173/2011 tennis and cream tea

173/2011 tennis and cream tea, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

After watching Wimbledon tennis on TV, we appriopriately found this quirky “tennis match” teapot on the window cill of the country tea house we visited. It is an example of Sadler vintage pottery, an English company founded in 1882, and generally considered synonymous with quality and good taste. Their teapots have found their way around the world, and are also quite collectable. Possibly not so practical in everyday use, but certainly pretty to look at. Must say, today’s tennis fashions look quite different 🙂

We went to the countryside to have Sussex cream tea, which is a summer must for us. The portions consists of black tea (with milk of course) in beautiful china cups, and scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream. Delicious!

1 Response to “173/2011 tennis and cream tea”

  1. 1 Susan van Gelder
    July 1, 2011 at 04:35

    I love these photos – brings back memories of cream tea in Alfriston with my brother and friends. Quite delicious.

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