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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Tuesday Cuppa Tea, Getting Back Up To Speed, Memorial Day

Hello and welcome to Tuesday Cuppa Tea! Am back, getting up to speed, as my Honey is recovering from an infection...thanks to antibiotics. There seems to be a light at the end of that tunnel! WooHoo!

I am sure many of you watched the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle last weekend, and some of you might remember I had planned to go to a Royal Wedding tea...we had reservations at the Fairmont Empress in Victoria BC for that, but instead had to cancel as my Honey had the infection...instead most of the day before, the wedding day and day after were spent at labs and doctor's offices... but a friend sent me this...

An Ulster Weavers tea towel for the Royal wedding. So sweet! So, I had planned a wedding tea post, but...so my teacup for today is... a Tea Cup! A large breakfast sized one from Roy Kirkham...I wanted to use a blue and white for Memorial Day too...

I love the blue and white design with the teapots and teacups...and a Grande amount of  12-14 ounces too!
Roy Kirkham makes lovely quality bone china in the UK...so glad they are there!

But now...to commemorate Memorial Day...

I just want to thank all who have served over the years. Who gave so much to guarantee we can live in a free country.
These are antique postcards for Memorial Day.

Memorial Day 1890s California Civil War Veterans

World War I

This dates to around the 1930s. The sentiment reads:
That we might enjoy liberty in a United Republic
Those bodies whose bodies lie buried here have died.
Their devotion to Country and Posterity 
was a noble sacrifice.

And an Eleanor Clapsaddle design from 1904:
Nor shall their story be forgot
While fame her record keeps

Tutorial to make at OakieDoodle

My heartfelt thanks to each one, 
and may God Bless you.

Thanks for joining me for Tuesday Cuppa Tea! I hpe you have a lovely and thoughtful Memorial Day, and lots of tea with friends!

I am joining

Here is the Tuesday Cuppa Tea linky for your tea related posts...please remember that it is SSSLLLOOOOOOWWWW but if you are patient...it's there!  I am so looking forward to visiting you!

Monday, May 7, 2018

Tuesday Cuppa Tea For Beginning of May...and Taking a Break...

Hello and welcome to Tuesday Cuppa Tea for May.

I wanted to share a Robin's egg blue Paragon teacup this week...that I just love...

The pretty design is hand colored on a speia or light brown transferware design. So pretty!

The beautifully made teacup has the double royal warrant for Queen Elizabeth, aka as the Queen Mum, wife of King George VI and her mother Queen Mary, wife of King George V and was made between 1937 and 1952 when the mark changed when Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne.

So pretty, and perfect for Mother's Day which is May 13th. And a very special blessing to all of you who are mothers or who are nuturing spirits!

And I wanted to share some pages for May drom the Contry Diary of an Edwardian Lady...

The drawings of Edith Holden in the Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady from 1904 are just too special to miss!

You can see why I thought of it, as it has her wonderful drawing of the nest of a Chaffinch with Hyacinths.

These are White-Throats and their nest with crab apple blossoms

O velvet bee, you're a dusty fellow,
You've powdered your legs with gold!
O brave marshmary buds, rich and yellow,
Give me your money to hold!

O columbine, open your folded wrapper,
Where 2 twin turtledoves dwell!
O cuckoo-pint toll me the purple clapper
That hangs in your clear green bell
Jean Ingelow

Drawings of Common Garlic, Wild Arum, Cuckoo-pint and Lords And Ladies or Arum Maeulatum

Depicted are Red Campion, Wild Hyacinth and Wild Beaked Parsley

I hope you have seen as many natural wonders as you have been out and about this month. God's creation is always such a joy to discover and appreciate and brings such wonder!
Thanks so much for joining me for tea. There is no linky this week, as...

Just want you to know, I...or rather Tuesday Cuppa Tea, is taking a break for 2 weeks...we need to get some things done due to changes in our life right now, so this seems like a good time to focus on that and have a break.

Tuesday Cuppa Tea should be back the week of May 22, but I might be late posting as we will be busy that prior weekend, and not sure what the schedule will be. 
As it is the weekend of Prince Harry's wedding, we will be attending a tea out of town, so....
See you seeon, and I hope you will be enjoying lots of tea with friends! I will!


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