21 April 2016

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17 June 2015

Afternoon Tea at The Goring in London

My sister and I are passionate tea drinkers and once or twice a year we go to Afternoon Tea at one of the luxury hotels in London.


This time around it was the turn of The Goring hotel in Belgravia.  


 At the time of writing it is the holder of the British Tea Guild Council's top London Afternoon tea award and the award of excellence and we weren't disappointed.


Supposedly, it was The Duchess of Bedford who invented the whole concept of having afternon tea right there in the hotel back in the 1800s.  Good for you Duchess!

The 5 star Goring hotel had an elegant and relaxed feel, set in a beautiful lounge with soft heritage leather chairs and golden lamp light....

The china was beautiful and we both wished we could take the tea cups home...


 Along with a selection of sandwiches and pastries we selected the 'Goring Afternoon tea' which was a blend of assam and darjeeling...
and the 'Fortnum and Mason's Royal tea', a blend of assam and ceylon.


After tea we visited the garden which had a lovely 1920s croquet lawn...




We ended the day with a trip to Fortnum and Masons...


I purchased some chai tea and some ceylon tea and assam tea.  Now I can brew my very own  'Royal Blend' at home!


The two girls thoroughly enjoyed their trip too getting up to mischief...


Here they are greeting a statue of Jeremy Goring who founded the hotel in 1910...


I am currently working on a new line up of girls to be released soon...
Here is a sneak preview...



They will be available either from


or my ETSY SHOP (though I tend to keep that just for clothing patterns nowadays).

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Susannah x

the holder of The British Tea Guild Council’s Top London Afternoon Tea Award and The Award of Excellence, - See more at: http://www.thegoring.com/food-drink/afternoon-tea/#sthash.JwNHpLwN.dpuf
the holder of The British Tea Guild Council’s Top London Afternoon Tea Award and The Award of Excellence, - See more at: http://www.thegoring.com/food-drink/afternoon-tea/#sthash.JwNHpLwN.dpuf
the holder of The British Tea Guild Council’s Top London Afternoon Tea Award and The Award of Excellence, - See more at: http://www.thegoring.com/food-drink/afternoon-tea/#sthash.JwNHpLwN.dpuf
the holder of The British Tea Guild Council’s Top London Afternoon Tea Award and The Award of Excellence, - See more at: http://www.thegoring.com/food-drink/afternoon-tea/#sthash.JwNHpLwN.dpuf

31 May 2015

Inspirational Websites to visit!

I've just come across some wonderful sites inspired by Provence, you have to take a look!

Un Coeur en Provence

A beautiful blog with images inspired by the region...

Isabelle & Sébastien Couture

For dreamy almost Holly Hobbie style linen clothing...

Audelia d'Antan

For romantic, shabby romantique dresses and aprons...

Oh and of course my very own website to see artisan dolls inspired by Provence ...

www.VerityHope.com

Thank you for visiting!

Susannah x

29 May 2015

Newly designed website

"By the fields of Provence where lavenders sway,
Honey bees gather and butterflies play,
Where laughter and love is all that one knows,
Meet Verity Hope and Amelie Rose..."


I've just come back from a delightful trip to Provence where inspiration swept through every breath!


My goodness it's beautiful in the South of France...

Anyone for rosebud tea?


Heavily inspired I have redesigned


with the new range of dolls shortly to come out.

http://www.verityhope.com/


 Meet 'Verity Hope'....


 and her younger sister 'Amelie Rose'...


 Two sisters growing up on a lavender farm in provence...


I'm showing a selection of images from the newly designed


so do pop over quickly and let me know what you think...
feedback is always welcomed and most helpful.


 

This is Pippi Lapin...


And beautiful laurier soaps adorne this stall in the market square...


 I do hope you enjoy these images and they add some sunshine to your day!



And once again... do take a look at the newly designed


www.verityhope.com

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Thank you for visiting,


Susannah x

8 May 2015

Peachy Inspired!

This limited edition range of Verity Hope girls was inspired by the peachy orangey hues of summer flowers...

Each girl holds her own little posy of flowers in anticipation of the Palace Garden Party they have been invited to.

I place Verity Hope dolls for sale from time to time so do follow on INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK for the latest news and updates!


I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.



Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.



The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed- and gazed- but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:



For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils. 


A group of Verity Hope dolls inspired by the beautiful marigolds and daffodils of a British summer...

Verity Hope dolls are available to purchase at limited times throughout the year...

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And of course the official VERITY HOPE WEBSITE:

www.VerityHope.com

Thank you for visiting,


Susannah x