Monday, September 10, 2007

Tuesday tea.......a date with the Earl!



Come in and sit a spell here at Cozy Cottage....today's tea is my favorite, Earl Grey. Did you know that the Earl Grey blend is named after the 2nd Earl Grey, British Prime Minister in the 1830s, who reputedly received a gift of tea flavoured with bergamot oil that he liked so well that he now has a similar blend with his own name?

I was in a bit of a rush today preparing tea....so many errands to run this morning....that I didn't have time to prepare our tea accompaniments so I picked up tiny white powdered donuts and mini cinnamon rolls while I was in town. I don't think the Earl will mind this one time and I hope you don't either.

My special guest for tea today is my good friend Sue who lives in New Hampshire. She is a very talented crafter and does beautiful mosaic work on tables and mirrors which she sells on eBay under the user name sueb19. http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZsueb19


Today's tea is being served in a pumpkin-colored Ovenserve dinnerware cup made by Homer Laughlin China. The Ovenserve pattern is my very favorite collection! I began collecting it about 30 years ago and now I have literally hundreds of pieces of Ovenserve! The cups and saucers were a rare find and I only have four of them which I bring out on very special occasions. Produced during the 1930s, Ovenserve dinnerware was the predecessor to the more popular Fiesta pattern that appeared a few years later. If you would like to see more pieces of Ovenserve dinnerware you can go to this website: http://www.ohioriverpottery.com/pages3/hlcline32.html.

As we enjoy our tea today let's take a moment to remember those whose lives were touched on this day in 2001. This is also a time to be thankful that we enjoy the freedom to take tea together both here and in our own homes.

Thank you for coming by today and enjoying tea with me here at Cozy Cottage. Be sure to leave a comment so you will be entered in the drawing to win my pretty roses tea cup and saucer seen below,


and come back tomorrow to see another of my pretty Camark tea pots!

16 comments:

Alison Gibbs said...

What a pretty rose tea cup. Sometimes we just have too much to do to go baking some goodies. Come visit my tea party!
Alison

KarenHarveyCox said...

Thank you for tea, it sounds wonderful. I love your blog and I am so thrilled to find all the kindred spirits like you through this virtual tea. Thank you for stopping by my tea. Karen

Shelly @ thePINKbarn said...

Thank you for inviting me to tea this morning! It was lovely! :-) Have a blessed day!

Anonymous said...

Well Good Morning Deb.......I do enjoy a good Earl! How sweet to be your special guest. ................SueB

ellen b said...

That caught my eye "a date with Earl!" love it. My mil had Homer Laughlin dishes for a wedding gift. I've got a few added pieces also. I enjoyed peakin in on your date...

Sharon said...

Hi Debbie, I'm honored that you would bring out your rare pumpkin Ovenserve to share a cup of tea with us today. I don't mind the powder sugar donuts at all. I'll have a little milk with my tea this morning thank you.

Christine said...

Debbie,
Little donuts and tea sound great to me this morning! I wish I could be there in person with you to enjoy a visit with the Earl.

I love your blog and all the photos!

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Deb, thank you for the invite. I love your site and all of the great info and beautiful items you have.

Sue, does gorgeous work in her arts and crafts. What a talented artist!

Love your Camark tea set.
Jan

Carol at Clutter Bug Studio said...

Thank you for having tea today. It is always such a delight to visit and have a cup with a little sweet! Love the rose tea cup too.

Cathy said...

Hi Deb,

Of course you they can bring their cats. I live in MA, 15 mi South of NH border! Come and visit anytime!

Sharon said...

Goodness~ that is so pretty and perfect for fall. Thank you for having me to tea!Sharon @C'estChouette.blogspot

La Tea Dah said...

Thanks, Debbie, for visiting Gracious Hospitality. Please come back sometime --- and enjoy a lovely day!

LaTeaDah

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Earl Grey is my favorite too...and I did not know that about him either!

Thank you for sharing.

(( ))

Vicki Palmer (Pink Pearl Girl) said...

Hello,
I have enjoyed stopping by for the Earl Grey this morning. Please stop by and visit me for tea. What a sweet cup & saucer in your give away.
Vicki

Cherry's Jubilee said...

What a lovely blog you have! Enjoyed the tea and teacups. Will surely be back to visit. We enjoy some of the same things I see. cherry

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh how beeauutiful! Earl Grey is my favorite tea of all!!!

Amy

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