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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Teacup Thursday, Morning Glory by Royal Albert, antique dress clip, Tea quote, Operation Cup Of Tea UK

Welcome to another Teacup Thursday with Miss Spenser's Blog.

We have finally had summer these past 2 weeks which has been long awaited here in the northwest.  And one of the things that have loved it are the morning glories around here. So the teacup I chose this week by by Royal Albert, England in the Morning Glory pattern in bone china made in the 1960s in England. I love blue and think that this is such a pretty cup and saucer!

Morning glories run rampant up here...and love to twine around the spent iris stalks...at least in my garden. I let them be...I think they are so pretty.

I tried to find something else with morning glories and found this antique English repousse gold plated metal dress or fur clip in an art nouveau design dating to around 1900. These are still used as neckline, collar or lapel clips and are such neat antique accents.

For more info on the Morning Glory teacup or dress clip at Antiques And Teacups just click on the photos.

Victoria Magazine has always been a favorite of mine, and through it;s pages I grew to look forward to writings by Catherine Calvert who married a Scotsman and emigrated to the UK and reported often in the pages of Victoria. She also wrote several books, and this is a quote from her "Having Tea" that I find so meaningful:

The real wealth of the tea table
Lies in it's ability to enrich the everyday,
Gild the moment with importance,
And celebrate the loosening
of the day's demands.

Today's treat with our afternoon tea are puff pastry pinwheel blossoms from the Bell Street Bakery in Sequim. Mine had an almond paste center, by husband's had a cream cheese and fresh strawberry center. They were lovely! And a nice celebration of my birthday which is today. 

We are really celebrating tomorrow at the Tea Room at Port Gamble tomorrow where we will be having a Chocolate tea. We called for a reservation for today 2 weeks ago only to find the entire afternoon had been reserved by a tea group from Seattle. So...I get to prolong the celebration! I will be posting photos of our tea soon.

Enjoy visiting the other participants of Teacup Thursday!

I wanted to add a comment about this facebook page & website I found. Brits dealing with the riots...some close to our family in Walsall, West Midlands but everyone is okay at the moment, who have a charity to help victims and a great logo for their Operation Cup Of Tea:

Please visit them at:



  1. Oh what a pretty cup. My youngest daughter loves morning glories. I really enjoyed visiting Sequim...you live in a beautiful part of the NW.
    Lady Linda

  2. I wear all my Victorian jewelry and have a large collection. I just flip the dress clip over a chain and have an instant necklace. Yours is lovely!


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