Monday, March 10, 2014

Tea Cup Tuesday-Birdie Tea


 Hello All!
Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday!

Today I am having a special tea dedicated to the lovely Sandi,
of  Rose Chintz Cottage,
who is having a Bird Lover's Tea next week. 
My birthday is coming up and I will be away,
hence my birdie post today.
Thank you Sandi for all the hosting and inspiring you do!

Next week make sure you link up with sweet Martha for T.T.
over at Martha's Favorites .


 Today's tea was enormous fun to prepare.
I chose my only birdie tea cup,
which I have shared before.
It is a beautiful one given to me by my sister.


 I have baked some delicious scones
from my favorite GF biscuit and scone mix.

Moon Rabbit Foods has a  number of delicious mixes
to choose from. So far, I have been very
happy with what I have tried.

My husband and I made some rhubarb jam!
Recently I found a lovely website called Allotment Heaven...
and this is John's  recipe for Rhubarb Jam that we followed.
Thank you John!

So we have this extra luxury today. 
Yay!


We were quite delighted with the outcome!

I set the table with a sweet vintage embroidered linen.
Added the vintage water glasses...


I found this glass and various companions at the local GW.
Thank you GW!


Odds and ends cutlery from friends and antique markets.


My favorite...no not chamomile anymore...but fresh ginger tea.

I love all the nature in this cup...
there are birds, butterflies, bees, flowers, berries and foliage...
maybe even a cricket or beetle!

Nature is truly inspiring!
 

Birds on tea cups are always lovely!
and the blue on white really shows off the artwork at it's best.


This beauty was manufactured by Coalport.
The pattern is Cairo #9252
The little tick mark may be the identifying mark for 
the person who worked on this cup.
Reading Geoffrey A. Godden's book,
Encyclopedia of British Pottery and Porcelain Marks,seems to
indicate this cup was manufactured after 1920 but before 1939.
You could not tell from looking at her...
She is at least 75 years young.

Thank you so much for coming by my place for tea today : )


Happy Tea Day!

Wishing you all a joyful and creative week : )

Remember Sandi's Special tea next Tuesday!

http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com/

44 comments:

Ruth Weston said...

I love your teacup and collage! Beautiful. I'm making some scones tomorrow, and yours look so inviting! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea and have a wonderful week!
Ruth

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Terri: Love the new picture. You look so young. Must be the birthday celebrations coming up. Your blue bird cup is so beautiful. Have a wonderful time next week. Sending birthday hugs, Martha

Tea in Texas said...

When I viewed your first photo of the cup and saucer I knew it was Coalport. I know the shape and is one of my favorite shapes next to Shelley dainty shape. I forgot the name of this pattern until you wrote it. I love this pattern and I believe it also comes in red. Thanks for sharing this charming cup and saucer and I was out shopping and found the pattern Vintage Charm by Johnson Bros. with a blue bird and bought the set. I really love bird sets! Have a delightful week!

Pam

xinex said...

I love birds and I love any china with birds your tea cups are very pretty, love the classic blue and white colors too....Christine

johala said...

Hello Terri
This tea cup is wonderful. I love blue English or chinese dishes. All mine is blue, coming from England, with some vintage chinese pièces and some old french plates, not exactly the same blue, but I like to mix them on a table!
I love this tea cup for its color and above all, its picture of bird!
Hugs and kisses

KathyB. said...

I have a red one of the same pattern and I love it. The blue is beautiful , my favorite color. I wonder how many color variations there are of this teacup ?

Have a very happy birthday Terri and thank-you again for hosting this lovely celebration of all things tea !

Clara / Rosewalk Cottage said...

Your teacup is so very pretty and just perfect for the Birdie Tea. Thank you for hosting and have a great week.
xo~Clara

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The blue and white cup has a delicate pattern and your scones look yummy.
I've pinned the rhubarb jam too!
I cannot link this week, keep getting an error page.

Linda said...

I love the intricate painting of your birdie teacup and your table setting for tea and scones looks just divine!! I love that vintage water glass. Wishing you a very happy , happy birthday my friend. Enjoy your time away!

