Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tea Things Tuesday – Morgan’s Rose

Happy Tea Things Tuesday, inspired and created by our beautiful Kim at www.shabbypinkandpretty.blogspot.com !   You just click on the darling tea cabinet to the right to visit Kim and so many more tea lovers!

I’m so glad you have to come to visit me at my tea cottage.  The tea kettle is full, and I’ve already poured a cup just for you, plus added two flavors of freshly baked scones.  I hope you like my homemade strawberry jam, made by a friend’s loving hands.  Now, just sit down and sip as we talk about the important things in life…children, grandchildren, home, God, the little things in life that make us complete and whole.

Let me tell you about the teapot and teacup we’ll be using today.  The teapot is a favorite of mine, and one of my first, purchased at T.J. Maxx several years ago.  Its a Sadler teapot, made in England, and just the right size for about 4 to 5 cups of tea.

The teacups are made by Hammersley, also in England, and the pattern is Morgan’s Rose.  The first time I saw one of these teacups, I fell in love with it…I think you will too!

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    Although the teapot and teacups aren’t a perfect match, they match perfectly, don’t you think?

My beautiful pink plates are vintage hobnail, another favorite of mine.  I have 18 of them, and use them often.  I’m not sure of the manufacturer…if you have an idea, please let me know.


These roses were given to me by my wonderful husband last Friday…we celebrated our 39th wedding anniversary.  I’ll be sharing photos on Saturday, if you’d like to come back!

Isn’t the color outstanding?




This is a vintage sugar bowl…I also have the creamer and the underplate….I’ll show it another time.


I do hope you enjoyed tea today…I love having company for tea…I could do it every day of the week…well, maybe at least 3 times a week…I do need a couple of days to bake and clean!

I hate to see you leave so soon, but I really do want you to hurry on over to Kim’s…you don’t want to miss her beautiful tea things, and then you can click away and visit all the participants…I know they will have delightful tea goodies to feast your eyes on!

God bless you all…remember to pray for our wonderful military, their families, especially those at Fort Hood…pray for our blogging friends that are in need.  We have the Christmas season coming upon us quickly, which is always a time of good will among men and women…let’s not wait til next month…every day is the day to give, share, pray, and spread joy everywhere you go. 




  1. Good morning Mary! What great tea things you have shown us today. I love those roses on all the pieces...gorgeous. I love how they aren't a perfect match but go "perfectly" together...well said :0)
    The pink hobnail plates are so lovely and how fabulous that you have 18!
    Have a good week...

  2. Hello Sweet Mary!
    Firstly....Happy Anniversary to you and your sweet hubby!! Gorgeous roses and the color is just amazing!

    Please send me your scone recipe! We love, love scones and yours look so delish!
    Beautiful tea setting, as usual...it takes me away for a moment.

    Talk to you soon, sweet friend:)

    Hugs and love,

    ~Let FREEDOM Ring!~

  3. Hi Mary!

    Oh your teacups and everything is very pretty! I also love your pink glass accessories.

    Have a wonderful day!

  4. Happy Anniversary to you two love birds! & many more.

    I'll be right over, TY for the invite. Everything looks delicious & beautiful.

    Pop over & enter our TRIPLE GIVEAWAY. Have a lovely week. TTFN ~Marydon

  5. Happy Anniversary my friend!

    The table looks so pretty...just love it! Soothing and calm and all things roses! Yummy!


  6. Happy Anniversary! Your tea is lovely. I love the roses, both the real and the tea pot/cup roses. Your scones also look delicious!


  7. Dear Mary, what a lovely tea...thanks for the invitation :o) Well, I must say that you put on a fine table; everything is so pretty. It doesn't matter that some things don't match; they still go well together.
    Have a very Happy Anniversary and may God bless you both :o)


  8. Those teacups are beautiful!
    I think your depression glass dishes are from Anchor Hocking and have a replacement value of around 24.00 each! Isn't that amazing!!

