A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Saturday, May 4, 2019

Happy Mother's Day, and Remembering And on This Date in London at Harrods

Wishing you all a Happy Mother's Day on Sunday May 12th...I did think it was May 5th, sometimes things are so hectic around here my dated get crossed...for everyone who is a mother or who has "mothered". ie nurtured and mentored someone!
and this weekend is also Kentucky Derby Day... 

I am doing a trip down memory lane today, as I am not sure what I'll be doing with a spate of visitors and visits planned. But I remembered that a few years ago this week we were in London for our week at the start of our then annual month long buying for Antiques And Teacups and Time Was Antiques and visiting trip in England, and wanted to share one of our favorite venues for tea...both posh and pleb....Harrod's super department store in the Knightsbridge section of London....warning: photo heavy post!!! 

Harrods is a must if you visit London, although we didn't often buy anything among the designer goods upstairs...one year brought back signature Harrods carrier bags as Christmas gifts for everyone....

Most things were beyond our budget....except the Food Hall in the basement!

  There are lots of tea items in this post...but only one teacup...and here it is....

From the posh Georgian Restaurant on the second floor...to the plebian...if you can call it that...Food Halls...an amazing place! These photos are from several different annual visits....and I hope you can get a feel for the place...you will find everything for a meal, a picnic tea or eat in the various eateries and cafe's scattered around....

The scope of the place is amazing...a cavern of gastronomic treats....and so many trained staff with specialties in their areas whether tea, coffee, pastries, meats or any type of delicacy....

All surrounded by marble, mosaics and a fabulous art nouveau vaulted ceiling!   And the wonderful choices! Get ready to drool...you are spoilt for choice, and a quick decision is difficult to find here....

Are you hungry yet???

 There is always a trained staff of tea sommeliers on hand to help you choose the right blend as well....we always plan at least an hour wandering around in the Food Hall, then choose our items and find a table and enjoyed. The place is an experience I hope each and every one of you gets to experience some day. It's one of things that we miss now we can no longer make the trip to England, even though for the last 10 years we had been taking a ship across. But my husband's Parkinson's Disease makes the airplane flight to the east coast from here in Washington state undoable. So our visits home are at an end. But we were blessed to have gone so many times. We are very blessed and very grateful!

And of course... always tine of tea to bring home as gifts. 
Hopefully you can have a lovely tea time with someone you appreciate this weekend!


  1. Harrods is on my bucket list so I enjoyed seeing all the pics, especially the mouth-watering treats!

    My brother, who lives in another province, thought today was Mother's Day so he called my mom today. Happy Mother's Day, Ruth!

  2. I loved this--I'll be heading to England this summer--any recommendations for tea at any of the hotels or tea shops?

  3. Oh my Ruth, how I would love to visit Harrod's one day!
    Happy Mother's Day to you!

  4. great content! happy mothers day I found your blog on google and loved reading it greatly. It is a great post indeed. Much obliged to you and good. keep it up..


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