Monday, August 2, 2010

Tea with Albert

Well, I had a lovely day out on Thursday at a luncheon with the gorgeous name of 'Diamonds in the Dust" for Women in Agriculture (ie farmer's wives). There were some wonderful speakers and a great lunch but more importantly a diamond worth $1000 to be won!! Out of the 110 ladies who attended I got down to the last 8!! How exciting but unfortunately I didn't win though there was one happy lady going home with her prize.

I've decided to make a little tea tray for myself to sit and relax with while I zip around blogland for all the usual tea parties.

I have been taking some photos of my collection of Royal Albert china to share with you later and I think this lovely pale green cup and saucer would have to be my favourite. It is just so dainty.

I have these gorgeous doyleys that are a perfect match for my tray setting. Once again I found these in our old farm house - they just needed a good soak and an iron and they came up beautifully.

I have used my sugar sticks again!! I find these really useful for tray settings as they don't take up as much room as a sugar bowl (also I sometimes don't have one to match!! LOL).

Can I tempt you with a small cupcake?? They are very low fact they are fake but super cute, don't you agree??

More and more pink roses...just what a girl like me needs.

I was so surprised how the flowers on the cup are the perfect match for the doyley.

A sweet rose scented candle does wonders for the soul.

Aren't these colours delicious - my new beach house is in very different colours to those I have at the farm house - I have been snapping away I hope to bring you some snaps soon.

This is a cute little saucer I bought years ago from a 2nd hand store - sadly it doesn't have a cup but I can only imagine how pretty it would have been complete.

Black tea or do you take milk??

I hope you have enjoyed joining me for an afternoon cup of tea,


I'm joining-


Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a beautiful serene tea setting!!
So elegant!!


CIELO said...

I love your china... they're so beautiful, and that cupcake, who would think is not real! ;) Beautiful! By the way, did you make it? I'd love to have some faux cupcakes like that... ;) Thanks for participating in "Show Off Your Cottage Monday" and letting us into your lovely home...


Kathy said...

Hello! Lovely tray and you're right - everything goes together perfectly! The fake cupcake looks very real and tempting. I hope you enjoyed your break and tour through blogland!

Michelle@ A Full Cottage said...

I love your table setting! Your cup and saucer are so pretty, and the doily just matches perfectly. I also just love the napkin, I have never seen any that pretty. Also where on earth did you get that cupcake.

:) Michelle

Lynn said...

Very pretty! Love the doily and you fooled me with the cupcake!

Gee said...

Love that doily of yours. I agreed with you, it really match with that pretty pink teacup. I really enjoy myself visiting these teacup memes. It really make my day.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh how completely lovely. YOur china and linens are gorgeous and I love that spoon too. What a beautiful way to enjoy a cup of tea and cake. Stunning. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Carolyn said...

That is such a pretty tea tray you have set. I love the teacup and everything else too.

I will be back for more!


Olivia said...

Oh my goodness this is beautiful! Hugs,

Brenda ~ The Heminger Farmhouse said...

Hello :) What a lovely Tea display you have, and I just adore your beautiful Royal Albert teacup! Love the soft green with the pretty pink toned roses...those are my favorite colors!

Happy "Tea" Tuesday!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Werna Gail said...

Just went back to some of your older posts, I would love to live on a farm, down a dirt road,and have sheep,(looked for pics of the sheep?) love sheep! Enjoyed looking over your blog, and todays teacup is beautiful, very nice setting, the old china with the green is fabulous

Queen of Tides said...

I just love that you made yourself such a lovely try of tea to enjoy going through the Teacup Tuesday type blogs today, you've inspired me to do the same, we're worth it, right? The teacup you showed is just stunning! I love beautifully shaped teacups, they are so elegant, and the pattern is gorgeous as well. Hope you have a great day today!

Bookie said...

Your scene evokes such mellow and restful thoughts!!!

Snap said...

Beautiful post. I love the green on the cup and saucer. Love the candle and the sweet (even if it is fake -- made my mouth water). Everything is delightful. I'm leaving with a smile! Happy Tea Tuesday!

Doni said...

Hi Suzy! Lovely blog and now I'm a follower...loving your beautiful photos and china. Thanks for sharing them with us today.
Blessings, Doni

Appleshoe said...

Oh you are sneaky! I was sitting here drooling all over that cupcake that you kept putting in the pictures and then you go and tell me it's fake! Seriously, it does look delicious and your teacup reminds me of spring. it is quite lovely I hope you are able to find more of those Donna Hay sugar sticks.

Laura's Rose Garden said...

