Happy Monday. I hope you had a nice weekend. I was busy being an assistant to Sweetheart as he was installing our new French Door in our Master Bedroom...To see the new door and the inspiration for our update go here
The weather has been fabulous the past two weeks and since we have our house open and in construction I decided to take my tea time outside under the pomegranate tree, I found a beautiful Peony designed tea cup at an estate sale awhile back and I've been waiting until my peonies bloomed to share the new tea cup and saucer with you.
The peonies are not red or pink. I tried to do some research on the web for maybe a match, but not luck. When my mother was alive she had the most beautiful peonies blooming in the back yard. When she passed away I dug up some of the plants and brought them home. These are the blooms from my mother's plants. They are so beautiful. THANK YOU MOM!
I found the blooms do not last more than a day after cut. The little buds are going to be sweet when they open up in a day or two.
My tea cup is made in England by Hammersley and Co. The tea cup is completely covered inside with the design of peonies. The gold trim is lovely and the saucer has huge flowers, stems and leaves covering the entire saucer. I couldn't find our the pattern, but I would be interested to know if any of you tea cup lovers have an idea about the name of the tea cup and saucer.
I was at the thrift store a couple of months ago and found this little pitcher and tray. It has the grape motif just like the larger one. Now I have three pitchers. Bring on the bouquets.
I went outside about 3:00 o'clock to have a cup of tea and a cranberry and pecan muffin with lemon curd on top. Delicious. I'm always ready for a break about three in the afternoon.
Cranberry and Pecan Muffins
Beat slightly with fork............................1 egg
Stir in..............................................1 cup milk
1/4 cup cooking (salad) oil
or melted shortening
Sift together and add...........2 cups sifted flour
1/4 cup sugar, 3 tsp. baking powder, 1 tsp. salt
Stir just until moistened. Batter should be lumpy.
Do not overmix.
Mix in a hand full of dried cranberries and about 1/4 cup of chopped pecans.
Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.
TEMPERATURE: 400° (mod. hot. oven).
TIME: Bake 20 to 25 min.
AMOUNT: 12 med. muffins.
PRINTABLE RECIPE GO HERE
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Just as I was about to take my first photo of 'Peony Tea Time' a bird pooped on my white tablecloth...dark purple and white. Yuk!!! I know that's way to much information. LOL