Monday, May 2, 2011

Royal Souvenir Tea

My sister went to London a week before the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate. And so timely for my birthday and hubby's, she sent us some souvenirs for a birthday gift. I guess she saw the dates on the items, which is my hubby and my birthdate.

So for Tuesday Tea, I decided to use what she sent us, plus my teapot that I bought when we went to London.
I had a mocha roll that I bought from Houston when I went there a few days ago and had a lemon green tea.

My sister gave us the souvenir mug and tea towel.

Doesn't the mug go so well with the teapot?

She also gave us that souvenir throw pillow.

Here is a close up. Isn't it pretty? I love the material too and the inscribed date, of course.

My mom was still in bed so I had tea by myself. She has been sleeping in every morning since we got back from Houston. I think the trip tired her out.

I just read my book and sipped my tea peacefully by myself.
Too hot for fire but I enjoyed my tea by the fireplace.

My sister also sent me this. It has a string hanger so I can use it for my Christmas tree during the yuletide season.

Thank you so much to our following hosts who I am linking with today:

Marty for Tabletop Tuesday at

Lady Katherine for Teatime Tuesday at

Martha and Terri for Teacup Tuesday at

Wanda Lee and Pam's Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday at and

Sandi's Teatime Tuesday at

I hope you get a chance to visit them and their participants

and thanks for your visits!


Susan said...

How sweet of your sister to send you such thoughtful gifts! Now you have a keep sake of the royal wedding!

Terra said...

You have created a unique tea with your wonderful Kate and William gifts, and are you saying you and your dh share the same birthday, and it happens to be the date of the royal wedding? Way cool.

lvroftiques said...

What sweet gifts! Love that little teapot and cup. They really DO match well! And that Christmas ornament is too cool!
Good for your mama for getting her beauty sleep *winks* That traveling will really take it out of ya! Vanna

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

That is the cutest teapot! I love this post. I really enjoyed watching the wedding. They both seemed so happy! Thanks so much for sharing this with us. :D

ElleX said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Christine!! And many more!!!


My dear Christine, how nice, so lucky to receive such pretty gifts from your sis, specially because of you two's b'days on the same day of the Royal wedding! Wish I coul've acompany you for tea on that pretty mug and tea cup! So beautiful!

Jacalyn @ said...

The teapot and cup are lovely! I can only imagine what London must of been like last week, ha! Enjoy your thoughtful gifts!


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Christine, your royal teascape and all of your beautiful memorabelia is fabulous. Love it all. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Olive Cooper said...

Christine, how lovely to receive these gifts and your tea is beautiful. ♥O

Char said...

What fun Christine. I think the wedding was magical, Char

Anonymous said...

How fun to have this teaset to remember the royal wedding!! I would have loved to have been a mouse in someones pocket and experience that day!

bee blessed

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a wonderful keepsakes for your birthday, Christine! The mug and teapot do go so well together. Thank you for sharing your goodies and for joining me for tea. Hope your week is lovely.


Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a nice gift to remember the famous royal wedding. I did not get up early enough to see it, but did watch the reruns. Beautiful!!
Enjoy your evening.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

What wonderful things, and how special that they have your birthdates! It looks like a great spot for tea. I loved the wedding...such a cute couple.

Wanda Lee said...

Hello there once again Christine,

Oh my!.., Such a charming royal wedding tea party! .., I love every detail from the exquisite test to the yummy cake and tea!

Thanks also for taking part with TTTT and also with my
81st, Tuesday Tea For Two.., We always love having you join in the fun with us!..,

Pam was much improved when they left for home last week; I'm delighted to be back in the swing of things once again with my own blogs as well!..,

Thanks for your B-day wishes for dear mama as well!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

mississippi artist said...

Great tea table, for celebrating the royal wedding. The pillow looks perfectly charming.

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Everything is SO PRETTY! The queen herself would be honored to have tea with you... Although you may need a "HAT"!
I LOVE that tea towel. and of course the teapot and mug and pillow too. How sweet of your sister! Looks like we are ALL enjoying "Teeny". I just started reading it this morning...
Have a wonderful week,

Sarah said...

Christine, happy birthday to you and hubby. What sweet souvenirs. How nice that your sister was there near the big event. ~ Sarah

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Lovely teapot and such nice things that your sister sent!

Rettabug said...

How utterly British! Such lovely souvenirs & very thoughtful gifts, too. I love 'em all!

I hope you're Mom isn't getting sick. I always find myself sleeping more when I'm coming down with something.

You have a lovely home, Christine. Every time I visit your blog, I get to see a different area. Simply lovely! Thanks for sharing your world with us.


Rettabug said...

Ooops, I almost forgot to wish you & your sweet hubby "Happy Belated Birthday!!" I hope you had a wonderful time, celebrating together.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty! Looks like you had a nice relaxing morning Christine-enjoy:@)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh My Christine!
You hit the royal jackpot there! Those are the most beautiful sourveniers that I have seen so far!
Love the teapot, love it all!

Terri said...

Wonderful commemorative pieces! I love the pillow too. The tea mug is sweet! Your sister sure knows how to pick souvenirs!
Thank you for showing us your new English treasures!

Anonymous said...

Love some tea with you,and sweets!
I thought the wedding was so Happy!
We need more happy,I always have smiles on my face when I visit.
Thanks for sharing these great momentos.

Richard Cottrell said...

More memories to keep for a life time. Thanks for sharing them with us. Richard at My Old historic House

Antiques And Teacups said...

Great souvenirs! How special! And what great photos! Thanks!

Traci said...

What fun souvenirs!!!

Debbie said...

Oh goodness, I think your wedding treasures are wonderful. It must have been exciting for your sister to be there the week before the wedding.

I'm such a royal wedding groupie!

shopannies said...

what a sweet treat we all watched the royal wedding and you shared the royal tea come see me at

Texas Tea Party said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate the Royal Wedding. You have a great sister and I especially love the tea towel. Hope you have a wonderful Birthday celebration!

Ifinder said...

So wonderfull and coincidence. The happy occasions. A great heart with love for Care and Share. Ever Best Wishes.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful souvenirs and tea table,Christine.

Marlis said...

Love your teapot! the mug goes so well with it. Nothing like peace and quite, a good book and a cup of tea. Happy mother's Day Christine!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Christine, I love that teapot, and how wonderful that the cup and saucer go so well with it. A perfect English tea. laurie

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Christine: Love your gifts! Lucky lady! Thank you for sharing them with us this week. Always love to visit your place. Blessings, Martha

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I will need to get one of those for my tree! What a lovely tea you had for yourself. The tea towel is what I want to buy. I want to buy several items but I want ones that are easy to bring home. My husbands boss was supposed to get me one and Christmas but he forgot.

Phyllis said...

Thanks for your treasured comments on my blog.....came back to thank you and read this post that I had missed. I am in love with your teapot, cup and other pretty and memorable. Recently my husband accidentally broke my Diana and Charles cup and saucer....I did not let him see me, but I cried about it. It had been a special gift from my mom and I have never seen another like it. I am so happy for you to have these new treasures to use and fondly recall the date of the wedding, making it even more "dear" since that is your birthday!!!

Regina said...

Gorgeous dear one. Love the blueness.
Belated happy birthday to you and to your hubby!
Cheers and regards.

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