Tea Cozie Cottage

Tea Cozie Cottage
Betty @ tea cozie cottage

Monday, 8 July 2013

A Tea of Roses

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet
                      ...Romeo and Juliet

Welcome to my tea, it's a scorcher today, humidity is high, but come along and
join me and we will sit under the umbrella and sweat together....
Above rose is from my garden, not doing too great, but still so pretty. Nothing
like the roses you fellow bloggers show though.

 that is my small rose garden in the background

These roses are lovely, got them at the grocery store, pink in the package but they
 have a Rosie Coral shade to them.

Decided to use my new teapot with the roses.

I love it so much, I had showed it maybe three weeks ago and couldn't find a cup
and saucer that I knew would match. I had looked and looked but couldn't see it anywhere. It was in front of me all the time, the outside of the cup doesn't have
 any roses on it, just on the inside- duhhhh.

Now then I didn't take a picture of the side, that's another duhhhh, but it is plain,
still pretty though. Isn't it lovely with all the roses inside?

The other cup, you would remember from a couple of weeks ago, it is an Aynsley
and so pretty with the five flowers inside. Not sure which I like the best.

I won't show the bottom of this as that's a repeat, then last week I got a new
Shelley, that matches allof them. Shelley's so lovely isn't it?
Dainty, the white around the lip isn't  chips, just a little wear.
And of course the bottom. Love, love Shelley...
just noticed the little blue flowers beside the roses-forget me nots? if you
notice the teapot has the same, will have to get them out and check this
closer. The teapot is a Woods.

Oh here's the side of the plain one, with a fine gold line around.

 ignore the weeds along the wall please, will get it done tonight when the heat
Here's a couple of macaroons to enjoy. Tea was lovely and hot thank you for
joining me today, will just clean up now and take the china inside

 See the teapot with the little blue flowers too, never noticed it before now, it's
a good thing I got it out again.
I have to be honest though and say I cheated and had a fresca, will have my tea
this evening, suppose to rain again, so maybe it will break this heat or
maybe not...

Iam joining Sandi at Tea Time Tuesday
Martha atTea Cup Tuesday
Terri at Tea Cup Tuesday
Ruth @ Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Bernideen at Tea in the Garden
Heart and Home
A Return to Loveliness
Table Top Tuesday
Tea Cup Thursday
pink saturday


  1. What a precious tea set you have! I love the sweet tiny roses. Your patio looks lovely and beautiful roses! Thanks for sharing tea time!

  2. Love all the roses, chintz and tea cups! Delightful to stop and visit your blog!!
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  3. I am so loving your tea set - I would buy that one in a heartbeat! You know, I sell new tea sets from England and China but I personally love anything vintage or old. I love your table setting and your roses - just perfect!

  4. Oh my your roses are exquisite, and the teaset is stunning too. What a beautiful table setting. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  5. Hi There,
    I just love your pretty rose bud tea set. That teapot is gorgeous!!! Your lacy tablecloth is just my style too. Thanks for sharing your tea with us. It is so pretty!
    Take care,

  6. Absolutely gorgeous! Such a pretty setting and such dainty china. Dainty is the name of the Shelley shape, by the way, and the pattern name is Rosebud. Doesn't it all go together beautifully? My best china is a Royal Doulton Rosebud...it would fit right in! I love your photos! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  7. So very beautiful today. My favorite is the Shelley. Thank you for sharing it with us. Blessings, Martha

  8. Stunning and exquisite tea sets..ALL.. and a beautiful setting to go with it! Big hugs,

  9. What a lovely table and garden setting! The tea pot is beautiful and so are the tea cups & saucers. I recognized the Shelley right away (I think I've the same cup and saucer). They do make the best china :)
    Happy Tuesday, Michelle

  10. Betty, your tea of roses is gorgeous! Love the teapot and all those scrumptious teacups! How pretty they all look together! A delight to the eyes. The cranberry glass jug is beautiful too. Would love to join you. Thanks for coming to tea.


  11. Very pretty and a gorgeous bunch of roses.

  12. The roses are so pretty. I so love them. What pretty china. So fresh and dainty. I think I like the one with the wavy edge best though. Thanks for inviting me to tea. Joan

  13. The roses are just lovely and I love them with your china. All of the china is really pretty, but I especially love the cup with the wavy edge.

  14. Such a lovely tea set! A beautiful table scape for your tea! Cheryl Grisham

    Happy PS!

  15. Your roses and tea setting are gorgeous!

  16. I love the roses,and the tea cups,they are so lovely..It must be a delightful tea party..

    Oolong Tea

  17. These are so beautiful! Love the rosebuds! I found my first Shelley tea cup/saucer yesterday I don't have any others. I love your table here! Hope you can join me this week for Tea In The Garden.