was still a little chilly.
I liked using the little strainer, and it came with a tiny caddy.

 This is a pretty sugar bowl.
I wanted to turn it upside down to read the backstamp, but it was large and full,
and I wasn't sure I could pull it off without anyone noticing,
or my spilling lovely sugar all over the table cloth. lol!
The tongs too, are a lovely silver with a rose embossed on one end.

I awas unable to get a clear image of the backstamp,
but I could see enough to tell it was made my Noritake, Japan,
and that the pattern name is Bedford. 
There was another two line I could not make out. 
And I was unable to find one that looked like it on the net. 
So I do not know the age of this pretty cup with the lovely pink blossoms.
I am guessing it was in the 1940s.

Here is what drew me into the tea shop!
A warm white chocolate berry scone with Devonshire cream and jam.
The scone was not like an English one,
It was like a coffee cake, but delicious anyways! 
It really was good : )

I wish we could have met up there!
The shop does have a lovely feel.
They have hats and jewelry at the door that you can wear during your visit if you like. 
As well as a good selection of tea cups and tea pots....oh and tea too!

Sitting there I couldn't help but dream of what my own tea shop would look like......
Do you ever do that? Design a tea shop in your head, plan the menu, choose the paint and wall paper....vision it all???
Or is it just me : )
Why not join in here at Tea Cup Tuesday with Martha and I and we can all come and visit you and see your lovely tea cup. Just link your tea cup post below with Linky Tools.




Beautiful teacup, saucer and yes, the sugar bowl is lovely. How wonderful you were served in such gorgeous china. Thank you for hosting and have a great week.

Antiques And Teacups said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time! What a pretty and dainty setting. And you can't go wrong with orange pekoe and a scone & cream! Nice photos. I would have loved to have joined you!

Unknown said...

Well, I LOVE my teacups just like you, so when I post some, I will be sure to come to your linky party! I am a new follower, and just want to say that your teacups are beautiful! I look forward to seeing more! When you have time, please come visit me at www.wonderfulathome.blogspot.com

Have a great day, nice to meet you!

Stephanie said...

Hi Teri,

I enjoyed my visit this evening. Your pictures are always so lovely, as are the tea cups that you share with us :) I love today's tea cup - it has a sweet beauty to. it.

I hope you have a blessed week.


Shabby Brocante, Karen said...

Fun party. Beautiful tea set at the tea house. The scones look delicious!!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Terri,
I dream about having my own tea shop all the time; tea menus, tablecloths, teacups and teapots, even the background music. *Sigh*
My hubby always drinks Orange pekoe whereas I like my range of different kinds.
The teacup and tea things are really pretty and the scone looked good too. None of our tea rooms are open here on the Island this time of year. I only get to enjoy them in the summertime so I enjoy my own little teas at home with my hubby, friends, or just by myself. I look forward to it every day.
Have a lovely week, my friend.


CEO Lisa Anne - L.A said...

Dear Terri,
Thanks for sharing your afternoon tea experience with us. The rose pattern teacup & saucer is beautiful. Thanks for hosting. Wishing you a lovely week.

kareninkenai said...

Hi Terri - I just love your Teacup Tuesday - I will join you AFTER I return from a warm holiday with my sister in Palm Springs area... So, it will be after the 24th of February. I am going to visit some of the other contributors. Beautiful, Beautiful. Hugs from Alaska. Karen

Heirloom treasures said...

I haven't done a tea post for a while but will soon. I do so love seeing all of yours though.
Isn't it just so nice to be able to have tea in lovely old fashioned tea shops.To be able to dress up too. How lovely. You would feel like you were having tea at Downton Abbey :)pS I also love Noratake,and have a few pieces. It is so fine.

Luján Fraix said...






Clara said...

Hi Terri! Your tea is just beautiful and at such a lovely tea room. I like that tablecloth...it looks similar to the one in my post. Have a great week.

