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Monday, 6 May 2013

One Sunny Day.........................
Fabulous china ready for tea in the garden.

My new find.....A Victorian Cloche.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

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Friday, 12 April 2013

Its nice to share!

So feel free to click and save the Vintage Postcard image to use and print!

Saturday, 6 April 2013

A busy week............

 Walking the dogs at Tunstall, Weardale.
A visit to the Train Museum with our Grandsons.
Walking by the river at Stanhope.
A special passenger for The Royal Train
Finding the most beautiful Vanity Set.
My favourite Hand cream.
Some New Tea Angels.

Friday, 29 March 2013

Happy Easter.

Well its Easter weekend and we have snow, fresh snow too!  

Last weekend, we went up into the Dales, to take some pretty photos, but didn't really make it past  our favourite Pub, that serves Real Ale.  The roaring log fire was just too inviting!
We have had snow falling all week and I love the Photos taken by Andy Beck.  He is a local Photographer and has taken some amazing shots of the snow.  This is one of his.


Happy Easter, hope you have a weekend filled with family, friends, chocolate, cake and fun!

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Put the Kettle on, it's time for Tea!

Jubilee Tea

I love Afternoon Tea.

When done correctly, its a fabulous way to spend an Afternoon.

China is important, matching or a pretty mismatch is fine, just so long as it's Vintage.
Tuscan Coffee set.
Floral china to celebrate Mother's Day
Pretty Rosebud china
Tea in the Garden
A table laid with starched linen, vintage china, gleaming silver, sparkling glass and cake stands groaning with dainty sandwiches, delicate pastries, scones and cake, looks so inviting.
Crinoline Lady cloth
Art Deco style, pearl handle tea knives

mmm cake

Tea for 2
Strawberry & cream sponge
A tower of cake stands filled with cake!
Pecan & ginger, with salted caramel sauce
A Tower of cake!

My Favourite places to visit for tea are..........

 Robineau Patisserie

The Morning Room at Gilpin Lodge Hotel

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Time for Tea!

As I commented earlier today to Mrs J....."Faffing is very exhausting and time consuming and so terribly difficult to get right. If you don't faff to the correct standard it's just messing and messing will never do."

So today I have faffed with this set of Bell China.  Sugary pink with black polka dots, its so stylish.

Mr V was sent off to M & S this morning to purchase a bag of pink and white marshmallow hearts, that were just perfect for the photos.
 Despite telling him the precise location of the mallows, he still had to ring whilst in the shop and grumbled that he couldn't find them.    So I had to direct him over the phone and eventually he managed!
Just waiting for him to finish drilling some plates then I can make matching cake stands too......ooh think I will need some fondant fancies for that photo.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

A Saturday Outing

A Saturday Outing.

"Fancy a trip out Mother?" asked Mr V.  

So dressed in our "Sunday Best" on a Saturday, off we went.

Mr V surprised me by planning an afternoon at The Lakes.

We called at Penrith, Keswick and Grasmere and had a wander around the shops.

I found lots of delights and Mr V kindly carried my shopping.  But shopping is thirsty work, so we stopped off for tea and cake, before the long journey home.

Saturday, 16 March 2013