A rosy tea cup Tuesday with children

April 9, 2013

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.

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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.

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The tea cups I chose were, left to right, Tudor Rose by Collingwoods, America Beauty by Royal Albert, and Adderley.

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The little gold finch cake server was on loan from Kerstin who just bought it at a church bazaar for $5.

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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.

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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.

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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!”

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I’m so glad you stopped by. 🙂

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  • Reply Sabra Bowers April 9, 2013 at 1:58 am

    Girls do love a tea party. Beautiful as always. Have a festive day.

    • Reply Veronica April 9, 2013 at 6:52 am

      So true Sabra, and I love that they love it. So nice to be together. 🙂

  • Reply Sophie April 9, 2013 at 3:24 am

    QUE c’est beau une famille réunie pour le thé!
    belle journée

    • Reply Veronica April 9, 2013 at 6:53 am

      Merci Sophie, it is nice to have the girls together. Bises. 🙂

  • Reply Diane April 9, 2013 at 3:51 am

    Every piece of china is gorgeous! I love things from the past.

    • Reply Veronica April 9, 2013 at 6:56 am

      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. 🙁

  • Reply Bernideen's Tea Time Blog April 9, 2013 at 5:06 am

    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!

    • Reply Veronica April 9, 2013 at 7:18 am

      Hi Bernideen, thank you so much for hosting. This Tuesday hop is so much fun. 🙂

  • Reply Snap April 9, 2013 at 6:40 am

    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!

    • Reply Veronica April 9, 2013 at 7:23 am

      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) 🙂

  • Reply Artful Affirmations April 9, 2013 at 7:21 am

    Hello Veronica,
    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.

    • Reply Veronica April 9, 2013 at 7:27 am

      Hi Terri, Thank you so much for hosting! 🙂 That’s a funny cat-pot, isn’t it? The babies love it.

  • Reply KathyB. April 9, 2013 at 8:09 am

    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.

    • Reply Veronica April 9, 2013 at 11:11 am

      Hi Kathy, thank you so much. Now to go see what you’re up to over at Cedar Pond. 🙂

  • Reply Sandi April 9, 2013 at 8:19 am

    Hi Veronica,
    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.


    • Reply Veronica April 9, 2013 at 11:12 am

      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. 🙂

  • Reply Sara v April 9, 2013 at 9:02 am

    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. 🙂

    • Reply Veronica April 9, 2013 at 11:15 am

      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? 🙂

  • Reply Lavender Cottage April 9, 2013 at 11:35 am

    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.

    • Reply Veronica April 9, 2013 at 1:56 pm

      Hi Judith, yes, everyone ate the goodies even baby Isla, (although I did get a “look” from Kerstie about it…lol)

  • Reply Betty Stapleton April 9, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    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

    • Reply Veronica April 9, 2013 at 1:57 pm

      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. 🙂

  • Reply Rosewalk Cottage April 9, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    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.

    • Reply Veronica April 9, 2013 at 1:58 pm

      Hi Clara, I know! Why don’t they make nursery rhyme cups in adult sizes? 🙂

  • Reply The Tablescaper April 9, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    So happy you pulled it all out and used it! That’s what it’s for! Your photos are fabulous.

    – The Tablescaper

    • Reply Veronica April 9, 2013 at 2:32 pm

      Thank you so much and absolutely right Tablescaper. 🙂 special things are for special people and not for special occasions.

  • Reply Sherry April 9, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    How sweet! Love the rosy cups too!

    • Reply Veronica April 9, 2013 at 3:36 pm

      Thank you Sherry. 🙂

  • Reply Felicity April 9, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    The girl in white sleeveless dress looks like you.
    It’s like the copy of you.
    I guess she is your granddaughter?


    • Reply Veronica April 10, 2013 at 5:55 am

      That’s right Felicity, and so true, Bunny does look like baby Kerstin. 🙂

  • Reply vastlycurious.com April 15, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Really sweet tea party! I remember those days of bone china with my daughter too!

    • Reply Veronica April 15, 2013 at 7:07 pm

      Kathryn, I think we never outgrow tea parties, do we? 🙂 I never want to.

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