Monday, July 30, 2012

With Love from Europe

Welcome friends for tea this week.  After a week away on holiday, I have some tea and sweets for us all the way from Europe.
Number 2 daughter and family have returned from their trip to Belgium (her hubs is from there) with day trips to London and Paris.  Remembering our tea parties as she grew up and how much Mom likes tea, I was sent this photo of a tea room in London.
I also received these 3 tins of tea from Harrods which include English Breakfast, Earl Grey and Afternoon Tea.  How timely with the olympics taking place in London this week. 
I decided to try the Earl Grey today, and it is delicious.
While away last week, I picked up a new Royal Albert tea cup from a flea market.  Part of the Rose Chintz series, this one is Pink Brocade.
No dainty biscuits for tea today, we have chocolates from Belgium!

I have never had chocolates this good before and seriously, I could be like Peg Bundy on the sofa eating bon bons all day.
By afternoon, it is cool enough in the shade to have tea on the back deck overlooking the pond.
I'm linking with Rose Chintz Cottage, Antiques and Teacups, A Delightsome Life and Bernideen's Tea Time Blog.  Make yourself a cup of tea and visit my hosts and their guests.


  1. Hi Judith,
    oh my, your daughter almost spoiled you. Lovely tea and Leoonidas pralinees - nothing better that those. Enjoy those gifts. Your tea cup are very sweet, too.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  2. Oh my goodness, did you get a great prezzie! How fun! I love some of Harrod's blends. The candies look sumptious, and I bet they were yummy! You trained her well I'd say! LOL! Thanks for sharing your treasures and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  3. Welcome back, my friend! What a pretty teacup! A real find; lovely shape with sweet roses!
    And Belgium chocolates; yum! I see you are using the pink teabag holder you won in my Giveaway a while back. The chocolate looks exquisite sitting on it! Those holders are useful for so many things other than teabags, aren't they? Thank you for joining me for tea today and I hope you have a splendid week, Judith.


  4. Welcome back my friend, Your new teacup is most lovely. Love the indent on the handle- makes holding a dainty cup so much easier.

    Your daughter knows how to treat you... very thoughtful gifts. And that chocolate YUM!!! I say hit the sofa and enjoy... hugs, C. (HHL)

  5. Judith, what a thoughtful daughter! Tea treats! Your new teacup is lovely and looks like you will have plenty of tea to try! Chocolate -- yum!!!!! Happy Tea Day!

  6. Love that pretty new teacup, and how thoughtful of your daughter and her family to bring you back tea and chocolates and even a tearoom photo. How sweet!
    Blessings, Beth

  7. Lovely teacup! and those chocolates are to "die for"!

  8. Sounds like you had a lovely holiday. I would love to go to England. I think my favorite treat with tea is fine chocolate. They just go well together. Hugs, Deb

  9. Hi Judith, I missed your post! What wonderful teas you've shared and oh my...those chocolates...I wish I could reach through the computer screen and have one.

  10. Such a sweet daughter you have to bring back the special teas and chocolates We are very blessed to have daughters! Your new teacup is so pretty and looks so lovely on your teatable. Enjoy your tea and chocolates!

  11. Oh yummy. Lovely teas and bonbons too! ;) Your daughter is very thoughtful and knows you quite well. Enjoy! Hugs, Pamela

  12. What lovely teas you were given, Judith! I know you will enjoy them in any of your many teacups! I love earl gray, it's my current favorite, and its funny that I was on an earl grey craze about 30 years ago!

  13. Hi Judith,
    Hope you enjoyed your vacation. I love your new teacup and how lovely to receive such perfect gifts.


  14. Very nice to have Tea from far tea cup...have a great day with love Janice

  15. Tea and chocolate - two of my favourite food groups!

  16. Oh, how fun! And it all must taste so good!
    My daughter & I had lunch at Harrods years ago, and enjoyed shopping there so much!
    Wishing you a lovely week, Judith!

  17. English tea and Belgian chocolates would be quite a lovely combination, I think. Perhaps you need to accompany your daughter on a trip to Belgium one day!

  18. Hi Judith,
    Welcome back my friend! Your daughter know's how to pamper her Mom! Your tea & chocolates are fabulous. Enjoy! What a beautiful teacup! Have a nice week.

  19. What delights! I can't imagine you on the sofa eating chocolates all day so that made me chuckle.

  20. Judith - long time no visit! Missed coming here for tea. This post is fun - I love the Harrods Tea Tins - how fun and unique!! Good gift for a tea lover, very nice of your sweet daughter!!!

  21. what great treasures you received Judith! I am so pleased you linked to Tea In The Garden!

  22. Oh, what fun, Judith! English tea and Belgian chocolates – no, it doesn't get better than that. Thank you for sharing – D is in Belgium right now so perhaps I'll have him bring back chocolate. He's usually banned from doing that and brings lace instead but your tea looks so tempting!

    Enjoy your August break.

    – g


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