Book club is tonight. I borrowed these beautiful pink cups from my daughter for our tea.
They are more modern-looking than any I own. Aren't they chic?
Look at how well this teapot matches. I just got it this weekend at a local tea shop. They were having a Downton Abbey tea tasting party. There were prizes and extra chances to win if you could answer Downton Abbey trivia questions. I was asked, "what event caused Matthew to be next in line as heir?" Of course, the answer was, "the sinking of the Titanic." Prizes to be announced later include official Lord Grantham tea, Downton Abbey jewelry, and more.
I was looking for an everyday workhorse teapot that is comfortable to pour. The one I'm currently using is too long horizontally, and I always feel it's going to tip forward when I pick it up when it's full. My nice white Rockingham teapot got a major crack in it, and I've been looking ever since for another round white pot. But then I saw this pink beauty. I think I could use this every day, don't you?
The conundrum is that the teapot is mine and the cups are my daughter's. Hmmm . . . we'll just have to have tea together.
We picked up some prettily packaged tea. As delicious as this looks, I will leave it for my friends, as I mostly prefer plain black teas. I got some loose Darjeeling for myself and got my daughter some loose Victorian Earl Grey.
Here's the tea table . . .
I have a tiny chocolate cake here because one of the book club ladies had a birthday Saturday. We'll sing "happy birthday" to her. Most of the ladies are very health conscious, and don't eat too many sweets so a small cake will be enough. They usually bring other treats as well. I will probably just add some fruit.
So what's with the elephant?
I was thinking I needed a little black and pink decoration to match the cups, and before you know it, old Mrs. Elephant was getting a little makeover. I featured her little son in a previous post here. Those are real ivory tusks on this elephant which came from my husband's great-grandparents' time in Africa. She is atop a little cake stand on a piece of striped pink and white scrapbooking paper, and surrounded by pink and white baubles. Isn't she adorable?
I love crisply ironed linens, but I can deal with freshly laundered, slightly rumpled ones, too.
Below is a vintage apron I just laid on the table because I thought the fabric looked pretty with the dishes.
A notebook is always good to have on hand for jotting down ideas and thoughts . . .
I've been trying out this new Waterlogue app that I've been seeing featured on a few blogs. Here is one of the above photos . . .
Isn't this great? It turns your photos into "watercolors."
On another note, feast your eyes on this delicious-ness. We went out for breakfast after church Sunday, and my daughter got this . . .
It had a sweet cream filling. She let me have a couple bites. Mmmm.
Thank you for joining me for my pink elephant tea. And thanks to all of you who have left such lovely comments. You have been a wonderful encouragement to this new blogger, and I'm thankful to meet such truly kind people.
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