Edith DUTERTRE said...

quel bonheur de partager
une tasse de thé
et cette crème onctueuse et
blanche sur des scônes
les photos sont très bien ne vous
inquiété pas
tout est parfait , j' arrive
d' une façon virtuel bien sur
edith ( iris ) France

Felicity W said...

Hi Terri,
Yes, I have always wondered how my tea shop would look like if I had one. Having a tea shop is a way to share the joy of drinking tea and talk about the beautiful cup, of course I mean and small family run tea shop. I am not really into the big chain tea shop.

The photos look really nice. They have pink tone in them, I wonder if it has something to do with the table cloth?

Thanks for sharing.


Dorthe said...

OH dear Terri, this must have been such a wonderful visit. A beautiful table, and eating that lovely cake ,drinking a tasty tea- having daydreams too.
Terri if you ever made your own tea shop, it would be an amazing place, filled with the most beautiful settings,-and an adorable place ,for other to sit daydreaming!
Hugs from Dorthe

Victoria said...

Wow..what an enchanting post..darling cup..beautiful setting..and yumm..that looks divine! yes it would be fun to design a tea-room..lots of antique old chairs for me..and an old world feel! Thankyou for such a lovely and beautiful post as always! A bright spot to my week visiting your tea time!HUgs

Cindy@NorthofWiarton said...

Terri I am going to have to have myself a tea today so I can link up with you and your beautiful Tea.

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Terri,
I start with the end: Yes, I did it many times. I mean, creating a shop just in the head. It was one of my favoured imagination when I was young and very unhappy with my job. I always dreamed from a flower shop. My husband and I planned it when we walked in the evening through the city. I had many ideas and it made me lucky as if I already had this shop. This imagination came never true but I can still feel the luckiness when I remember those moments. So back to your wonderful tea time. How sweet to have a tea room with so nice china. The Noritake set is as lovely as the whole setting. And the scone looks delicious. I am sure if you once have a tea room it will be an extra delight for nice settings. And a lot of the decoration will be in aqua colors with gold. Everybody would be delighted to visit your tea room and one would need a long time to get a place. Thank you for sharing this delightful post and for hosting this sweet event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Anne Payne said...

Terri, this tea is so lovely! And that scone...YUMMY!!! I would have had to go in that shop as well :)

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hi Terri,
I enjoyed your tearoom post so very much! The teacup looks so pretty and delicate. A few years ago I wanted to open a tearoom in my little farm cottage. Its all ready for guests, but the zoning is wrong. I do invite friends and relatives over for a tea quite often, though. Maybe it is for the best, no stress! Happy tea day to you and best wishes

Betty Stapleton said...

Gee Terri, that is my biggest dream to open a tea room, almost once had everything bought and now we live in the house, so almost their. What a lovely tea it looked so delicate of tea cup and saucer. God bless...

Marjanne said...

thank you for sharing this nice cup of tea on rainy windy cold day...

Micupoftea said...

Oh, what gentle beauty and pretty dishes! Thanks for hosting, Terri. Your blog is always a delight~

Jan Hermann said...

Oh my, what a pretty tea cup! I dreamed up and envisioned an entire Bed & Breakfast Inn...down to sheets and comforters for the beds and what to serve for breakfast and an afternoon tea! Just a dream, but just as much fun!

Jan ♥

Anonymous said...

Hi Terri! Horray - I posted teatime this week! Since school started in September I have precious little blogging time, but I didn't want to miss sharing my "moose" with everyone before winter had past! Now - your teashop looks like the one we used to have - it collapsed when the vintage historic theatre next to it imploded two years ago. A year later a retail tea shop opened but no sit down to tea shop since then. You complained about the red tablecloth - but I LOVED the look of it with your cups - so elegant and rich. The scone looks yummy, too. Must bake tomorrow . . . and read some blogs!

Createology said...

