Monday, May 14, 2012

SWEET BIRDS TEAPOT for "Tea In The Garden"

On this beautiful days we can sit for
a while and enjoy the fresh smells of new
spring blooms in the garden.

Miss Tabitha is so glad to say goodbye
to the snowy wintertime.

I love just seeing the lawn nice
and green again too.

I know that you are probably making big plans for upcoming summer time off.  I hope you get to visit some lovely gardens this summer.  There is inspiration waiting just ahead and it is fun to see what other people do with their gardens.  Will you be taking a vacation soon?

We enjoy feeding the birds all winter
and into spring but there will be plenty
of bugs around this summer.


  1. I love the history of the British Royal family. Just read a biography of VR and am currently reading a bio of her youngest son Leopold, who suffered from haemophilia. It's just so intriguing. Sorry to be a stickler but Victoria died just a few months before her 82nd birthday. She was born 14 May 1819 and died 22 January 1901. She is still the longest serving British Monarch at 63 years and 7 months with the current Queen, Elizabeth just tailing behind her at this time. QE 2 however is older than Victoria though as she is 85 this year with birthday celebrations taking place atm.
    Thanks for sharing about VR, love history.

  2. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I tried making a sponge cake... but it came out very heavy. Will have to try again! Looks lovely!

  3. Oh! It sounds SO good!!! I have berries, but no jam at the moment. We're down to the last of last summer's jams. Wish I could get a jar of Berideen's! :)

  4. Beautiful cake and lovely post... thanks for the recipe!!!

  5. Yes, the English like this cake.

  6. I love a good Victoria Sponge -- and this time of year is perfect for one -- with fresh strawberries. Yours looks yummy!

  7. This looks so delicious. I would love to try making a sponge cake.

  8. Yum! A sponge cake is going on my Bucket List of recipes to try. (I'll bet you don't have a recipe Bucket List, Bernideen, because you seem to have made at least one of EVERYTHING!)

  9. Hello Bernideen
    I fell in love with sponge cake the first time one of the garden club ladies made it. I've yet to bake one myself but will definitely try.
    Would it work with all purpose flour?

  10. Bernideen, your Sponge Cake looks fabulous and I'm sure Queen Victoria would approve! Thanks for sharing your recipe with us.


  11. Yummm...this cake looks so delicious. Since it will be Queen Victoria's Birthday this month and we celebrate in Canada as a Holiday.....I'm going to make this cake for the occasion....

    thanks for sharing and great photos. :-)

  12. My goodness. this looks so good ... my mouth is watering!!!! Happy Tea Day!

  13. I can just see the Queen napkin in lap, enjoying ever bit of this looks so yummy!

  14. Oh, this looks truly fabulous! I love Queen Victoria - such a wonderful role model - I am so glad you shared with A Return to Loveliness!
    God Bless,

  15. Hi Bernideen, Your cake looks delightful! I picked a very few strawberries from the garden just today.

  16. What a wonderful looking sponge cake! Wish I could share a piece with you.

  17. Hi Bernideen,
    that cakes looks absolutely delicious. Really fit for a queen, her Majesty would have loved it. I will try to make it once. You always share such amazing recipes. Thank you very much.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  18. Beautiful cake!! absolutely gorgeous.

  19. Gorgeous presentation...I am going to try out this recipe!! Happy Belated Mother's Day -- just coming up for air here!! (SMILES)

  20. We'd like to invite you to link this lovely recipe at our Steam Tea Travels sister blog, where Victoriana and steam combine.
    It looks simply scrumptious!
    Have a queenly day!

  21. Have you seen the film Young Victoria. Välddigt good costume drama and the background of her difficult childhood until she meets her beloved Albert. I have made Victoria cake and felt very British but I live on Swedish soil. I wish you a wonderful day! Zinnia

  22. Not sure how I missed this post!?

    I have never made a sponge cake, but make cakes from scratch often -will have to try it. Your recipe looks wonderful. Thank you!

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