Monday, October 18, 2010

Tea Tuesday

It's that time of year when the post box is full of catalogs.
I let my fingers do the walking through one of my favorites:
and found some wonderful tea goodies that I thought I'd share with you.
(All of the images are from the Victorian Trading Company.)

A little something for Christmas.
December Scrapbook Porcelain

I may have to order these.
I love to read, love books and having literary quotes about tea
sounds like a lot of fun!

Novel Teas - Quotes About Tea

The teapot cookie cutters made me smile!

Teapot Cookie Cutters

I first found the Victorian Trading Company in Victoria Magazine 
many, many years ago.
It seems only correct that they have the book -
Victoria: The Essential Tea Companion.

Victoria: The Essential Tea Companion

I think this set was my favorite.
Oh, Santa!!!!!

Pretty Bird

*A little tea trivia for you:
In early eighteenth century Britain, tea was served in coffeehouses, which were restricted to men only. If women wanted tea from these locations, they had to have a man purchase the tea for them.

Teacup Tuesday is hosted by Martha and Terri.
Be sure to stop by and see the tea cups on parade!

*Keenum is from China and is known as the "burgundy of teas." 
It is full-bodied with a light taste.

* From 365 Things Every Tea Lover Should Know

Wishing you well, a JOY filled week, and a great cup of tea!


Debra She Who Seeks said...

I'm enjoying a cup of chai tea while reading this!

dosfishes said...

Oh that Pretty Bird set is lovely. I like the plate for the cup and sweets. I saw a fab book on making cookies just to serve with tea at B&N, it had some scrummy recipes. Speaking of books, the mail fairy brought something for me today. Thanks xox Corrine

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a lovely tea post! I adore that red teapot! Wouldn't it be nice if Santa brought us each one? Love the snack set too. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day.


Barb said...

I certainly think you've been a good gal, Snap - perhaps Santa will take notice.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I did not know that cat. was available. I will have to check it out. Thanks for the heads up! Blessings, Martha

Pearl said...

What beautiful things!


Lisa West said...

I agree, the pretty teapot with the bird is wonderful. I love your quotes! Have a wonderful week. Lisa

parTea lady said...

You picked some great items from the catalog. I have the Victoria book, but I sure wouldn't mind if Santa brought me the Pretty Bird set.

I love the shape of those teapot cookie cutters.

Pondside said...

We're tea lovers here at our house - teapot is filled whenever one of us comes through the door from school or work. Nothing revives like a good cup of tea and nothing soothes like that same cup.
I love the bird-motif teapot!

xinex said...

What gorgeous tea sets! My fave is also the red transferware with the bird, so pretty!...Christine

Janet said...

The Novel Teas would be interesting, and that last teapot is my favorite, too. I love the bird design and the color.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

oh dear, my heart beat skips when I saw that pretty bird teapot! love the shape. and I got to find the book.. looks pretty interesting.t hanks for sharing.

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hello Snap, That catalog has some wonderful Tea items; love that first tea set with all the sweet victorian Images on it :) I do get emails from them on occasion, and next time I recieve one I'll have to check their website out again :)

Wishing you a lovely Tea Tuesday!!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Pat - Arkansas said...

I enjoyed your "tea" post, Snap. I used to collect unusual tea pots, but have since dispersed my collection to various children, retaining only the old chipped, brown-glazed pot that my mother used for years.

Marie said...

As usual, I've enjoyed your tea post for today. And love the teapot cookie cutter. Gotta find me one of those.

Happy Tea Tuesday!

Terri said...

Oh my! I don't know which I love more....maybe the birdie tea pot, and the matching tea plate and cup...yes!
Thank you so much for sharing with us.

Penny said...

Victorian trading Company is one of my favorite wish books. I can thumb through it for hours and dream.

Thank you for sharing some of the items on your wish list with us.


Sharon said...

love the last teapot so much. Snap last year I had a tetnus and flu shot and could hardly move my arms. So this year I had the pneumonia shot one day and the flu shot the next and now I have the flu. I totally give up. Thanks for dropping by.

LDH said...

The tea pot cookie cutters are the best ~ Too cute for words! :) Imagine all of the occasions they could be used for.

David & Kelsie's Country Home said...

What lovely things to want to have from the catalog...The cookie cutters are just to cute.

Reading your profile, my mothers nic-name is also Dragon Lady lol.

Thank you for stopping by for tea with me and the toys today.

Blessings Kelsie

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

I adore the cookie cutters - perfect! I have recently started to enjoy Rooibos, a red one I think. Yummy, full bodied, a real tea-lovers tea!

Gee said...

Hi Snap,

Thanks for stopping by My, yr collection is really great and awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Wanda Lee said...

Hello there dear Snap!

I have really enjoyed reading each and every tidbit and every word; the pictures from the delightful Victorian Trading Company catalogue are fabulous also!..,

I especailly love the teapot cookie cutters and also that lovely red and white transferware set that you have you eye on !..,

Please pop by for a tea visit soon in my little corner of, 'Tuesday And Wednesday Teatime In Blogland'!~ I'd love to share a cup of tea with you!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee
and also @

KathyB. said...

I love the red teapot and matching snack plate and cup!You showed so many nice tea things . How interesting that women could not drink tea in the coffeehouses...

I am thinking many of us would appreciate the novel teas. I would, and just think of all the quotes I could scatter thru my Tuesday Tea Time posts!

Concetta said...

Thank you for stopping by Concetta's Cafe for tea this week! I absolutely love your little tea snack tray - the red is so beautiful! Your teapot cookie cutter is adorable - it made me smile too!
<>< Concetta

Jacoba said...

Hi Snap,
What fun it will be to use the teapot cooky cutter and bake playful teapots. Now it comes to our creativity in the kitchen!
Love the red bird teapot!
Happy day,