Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Tea Time Tuesday #130

Did you watch the PBS special on Sunday night....VICTORIA? It was wonderful and I can't wait for more! The sets are fabulous and the costumes are exquisite. I have enjoyed reading about Queen Victoria over the years.

The young Victoria....I love this crown!

The casting is well done and it will be interesting to watch the young queen develop. Prince Albert will appear next Sunday.

I had to use my one and only Queen Victoria cup and saucer this afternoon for tea. It's a very sweet teacup and I treat it tenderly. It is a rather small cup however the saucer is regular sized.

This tea cup actually commemorates her Silver Jubilee. I have shared the cup before on my blog but it is always a joy to share this one with my readers.

Look at this fine piece I received this Christmas. It's a covered porcelain jar issued on Queen Elizabeth II's coronation. My friend Mary in Virginia gifted me with this treasure. It's a fine addition to my collection. I am crazy about  British King and Queen items.

A few years, I picked up these little cigarette collectible cards. This is the coronation series and I was lucky to find several kings and queens, including Queen Victoria! They are just fun.

It looks like our winter storm that has lasted for a whole week, is on the way out tonight. We did get a bit of freezing rain, but the temperature is warming and we are hoping that most of the snow will be melting away with the is pouring right now. That's fine with me. I will take the good old Oregon rain. I look forward to just getting in my car and driving off to do errands. It's been a whole week. I always wanted to be snowed in for a week. I guess you need to be careful what you wish for! I didn't really want to be snowed in at my own house. I never thought this would happen. It will be a sloppy mess for a few days. 


Bernideen said...

Oh Linda:
Let me jump right in and say what a wonderful post. Your Queen Victoria cup and saucer are amazing. So old! I love the movie too and can't wait to see what's next. I never thought about how difficult her job would be and to stand up for herself at 18 - on my. I read on line last night that there were many assassin attempts against her. Scarey!

mamasmercantile said...

What a joy to read your post today. Your love for British monarchy shines through. The Queen Victoria cup and saucer is a delight, a wonderful collection.

Homeschoolmom said...

I enjoyed watching it, but I actually enjoyed "The Crown" even more. There are quite a few good dramas about Victoria out there--I think my favorite is the one with Victoria Hamilton and Jonathan Firth--Victoria and Albert. Your teaware is beautiful! Thanks for sharing these photos. Hope you are continuing to have warmer weather.

Kelly-Anne said...

Dearest, dearest Lady Linda...
It has been too long since I last paid you a visit and you have been in my thoughts this whole morning! I pray you are doing very well and feeling healthy!
What a delight to stop in for a cup of tea ( in my case!) with you!
My, what a treasure of a teacup - I know I would also treat it ever so tenderly!
I love learning about Queen of my favourite films is The Young Victoria with Emily Blunt as Victoria...such a gorgeous film! I just adore period drama... I would love to hear more about the series you are currently watching... Enjoy it!
Know you are in my thoughts!
Have a happy week further...and do enjoy the snow! Here in South Africa we are cooking in the extreme heat of summer...over 98 degrees today!
Hugs and love always,

Sandra said...

The weather has been less than nice lately in many different areas. It is so nice to be able to distract ourselves with special things around our homes that make us happy or bring back to mind a special memory. I have not been watching the Queen Victoria. You make it sound good and I should look into it.

Szara Sowa said...

The cup from the jubilee for Queen Victoria is wonderful. I have a few gadgets concerning Queen Elizabeth II , but china with Queen Victoria it is an unattainable dream. I am greeting warmly.

Mrs. Chrissy T said...

I did watch it and loved it.

The Victorian Girl said...

I will have to be on the lookout for a Queen Victoria teacup--yours is beautiful! I LOVE the new Victoria series!!!!There are so many scenes I wish I could "freeze" so I could just study all the details of the costumes.