Monday, January 13, 2014

A Cottage Garden Tea

Welcome Friends
To  "A Cottage Garden Tea"!
A dear and sweet friend who is soon to be my son's future mother-in-law, Lanny  surprised me at Christmas with this special Royal Albert tea set. 

 It is called "Cottage Garden". 

This elegant pattern is in the Montrose Shape with red, pink and white roses surrounded with gold trim.

She knows how much I love china and pink roses!

Lanny got me the matching cream and sugar too!
The teapot is my sweet sister's.

  It is a rich gold with pink roses similar to the colours in the Cottage Garden pattern. There are no markings on this pretty teapot.

 Do you see the beautifully crocheted table covering with the rose

Yes, Lanny also crocheted this.  Isn't it amazing? It took her over six months.

 Help yourself some leftover Christmas baking ~ a peppermint , tiger butter or butterscotch confetti square.

Lanny also bought me this gorgeous white orchid.
 Thank you dear Lanny!  I love it all so much!
Have a wonderful week dear friends!

This week I will be joining these lovely blogspots:

Bernideen’s ~
Friends Sharing Tea

Share Your Cup Thursday


Tea on Tuesday

Tuesday Cuppa Tea

Teatime Tuesday 

Teacup Tuesday

Hope to see you there!


  1. Hi Karen,
    Your Cottage Garden is just beautiful and such a thoughtful gift knowing your love of china. The crocheted tablecloth is fabulous! Lanny sounds like a wonderful friend to have. The teapot is lovely too and looks so pretty with your other pieces. Thank you for sharing your pretties with us and coming to tea. Hope you have a wonderful week.


  2. Hi Karen. What a wonderful Christmas gift! I'd say theu know you pretty well. I love the pattern! The tablecloth is a treasure! Thanks so much for sharing and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  3. How very charming and welcoming! I love the roses and the pinks, and the gold gives it all an even MORE elegant touch.

    Everything is simply lovely, and I'm just dazzled by that gorgeous cloth, and the story behind it. Isn't it just marvelous to be such good friends with the person who will someday be Grandmother to your own Grandchildren? You're both blessed, already.


  4. How very beautiful your table looks. Love the roses on the tea cup. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

  5. Karen,le tue porcellane sono meravigliose!Baci,Rosetta

  6. Oh...your new cottage garden tea set is very beautiful and romantic. I love the roses on it and your tablecloth is marvellous.

  7. Karen:
    What a beautiful gifting. I have seen one of those teacups somewhere in my antiquing journeys and recognize it. Really a beautiful set. I can't even imagine working on a crochet project like that labor of love! Your table is so pretty.

  8. Hi Karen,
    Lovely tablescape and pretty tablecloth! That Cottage Garden pattern is so elegant looking, love it!
    Have a great week,

  9. Just the name 'Cottage Garden' is reason enough to like this china pattern. A nice gift to receive, and the tablecloth is gorgeous.

  10. Blessings, Karen - such pretties this week! Cottage Garden - so lovely. I am partial to delicate rose patterns in my china. So grand when such blessings come our way!

  11. Hello Karen,
    Cottage Garden is a lovely pattern! I have a "June" trio that is very similar. I love the delicate roses and the cold trim. Your friend is very generous! What an incredible job she did on the tablecloth. Wow!

  12. Love love love your tea set! The pattern is so beautiful. It reminds me of my Grandmother's beautiful roses. What sweet memories. Thank you for sharing such a lovely table with us!

    Blessings, Edie Marie