Tea cup Tuesday, we only have time for breakfast. Some days are like that.

March 19, 2013

We’ve come to really love tea cup Tuesdays but Chloe’s on campus all day today so the only chance to have tea with my sweet child was at breakfast.

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It started off as a lovely sunny morning and, since both our bedrooms face east, we decided to have breakfast in my bedroom and catch the morning sun.

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I draped an old cashmere shawl on the little table as a table cloth and that gave us an orange and burgundy theme.

I have a few pieces of this orange transfer ware? (not sure) china. The mark is a bunch of numbers and letters and one word, “mattese”,

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and one spectacularly orange Aynsley cup.

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I made our breakfast favorite, Earl Gray tea, soft boiled eggs, toast and a large bowl of fresh fruit.

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Morgan, figuring she’s one of the girls, decided to get in on breakfast.

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I think that, especially living in Vancouver for part of the year, it’s a good idea to chase the sun around the house and take advantage of every little ray.

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This was such a good idea.

One last sip of tea…

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…and off we go. Do you think Morgan will do the dishes? Yeah, me neither.

Happily linking up with Terri of Artful Affirmations to admire her birthday tea cup prezzy, and to Martha, and sending Martha lots of love and strength. I’m still thinking about you and I care. And Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage.

Postcard party...oh the choices!
Finally, a chance to get out in the garden

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  • Reply Artful Affirmations March 19, 2013 at 4:40 am

    Hello Veronica,
    I too, chase the sun around my house! The tea setting is integral to the tea moment! lol!
    Your tea setting in your bedroom is sweet and lovely. What a morning to have with your beautiful daughter.
    The china is gorgeous as well. I have never seen orange china I liked before….but I ADORE yours! And that beautiful tea cup too! But the most beautiful part…is that you would take the time to create such an opportunity for joy!
    I love that!

    • Reply Veronica March 19, 2013 at 5:59 am

      Hi Terri,
      The older C gets the more I value having special time with her. (Although she does put up with a lot of modeling on demand for me…lol) I’m glad you like the orange-ness of that china. I wish I knew what it is. 🙂

  • Reply Sophie March 19, 2013 at 5:33 am

    quelle belle porcelaine!
    moi aussi Norma pense qu’elle doit prendre son petit déjeuner avec moi!
    surtout quand il y a de la brioche!
    belle journée et merci de ce beau rayon de soleil

    • Reply Veronica March 19, 2013 at 6:04 am

      Oh Sophie, I love brioche, and, if I went to the trouble of making it, I’m sure more than one of my children would suddenly show up for breakfast…lol.
      Bises 🙂

  • Reply Beverly March 19, 2013 at 5:34 am

    One of the things that I have learned to do, is to take some time to enjoy the little things. Just like you did. Your setting is beautiful and I love that china.
    Have a nice week,

    • Reply Veronica March 19, 2013 at 6:05 am

      I Beverly, it’s so important, isn’t it? Keeps families together and makes memories. 🙂

  • Reply Emily March 19, 2013 at 5:54 am

    What a wonderful way to take advantage of spending time with your lovely daughter. Got to grab those moments when opportunities come our way. Beautiful china, and I love the teacup, so lovely. Your photographs are lovely, catching all those shadows.
    Enjoy the day……….

    • Reply Veronica March 19, 2013 at 6:06 am

      Hi Emily, thank you for visiting. 🙂

  • Reply Carol Early Cooney March 19, 2013 at 6:22 am

    So lovely. You are right to put such beauty in your life.

    • Reply Veronica March 19, 2013 at 6:44 am

      Aw, thank you Carol. 🙂

  • Reply michellepond March 19, 2013 at 6:46 am

    I look forward to your tea cup Tuesday posts. That comes from a dyed-in-the -wool coffee drinker.

    • Reply Veronica March 19, 2013 at 7:18 am

      Lol Michelle. I’d have my tea at the same table with you and your coffee any day. 🙂

  • Reply Ruth W. March 19, 2013 at 7:39 am

    Lovely Veronica. I love your Antique Staffordshire china! The colors are glorious with the egg yolk and teacups. Any time with a child is precious, but especially so as they mature and build lives away from home. And what lovely photos! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

    • Reply Veronica March 19, 2013 at 8:11 am

      Hi Ruth, is that what it is? Thank you so much for telling me. 🙂

  • Reply Jocelyn March 19, 2013 at 7:41 am

    Your china is very lovely and unusual. What a delightful way to enjoy tea.

    • Reply Veronica March 19, 2013 at 8:13 am

      Hi Jocelyn, it was a lovely morning; thank you so much for coming over. 🙂

  • Reply Green Speck March 19, 2013 at 9:04 am

    A beautiful breakfast scene 🙂

    • Reply Veronica March 19, 2013 at 1:45 pm

      Hi Green, thank you very much. I have to pop over to your side of the world and catch up on what you’re up to. 🙂

  • Reply Sara v March 19, 2013 at 9:33 am

    Veronica, another lovely play date with the light–I love the different angles and rays and reflections (almost as yummy as that breakfast looked!) and I have the same egg cups 🙂 So cute! Thank you for sharing a de-light-ful moment <3

    • Reply Veronica March 19, 2013 at 1:46 pm

      Do you Sara? Those egg cups are so great, just the perfect size. 🙂

  • Reply Catherine Llewellyn March 19, 2013 at 11:01 am

    hmmmm …. i’m reminded to savour different corners of the house – breakfast doesn’t always have to be taken in the same place – suddenly i feel richer in space and creative options – lovely x

    • Reply Veronica March 19, 2013 at 1:47 pm

      Catherine, Clover Lawn is so lovely I bet you’re spoilt for choice. 🙂

  • Reply dianecayton March 19, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    Orange is SUCH a great and happy color. I really need to add some to my decor. It brightens the table and the mood.

