I Love Tea Cups

I Love Tea Cups

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Brioche Loaves

 Hello everyone,
I have a new hobby lately. I am planning a trip
to Paris, next month and I have been studying
the French language and learning about French cooking.
 I love bread...And I am sure you'll agree that Brioche is pretty popular in
France. I decided to bake two loaves from BAREFOOT IN PARIS
Cookbook. I have made bread for years, and the recipe
directions were clear, and the Brioche was delicious.
Yes, the bread is all gone. Sorry! 
 
 I am excited to taste the Brioche in Paris. Since I made
this bread, I have found two other recipes of Brioche
I would like to try. I do love the egg wash on the top
of the loaves. The bread glistens in the photos.

 I sliced the bread thin and made grilled swiss cheese
sandwiches accompanied with lobster bisque soup and
tossed a green salad.  
 Sunday night is soup and sandwich night.
 Life gets busy with family and an ailing husband. 
I have invited my granddaughters and daughter to
travel with me since I will be having my 77th birthday
next month. I know we will be experiencing new food
and new sights. 
 And making memories.
Thank you for visiting
and I will be back soon
with a Tea Time Tablescape.
Joyously, 
Betty 
Rustic and Refined for Dishing It and Dishing It
Love of Home for Sunday at Home 
Normandy Life for Mosaic Monday
 The Dedicated House for Make it Pretty Monday 
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home
Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday
Tuesday Cuppa at Antiques and Tea Cups
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse 
Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at our Home
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday 
The Dedicated House for Before and After Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday 
Katherines Corner for Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life 
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Thoughts of Home at Poofing the Pillows
The Essence of Home for  Show Your Style Thursday
Ms. Toody Goo Shoes for Best of the Weekend
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday~Anything Goes

Saturday, March 10, 2018

St Patrick's Day Tea Time

Hello everyone,
Spring is almost here, and my daffodils are trying to survive the warm and cold
spells we keep experiencing here in Northern California. I found
my precious vintage Aynsley Porcelain Shamrock Clover
teacup and saucer from England at my favorite antique shop last month. 


My daffodils are standing in an ironstone creamer from the same antique shop.
I could spend many hours and a ton of money in the precious place. 
My daffodils are standing in an ironstone creamer from the same antique shop.
I could spend a ton of hours and a ton of money in the precious place. 
The old tea leaves spoon has been in my family since I was a small child.
When I was young, it would be a special treat to be able 
to use the precious spoon for my
cup of tea. 
A tea bag holder, a beaded napkin ring, and gold trimmed napkin
captures St. Patrick's Day Tea Time.
A mosaic is a visual gift of my favorite teacup and saucer for 
March. 
Hope you enjoyed your visit
see you soon. 
Joyously,
Betty 
Rustic and Refined for Dishing It and Dishing It
Love of Home for Sunday at Home 
Normandy Life for Mosaic Monday
 The Dedicated House for Make it Pretty Monday 
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home
Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday
Tuesday Cuppa at Antiques and Tea Cups
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse 
Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at our Home
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday 
The Dedicated House for Before and After Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday 
Katherines Corner for Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life 
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Thoughts of Home at Poofing the Pillows
The Essence of Home for  Show Your Style Thursday
Ms. Toody Goo Shoes for Best of the Weekend
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday~Anything Goes

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

My Grandmother's Tea set

Hello everyone,
It's Sunday evening, and I am sitting in the living room watching the
2018 Olympic Games and writing the story of my Paternal Grandmother's tea set.
 The photos are from the selections I used for January 2019 Tea Time calendar.
 January I am featuring my Lenten Rose flowers from my winter garden
 and my grandmother's tea set and garden scissors. 
As you browse from one photo to another,
you will see different styles with the cups
and the flowers. I try several methods and check
where my eye goes the moment I look at 
the photo on the computer
The golden scissors with the detail on the handles and the delicately embroidered
tea towel and the lenten rose with a bud on the stem makes an eye-catching statement.


The tea set is a gift from my mother. My paternal grandmother inherited the tea
set from her mother-in-law (my great-grandmother) They are marked RS Prussia on the back
I have six dessert plates and six teacups and six saucers.
The teacups, saucers and dessert plates are displayed on the wall in my guest room.

I dearly treasure my inherited gift. 
Thank you for visiting today
Have a great week. 
Joyously,
Betty 
Linking to:
Rustic and Refined for Dishing It and Dishing It
Love of Home for Sunday at Home 
Normandy Life for Mosaic Monday
 The Dedicated House for Make it Pretty Monday 
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home
Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday
Tuesday Cuppa at Antiques and Tea Cups
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse 
Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at our Home
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday 
The Dedicated House for Before and After Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday 
Katherines Corner for Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life 
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Thoughts of Home at Poofing the Pillows
The Essence of Home for  Show Your Style Thursday
Ms. Toody Goo Shoes for Best of the Weekend
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday~Anything Goes

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Valentine's Day Tea Time





Happy Valentine's Day 


Wishing Y'all a romantic evening with your 
loved one.

