Monday, March 24, 2014

Downton Abbey --- Tea trio for Mary

When I first watched Downton Abbey, Mary is the one I am quite fond of, but as time goes by, I find her rather arrogant and sometimes ignores other people's feelings. She has her own struggles of course. Being the oldest daughter in her family, she has her own burden to carry. I guess all those tests she faces shape her into a more mature person.

I find this mauve tea trio quite a match to Mary's status and characters. The tea trio is by Wileman/Foley/Pre-shelley. I think it is in the style of Art Nouveau. The fern leaves reflect how the maker in that era put nature into everyday life objects. The color mauve/lavender is as popular as the royal blue for upper class I guess. The shape of the cup makes it a pleasure to drink from. Everything about this set is nature. 

I hope that you enjoy looking at this tea set as I do.

Have a nice week.

I am joining Terri and Martha for Teacup Tuesday. 

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Downton Abbey --- tea trio for Edith

Today I would like to introduce you to this lovely tea trio by Royal Albert. It is a lovely dainty set with simple yet elegant handle and design. It is a common set that you can find online easily. I guess the set was produced in the 90's. 

This set goes well with almost every type of tea. I find that sometimes it is strange to find that some tea cups do not go well with certain kind of tea but this set really can bring out the favour and character of the tea. Although this set looks common, it is the most practical one. You really cannot judge this set by its looks and you will know its place in your tea cup collection once the tea is poured into this cup.

This set of tea cup reminds me of Edith in Downton Abbey. Edith is a lady with lovely character but somehow she has been ignored by her family and kept being walked on by Mary. I think that if she can see her own value and gives herself credit, she can be more confident and does not need to live under her sister's shadow. It is just that she tries too hard to win everyone's approval that she lost her own characters. Like this Royal Albert tea trio, she really has to know her own place in the world and appreciate herself without getting everyone's attention or approvals. She needs to know that even a plain lady can be of importance. And sometimes confidence can add more charm to the person than the looks can.

Hope you have a nice weekend.

I am joining tea cup Tuesday with Terri and Martha . 

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Downton Abbey -- tea trio for Lady Sybil

Dear everyone,
Thank you very much for your kind words. I was happy about your warm welcoming words.

Indeed, last year was a bit hectic and intense for me but what I gained was the travelling and food experience. What is most important is that I truly feel that happiness come from having a calm and peaceful life rather than luxurious life filled with material things. Sometimes those who are at the top of social ladder really do not have a sense of peace and lost in the mundane world. 

I guess everyone should follow their dreams rather than choosing what other people expect them to choose. Success means different things to different people. By following your own unique path, you will feel peace no matter what cos you are waking up every day doing things that you enjoy. I guess this is the reason why Lady Sybil from Downton Abbey choose her own path even though there are people objecting her. 

The tea trio I choose for her is made by Fenton. The deep royal blue indicates her prestigious background, the pale baby blue represents her dreamy nature. She is not afraid of fighting what she truly believes and follows her heart's desire. 

I hope all of you can enjoy doing what you like and keep doing it.

Have a nice weekend! 

I am joining Martha and Terri for tea cup Tuesday.