I write a column for our local paper, The Herald Tribune, which appears every Saturday. I've been doing it for a long time now (since 1997) and have a nice readership both here in my little town on the prairie (That's "The Tribune") and the little town 20 miles east of us (That's "The Herald"). We lived for 17 years in that little town so we have loads of acquaintances and lots of friends there.
I received an email from one of those acquaintances about some blue and white china that she had . . . would I like to look at it? Would I like to look at it!!!!! Of course!
So arrangements were made for her to come to Linderhof with china in tow and I invited her to share a cup of tea as well.
|The breakfast room table all set up for tea and awaiting my friend's arrival.|
Since it was a "blue and white" sort of day -- I set the table with an assortment of blue and white.
|A mixture of blues make for a pretty table.|
A Spode Blue Italian teapot, a Masons "muffin" dish filed with scones. Meyer lemon curd in my Indies open sugar.
Spode Blue Italian cups, saucers and tea plates. A pearl handled knife to spread the curd.
|The hyacinths in bloom lending a heavenly aroma to the breakfast room.|
And a trio of hyacinths for a centerpiece!
We drank tea, ate warm from the oven scones spread with homemade lemon curd and chatted and had a grand time.
And the china she brought . . .
Alfred Meakin Blue Florette. It's a lovely pattern and far different than any of my other blue and white. And with a real English tea cup as well!
A set for 8 with 8 plates, cups, saucers, tea plates, soup bowls, fruit bowls, a vegetable dish, a platter and a sugar and creamer.
Sigh -- my china cabinets are bulging and I didn't feel that I could get another set of china in -- sigh -- but I do know where Sandy lives -- in case I change my mind!
It's Tuesday and I'm joining the Tuesday parties:
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life
Sandi at A Rose Chintz Cottage
Ruth at Antiques and Teacups
Bernideen at Bernideens Tea Time Blog