Saturday, November 29, 2008

An Afternoon at Tea

This tea set would be appropriate when the grandsons or young men (or even old men) come to tea. It is from Victorian Trading Company, which has a catolog online.
This afternoon when the beds had been made and the dishes washed, I attended a tea with a friend, at a lovely shop and tea room. We had sandwiches and petit fours, which were just delicious. Things always seem to taste better if someone else makes them, so it is always a treat to be able to go somewhere for tea.
While we were in this beautiful shop, full of antiques and paintings, a woman in a red dress, straight out of a Dickens novel, walked past us. She had a smile like "Miss Flight" in the movie, "Bleak House." . "Are you with the historical society?" I asked. She replied, "No, we are in the Dickens festival." She sang a song for us right there at our tea table, and then told us about the program she and her husband were performing in that night. Her name is Deirdra Doan. Her husband is John, and has a video here
She has a Christmas Video here: and an Art Blog here: my Music MySpace: In her blog she expresses a truth that Christ is the one we trust in, not others, and that it is His word we abide by


Liesel said...

She has a mesmerizing voice, beautiful. What a lovely thing for her to sing for you! Makes you tea taste even nicer *g*

Aelwyn said...

What a lovely day! I love the tea service at the top. It is also perfect for autumn. My mother now has a tea service - or maybe it was a luncheon service - that was my grandmothers. It is about 100 years old. The teapot is huge compared to what is made today. It also has luncheon plates with it. It is one of my favorite things.

Anonymous said...

Victorian Trading Company has such lovely things!

A Dickens Festival--sounds like fun!

Anonymous said...

Wow, that picture is beautiful. At first, I thought it was a painting! :)

-Christine from Arizona

Deirdra Doan said...

Thank you for the wonderful post about John Doan and I!!! Such sweet things you and your friends have said.

Come see your Picture on my were so pretty in your pink pokadots!

Christmas Blessings,

Anonymous said...

Deirdra is such a pretty name, too... and things DO taste even better if someone else makes them!

Anonymous said...

I tagged you with an award!