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Friday, September 20, 2019

Sorelle Fine Porcelain Teacup Set

A friend in Florida sent me photos of this interesting teacup with
cream pitcher and sugar bowl built in. 
I tried to research this and found very little information other than
it is Sorelle Porcelain, and that the word "sorelle" means
sisters in Italian.  
Is anyone familiar with this set?
Please respond in comments if you can identify the unique set.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Talk Like a Pirate Day


International Talk Like a Pirate Day is probably not noticed by many,
but here in Berea, KY our school mascot is a PIRATE.
I was a pirate as were our children, grandchildren, and six nephews.
 Peyton is currently a "beast" of a Berea Pirate on the soccer field.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Keepsake Gratitude Journal

The Happy Rosy Day Book
Tea Joy: A Keepsake Gratitude Journal
by Zakiyya Rosebelle
Copyright 2019
Have you ever kept a Gratitude Journal?
Oprah Winfrey is a great proponent of Gratitude Journals.
The internet has her videos and recommendations for gratitude journaling.
Over 20 years ago, during a difficult time for me and my family, I picked up
my first Gratitude Journal.  I faithfully wrote something for which I was grateful every day.
Some days were so bleak due to life's circumstances, I was grateful
for the sun shining, the beautiful blooming redbud tree,
or other days it might have been for rain. 
Eventually, we overcame the obstacle that created difficulties for our family.
I recommend a gratitude journal to write three to five things
each day for which you are grateful
Some friends are into journaling the details of their lives and their inner thoughts.
If that's your thing, go for it.
But, in my opinion, whatever is written is a permanent record forever for anyone to see.
This book is a combination Gratitude Journal and a Tea Journal.
From the back of The Happy Rosy Day Book:
"Life is a precious journey. Along the way, collect a little keepsake from your most magical moments, beautiful blessings, and awesome adventures. 
 Save the keepsakes inside this gratitude journal.
There are gratitude exercises and fun journal prompts
with specific pages for each treasure you collect such as theater tickets
from your favorite movie and a tea bag from a wonderful tea party or tea time...."
 Note: I purchased this book from Amazon.com

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Tea for One Teapot Set

I you are looking for a Holiday Tea for One Teapot Set,
I found this one at our local Cracker Barrel.
It can be used for tea or for Christmas decorating for
those of us who are teapot lovers.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Vintage Tea Table Linens

 I am pleased with my bargain vintage embroidered table linen purchases.
Above: a 30 x 30 table cloth
Below: Four 12 inch square linen napkins

Do you currently or have you ever done hand embroidery?
I am fortunate I have several pillow cases, dresser scarves and other small items
embroidered by my mother and aunts when they were young ladies.
When I was younger, I learned several  basic embroidery stitches.
 I found the work using a needle and floss, with the fabric in a hoop,
to be calming and therapeutic.  I embroidered a number of items such as bibs
and blankets for my girls. Later, I put the embroidery away and began
cross-stitching.  I made many decorative pieces while waiting for my girls at dance
or baton lessons, band practice and much more.
Eventually, I put that away, too.
I never learned to knit or crochet, although my aunt tried to teach me. 
Maybe there is hope yet.  Do you have any needlework hobbies?

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Anniversary Celebration

 We celebrated our 49th Wedding Anniversary today
with dinner at the Lexington Club.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Grosvenor House Afternoon Tea

Our fifth, and final afternoon tea in London during our March visit
was for my birthday at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane
across from Hyde Park in Mayfair.
My gluten free tea server is on the left
 Delicious and beautiful!


These savories were on gluten free corn muffins.