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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Guest Post * Lenna Loves... Tea

Isle of Tea is very excited to announce we have our very first guest post.

All the way from a village in Somerset.

Lenna, is from Lenna Loves and is very fond of cooking, baking (may have to pop back over with a sweet treat recipe for Tea & Bakes!) and tea drinking. We loved her little story, so it had to have a place nestled in our little world of Tea.

Over to Lenna...

I found my tea set in a Cancer Research Charity shop, it was marked as £40 and included a tea pot, milk jug, sugar bowl, cake plate, twelve cups and saucers and twelve tea plates. I fell in love with it, but walked away. £40 spent in these frugal times on an indulgence is a lot out of the weekly budget. But this pretty little set played on my mind and emotions. Cancer has reared it's ugly head in our family and £40 all of a sudden seemed a small contribution toward such a good cause, and I kept thinking of the joy the tea service could bring to my family over the years. A lasting memory of Saturday afternoon visits to my Grandmother's is of her allowing my sister and I to serve high tea to my ever patient Grandfather in her fabulous tea set.

So, the next day I rang the shop and said that I would be making a trip into town to collect it. I whizzed into the shop clutching a box large enough to stash my new treasure in, the kind Ladies at the Cancer Research Shop had wrapped the set in tissue paper adding to the anticipation of getting it home and unwrapping it.

The tea service, once home, I discovered is Colclough Bone Chine, Wayside Pattern (number 8581), Made In England and is totally charming. I am absolutely in love with it and each time I look at it, it makes me feel happy. Especially, when I know that it has had a past and now my family are it's future. It proudly sits in my kitchen display cabinet and it's first outing will be for a Marie Curie Blooming Great Tea Party I will be holding, it came into my life via a fine charity and feel that it is appropriate that I use it to support another.

So many thanks to our first guest poster with a heart warming post.

On another note, don't forget the first lot of dress listings finish this evening, for your chance to buy an affordable, vintage tea dress!

Right... off to make a pot.


Missy Vintage said...

Thanks for the follow! You have some lovely dress for sale, just had a little look. x

Isle of Tea said...

We'll be getting some more in soon. A whole load have just finished recently. And you're very welcome!

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