Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Tea Time Tuesday

Happy Tea Time Tuesday! I am sharing something different from my usual fall tea items. My sister Debbie recently went to Scotland. She has been Pen Pals with her friend since the 6th grade. Her friend's son was getting married, so Debbie and her hubby Bill and daughter Amanda were invited to attend. Debbie and I have been doing some DNA testing and we are more Scottish and Irish than we thought, so it's pretty exciting.

Time for a cup of tea this afternoon!

This cup and saucer are mind and I almost got rid of it last fall. Now, I am so glad that I decided to keep it. It's a Royal Staffordshire bone china cup and I love the name.....Bonnie Scotland. It features the Graham Clan. I love the colors.

Debbie brought me home a beautiful wool scarf. This is my family name...MacPherson and this plaid is one that was worn while hunting. Deb said it was one of the few shops that carried wool scarves from Scotland and not imported from China...pretty sad. 

I guess they hd shortbread everywhere they went, so she had to bring some back. Jimmy will get to enjoy this treat!

Isn't the plaid pretty! I love the colors. I need to get a warm winter coat as I am going back east in December...I think I need to find one to wear with my new scarf!

I collect smashed pennies, so she had to bring me back one! What a surprise.

It was such a pretty fall day today, even with the strong east wind blowing. I just needed a sweet cup of tea to drink in my tea cup. Stash makes a yummy one and I did enjoy it.

Hope your fall is going well. It's been a busy one here. Jim will be exhibiting at the Expo Antique and Collectible show this weekend. I will be setting up his booth on Friday and Gina will be coming on Saturday to help him on Saturday. He has some nephews lined up for extra help too. I always go in fresh Sunday night to help take down the booth. 


The Victorian Girl said...

When I was at the zoo yesterday, I saw the smashed penny machine and I was trying to remember who collects them. It's you! I'll get you one next time I'm there. Love the plaid scarf. We don't get too many opportunities to wear wool in Texas! That flavor of tea sure sounds good.

Szara Sowa said...

Beautiful wool scarf and tea cup, too.
It's nice to discover Your roots.

mamasmercantile said...

What a joy to visit today and see that beautiful tea cup and saucer, particularly now that I live on a beautiful Scottish Island off the West Coast of Scotland. I am a fan of shortbread too.

Ruthie Miller said...

I think that cup and saucer are so beautiful and meaningful for you as a Scot. It is a treasure. I have a pinterest board that is called Partial to Plaid which you may enjoy.

Ruth W said...

What a wonderful teacup! I love it! And such special gifts from your sister. That's one of my favorite tartans.