Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Gift Shop Purchases at Crocker House Museum

In the basement of the museum [where the tea was held] is a small gift shop. 

Even though I've been repeatedly saying the shelves in my living room are filled to capacity, I continue to see things I can't resist.  Last Sunday I saw a blue transferware demitasse cup by Copeland.  There are no demitasse cups on the shelves, so I had to get it!  It's identical to some red transferware demitasse cups I already have.

It was only $10, and I figured the money would help the  Macomb County Historical Society.

It fit perfectly on the shelf as though the space was meant for it!

The tea served last Sunday - Three Wives - was blended exclusively for Crocker House Museum, by Harney & Sons, so I purchased a tin.  It's a black tea with crystallized ginger. 

When I inquired about the name, Three Wives Tea,  I was told Mayor Crocker had three wives!   They must have needed a caffeine boost to keep up with him! ;-)

Um, Um Good!

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Today I'm joining Rose Chintz Cottage for No Place Like Home
Antiques and Teacups for Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Bernideen's Tea Time Blog for Cottage and Garden Party


  1. Interesting name for a tea, Phyllis! I love your new blue demitasse. How could you resist it? It looks adorable next to the red one.
    A new HomeSense opened here about a month ago and oh dear, am I in trouble! I keep telling myself that I don't have room for any more china but they always have something that matches up with another piece I have. Every time I go in there, it is like Christmas. *sigh* And indeed, it's all about Christmas in there right now. It's hardly safe for me to go in.
    Thank you for sharing your new acquisition with us and I'm so happy to have you a part of my new party. Have a beautiful day.

    Autumn blessings,

  2. Pretty little teacup! I love the circle handle! I seem to find the perfect place for those little cups too! I had to laugh I always seem to have to justify my new tea ware purchases! After all we are donating to a good cause! Have a wonderful day dea friend! It's going to be in the sixty's here today! Yea!!!

  3. You get to go to the most interesting places for tea! How fun! I love the Copeland perfect! And I spy an Empress trio next to it! The time name intrigued me, then made me laugh! But it sounds delicious! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  4. I too acquired some more Spode Tower pieces yesterday and got quite a lot of information from a dealer. She said on the old pieces if it said "England" it was older than if it said "made in England". She said the ones that are the oldest can have lead paint in them. You might want to just look at those. I assume she knew what she was talking about as she was in her 70's and retired but said she had 1000 pieces of transferware at one point in her life! Very interesting conversation.

  5. Such a fun visit to the museum and lovely tea! I always enjoy reading about the places you visit! So glad you shared.

  6. What neat adventures you have experienced! That's amazing about three wives - he had them at the same time?????? LOL. The tea sounds like the perfect flavor for autumn, too. Yum.

  7. Oh, I love the little blue & white demitasse cup and saucer. I'm sure the museum is glad you bought it, too. And the "Three Wives Tea" sounds delicious. Love the name.

  8. What an intriguing tea! I also justify some of my teaware purchases as "charitable donations".


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