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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tea With T & Japanese Lusterware

My tea cup today is Japanese Lusterware, or Lustreware...spelled both ways. This set was bought awhile ago on-line. The color caught my eye and the price was perfect ! The lady who sold this set said it had been an eye-catcher in her store window. I know it would have caught my eye and had me hurrying into the store to check it out.
I made Oslo Kringle with mint green icing to go along with ...
...apples and hard-boiled eggs. Simple fare, yet very satisfying when eaten while sipping tea with a granddaughter ( Little T ) as we watch a Beatrix Potter movie on a cold and rainy day. Almost makes me yearn for many more rainy days except our property is waterlogged and my little lambs outside are bouncing in mud. I digress...where was I, oh -tea, ahhhhh, sweet tea-time with a granddaughter.
Granddaughter is very careful when adding teaspoon after teaspoon of sugar to her black tea."No mint, just plain, 'member, I don't like mint".
Japanese Lusterware is very beautiful and I have shown some other Lusterware teacups in previous posts. The underside of the cups and saucers say "Made In Japan". I am drawn to this china because of the color, and the cups and saucers are so delicate you can see through them. I am fascinated by such delicacy in china . Look at it, it is blue with yellow-gold coloring inside, yet you can almost see through it! Hold it up to the light ,place your fingers on the other side of the china and you can see your fingers through it. I will do another post soon showing this set and the cups in more detail.
Mother Bunny tucks Peter Rabbit into bed with a hot mug of tea.
We have our tea together as we watch the adventures of Peter Rabbit, my youngest granddaughter and I. Thank-you for joining us.Please check out the ladies below who host Tea Time Tuesdays.
"The world is as many times new as there are children in our lives." Robert Brault
"Children are a living message we send to a time we will not see." Neil Postman

20 comments:

Mildred said...

Such a sweet post. I especially love the closeup of Little T's dainty hand pouring cream. Wishing you a lovely day.

Timi said...

I am sure your little granddaughter enjoyed her tea with you!! She is sooo lovely! Thank you for the photos!!!

Karen said...

Beautiful post. I know you are having a great time together!

Farmgirl Cyn said...

What precious memories you are building, Kathy. Your granddaughter will never forget these moments....

goatpod2 said...

So sweet and precious! My sister-in-law doesn't like minty things either.

Amy

Debbie said...

Kathy, thanks so much for your comments on my blog about my birthday girl! We have been very blessed, haven't we?
I was just thinking of having an afternoon tea for some friends. In fact, a neighbor across the way told me an interesting story: She is in her 80's and was raised by her grandmother who lived where she does now. Many German immigrants lived in this neighborhood and it was, and still is, referred to as 'Beantown'. Of course this is a neigborhood of old homes and then there were no fences. In that time women were home all day and kids played outside from dawn till night when not in school. The women had clotheslines. If a lady was having the afternoon 'tea' at her house, she would hang out one of her nice tea towels on the line as an invite to her neighbors who would take a little time off their busy chores before starting the evening meal and they would meet to visit.
I'm sure it had its quirks, but it was a time when neighbors knew each other, stepped up to help and kept an eye out for everyone's good. Joy (my neighbor) says she can remember hiding in her grandmother's skirt and watching and listening to the women laugh and talk while eating and drinking, and someone occasionally going to spank a kid! I think I'll blog about that and some other things she's told me!
Have a great tea and Little T.

LindaSueBuhl said...

She may not like mint but evidently appreciates sugar and milk! Wonderful learning the preferences and quirks of those we love. I understand your love of lusterware - must be the raccoon blood in me - like it shiny!

Lady Jane said...

Another wonderful tea party and this time I get a Beatrix Potter movie in the bargain.... Oh my....

Pondside said...

You paint a wonderful word picture of a cosy afternoon with your granddaughter. I look forward to a post about the tea cups - I love lustreware. Would you also be willing to share the recipe for the kringle?
(oh dear, the word verification is 'ingle'!)

Paula said...

This was such a sweet post, Kathy~ you are making memories that will last a lifetime for your grands!

Southern Comfort said...

I love to read or watch a Beatrix Potter story myself. It must be so wonderful to share it with a grandchild, during tea....

Dolores said...

You're such a wonderful grandmother!!!
The tea set is beautiful and I love the colors too.
Your granddaughter is such a precious little doll.
Hugs,

A. Joy said...

Hey, the song that you have playing is the Irish wedding dance that I play on the piano. Never heard it anywhere else. Think I need to make more oslo kringle!(after seeing your pictures here.)

Daisy said...

What a delightful day! That pastry looks delicious. :-)

Deanna said...

Beautiful Lusterware!
Lovely time with your Lil one making memories.

Sweet pictures of a wonderful time together.
May you have a blessed Spring,
d

Concetta said...

We both had tea with the girls today! How adorable your little one is - and very talented with the pouring of tea! I enjoyed your precious post very much!
Have a blessed day my friend.
<><
Concetta

PS...I just love-love-love your tea items!

Kathleen From Eggs In My Pocket said...

Such a sweet time! I love the Japanese lustware. So elegant! blessings, Kathleen

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a beautiful set of Luster ware!! I collect Luster ware and just love it!! And what a little darling to have Tea with!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Elaine said...

A beautful teaset and a lovely teabread,to share with a gorgeous little girl!

Elaine

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Kathy, I sure am enjoying you enjoying your beautiful grandchildren! What a wonderful tea party for two.

Take care,
Kathy M.