I'm so happy you were able to stop by today, I have tea ready for us.
The drizzly rain has made it quite damp and gloomy outside today, it's starting to feel more like winter than autumn. Bentley's Pomegranate Tea will be perfect (a blend of Chinese and Indian black teas with a pomegranate flavor) for taking the chill off our bones.
I think the orange band around the upper portion of the teacup - inside and outside, and along the saucer with a touch of gold along the edges is the perfect back drop for the gorgeous floral swag. The hand crafted details are brilliant.
The bottom of the teacup reads as follows:
Royal Albert - arched over a crown- with the words - Crown China - arched below the crown.
England and the word "Bristol" below the above.
there is also the numbers 8026 (or could be a 1) above Royal Albert and a B in hand script inside the edge of the teacup's pedestal
Smiling Harvest Angel ... reminding us to be thankful for all our blessings.
Some red velvet cake with crumbly cream cheese topping to keep our sweet tooth satisfied, I'd like to say I made it myself ... but no... it came via one of our local bakeries in town, but it is yummy.
Tea is finished steeping ... I'm happy to pour you a cup.
We have been fortunate to see deer in the back often this autumn, but not today since it's raining, they are certainly bed down, trying to keep dry, somewhere in the forest. So we'll have to make do with this beautiful scenery on our harvest china - The Victorian English Pottery - by Edward Challinar.
Looking outside, today, grey and nothing is stirring in the rain.
It's been wonderful sharing tea with you today, please come by again.
Antiques and Teacups for Tuesday Cuppa Tea ~ Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea time Tuesday ~ Artful Affirmations and Martha's favorites for Teacup Tuesday Table Top Tuesday ~ A Return to Loveliness Tuesday ~ between naps on the front porch Thursday