It has been a long time since I gave the subject of tea time the attention it deserves. It is almost false advertising to keep it part of this blog's title. :)
However... I had to take pictures of a recent solitaire tea time. The small plate really was there for a purpose, to hold a slice of homemade chocolate chip pumpkin bread. But it was so pretty, I took a picture without the bread!
So many people who also love Friendly Village said they use it through the winter, I started doing the same thing. I usually just used it in the autumn and for Thanksgiving. It would also be pretty for Christmas.
Can you see why it reminds me of my neighbor's barn?
I'm really enjoying Season 2 of Downton Abbey. There were one or two scenes I could have done without in the first season but I love the way they brought everything together even though this season takes place two years later.
Each time I see the actual house, I can't help but think it looks like a smaller version of the castle shown on the brown transferware pattern of Old British Castles (which I also adore).
Sigh... I think I need therapy.