  9. I would have fallen for them as well...beautiful. And the pink knobby plates are so pretty too.
    Thanks for your visit and happy Tuesday Blessings to you ;-)

  10. Dear Mary,
    You have set a lovely table. Thank you for the refreshing tea and scone! Delicious and I felt very much at home.
    Wonderful about your anniverary...Happy belated Anniversary well wishes and many more.
    God richly bless you both,

  11. Oh, Happy Anniversary, Mary! I hope you and your husband enjoyed your special day!
    His roses are beautiful and I love the color!

    Your tea set is beautiful and I'm loving those pink plates too, really so unique!
    You set a very pretty table. I do love it all!
    And now I'm in the mood for tea and scones!
    God's Blessings!
    Love to you!, Eileen

  12. Hello, Mary,
    Your teapot, cup and saucer, pink hobnail plates, everything is just beautiful!! I loved them all! The scones look yummy. I enjoyed my tea with you so much and a very happy anniversary to you and your hubby! He did a good job with those roses, didn't he? Thank you for continuing to remember us here at Fort Hood. Thank you also for stopping by for a cup of tea at Bunny Cottage. I always enjoy your visits with me so much! Blessings to you, dear friend! Vicki

  13. Hi Mary.. First let me wish you a very happy and belated annivesary. And second, I just have to say that your teapot and teacups are gorgeous. Such pretty roses on both. I love how you chose to mix the china pieces with your vintage pink hobnail plates. What a charming combination that makes. Those scones look awful yummy too!! I made a batch of Krusteaz scones on Sunday to have with my tea, but funnily enough I put them in the oven and then ran downstairs to my computer to start getting my post ready for today and needless to say I lost track of time and burnt my scones. Not so bad though that they weren't still edible. I just had to cut the burnt bottoms off before I ate them. It's funny how when a person is blogging, they can loose all track of time like that.

  14. Mary.....Happy Anniversary! Your roses are so pretty from your hubby! Your teapot and service looks so nice and I would love to be there sometime and have tea with you!~Hugs, Patti

  15. Hi Mary,
    Everything is just so pretty, love the vivid colors on the teapot, cups, and saucers. The plates add a dimension that really works. Very nice. Happy Tea Things Tuesday!

  16. Hi Mary,
    Thank you for the tea and scones. I had a lovely tea time with you. Everything looks so rosy and beautiful. I love your tea set. I really did enjoy my visit. Thank you again. Oh! But before I go...Happy Anniversary! My best wishes and tons of blessings for you and your hubby. Have a wonderful day.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  17. Hi Mary

    I have had such a busy day and I am just now getting around to visiting. Your dishes are just beautiful. I LOVE them. How I would love to sit down to tea with you and chat and chat. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to you and your husband. The roses are gorgeous. I got your e-mail but will probably not get to writing you back till tomorrow morning. I have soo much to say, haha..I just know we are kindred spririts. Many blessings and much love going your way, Debbie

  18. Oh my goodness these are too beautiful for words. I love the roses. Wishing your a Happy Anniversary :-) In three years I'll catch up with you!


  19. Everything is beautiful as always. I think what I love about Tea Things Tuesdays, is it is an escape from the less pretty parts of life and an escape into genteel and ladylike if only for a while. My life is a happy one, but not always pretty, lol.

  20. How lovely, Mary! I would just love to sit and have tea with you! What a pretty table and your china is gorgeous! Your Veteran's Day post was wonderful too. Thanks for sharing and have a beautiful day.

  21. Happy Anniversary darling Mary.

    Darling I will love to sit down and take tea with you, everything looks lovely and delicious. I fancy the teacups, they are gorgeous. I so missed our Tuesday's tea post... God willing I will post this coming Tuesday. My life has been anything but normal of late, but it looks like the topsy turvy is slowly returning to normal and I will be able to start blogging regularly. I missed the creativity and the bonding with good friend such as yourself that blogging offers. I truly missed you and I look forward to your visits!!

    Love & Hugs

  22. I would love to take tea with you! Those tea cups are gorgeous! The pink plates are too!

    Beautiful setting!

    A belated Happy Anniversary to you!