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

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.

Comments: 44

  • March 19, 2013
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    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!
    Hugs,
    Terri

  • March 19, 2013
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    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
    bises
    Sophie

  • March 19, 2013
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    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,
    Bev
    @http://eclecticredbarn.blogspot.com

  • March 19, 2013
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    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……….

  • March 19, 2013
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    So lovely. You are right to put such beauty in your life.

  • March 19, 2013
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    I look forward to your tea cup Tuesday posts. That comes from a dyed-in-the -wool coffee drinker.

  • March 19, 2013
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    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!
    Ruth

  • March 19, 2013
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    Your china is very lovely and unusual. What a delightful way to enjoy tea.

  • March 19, 2013
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    A beautiful breakfast scene 🙂

  • March 19, 2013
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    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

  • Catherine Llewellyn

    March 19, 2013
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    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

  • dianecayton

    March 19, 2013
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    Orange is SUCH a great and happy color. I really need to add some to my decor. It brightens the table and the mood.

  • March 19, 2013
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    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

  • March 19, 2013
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    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

  • March 19, 2013
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    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

  • March 19, 2013
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    Beautiful, beautiful photos, and tea table. The china is gorgeous. I love the lighting and the lacy curtains. Wonderful post! Pamela

  • March 19, 2013
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    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.

  • March 19, 2013
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    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.

  • March 20, 2013
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    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 .

  • March 20, 2013
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    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.

    Felicity

  • March 20, 2013
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    I love your lace curtains and pretty orange transferware. Beautiful post.
    ~Clara

  • March 21, 2013
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    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!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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