Hello and welcome to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
It's been another doctor's office week...this time for me. Found out I have a minor heart "branch blockage", but not considered for surgery yet...but I have to further drop cholesterol...and I am low already. Oh well. Also eye surgeon's office...they thought I had a torn retina but it was another anomaly that healed itself ater 4 days...no surgery needed there and still have my 20/15 vision so was much relieved. Spent a LOT of time in waiting and treatment rooms, and waiting for my eyes to un-dilate. If it's not one thing, it's something else! Lol!
I spent time in the sunroom looking at some of my tea time recipe books, trying to guage what I can still make that is basically no cholesterol...figuring out what substitutions I can make...after a lifetime of recipes and cooking, this is gonna be a challenge!
So to brighten up the day, now that I can focus again, I got out a wonderful Shelley China England teacup to keep me company. This one is in the Footed Oleander shape, white molded petals, and is one of my favorite Shelley shapes, and was a staple of Shelley between 1941 and when the pottery closed in 1966. So tactile!
The pattern is a variation of Rose Pansy and Forget-Me-Not, which is really a chintz. Note the sweet little blue scroll rim border inside the cup. The set also has gorgeous burnished gold handle, foot and rims.
The pattern number is 13528, and was actually made in several different colors. The number after the / refers to the color.
If anything could make me smile, this teacup did!
This coming Sunday, June 17th is Father's Day, so I found an antique postcard to share....
Also...Just had to share this email from 2013 from our favorite hotel in Victoria, BC, the Hotel Grand Pacific...our closest big city...advertising it's Father's Day take on afternoon tea...
This Father’s Day, you can thank the guy responsible for your manliness by taking him to The Pacific Restaurant for The Man Tea.
This afternoon tea service includes manly bites such as pulled pork sliders, mini steak sandwiches and freshly shucked oysters, washed down with Lagavulin whiskey cocktails and more! We'll have card games, a putting green on the patio, shuffleboard, and other tableside activities to challenge your dad to as you enjoy your meal.
Available June 13 to 22, 2:00 to 4:30 pm in the Pacific Restaurant. $42.00 per person. Reservations can be made by calling ...
BLUE CHEESE and BACON DOUBLE BAKED POTATO
SERVED WITH A WHISKY COCKTAIL
CHORIZO and YAM EMPANADA
MINI NY STEAK SANDWICH
PULLED PORK SLIDER
BBQ BABY BACK RIBS
CRISPY FRENCHED CHICKEN WINGS
SHUCKED OYSTER IN A GAZPACHO SHOT
BOURBON PECAN PIE
DOUBLE CHOCOLATE BROWNIE
CARAMEL & MACADAMIA NUT COOKIE
DARK CHOCOLATE COFFEE TRUFFLE
Very fun! Lots of good ideas ladies for your guys!
And it certainly sounds delicious! More tea rooms are coming up with man friendly menus.
And June 14th is Flag Day. I love this antique postcard by Ellen Clapsaddle, one of the great artists of her time. She was born in 1865 and dies in 1934.
So thanks for joining me for tea today. I will be back to visiting everyone this week...Lord willing...and am hoping for a more calm and less stressful week....
This helped a lot this week too!
I certainly plan this week to join....