Wednesday, April 29, 2015

My TEA Friends aka TEA Aficionados !

To my lovely lady-friends..... Your are my beautiful 
I'm sharing my TEA DREAMS with you today!

My New word of the Day
PRONOUNCED:  ah-fish - E - eh nadO

So ~ ~  just what is an aficionado???

:  a person who likes, knows about, and appreciates a usually fervently . . pursuing an interest or activity :   A DEVOTEE
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I have an unusual friend here in the workplace.... of course -- I'm a weird one also!

So my guy sets down in front of me....a rather dusty but oh so precious teacup with a flavored tea bag!  He smiles... and says bye!!
No cracks or chips.... just perfect - surprise!

Saladmaster Estate - Porzellan (Bavaria, Germany)   It has small pink roses, a footed cup, scalloped edges on the saucer -- both lined - so delicately - in silver!!!

I am delighted...(A phrase I've recaptured... from reading old newsletters written by my daddy).... Delighted to to have the silver-edged cup ... my daily greeting.  The cup is like a warm, genuine smile!

I always google around to find out some history/location/manufacturer on porcelain and/or china...  I found absolutely nothing.... a few etsy sellers.    Would any of my tea friends own or know a bit about the Saladmaster Estate ? ? ?

Hello ~ my handsome Denzel (Equalizer)......  how is  
                                                           your cuppa tea ? ? ?

BTW....  I'm still blooming.... the front yard peonies are ready to explode!  

My hydrangea . . .

(s) . .  are new to the ground by only a few weeks.   I planted and I hope I kept the receipt/bucket... because Home Depot says I can return them if the fail and die.... banish the thought.  I'm praying daily for them....   It may take years to mature and shine so beautifully....

I want to nurture my roses (revive) . . .  They have a history dating back to 1965 in OKC from Chickasha, OK..... and onto Woodridge in 1979 . . .  until today......

 and I want Hostas !!!    

B-blessed today ~
Bev’s Cup of Tea!

Monday, April 20, 2015

A Blooming Life awaits me!

 Notice.... these workplace IRIS plants..... are looking skyward on a sunny Monday morning....
awaiting bloom!
My backyard Peonies and Iris flowers peaked this 3rd weekend in April '2015.   
Bloomin.... you say....Yes I am !!
. . . . .  this is my cuppa tea.... Peonies and Purple Iris cuttings... fragrance and petals! !!
Best wishes.... have a wonderful day......  Beverly

Friday, April 3, 2015

What was my Grandmother's CUPPA TEA in early 1900's


"The ritual of English teatime was perfected by Queen Mary, for whom it was a treasured time of day...Sandwiches, cakes and biscuits were invitingly set out on gleaming silver dishes. 

The teapot, hot water jug, cream jug and sugar bowl were the same antique silver service that had been the favourite of Queen Victoria."  --- Dinner at Buckingham Palace