It's been awhile since I celebrated tea. But the first afternoons on the lawn in late spring bring out the fanciful in me.
It seems that I need to add to my meager stash of frilly cups and so I had my radar out the last time I visited shops near my daughter a little south of here and off the beaten path.
These flowery examples are what turned up. This lavender one looks to be Limoges, but has no mark.
My daughter gave the heads up for this one. I thought it looked a little regal, and sure enough, it's called Princess Anne!
A beautiful pale blue.
In spring the linen layers sway in the breeze like flags signaling to gather at the table.
A decorative corner brushes the lawn.
A new pink rimmed saucer has joined the jumble of china for tea.
I have it paired for now with my large rose teacup by Paragon. The reigning queen of the tea cupboard.
At first I thought this all white bone china cup and saucer was Limoges. But it turned out to be too pretty to snub, and a keeper!
On a whim, I brought home these pretty meringues from The market (Trader Joes). There are recipes for making a variety of desserts with them. I think I will try frozen strawberries in their juice over them. I had never had them before! Spun of egg white and sugar, they taste like crispy marshmallows to me just as they are.
Just setting a pretty tea table gives me a lift!
May has so many celebrations ahead! The end of the school. Graduation. Recitals and concerts. Weddings, showers, and so on. A little tea seems like the perfect thing. But really. Who needs a reason?
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