Sunday, May 9, 2010

Cielo's Victorian Tea Party

I am joining Cielo @ The House In The Roses for her Victorian Tea Party in honor of Mother's Day. It is a 'bring your own tea cup' party and I am bringing a tea cup from a set of dishes that belonged to my grandmother:

These dishes were my grandmother's 'everyday dishes', she also had a set of china that she used for special occasions, but I always loved the simple rose pattern of these dishes. The set includes dinner plates, luncheon plates, and these cups which she used for both coffee and tea.

The set also includes a teapot:

And it includes a small cream pitcher:

And also a sugar bowl:

I've always thought this set was so pretty, I love the creamy white color, and while it looks somewhat fragile, it's really a very sturdy set.

I have an extra cup in case you didn't bring one along.

And I also have almond chocolate chip biscotti, and ginger biscotti, and apricot scones that my husband picked up at the outdoor market at Union Square Park in Manhattan. They all taste wonderful!

Won't you join me for Cielo's tea party? There are lots more pretty tea cups to see!


  1. Beautiful tea set...Wishing you a grand day!! Cathy

  2. You are so lucky to have such a wonderful gift given to you by a loved one. The party is just beautiful.


  3. Such a beautiful setting Eileen. I especially loved the plate with the cut outs, very nice!
    Love Di ♥

  4. Lovely post Eileen, I'm waiting for you to pour the tea and it will be an apricot scone for me, please!

    Love your grandmother's dishes and the roses!

  5. It's nice to be able to enjoy and use your teacups and china that have some wonderfully warm memories with them. That makes it extra special and I'm glad I've dropped by to visit. You have some really tasty treats here. It's been a pleasure.


  6. I would like an apricot scone, please. Tea would be lovely in this rose patterned set. I like it too. It means more that it was your grandmothers. Enjoy.

  7. That was a lovely post. Isnt it good to keepthese family souvenirs, as I have also done.

  8. wow.. what a beautiful teaset! precious treasure indeed! but am your socnes are just delicious! happy mother's day!

  9. Oh, how wonderful to have your grandmother's treasured china, Eileen! I'm wondering which of my nieces have my grandmother's china. They swap things about. LOL!

    And I would love to have some scones with you and sit down for a long chat at your lovely table. Thanks for the invitation. Hopefully some day we will get to meet and do that in real life! :-)


    Sheila :-)

  10. Hi Eileen-

    lovely sentiments and tea cups and tea pots too - great idea to share -

    love you

  11. This is gorgeous... a huge thank YOU for participating in our Victorian Tea Party



  12. Oh wow! I'm headed right over to your house for a cup of tea :>) Your dishes are absolutely lovely and so special in that they belonged to someone you loved. I love the colors and the pattern. Very, very pretty indeed ♥
    I hope you are having a wonderful day
    Love, Carol

  13. Thaks for this delicious tea party.


  14. Hi: What a beautiful set. How wonderful that it is now yours, very special. I would like to invite you to join Tea Cup Tuesday. The link is ready today and I know the ladies would love to see your stunning rose set. Thank you so much for sharing. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

  15. Hi Eileen! Oh, what a lovely tea setting and sweet story that these dishes belonged to your grandma. I love the round fat shapes of the cups and the tea pot! What a treasure. Your food looks delicious!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  16. That is such a sweet set of dishes and that it was your grandmother's is so precious!!
    The single rose is just so elegant!!

  17. I would love to have tea with you, especially with those dishes and while watching Pride and Prejudice. I can dream anyway.

    The older I get the more I just love roses.