Monday, January 19, 2015


My first Royal Albert teacup is very special to me because it was given to me by a friend on my 30th birthday. Aren't the yellow and lilac roses so pretty?

A part of the 100 Years of Royal Albert commemorative collection, this gorgeous hostess set is a reproduction of the beautiful 1910 design "Duchess". The black background represents the dark days of World War I.

My friend picked the 1910 Duchess pattern because the Royal Albert Figurine counterpart shares my name!

It's the perfect teacup to to use while viewing my favourite tea-drinking, British drama, "Downton Abbey"!

I am in good company with other famous January babies.

The Duchess of Cambridge celebrated her 33rd birthday on January 9th. A love of tea must be a prerequisite for the future Queen of England.

Oprah will be celebrating her 61st birthday on January 29th.  The Queen of Daytime TV loves tea so much that she created her own blend--Oprah Chai.
"You get a tea! You get a tea! You get a tea! EVERYBODY GETS A TEA!!!"

Edited to fix photos.

I am joining the following parties this week:


  1. Lovely tea and scones (or tea and crumpet) set which is a wonderful gifting from a treasured friend. So glad you shared it!

  2. Lucky you to have an elegant RA tea trio. I had a chilled Oprah chai in the summer and it was good!
    Margie, you didn't say when you will be celebrating your birthday this month.....

  3. That set is lovely. As an RA it would have to be!

  4. There are a lot of January tea ladies in Blogland it seems. Your RA crumpet and tea set is very lovely and such a treasure from your dear friend. Thank you for sharing it with us.


  5. Thank you for sharing your lovely set, and for the story behind the pattern. It just makes me want to cry. What a thoughtful friend you have to notice the the name.

  6. Beautiful set.... and interesting shape. The intense coloring is lovely also. :)

  7. What a lovely birthday tea set from your friend, Margie! Happy Birthday to you this month.

  8. I love that picture of Kate drinking tea!

  9. Hi Margie,
    What a lovely teacup and plate. So rich and elegant! Happy Birthday this month. Mine is tomorrow! Happy Tea Day too! Karen

  10. That settles it, you must be Royal! Or at least you should be! Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

  11. Love that cute Kate drinking tea. I have a pic of her too on my Pinterest Tea board.
    Hugs Martha and thanks for dropping in to see me.

  12. Happy Birthday! My son's birthday is this month and so is one of my best friends. I hope your special day is filled with delightful surprises and sweet memories. Your black Duchess teacup and saucer are really very beautiful. Blessings, Karen

  13. Hi Margie...happy birthday! I bought the Margaret figurine for my mother a couple of Christmases ago; that's her name too. Your tennis set is really pretty what a great gift from your friend. I got Royal Albert for my 30th birthday too a couple of years ago; an Old Country roses tea set. Maybe it should be a rite of passage?

  14. Greetings Marge... Such a lovely teaset...and so elegant too.. I have some of Oprah's Chai and it's simply fabulous... never mind that it smells wonderful even before you brew it... Thanks for the sweet visit...Hugs

  15. Perfect for tea, a treat and Downton Abbey indeed! That's a wonderful pattern. Lots of folks don't like buffet/tennis/tea-and-toast sets but I love them! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  16. Hi Margie,

    Happy Birthday, my fellow Canuck!

    It's wonderful to meet you! Hope you will celebrate with your favourite blend in that beautiful teacup that your sweet friend gifted you on your 30th! All the very best!

    Thanks for visiting Poppy View and hope to see you again, soon!

    Have a lovely weekend!


  17. What is that thoughtful friend, I wonder! Wahaha! The set is so elegant, just like you.

  18. What a lovely post ... and to think you're celebrating your special days with other 'royals'. Wonderful!


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