23 February 2011

Two for Tea

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An English bell for Tea Time!

Laura at Decor to Adore is sponsoring a Royal Tea Party to celebrate the upcoming nuptials of Prince William and his lovely bride-to-be Kate.  Go and visit Laura's blog and you can see other lovely tea parties.



My table is set with china from England.  My grandfather, Raymond Wade Holt, bought the china while he was overseas in England and had it shipped to my grandmother.   It is from Sheffield, England.  It is white bone china, set in platinum, with a delicate border of green and white flowers.



The candy cups were purchased from a gift shop in Kirksville where Bob and I attended college in 1978.  When I saw them, I fell in love with them!



Sit down for a bite to eat!  My tea box is full of choices from around the world.  There is even a packet of Boston Tea Party Tea.  On our menu for today is a grilled turkey keilbasa and Alice Bird's Crumb Cake, a recipe from 1869.   Alice Bird was a P.E.O. founder.


My PEO sister, Lura, made these darling cakes!


Just in case you desire something a bit more fanciful, you may have some of this flowering tea which is not only tasty but pretty to look at as well!



Enjoy the tea and goodies and come back again to visit!




17 comments :

  1. How wonderful that you have your grandmother's gorgeous china!! I would so love to have heirlooms from my family- alas no...

    Enjoy your tea!

    bee blessed
    mary

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  2. I love the story behind your lovely china! So sweet! The food looks wonderful, would love to have you join me for Tea Time Tuesday. I adore the serving dishes!!!!

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  3. Beautiful!! I didn't know you went to Kirksville. That's where Xanti's mommy went to school.:-)

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  4. Oh my darling Terri! I am overcome with the beauty and detail that you put into your tea.

    What a treasure you have in having china that was hand selected by your grandfather. It is truly lovely.

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart for participating in the tea.

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  5. Your china looks so pretty! I have a tea box also. Never tried the blooming tea though!!

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  6. Such beautiful dishes. I enjoyed your lovely tea very much.

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  7. What a beautiful tea party! The china is so lovely!

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  8. What a pretty set of China you have, Terry! And a sentimental story behind it! I love the pattern. I wish I could pop over for some tea and cake but it would take a few hours! lol! Very pretty!

    XO,
    Jane

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  9. A lovely table and the china is very nice. Did your grandfather select it all by himself? You have a great selection of teas, very lovely pretties for the table. I don't know if I've ever seen little candy cups like that. I might've thought that they were something else.

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  10. Lovely!

    Hugs,
    Kat

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  11. Just a lovely table, Terri. Very graceful and the food looks so delicious.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

    Hugs, Barb

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  12. Hello Terri,
    such a nice tea for two. Just love it.
    Greetings, Johanna

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  13. Not only is your china beautiful, but what special memories are associated with it. Just precious!!
    That flowering tea is so cool. I love it. Must look for some.
    Also Terri, your sweet comment about calling your mom just touched my heart. Thank you so much for it and give your mom an extra hug from me next time you see her.

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  14. Your family heirloom china is gorgeous, Terri! So are your little candy dishes!

    I love your box of tea, too, with it's great selection! Something for everyone!

    Your tea party looks like it was a success!

    Independence was out of school yesterday.....as many other districts. The snow wasn't so terrible yesterday morning, but the icy roads caused lots of wrecks. Bet the districts who did cancel were glad they made that choice.

    Hope you're having a great weekend!! Mine would be better if this danged snow would stop and if the temp was around 70....and sunny! :)

    L, Dana

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  15. A lovely table with such meaningful settings.
    The tea itself is pretty.
    What a fun party for you to join.

    Becky K.

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  16. Terri,
    I have heard of these tea blooms/blosssoms but have never seen one... until now! WOW so creative. I love your tea box. I think it makes tea time so special!!!!!
    What a sweet visit!
    Yvonne

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  17. What a beautiful set of china, with so many memories attached. Lovely table setting.

    Jocelyn
    http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

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