Hi there and welcome my friends, to Tuesday Cuppa Tea for the last day of April.
After record heat for a few days we are back to clouds, fog and rain...typical Pacific Northwest... but the Tulips have finally bloomed!
I posted this on my Facebook page this morning....finally spring feels like it is really here!
I put together a tea table in the sunroom yesterday in a break in the clouds...difficult for us at times.
What prompted me was the Royal Albert Petit Point pattern china, and remembering I had a spring cross stitch I did in the 1980s that lives in the guest room....
The cross stitch is a blossom and butterfly border surrounding a verse from a favorite hymn Blessed Assurance.
That had been coming to mind often lately... my husband's Patkinson's Disease is progressing, and he has finally had to realize he can no longer do yard work, and we have had to hire someone. He had been putting it off for several months, it's a difficult admission for him
It is another step...another realization that life is changing...we will never go back to what it has been...and we need to adjust to the new realities of life.
But Blessed Assurance indeed, because we are in His hands.
I love the Petit Point pattern...I suppose because I love to do cross stitch...I could actually do something with the pattern on the china! This is the large 40 ounce size...the largest Royal Albert makes.
I especaily love the hand painted figural flower finial...isn't that cute?
The mark is the early one with the company identified as Royal Albert Crown China.
The pattern is number 8522 and the teapot has the Rd number, or Design Registry number for the pattern for 1933, and it was discontinued in the 1950s.
The cups and saucers are just as cute...
The cup has an interesting stamp you don't often see...besides the Rd#, there is a stamp that says United Kingdom, which means this particular lot of china was made for export to the USA by a retailer. I don't know who, sometimes that was noted too...like imported by Macy's or Bergdorff Goodman or something like that.
For a treat for tea, I made a batch of cream scones. I used a Martha Stuart recipe, just simple scones.
The recipe is HERE but sorry abut the ads... :(
For a tea,we have Harney & Sons Anniversary Blend black tea, because...
Yesterday, April 29th, was William and Caterine's 7th anniversary...
And of course, their third child and second son arrived last week and has been given the name Louis Arthur Charles.
And Princess Charlotte is 3 years old on May 2nd. Lots of royal things in April.
Another small reminder... Prince Harry Weds Mghan Markle on May 18th. We have a few of our Leonardo bone china wedding mugs left at Antiques And Teacups.
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