I Love Tea Cups

I Love Tea Cups

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Tablescape # 44 - A Vintage Bird Cage

Hello Everyone,
I'm so excited to share with you
'My Vintage Bird Cage'
A few weeks ago I won a $50 dollar gift certificate from 
Between Naps on the Porch.
French Bleu Vintage 
I love being a winner. Don't You?

I thought today's tablescape would be an appropriate time to show 
'My Vintage Bird Cage'
 as the Tablescape Centerpiece.
I also just had an update to Picasa 3 and added  this wonderful Museum Matte
 Just love the look!

I've had the bird's nest and eggs for awhile
the bird I just bought at Yes, you guessed it
Tuesday morning.
It isn't vintage but just about everything else on this table is...

The beautiful dessert plates and tea cups and saucers were my Father's Grandmother's dishes.

The plates have RS Prussia marked on the back.
I don't know how my family acquired the dishes, but I was was the fortunate one to inherit the antiques. 

There is something soft and romantic about vintage table settings.

"RS Prussia" porcelain is know both for the complexity of its molds and for the beauty of the patterns, most of which were applied using floral transfers, such as gold gilding or embellishments like thick enameling to give the floral prints texture.

'Shell Pearl' by Fostoria
Wedding gift 1960

I found the vintage napkin rings at the thrift store and 12 napkins came with a 
120" tablecloth I found at a yard sale.
Hand made in Columbia

Ralph Lauren Plate - gift 2010
Ralph Lauren Salad Plate - gift 2010
 Tag Dessert Plate - Tuesday Morning 2011
RS Prussia Dessert Plates
cups and saucers - Inherited gift 2005

Thank you all for visiting My Cozy Corner.
I hope you enjoyed your journey into the vintage era...
I just love my 
Vintage Bird Cage
Vintage dishes are a plus.
Please join me as I travel to some of my favorite blogs and share my Vintage Bird Cage. 

Faded Charm for White Wednesday
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Colorado Lady for Vintage Thingies Thursday
A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday 
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday
I am so delighted you all enjoyed 
my Tea Room...
Your comments were awesome!

Monday, March 26, 2012

*Betty's Cafe and Tea Room* # 1

Welcome to my Virtual Tea Room
I will be sharing on occasion a Tea Room I have  recently visited. I have wanted to own a Tea Room for a long time but in this real world I live in, it's just not going to happen.  
So please enjoy yourself while 
I take you to tea with me. 

Now Imagine this is my Tea Room.
While in York, just a stone's throw from York Minster was this magical Tea Room.
Of course it has my name on the front!!!
Walk in through the front door and you'll be greeted by a small shop with antique dressers and cabinets. stocked with an extensive range of teas and coffees, cakes and gifts.
 Up a flight of winding stairs there's a cosy cafe' with wooden beams, and roaring fires in the winter. A perfect place to meet friends and family for Afternoon Tea.

During my last trip to the Bay Area to celebrate my mother's 91st birthday, my sister and I took our mother to Afternoon Tea at
'Lisa's Tea Treasures'

My mother, sister and I had this beautiful dessert. Mom was the lucky one and had a candle to blow out.

The linen-clothed table is laden with china and sliver and a small bell to ring for service.  

The creamer is covered with an adorable dolly trimmed with beads and a rose on top. 

Beautiful tea cup and saucer. 
I didn't look to see the name. 
Can you expert tea cup lovers help me with the name of the company that made this beautiful tea set? 
The next Tea Room I visit I will be taking notes

The Duchess' Delight 
(afternoon tea in England)
Yep!! That's me...
A scone with Devonshire cream and preserves, Two each of Egg Supreme and Cucumber Mint Tea Sandwiches and Quiche of the day and dessert.

When I saw this beautiful display I knew
 I was in heaven.

Just fabulous

Tea anyone? 

Yes, I have a favorite.
Any one for Blue and White?

This is the front entrance of the Tea Room.
I love it all~

Now you can laugh, but I had to go to the WC
(Water Closet) or ladies room.

