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
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