Polka Rose

tea party flatlay

Prepare yourself for tea set photo overload! This set has a bit of a story. I first fell in love with Royal Albert’s Polka Rose pattern around five years ago. I had grown up loving their classic Old Country Roses china, and even had a mini tea service for my dolls in that pattern. When I discovered Polka Rose, it seemed like the perfect updated edition of an old favorite, and fit my personality perfectly. After stalking it on the internet for several years, I finally decided to order it as a graduation present to myself! 😉

Royal Albert Polka Rose tea cup

The set is the prettiest pale mint green speckled with white polka dots. I love the gold rims, and the sprinkling of pinky roses. I ordered the tea service and four tea cups and saucers off of Amazon which was a bit cheaper than other sites. Eventually I’d love to add plates and serving-ware to my collection. I think it’s the perfect vintage tea set, and I can’t wait to use it for tea parties!

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July Photo-a-Day: Week 2

Hey friends! Today’s photo-a-day post is what I like to call the abridged kitchen focused edition. Apparently I took most of my photos in the kitchen this week, quite unintentionally! Also, two of this week’s photos were panicky late at night “I haven’t taken a picture yet!!!” compositions, making them great for me to have, but hardly work sharing. ; ) In any case, I hope you enjoy these photos from my week!


7-7-15: My little sister was in the process of making the most amazing chocolate pudding, and I thought her ingredients looked so cute sitting out on the counter.


7-9-15: Vintage glassware is so beautiful, and I just love how light filters through it. These are a mixture of thrift store and family pieces.


7-10-15: This little corner is currently the background for my YouTube videos! I love how all of these fun things brighten it up. My obsessive love of floral is clearly on display here. 😉


july-127-12-15: I was in charge of a family lunch this Sunday, and took the opportunity to make my favorite sour cream cake. I think it looked so pretty on my great grandmother’s milk glass plate! Glassware is also apparently a theme today.

Thank you for stopping by today! Don’t forget to enter this week’s Birthday Bash giveaway here! Have you been taking any fun pictures this summer?

Making Macarons

I decided to try my hand at making macarons, and thought I would share my results with you all! I tried out two varieties, and found the recipes here on Byron Talbott’s website. The two I tried are rosewater and salted caramel. Both were quite tasty, and I felt like I was back at Laduree in Paris.


rose macaron

As a side note, rosewater is the most heavenly smelling concoction in the world!

rose water macaron

salted caramel macaron

caramel macaron

Have any of you ever made macarons?