Monday, 5 June 2017

A Giant Teapot

Hello everyone who calls in to share a cuppa with me.
Bleubeard and Elizabeth     host ... T stands for Tuesday
where we are all made welcome if we share a drinks related post.
I am sharing a few photos, taken when visiting a National Trust House,  near York.
The first photo is a digital layered collage using some of the photos from our visit to.........

The grounds and gardens were lovely to walk in as it was  a lovely sunny warm day.

I love to be taken back in time  to see how folk lived and worked in these large houses.

The laundry was huge, with all the latest gadgets from the time.
I was taken  with the crimping
machine [bottom right].
The edging looked wonderful.

Inside the building they also had wonderful lace displayed. 
The tea setting in the corner of the room was for the Laundry mistress to take her tea and still be able to watch over her workers.
Now how about this wonderful tea pot at the entrance to the cafe/tearoom.
It was hard to get a photo that did it justice ,
 made from metal and china, it glinted and reflected in the sunshine.
The choice for us was a cheese scone, tea for me, coffee for my hubby.

Thank you for calling in to see me , I hope you have a lovely day.


  1. What an incredible post, Yvonne. The digital entry at the top was fabulous, but you went on to show so much more. The grounds and garden are lovely, but the lace and sewn items are fabulous.

    I have a crimping machine, but mine is for turning regular card stock into corrugated card. That made me laugh when I saw it, though. I love how theirs is for fabric.

    That was the BIGGEST tea pot I have seen in ages. It is fantastic and I can see how shiny and unique the individual pieces are. This was worth the visit, in my opinion.

    I would love to join you for tea and coffee, and cheese scones, too. I have a question. Do they provide milk/cream with tea, or do you have to ask for it?

    Thanks for sharing your trip to Beningbrough Hall, the gardens and interior shots, as well as that incredible tea pot. Thanks also for joining for tea and coffee in the cafe/tearoom for T this Tuesday.

  2. such a delightful T post Yvonne. That big teapot is amazing!! Never saw a crimper before - must be a very interesting tool. Thanks for sharing this wonderful adventure along with your beautiful digi art. Happy T day!

  3. That is a fabulous T pot Yvonne. I love how you used the photo of it and that gorgeous house on your journal page. This home looks quite fancy and a wonderful place to visit. I am glad you shared so I could be a tourist from my couch. Happy T day.Hugs-Erika

  4. Now that's the siZe teapot I need for my tea addiction, love your fab post,.xx [aNNie]

  5. Look at that teapot Yvonne !! I can just imagine how it glinted in the sun and shined.. Thank you so much for taking us with you!! Happy T day! deb

  6. What a fantastic place you visited, and that HUGE teapot is fabulous! I saw a crimper here in a museum where they have household articles, but I'm glad I don't need to do that with my laundry! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  7. Looks like agreat place to visit Yvonne. Have made a not of it to see if we can there by bus from York

    Love the enormous Teapot and your choice of food and drink sounds the sort of thing we would choose as well.

    Happy T Day

    Love Chrissie xx

  8. Your digital layered collage is so pretty especially with the addition of the magnificent teapot! It must have been spectacular sparkling in the sunshine and I was amazed to here it was made from china 😀. I enjoyed visiting Beningbrough Hall with you, the gardens and grounds look so pretty and seeing how people use to live is fascinating. I bet the laundry room was a hive of activity in its day and what wonderful gadgets they used 😁. Cheese scones and a cup of tea sounds perfect and I'm feeling very hungry all of a sudden so I think I'll need to take a quick break and see what I can russle up in the kitchen ... lol! Happy T Day! J 😊

  9. That looks a nice day out - the big teapot is cool.
    Fascinating to see the contraptions of years past and how people lived.
    Cheese scone - yummy :)
    Gill x

  10. I loved your collage and I really enjoyed the photos-I would have really enjoyed the tour.
    The teapot is spectacular!! and scones and tea sounds perfect to end the tour
    Hugs Happy T Day

  11. I love your digital layered collage using photos from Beningbrough Hall, Yvonne. The house looks fascinating inside and out.

    The teapot garden sculpture is quite striking. I thought the inserts looked like pieces of china - how clever.

    Happy T-Day! Hugs, Eileen

  12. I love old kitchens and sculleries and that teapot is magical..would love that in my garden

  13. What a fab post! I love stately homes an like you, I love to see how people lived, especially the kitchen. I loved seeing that enormous laundry. I have never seen such large 'lazy susans'!And the crimping machine is sometin g else!
    The giant tea pot is very specil. I can imagine it being spectacular made of metal and chine.
    Happy T-Day,

  14. I'm impressed by the giant teapot! What a good choice for that space. I imagine servants would be a necessary part of living in a house that large to say nothing of the work required on the grounds. It's fascinating to see how they equip the rooms.

    Happy T Tuesday!

  15. What a clever use for the photo of the giant teapot in your page. That house looks amazing. So nice that the property is being preserved and cared for and not turned into a parking lot. I have the blue Willoware, too, just like the Laundry Mistress' tea. Happy T Day.

  16. Wow Yvonne! that huge teapot is beautiful. I love the way you incorporated it into your digital project along with photos of the lovely house and gardens. It looks like a wnderful and interesting day out.
    Jean x

  17. Wow! This looks a great place to visit! I love seeing 'below stairs'! The giant teapot is spectacular and I love the choice of cheese scones! Happy T Day! Chrisx

  18. Your digi page is a lovely remembrance of your visit, especially the giant teapot. Love those inside photos.