Monday, November 11, 2019

LARGE SELECTION TEA COZIES ON ETSY


I have many new tea cozies
listed on my Etsy page - I hope
you can check them out!












Saturday, November 9, 2019

A VISIT TO THE LONDON TEA ROOM

For a long time I have wanted to visit
the London Tea Room in St. Louis.


When my friend Janice's November birthday
arrived, I wanted her to get to go to an 
Afternoon Tea.  Here's the birthday girl:


We found the London tea room to
be in a charming old building in St. Louis.

  With an Afternoon Tea Tray you eat
 from the bottom up so first there
were 3 savories. Lower plate: a chicken 
salad croissant, cucumber sandwich and
 salmon sandwich.  The scones with clotted
 cream and strawberry jam from England
 were on the middle plate and the top held
 4 desserts:
chocolate mousse cup, treacle tart, 
a macaroon and an orange madeleine.
  

I have given Afternoon Teas myself so I
 appreciate all the work that goes into this 
variety of finger foods.  I was dressed a
bit silly and fun for the occasion.


We were seated in a large lovely room
in the back and the front is reserved for
walk-ins who order pastries, tea and
there is a gift shop area.






I hope you will take time to check your
area and see if someone serves Afternoon 
Tea.  Yes, at first you might think it is
 more expensive but when you understand
 how special and unique the experience is - 
it can't be compared to lunch in a restaurant.
 (do I get an Amen from the tea room owners?)





Tuesday, November 5, 2019

FALL TOUCHES AT THE COTTAGE



Here are a few fall touches
 at our cottage home. 

 It is impossible
not to have a glare on that print
because it is such a dark color - even with
no lights on it reflects other things in
the room.




I also look forward to the upcoming
Christmas decorating but for right
now we love Thanksgiving which
is November 28th!



Some older green Waverly
fabric was found online:





I did have some of my own real
bittersweet in the garden and then
also, a (fake) garland for the porch
entrance from Kent's:


Saturday, November 2, 2019

NEW TOILE TEA COZIES ON ETSY




I would love to have you check out my tea

Also cups and saucers and teapots, etc:







Sunday, October 27, 2019

A LATE WARM DAY IN OCTOBER FOR "Tea In The Garden"

I follow our local weather with a  
10 day extended forecast and I noticed
that today there might be weather in
the 60's so I got everything ready in hopes
 of doing one more "Tea In The Garden" -
taking advantage of the late afternoon
weather.


I was surprised to find some flowers 
still in the garden - at least enough
 for this bouquet.


I recently noticed this Game Series Spode
 set was used in the humble hearth kitchen
 of the Drew family (Tim and Margie) 
who were tenant
farmers as part of Downton Abbey.


Some people dread cold weather but
I do appreciate the 4 completely different
seasons here in Missouri.  This week our
temperatures are going into the 40's.






I chose some fall tea wares to
enjoy today!

I have my Downton Abbey cookbook out and
looked for a recipe for Potato Leek Soup
although I wouldn't do it cold as suggested
by Arsene Avignon, the Sous Chef at the Ritz.
Remember during the class with Alfred he asked
the students what the name was changed to and
Alfred did not know the answer (Vichyssoise).





Our butterfly bushes were loaded with action
today.  They have continued to bloom because
I deadheaded them all summer.






I hope you have a lovely week ahead.