Wednesday, March 14, 2018


If you've seen the movie "Becoming
Jane" then you know a little something
about Jane Austen's relationship
 with the Irish fellow Thomas Lefroy
 and maybe you are the one who
 really knows the answer to the

With Saturday being St. Patrick's Day
I thought it best to stay on this journey
of Irish tribute and tea time - at least 
for this blog posting.

I do love the clothing of this Regency Period of time.  Do you? The Regency styles remind me of the sewing I did in the 70's when we wore those puff capped sleeves gathered at the top and then drawn in and went down tightly to the wrist.   The empire style had a lovely raised waist.  That sure brings back memories!

Yes, this photo from 2010 in my shop
brings back memories of a Jane Austen
 Tea Event.  I am retired now and both
 of these ladies (Elizabeth and Katrina)
 are now married and 
 Elizabeth on the left has 2 children.
   These young women were delightfully wonderful!

As you can see we have some lovely Irish
Raisin Apple Scones and you can find
this recipe - HERE.  I suggest a little 
more sugar - maybe 2/3 cup.

This tea cozy has Jane Austen fabric:


  1. OH Bernideen ...
    You just have a magically way of making teatime inspiring...I do love Jane Austen...I can’t confirm the history , but I sure do adore Mr. Darcy especially when Colin Firth is playing the part... Some actors just suit those romantic type of roles... The clothes are fabulous and so feminine...although maybe hot in summertime...but teatime at your house is perfect ...I’d love a "raisin apple scone” to compliment some relaxing tea in your lovely shamrock cup. Your St.Patricks Day tea display is wonderful and I like the Austen touch.... especially the tea cozy ....Thanks for sharing , my Friend...Hugs

  2. What a beautiful tea time you've set up for us, Bernideen. I love both teacups, and I'd certainly love a scone while I'm visiting you.
    I have never seen the movie "Becoming Jane", but would love to.
    I loved Seeing a glimpse of your shop, and the pretty things, and lovely girls.
    Thanks so much for hosting and Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  3. Loved the styles of the 70's and I've always loved puffed sleeves and the empire waisted frocks. I had a powder blue dress that I loved to wear to church. The styles today I find hideous for the most part. Can't wait till they bring back prettier colours and styles. Your tea table is lovely, Bernideen, as always. Thanks for the party and Happy St Patrick's Day!

  4. I am indeed a Janeite and love regency fashion as well. I remember the ladies for the party at your shop when you blogged about it! Amazing how time has passed. It’s an Aynsley St. Patrick’s Day, isn’t it? I love the regency folks tea cute! Haven’t seen the movie yet...isn’t in our rural area yet, but it’s on my list. Happy St. Patrick’s Day And have a wonderful week. Thanks for hosting and for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea.

  5. Hi dear Bernideen!Thanks for hosting:visiting you is always a pleasure!Your shop was a dream,that photo is wonderful...Love your beautiful tea time and those pretty tea cozies!Hugs,Maristella.

  6. I've always been a fan of the empire waist styles and expect they'll be back in fashion again one day. Thanks for hosting and Happy St. Paddy's Day!

  7. What a lovely Irish tea time. Every year I say I need a shamrock teacup, but alas not one yet. I will link tomorrow when I post my Irish tea time tribute.

  8. Bernideen, what a beautiful post! I loved that little glimpse of your shop. Just the sort of place I would have found myself a "regular" in! Thank you for hosting.

  9. HI Bernideen. Your shop looks wonderful. I wished I lived closer to visit it. You tea time is lovely as usually.
    I wonder if you have ever seen that pattern of dishes I shared in my Shamrock Shortbread Cookies. It used to be My Mom's china. I would love to find other pieces.
    Thanks for this lovely link up party. Thelma.

  10. I have always loved that movie! Thanks for sharing and for hosting!

  11. Hi Bernideen,
    I love your St. Patrick's Day Themed tea time. Such a beautiful teacup! Your shop looks like it was amazing. How I wish I'd had the opportunity to visit it. Thank you for hosting Friends Sharing Tea! Blessings, Karen.

  12. Oh.. everything is so beautiful! I know your shop was to diefor! Thanks for sharing... Have a good afternoon. Leticia


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