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Baking, Cooking, Decorating, Tea Time, and taking Inspiration from those I love and the world around me...

A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Monday 22 August 2011

Tea Time Tuesday

"A friend is the sugar bowl in the tea party of life,
Sweet and satisfying to the soul." ~ Unknown

Welcome dear friends to my 82nd Tea Time Tuesday.

I hope everyone enjoyed a nice weekend. Old Home Week is over for another year and I'm so glad! I don't like crowds and the Island gets so crazy busy this time of year. Traffic is unreal and well, I just like it better when things have quieted down.
Here on the Island, they also say that Summer is over when OHW is over but I'm not believing it! Judging by the weather forecast for this coming week, I would say our Summer is just beginning. I have noticed the last few years that the nicest part of Summer is in late August. We spent the entire day at the beach yesterday. What a treat! We didn't want to leave, it was so lovely!

Before we begin our tea today, I want to ask you a question, "Do you ever get tired of seeing red?" I don't, in fact, I love seeing red! Red transferware, that is. And pink...

As promised last week, I said I would share some more of my finds. Well, actually, these are finds that other folks found and they gifted me with them. I am truly blessed with a wonderful family and friends; bloggy friends too!

I adore red transferware, in case you didn't know, and I pick up pieces whenever I see it. In this case, I didn't have to go far because my sweet cousin Val already had these pieces and she gave them to me. She had found them in a thrift store a while back. She collects mainly blue china and I collect red/pink. Out of the goodness of her heart, she blessed me with these wonderful pieces of Burleigh Victorian Chintz.

I don't know about you, but I love learning the history of a piece of china.

Burleigh is a family business established in 1851 and is still manufacturing a pure English earthenware product in the 21st century. Situated in Stoke-on-Trent, England, this factory takes great pride in its workmanship. Burleigh Factory Shop produces their famous blue and white china but they also have an array of other colourways as well; including red, pink, plum, and black.
"From Clay to Cup...Pure English" is their motto.

Damask roses and Primroses make up this lovely chintz pattern from the mid 19th century. Unfortunately, this pattern has been discontinued which makes it even more special. I would love to find a little jug to go with it.

The evening my cousin and I had gone junking, she found these darling pink depression glass bowls and goblets. I wanted to treat her so I bought them for her. Notice the lovely floral etching on the goblet.

Secretly, I wished I had found some too because I simply adore pink depression glass!
When we got back to her home, she surprised me the next morning by setting the breakfast table with these dishes and told me that she was giving them all to me. Three dinner plates, three salad plates, three bread and butters, and three teacups, as well as the coveted pink depression glass bowls and goblets.
Needless to say, I was flabbergasted!

Don't ever let anyone tell you that God doesn't give you the desires of your heart because He surely does!
Thank you Val, I will treasure them always and you, my dear cousin! Everytime I look at them, I will think of you.

So, let's set the table for tea...

We will start off with a nice glass of sparkling pink lemonade from France.

Mmm, it is delicious!

Bowls of fresh fruit...

"And the fruits will outdo what the flowers have promised." ~ Francois De Malherbe - Victoria magazine

....and freshly baked scones.... Notice the pretty Johnson Brothers Rose Chintz plate on which the scones are sitting!

....with your choice of strawberry jam, a lovely lemon curd from Britain, and some clotted cream.

A lovely rose graces the tea table.

The Rose Chintz plate is a gift from one of my lovely tea friends,  Carolyn
You are all familiar with Carolyn's blog, Aiken House and Gardens I'm certain. While she was on a trip to southern Maine, she saw this plate and thought of me! Wasn't that sweet of her?

Those of you who know Carolyn  know that her home and gardens are a haven and she hosts many garden tours throughout the summertime. She is a very gracious hostess and makes one feel right at home.
Isn't this a charming shot? This is one of the photos from her tea post a couple of weeks ago.

Not only is Carolyn a tea friend but we both live on Prince Edward Island and as little girls, we had spent many hours together playing with our dolls. So, I have known Carolyn for quite some time. Thank you Carolyn for thinking of me. Please be sure to visit her today.

Happiness is sharing tea with a friend.

I have tucked a few tea spoons into my vintage Rose Chintz double egg cup. This egg cup was given to me by my sweet Auntie P.

Love this pattern!

Would you like to try a scone? Some lemon curd and clotted cream with a cup of tea is such a treat.

The Victorian Chintz teacups are missing their saucers so I paired the teacup with one of my crystal embedded saucers. A little bling is always nice!

A cuppa and Victoria magazine; a lovely respite.

Thank you for stopping by Rose Chintz Cottage today. I am delighted to have you! I would love for you to join me for Tea Time Tuesday. All you have to do is share a favourite tea cup or teapot, a coffee mug, or something tea related. If you wish, you may do coffee instead of tea or the following is acceptable too: apple cider, iced tea or iced coffee, hot chocolate, lemonade, or punch. The TTT button on my sidebar is available for you to use in your post or place on your sidebar if you wish. A poem, tea quote, or scripture verse would be more than welcome! Please link back to me so that your visitors may find their way here to visit with all my lovely participants.

If you missed my post about Green Gables, you will find it here Green Gables Tour 

"Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you your heart's desires. Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust Him, and He will help you." -  Psalm 37:4-5 {New Living Translation}

I am pleased to join the following parties as well~

Victoria - A Return to Loveliness

Table Top Tuesday

Teacup Tuesday
Teacup Tuesday

Wanda Lee~
Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday
Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday
Wanda Lee~
Tea For Two and Wednesday Tea For Me and Thee

Tea Party Tuesday

Lady Katherine~
Teatime Tuesday


Miss Spenser~
Teacup Thursday

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi