I Love Tea Cups

I Love Tea Cups

Monday, February 1, 2016

Downton Abbey Tea

Hello  everyone,
I just finished watching Downton Abbey tonight. I photographed this tea 
table yesterday and I wanted to have it ready for you on Monday morning.
I just love  watching Masterpiece ~ Downton Abbey. And I love the sisters.
As a Christmas gift I received the delicious Downton Abbey tea and after the holidays while shopping at World Market and found this adorable tea towel...
Don't you love this quote. I bought this tea towel in a heart beat, and
I also bought the scone mix I featured HERE and made these delicious scones.
My tea time would not be complete without lemon curd. Our neighbor 
has a large lemon tree and I have been busy making lemon curd.
Our Camellia tree is blooming with 'Pink Perfection' the tree is
over 8 feet tall and more than 45 years old.

The tea container has a photograph of the 'Three sisters' and I set
my tea for three. 
~Thomas Ivery~Bavaria Germany Tea cup, saucer and dessert plate
Lemon curd and Strawberry jam from France.
Tea cup, saucer and dessert plate from Bavaria
Silver tea pot, sugar and creamer from America
Tea and scones from England

and my great-grandmother's sterling silver 
The three sisters are so beautiful.

Original Downton Abbey scone mix. I added currents.  When I 
eat a scone with currents it makes me feel as if I'm in England eating a scone 
 and drinking tea in a small tea room in the English countryside.
One more look at the ladies before we say good-bye.
A mosaic to pin

Thank you for visiting today 
I hope you enjoyed our look at
Downton Abbey 

Linking to:
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday~Anything Goes
Rustic and Refined for Table It Link Party - Sunday
Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday
 The Dedicated House for Make it Pretty Monday 
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
No Place Like Home at Rose Chintz Cottage 
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life 
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse 
Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday 
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday 
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
The Essence of Home for  Show Your Style Thursday


  1. What a gorgeous setting...the sisters would be right at home. I love the fun tea towel! I have some Downton teas too...some I like, some I don't. Your scones turned out beautifully! How nice to have a lemon tree close for fresh lemon curd. Such pretty teacups, and I LOVE camellias! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  2. I loooove Downton Abbey! Although, frankly the first few episodes of this season were boring to me. Your tea party looks like fun! I love having currants in my scones too!

  3. I need to catch up on episodes of Downton! Sweet setting. The scones look delicious! Thank you for sharing at Table It!

  4. Betty, I love your pretty teacups and the container of tea with the three sisters. I do love that show! Your scones look wonderful spotted with the currants and fresh lemon curd; yum! The tea towel is adorable and I like Mary's quote. Your camellias are heavenly and such a gorgeous colour! I really enjoyed your post and thank you for sharing it with us.


  5. What a lovely tea and yummy scones!

    and LivingFromHappiness

  6. What an absolutely lovely tea time. I think it's just perfect.

    Sure wish I could be there with you - everything looks so delicious and beautiful!

    I cannot believe last night's episode, wow. Won't say anything else in case peeps are just now trying to catch up - but WOW.

    Thank you for a lovely teatime today!

  7. Your elegant tea setting is worthy of the Dowager! I'm also a DA fan and wish that there were more DA teas available north of the border. I managed to find the English Rose Tea at a local store last year and quite enjoyed the herbal tea.

  8. Such a beautiful tea table! I wish we got Downtown Abbey on my cable network to watch, the way everyone talks it sounds like it's an amazing show.

    Your table is just beautiful! Thanks so much for linking up at the Table It Link Party.

  9. I love your Downton Abby tea-scape. Do you like the tea? I've seen it in several different places and haven't bought any yet. I have an over abundance of tea, but it sure is tempting! I'll be so sad when the show comes to an end. Meanwhile, I will enjoy. Your china is lovely and just the talk of lemon curd makes my mouth water! Happy Tea Day!

  10. This is just beautiful! The scones look so delicious! The teacups are so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

  11. I am probably the only woman who has never watched that show. I know it wouldn't be "me."

  12. A lovely tea table and homemade lemon curd, wish I could join you. What will we watch when DA is finished?

    1. Have you tried Grandchester? It's pretty good.

  13. Dear Betty:
    I loved your post and I have to say I missed my first time every Downtown on TV for a good reason. We closed on our retirement house in Missouri Friday and are 1/2 moved. Tomorrow we drive back to Colorado to do more work and packing. Our neighbor their told us there was `12" of snow. Ha! I loved your setting with homemade lemon curd. Beautiful cups and saucers and scones! Thanks for sharing.

  14. How pretty! We're all going to miss Downton Abbey when it's gone. It's been part of our lives for six winters!

  15. You've captured the charm, elegance, and mood of tea at Downton. I love this so much!

  16. Dear Betty:
    We stayed up late last night to watch all the rest of season #6. (We have all the DVD's) I am letting you know that this post was one of the featured ones on my blog today. Thank you for sharing and congratultions.

  17. Dear Betty:
    We stayed up late last night to watch all the rest of season #6. (We have all the DVD's) I am letting you know that this post was one of the featured ones on my blog today. Thank you for sharing and congratultions.

  18. Your tea time is just beautiful! Love the camellia's too. They are way ahead of mine.

  19. Featured today at HSH! Thanks for sharing! It's beautiful!

  20. Hello, I came over from Home Sweet Home. Your pictures are just beautiful. I got to help with and attend a Downton Abbey Tea last Saturday. I hope to post some pictures in the near feature. My friend made homemade lemon curd, too. It was so delicious. I found a wonderful scone recipe and have made them at least 7 times in the last few weeks. I have really enjoyed getting in the spirit of Downton Abbey.
    I was tickled that I knew that was a Pink Perfection camellia in your pictures. My great aunt had a couple of bushes in her yard (they are still there-now my brother's home).
    I'm your latest follower.


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