A day just seems to go better when I can have a sunny moment to collect myself. If there is tasty tea and muffins warm from the oven, all the better. These muffins are banana and raisin ones, because sometimes simple is better.
My creamer is Johnson Brother's Nordic. I love the tree of life design. The other day I thrifted a saucer forgetting that I already had a bread and butter in this pattern on the wall. Oh well, another blue and white for the stack! It is a much loved pattern having started production in 1979 and not discontinued until 1996.
The muffin plate is Finlandia by Churchill. It is one of their newer patterns having run from 1995 to 2007.
I was inspired to pull out some of my blues today by one of my favorite books Tea with Jane Austen. It was written in 2004 by Kim Wilson, and is chuck full of interesting little tidbits about tea time in the Regency Era and Jane's books in particular.
This blue and white cup is a newer one by Churchill. I was lucky to thrift four cup and saucer sets. It is their Peony style, which I cannot find any additional information on other than it has sadly been discontinued. One might wonder why it is called peony when the flowers on it are roses. It still has a nice feel to it, and makes tea time just a little bit better.
I am linking up to these delightful Tuesday Tea Parties when they are posted.