Friday, August 5, 2011

Royal Albert "Moonlight Rose"

Please join me in welcoming summertime's beautiful weather with tea on the patio.  We can enjoy each other's company here in our glider rocker.  I am linking with Bernideen for Tea in the Garden on Saturday and Sandi from Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday.

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I have brought out one of Royal Albert's traditional floral patterns "Moonlight Rose".  This timeless beauty has soft hues of blues and lavender, trimmed in 22k gold with a Montrose shaped handle.

The basket is by Longaberger and I love the oval shape with solid wood bottom - perfect for transporting tea outside.

Our tea today is Blueberry Green Tea.  This tea has a wonderful sweet character with a pleasing astringency.  Can you smell the delightful aroma?  I have paired this tea with some fresh and juicy succulent blueberries.

A peek at the bottom of the cup.

The flax fabric and napkin are embellished with Majolica Garden Crewel embroidery in lovely shades of soft cream and caramel.

A potted dwarf Alberta Spruce with some trailing ivy.

Thank you for joining me for tea in the garden.  I appreciate you stopping by and for your wonderful comments.    

Teacup & Saucer:  Royal Albert "Moonlight Rose"
Basket:  Longaberger Collectors Club Tea Tray Set
Fabric & Napkin:  Longaberger Flax
Glider Rocker:  Hanamint Sonoma in Desert Bronze


Bernideen said...

Sometime ago I sold that pattern and it truly was lovely- so glad you have that cup and saucer - sweet post - thanks for participating!

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hello Donna,
Moonlight Rose is such a wonderful pattern. It is a lovely tea time, you shared. I enjoyed my time with you very much.
Best greetings, Johanna

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Love the Moonlight Rose pattern. It is crisp and goes well with other blue patterns. Blueberries make a great compliment.

Becky said...

Another gorgeous tea set. I do not even own one. :)

Charlotte said...

I like your china cup displayed with the blueberries, they go together well. You have a lovely setting for tea today!


Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Donna
Very pretty teacup and napkin. I really like the bench too and would love to join you in person for tea.

Laurie Unger said...

Looks like a very peaceful place to enjoy a cup of tea and catch up on some reading. Love this!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Donna,
Moonlight Rose is such a beautiful pattern and I wish I had at least one teacup. Your blueberries look wonderful and a real treat with your pretty teacup. A very pleasing tea post! Thank you for joining me for tea today and I wish you a delightful week.


Barb said...

Hi Donna, this is so elegant and serene. Just makes me want to have a soothing cup of tea.


Barb ♥

Beth said...

Love your tea in the garden. Beautiful tea cup too.

Rosemary said...

A lovely spot for tea... Royal Albert makes some very beautiful dishes and your set is one of them. Colours so calm and peaceful perfect for teatime....

Diana LaMarre said...

Hi Donna,
What a delightful spot to enjoy a cup of tea. Those blueberries are perfect with that cup set.

Polished Moxie said...

Goodness, what a wonderful and relaxing place to have afternoon tea. Again, another beautiful teacup.

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