Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Tea and Advertising

Quite some time ago I bought a framed 1923 advertisement for Standard Plumbing Fixtures.  I couldn't resist it at the antique store when I saw the three little girls having a tea party [in front of the shiny white sink with glistening chrome-plated faucets]. Isn't it interesting how often tea was used in advertisements? Manufacturers wanted their products associated with rituals and traditions that were important to families.  

Fast-forward 90 years.  How kitchen sinks and faucets have changed!  But the ritual and tradition of drinking tea is still alive and well in my house, and the electric kettle is always ready on the counter to make a cup or pot of tea.

I've been seeing a lot of TV commercials lately for Marie Callender's chicken pot pies and Colonel Sander's KFC pot pies, so I decided to fix my own for supper last night.  It's a great wintry, cozy, comfort food!  Instead of using a double pie crust, I cut up a 10 oz. tube of refrigerated biscuits and placed them on top.  Hubby put his seal of approval on it.

And for dessert Oreo truffles.  The recipe is on my March 1st post.   Yummy!

I don't even want to know the calorie count! ;-)

As much as I love tea, a glass of milk goes great with these truffles too!

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Today I'm joining Rose Chintz Cottage for "Tea Time Tuesday"
Bernideen's Tea Time Blog for "Friends Sharing Tea"
Antiques and Teacups for "Tuesday Cuppa Tea"
Artful Affirmations for "Teacup Tuesday"


  1. Hello there Phyllis,

    Such a charming, framed print, a 1923 advertisement with those adorable three little girls having a tea party... Yes, although times have indeed changed, nonetheless tea is still at the ready as such a soothing, refreshing and even at many a time also a comforting ritual and tradition in many houses to be sure...And yes, with the electric kettle always at the ready to make a cup or pot of tea for millions of us, including myself. It is just so easy and convenient these days.

    Oh yum!... Chicken pie, an awesome wintry, cozy, comfort food! What a great idea you had. Reminds me of my grandma's biscuit topped chicken casserole. Instead of using a double pie crust,she topped hers with biscuits also and placed them on top.
    Oreo truffles and aglass of ice cold milk also...Oh my!

    Hubby must have been very happy indeed as were you also I dare say.

    Calories...What calories?

    Thanks for sharing this delightful yumminess and cute picture with all of us.

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

  2. Hi Phyllis,
    thats a sweet advertising with the children. Your Oreo truffles look very tempting. There is not need to know how much calories they have. The certainly have! But I am sure you need just one truffle and feel like in heaven. Thank you for sharing.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  3. Yum. After reading your blog, I'm ready to go find some nice warm comfort food for lunch. I need to wait a couple of hours, though, darn it. So I'll go fix a nice hot cup of tea instead! Enjoyed seeing your pretty shamrock things, too.

  4. Charming print! The years pass, but we are still having tea in the kitchen! I'll be over for dinner! :D :D Happy Tea Day!

  5. Your chicken pot pie is....classic! I love to make it as well...it is really comfort food. The truffles..I'd love them, but then I'd suffer with breathing probs, so I am skipping chocolate and milk at the moment. What a great illustration! I love it! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  6. Oh boy - looks wonderful Phyllis - comfort food!

  7. Everything does look good.
    So funny as I see shamrocks on your blog and Linda's. I don't often think about shamrocks for March, I guess I should. I am already onto Easter here. March to me is daffodils and the first good strawberries in the market.

  8. I've noticed the same thing about old ads (how often they invoke the teatime ritual), and I think your observations are spot-on! Also love the comfort food meal you enjoyed. My mother told me she recently tried the KFC chicken pot pie and was impressed--I may have to make or buy one soon after reading this post!

  9. Your chicken pot pie looks very appetizing Phyllis and if we don't think about the calories, at least one truffle would be nice. I had to smile when I saw the glass of milk; my hubby still likes his cookies and milk.

  10. Hi: I am your newest follower. Love your post today, truffles are a weakness for me. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

  11. Your dinner sounds delicious. I like your pretty little shamrock dish, too.


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