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Review with Tea Set

Tea Set  at Longstreet Farm in Holmdel, New Jersey
Tea Set from 1890's at Longstreet Farm in Holmdel, New Jersey

It’s been quite a while since I did a blog review, and I owe a few people links, so I will aim to do them when I can on a Sunday morning instead of a Friday. I have more photos from the Longstreet Farm, but it was such a hot and sunny day that many of the pictures I took came out too bright. I may need to ton them down in Photoshop. The above one is a model of what might have appeared in the Longstreet farmhouse in the 1890’s. The original farmhouse was built in 1775 and more parts were added on in later years.

On My Blog

fireworks over Asbury Park beach lilies in front of rudbeckia vanilla cream guinea pig
snapdragon with painterly background fair sky at night purple verbena
JPIX Spring 2010
Review of The Man in the White Sharkskin Suit
Interview with Gary Minkoff about Grandma Clara’s Cheesecake
Ten Things to Do While Waiting at Jury Duty

Elsewhere in the Blogosphere

  • Thank you to Rebbetzin’s Husband for including JPIX Spring 2010 in last week’s experimental Haveil Havalim.
  • Ilana-Davita posted an apricot cake recipe, and it inspired me to make a peach cake, though I used an apple cake recipe and modified it.
  • Mrs. S. recommends the book Don’t Go Near the Water: “This wonderful, lighthearted, and hilariously funny novel focuses on a US naval PR unit based on Tulura (a fictional Pacific island) during World War II.”
  • On the subject of funny books, Jew Wishes recommends The Frozen Rabbi. But she didn’t like the end. Too bad.
  • Eva Abreu’s video interview with Gary Minkoff of Highland Park about Grandma Clara’s Original Cheesecake.
Carver says

I always enjoy your blog reviews. The tea set and flowers are so charming. They create a delightful mood.

Leora says

Thank you for saying so! I enjoy putting them together, though they do take more energy than just quickly posting one photo with a sentence or two.

The reviews help me later, when I need to look back and find out, now when did I post about such and such? (or when did a certain blogger post...)

Denise says

A lovely tea set and I fun blog review. Thanks Leora, and thanks for dropping by and wishing me a happy birthday the other day. I appreciated it very much.
An English Girl Rambles

Ilana-Davita says

This tea set looks very posh.
Thanks for the link to my post.

Mrs. S. says

The tea set reminds me of "A Bargain for Frances" - a charming children's book which is part of the classic "Frances the Badger" series. (In the book, Frances wants to use her allowance to buy "a real china tea set with pictures on it in blue"... :-) )

Thanks for including my post!

Leora says

Sounds delightful! And somewhat familiar, at least Frances the Badger rings a bell.

Jew Wishes says

What a beautiful capture of the delicate tea set, over 100 years old.

Jew Wishes says

Thank you for the link.


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