Tuesday, June 29, 2010


I've done it - yes, I finished another Tea Shop Mystery!  "Shades of Earl Grey" by Laura Childs. This is #3 in the series- I recommend you read them in order.  Remember, I started with the last one and then went back to the beginnning!

This summer I have been reading Laura Child's Tea Shop Mysteries about Theodosia Browning who owns a tea shop in Charleston, South Carolina.......fiction of course.....

I find it comforting that so far Theodosia doesn't have to experience a RECESSION in her tea room.  As a gift shop retailer, I can tell you we are in one!   Isn't "make believe" so much more fun!   I love the employees that Theodosia has - talk about over the top committment and dedication!  And lastly, her dog - Earl Grey - you know,  my yard looks lovely now but I have to admit I've missed my dog hearing about Earl Grey! 

Today is Tea Time Tuesday with Sandi from Prince Edward Island!
Can you imagine living there? I think I'll just take the summer off and go to Prince Edward Island! (not serious here)

 Visit her at Rose Chintz Cottage and Inspirations at:   http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com/


Ro said...

Love that tea pot with the green panel and the roses. Such a beautiful combination! And yes, another wonderful book. I'm envious of you ... I need to go out and purchase another one in the series. Our local library only had two and I've read those already! :)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi my dear friend,
I would love to read those mysteries; how exciting! My favourite kind of tea is Earl Grey! I am in love with your little chintz covered dish with the saucer underneath. What is it, a sugar bowl? It's precious, and the blue one is sweet too! But I am swooning over your pretty tea pot again! Yes, the Island is a haven in the summertime but winter is another story! Thank you for joining me for Tea Time. It's always a pleasure to have you and always a pleasure to visit. Have a delightful day.


Carolyn said...

Hi Bernideen,
Yes! I can image living there. Sandi and I went to school together for a few years, many moons ago and still see each other occasionally.
The book sounds like a nice read.

Angela McRae said...

I'm glad another tea lover is enjoying those mysteries as well. I always appreciate the "lift" I get from Theodosia and her friends. (Well, the ones who aren't committing murder, I should say!)

Prim Rose Hill ©2008-2020 said...

Hi Bernideen!

I still have "Shades of Earl Grey" to read and "Gunpowder Green". Right now I'm reading "Jasmine Moon" murder. I'm reading them all out of order, haha. I can't get enough of Laura Childs' books! I'm so in love with Drayton....and Earl Grey! ;) Today for lunch I prepared "Drayton's Crabby Apple salad" from one of her books. YUM.

I find it amazing too that her tea room hasn't been hurting in business at all. ;) The only one close to me closed last year and I miss it so much! We're heading to Gatlinburg TN this weekend and I'm already talking to my husband about visiting a tea room while we're there.

I have a teapot warmer just like yours I see! Aren't they just adorable! I love tea cosies too!

Hope you're having a wonderful day!


Bernideen said...

After I read Sheri's comment I thought I would make a few statements! In regard to the business in thesebooks - THIS IS NOT THE REAL WORLD! Just having help like she has is impossible....Drayton isn't real! He has a butler at his house - how does he pay for that AND the dedication is OVER THE TOP with these 2 employees. They even work at night. OH WELL, this is what is called FICTION.....RIGHT?

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Bernideen! I have never heard of this series of books, but they sound good! I'd love to read one if I can find one! We hope to make a run to Barnes & Noble one of these days, as I want to pick up some Summer reading for Dear Son! I don't want him on that Game Boy and X-box all Summer long!.. Tea was lovely today! Enjoy your evening! ~tina

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I must see if I can get the books here - it would be fun to read them.
We travelled to PEI a few years ago and Sandi and Carolyn are blessed with one of the most beautiful provinces Canada has.

Vintage Porcelain Art By Amy Enright said...

Love that Sugar bowl!!

Wanda Lee said...

Dear Bernideen,

This is just so lovely as usual! I especially love the chintz and that fabulous teapot with the mint and celadon green!.., Your teatime vignettes are always exceptional!

I want to most warmly invite you to also partake with afternoon tea in yet another delightful part of Atlantic Canada, in Nova Scotia, one of the provinces near to Prince Edward Island, via water or bridge..,

This week marks my 37th, 'Tuesday Tea For Two', and also my 28th, 'Wednesday Tea For Me And Thee', little blog tea parties..,

As an aside; whereas all of the delightful tea ladies have all visited me for my little tea parties sometime before they began what I lovingly refer to as, 'Tuesday And Wednesday Tea Time In Blogland'..,

I most warmly invite you to please also consider partaking with several of us whenever you feel the desire to celebrate all things afternoon tea my dear lady; those of us that have blog tea parties; we all take part in each others tea's and we just love it!.., Such fun!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

parTea lady said...

They are wonderful mysteries and I have read them all - can't wait for the next book in the Tea Shop series. I like Earl Gray tea, but I don't think I've tried the Harney & Sons blend.

You always show such pretty tea things in your posts. I love that little blue banded sugar bowl.