Well, it was Tuesday morning and I had just finished my daily devotional reads and a quick march through the local newspaper. I needed to get my day in gear – lunchtime would be approaching and I had yet to get my tea post photos posed!
I was looking forward to tea this morning with an exciting find! This Ridgeway Staffordshire cup and saucer in the Windsor green pattern that I’d begun to collect back in November.
At the time, I’d found a lovely set of dishes in the pattern that was immediately all things Autumn to me – but, with the right accessories – could be all things Spring, too! Initially, I found only a set of seven dinner plates and six bread plates. Enough to be going on with for Thanksgiving . . .
But, don’t you know my heart skipped a beat when I found a lone cup and saucer thrifting recently for a bargain price!
I really love the bird motif and the shape strikes me as modern vintage – if that makes any sense.
Paired with a bread dish and my blueberry stuffed gluten free mini-muffins . . .
I was just about to go in one direction with my tea post today when . . .
A delightful change of direction and tea plans was serendipitously on my doorstep! It was Ed’s Uncle Rick and Aunt Cathy who were visiting in the area – and, dropped by with a surprise. A gift bag filled with 8mm films of the family from the 1950s and 1960’s!
Stock photo. Sorry.
And, don’t you know that I can kick myself for NOT getting a picture of those old tins sprawled all over my dining room table! However, a shout out to our own Jillian from Bella Rosa Antiques – there were a couple of tins marked with your family’s names that I KNOW you’ll want! Be in touch on that!
Jillian, and my hubby, Ed, are cousins – and, my occasional partner in antique hunting . . .
Anyway – Uncle Rick and Aunt Cathy and I were discussing how to convert the films to DVD, and I suggested going downtown to the one shop I knew would have an answer – they do a lot of CD and DVD transfer work. Our visit to said shop gave us the information we needed. We’ll see what develops on that score . . .
But, what was really great about this field trip is that this DVD transfer shop is right across the street from the most delightful bakery – The Sweet Life! Jill and Steve Wilson are the owners and a talented pair of pastry chefs and bakers – pictured here with their son, and, a grand vintage cash register in the foreground!
Just look at Jill’s latest magnificent creation – a Steampunk Alice in Wonderland cake:
And, for something a little more formal:
Postcard pictures of their amazing creations are scattered on each of the tables . . .
And, the real deal in the display cases . . .
We ordered lunch from their unique selections including eggplant and hummus panini, asparagus soup, and I had the asparagus/avocado/pear salad – though I had to decline the avocado due to a food allergy.
Sorry. Stock photo – AGAIN.
I was so excited to dig in I plum forgot to get shots of luncheon! What a poor post this is! It just means that I shall have to go back to The Sweet Life for another grand luncheon and take better pictures!!