"Won't you come into my garden? I would like my roses to see you."
~Richard Brinsley Sheridan
The rose is the classic garden flower as well as this month's birth flower. I love garden roses and their wonderful scents. Our garden has two rose bushes: Blue Girl (featured on the left) and Fiesta. Our rose tree is Mellow Yellow. Right now there are just buds on it so I didn't include a photograph.
When it comes to teacups, many feature rose designs. This Mother's Day I was gifted by my own mom with a Shelley teacup in the Rosebud pattern. Needless to say I was thrilled! She knows that I'm always looking for Shelleys. I appreciate her efforts in trying to find one locally.
I just love the sweet flowers as well as the green handle and trim. Such a feminine teacup!
The classic Dainty shape by Shelley...my personal favorite
The Rosebud pattern #13426 was produced after 1960 which was right before the factory closed in 1966.
Another classic that is perfect to serve with a casual tea is chocolate chip cookies and milk.The cookies will be served on a new Royal Albert plate in the pattern Rose Confetti.
This plate along with other new patterns from Royal Albert are now produced in Indonesia. It's a Home Goods find.
Finally we need to have a rose cosy for our teapot. Most of my friends have never seen a tea cosy before. They stare at it when I cover the teapot. Growing up in an Irish household, the tea cosy was and is an everyday "essential." Are you familiar with tea cosies and do you use them? Is it just an Irish and English custom to use them?
Here's an up close look at the cosy. It was an Etsy purchase from a UK store that is no longer in business. It's lined in petrol blue silk from Cambodia with Cath Kidston rose fabric.
Thank you for letting me share my rose teawares with you today. As always I appreciate your visits.