Terri dear your tea shoppe would be divine. Everything in perfect order. I really miss "The Little Yellow House" here that had wonderful teas and delicacies for lunch. It was my very favorite place to indulge. Thank you for sharing this bliss...

KathyB. said...

I wish we had tea shops ( or even one) like that close to us. I can just picture you trying to get a look at the undersides of the dishes. It would be fun to have someone taking pictures of YOU as you check out the china!

The Noritake teacup and dishes are so pretty. I like my Noritake china and have a few misc. teacups by them that are so pleasing to handle and sip tea from.

Again, I thank you for hosting this tea-time event.

KathyB. said...

I wish we had tea shops ( or even one) like that close to us. I can just picture you trying to get a look at the undersides of the dishes. It would be fun to have someone taking pictures of YOU as you check out the china!

The Noritake teacup and dishes are so pretty. I like my Noritake china and have a few misc. teacups by them that are so pleasing to handle and sip tea from.

Again, I thank you for hosting this tea-time event.

sharon said...

I am so happy that I got my dose of prettiness and happiness here! What a lovely tea you had, and you paint a lovely story too, that is the best part! Hugs to you Terri, I am dreaming of being there.

K J D said...

It all looks so pretty.

How lovely that you can 'dress up' - I've never heard of that before what a sweet idea.

I often go off on flights of fancy... they are fun! Who knows one day one of your dreams may come true :)

Tea in Texas said...

How wonderful to sit in a beautiful tearoom and sip tea. Your cup and saucer with the sweet roses is the perfect set for tea. I love the sugar bowl with the tongs and it always tempts me to look for the mark. Thanks for sharing the scone and this is my favorite flavor of white chocolate. There is a white chocolate scone I have eaten at the Glenwood tearoom in Shreveport, La. They have a great cookbook but the owner had to write out the white chocolate recipe for it wasn't in their book.


Anonymous said...

Your phone camera did a gret job...Or should I say you did a great job with it! It's an elegant setting....thanks for sharing it with us, made me feel like I was there with you.

Ciao Bella
Creative Carmelina

Frieda Oxenham said...

Sounds and looks like a wonderful way to spend some time relaxing. That cookie is yummy looking!

sandy said...

The whole setting is lovely and it looks like you had a wonderful time! I'll be back with my teacup next week!
Sandy :)

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Terri,

Looks like you had a real treat out, with your afternoon tea.
Tea, always tastes so much better in pretty teacups and how delicious the Devonshire cream and jam scones look.

Happy day

Lady Jane said...

I definitely do that Terri... I thought it was just me, lol...

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Terri,
Absolutely!! I design my tea house in my mind all the time. If I had a tearoom...is something I say and think when I am looking and shopping too but alas, it will not be. Fun to dream about though...
Xo Ruthie from Lady B's

Anonymous said...

I am reading this early in the morning and haven't had any breakfast yet. So that picture of the pastry just had me groaning. Looks so good as do all your gorgeous photos. The dishes are so pretty and no you are not strange dreaming of your own shop someday. I do it all the time ... only a vintage shop. It's fun. Have a wonderful and warm weekend.

Cinderella Moments said...

I like your iphone pictures. It has a bit of vintage feel to them. The tea looks so pretty!

Unknown said...

I have a tea cup project I'm working on, so if I can get it done before your party closes, ill link it up! The pattern on this set is beautiful by the way. And why don't you stop by my linky party too (URL below), and link up some of your other favorite teacups? I just love seeing them! Talk to ya soon!

Jann said...

Aren't tea shops wonderful? The teacup and saucer are beautiful--I love Devonshire cream and scones--we have a wonderful English pub nearby where we can get delicious Olallieberry scones and the Devonshire cream with our breakfast--such a treat!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I think a phone would be much more inconspicuous than pulling a point and shoot out of your purse for photos - they turned out great.
The scone sounds delicious and different versions are always nice to try.
Dream about a tea room - all the time.

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