Thursday, January 22, 2015

Afternoon Tea at Campbell's British Tea Room

I heard about a British Tea Room only about a half hour's drive from home and went for afternoon tea with a friend.
The food was delicious, so much we couldn't eat everything on the huge plates so a little bag of goodies came home with each of us. I had the Queen Elizabeth tea while my friend had Lady Grey. The little white teapots held quite a bit of tea but we still had a warm up to last us through our conversation.
There were many British food and tea selections on the shelves for sale but we purchased yummy looking pasties from the display case by the till which I forgot to photograph. 
As a long time participant of Sandi's Tea Time Tuesday gathering and to celebrate the 5th anniversary of her blog, I'm sharing my favourite tea pot.
I know Sandi has the same teapot as well as some matching accessories and we both love Royal Albert's Lavender Rose. My only piece of this pattern is the teapot as I have several crystal cream and sugar sets paired with it.
I've hosted many teas with Lavender Rose and hope to have many more with this elegant lady.

I will be linking with Sandi's 5th anniversary tea gathering at Rose Chintz Cottage. Congratulations my friend for hosting each week during this time, I've met some lovely ladies through this party.
I'm also sharing at Tuesday Cuppa Tea and Friends Sharing Tea.

40 comments:

  1. A British Tea Room... Why aren't there such lovely places here where I live? :)
    Your favourite tea pot is really beautiful - elegant, yet cheerful.
    Have a lovely day!

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  2. I would love to visit a Tea Room. Sounds so nice. I love the Tea Pot you are sharing. It is so pretty.

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  3. You seem to live in the perfect spot to benefit from these little treats Judith! Your own teapot is a beauty! Wendy x

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  4. Hello Judith, your tea pot is so pretty and the tea room sounds wonderful. The food does look delicious! Have a happy day!

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  5. Such a delightful spot to visit. I love seeing all the British products ... brings back lots of memories of living in England. I certainly can see why that is your favourite teapot.

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  6. I would love to visit a nice tearoom! And it's nice they also sell other British goodies as well. Your teapot and vignettes are very pretty. Enjoy the day. Pam

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  7. Oh, what a fun tearoom! And I like the teapot. I have one similar, and hopefully I'll start using it more.

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  8. I would have LOVED going with you! Perfect! And the Lavender Rose is such a pleasure...on your blog or Sandi's! Obviously wonderful taste! Lol! Back from break with a feeling-better-Honey!
    Ruth

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  9. So nice to have a real British tearoom not so far from home. It all looks delicious, understand you needed a goodie bag. Your Lavender Rose teapot is lovely too.

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  10. Sounds/looks (and almost smells) great! You'd be hard-pressed to find too many tea rooms like that in Britain nowadays - but they do exist.

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  11. All looks YUMMY and pretty ! Glad you had a nice tea time ! Wonderful photos ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  12. My sister's favorite...Royal Albert...so familiar I thought I was at ther house!...:)JP

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  13. Oh what fun to go to the tea room, Judith!
    I love your Lavender Rose teapot by RA. It's such a beautiful pattern and I know why it's your favorite.

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  14. A beautiful teapot and oh I would love to visit that tea shop...nothing like that around here...

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  15. That is a beautiful teapot and I have one just like it. Along with 12 place settings of china, including fruit nappies, soup plates, 3 sizes of plates and serving pieces. I think it's a bit of overkill to use it all at once so I mix and match it with plain white.
    Looks like a wonderful tea shop to visit. Yummy goodies!

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  16. How delightful! Hubby's fave birthday lunch is High Tea. Can't get a good one around here, though.

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  17. That is such a pretty teapot isn't it! Glad that you had a great time at the English tearoom, it looks like a lovely place. xx

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  18. Those sweets look amazing, Judith, and your images with your beloved Lavender Rose teapot are gorgeous. Glad you had fun at the tea room! Delightful!
    Hugs, Beth
    p.s. I bought a new MAC computer today. ~Happy dance~!!!

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  19. That looks like a lovely place. My husband is a Campbell on his mother's side.

    Your tea pot is beautiful. I like Royal Albert.

    Deanna

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  20. LOVE your gorgeous favorite teapot, Judith - and your visit to that tearoom sounds amazing.

