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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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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25 comments:

  1. Linnie, You brought a huge smile to my face when I saw that the Mousiekins have their own TV and were watching Downton Abbey, too! 😀 Your tea party was extraordinary! I love your tea things. You were dressed so prettily, too. I think it's wonderful you had this party for you and your hubby. It was probably just as much fun preparing for it--that tea shoppe was a destination in itself.

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  2. Dearest Linnie ~~~ such a charming and delightful post! It has brought a huge smile to my face, and I've learned some new things too ~~~ I did not know you could buy drip stoppers for teapots! Oh, and what a spread you put on, you did Downton Abbey proud and I'm sure even the Dowager Countess would have had a smile on her face as a guest. You do have some beautiful china and accoutrements. Lucky Mildred getting such a lovely bouquet from Owen too.
    Hugs ~~~ Deb xoxo
    p.s. I have my eye on that wooden tea trolley! It is something else indeed.

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  3. Happy to have come across your blog today. I so enjoyed watching the series Downton Abbey. What a delight to see how you created the perfect tea party for watching the Finale. You have so many beautiful dishes and linens. The food looks scrumptious. The ending made me happy and left me thinking all was well. Hopefully they will make a movie someday. Thank you for sharing all your wonderful photos. I will come back and visit you again.

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  4. To be honest Linnie , I was not fond of Downton and did not watch it but your tea was just delightful. It is always such a joy to put together a tea with all the trimmings :-) you looked so pretty in your lovely dress ...

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  5. Oh dear Linnie, this is just a delightful post! Full of all the beauty that an English Tea brings. I just adore all of your lovely china! The red transferware is gorgeous as are your beautiful teapots! I've never bought one of those drip catchers, but have used them in tearooms. Owen was so sweet as was your hubby, to bring flowers to their favorite gals! Your food is just beautiful as well---I just love all that you have shared, dear one! And yes, I am so sad that Downton Abbey is over..silly me, I cried... but what a happy ending! xoxo ♥

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  6. I AM LAUGHING AND GIGGLING and remembering my own creativity in the Nowhere days....as I see the Mousekins always, always follow suit. THEY HAVE THEIR OWN LARGE SCREEN TV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Well my dear, we totally enjoyed our viewing of Downton Abbey; my husband had found all the episodes on-line and we watched it all during the Christmas holidays. This is a show that for many of us, never, ever gets old. I am so excited to know that good quality period pieces can still be created and ENJOYED. Wasn't that a grand affair? It is an escape but then a true history travel. How the costumes captured me, the characters, the good and the bad.

    My oh my...Tea Rat is beside himself and wants to be invited to the Mousekin party! Here's to TEA and to Downton!

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  7. Oh Linnie, what a wonderful tea to have for the last episode of Downton! I enjoyed listening to the music as I read your post too! You had so many yummy looking treats and all displayed so nicely! I was pleased with how it ended.
    The shop that you showed us was absolutely wonderful, so romantic and welcoming looking!
    Have a great week,
    gina

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  8. Oh, and that the mice were watching Downton too is way to cute!!

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  9. KarenP (Wisconsin)March 14, 2016 at 10:51 AM

    What a sweet post, Linnie! You look adorable in your Downton Abbey teatime dress and that lovely spread looks yummmmmy! I have been so sad to see it end buy the finale was very satisfying, indeed! Well done, Mr. Fellowes!

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  10. How fun! I would love to have tea at your house....you know how to have a tea party! I love Mildred and Owen...so cute. Have a blessed day. Hugs from Shirley

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  11. Dear Linnie,
    You really know how to have a Tea Party! Yummmmmmmmmm! Even your dear Mousiekins are enjoying.. Thank you so much for sharing.

    I hope you will stop in again as the roses begin to bloom.. Thank you so much for your visit.
    blessings dear friend
    Penny

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  12. Dearest Linnie...this is probably my favorite post you have done since I have known you...WOW WOW WOW! You know how to do tea right! I am impressed. And, of course your little mice have learned well from you!
    I am just so very happy to have met you last summer. You have added so much JOY to my life.
    Hugs, Linda

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  13. Oh, how I love this post. Filled with such whimsy and love, and TEA RAT says he just has to plan a tea party with the Mousekins and watch some Downton on that fabulous little LARGE screen TV! teehehehehehehheeeh

    Thank you Linnie dear, for coming to my post.

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  14. Oh wow, what a party! What a fun, fun post! I am a bit behind on watching the final episodes, so we may have to plan our own tea! :~)

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  15. Linnie, A perfect delight of a post.Every bit of it was wonderful.Your husband enjoying Your special tea party was touching,and all the love You put into it.To top off the perfection Your mouse family doing the exact same thing. I've decided to continue to blog, I just need inspiration like You just gave Me-Thank You also for Your encouragement through the comment You last left Me-hugs Denise

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  16. My gosh, what a lovely town. I could spend hours in that shop with all it's class and beauty,lovely vignettes, and wonderful looking products.... I think you could spend a small fortune as well.
    BEAUTIFUL tea, You have marvelous items Linnie! So glad to see them put to use in such a charming and delightful way; does Gary know what a special woman he married?
    Amazingly, I have only watched season 1 of Downton Abby, and that was over a year ago. I've been saving Downton Abby it for a binge watch. Now that it's ended, I can watch the whole thing at once.

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  17. Dear Linnie,
    I am so happy you enjoyed the roses.. Thank you so much for visiting.
    Oh how I love this post.. You have such beautiful tea sets..
    blessings,
    Penny

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  18. This is the cutest, cutest post ever. Those Mousekins really know how to watch TV!!!!!!!!!

    Linnie my friend, thank you for coming to my post and I WISH YOU a most exciting day as we remember the THRILL and most incredible event this earth has ever witnessed: VICTORY OVER DEATH! What a hope we have, what a joy! Have a most blessed day!

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  19. I came back to take a closer look at your table setting. I am interested in the little silver basket that I assume catches the tea leaves and the little bird that seems to be holding down the lid of the teapot. Where does one find such delightful objects?

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  20. Dear Linnie,
    Really, I cannot get over your beautiful Tea Sets, and your put up such a lovely table setting.
    Thank you for coming over to enjoy the roses and your sweet words.
    blessings,
    Penny

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  21. Dearest Linnie and Mousekin family! GOOD MORNING on this fine Sunday morn!

    Thank you dear friends for coming to visit our fantasy photo shoot. What fun we are having! KEEP UP THE FUN dearest Linnie; the world needs more of us who PLAY! LOVE! ANita

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  22. Dear Linnie
    Thank you for coming over and your sweet comment. Wishing you luck!
    blessings,
    Penny

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  23. TEA RAT JUST NOTICED....that the little gold chair in the Mousekin's family room is JUST like his favorite chair that is in aqua! I MUST SHOW YOU!

    Linnie dearest, thank you for visiting my blog. It is so lovely to see the support of great friends! GOD LOVE YA!

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  24. Oh I so enjoyed this...and the mousekins. You made me smile and be happy. Thank you.

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  25. I am working my way along here - so many wonderful posts!

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