Tuesday, June 5, 2012

London Tea

By the time this post hits the airways, the last of the Queen's Jubilee festivities will be winding down, or just a memory.


I have NO idea why I try to take these close up shots with this crazy, lousy camera I have, but I keep hoping at least one image will turn out OK, even though they never do. This is a tin of London Tea sent to me by the sweet Voodoo Vixen, who is in the process of moving once again. This tin shows (or is supposed to show) the London bus, those bright red buses you see on British TV shows.



I actually photographed this yesterday because I need to be out the door very early this morning to take my first day-trip of a planned stay-cation I'm hoping to take over the next two months. I hope Kimmie, keeper of the links will understand, because the car I'm driving doesn't have air conditioning, something very, very important in the hot and muggy mid-west.

Have a super Tea Tuesday. I'll visit all my tea friends as soon as I return tonight.

14 thoughtful remarks:

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...what a gorgeous gift to recieve & perfect for your Tea Tuesdays, we Brits are totally hooked on the weather & tea!...it's gorgeous little caddy & the perfect time to take tea from it...enjoy...Mel :)

~*~Patty S said...

it's been a few really fun royal days ... hasn't it with all the pomp and pageantry ... a really happy time of celebration!

I wonder if you tried taking your photos above from further away and then crop your photo so that is shows more of the close up view you're after? just a thought

that is a great British tea tin of the classic double decker buses

Happy T day to you E!
oxo

Caterina Giglio said...

everyone went to London for tea today, how lovely, darling little tin, enjoy your tea day! xx

Rita said...

Enjoy your tea. My camera refuses to focus close up sometimes and if I turn it off and turn it on again sometimes it will work. Might be worth a try. :)

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Most of us can't tell your shot is blurry without our glasses on anyway, everything is blurry. London festivities continue, quite the thing. Saw bits of Sir Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder on the news this a.m. Would be fun to be there. Enjoy. xox

Lynn said...

I've missed most of the hupla about the Queen and her Jubilee

Monica said...

they use those tine to sell a fabulous English toffee.

i have a Canon Elph 310 it is incredible and if I can put my time and mind to learning all it does photography would be an obsession. It takes great closeups and long distance moving shots and has a video feature. it is my second Elph, lost the first one that appeared equally incredible though the 310 is quite exceptional for price and performance.

Monica said...

SEND YOUR ADDRESS! TO MY EMAIL

Nancy said...

Blurry or not, I like your little tin :)
I've just visited your past posts--wow! to that hail, I've never seen hailstones so huge, what a lot of damage-hopefully the little bird made it.
I was 6 in 1953, so my middle name isn't for the Queen, but for my two Grandmothers. I have a coronation 'plate' of my Mothers. I love the Royal family!
I love to see your art too :)

Halle said...

It's a fine tin no matter what. Happy Tea Tuesday!!

Margaret said...

Love your tin, I have a very similar cup to your on, it's full of buttons! (being a confirmed coffee drinker!)

kimmie said...

super cute English tin .... we can just pretend that's your heat and humidity obscuring the view :)
Hope you got all your errands run before the interior of your car hit the melting point! yikes!

Spyder said...

Just toooo cute!!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

very suitable tea given the jubilee and I laughed that you do the same photo things that I do... I keep thinking it will have magically have taught itself to focus on what I am thinking... happy Tea on Tuesday...xx