Monday, June 7, 2010

Tea with Friends - Cool day tea


I've been in the garden for two days and helping hubby with the finicky painting around the new railing inside by the front door so my tea today will be very simple. 
Two weeks ago the air conditioner was running non-stop and the past few days it has been quite cool with a breeze which is perfect weather to garden and then relax with a cup of tea.
The cup and saucer above is Royal Albert bone china, not sure what the flowers are on it and there's no pattern name on the bottom.



Here's a closer look at the flowers or fruit on the saucer, any idea as to what they are?


I'd be a poor hostess if I didn't serve sweets with tea today and since I've not had time to bake, bought these treats from a local lady that makes a variety of yummy things.  And, she makes my favourite - empire cookies.

I'm joining these friends for tea:




24 comments:

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Judith, your tea is lovely! The teacup is very pretty; stunning actually! Those cookies look lovely too. Would love to have tea with you! I was looking at your peonies below and I have to tell you, they are absolutely gorgeous! I so love peonies! Thanks for joining me for Tea Time. I always enjoy having you participate. Wishing you a beautiful week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Terri said...

Lovely tea and beautiful tea cup and saucer! The deep blue is very lovely.
Which one is the Empire cookie?
Hugs,
Terri

Kiki said...

Hi Judith...truly super gorgeous..love the colors of this beautiful set! Wow!!
A charming treasure!!
Kiki~

A Garden of Threads said...

A lovely tea cup Judith. It has been nice gardening weather the last couple of days. Jen

Bella said...

Hi Again:-)
Another beautiful cup! You must have an unbelievable collection! The deep rich colors are stunning!
Bella

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Beautiful teacup and saucer! And the treats ooks so yummy!

GrannySue said...

What a beautiful cup. And that plate with the lace edge and sweets is perfect.

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hello, this is a very lovely teacup, very striking in it's colors... those are definitely flowers on it, not fruit. The sweet treats look delicious, and I love the openwork plate you have them on.

Happy Teacup Tuesday!

Warmest, Brenda

Jan said...

Lovely post....beautiful teacups.......yummy cookies and I adore Topaz the cock-a-poo! What a nice blog you have...I think I may have to 'follow' you!
Hugs,
Jan

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a beautiful tea cup! The sweets look divine, I wish I had a baker like that around here!

Katherine

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I just love cups by Royal Albert. They are always breathe taking. Yours is no exception. Just stunning, thank you for sharing it with us. Look forward to next week already! Blessings, Martha

Msartist said...

Lovely cup~ Yes, you must take the time in the garden when the weather is right. Our list is long with fix its & hubby has been working out of town so it seems to be on hold here. But it sure is nice when it all comes together. Glad to visit~ Theresa

Sherry said...

Beautiful tea cup. Royal Albert cups just don't disappoint.
Sherry

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

What a beautiful cup and saucer and your photos are gorgeous closeups!!
I think they are stylized cabbage roses and violets!
Thanks for sharing your treasure and some yummies too :-)
Hugs and SMiles,
Lynn

Appleshoe said...

Hello Judith- Lovely rich colors. I have no idea what those flowers might be. I was thinking cherry or apple blossoms, but they have 5 petals. It might be Bee Blossom (Siskiyou Pink). They have four petals. Lovely whatever they are. Take care.

Beth said...

Hi Judith, Your teacup is exquisite! Royal Albert makes some gorgeous china for sure! Your goodies look very good, too. Enjoy your days in the garden. After a long winter, it is good to be outside.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Your teacup is very regal looking! I really like the rich colors. Connie

GardenofDaisies said...

My best friend has china almost like yours. This might help you figure out what you have. Although I don't see the design on the plate... it may be yet another coordinating pattern.

http://www.royalalbertpatterns.com/Comparison%20Pages/Alhambra,%20Derby,%20and%20Heirloom.htm

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Judith! I don't know what kind of flowers are on your cup and saucer, but it certainly is a beautiful set! The cups I posted today, are my first Royal Albert teacups! Unfortunately, they did not come with saucers, but I love them just the same! The colors and details are beautiful on everything by that name! Enjoy your evening, and have a wonderful week! ~tina

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Judith, I love Royal Albert china, it's so stately and gorgeous! Your sweets have made my mouth water, they look scrumptious!

Happy I found my way to your blog today!

Nancy

Carolyn said...

It is a beautiful teacup! Hope you enjoyed your time in the garden.

Carolyn

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a beautiful teacup, and lovely post. Very inviting.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Georgianna said...

What a gorgeous teacup, Judith! Thank you for your kind words today on Zuzu's blog. And you have and DO create many beautiful images yourself! Have a lovely rest of the week. – g

threedogsinagarden said...

Beautiful tea cup. I love patterned china as well.
Jennifer

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