A rosy tea cup Tuesday with children
So you know how I go on about my URCs (ubiquitous rosy cups), and that I’m not so keen to use them? Well, seeing all your rosy prettiness from Tuesdays past has inspired me, so for this Tuesday I got some of my rosy prettiness out of the cupboard.
Kerstie gave me this lovely three tiered rosy cake server for Christmas last year. It is called Fashion Rose from Staffordshire. Earlier in the day we were all feeling like having something sweet and creamy and stopped by our favorite bakery for treats, so it seemed like the perfect time to have a rosy tea party with the babies.
The tea cups I chose were, left to right, Tudor Rose by Collingwoods, America Beauty by Royal Albert, and Adderley.
The little gold finch cake server was on loan from Kerstin who just bought it at a church bazaar for $5.
I’ve had these bone china children’s nursery rhyme cups for nearly 30 years and the children used them for tea when they were little. I always thought that the one is Tom, Tom the Piper’s son and the other is Five Current Buns, but I might be wrong.
Binky gets milk, she’s a little too little for tea and the pastry sugar buzz will be bad enough without adding caffeine..lol. Milk is poured from Mrs. Marmalade Cat’s milk jug.
Let the tea party begin!
Linking up with Terri of Artful Affirmations and thinking, “that’s a spectacularly pretty tea cup!”, and to Martha and feeling so happy about her good news, to Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage , loving all that delicious cream tea wonderfulness, and to Bernideen and thinking, “wow, this girl has so much cool stuff!”
I’m so glad you stopped by. 🙂
Girls do love a tea party. Beautiful as always. Have a festive day.
So true Sabra, and I love that they love it. So nice to be together. 🙂
QUE c’est beau une famille réunie pour le thé!
Merci Sophie, it is nice to have the girls together. Bises. 🙂
Every piece of china is gorgeous! I love things from the past.
Me too Diane. I think I might be able to open a shop soon. 🙂 I broke an egg cup the other day in a spectacular glass crashing all over the cooker and onto the floor moment, and Robert said it’s the universe naturally telling me that one thing has to go out when one thing comes in because there’s too much stuff now. 🙁
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We loved watching you all eat! Darling photos of your tea time and the sweets looked wonderful. I am so glad you shared at Bernideen’s Friends Sharing Tea!
Hi Bernideen, thank you so much for hosting. This Tuesday hop is so much fun. 🙂
What a fun teatime! Love all your rosey teacups but have to tell the truth and say I covet (Ach!) Mrs. Marmalade Cat’s milk jug! Too cute! Looks like the cake was pretty good too!
Oh no, do you Snap? I don’t even want to tell you that Mrs. Marmalade Cat was a thrift store find for $5. (I’m a cheap date…lol) 🙂
Your post is just lovely! I adore your rosey cups (I have a few very similar that I love too). And what a treat to have tea with family and sweet goodies! It all looks beautiful. I think that is the first cat tea pot I have seen, she is very dear.
Hi Terri, Thank you so much for hosting! 🙂 That’s a funny cat-pot, isn’t it? The babies love it.
Tea-time with children is the very best time of all and your tea time looks to be very sweet! I love the cat pitcher and the nursery rhyme mugs.
The rose teacups are lovely.
Hi Kathy, thank you so much. Now to go see what you’re up to over at Cedar Pond. 🙂
I LOVE your rosy teacups and the tiered stand is lovely! What darling little ones you had tea with. Pretty and fun too with Mrs. Marmalade’s pitcher! Such a joyful time with family. Thank you for sharing and coming to tea.
Hi Sandi, thank you very much for hosting. They are darling little ones…while the cakes last…lol. No, actually it was a lot of fun. Have a lovely week. 🙂
Mrs. Marmalade Cat’s milk jug is just too wonderful!! Everything is gorgeous, but the cat that is a pitcher, pouring milk from its pitcher spout, is beyond delightful. 🙂
Hi Sara, that Mrs. Cat pitcher is getting a lot of attention. I never thought of it , mainly because the thing was such a cheap thrift store find and I only saw it as something Binky and Bunny would like, but it is kind of special, isn’t it? 🙂
I love a family tea party with the kids. Yes, some have milk or half tea and milk but everyone eats the goodies and has a good time.
Hi Judith, yes, everyone ate the goodies even baby Isla, (although I did get a “look” from Kerstie about it…lol)
What a lovely tea party, babies and little girls are adorable. Love te tea cups and the tree tier plates are beautiful. Thanks for visiting my blog. Enjoyed yours
Hi Betty, I was really surprised when Kerstie gave me that lovely plate stand. Now I love to use it. Thanks for visiting me back. 🙂
I love all of your teacups and that sweet cream pitcher. I would love to drink my tea out of those cute nursery rhyme cups also.
Hi Clara, I know! Why don’t they make nursery rhyme cups in adult sizes? 🙂
So happy you pulled it all out and used it! That’s what it’s for! Your photos are fabulous.
– The Tablescaper
Thank you so much and absolutely right Tablescaper. 🙂 special things are for special people and not for special occasions.
How sweet! Love the rosy cups too!
Thank you Sherry. 🙂
The girl in white sleeveless dress looks like you.
It’s like the copy of you.
I guess she is your granddaughter?
That’s right Felicity, and so true, Bunny does look like baby Kerstin. 🙂
Really sweet tea party! I remember those days of bone china with my daughter too!
Kathryn, I think we never outgrow tea parties, do we? 🙂 I never want to.