Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Tea Stands for Tuesday - 4/5/16

Time for Tea on Tuesday.  This time lets drift back to the Victorian era for our tea shall we?

Tea in a pretty cup while reading Alexandra Stoddard's book "Tea Celebrations".  That should set the mood.

Perhaps you are a coffee drinker though.  Are you dressed for the occasion?  Here is a little history lesson.

Useful Coffee Coat. 

The mission of the coffee coat is to give one a garment for dressy wear 

in the house. The woman who is clever will provide herself with half 

a dozen to wear in case of emergency. In the summer time such a coat is 

positively priceless, for it can be worn with one's old waists and odd skirts, 

and it has the merit of always looking dressed up. In case of a sudden call, 

one can dash into one's coffee coat and come into the drawing-room looking 

cool and well dressed. So much for the famous little coat, Which is 

holding the whole of fashionable London in its spell.



I'm off to visit the others who post on Elizabeth's blog on 

Tuesday morning.  There is always such a variety of things to see.


  1. Oh how delightful.
    Perhaps I need a coffee coat for my travels ;-)
    (Thank you for your sweet message Darla!)
    Anything would taste good in that pretty tea cup!
    Happy T Day to ya oxo

  2. I love that cup, but I think I really need a coffee coat to cover up my scruffy attire when the postman rings. What a fantastic article! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  3. Yes! A coffee coat! I think this is a great concept. Of course, I don't get callers, and if I did I'd need a "coffee coat" for my house ;)

  4. Mornin' Darla,
    What an interesting idea! Not that I have a great need to look cool and well dressed. LOL Loved the commend by Divers and Sundry. Me, too. I got three "test tube" teas for my birthday. The French Earl Grey, the only one we've tried so far, was wonderful. Thinking of you today and raising my coffee cup. Hugs

  5. beautiful teacup and thanks for sharing that fashion piece. I had not heard of a coffee coat! Happy T day!

  6. What a beautiful tea cup! Very interesting facts about the coffee coat.

  7. Hmmm.. a coffee coat.. i think i'll pass...lol ... Lovely , dainty little tea cup. Happy T day! Hugs! deb

  8. I've never heard of the coffee coat, but it sounds like something I would truly enjoy learning more about.

    I am SO sorry I'm so late, but I'm having horrible computer problems that don't seem to go away. I LOVE that cup and saucer, though. They are fantastic, as is your history lesson. That's what I so enjoy about T on Tuesday. Thanks for haring both with us for T this Tuesday.

  9. I don't drink coffee, but clearly I need a coffee coat! "The woman who is clever will provide herself with half a dozen to wear in case of emergency. In the summer time such a coat is positively priceless, for it can be worn with one's old waists and odd skirts, and it has the merit of always looking dressed up."

    Clearly just the piece I need to complete my wardrobe!

  10. Love the idea of a Coffee Coat - but half a dozen? Well, I suppose the servants can't be washing every day :)

  11. Dressy wear in the house... what a fancy idea! I can just see that, dusting away in a fancy coat... This made me smile!
    Lovely tea cup!

  12. Have never heard of the coffee jacket!!Better than my aprons.

  13. Have never heard of the coffee jacket!!Better than my aprons.

  14. That is very interesting. Such ceremony everything was given.
    Beautiful tea cup.

  15. Such a lovely post and the teacup is beautiful! I love tea. :)