Some days are like that, don’t you think?
This morning C and I had to be out of the house first thing to drive across town for a Dr.s appointment. Then battle downtown traffic back and get C to her afternoon university class. Then work. Half way thru the afternoon C texted, “Oh my god I’m tired and still have an hour and half to go.”
Hmm, time for tea.
I stopped by our favourite bakery to pick up some treats and made tea in my generous Sadler tea pot and we sat down at the kitchen table for a little girl time.
The cup I chose for myself is this little coronation cup in the “official design” by the British Pottery Manufacturers Federation. I love the duck egg blue in the cameo.
And for Chloe, this little golden princess cup by Paragon.
I’ve had these two pressed glass domed plates for a few years now and love bringing them out as a special treat. I think they make everyone feel a little like Cindy-Lu Who with that strawberry, don’t you?
Thank goodness the sun has been shining lately and there are some spectacular flowers in the garden now. I know, I must be mad to try to grow roses in the Pacific Northwest, but I just love them. Actually, the climate here is very similar to Oxfordshire where I grow beautiful roses too. Hmm, maybe it’s me!
This is the first full season for some of my roses and they are doing brilliantly. In this bunch are “Pat Austin, Julia Child, Climbing Blaze, a pink rambler, and that yellow cabbage rose is one I saved from the demolition at my late aunt’s house. It’s the most powerfully perfumed rose I’ve ever smelled and even one by my bedside can be a little overwhelming on still nights.
Well then, everything is better after cake and tea, isn’t it? It’s even better to try a little taste from all the cakes. OK, well, I suppose we should save one or two pieces for Robert or at least let him join us in the kitchen.
Joining Teri at Artful Affirmations and really hoping I can join in for tea outside on the 25th, come on weather…cooperate! And Martha to wish her a big congratulations for little Noah the big graduate and happy milestone birthday to her sis, with Bernideen, who has the loveliest summer outdoor tea this week..what a treat, and missing Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage. Thinking about you girl.