Nancy Nikko at Home

Afternoon Tea

  • High Tea Savory Foods

    High Tea at Five…

    High Tea at a ‘High’ Table… Contrary to what most people in the states believe, High Tea is actually more like supper, served around 5-ish. It was called ‘High’ Tea because it was served at a high table vs. a low table – which was common for Afternoon Tea. If you’re reading this blog, you […] Read more…

  • Afternoon Tea Reviews

    Afternoon Tea Reviews

    This list includes places I’ve enjoyed Afternoon Tea over the past years; some may have changed in menu, style and so on. Within the list, I’ll group geographically. I’m not including prices, as those will change. I am including a link at the end of each review. From the link you can access menus and […] Read more…

In the Kitchen

  • Infusing Honey with Herbs & Spices

    Bees and the all the buzz… Honey, and especially bees, are a thing these days.With a spotlight being placed on the buzzy fliers due to their diminishing numbers, more and more people are paying special attention to them. And not only that, many are becoming beekeepers. City beekeepers, suburban beekeepers, country beekeepers! I have first […] Read more…

  • Mini Ice Cream Sandiwch

    Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches,Semi-Homemade

    The first ice cream sandwich was introduced by a New York City pushcart vendor in 1899, according to the book ‘Of Sugar and Snow: A History of Ice Cream Making.‘ He sandwiched the ice cream between two graham wafers and the rest is history. Hot Summer Tea Coolers During hot weather, these Mini Ice Cream […] Read more…

Vintage & Modern Teacup Design

  • Tiger Raj teacup

    Teacup Tuesday: Tiger Raj by Lynn Chase

    From artist to designer This colorful and exotic teacup pattern, Tiger Raj, by artist Lynn Chase, exemplifies her whimsical take on the animal kingdom. Having traveled extensively throughout Africa, South America and the States, Chase turned her creative talent towards tabletop settings for which dishes became her canvas. She started her company, Lynn Chase Designs, […] Read more…

  • Wicker Dale Spode Copeland

    Teacup Tuesday: Copeland Spode Wicker Dale

    A charmer with Jane Austen appeal If ever there was a teacup that screamed ‘Emma Woodhouse,’ this pattern by Copeland Spode has to be it. Named Wicker Dale, it’s a delicate, but lively floral pattern on fluted porcelain with a basket weave pattern around the top outer third. Spode pottery was established by Josiah Spode […] Read more…

  • mountain glory teacup

    Teacup Tuesday: Blue Ridge Pottery Mountain Glory

    Vintage American Pottery Blue Ridge Southern Potteries produced hand-painted pottery wares from the 1930s-50s from Tennessee.There’s a certain charm to all of the Blue Ridge pieces that comes from the imprecise brushstrokes. The company recruited women from the surrounding Appalachian hills to become ceramic artists. They trained them, and the women would work in small […] Read more…

  • blue and white royal lily pattern

    Teacup Tuesday: Royal Worcester Royal Lily

    An antique pattern with King George III lineage Royal Lily is a pattern from Royal Worcester (Est in 1751) When King George III visited the Worcester factory in the late 1700s, he ordered a breakfast service in what was then called the Blue Lily pattern. Afterward, it was renamed Royal Lily in honour of his […] Read more…