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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Ivy Lea

 It has been rainy. Very rainy . We have had inches of rain in the past few days. Standing water and mud are everywhere outside . This kind of weather just cries out " stay indoors, have a cup of tea ! ".
 So I did, except for the brief bit of weak sunlight that stole through the clouds that brought the downpours took me and my teacup outside on the porch. Since I wanted to share this teacup  today I needed better lighting than the darkness in the house due to the clouds, and pictures taken by lamp-light don't often give a true impression of beautiful china. ( with my camera )
 The pattern is Ivy Lea by Royal Albert . I have a sugar bowl and creamer in the same pattern . The ivy intertwined with white flowers is so pretty .
 The very best part of beautiful teacups is sipping hot tea from them,
so I did.
 
I am linking up with these Tuesday Ladies of the Teacup :
 



18 comments:

Liz said...

Hi from Scotland! Love the ivy china - so delicate and pretty!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What a lovely pattern and what a sweet joy it must be to sip tea from the cup. There's just something about pretty tea cups and saucers that make tea time so much better.

Have a lovely day ~ FlowerLady

Snap said...

Beautiful Royal Albert teacup. The Ivy and beautiful green are perfect for the first Tea Day in March...celebrate St. Patrick's Day! Happy Tea Day!

Susan Clayton said...

Love the Ivy set. Love the curves of the creamer. And you're right - the tea is the best part! Have a blessed week!

Beth Laverty said...

It is a lovely pattern.... and Royal Albert of course!! All the better!

B.Y.S. said...

Lovely!

Amy

Terri said...

Hello Kathy,
That is a lovely ivy tea cup! That green is so fresh. It is a great cup for a gloomy day. Staying indoors with tea sure does seem like the best idea right now : )
Hugs,
Terri

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Kathy,
I love your RA Ivy teacup! Green and white is so fresh and pretty. The cream and sugar are very sweet too. I'm especially drawn to the creamer. Hope it dries up soon for you and the sun comes out. We're having perhaps the coldest day of the year today but at least the sun is shining brightly. Thanks for joining me for tea.

Blessings,
Sandi

Ruth Weston said...

I can certainly agree with that! Definitely tea weather! Love the china...Ivy is so perfect all year round and that's a great pattern! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi my friend! Love the Royal Albert. Perfect for the month of March. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Buttons said...

Ivy is beautiful and that is so beautiful a pattern and I would love to sit and have a cup with you. Hug B

Nib's End said...

I have always been a soft touch for green and white. Presently enjoying a spot of tea from the trillium cup you gave me last January. Cheers.

Blackberry Lane said...

It's a lovely set, Kathy. I would love to join you for tea one day!

Teresa Schubert said...

You just can't hardly beat royal albert for pretty china!! Love the Ivy pattern and hope you have some sunshine soon.
Teresa
sugar, spice and whatever's nice

Daisy said...

What a lovely pattern! So cheery!

joanne said...

so beautiful! We're supposed to get several more inches of rain this week...ack.

Have Courage said...

Absolutely lovely tea set, perfect choice for a dreary day.

Deborah Montgomery said...

thank you for visiting me. It gave me a chance to come over and visit you too! love your tea cup, nothing better than tea on a cloudy day.