Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Tea Time Tuesday - A Royal Tea

This week my husband and I received a lovely tea tin from a friend that celebrates Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain.  I thought I would share it with you today and I paired it with Sheltonian china tea cup and saucer from Staffordshire, England.  The shape and thin lip of the cup are just perfect to me.


I really love poppies, and have a few different poppy tea cups and even a poppy tea pot.  I have tried many times to grow them here in my garden, but they never take. I have tried many varieties and have given up trying to get them to grow. I guess I will just have to enjoy them while I drink my tea!

I am sharing tea today at:

Tea Time Tuesday

Friends Sharing Tea

May you have a tea-riffic day!



14 comments:

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The tin looks like a fine collectible. I have a teacup similar in colour and pattern which I like for the bright colours and happy feeling it brings me.

Chaitali Narla said...

Wow that's such a beautiful set!! Glad to see a fellow tea drinker :)

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

That's a beautiful tea cup!

Snap said...

Your poppy teacup has such a lovely shape ... very pretty. Isn't it nice to have friends who know you like tea?! This looks like a wonderful collectible. Happy Tea Day

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Winnie,
I like your poppy teacup and poppies in general. The tea tin looks like one you would want to hold on to as a keepsake from your friend. Would like to see your poppy teapot some time too. Thanks for sharing and joining me for Tea Time. Have a lovely day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Bernideen said...

That is sure a lovely poppy cup and saucer. I love collecting cups and saucers. Today I am taking 2 to my shop as I brought home 2 from an antiquing trip Sunday afternoon so I am giving up 2. I think I will hold the line on my collection as I don't want to be ridiculous. What a nice friend to remember you and share! So glad you linked up at Friends Sharing Tea!

Bernideen said...

I see now it was the lovely tin of tea from the friend - that is really something!

Geri Neumann said...

Winnie, love the poppies on your tea cup, and the little touch of blue is just perfect with it. Have a wonderful Tuesday! Hugs, Geri

Elizabeth said...

What a lovely thoughtful gift - and delightful with how much you love the poppy!

Beth Laverty said...

What a great gift from your friend. I too have no luck growing poppies but I do love to look at them.

Terri said...

Oh that is a lovely tin. What a thoughtful friend. And your poppy tea cup is gorgeous! I love the vibrant colors. After a long winter the colorful tea cups are very cheery. I have tried to grow poppies too, with no luck yet.
Hugs,
Terri

Carrie said...

What a lovely teacup! That's neat that you collect poppy themed items. I'd love to see the rest of your collection! I actually have that same tea tin! The tea was a bit strong for me, but I do love the tin :)

Rosemary said...

That tin with the then & now photos of the Queen is beautiful. And that cup, even more beautiful!

Ruth Weston said...

I love royal memorabilia tins! And your teacup is lovely! Love the poppies.
Ruth

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