Monday, April 18, 2016

HAWS!! The PERFECT WATERING CAN!!!



When I went to visit "Corgi Cottage"
 Tasha Tudor's home and garden,
something stood out as I toured 
the rooms and the barn!



 I discovered that Tasha was a 
"Haws Watering Can Hoarder"!!!!

I wish that I would have counted them! 
And I definitely and completely 
do understand why she collected them all!! 
.~.~.~.
She had them everywhere,
hanging on hooks in the barn,
 and standing about the house
 in a smaller size for her house plants!!


Once you use a Haws,  made in England, 
you will have to wonder why there is any other 
watering can on the market!! None works as well,
 or is as convenient or as sturdy and well made
 as a Haws Watering Can!!


(my brass can that I use for my indoor plants)


I have only two, and I love them!! 
One small brass one for indoors, 
and a large green painted one for the garden!



The Company was founded as J. Haws in 1886 
John Haws of Clapton, London obtained a patent
for an improved watering pot in 1886

John Haws


They are so pleasing to look at 
where ever they stand!!



The brass "rose" (sprinkler) is removable
 and works like a charm!



The way that they are shaped 
and constructed makes 
watering concise and comfortable.
And they can easily 
be immersed in water vats to fill,
and balance perfectly in your hand
 as you carry them a distance! 










My "rose" (sprinkler) works well, even though 
it is stuck upside down!! I'm going to have
to get Hubby Bear to help get it off for it is
corroded on tight!



One of Tasha's  cans in red, and another below;

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Beloved, I wish above all things
that thou mayest prosper
and be in health,
even as thy soul prospereth.
                                     3 John 1:2
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Mildred has her own collection 
of watering cans, but she is
always on the hunt for a Haws can!






Mama Mildred loves to garden
outdoors and also loves to
be in her Lovely green house!


I think that she will find one someday!!



Hope you enjoyed !!
Some videos :






 HIGHLIGHT AND PASTE
THESE LINKS FOR MORE INFO:

  http://www.haws.co.uk/
http://www.hawswateringcans.com/professional.asp
 
HISTORY:
http://www.haws.co.uk/useful_information/the_roots_of_haws/index.html

Saturday, March 12, 2016

A Downton Tea



I KNOW THAT THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE
OUT THERE THAT, LIKE MYSELF, 
ARE SAD TO SEE THE SIX YEAR RUNNING OF
DOWNTON ABBEY REACH IT'S ENDING!!

                             
PLAY MUSIC:
                      

WE KNEW THAT THE SHOW WAS DUE TO END
FOR A WHOLE YEAR AS WE ANTICIPATED
HOW JULIAN FELLOWES WOULD TIE THINGS UP!


SO AS THE LAST DAY FINALE APPROACHED,
I THOUGHT THAT IT WOULD BE FUN TO HAVE
A TEA DURING THE FINAL EPISODE!

SO WE VISITED A LOVELY GLUTEN FREE BAKERY
AND PICKED OUT SOME GOODIES!!!







THERE WERE MANY DELECTABLE THINGS TO CHOOSE
AND THE ATMOSPHERE IS ALWAYS SO NICE !!




AND THEN THE NEXT STOP ;
"THE ENGLISH ROSE TEA SHOPPE"




                                                    

                                             



                                                    

WHAT A LOVELY PLACE!! SO MANY THINGS TO
LOOK AT AND SMELL AND TOUCH!



EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK THERE IS 
SOMETHING TO DELIGHT THE EYE!







THEY HAD A DOWNTON ABBEY TEA LINE!
(SO WE BOUGHT TWO TINS TO TRY)



















THERE WAS LOVELY HAMMERED DULCIMER
MUSIC COMING FROM THIS !





I ALSO CHOSE SOME "FANCY GOODS"  TO BRING 
HOME ALONG WITH THE TEA TINS

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Beloved, I wish above all things
that thou mayest prosper
and be in health,
even as thy soul prospereth.
                                     3 John 1:2
the BUTT'RY and BOOK'RY: High Tea for 2 Birthdays:
Do You Know JESUS?
Read more here:
http://www.proverbs31.org/doyouknowJesus/doYouKnowJesus.php 
Need Church?
.~.~.~.
Listen to Sunday CHURCH
with Pastor CHARLES PRICE
of the Living Truth Ministries
click here:
http://www.livingtruthus.com/#
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AND NOW TO SET THINGS UP !!






IT IS ALWAYS FUN TO BRING OUT THE "GOOD DISHES"
AND ACCESSORIES NEW AND OLD!!







A NEW CERAMIC  BIRD TO CATCH  DRIPS





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LAURA ASHLEY TEA SET WITH 
TASHA TUDOR'S WELSH BREAKFAST LOOSE TEA, 
AND THE NEW TEA COZY!








DEVILED EGGS

CUCUMBER AND CREAM CHEESE 
TEA SANDWICHES 

ANTIQUE LUSTREWARE DISHES












EVERYTHING CAME TOGETHER SO NICELY!



HUBBYBEAR EVEN BOUGHT FLOWERS!!









CHERRY PUNCH

FRESH FRUIT AND WHIPPED CREAM

                                                      
YUMMMY!!


FINGER SANDWICHES AND CHEESES


HAVING GOODIES AND A LOVELY SET TABLE
SURE GAVE A FESTIVE EDGE TO THE FAREWELL
TO ONE OF OUR FAVORITE SERIES!!
IT WAS GREAT FUN!! 

                                                      





MMMMMMM!!!



                                                
WE WERE SO PLEASED WITH THE WAY ALL CAME 
TOGETHER AND LEFT FEELING ALL WOULD BE HAPPY!!
THANK YOU JULIAN!!!



THE MOUSIEKINS WERE DELIGHTED 
TO TAKE TEA AND WATCH 
DOWNTON TOO!!




THEY WERE ALSO VERY PLEASED WITH
THE ENDING!! AND OWEN EVEN  REMEMBERED TO
BRING FLOWERS FOR MILDRED!!!


WHERE YOU PLEASED WITH HOW
DOWNTON ENDED??

HOPE YOU ENJOYED!!
MANY BLESSINGS 
LINNIE and 
THE MOUSIEKINS

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