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Friday, April 29, 2016
Tuesday Cuppa Tea Early, Garden Birds Tea For One, Queen Elizabeth 90th Anniversary Tea
Hello and welcome to Tuesday Cuppa Tea! A little early...as a lot of tea related blogs are now posting on Friday...which may mean a change for me as well...tell me what you think...This week...featuring birds again....
I was very excited to come across this Tea For One by Roy Kirkham in the Garden Birds pattern...it was love at first sight!
This is my Garden Birds Tea For One! Roy Kirkham, England developed in England in Stoke-on-Trent in the mid 1970s...filling a conspicuous void when the major pottery closures and combining...or gobbling up as some call it...occurred. They tried for a couple of years to make things out of the UK in the early 1990s, but that was not a success, so they are now manufacturing their bone china in England again...woohoo!
This Tea For One has a wonderful collection of garden birds, with a breakfast sized cup and saucer...which is nice, because the others I have had had not had a saucer as well. I ordered 4 from them...one for me and 3 for my website Antiques And Teacups.
It has my favorite Blue Tit, Wren, Finch, Robin and others...so cute!
As usual, afternoon tea is on my table in the sunroom....and I have a few birdy friends as well to tea...
Besides my birdhouse, this is a Hummel figurine my parents brought back for me from Munich, Germany in the 1950s as a souvenir. They had gone for a conference. The little girls is singing a duet with a little bird...I was always a singer, and a professional for a time later in life...isn't she cute?
And then I have my birdy pair shelf sitters...an anniversary gift from my BFF for our anniversary 20 years ago....but treasured! The books are from my Aunt, whom I was named for, who loved birding...
My tea sorta became 2 parts, because I had finished the first part...without my tea...because it was late arriving. But it did come yesterday finally, so...the second part of the tea time....
I had ordered a 90th Birthday tea from Twinings Tea in honour of Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday last week, but it took a couple of weeks to arrive...It's a loose tea and has a wonderful flavor...I really like it!
A blue and white chintz mug to drink it in, and I baked little chocolate cupcakes or muffins, I guess, as they have no frosting...which didn't photograph well at all! On my Royal Albert Moonlight Roses spare saucer hanging around...
I used a packaged Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Brownie mix and added mini chocolate chips. They tasted very good! But I hadn't used the mni muffin gems pan for a bit, and find that, for the 2 of us, they dry out quickly. I froze part of the batch and its a good thing I did! So thanks for joining me. So...what do you think? Do I: 1) keep calling our tea party Tuesday Cuppa Tea and post on the weekend 2)or would it be better to change to Friday Cuppa Tea and move to Friday 3) or would it be better to drop the linky and just post whenever???? Inquiring minds want to know...what do you think? All input appreciated!
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