On Sunday as I was preparing for Teacup Tuesday sharing, I decided that I would venture outside for the photograph. It is a bit too early here in Michigan for a real garden tea display. However, my boxwood hedge would make a nice background, and I salvaged a few of the almost-done rhododendron.
A short time later, snow started to fall from the sky which is visible on the grill cover. I have lived in Michigan all my life and have never seen snow mid-May. My goodness that does make it a four-letter word this month.
The tea tray was whisked inside and placed on my antique coffee table . The little teapot is a Sadler. The gold-colored tea spoon was recently purchased at a garage sale. Would you be surprised if I tell you that the cup is not a Royal Albert? The back stamp reads “Elizabethan, fine bone china, Made in England.” I think it is the only cup in my collection by that maker.
I admit that I have enjoyed my tea vignette on the coffee table. I may do this more often as many of you do with your lovely and welcoming tea settings. To share a cup of tea with others this week, please visit, Antiques and More, Bernideen’s Tea Blog, Martha’s Favorite and Rose Chintz Cottage.
Also linking with Bernideen’s Tea in the Garden.