Autumn's robust richness is reflected in everything from our radiant decor to our seasonal cuisine, and gatherings with friends and family abound during this celebatory time of year. ~ Victoria Holiday Bliss magazine
I am thankful for loved ones...
Anyway, enough about rocks, on to my tea....Auntie P is not only my aunt but a very dear friend. She and Uncle Doug had come over to the Island for a little tour and a visit with me. They also brought me a little something which I will share in next week's post.
For this week's tea, I am sharing the King's Crown creamer/ jug which I found at the 70 Mile Yard Sale. I have many other pieces of the King's Crown pattern so this fits right in. This particular piece is the Sawtooth pattern whereas the other pieces I have are the Thumbprint ones. I just love this red rimmed glass! It is especially pretty at Christmastime.
It is not often I get to visit with my beloved relatives because we live in two different provinces. So, it is always a treat when we can get together.
I set the tea table with an assortment of red and pink china because of the red roses which were the focal point.
I am thankful for beautiful flowers...
My raspberry coloured goblets held spring water.
I used Royal Albert Lavender Rose teacups and Burleigh Victorian Chintz salad plates.
I am thankful for beautiful china...
The King's Crown jug makes a pretty container for holding my little spoons, don't you think?
I used a King's Crown sherbet dish and my son's silver baby spoon for holding some lovely home made strawberry-apple sauce.
The teapot was filled with a nice hot orange pekoe tea. This teapot I also use for coffee and hot chocolate. I love its pretty floral pattern and ruffled bottom.
There were blueberry and cranberry muffins as well as croissants filled with egg salad.
I am thankful for good food...
and pretty teacups...
We really had a lovely visit and afterwards these dear ones left on a tour of the Island.
Sharing tea with friends or loved ones is a delightful respite.
I had a little accident after they left!
I always wash my fine china by hand, piece by piece. When I was cleaning up after our tea, I lifted a teacup up out of the dishwater to clean it, and to my dismay, the bottom had cracked out of one of the teacups. This was quite a disappointment, as you can imagine, because it had belonged to my mother and of course, it is costly to replace. So, what did I do? I glued the bottom back on to the teacup and set a votive candle in it. So now I have a beautiful teacup candle to enjoy. No use in crying over it.
I am thankful for being able to look on the bright side and create something lovely out of something broken...