My sister loved this bunny
-adj. welcome(used when addressing or referring to a women)
-n. A welcome, kindly greeting or reception

This is my first of many Virtual Tours at Betty's Cafe and Tea Room aka My Cozy Corner.
I'm off to attend some tea parties and more.
Please join me:
I put my hat and gloves on and I'm off to enjoy Afternoon Tea.
Tea Time Tuesday @ Rose Chintz Cottage
Tea Cup Tuesday @ Artfullaffirmations
Tea Cup Tuesday @ Martha's Favorites
Tea Party Tuesday @ Sweetology 
Tuesday Cuppa Tea @ Antiques and TeaCups
Table Top Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Return to Loveliness @ Delighsome Life
Friends Sharing Tea @ Bernideen's Tea Blog
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style 
Open House Party @ No Minimalist Here
Foodie Friday @ Designs by Gollum
See you soon 


Saturday, March 24, 2012

*Spring Picnic in the House*

~A Spring Picnic in the House~

The weather outside is crisp and 
'Spring is in the Air'
I would love to go outside and set the patio table with a Spring Picnic~But it's just not warm enough. So I decided to have a 
'Spring Picnic in the House' 
A Great Party is going on at 
Designs by Gollum for Egg-xellant Spring Party!
StoneGable for On The Menu Monday 

My Menu
'Spring Picnic in the House'

Is Easy and Delicious. 

Easy Oven-Fried Chicken
Easy Baked Beans
My Cozy Corner Macaroni Salad
Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Frosting

Easy Oven-Fried Chicken

Easy Oven-Fried Chicken  Print Recipe
1 fryer chicken
1 cup Bisquick 
2 tsp. salt 
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 tsp. paprika 
1/4 cup each of shortening and butter
Heat oven to 425* (hot).  Mix Bisquick, salt, pepper and paprika in a paper sack.  Melt shortening in a shallow baking pan (13x91/2x2") in oven.  Shake 3 or 4 pieces of chicken in the sack at a time to coat thoroughly.  Remove baking pan from oven and place chicken, skin side down, in a single layer.  Bake 45 min., turn. Bake another 15 min. 
Just like deep fried chicken!!!

Baked Beans-Print Recipe

My Cozy Corner Macaroni Salad-Print Recipe

The picnic is serve yourself. 
Today my granddaughters and I went
 English County Dancing all afternoon. I made the mac salad last night and soaked the chicken in buttermilk overnight. I baked the cupcakes this morning before we went dancing. When we came home at four I prepared the chicken, mixed the baked beans and put the frosting on the cupcakes. Dinner was ready at six.
We were so hungry from dancing.
We learned how to dance the same way 
'Jane Austen' danced in the 1700's.
What a hoot!!!

Lemon Cupcakes and Lemon Frosting

Lemon Cupcakes from a mix

White Fluffy prepared frosting
Lemon extract and yellow food color
White baking papers and decorative papers

Thank you for visiting my Cozy Corner 
I hope you enjoyed 
Spring Picnic in the house.
I did...

Please  join me and visit
Designs by Gollum for Foodie Friday
TheTablescaper for Seasonal Sunday
StoneGable for On The Menu Monday
Let's not forget 
Little Red House for Mosaic Monday

Thursday, March 22, 2012

~Bunnies On The Coffee Table~

Hi Everyone,
I'm excited about all the parties.
I have my last Egg-Xellent party ready to post. But since I have my bunnies out once a year
 I thought I would put the 'Bunnies on the Coffee Table'
 and show off my Pink Perfection Camellia next to some sparkly  eggs...   

Bunnies on the Mantel for the Mantelscape Party   

I bought this set of three precious  bunnies at Tuesday Morning last month.  They are marked lawn and garden @ $3.99 each.  I wanted to bring in some sophistication into my living room.  I have a habit of bouncing all over the map in the decor world. From Sophisticated to Whimsy.   I have a few  whimsical bunnies that I will be using on  my  Easter Parade Tablescape. 

The sparkly eggs add some color to my glass coffee table.  My
'Pink Perfection' camellia has a few sprigs of lilac buds in the vase also. 

I love seeing the beautiful blooms in the early spring...then they are gone for another year. 

Easter Eggs are special eggs that are often given to celebrate Easter or springtime.
The egg is widely used as a symbol of the start of new life, just as new life emerges from an egg when the chick hatches out.
To read more about The Easter Egg Click here.
Wonderful reading...


Silly me! I always show you My Cozy Corner.

I had a wonderful comment about this bunny scratching his ear.  I didn't even notice that detail.  Thanks so much for spotting the cute gesture.  Good Eye...I found this bunny at the thrift store last month and he is becoming a favorite. 
Oh my gosh~I love to blog. 
 Is it the hunt for something to post about? Or is it the wonderful knowledge we learn when researching about an Easter Egg or the meaning behind the Bunnies at Easter?  
Absolutely Amazing. I keep being inspired by this wonderful hobby. 

I love my mosaics....
How about joining me while I hop around to some awesome parties. 

Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday
Little Red House for Mosaic Monday
Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday
The House in the Roses for Show Off Your Cottage Monday
A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday
A Delightsome Life for Return to Loveliness
Just a note:
Thank you all for your wonderful comments.  I love to read them.  Friends and Followers you are the

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