English China Tea Party | Summer Chintz

  Pretty view: a charming afternoon tea, using Summer Chintz dinnerware by Johnson Brothers. My sister sent me a postcard from her recent vacation in Cornwall, in the west of Britain. I can see why she chose this card, apart from my interest in tea parties and table settings. The tea table setting features Summer […]

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A British Cup of Tea

Today was warm and sunny, but the forecast for tomorrow and coming week is, well, back to normal Michigan weather. If you don’t like it, wait 15 minutes. It’s going back to cool and wet. But this is great weather to make a cup of hot tea, after my British brother in law. ( We […]

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Churchill china, English tea

So….the cooler weather puts us in mind for a cup of hot tea. When the neighborhood is fragrant with woodsmoke to take off the September-like chill, a mug of steaming tea goes down nicely! My British brother-in-law showed me the way to make a good cup. First, fill the cup about 2/3 full with freshly […]

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The Woman’s Club Tea

In February or March each year, my local woman’s club has a tea. The theme is Valentine’s Day, Easter or Alice in Wonderland. Really, it’s an excuse for the members to get out their best dishes, invite their friends for an afternoon of conversation and treats…. and have some fun! I confess. I’m a shameless […]

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Happy Anniversary, Tea in Ireland

A year ago, I was having afternoon tea with my friend Siobhan in a castle in Ireland — at Adare, in the west near the River Shannon. It was a wonderful treat. Of course, I had to flip the china, and saw that it was Villeroy & Boch. Elegant white china. We enjoyed the dishes […]

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