Monday, March 3, 2014

Tea Cup Tuesday-Gloomy Day...Cheery Tea!


Hello All!
Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday with Martha and me!

Today's weather
has been surprising considering it was70 degrees yesterday...
now we have snow and ice!
It is only 28 right now.  Brrrrrrr....
 it feels really cold right next to a warm day!


I love all sorts of weather, so it is just another 
good excuse for a cheery tea!

I am having fresh ginger tea again today,
On these dark cold wet days, hot ginger tea warms you from the inside
 : )


I chose this lovely elegant tea cup that was created to commemorate
the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip.

I bought her in a little gift shop across the street-ish
from Buckingham Palace. 

Isn't she stunning?
The design is raised, and so delicate.
Her coloring too is just a joy to see.
Hence, perfect for a gloomy day.


The saucer is a sweet composition with cherubs and bells.
I love the gold stars.


She has a beautifully scrolled handle...very elegant.



She was made by The Royal Collection.
The Royal Collection Trust is a company
that specializes in English commemorative products.
This cup was created in 2007. 
(Hover over the name above and you can follow the link to see!)

They have some lovely china! There is Victoria and Albert tea pot 
available that I would love to have here in my home to use : )


Carrot and cream cheese frosting cupcakes....Yum!
I used a gluten free mix by King Alfred.


I picked an American made dessert plate. 
The soft pink and the gold filigree are so sweet. 


The flowers in the center are lovely!


This sweet plate was manufactured by Homer Laughlin around 1951.
I bet many of you knew that by looking at her : )
Arcadia pink band Eggshell Georgian is her name and color.
I was just over at ebay and saw her as well as her brother in blue.
Lovely!


On my tea tray I have used a vintage dresser runner. 
This embroidery work really caught my heart when I first saw it.
Finding vintage linens is always a treat for me.

Soon, it will be all too warm,
so I will enjoy my cheery tea and be patient.
Thank you so much for your visit today!
Your visits really make the winter a delight!

Hugs,
Terri


37 comments:

Ruth Weston said...

Hi Terri...that's a lovely cup! I remember seeing it at the shop. Ginger tea is my husband's favorite herbal. He likes wither the Bigelow or Celestial Seasonings Lemon Ginger or Jammin' Ginger. It's a bit too warm for me....It's been coolish here, but not cold. Keep warm and thanks for hosting!
Ruth

xinex said...

That teacup is gorgeous, Terri! And the carrot cake is mouth watering, my hubby's favorite!..Christine

Martha's Favorites said...

Terri: That cup is amazing. It is so beautiful. The cake looks so good. I have to go find something sweet. Hugs, Martha

KathyB. said...

Terri, that is one of the prettiest teacups I've seen. The history of it and the memories of your visit to England must make it all the more special. I love the way you show and photograph your teacups, even more the history you share. Thank-you.

johala said...

What a wonderful tea cup! I love blue dishes and this one is very beautiful and sentimental!
Hugs and kisses

Felicity W said...

Terri,
I love love your Royal Collection tea cup. so lovely and so delicate with elegant handle, truly a nice set fit for a queen.

I noticed that shop also when I was in London but at that time they were selling a set with different pattern and shape. Having bought one set in a flea market already and due to its delicate material-- bone china, I did not continue my tea cup buying activity, ;-)but then I forgot, the Royal Collection usually comes with a secure box.

Thanks for sharing.
Felicity

Snap said...

Terri, What a lovely teascape! The Royal teacup is stunning ... so romantic. Homer Laughlin anything -- great! The carrot cake cupcake is making my mouth water. Add in the beautiful linens ... wowzer. I would have grabbed the deer, too. Thanks for hosting and happy tea day!

ox

Susan Clayton said...

What a lovely and delicate cup! The cake sounds yummy. We are still in the deep freeze here, but Spring is coming. Now the push is on for me to finish all those cold weather projects I was determined to complete this winter.

Linda at French Hollow said...

What a beautiful and welcoming vignette! Can you tell us how to make fresh ginger tea? It sounds fabulous.

Beth Laverty said...

Carrot and cream cheese frosting cupcakes...Yes! Yummy. And that cup and saucer set is beautiful!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Terri,
What a pretty teacup and how lovely that it came from a shop across the street from the Palace. I love the runner with the deer; it's darling! Thank you for sharing and have a beautiful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Celia M. High Heeled Life said...

Terri ... you have shared some wonderfully beautiful teacups over the time I have been following ... but this one commemorating the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip is beyond lovely - loving the cherub detail!!!! Thank you for hosting and sharing such beauty with us each week. Hugs, C. (HHL)

Winnie said...

What a special tea cup you have there! I will have to check the link as that is so pretty. I would love to get to England one day and shop there too. They would be perfect for tea with my Jane Austen group!

