Sunday, 17 August 2014

Tea with Friends




We had dinner with friends last night
and following a beautiful meal

we all enjoyed tea from this beautiful old tea set
that belonged to her mother.




I don't know the name of the china
maybe one of the tea cup experts will recognise it
and tell me!

UPDATE
My friend Ann from Eight Acres of Eden
Tells me the pattern is called
Provence by Tuscan.




My friend Elizabeth of the blog 
Cornish Cream
has put out a call for prayers.
Her husband has been taken to hospital
after a bad fall yesterday.
Please keep them both in your thoughts and prayers.




I'm joining these parties this week

Diane for Beautiful Sunday
Judith for Mosaic Monday
and
Bernideen for Tea in the Garden

Thank you ladies for hosting your lovely parties.


Wishing you all a happy week

Take care and
be kind to one another

Merci à bientôt


Shane










48 comments:

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

I would not have a clue what brand of china these are but what I can say is, they are beautiful. Sipping tea in this tea set would have been tastier.

Have a good weekend

EG CameraGirl said...

What a treat to drink tea from fancy teacups. Seems like most people use mugs nowadays. :)

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Very pretty! Glad to see it is being put to use and not just stored away in a cabinet as so many folks tend to do. Best wishes, Tammy

Janneke said...

Indeed a very beautiful teaset, but I should not know the name of the china. Beautiful pictures.

Madeline's Album said...

The tea set is beautiful. I do not know what the pattern is but I do know I like it. Have a blessed day and a great weekend. Madeline

Mary said...

Beautiful china, don't know the pattern. Notice the Demerara sugar - do you use it in tea? I only put it out with coffee and use it sometimes in baking or sprinkling on fruits etc.
Getting together to break bread with good friends is always so enjoyable.

Hugs - Mary

gilly said...

Don't know what china that is, but it's beautiful. Have a lovely week, xx

Angélica D said...

Hola amiga querida !! Que linda vajilla adoraría tomar un te ahí ..Que tenga un buen comienzo de semana
Besos

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I also don't know the name, but the set is so pretty. Nice way to spend the evening with friends.

~*~Patty S said...

What a pretty tea set...
your friend pulled out all the stops...
I am the friend that turns the china over to see what it's called... inquiring minds and all that you know ;-)
oxo

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Shane,
What a lovely way to end a great meal with friends.
Tea being served in such an elegant way is a treat in itself. What lovely memories for having inherited this from her Mother!
Hugs,
Mariette

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I'm no help on the china pattern either, but it definitely is a pretty one. Oddly enough, yesterday my elderly friend and I went to an afternoon tea at her church and it was a treat to have tea in cups similar to these.

Ann at eightacresofeden said...

Hello Shane,
I have about 3 of these teacups and plates - the exterior colours, pattern and flowers are identical but my cups have a floral garland on the inside rather than the gold line. Looks like your sugar bowl has this detail. They are marked and the pattern is Provence by Tuscan. Thought you might approve of that French connection! I have been busy lately so have neglected my blog. I was invited to attend a bridal fair recently at a very swish hotel and was asked to set up a high tea table display in their private dining room.
I bought sugar cubes for the bowls and set out silver tongs. Had a ball adding in all those details I would expect at a fine hotel! I also set their bridal table display with my china, cutlery and crystal glasses. What an honour! I just love setting tables so to get to do that at such a venue was rather exciting. I now have a country wedding to prepare for so cannot see myself getting back to my blog any time soon but I still find moments in the day to read my favourite blogs. Would love to find the teapot, sugar bowl and milk jug to match my Provence cups. You are very blessed to have such a beautiful set and it deserves to be used.

Ann at eightacresofeden said...

And then I just realized after commenting that it was your friend's tea set so I should amend my comment and say your friend is very blessed to have such a beautiful tea set - hope it is the Provence pattern but yes identical to my marked set apart from the interior of the cups.

Donna said...

It is a beautiful set!

eileeninmd said...

It is s pretty tea set. Sounds like a lovely evening with your friends.. Have a happy week!

Mary Cromer said...

Such beautiful elegance...for me I have mixed mugs and out come the teas... huge sigh with a smile. Very lovely!!!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

It's lovely! :)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

My honey would love this, since she loves tea so much :-)

Snap said...

How lovely! Beautiful tea after a delicious meal with friends. That's a pretty perfect evening! How nice that your friend has this lovely tea set from her mother. Wishing good things for your friend's husband.

Jackie @ travelnwrite said...

What a lovely way to end a meal with friends! I just added myself to your followers list. And thanks for following TravelnWrite!

Bernideen said...

