W – The Way You Sip Your Tea

Welcome to letter W and to this year’s Theme:

 The Glories of Tea With Stepheny

Retro Tea Time Girl
The Way You Wear Your Hat

The music I grew up with, danced to throughout high school,  college, and beyond, has followed me through the years. Love songs still make me sway in front of my kitchen sink.  Since we have reached the difficult letters  W, X, Y, and Z,  I must improvise. This post is dedicated to my dear friend, John Viccilio who reminded me of the Ella Fitzgerald/Louis Armstrong song, You Can’t Take That Away From Me. You remember the wonderful line….the Way you sip your tea? While fixing a cup of tea, I suggest you use your imagination and dance around the kitchen as the young woman or man you once were. Enjoy!

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Antique Victorian Royal Worcester Tea / Cabinet Cup & Saucer. Blue flower

Elegant Royal Worcester Tea Cup and Saucer Regency Cobalt ..

Lovely yellow ground background with flowers sways all around
Art nouveau in style.

Royal Worcester Engadine Tea Cup and Saucer Daisy Bone China Teacup


A quick story: This pattern was my mother’s. Each piece/ dinner plates, salad plates, serving pieces, each has a different flower as this cup and saucer have a daisy. The value is that it is complete with everything they made in this Engadine pattern. It sets a glorious table. Included are several size teapots.  It has been passed along to my daughter and in turn to her daughter. I hope this beautiful cup and saucer will continue to offer the glories of tea.




About Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin

Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin grew up in Evanston, IL. and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is an author of two novels: The Greening of a Heart and Facing East. She lives, writes and gardens in NC. Visit her: Stephenyhoughtlin.com
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5 Responses to W – The Way You Sip Your Tea

  1. johnvic8 says:

    It’s wonderful what happens when you sing in the shower. 🙂

  2. scr4pl80 says:

    Great choice for “W.” Love those teacups. I do sometime poke my little pinkie out when I drink!

  3. Anne Nydam says:

    I love that song. For me it’s Fred Astaire singing it. =)
    (Click the Blog link on the second row) : W is for Whey

  4. I love the story of the Engadine pattern! 🙂

  5. Kathe W. says:

    Great post! Very fun with the music!

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