Monday, January 23, 2012

Tea Time - Heirloom English

This week is Tea Time Tuesday's 2nd Anniversary at Rose Chintz Cottage, so in celebration of the occasion our theme is roses.  Thank you Sandi for hosting this lovely party.

Although I have numerous pieces of rose china, I chose today my teacup and teapot handmade in Stoke on Trent in England.

The Alice shaped teacup and saucer was discovered in a vault by Heirloom China and brought back into production.  The shape has beautiful curved lines and is truly stunning decorated with the pink cottage roses from the Olde English collection.

A peek at the bottom of the teacup.

This fabulous matching teapot is handcrafted with raised embossed leaves cast into the lid and spout.  The design originated in the 1940's.  The teapot decorated with trailing roses has a capacity of 4 cups and is trimmed in gold.

"What's in a name?  That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet."
~ William Shakespeare ~
'Romeo and Juliet'

Now, I hope you will join me in a cup of rose petal tea.  This royal tea blend has the light spice of delicate, young rose buds.  A Victorian tradition perfect served for kings and queens.

A vintage style holder, with an antiqued mercury glass finish and embossed design is just the thing today for our rose scented candle.  This scent is an intoxicating English garden of fragrant heirloom roses.

Would you like a Hershey's milk chocolate heart?  They really are sweet!

I will leave you today with this picture, taken a few years ago, of a rose from my flower garden.

Thank you for stopping by for tea on this special occasion.  I am also linking with the following ladies:

Tea Cup Tuesday @ Martha's Favorites
Tea Cup Tuesday @ Artful Affirmations
Tea Party Tuesday @ Sweetology
Friends Sharing Tea @ Bernideen's Tea Time
Pink Saturday @ The Sound How Sweet

Teacup & Saucer:  Heirloom English China
Teapot:  Heirloom English China
Berry Bowl:  Anchor Hocking Moonstone
Handkerchief:  Crabtree & Evelyn
Votive Holder:  Creative Co-op


Becky said...

Gorgeous tea set.

My Little Home and Garden said...

Everything is so beautifully delicate. Enjoy your rose tea.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

What a beautiful tea set you have. I'm sure you use it often. Love your rose from your garden, can't wait until summer! Also, like your silver tea warmer. I've seen the gold but not silver.
Thank you for such a lovely comment on my tea party.
Nancy @ Two Cottages And Tea

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful donna specialy that rose.

greetings karin

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hello Donna,
I have never seen this tea set but it is gorgeous. I love how you have set it on the table and your rose is beautiful, too. Thank you so much for sharing your treasures.
Best greetings, Johanna

Antiques And Teacups said...

So pretty Donna! A perfect rose design. The setting is so lovely! Thanks so much for linking with Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Pamela Gordon said...

This tea pot and cup and saucer are beautiful! The photo of your rose is gorgeous. What a colour it is! Thanks for visiting me today. I love tea parties don't you? Pamela

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Donna,
Your teacup and teapot are just exquisite! Love the shape and the pink roses! What a pretty stand your mercury glass finished holder is. Your teapot looks lovely sitting on it and lends itself beautifully to your tea table. Wonderful pink roses from your garden too! A lovely post and thank you for joining my celebration today. Your presence has made it all the more special.


Heirloom treasures said...

Donna,you have a lovely blog. Your rose teaset is so lovely too,as is your rose from the garden

Thank you for visiting me and for your nice comments. I haven't made fondant flowers before, so was very flattered by your comments. I still have to make the cake which is going to be heart shaped.
I am now a follower xx jeanetteann

Clara said...

Your teapot and teacup are very pretty. I also love your wreath in the previous post. Thank you for stopping by.

Brenda said...

Your teacup and teapot look so delicate and I love the sweet roses. Your pictures display them so sweetly.
Your last photo is amazing! The roses in your garden must smell so wonderful for they look so big and beautiful. The photo sure sets off the theme very nicely.
And yes, thank you, I would love to have a Hersey's milk chocolate heart...
So divine!!

The Charm of Home said...

This is beautiful! Love your china. Makes such a pretty tea!

Snap said...

I'll be right over for tea! Beautiful teacup and teapot. The roses are gorgeous (real and on the tea things). Milk Chocolate Hearts, too! Happy Tea Day!

Cheryl said...

Donna, What a beautiful tea set. You've inspired me to bring out my bone china teacups...Oh, and your roses are so lovely

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Love your space.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Terri said...

Beautiful Donna! I adore your pretty rose cup! The matching tea pot too! Wow, lucky girl!
They look beautiful together!

Tea in Texas said...

Your English teaset is very lovely. The pink roses and shape of the cup and saucer remind me of Royal Albert. The rose petal tea would taste wonderful. Thanks for sharing. Happy Tea Party! Pam

Carrie Sampsel said...

Such a pretty setting and I'm glad you shared a picture of one of your roses. I miss seeing your flowers and I'm ready for Spring. That brightened my day. Thanks!

Denise at Forest Manor said...

You have truly set a BEAUTIFUL table here. I love everything on it! The teapot and cup and saucer are just lovely, and the stand your teapot rests on is exquisite. I love pink roses, so this definitely caught my eye.

Visiting from Pink Saturday. Have a great weekend!


Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Donna: I love this tea pot set. It is so beautiful in the roses. Thank you for sharing. I am running late as you can see. Have a great weekend. Martha

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