What a love tray and presentation. Will keep your blogging friend's husband in my prayers!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

What a way to make guests feel special than to set a pretty tea tray like your friend did!
Thanks for linking to MM Shane.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Such a pretty teaset. I'm visiting from Mosaic Monday.

Lululiz said...

What a beautiful tea set! I can imagine what a pleasure it must have been using it.

Blackberry Lane said...

It is a lovely set and what delight to share tea in it.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'll pray for Elizabeth and her husband. I've enjoyed seeing this beautiful china. You take such wonderful photos! Have a good week my friend! Hugs, Diane

Marilyn said...

The tea set is just gorgeous, wish I knew what it was called. How lovely to sip tea from such a wonderful teacup.

Pondside said...

Tea after dinner is something my Nova Scotia mother always served. Your friend's tea service is so pretty - it must have been a lovely evening.

Linda@arichtapestry said...

A very pretty tea set and a special way to end your meal with friends. Have a lovely week, Shane.

Kokila Gupta said...

Its a beautiful tea set and it must have enhanced the experience by making it more delicate and relaxing.... My prayers to your friend and her husband.. may he get well soon and return to his loved ones.

iris said...

hello
un petit coucou en passant pour
vous dire que j'ai apprécié
l'article sur
" NORDIQUE LIVING "
superbe
tendresse
edith (iris)

Ruth Weston said...

I am so pleased to hear folks still do after dinner tea! And what a lovely teaset. Tuscan is one of my favorites. Lovely! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Winnie said...

What a lovely tea set you have from your mother. So glad you could enjoy it with friends after dinner. Wishing your friend's husband a speedy recovery.

Martha's Favorites said...

The tea set is amazing. I love it. I will pray for a speedy recovery for your friend. Blessings, Martha

Lorrie said...

I think that tea always tastes best when sipped from a china teacup (although a china mug can work, too). And the pretty pattern of the china just adds to the enjoyment. What a lovely way to end an evening with friends.

Mom Wald said...

What a lovely evening! Thank you for sharing the name of the pattern. It is so lovely that I simply had to pin it to my Tea Cup Tuesday Pinterest Board, linking directly to your blog post. It was is so nice sharing Tea Cup Tuesday with you. My blog is marywaldsvintageplace.blogspot.com stop by for tea cup fun, and say "hi".

podso said...

What a splendid way to end an evening with friends! A really pretty tea set with historical meaning!

Carrie said...

Lovely tea set! It sounds like you had a wonderful visit with your friend, especially if you got to end the evening with tea in those beautiful cups! Have a great week :)

Carrie said...

Lovely tea set! It sounds like you had a wonderful visit with your friend, especially if you got to end the evening with tea in those beautiful cups! Have a great week :)

Greatfull Dazee said...

Hi Shane, thank you for popping over to my blog www.gr8tfull.blogspot.com! I love, love the tea set! Your photos just make me want to get my tea cup and sit down and relax! I will be following you and looking forward to getting to now you. Dazee (aka Jackie)

Donna said...

Love the china set! And, Prayers for your friend's husband!!!
hughugs

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

What a TREAT to find your 'footprint' in my comment box today.

It has been a far-too-long time since I've been to visit you. And I'm so glad you stopped by to re-connect.

What a lovely tea set. Exquisite.

Here's wishing you glimpses of heaven in unexpected places....

Brenda

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

What a TREAT to find your 'footprint' in my comment box today.

It has been a far-too-long time since I've been to visit you. And I'm so glad you stopped by to re-connect.

What a lovely tea set. Exquisite.

Here's wishing you glimpses of heaven in unexpected places....

Brenda

Deborah Montgomery said...

I'm visiting from Bernideen's. I think it is a lovely custom to serve tea after dinner; we often did that growing up. My husband and I still do, but when it's just the two of us, it's often in mugs. Maybe I should use my pretty cups. Your friend's are beautiful.

Dagmar said...

Another lovely post, how lovely that tea set is and that it gets used, perfect. Happy mis week to you.
Xox

Diane Writes said...

Hi! First of all, I apologise for the late visit. I've been occupied with so much work lately. Thank you for linking up in my shy and humble series.

I love old tea sets. Even though I'm not fond of tea and other cold drinks, I love these tiny pieces of beauty. They are eye candy to me. Your friend's collection is a classic. I love the gold prints and the vintage patterns. But more than the classic set, I know you had a great dinner with your friends.

Wishing you more beautiful tea parties and dinner!

My Little Home and Garden said...

That is a lovely tea set, Shane. Thank goodness your friend actually uses and enjoys it, rather than tucking it away.

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