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Monday, October 24, 2011

Royal Albert

I had a surprise sent to me recently from my mum so I thought I would share it with you, I was so excited un packing my goodies.  My mum has kindly given me her Royal Albert Old Country Roses Tea set which she has collected for many years, this design has sold one hundred million pieces since it was launched in 1962 so loads kicking around out there.   The recipe book is so lovely I don't want to write in it for fear of spoiling the gorgeous pages!! 

 It is believed that Anna, Duchess of Bedford began the ritual  of afternoon tea, women would dress up & have there finest china & silverware presented to show there success & Stature.  I just like to have my friends round for a good gossip & catch up but I am sure that still hasn't changed in some house holds.

It has its own home now in my dresser & I will be using it to have my tea in that's for sure, how could you not?  So mum when you next come to stay we shall have a nice cup of Tea  a yummy cake & a good old catch up!! Can't wait :)

Lainey :) x

Images: Calico Child

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Coffee Devine

Well hello there long time hey!!! Well I had a great time with the in- laws out showing them around the Whitsunday's & Pioneer Valley were I live.  
On the way to Finch Hatton & Eungella we came across this cute little coffee place which opened a year ago. Gosh I must get out that way more often it is so beautiful.

The little detail in the wood work on the deck was so pretty.

I loved the arch door way it was a little country church at one time.

Love the bell to ring for service they do great coffee by the way.

And what a view to sit & eat your own cupcake it's all home made food, great service & they also have a face book page so you can find out how to get there or what events are going on, so if you ever head to this part of the world please pop in to Coffee Devine it will be so worth it!! 

Lainey :) x

Images: Calico Child & Petro Van Loggerenberg