Sunday, June 28, 2009

Lyons Tea Shops

Lyons Tea Shops were always part of our visit to London as a child. We went up to London every month, from when I was three to about ten. I had to go to St Bartholomew's Hospital to have my eyes looked at. Sometimes my dad drove us up and other times we caught the train and underground. If we caught the train we would very often stop in at a Lyons Tea House, especially if we went to Oxford Street to do some shopping.
Below is one of the Oxford Street Lyons Tea Houses; which I'm sure I must have been to.
People would have been dressed like the scene below when I was very little, baby boomer generation.

Every child of that era grew up on Lyons Swiss Roll and Lyons ice cream, two iconic images. Click the link and take a walk down memory lane.


Teacup and Teapot Candlesticks

These do it yourself teacup and teapot candle sticks I came across at the hospital yard sale. I like them, they're a little quirky but anything to do with tea stays in my book.

Friday, June 19, 2009

1956 Bell Telephone For The Kitchen

1956 Bell System- Once Upon A Honeymoon
Musical made to promote color telephones in the modern home. Thanks to TV Days.
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