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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Tea Time Tuesday ~Royal Albert Dorchester Series

Tea time Tuesday is here again and I am having tea in my weed filled herb garden. Do you think weeds might have herbal qualities? Maybe I should check up on that, I might be wasting energy and time weeding needlessly. Anyway, back to teacups.Here is my teacup, from the Royal Dorchester Series. I had mint tea of course, but we are not growing mint in the herb garden, it would take over. The mint is growing near the front porch steps. Did I mention my herb garden is very weedy? My husband and I spent most of our weekend working in our gardens because this was the first nice weekend ( weather wise) we have had since last October. The weeds don't seem to mind the wet and cold weather and apparently partied all winter and spring. They invited their families and friends too. The extremely wet, cold winter and spring took their toll on my rosemary bush, and also killed off much of my thyme and sage. Why not the weeds too? I suppose my chickens & sheep are happy with the weeds as we toss wheelbarrow loads of them into their pens. The sheep and chickens gobble them up like kids eating ice cream and candy. Oh, sorry, back to my teacup. This teacup is from a series made by Royal Albert. The Dorchester series consists of 6 cups and saucers , each a different color. This is the only one in that series I own but I do covet the teal set. Please enjoy Tea Time Tuesday by clicking onto the links below . You will see some very pretty tea cups, tea parties, and tea times...maybe even some lovely WEED FREE gardens. "My green thumb came only as a result of the mistakes I made while learning to see things from the plant's point of view." H. Fred Ale

26 comments:

Mildred said...

Good Morning Kathy, Such a beautiful cup/saucer and the mint tea sounds very refreshing. I admire your pretty blue birdbath in the background of one photo. We have had several days over 100 degrees and need rain badly. It has been a most unusual Spring all around the country!
Blessings to you and yours this day.

goatpod2 said...

Very nice!

Blessings,

Amy

Debbie said...

Purty!

Snap said...

Royal Albert makes such beautiful china. I love the color on this Dorchester cup and sauce. Lovely! How nice to have tea in your yard. I'm sure your critters are enjoying the weeds. May I send my weeds to them?!!!! :D :D :D Happy Tea Day!

Pondside said...

Someone once told me that spider webs in the house are evidence that I have more important things to do than clean webs.....I wasn't convinced of the truth of this, but I could apply it to weeds!
I smiled at the image of you dumping the weeds over to the sheep - our goats are fussy, but they love broom and blackberry vine, so they are feasting as I pull!
Lovely teacup - it's one I haven't seen.

Star said...

That's a very unusual cup and saucer. I don't think I've seen it before. I like the colours on it.
I also grow mint in a container and it's bursting out if it can. I have a peppermint in there somewhere and when I am sitting on my garden seat, sipping tea, I like to play with the leaves and sniff my fingers to get the scent.
I should imagine that mint tea would taste very good out of that pretty cup!

Terri said...

Oh such a pretty tea cup! I love the colors and the designs. I always love Royal Albert cups!
I hope your spring brightens so you can help all your plants heal and flourish!
Hugs,
Terri

Vickie said...

Hi Kathy - beautiful cup and saucer. I'll bet tea just tastes better in beautiful china! Mint - mmmm - I love it, too, but it WILL get away from you if you let it! I like to have never gotten rid of it on the side of my house!

Wow, wet weather there. It's already over 100 here in Texas and dry and crispy. Hoping to get most of my garden harvested before everything dries up completely! Gophers have headed WAY underground and we won't see much of 'em til we get a good long rain!

I hope you have a wonderful week!

Timi said...

You have so beautiful teacups!!!
I wish I could have some tea with you...:o)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Kathy,
What a gorgeous teacup! I just love the colour of it! The trouble with weeds is they don't mind the heat or the cold around here and it has been too wet and cold for Hubby to get out to pull them. Thanks for sharing your pretty tea cup with us at Tea Time and have a lovely day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Dolores said...

If only the herbs and flowers could be as strong as the weeds.......

The color and shape of the cup and saucer are so pretty.
Wishing I were having mint tea with you!
Hugs,

Deanna said...

Lovely china!
So pretty!
Using such pretty china has surely got to make you feel extra special.

Mint adds something to tea especially in this ole heat wave we're having in Kansas.
d

Daisy said...

That's a lovely cup and saucer, Kathy. We've been battling weeds here too. We had so much rain early on and now the heat is keeping us inside. I hope you are having a good week! :)

Thistle Cove Farm said...

How lovely is the Royal Albert Dorchester! It would be lovely to share a cup of tea, Kathy, very lovely.

Wanda Lee said...

Hello there dear Kathy,

Such a refreshingly minty, charming teatime vignette! Such a darling bird bath in the back ground as well. I love that teacup and saucer; everything is just heartwarmingly picture perfect and delightful as always!

Thanks for joining me for TTTT and also for my 86th 'Tuesday Tea For Two'; I always so enjoy having you join us as part of, 'Tuesday Tea Time In Blogland' and look forward to having you join us again!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

orchid said...

Thank you for your sweet, heartwarming comment for my post. I really appreciate your thoughts for my country!!!

Oh, I think your Royal Albert's cup is wonderful. I recentry heard about the maker from enjoying the other's. Slight oriental touch,don't you think?
Haha, I was born in the SHEEP year from Oriental Zodiac (we have 12 symbolic animals). I love sheep♡♡♡

Sincerely, Orchid.

Diann said...

What a pretty teacup and saucer! Love the colors! You tea setting in the garden is beautiful. Since most peple have no clue the difference between weeds and herbs, go ahead and just tell them those weeds ae some old time herb. :)

Mrs. Mike said...

A pretty series- I could agree with you on the teal- I like very much the red and think the black is stunning.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I just love the cup you shared with us this week. Just beautiful. It is almost time for Grandchildren to visit for some summer fun. Looking forward to seeing their lovely faces. Blessings, Martha

Jane said...

I extremely like the red in your tea cup. I am having the same trouble with weeds. And I am replanting my mint in a pot and out of my raised herb beds. I also have some chocolate mint in a pot. The flavor of it is delightful. Thank you for sharing today.

Kathleen From Yesteryear Embroideries said...

I am always in awe of the beautiful tea cups you have! Just love them! blessings,Kathleen

Kathleen From Eggs In My Pocket said...

What a lovely pattern on this cup! I love mint, and never seem to be successful at growing it! Have a good weekend. blessings,Kathleen

Lady Jane said...

Yep, I have a few weeds I could send to the critters also. Maybe we could use a few weeds in our tea. We could read tea weeds instead of tea leaves, lol....

Lanny said...

Kathy, I have a very consoling book, all about the medicinal and nutritional values of common weeds. And I've read in some of my eco-farming books about how it is hard on soils to be naked. It has helped me embrace my weediness. Unless of course it is that durn buttercup, then my mood changes from acceptance to....

Paula said...

Oh my~ that is such a beautiful cup and saucer, Kathy.
I got a chuckle from the image in my mind of your sheep and chickens eating all those weeds.

Deanna said...

hi Kathy!
Sweet blessings to you today.
Drat the weeds...they are abundant in my yard. A type of clover has taken over one area.

Thinking of plowing the yard under and planting grass this autumn.

Lovely cup and saucer and i can imagine mint tea!
delicious.

God bless,
d