Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Birthday Tea

Last week was my birthday.
To celebrate, I fixed myself
a pot of Earl Grey tea and

set a pretty place setting for myself.

I then took it outside to photograph because the light
was better out there.

My favorite birthday cup to use during the month of December.
I love having a December birthday!

The bottom of the china says:
Royal Albert
Bone China
Flower of the Month Series
Christmas Rose
1970 Royal Albert LTD.

Candlewick cream and sugar bowl--handed down from my husband's paternal grandmother.

When I was growing up, my maternal grandmother
always kept this spoon in the sugar bowl. It's bowl is engraved
"Queen Elizabeth visits Canada-1959."

Maternal grandmother's silver.

I treated myself to Walker's shortbread because I had never had them before.

You can see pictures of a flower arrangement I made with this teacup here.

This is for Teacup Tuesday at Artful Afirmations and Martha's Favorites

and Tablescape Thursday at


Terri said...

Happy Birthday! I love the birthday tea you gave yourself. That is just fab! Your December cup is so lovely. What a pleasure to use.

Heather said...

What a wonderful birthday treat! Your birthday month dishes are quite pretty too! What are the other months like?

gena said...

Oh what a lovely blog ! I'll be following and be sure to come back to peruse all the posts !

Thanks for visiting Lavender Hill !


btw - I homeschooled my three boys through highschool... one's graduated from college and married and the other two are in their third year of university. Enjoy the journey !

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Royal Albert flower of the month teacup always look pretty! thanks for sharing and have a great week!

Robynne's Nest said...

Hello Elizabeth, nice to meet you, thankyou for visiting my blog. I like your blog, and I especially like your Queen Liz teaspoon, it's lovely to have something special like that. I hope you had a great day.Robx

Heidi said...

Happy Birthday! I love your teacup! Blessings, Heidi

Barbara said...

Happy birthday! I just love that china. My daughter's birthday is in December. I need to see if I can find that for her. I really like your Queen Elizabeth spoon. What a treasure to have!

Aledia said...

Happy Birthday! What a sweet little treat for yourself, I love your teacup! Have a blessed day! I'm your newest follower :)

On Crooked Creek said...

Happy December Birthday! So nice to see your celebration!

Entertaining Women said...

Happy Birthday! Aren't our family treasures just the very best...oh my, I actually remember when Queen Elizabeth visited Canada in 1959. I was a little girl. Wow, that really dates me. Your teacup flower arrangement turned me into your newest follower. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay