8 thoughts on “Christmas Tea

  1. Tara December 27, 2009 / 11:20 am

    Do tell me, what is that creamy stuff? Whipped cream? If so, it has so much more 'oomph' than mine ever does!

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  2. Thomas at My Porch December 27, 2009 / 1:00 pm

    Tara: It is marketed here in the US as Devon Double Cream and comes that way right out of the jar. It is more generically known as “clotted cream”. It used to be only available in the US at upscale or speciality grocers. But now it is pretty easy to find at most grocery stores at least in metro areas.

    It is really amazing. It is thick and rich and teetering between butter and whipped cream.

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  3. Daniel-Halifax December 27, 2009 / 6:33 pm

    A Cream Tea at its best! These pictures make me hungry and envious in the best sort of way.

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  4. Susan December 28, 2009 / 10:56 am

    Oh, the pictures made me want to crawl through the screen! Pardon my random question, but could you please tell us what pattern your dishes are? Dishes are my second love…behind books, of course.
    Thank you so much for sharing the beautiful pics.
    Susan in TX

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  5. Thomas at My Porch December 28, 2009 / 11:26 am

    Susan:

    The one with the light green band and gold is Oasis by Haviland.

    The other mainly greenish one with the little flowers, and pink and gold details is Vieux Paris Vert by Haviland.

    The blue one is Imperatrice Eugenie also by Haviland.

    The small pink flowers with gold is Decor Roseraie by Ancienne Manufacture Royale de Limoges.

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  6. Susan December 28, 2009 / 1:50 pm

    Thanks so much! I'm making a shopping list now for all those “gift Visas” I got for Christmas. Again, they are gorgeous!

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  7. Thomas at My Porch December 28, 2009 / 11:22 pm

    Susan: We don't have full place settings of these four. We have cups, saucers and dessert plates. Although I think in at least one case we had to get a salad plate instead so the size would be similar to the others.

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