Valentine's Day is the anniversary of my engagement to my 
husband 58 years ago. 

If you would like to read our story go to 


Linking to
Rustic and Refined for Dishing It and Dishing It
Love of Home for Sunday at Home 
Normandy Life for Mosaic Monday
 The Dedicated House for Make it Pretty Monday 
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home
Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday
Tuesday Cuppa at Antiques and Tea Cups
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse 
Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at our Home
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday 
The Dedicated House for Before and After Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday 
Katherines Corner for Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life 
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Thoughts of Home at Poofing the Pillows
The Essence of Home for  Show Your Style Thursday
Ms. Toody Goo Shoes for Best of the Weekend
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday~Anything Goes





Sunday, January 21, 2018

Gingerbread House~Fairmont Hotel

Hello everyone,
Who doesn't love gingerbread? I love gingerbread, 
especially when it is made into a Gingerbread House.
On my recent trip to San Francisco in December 2017
The beautiful lobby of the Fairmont Hotel is transformed at Christmas time, 
with the most beautiful Gingerbread House covering the entrance of the dining room. 

This experience has been on my bucket list for years.
The Gingerbread House is just amazing.
I am standing in front of the small tea room.
This room is reserved private dining for 12 persons.

Fairytale: The house has two floors, is 23 feet wide, 22 feet high and is stuck together entirely with icing. Visitors can wander through the ground floor level and into the hotel restaurant


On the balcony of the Gingerbread House.
Santa's workshop
Christmas Carolers on the second-floor balcony.
The entrance of the Gingerbread House.
I love the details.
The train circles the Gingerbread House.
We made memories on this trip. There are so many great treasures in
the City of San Francisco.  Visiting at Christmas time is a bonus.
Thanks for visiting,
Joyously,
Betty 
Rustic and Refined for Dishing It and Dishing It
Love of Home for Sunday at Home 
Normandy Life for Mosaic Monday
 The Dedicated House for Make it Pretty Monday 
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home
Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday
Tuesday Cuppa at Antiques and Tea Cups
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse 
Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at our Home
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday 
The Dedicated House for Before and After Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday 
Katherines Corner for Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life 
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Thoughts of Home at Poofing the Pillows
The Essence of Home for  Show Your Style Thursday
Ms. Toody Goo Shoes for Best of the Weekend
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday~Anything Goes

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Girls Trip to San Francisco

Hello everyone,
I am so excited to share my trip to San Francisco a couple 
of weeks ago.  We started out adorned with our new hats I knitted.
I took the back seat with my granddaughter called "The Bookworm."
And gave the driving duty to my daughter. My granddaughter in the front seat
 is the GPS professional. We live about four hours from the city, and 
once we cross the Bay Bridge, Beth helps her mother maneuver 
the city streets of San Francisco.  Our first stop was San Francisco
State University for a two-hour tour. The bookworm is applying 
to colleges in California, and she wanted to see the campus.
After the college tour, we checked into our hotel.
In the lobby of the Fairmont Hotel is the most beautiful 
Christmas Tree. 
Also in the lobby of the Fairmont Hotel is a Giant Gingerbread House.
I will share a post about the Gingerbread House, later this week.
If you haven't been to San Francisco during the holiday season, 
I would suggest you put it on your bucket list.
I have wanted to visit the city at Christmas for over 50 years.
The girls were so wonderful to share my experience.
We walked to Union Square to see the Christmas tree.
And checked out Macy's windows decorated with 
real wreaths hanging from every window.


The palm trees were lite with sparkling lights and the Ice skating rink 
was busy with skaters enjoying an unseasonably warm evening.


The next morning we spent the day at the Academy of Science and
the de Young museum.
The Fairmont Hotel is on Nob Hill, and it was a gorgeous day
to be a tourist. 
Please check back in a few days and I will have the rest of my visit to 
San Francisco ready for viewing.
Thanks for stopping by.
Betty 
Linking to:
Rustic and Refined for Dishing It and Dishing It
Love of Home for Sunday at Home 
Normandy Life for Mosaic Monday
 The Dedicated House for Make it Pretty Monday 
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home
Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday
Tuesday Cuppa at Antiques and Tea Cups
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
The Scoop at Cedar Hill Farmhouse 
Our Home Away from Home for Tuesdays at our Home
A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday 
The Dedicated House for Before and After Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday 
Katherines Corner for Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life 
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Thoughts of Home at Poofing the Pillows
The Essence of Home for  Show Your Style Thursday
Ms. Toody Goo Shoes for Best of the Weekend
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday~Anything Goes
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