Tuesday, April 26, 2011

My Cup Of Tea

Afternoon Tea - 5 x 7 Matt Photo Print

You know you can't escape it...all the Royal Wedding Hoopla...every media outlet is all over it!  Truthfully, I am not that into it, but will like seeing some bits of the coverage.  I am however, quite into Vintage British Style!  Especially, with a Union Jack here and there...

{Crown and Crumpet Tea Room}

I have this pillow!  Scored it at the store closing sale at 
Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic, Chicago.
A bittersweet purchase!

I just love this room!

Modern country bedroom | Image | Housetohome.co.uk
Bunting!  I love Bunting!

Best Of British
{according to moi...whoops that's French}

Country Living UK

Bread Pudding

Hunter Boots

{My FAVE!!!}

{Stacey Loves Happy Loves Rosie}

Sorry, no large image available for Black Toast Happiness 1/2 Pint Mug

Rachel Ashwell
{of course}
{love this pillow}

I have yet to go to England.  I will someday...I hope!  I shall leave you now with some...

Fun British Phrases
{British on the left, American meaning on the right}

Completely Mental - crazy 
Quite nice/ "rawther" (rather) lovely - Its Good 
Useless Knob - Lazy person 
What do you fancy? - What do you like? 
Ish - something not nice 
Bee's Knee's - the best 
Keep your hair on - calm down 
Absolute tosh - complete rubbish 
not my cup of tea - not for me 
 off your trolley - mad 
Smarmy - smooth 
Tickety-boo - if someting is going well 
twee - dainty 
waffle - talk about something irrelevant 
throw a wobbly - have a tantrum 



Boho Farm and Home said...

I agree Stacey! Couldn't care less about all the hoopla but do LOVE English style...especially English country,the union jack and Emma Bridgewater too. xo Caroline

traci said...

i am not really into it either. if i catch a glimpse on the news, that will be fine with me. but i know the tv will make us sick with all of it.

i love the british editions of country living and country home and gardens. look forward to them each month.

Vicki @ Curly Willow said...

Not sure if I'm using this right... but I'm completely MENTAL over your post. And, my daughter says she WILL be getting up at 4 am to watch the wedding! Me? not at 4 am!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

It's very funny as someone who is English to read your list of English phrases! I suppose I do say those things...but I'd never considered them to be English before!!!!


birdie blue said...

love all of your pretty brit pics, stacey. they're the bee's knees.


Elyse said...

what molly said! :)


GardenofDaisies said...

Thanks for sharing all these yummy British buntings and Union Jack's etc. LOVE it!

michele at hellolovelyinc said...

bet you already guessed i would LOVE LOVE LOVE this post! ooooooh all that lovely. when r we hightailin it outta O'Hare for London? i've never been either.

let obsess: YOUR SHABBY CHIC PILLOW!!! score!!!

i need to go to sleep.


Kathryn Michelle Jenkins said...

what fun, beautiful ideas and photos. I love all of these great things. can't wait for the british wedding tomorrow. beautiful.

new follower!

Debra@Common Ground said...

LOVE all your Britishness! Fun post, thanks for linking up to VIF!! xo Debra

Heidi said...

Hi Stacey ~ What a fun post! Love it! I am still on the fence about getting up early to go to a Royal Wedding party...it will be so bloody early ~ tee hee.

Jessa said...

I'm all about the Royal Wedding, I just don't know if I have it in me to wake up at 2AM to watch.

michelle said...

What a happy post Stacey! I love all the colors and the Union Jacks are wonderful. :)
Thanks for brightening up my day. :)

Have a wonderful weekend. :)

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

oh yes! how could I forget Ms. Ashwell and Cath Kidston?? :) love it.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Hi Stacey...I'm right above you at Inspiration Friday. This is a great post! I was lucky enough to visit London a few years ago when my son was over there in school. I loved Harrad's...I was a typical tourist and bought a tote bag and a sweet little cannister. Still love them! Come visit my blog if you have time and enter my giveaway. Thanks!

At The Picket Fence said...

Absolutely lovely post Stacey! I love all things British as well. The British sayings with their American counterparts were great! Thank you for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence!