A British car show influence on our tea cup Tuesday

May 21, 2013

I’m so happy it’s Tuesday again because I missed you all last week. πŸ™‚ On the heels of our British car show, I took out my little vintage car tea and luncheon plates for afternoon tea.

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These sweet little luncheon plates are Georgian china, USA origin and are perfect for our afternoon snack of oat cakes and brie.

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I also used our chrome tea pot. It’s the most perfect tea pot in the world! You know how you get tea pots which don’t hold the heat in, or which drip as you pour the tea? This one is so perfect it’s crazy.

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C couldn’t come to the car show, (rock climbing), so we told her of the day and showed her the photos…

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…while we drank cup after cup of Earl Gray stirred with our commemorative spoons of WWI leaders.


Tea may have slightly collapsed into a fun-fest of who can out British who.

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But we had so much fun catching up and sharing fun stories of our day.

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Oh, almost forgot. At the jumble sale I picked up two authentic 1959 mini hubcaps. Lucky, lucky find. And the man selling them let me have them for free!!! Holy smokes, I would have expected to pay anything upwards of $100 for them. (Must be my charming way with people…er)

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One last shot of our afternoon tea. Here’s my scrubby cat Morgan trying to get in on tea…well, actually she could care less about the tea, it’s all about the brie for her.

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Sharing today with Teri from Artful Affirmation and voting for a lovely chintz on that chair, with Martha and wishing her mother a happy birthday! Love seeing your photo pretty girl. :), with Sandy and coveting that beautiful parasol, and with Bernideen and thinking, “gosh, I want to come where you are and have some sun for a garden tea party too.” Love to you all.

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A little jewel of a painting and a view out of the door.
Hello from the British car show

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  • Reply Cottage and Castle May 21, 2013 at 9:20 am

    Hi Veronica,
    I haven’t seen your posts lately and was worried about you. I am pleased to find you well.

    My hubby would just love your little cars and vintage car books. He collects Corgis from Great Britain and has one of my corner decorative shelves filled with his collection.

    Those car cups and plates are so unique. I just love your special treasures!

    It is so nice to see your lovely family. My family and I are a little camera shy till.
    Take care,

    • Reply Veronica May 21, 2013 at 10:57 am

      Hi Karen, thank you so much for caring. πŸ™‚ You’re a sweet sweetie. I’m so glad we’re friends.

  • Reply sophielipatoff May 21, 2013 at 9:38 am

    Lovely cat!


    • Reply Veronica May 21, 2013 at 10:58 am

      Bonjour Sophie, she looks like a chocolate box cat, but she doesn’t have the same soft, squishy personality that she looks like she should have. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Bernideen's Tea Time Blog May 21, 2013 at 9:52 am

    Even the kitty is loving this tea experience and keeping calm and carrying on! This is a wonderful post and so glad you linked!

    • Reply Veronica May 21, 2013 at 11:02 am

      Thank you Bernideen. Morgan always want’s to be in the middle of family things. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Ruth W. May 21, 2013 at 10:13 am

    I dearly love minis…we have entered several contests to win one, to no avail. Glad you dad such a marvelous time! Looks like Morgan (named for the car, was he???) even likes them. But bet he’d rather have the brie. I am back from my restorative break. Thanks so much for your kind wishes when I was gone. I have a new address for my blog and Tuesday Cuppa Tea…http://www.antiquesandteacups.info, but since you found me I guess you figured that out!

    • Reply Veronica May 21, 2013 at 11:01 am

      Hi Ruth. Oh I hope you get your mini one day…soon. πŸ™‚ Morgan is named after Morgana le Faye from King Arthur because she can be charming one minute and turn into a razor wire cat-from-hell the next. I’m glad you’re back and I’ll subscribe to the new addy. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Lavender Cottage May 21, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Veronica, your tea set is so sweet. As much as he doesn’t like the whole tea scene, I’ll bet my husband would find everything fascinating.

    • Reply Veronica May 21, 2013 at 2:54 pm

      Hi Judith. I can just about manage to include Robert if I have some car things there, so completely understanding. Hugs to you, have a great rest of the week. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Beth May 21, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Adorable tea! Very cute !

    • Reply Veronica May 21, 2013 at 2:53 pm

      Thank you Beth. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Pamela Gordon May 21, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    What a fun tea post! I found the china you used to be quite interesting and unique. Have a great week. Blessings, Pamela

    • Reply Veronica May 21, 2013 at 2:52 pm

      Thank you Pamela. I hope you have a great rest of the week too. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Felicity May 21, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Love the theme you gave to the tea party.
    The snapshots are very natural.

    • Reply Veronica May 22, 2013 at 7:23 am

      Oh thank you Felicity. It’s been that way for so many years that everyone ignores that there’s a camera pointing at them. πŸ™‚ Which is nice for me.

  • Reply Terri May 21, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Hello Veronica,
    You have created such a lovely post. Your car dishes are just amazing! You have set them up beautifully. MMMMmmmmm and your desserts! They look so delicious! I would also love to try clotted cream cookies : )
    I really enjoy looking at your images. You have a unique quality to them…beautiful.
    Hooray for you getting those mini hubcaps! What a bit of luck there!
    (chintz may just win out!)

    • Reply Veronica May 22, 2013 at 7:23 am

      Hi Terri, thank you so much for hosting again this week. I’m looking forward to the garden tea posts. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Johanna May 21, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    Hi Veronica,
    this tea time looks so cozy with your sweet family. I can seen how much fun you all had, even the craving kitty. Its fun to have such a hobby. Your plates and cups with Oldtimers are cute and perfect for that event. Thank you for sharing and thank you for your visit and the sweet comment.
    Best greetings, Johanna

    • Reply Veronica May 22, 2013 at 7:27 am

      Hi Johanna, isn’t that cat crazy? She’d do anything for people food. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Catherine Llewellyn May 22, 2013 at 12:31 am

    what a lovely window into a happy time! made me smile from ear to ear πŸ™‚

    • Reply Veronica May 22, 2013 at 7:27 am

      Hi Catherine. I’m so glad I made you smile. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Sandi May 22, 2013 at 7:56 am

    Hello Veronica,
    What a wonderful tea time. I love all things British and enjoyed your post immensely. You have a cute cat and I wouldn’t mind having some brie myself. Thanks for coming to tea and have a lovely day.


    • Reply Veronica May 22, 2013 at 12:07 pm

      Hi Sandi. Thank you so much for hosting again this week. I love catching up with you and all the tea gals. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Estrella Azul May 22, 2013 at 8:27 am

    I really like cars, that is one amazing tea set! And I love your cat shot, that is one cute and uninterested-in-tea kitty! πŸ™‚

    • Reply Veronica May 22, 2013 at 12:06 pm

      Hi Estrella. Thank you so much. Morgan tries to be as cute as possible in the hopes of getting people food. πŸ™‚

      • Reply Estrella Azul May 23, 2013 at 10:36 am

        Mine do, too.
        I suspect one of my cat has caught two hamsters. They were long dead, but definitely not regular mice… Wonder who’s missing a few pets now? πŸ™

        • Reply Veronica May 23, 2013 at 5:42 pm

          Oh No Estrella…lol…only I probably shouldn’t be laughing. πŸ™‚

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