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Monday, September 14, 2020

September Progresses With Smokey Skies



Autumn blessings to you...and welcome!


The last few days have been difficult, with temperatures in the 80s... which is hot for us here in the Pacific Northwest... with the addition of lots of wildfire smoke from Washington and Oregon which will not clear out without a wind change and some rain. 
But...


I am sharing an autumn tea time in the sunroom,
mixing last elements of summer and autumn things as the season definitely has changed here...we are in the 40s in the morning...


I needed something with a bit of color for a back ground, so added a polychrome transferware charger I have...


The pattern is called Rural England. I love the mill and stream and the flower border...


The plate was made in the 1930s by Midwinter. Midwinter was acquired by Wedgwood in the early 1960s, and did some great mid century modern designs in their Stylecraft line...very groovy, and very different from this earlier design. If you have visited the blog often, you know Wedgwood has gone through several shuffles and is now owned by the Danish firm Fiskars...always interesting keeping up with the potteries...



This teacup is where my end of summer comes in...the Hydrangea patterned Summer Glory Chintz by Shelley...you knew I get a Shelley in here somewhere...



This Summer Glory teacup is from the 1950s, and is the ivory colorway...which I have never thought a good name for the color, but...
the interior is pale yellow. I would call it a pale peach or apricot, but that's just my opinion. The pattern number is 13648, and it is in the Ripon shape. 


And we need at teapot, so here is a 1950s Sadler pale yellow and gold large teapot....


This one has rather fancy gold flowers with heavy gold outlining. Cool! Lots of tea for everyone!


And for the tea...Republic of Tea's Cuppa Cake Tea Caramel Vanilla...a flavored black tea that is a lovely dessert tea...


I have other teacups for you...this is a teacup trio with an autumn leaves design called Windswept...



The bone china pattern is 1950s as well, with pink and grey green swirling leaves. The set is by Tuscan made by Plant. Later marks from the late 1960s-1970s use the name Plant Tuscan. The company has had it's share of changes, as all English potteries have. It was amalgamated into Wedgwood in 1972, and then permanently closed in 2006. I think Fiscars has all the patterns, etc, but whether the name will ever be resurrected is doubtful.


For a trea for tea, I have some Maple leaf shaped chocolate cream biscuits. During the couple of weeks prior to becoming ill with the smoke, we had friends send us these biscuits from Richmond, BC...a favorite... knowing we coud not get together cross border in Victori, BC as we have in past years. 
So sweet!


They are delicious! 


Also in Victoria, BC a few years ago I found this little cookbook by a Victoria author called Sarah's Tea Time by Sarah Amos.  Sarah is a Brit now living in Victoria. Besides lots of recipes it includes her lovely tea time drawings. Charming!


I am hoping the smoke will soon disperse... we are at unhealthy air... 93 out of 100 and are really hibernating with air purifiers on in the living room and bedroom, and medications on a strict schedule and basically hibernating.
My heart breaks for friends in California and Oregon who have been forced to evacuate. 
Please stay healthy and stay safe!



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