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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Tea With My Sister

Hello again from the French Hen's Nest,

  My sister will be arriving soon, and it's so chilly outside, thought I would make a pot of tea.  As luck would have it,  my sister and I enjoy the same tea, Earl Grey.  So I have prepared the tea, (decaf of course) and some tea cakes as my grandmother use to call them, (short bread cookies) for us to enjoy.

Tea and tea cakes

My Staffordshire Bouquet Ironstone

As you can see I've used my Staffordshire Bouquet by Johnson Brothers.  I really love this pattern and have collected many pieces through the years. 

  We always enjoy scones with our tea, but just don't have the time to bake right now.  Anyway, the purpose is to enjoy the time I have with my sister.  We always have such fun, we never tire of talking and laughing. 
  Well, I better run, think I hear my sister at the door.
  Hope you have a beauteaful day and share a cup of tea with someone you love.

Till Nest Time,


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  1. It looks lovely and restful, I am sure you had a nice visit, so good of you to take the time to make it pretty!!

    1. Thank you so much for visiting us. I always try to make things a little special.
      Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas.

  2. What a lovely setting. I'm sure you two will have lots of laughs and wonderful conversation.

    Merry Christmas,

    1. Thank you Meredith, we always have fun, I feel blessed to have my sisters.
      Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

  3. It's so sweet that you and your sister are so close and live near to each other, too.
    I wish I had a close family member near. Enjoy your cuppa! I love that pattern as well.

  4. Good Morning Patti, Thank you for your lovely comments. Actually, Patti, my sister and I live about 330 miles from each other, but we talk at least three to four times a day, and text as well. She just visited me for a couple of days last week, we had so much fun. I hope that you and yours had a beautiful Christmas.

  5. Sharing teatime with a loved one is the best way to spend time ever.

    How lovely you two share such a wonderful bond together,

    Do pop over sometime and check out my tea posts, I have done quite a few in the last year and would love you to "join" me if and when you are able.


    1. Hi Michele! I am actually blessed with 3 sisters! We get together about four times a year and what a great time we have. We do have a special bond.

      I can't wait to pop over to your nest and see what you are doing!

      Wishing you a Blessed and Happy New Year!

      Jeannie @ The French Hens Nest

  6. Ah, tea does bring out the civilized in us.

    Merry Christmas.

    - The Tablescaper

    1. Yes it does Alma! I have visited your lovely blog and we have joined you. Please visit us often and I will put the kettle on!

      Wishing you a Blessed and Happy New Year!

      Jeannie @ The French Hens Nest

  7. Hi Jeannie!
    Oh...You are so blessed to have your sister close by. I can just imagine the two of you chatting, laughing and putting your heads together to decide what fun project you might do next.
    Have a sip of your delicious Earl Grey for me, too.
    Carolynn xoxo

    1. Thank you for visiting the Nest Carolyn! Please come for tea any time!

      Wishing you a Blessed and Happy New Year!

      Jeannie @ The French Hens Nest

  8. What a nice setting...I have a few pieces of that china...it is so pretty.
    Happy New Year.

    1. Thank you Marigene! So glad you stopped by today! I also visited you and your lovely blog.

      Have a Blessed and Happy New Year!

      Jeannie @ The French Hens Nest

  9. Jeannie and Linda, Thanks for sharing your beautiful table setting and special tea at Simple & Sweet Fridays!
    Wishing you both a Happy New Year!


  10. I was drawn to your blog by the thumbnail picture of your tea cups on BTPF. My mother had that same dinnerware and it was offered as free place settings when you collected enough stamps for buying groceries at Kroger, I believe it was in the 70's. You could purchase special pieces or get them discounted with enough stamps also. Of course I don't have my mother's set anymore. My dad sold it when they divorced.

    Happy 2013!

  11. Hi Beth, You know I didn't know that they were given away at grocery stores until my aunt told me a few weeks ago, and I've collected them for a while. I really love the colors in these dishes. Sorry you weren't able to keep your Mom's set. Thank you for stopping by. Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

  12. I love JB ironstone! Just lovely! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

  13. Oh, how lovely to have tea with your sister! I like 'tea cakes' too, sounds so English! Pretty pattern; love JB china! Thank you for joining me for tea, Jeannie. It's always lovely to have you and your sister join me.


  14. Beautiful! Love the Staffordshire! Lucky sister!


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