    • Reply Veronica March 19, 2013 at 1:49 pm

      Diane, are you going to incorporate orange into your new house? So exciting! I’m looking forward to seeing how you’ll decorate it. 🙂

  • Reply Michelle March 19, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Your china is so gorgeous! Orange is such a beautiful color (my living room walls are orange!). How lovely to have breakfast tea with your daughter in such a sunny spot. Happy Spring! ~Michelle

    • Reply Veronica March 19, 2013 at 1:50 pm

      Hi Michelle, thank you so much. Happy spring to you too. I’m off to check out your Tuesday tea. 🙂

  • Reply Johanna March 19, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    Hi Veronica,
    you made wonderful photos, they tell a story by their own without any words. How lovely when the three girls of you (Morgan!) have breaktfast together. I think Morgan would do the dishes, when you left, but in a different way as you want. LOL
    Thank you for sharing your sweet moment and for your visit on my blog and the kind comment.
    Best greetings, Johnna

    • Reply Veronica March 19, 2013 at 1:52 pm

      Hi Johanna, so true, last time a little milk was left in a glass on the kitchen counter, the glass was found on the floor licked as clean as possible and a very happy (but guilty) Morgan was licking her whiskers. 🙂

  • Reply Ruthie Miller March 19, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Dear Veronica,
    What a beautiful daughter you have. Here eyes are so gorgeous. It is a very special and memorable treat to have tea together in the morning.
    Your china is really, really pretty. Aynsley teacup with those dishes-fabo.
    I loved your post. Please come and visit us too.
    You captured the sunshine! 🙂
    Ruthie from: http://www.ladybstimefortea.blogspot.com

    • Reply Veronica March 20, 2013 at 9:45 am

      Hi Ruthie, thank you so much for leaving me your addy, I’m going to have a peek in a few minutes. Chloe really does have lovely eyes. They are light blue with a golden sunburst. Sometimes when I get the light just right her eyes look very pale and ghostly. 🙂

  • Reply Pamela Gordon March 19, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Beautiful, beautiful photos, and tea table. The china is gorgeous. I love the lighting and the lacy curtains. Wonderful post! Pamela

    • Reply Veronica March 20, 2013 at 9:40 am

      Hi Pamela, thank you so much. 🙂 That china is gorgeous, isn’t it? As soon as I figure out what it is I plan to hunt down some more of it.

  • Reply Lavender Cottage March 19, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    You’ve brought back memories of me making soft boiled eggs and toast fingers for our daughters. When they were old enough, they would return the favour and make this favourite breakfast for me.

    • Reply Veronica March 20, 2013 at 9:39 am

      Hi Judith, that’s so sweet! I remember toast and tea on mom’s day. I hope you still get to have breakfast with your girls sometimes. 🙂

  • Reply Jennifer Chow March 19, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Love the photos! The orange dishes serve as a beautiful visual contrast to the tea and food. And I think that the tea tradition’s a great bonding idea.

    • Reply Veronica March 20, 2013 at 9:34 am

      Hi Jennifer, I think it is a bonding of sorts, isn’t it? Thank you so much for stopping by my WSS friend. 🙂

  • Reply KathyB. March 20, 2013 at 12:04 am

    I completely agree with you on “chasing the sun” as I live in the Pacific Northwest too. What a lovely and special time for you and your daughter. ( she’s very pretty) I don’t see much orange china or many orange teacups, and the ones you have pictured here are pretty. Makes me wish my kids were young enough to be back home and have such a breakfast with me…oh well, maybe with the grandchildren ! Thank-you .

    • Reply Veronica March 20, 2013 at 9:33 am

      Hi Kathy, I love your hand-spun skeins in your Etsy shop! I wish I knew how to knit.

  • Reply Felicity March 20, 2013 at 2:46 am

    At first glance, I thought the transfer table wares are from Wileman/Shelley. This kind of red is very uplifting.
    Ha ha, you are turning with the sun. I remember moving myself in my room in order to give myself a moonlight bath.


    • Reply Veronica March 20, 2013 at 7:46 am

      Hi Felicity, do you think so? Good, I’ll look that transferware up. Moonlight bath! How romantic. 🙂

  • Reply Rosewalk Cottage March 20, 2013 at 3:18 am

    I love your lace curtains and pretty orange transferware. Beautiful post.

    • Reply Veronica March 20, 2013 at 7:42 am

      Thank you Clara. 🙂

  • Reply Sandi March 21, 2013 at 5:30 am

    Good morning Veronica,
    Oh my, what a lovely setting with your lace curtains in the window. I have never seen orange transferware before but it is really pretty! Your orange teacup is simply beautiful. I LOVE it! A lovely breakfast with your beautiful daughter. Thank you for sharing and coming to tea. Happy Spring!


    • Reply Veronica March 21, 2013 at 5:23 pm

      Hi Sandi, Those lace curtains are the best. They give us privacy and we still get all the sun. After I took all those photos I noticed the lovely pattern they cast…double bonus. Happy spring to you too Sandi. 🙂

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