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Terri,
thats an extra gloomy tea cup for this special day. I really love all the fine details. You have chosen the perfect plate to that cup. And the cake looks delicious. Thank you for sharing and for hosting this sweet event.
Best greetings, Johanna

FABBY'S LIVING said...

The teacup is stunning along with the pink rimmed plate! The carrot cake looks awesome too. Thank you for the lovely tea party dear terri. Although my table is for a luncheon, at the end we do have cake for dessert and tea in lovely cups, I should have set a place for them too.
Hugs,
FABBY

Deborah Montgomery said...

Terri, I love that tea cup. Were you there for her 60th? I admire her -- she has such an indomitable spirit. The details on the cup are gorgeous. I may just pop over and have a peek :) Stay warm, hopefully it won't be long now!!

Karen said...

Hi Terri,
Your teacup is just so very elegant today. The tea plate is lovely too and how I would enjoy your delicious looking carrot cake. Thank you for hosting with Martha today! Have a cheery week! Karen

Linda said...

Oh what pretty things to make your tea very special indeed! Wow- to go from 70 to 28 along with snow and ice-ugh. I would have loved a warm day but I am so grateful the expected dumping of snow we were supposed to get passed us by despite it feels like about 3 degrees outside.

khess136 said...

Absolutely lovely, lovely, lovely dear Terri! Thank you for sharing all these scrumptious photos! Wish I could've joined you.
xoxo
Karen

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

That teacup is so delicate. I like the shades of blue in it.

Kathryn Ross said...

Terri - you're teacup collection is a marvel! This one is especially lovely as to the story behind it - purchasing it in London and NOT a thrift find! Love the delicate artwork - on the cup and the plate. Just lovely - as always.
Joy!
Kathy

The Charm of Home said...

Hi Terri,
Such a beautiful cup you have used today! It is very delicate. Thanks for hosting!
Sherry

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

Gorgeous teacup, Terri! a joy to find it today - TY (=

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Hello Terri. That tea cup is perfection. How elegant and beautiful. And what a great piece to own. I own a few Homer Laughlin Georgian Eggshell pieces. They are truly stunning. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful week.

Janet

Michelle said...

Stunning teacup, love it and your vintage plate is pretty...cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, can't go wrong there, yum!

Micupoftea said...

Hello Terri- Happy March! GORGEOUS teacup...one of the most elegant I've seen. What a treasure to drink from. Your cupcake looks delicious, too. Thanks for hosting :)
S

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Terri,
That is a great post. I loved everything. Your teacup is so pretty. I love the design. I have never seen that one and I love that company. They make such classy things.
Loved your embroidery and your Homer plate too.
Tea from your cup makes you Queen for a Day!
xo Ruthie

Marjanne said...

hello Terri! Beautiful cups and the cake looks sooo nice.... hmmmm
Here it is like springtime! I hope it wi stay all the time tille summer like this!

Jacqui Wise said...

A beautiful cup and saucer Terri and I love your vintage embroidered table runner. My teenage daughter is particularly fond of deer so I shall send her a link. Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog.

suziqu's thread works said...

Good morning dear Terri
That is such a delicate teacup and saucer of celebration. I love the sweet pale shade of blue!
That carrot cake looks so yummy!
I'll sip on some ginger tea here as we practice patience sitting and waiting.
Sending hugs,
Suzy

Victoria said...

Hi Terri!! Gorgeous cup..dazzling blues and so elegant...very special! I fell in love with the pink plate..very charming..romantic and simply beautiful!! Thanks for sharing another stunning post....and ever so yummy too!
Always a joy to visit your realm!
Victoria

Becky said...

Wow, I love the teacup, so beautiful! I am in love with the deer embroidered runner, deer/fawns is my favourite animal...so cute!
My mum from stitch and bake told me to check out your blog, it's so lovely! :) I blog over at www.adaintyfawn.blogspot.com

- Becky xox

Lady Linda said...

Hi Terri, oh my oh my oh my. That cup and saucer is just too pretty for words. I haven't had carrot cake for years...looks so yummy.
Your weather is sure back and forth.
Linda

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

Very delicate looking teacup Terri. Perfect for dreary weather. Hope you'll get some sunshine soon.
Thank you for hosting, I'm glad I just made it.

And oh your carrot cupcake looks delish.

Blessings,

Aida

parTea lady said...

Your commemorative teacup is beautiful and so is your tea tray setting. Ginger tea sounds good to me and the cupcake looks yummy.

Marlene Plasencia said...

Oh Terri, it's always such a pleasure to visit your blog. You have the prettiest collection of teacups and such a treat to see. I love this pretty little set, so soft and delicate. Your cake looks, so good.
Blessing,
Marlene

Gaby Bee said...

That tea cup is beautiful and so very elegant...and your carrot cake looks delicious. My mouth is watering...

Gaby <3

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