Tuesday, March 29, 2011

SPRINGTIME IS COMING TO TEA TIME TUESDAY



It has snowed at our house the last 2 nights - they call it "spring snow".....I am not sure I understand how that is different from other snow!  Seems silly to me.....


Today I am participating in TEA TIME TUESDAY



From 365 Things Every Tea Lover Should Know:  "In older times, the milk was poured into the cup first as a way to protect the surface of the china, but that isn't necessary now."




I kept a couple of the English Garden cups and saucers (Royal Patrician) when they closed....





the detail on them was lovely!









Add your milk after you've poured the tea so you can judge how much is needed....(tea quote)

















"Where there's tea there's hope."   Sir Arthur Pinero (tea quote)




17 comments:

Prim Rose Hill ©2008-2011 said...

omGosh Bernideen! That is a BEAUTIFUL plate! LOVE it! We had snow yesterday too, couldn't believe it, but that's how are March weather is here in VA. Now it's 55 here today. Crazy weather but it's spring! :)

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Bernideen
I like the butler rabbit with the chalk board - he looks happy to be assisting with your tea.
I read your previous post about Tea in the Garden Saturday and hope to participate.
Judith

Beth said...

Bernideen, Those are beautiful tea cups and teapots! I am pleased to tell you that I get to go to Miss Spenser's for tea next week, and I can hardly contain my excitement!!!
Hugs, Beth

Pamela Gordon said...

What a pretty tea setting and I love those sweet teapots. Beautiful!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Bernideen,
Your tea things are so cute! I love those pretty teacups; especially the one with the roses! I would love to participate in your Garden Teas although I don't know if I will be able to every week. Thanks for joining me for tea once again. Hope your week is going well.

Blessings,
Sandi

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I've added your Garden Tea button to my sidebar.

Willow said...

Your teapot and cups are so pretty, but that big rabbit is something else. Would love to hear the story behind him.

my cup of tea said...

What a beautiful cluster of spring! Your butler bunny is just adorable!
Thank you for such a sweet reminder of what is to come! Happy Tea Day!
~Donna~

Antiques And Teacups said...

The very breath of spring! I just love the bunny butler! And I love your flower cross sidebar.
Thanks.
Ruth

Lynn's Little Cottage said...

I love your teapot display. so cute! Thanks for sharing, Blessings to you, Lynn

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

Love it all...the Rabbit Butler is beyond words...I want.

Blessings Kelsie

Rizzi said...

SNOW.....OH MY....WE..
HAD LOTS OF RAIN, BUT THE NORTHERN PART OF NJ HAD A COVERING. I JUST HOPE WE DON'T GET ANY SPRING SNOW...
YOUR DISHES, AND TEAPOTS ARE JUST LOVELY, RIZZI

La Tea Dah said...

Ohhhhhh, I have an English Garden teacup and saucer --- one of my most favorite! Your "spring" tea setting is lovely, even if you did get more SNOW!

Thanks for sharing!
LaTeaDah

Martha said...

What a lovely spring tea and the china is enchanting!

Johanna said...

Hi Bernideen,
thank you for your nice comment. Your charming teapots made me smile and your cups are so beautiful. Thank you for the informations about using a tree tiered stand. I didn't know that before. Your posts are always very informative.
Greetings, Johanna

parTea lady said...

What a great tablescape. The Alice teapots are great and I love those pretty Royal Patrician teacups.

Angela McRae said...

What beautiful teawares! I've never seen an "Alice" teapot anything like that pink one -- just lovely!