Wednesday 9 October 2013

The Florentine Tea Room

Hello dear friends
one of my favorite meeting places with friends is

The FlorenTine Tea Rooms

It has a certain old time elegance
which I love

and a collection of pretty mis-matched china
all the rage now.
I enjoy drinking my tea from
a fine bone china cup - don't you?

A small delicious club sandwich
followed by a yummy cake
topped with yoghurt or cream
is my usual choice.

Pretty cake stands waiting to be filled
with delicacies.

Water glasses sitting on
a vintage etched mirror

 Today I'm joining these tea parties

Bernideen at Friends Sharing Tea
Sandi at Tea Time Tuesday
Elizabeth at T on Tuesday

Do pop over for some old time elegance
for all things tea!

An image from Madelief's blog

A lovely blogging friend Madelief
lost her husband this week
to cancer.

Please remember
Madelief and her girls
in your prayers
Thank you.

Thank you to my dear friends for your visits
and the kind comments you have left me,
my knee is still giving me issues so I'm
off to see the doc today..... 

to my new followers - lovely to meet you!

À bientôt 

be kind to one another 


  1. Hi Shane,

    What a charming and elegant tea room! From the goodies that accompany afternoon tea to the porcelain, mismatched china, the atmosphere is pure indulgence and calm.

    Hope your knee is better!


  2. What a beautiful tea room with gracious atmosphere and lovely tea cups and saucers! The food looks wonderful and I am so glad you shared this with everyone at Friends Sharing Tea!

  3. Hello Shane,
    What a treat to visit this tea room! The atmosphere must be lovely judging by the china and the food. It all looks very tempting. Thank you for sharing and coming to tea. Yes, I am praying for dear Madelief and her girls.


  4. Beautiful tea room and china! I love mismatched china as well.
    I will keep your dear friend and daughter's in my loving thoughts.

  5. How I would love sitting here with you and sipping tea. What a treat!

  6. Oh I would love to have tea there! Lovely! So elegant! I am sorry for your friend and will pray for her. I am glad you are improving, but I hope you are feeling encouraged soon. Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea.

  7. I sure would like to eat there. Pretty tea cups.

  8. What a beautiful tea room, Shane; I would love to eat there too. Yes, I enjoy my tea in a pretty china cup most days, and have a collection of mis-matched pretty china which is greatly loved. Praying for Madelief and her family. xx

  9. What a lovely tea room, Shane! Thank you for sharing all the beautiful things there.
    I will pray for Madelief, as I know what it's like to lose a hubby to cancer.
    I hope your knee gets better soon. xxoo

  10. That tearoom looks priceless to me; roses, mis-matched china and scrumptious cakes too!

    I was heartbroken on reading Madelief's terrible news. I have witness, since Jan's cancer was diagnosed a year ago, Madelief's determination to stay upbeat and cheery on her stunning blog without letting anything of her torment slip. She is an amazing lady.


  11. How very beautiful, Shane. I do love a pretty tea room!

  12. I would like to sit down with that delicious cake. Oh my, I'm on a diet!!!Grrr!
    Have a good time.

  13. Beautiful place ! I love the floral artwork on the cups. Looks like a cosy place :)

  14. Herrlich...ich liebe deinen Blog, deine Bilder und Geschichten.
    Diese wundervollen Einblicke in dein Leben.
    Danke dafür.

    Umarmung von Sophie xx

  15. Dear Shane, I`m so sorry to hear your knee is still giving you troubles,-and hope the doctor can tell you how to ease it ,so you can be all well and fit to walk,again!!
    Your favorite tea-room, is a beautiful place charming, and cozy..I love all the mismatched cups, Shane-and all looks so delicious there !!
    I`m sorry for your friend and her family, and send blessings to them!
    Hugs and love, Dorthe

  16. Tea rooms such as you've featured are so charming - love the mismatched china and the glassware. Pretty is good for the soul.

  17. Hello Shane,
    Oh that looks like somewhere I would love to visit one day! I have a cup and saucer in that same scalloped shape. Yes, mismatched china is so popular and I hope it remains so for the sake of my business! I set up a high tea for 90 people at a historic property at a wedding on the weekend. The china looked so lovely set out 'en masse'. We also served the tea which meant we were busy but being able to see the reaction of the bride and groom and their guests was very special. I am providing china for a christening in a couple of weeks and very excited to see it featured in a styling feature in a bridal magazine which comes out this week. I will send you the link to the online version when it goes live!

  18. Beautiful pictures of a gorgeous tea room Shane. Just love all the old vintage china & that cake looks delicious. So sorry to hear your knee is still giving you bother, do hope the Dr sorts it out for you my friend. x0x

  19. Hello Shane
    This is an elegant tea room and your lunch looks delicious. Yes, nothing like a bone china teacup to make sipping tea a pleasurable experience.

  20. what lovely tea cups...and love that collection of cake stands! visiting from Elizabeth's T Tuesday...a few days late!

  21. Your blog is like a candy for my eyes!

  22. Dear Shane,
    I think those glass cake plates are divine. What a lovely place.
    So sorry to hear about Madelief's husband. Will be thinking of her.
    Best, Ruthie from Lady B's

  23. Hello Hello ...
    extra lovely to "see" you for tea in your lovely photos dear Shane!
    That does indeed look like a most special and delicious place!
    It is early morning here in Virginia and how I wish I had a lovely piece of cake...
    Thank you for sharing ♥

  24. That looks a really nice place for afternoon tea - love all the teacups though I don't drink tea at all:)



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