Celia M. High Heeled Life said...

Terri what a lovely tea you have set out for us. The blue bird on the white china is most lovely and your antique cutlery is beautiful... I would love a scone with your homemade jam... thank you for hosting, C. (HHL)

Winnie said...

Your tea cup is so lovely! The ginger tea looks so yummy in it. Your flatware is also so elegant. Wish I was aharing a scone with you!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a lovely tea table, Terri! The scones look wonderful and the jam, well, I love rhubarb! I saw that same teacup only in red at one of my favourite antique shops, but it was way out of my price range. I have longed for it but even when they offered it to me at a third off, it was still too pricy. I don't usually pay over twenty-five for a teacup and this one was close to seventy. Yours is a real treasure and I love it! Thank you for sharing and joining me for my special Bird Lover's Tea. We will miss you next week and I wish you the Happiest of Birthdays, my friend!

Blessings and hugs,
Sandi

janice15 said...

It's such a sweet tea cup.. I love the tiny birds.. very elegant.. with love Janice

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Terri
I love the beautiful light and airy pattern of this and the mixture of blue and white. So pretty...and your spread looks so yummy!
We have had wonderful temps here in Michigan that past two days - it hit 51 yesterday. My eczema has been happy for two days and so has my soul! :) Big hugs and Happy CHEWSday to you!

Felicity W said...

Hi Terri,
Sending you early Happy Birthday Wishes to you here.

May your birthday filled with joy.

I discover that I only have one bird tea cup, I always having doubt when it comes to having a bird print inside the cup.

But the bird print reminds people of the birds of paradise, it is a nice print to have on porcelain or china.

Again all the best wishes to you.

Felicity

Snap said...

Hi Terri, beautiful birdie post. The cup and saucer are elegant and against the embroidered linens and your new to you crystal -- just stunning. I'll have to check out the scone mixes. Have a good time while you are away. Happy Tea Day!

Dorthe said...

Dear Terri,
you created a beautiful table setting, with your lovely blue patterned cup, on the table cloth matching wonderfully, and with the old cutlery and glasses. UHMMM we say here,--for something tasting good, and your scones looks very tasty with the homemade rhubarb marmelade.
Thank you for tea in your wonderful setting , I just finished mine afternoon tea-not as elegant as yours :-)
Hugs from Dorthe

Beth Laverty said...

Lovely Blue Bird teacup! Enjoy your birthday next week!

Deborah Montgomery said...

what a beautiful tea cup! I've never seen any like it. Perfect for Sandi's tea! love your vintage silver, and the scones look delicious. Have a happy birthday!

Marjanne said...

the teacup you showed us is so chic! and de the scones with the jam .... yummmmm ..... I love rhubarbjam, I make it every year. I also love the beautiful white tulips, springtime!I wish you a lovely week and thank you for coming on my blog and your nice coms all the time! Hugs from France!

suziqu's thread works said...

Good afternoon Terri,
What a delightful vintage setting with your gifted sister's cup and saucer!
The bird, bees, berries and trees and simply gorgeous in delicate blue and white.
That rhubard jam looks wonderful. I think we should have a go at that sometime! We have a lot growing in the garden.
Well sweet friend Wishing you Very Big Birthday hugs and some love too.
Suzy

suziqu's thread works said...

Good afternoon Terri,
What a delightful vintage setting with your gifted sister's cup and saucer!
The bird, bees, berries and trees and simply gorgeous in delicate blue and white.
That rhubard jam looks wonderful. I think we should have a go at that sometime! We have a lot growing in the garden.
Well sweet friend Wishing you Very Big Birthday hugs and some love too.
Suzy

Createology said...

Happy Birthday Dear! I love your beautiful blue and white tea cup and table setting. Blues are my heartthrob. Enjoy your get-away and celebrate special you my friend...

Rosemary and Thyme said...

You have the prettiest cups Terri. And this one is no exception. Happy birthday to you. Have a wonderful week.

Janet

Two Cottages And Tea said...

What a beautiful teacup! Have a wonderful birthday and thank you for hosting!
Blessings..Nancy

Karen said...