    Is that brown bread in the picture? I absolutely lived on it when in Ireland.

    I need to get a post together for Sandy's bloggaversary!

    Had funerals this week, always takes a lot out of a person.

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  21. Your photos are great. As a Brit newly living in California, I miss my homeland. I was just talking to Hubby about looking for some sort of tea room to visit. I doubt I will find anything here. Maybe I will just have to start my own lol
    The teapot is just lovely. Royal Albert have some wonderful designs
    Thank you for sharing
    Phoebe x

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  22. I see why that teapot is your favorite .. so pretty. Your British tea shop looks wonderful … wish we had something like that here.

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  23. Campbells British Tea sounds and looks like a wonderful spot. So nice to have a friend along, too. I see why RA's Royal Rose teapot is your favorite (besides the lavender!!!). :)

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  24. I enjoy British tea rooms like this one. I can't resist the shopping. I believe I need a Lavender Rose teapot. See my blog post today...

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  25. Your afternoon tea looks delicious! If I lived closer, I would visit Campbell's British Tea Room. Of course, I love your RA Lavender Rose teapot because the pretty roses are purple!

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  26. Not quite British! Why? The crusts have not been removed from the sandwiches! Also sweet and savoury would not be placed together on the same plate but displayed on an arrangement of tiered plates. Of course the tea service HAS to be china, and yours is lovely. I hope a pianist was playing gently in the background - how civilised!

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  27. Hi Judith, I really like your teapot, it's beautiful!

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  28. So glad you found a nice tea room nearby to visit. The food looks yummy! Your Royal Albert Lavender Rose tea pot is beautiful. I smiled as I saw I'm the 28th person to comment on this post. The highest number of comments in any of my blog posts was 17 and I thought that was something! ;-) Today is my third blogging anniversary, and it has been a fun endeavor. Have a great weekend! ~ Phyllis

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  29. Great Tea Room Judith, the food really looks good! I love your teapot.....roses, roses and roses, I can't get enough of them.

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  30. Oh your Lavender Rose tea pot is just exquisite, and so delicate. We have a little tea room a few miles from my home which I have visited a couple of times and they offer such wonderful delights as I see tempted your fancy as well~

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  31. Oh, what great fun. I love that bear! The food and china are divine!
    Lucky Judith!
    Best, Ruthie

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  33. Hi Judith,
    I love, love, love Royal Albert's Lavender Rose china pattern. Your teapot is stunning! Thank you for sharing such beauty! Karen

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  34. That's a gorgeous teapot Judith. Such a pretty pattern and lovely shape. And, of course, perfect for you. I love the lacy-edged and embroidered runner shown in the first picture of it.
    A visit to a tea room is such a pleasure, and a wonderful respite. Glad you found a new one to visit! Happy tea day, Judith.

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  35. A British Tea Room sounds like fun, Judith! The food looks wonderful and the little white teapot is so cute. I'm sure you and your friend had a fabulous tea time there. I do love Lavender Rose and you have displayed it so beautifully especially in the first photo with the lacy border. Your rose teacup is a nice match too. You know I almost shared some of my M & W too because I like that pattern too. Trouble is, I like too many patterns which is how I ended up with so many teacups and teapots. Thank you for joining me for my Anniversary Tea Party and helping me to celebrate. I appreciate all your support and participation these past five years and I am so happy we have "met" over tea. Have a delightful week, my friend.

    Hugs,
    Sandi

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  36. How absolutely delightful! The tea room and the teapot!

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  37. I love that Lavender Rose design teapot and just read where our friend Linda found yet another trio in that same pattern! It is the perfect pattern for teatime at "Lavender Cottage Gardening," without a doubt!

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  38. Hi Judith! Wow, that tea room looks terrific! Lucky that it's only a half hour away. Lavender Rose is a very pretty pattern and that teapot is so you.

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  39. Hi Judith: I love the Lavender Rose pattern too. The tea room looks delightful. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

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  40. Your tea time away from home sounds like something I'd love. Any tea shops are few & far between around here. Sounds like a nice time with a friend.

    I love your ( and Sandi's ) teapot and how you're able to make it so versatile by varying the accompanying sugar & creamers, and table settings.

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