Hello, ladies! So good to be posting and perusing teatimes again here in Blogland. If only for this week, at least! What a whirlwind busy summer I’ve had with little time for tea breaks as I’m preparing for my upcoming homeschool classes for Constellation Academy. Read all about my exciting plans on my other blog HERE!
So, didn’t I make the most of my recent visit to Karan at my favorite tea shop haunt, Across the Pond, in the Arts District in Millville, New Jersey!?
I was plumb out of my favorite of her tea blends – Almond Cookies Green Tea – and took advantage of being on that end of town to swing in for a respite . . .
And, to take a gander at all her new pretties!!
Of course – this is the perfect tea post for somebody like me who has been too rushed for teatime set-ups, and missing my tea ladies in Blogland! The camera was clicking!!
I was on a look-out first for teapots! Thought of our Sandi with this little bit of chintz rose . . .
The more unusual, the better. I think I shall have to find my way back to pick up this terrific moose pot – it will be perfect in a fall display I’m planning with my log cabin teapot and acorn pattern trios I found thrifting!
Maybe I should e-mail Karan and have her put it on hold . . .
While I was gasping at the aforementioned thought, Karan brought my atten to her latest find – this dinosaur teapot!!
Just the think for introducing teatime to enthusiastic seven year old boys! Ya think?
I likes this sort of oblong pot with the high handle and sweet red floral – somewhat squared in appearance:
But, talk about SQUARE!!!
This IS a teapot! I have never seen one in this cubical shape. Very intriguing with a modernist shape and vintage floral design.
And, we are in no doubt as to what this vessel is for – sporting a metal plate announcing it’s contents: TEA.
Cups and saucers were plentiful.
Some sweet trio’s and luncheon sets I’ve had my eyes on for some time.
I love the white with gold trim in the background, and the forget-me-not luncheon set in the foreground steals my heart, too. I am partial to forget-me-not florals in tea things – like this Royal Vale piece calling my name:
But, alas! I was brave and left it where it was. There were many more to vie for my attention. Here’s a sweet vintage Limoges piece with delicate pink flowers and gold trim – a little worn on the saucer, though.
I almost walked away with this flower cup – perfect for a fairy garden tea, I think!
And – don’t forget the hats!
There were a number of these new little wonders displayed about – miniature vintage hat designs on hat stands and hat boxes.
Oh! I’d need a whole new room for something like this!
But, the rest of the day was calling and I made my Almond Cookies Green Tea purchase, knowing precisely what I would be doing the moment I arrived home!!
And – for the record – that is precisely what I did . . . sip . . . sigh . . . yum . . .
Sharing Across the Pond for a Teatime Post this week with:
Kathryn’s Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
Bernideen’s Garden Teatime