Hi Terri,
I love your teacup today and your treats look so yummy. You look lovely too in your new picture. Thank you for hosting Tea Cup Tuesday with Martha. Have a wonderful week. Karen

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Beautiful teacup! I have two Polish teacups with birds I love too. I also love your pretty new picture Terri. Happy birthday a Little sooner, you can start celebrating my friend. Thank you so much for having us at your lovely tea party.
Hugs,
FABBY

The Charm of Home said...

Terri that cup is beautiful! It is a unique beauty! I am going to have to try ginger tea. You have me curious.
Sherry

Lucinda said...

Hi Terri,

I always look forward to your posts. What a beautiful Coalport tea cup (you gotta love Coalport), and those scones look yummy. Thanks also for "introducing" me to Rose Chintz Cottage -- another lovely blog to enjoy over a hot cup of tea.

Lucinda

Maalaimalar said...

Thanks for the information... I really love your blog posts... specially those on Local Tamil News

my cup of tea said...

Looks like such a beautiful teaparty! That is a very sweet cup!
Blessings for the week to come.
~Donna~

Kathryn Ross said...

Yes - I do remember this cup, Terri. The only time I've ever heard of one with a CRICKET in the pattern. The birds are delightful in all their blue and white splendor! I have ginger essential oil and may add a drop to my green tea this afternoon - your new favorite has me wondering if it might be a new favorite for me, too. Must try that gf scone mix - always on the lookout for the next best scone. So glad you shared your birds this week - have a lovely time next week, though you'll be missed.
Joy!
Kathy

Veronica Roth said...

Hi Terri. To me it seems like you really don't need another birdie cup because you must have the loveliest birdie cup in the world. :) I missed TT again this week, (in the silversmithing studio studying the lost wax method), but still wanted to catch up on you. Big hugs. :)

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Terry
Your tea cup this week is really beautiful.I love it!
Now I haven´t got enough time for making a tea cup post every tuesday but I hope I wiil be able to do it soon.
Visiting you is always a pleasure
Love

Star said...

Blue and white always looks so fresh doesn't it and the nature design is gorgeous. I enjoyed your tea-time very much. Happy Birthday to you.

PeregrineBlue said...

hello Terri, so long since i had stopped by. with all the changes: instagram and facebook and flickr is where i post most of late but bloglandia is still my favorite to get the full picture.
love that blue cross stitch tablecloth you used for the prop of your teacup tuesday.
much love your way

sharon said...

Oh my gosh! The blue, the birds, the crosstitch, ginger tea, and your birthday, it couldn't be better!!! Oh, scones and jam too!! Hope you had the happiest birthday, love you!

missy k said...

Ahh .... it's all so pretty

Karen x

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Terri,
Happy belated Birthday to you. I hope you had a wonderful celebration. Your tea time is so lovely. Thank you for sharing.
Best greetings, Johanna

FABBY'S LIVING said...

What a lovely tea setting with that gorgeous teacup and delicious food. Thank you for hosting for us today. Happy St. Pat's Day!
Have a lovely week,
FABBY

Susan Clayton said...

So delicate so pretty!

Anonymous said...

I was in a thrift store one day and saw this tea pot. I thought my daughter would love! She bought a new house and is putting touches of antiques around the home. So I got home with my fine Coalport teapot and tried to find the creamer and sugar bowl on line. So I called this company and she said she sold the teapot I have last yr for 575, I said $5.75 she said no $575.00. I almost lost my breath on the phone. I paid $7.00 for it. Well my daughter insists I keep it in my china hutch. So there it is :) Your coalport tea cup could be priceless!

Victoria said...

Hello Kindred..wow..what a beautifully-delicate and elegant photo-series...the tea cup is truly special ..and the soft gentle flowers and table settings and treasures..wonderful! Those scones look divine..yay, I love that site too..great recipe..the jam looks gorgeous!
Wishing you a most magical Spring!
Hugs
Kiki

Victoria said...

PS: Birthday Blessings!! wishing you mega-sparkles all around you..all year long!

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