Thursday, 20 September 2012

Smackerels, Elevenses and Teas...... the first chapter in a 'new to me' book. 
Whilst away in Dorset last week my sister in law came to visit.

She found this charming recipe book in a vintage book store in Swanage and bought it home for me (knowing how much the children and myself LoVe Winnie the Pooh)

This copy is from the early 1970s and has some fabulous little recipes in it!

All accompanied by a sweet drawing and a quote from Winnie the Pooh.

Talking of tea, would you like to see my 'new to me' tea set?
Of course you would!

Isn't it beautiful? 
The palest mint green, gold fronds and the most darling pink roses! I am in LoVe!

The set comprises of 5 trios, a stunning cake/sandwich plate and a milk jug and sugar bowl and is made by Hamilton.

I acquired this stunning tea set from the very lovely Claire at Our Favourite Things who was having a bit of a clear out.  Thank you so much Claire!
Right, I must get baking and pop the kettle on - would anyone like to join me?


  1. I think that is a very lovely tea set.I no loner have my tea set, it was lost in a move and it saddens me tell this day. I love's beautiful! Shari

  2. I would love to join you Victoria! That book looks so interesting and cute!
    I only drink tea occasionally but with these cups I would make a ritual out of the whole thing! :)

  3. Pour me a cup, Victoria ... milk, no sugar, and a cup-cake please! Very lovely tea-set and book is fab! xxx

  4. the tea set looks very much at home :) x

  5. Ohh, that tea set looks absolutely beautiful. Lucky you to find it on Claire's blog! The book looks lovely too. I have quite a collection of Pooh in my bookcase as well :-)

    Happy evening,

    Madelief x

  6. All so sweet...
    My son and I are also big Pooh fans.
    Although our boy is already 10, he likes the little jokes and the way they play with words.
    The tea set is lovely!

  7. I'd love a cup of tea please! Your new tea set is sooo gorgeous, I really love the colours and the pretty design. The book is adorable!
    Wishing you a happy weekend.
    Helen x

  8. What a pretty tea set!bet tea tastes super out of one of those cups! Ada :)

  9. Oohhh pick me! What a lush tea set & lovely book to. X

  10. Hi Victoria. I'm a bit confused (it's no hard!) I've got an email saying that you commented on my blog and would like to join the advent swap but the comment hasn't appeared on my blog. If you'd like to join, I have a partner for you so please let me know. Take care. Lynda x