A traditional time for tea on this hectic Tuesday
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. 🙂