Hello Suzie,
Ooooo, I love your Royal Albert teacup and saucer. They are so lovely with the roses and the green background. Your cupcake looks very edible!!LOL!! Might be a bit chewy, huh?
Drop over for tea and zucchini bread!
Hugs, Laura

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Suzy, your tea is so pretty! Love the teacup and the little votive with the pearls! The cuppie does indeed look edible and very cute! Happy Tea Tuesday and enjoy your week.


Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: That tea cup is so pretty, I am going to look for it on Ebay. The whole table is just stunning. I had to go back and take a second look. Thank you so much for sharing your treasures. Looking forward to next week. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Such beautiful china...and your photos are gorgeous!!! That cupcake looks so real, I can't believe it...This is such a beautiful tea tray, I don't know what to comment on!!!

Fatima said...

So sweet! It 's beautiful, really. Fatima- Scrapart.

Unknown said...

Stunning, love all the pink! Thanks for sharing.

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

What a pretty tea tray! Your photos are so pretty.


Jacqueline said...

No way, I wanted a bite of that gorgeous cupcake. I may have to make a real one like it, you made me so hungry. Your china cups and saucers are so elegant. I loved the little spoon with the crystal end. Did I miss where you got that. Absolutely beautiful and I still want a bite. I even showed my husband the cupcake, then found out it wasn't real. My grandkids have actually bit a few of my fake food things and left teeth marks!!!

Entertaining Women said...

You have inspired me to dig out my grandmama's doilies and use them on a tablescape. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Amy Chalmers said...

I am your newest follower! I think your setting is divine, so luscious and lovely. Pretty teacups and those sugar sticks! Never heard of them..

Debbie said...

It is so beautiful how your candle and linens match and enhance those dishes! I love the whole dainty rosiness of that tea tray. To me, that's exactly how it should look. LOVE this!

(I also like that "Diamonds in the Dust" thing. My sister would love that, being a farmer's wife too. So creative!)

Marlis said...

Your doilies, cups and the candle all are so pretty. I would love to see these up close and personal!

Barbara said...

I can't believe that cupcake isn't real! Wow! your china is so pretty and timeless. Simple lovely...

Sherry said...

What a lovely tray set for tea. Your teacup is beautiful and I always love linens with embroidery. Thanks for sharing such a lovely and peaceful post with beautiful pictures.


So beautiful! I see you also love roses! Love Royal Albert ~ and your china is gorgeous! I have not seen that pattern before. I have Old Country Roses.
Love your blog!
~ Julie

parTea lady said...

You prepared a beautiful tea tray. That pale green teacup is lovely and the faux cupcake looks scrumptious.

Marigene said...

Absolutely beautiful!

paperbutterfly said...

The perfect setting for a cup of tea. Every detail is perfect! You have found some darling treasures at your farm house. Those doileys are so special and compliment your teacup so well.
We are so happy that you came to share this lovely vignette with us. Hope you come back soon.
Have a blessed week.

Wanda Lee said...

Oooh my!..,I saw these loveliest of teatime pictures last week and nearly swooned with sheer and utter delight then!

These pieces are just so exquisite and very pretty!~ What lovely motifs on your china and your display, as well as your exquisite 'photo stylings', with the lace, the embroidery, the flowers and silver, as well as that lucious and oh-so-temptingly pretty pink and white cupcake!

~ Really, your dishware and porcelain are just quite simply put,the loveliest works of art in and of themselves!

Thanks so much for sharing these absolutely beautiful lovelies with us!

You know the funny; (or perhaps the scary things is with regard to my memory, that is to say); is that I really thought I had left a comment last week!..,It was super busy; (perhaps I was called away to the phone or some relatively urgent business; which seems to happen with some regularity these days)!..,

~Please know that I always love having you visit and partake with our little of corner of blogland as well my dear lady!

It's very soon that time of the week once more for, 'Tuesday And Wednesday Teatime In Blogland'!..,

You are most warmly invited to attend and also to partake with our little teatime delights for my 43rd,'Tuesday Tea for Two' as well as for my 34th, Wednesday Tea For Me And Thee' weekly blog teaparties held @

..,Last but not least in our little 'suite of tea party offerings' is the delightful, 15th, 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday' shared blog tea party meme that I share with my dear friend Pam @

~The other 1/2 of the 15th, 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday' meme is my other meme, held also @ blog..,

As I am fond of saying; you can never have too many tea parties in blogland!..,

Hope to see you there!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

Wanda Lee said...

I just copied and pasted my comment into my photo editor, just in case I dreamt I left a comment once again!.., Hehe

Ever have those times of extreme business?