Friday, 6 February 2015

My Favourite Tea Cups

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Today I'm sharing my beautiful blue
Spode Camille tea set 
handed down to me by my mother
you can see a previous post here

I'm joining Sandi's tea party at
Rose Chintz Cottage
to celebrate her five years of

I'm also joining my dear friend Stephanie
for her Tuesday party
Roses of Inspiration

and Jes for
The Art of Home Making Mondays

This is my favourite tea cup
because it holds so many
precious family memories of
time spent when friends popped in...

to enjoy a good old chin wag (chat)
catching up on each family's news
while sipping tea.

What could be nicer?!

Mother used these sweet cups every day
for both tea and coffee.
I've always loved the simple little flowers
that make up the pattern.
I can't remember what they are called...
maybe you can remind me!

A tea party wouldn't be any fun
without some friends to share
now would it?

I baked a gingerbread cake
and added crystallised ginger to the icing
which the bears love!

Do please pop over to
Sandi, Stephanie and Jes's blogs
and see what everyone is posting
it's fun!

 Thank you for visiting and I so
appreciate your kind comments!

to my new followers.

Take care and

 be kind to one another

Merci à bientôt



Christine said...

What a beautiful blue tea set! And your teddies are fun to share with I'm sure!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

I like a nice teddy bear tea party! Those flowers on your cups look like dogwoods.

Dagmar said...

Just the sweetest cups, lovely that you treasure them so much! Xo

Pamela Gordon said...

I love your Spode china. Such a pretty and delicate colour. The teddy bears are very sweet. Enjoy the weekend Shane. Hugs. Pam

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Such a sweet little tea party, Shane! Your mother's tea set is so charming - I do love the pattern and it is even nicer to have those sweet memories to go along with the tea. Darling little teddy bears and the cake is my favorite. It looks delicious! Hope you have a lovely weekend. xo Karen

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a lovely shade of blue in your china. And bears for tea sounds like fun! I'll bring some dollies along, too! Happy weekend my friend! Hugs, Diane

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love those tea cups and that gingerbread cake looks AMAZING!!!!

Sara D.B. said...

So beautiful... and funny!
Have a lovely weekend, dear Shane!

Hetty said...

Dear Shane, your tea cups are beautiful, but the memories are the best! Groetjes, Hetty

Erna said...

What a lovely blue post, I just love your china...

Janneke said...

Your ginger bread cake looks delicious and the blues......I love blue china and you have such beautiful blue china.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

How sweet to invite your teddies to tea, Shane! I'm sure they enjoyed every minute and that luscious looking cake.
I LOVE the Spode Camille teacups! My friend has them and I always admire them when I see them. It is such a lovely pattern and simply charming too. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful teacups at my special tea party. I hope you're having a wonderful weekend.


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hmm, I thought I was following your blog but it seems my profile pic isn't there so I've signed up. Happy to be following you now.


Dorthe said...

Hi dear Shane,
Oh yes they are so very lovely, and with the memories following holding them in your hands ,even more precious for you,- ofcourse the bears could not have tea from any other cups, and I`m sure they enjoyed the wonderful cake !!

Jeanie said...

That blue is precious. I can understand why it's a favorite. I like to do the ginger thing on gingerbread cake, too! Yum!

Karen said...

How pretty your pictures are of this beautiful set! Such pretty blues! I love that it was handed down to you by your mother. What sweet memories.

Frances said...

Your Spode tea set is very beautiful, and even more so because it carries memories.

Oh, how delicious that gingerbread must be. Thanks to the teddybears for leaving a virtual slice for the rest of us.


Linda Kunsman said...

what a really sweet tea party! I love the cups, the yummy food and the guests:)

Radka said...

Hello Shane,
do you mind if I'll pin your blue tea set picture onto my "Oma's Blues" quilt inspirations?

shirley flavell said...

I love your blue tea set and your ginger cake looks very yummy. Shirley

Debi said...

Beautiful, tea set, and lovely that its been passed down to you <3
Debi x

Margie said...

What a pretty tea set! I agree that there's nothing better than getting together with friends over a nice cup of tea!

It's me said...

Love your the blue one...happy sunday love Ria...!x!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Your inherited Spode is very pretty Shane. How I'd love to join you for tea and a piece of your gingerbread cake which looks delicious.

annieelf2012 said...

Your cups are a really exquisite shade of blue and I love the pattern.

Mary said...

The Spode china is truly lovely Shane - and I haven't heard the phrase 'chin wag' since my dear mum died, she used it often. I love that you gals down under in NZ and OZ use many British phrases too - guess we were all from same family tree in a way before we branched out!

Love and hugs - Mary

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Blue - my favourite colour, so of course I like your cups. Not only beautiful cups, but precious memories too.

Claudia said...

Dear Shane,
I LOVE your Teddybear and Teaparty! The bears are so adorable and your Teacups are wonderful!
HAve a lovely and blessed new week,
sending Love and hugs,
Claudia xo

Amy at love made my home said...

I love Spode china, it is so pretty isn't it and your cups and saucers are especially so! Lovely to see them. xx

Bernideen said...

I just love your dishes and they look very old transferware. They are wonderful! So are your cute teddy bears! What a fun posting!

JES said...

I love this little world you created here! I found you via Roses of Inspiration and look forward to following along :)

Michelle Palmer said...

I have just found your blog through Stephanies link party.
I adore your tea cups, blue & white is a passion of mine.
I am enjoying your beautiful blog.
Fondly Michelle

Scrappy quilter said...

Beautiful dishes!

Marilyn said...

Love Spode and this soft blue of these teacups is just beautiful. The gingerbread with ginger in the icing sounds just lovely too.

Quinn said...

Thank you for visiting me at Comptonia, Shane :)
That gingerbread looks fantastic, and adding ginger to the sauce...well!!! Just the thing :)

Quinn said...

Thank you for visiting me at Comptonia, Shane :)
That gingerbread looks fantastic, and adding ginger to the sauce...well!!! Just the thing :)

Stephanie said...

Dearest Shane, if I had three wishes I would wish I could come meet you and have tea with you, lovely lady :)

Your post was beautiful and so inspiring, my friend. I love visiting for your words are calming and peaceful. Thanks for sharing at Roses of Inspiration. Much love to you!

Wendy Sylvestre said...

Dear Shane, you have such beautiful tea cups! And in such a beautiful blue colour with gorgeous flowers. And your cake looks yummy yummy! Thank you dear for your sweet visit to my blog. Big hugs xx

JES said...

Thank you for joining in on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! I was so excited to see your beautiful post there! :) Have a wonderful weekend!

Beate said...

Those tea cups are beautiful. And what a precious gift to get from your mom! The cake looks delicious :) I wish I could try it!

Madeline's Album said...

The cups you got from you mother and a treasure for sure, very pretty. That cake looks so delicious. Have a blessed day. Madelline

Cherie said...

I do love your teacups. It would be such a treat to drink tea from them.

kitty said...

Oh Shane, what a treasure to have your mom's Spode china handed down to you. They would be my favorites, too. Your cake looks so yummy and I, along with the darling bears, would enjoy it.

Daniela said...

I'm in love with your Spode Camille tea cups ... I've never seen something so beautiful .. and I love your guests at your tea party too ... they're truly so fortunate !
May your day be blessed with love
thank you my sweet Shane for what you always share
sending love to you


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