Summer arrived in time for the 4th of July here in Oregon! It's just been so wet and chilly and dull for so long. Today was so pretty and pleasant. I have a pretty cup and saucer to share this week. I found it last month at an Estate Sale and wanted to share it around our Rose Festival, but I wasn't able to do that. Roses are always welcome...right?
The teacup was made in England called Golden Rose and is a Royal Chelsea. It's just so pretty and loves living in my tearoom. It seems to match the wallpaper.
I had some time during the holiday to catch up on my tea magazines...Victoria and Tea Time. I am really enjoying the Tea Time magazine. I love their recipes and so many great ideas for tea time. Several Oregon tea shoppes were featured in this month's edition so that was an extra treat.
I read an article in Tea Time that just really hit home. It's written by a lady from British Columbia and she shares how she would go to tea at her grandmother's home in Victoria. She talks about the tea cups and sitting at the table. It made me think of my very first exposure to tea. My brother played ice hockey when he was in high school and became friends with player on the Canadian team. He would stay at our house and when we went to Victoria for a game up north, our family was invited to tea in the afternoon at his home. His mother had an assortment of teacups, little cakes and scones, cloth napkins and little demitasse spoons. I was in high school too and I was so impressed. I didn't want the afternoon to end! Isn't it funny how things can make an impression on you that becomes a reality down the road?
I wish I had a way to thank that delightful lady for her kindness and invite her to tea!
An interesting read. Take the time to enjoy it if you have some extra time. Time for tea? of course!Thanks to Miss Spenser for hosting Teacup Thursday.