Across the Pond for a Teatime Post!

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:

Sandi on Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage
Kathy’s A Return to Loveliness Tuesday at Delightsome Life
Terri’s Teacup Tuesday at Artful Affirmations
Teacups and Tea Things at Antiques and Teacups
Trish’s Heart & Home at Lily Rose Cottage
Kathryn’s Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
Bernideen’s Garden Teatime
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About Miss Kathy

"I teach families how to restore their God-given authority as the primary educator in their child’s life through the experience of reading together as a family. Learn how to use literature to create teachable moments, build strong minds, and bind loving hearts."

Kathryn Ross, writer, speaker, and dramatist, ignites a love of literature and learning to equip young and old towards developing a Family Literacy Lifestyle—reading together, learning together, loving together. Her works challenge families to deepen their literacy skills and grow into the greater things God has purposed for them. She’s taught in Christian and homeschool circles, trained in the Principle Approach® through the Foundation for American Christian Education. Miss Kathy owns Pageant Wagon Publishing, producing homeschool enrichment materials, devotional works, study guides, and theatrical dramas for church, school, and community production. She podcasts at and blogs at


  1. Miss Kathy, your trip to your friend’s tea room served up all sorts of delights! What whimsical teapots and teacups! I love the pink flowered pots of course! What fun to have her shop just around the corner from your place! I’m so happy you could join me today. You have been missed! Have a wonderful week, my friend.


  2. Hi Kathryn,

    What a gorgeous little tea shop! So many unique pieces – I sure love the rose chintz teapot! Sounds like you had a much needed relaxing day before school starts. Have a wonderful evening.

  3. I’d not be so enamored of the dinosaur tea pot, though it might be the very one I’d purchase as well for the boy factor. Lovely shop…beautiful tea pots and tea cups and accouterments.

    Happy preparing for homeschool!

  4. Oh…what a fun visit! I enjoyed seeing all the pictures. That square teapot is just so amazing and different. I’m going to have to try your tea sometime. Sounds delicious.

  5. What unusual teapots! I think I would just look at those, but I might being some of cups home!

  6. Kathryn, we have not met for tea for awhile! Thanks for sharing this awesome tea room with so many things to buy. It sure adds to an outing when you can look for a new treasure to take home.
    I think the moose teapot would go well with autumn decor.

  7. What a pretty teashop.

  8. What a lovely shop and quite a variety of pretty teapots, Kathryn–I like the moose, too! But I also like the blue and white floral square one as well–very unique.

  9. What a beautiful little shop! I just love those hats. I finally broke down and asked my husband for a hat making book for any special occassion (or just because). This is a beautiful post and I think your blog is lovely too!

    ***I am stopping by from A Return to Loveliness, have a lovely week!

  10. Such a cute post! The tea room looks adorable and all the pretties! I’m glad you are back, if only for today. I’ve missed your whimsey! Have a great week and don’t work too hard!

  11. Lovely! Are you coming soon to RI/MA?

  12. Don’t know what I liked more, the tea pots or the hats.

  13. Oh, Isn’t her shop delightful? Your pictures are great, such pretty and unusual tea things. Funny teapots and kooky hats too! Honestly Kathy, we must have tea one of these days!
    I wish you continued success with your programs and a smooth start back-to-school for all your home-schooling parents and kids.
    Have fun! Linda

  14. WOW! Kathy that place is amazing.
    I would spend a lot of time perusing the shelves stacked with such lovely things to see!
    A feast for the feminine soul, lol!
    I love that beautiful blue forget-me-not cup!!
    I actually posted about my Royal Vale cup today too 🙂
    Thanks for showing us around this wonderful shop.
    Have a very blessed week, my friend.
    love..Trish xx

  15. Oh i love all the pics and the teapots are lovely. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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