Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Sepia Saturday 129 : 9 June 2012


Now that is what I need - a nice cup of tea. Things have been rather hectic of late and I have been a somewhat intermittent and rather unreliable sepia poster. For this, I offer my sincere apologies. I would like to say that, from now on, things will get better - but they won't as I am about to go on holiday. But fear not, my Sepia friends, I have arranged for Sepia Saturday to be looked after in my absence by someone you will all be very familiar with - Little Nell (Marilyn Brindley). She has kindly agreed to look after things until I return in time for SS134 on the 14th July and from next week onward she will be choosing the theme archive images and looking after the Sepia Saturday Blog. I can't think of a more creative pair of hands to look after things whilst I circumnavigate the Mediterranean. Whilst she posts the weekly call, I will be sitting in my cabin being served tea from a silver teapot rather like the lady in this week's prompt image (and yes, you have guessed it, I have gone and forgotten where I got the image from again - I need a holiday). Whilst sipping tea served from a silver teapot may be a somewhat creative interpretation of my holiday, you are free, of course, to be as creative as you like in interpreting the theme for Sepia Saturday 129 (posting your posts on or around Saturday 9th June 2012). And as usual, you can ignore the theme all together and post whatever old image takes your fancy. Just post your posts and then add a link to the Linky List below.

For those wanting a sneak preview of the next two Sepia Saturdays, here it comes.



If I can find a WiFi connection whilst I am away I will be following from afar. I am sure that Sepia Saturday will go from strength to strength in my absence. See you all soon,  Alan



32 comments:

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Alan, I hope that you have a wonderful vacation. Good pick choosing Little Nell!

This week I chose a fun story from Tin Pot Valley ... this isn't a long nor intense post, and I hope that you guys will enjoy it. Can't wait to read all of your posts, because I know that I will enjoy them.

Kathy M.

Kristin said...

The photo seems to be from The Royal Library of Denmark
vhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/departmentofmapsprintsandphotographstheroyallibrarydenmark/

www.dakotaboo.com said...

I'm out and about this weekend so thought I'd better get my post sorted early. I've pickec up on the tea theme.

Happy holidays Alan.

Little Nell said...

I beg to differ; I think it’s a coffee pot but let’s not split hairs...any pot in a storm:)

Barbara Rogers said...

Here are some "real tea sets" I made, and some old pics of relatives in a collage format. Story? I'd like to hear about anyone else who had tea sets from Occupied Japan.

Postcardy said...

It's funny that I thought the pot looked like a coffee pot, but since I thought the photo was British, I assumed it was a tea pot. So I ended up with a tea theme (sort of).

barbara and nancy said...
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barbara and nancy said...

I'm trying this week to exonerate myself from a previous post which offended a family member of the person I was writing about. There's a lesson to be learned here. Make sure you only say nice things about people and also be aware that relatives of some of these sepia photos that we blog about are still around. Mea Culpa.

Savethephotos said...

Checking in, been away and posted some family stuff :)

Wendy said...

No great story but I'm here.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Guys ... this 2nd one is not about tea, but is another souvenir postcard thingy, this time of Spokane WA in the early 1900's ... short and sweet!

Kathy M.

Bob Scotney said...

I just wonder what happened to my wife's string of pearls.

Postcardy said...

My first link is wrong.

Barbara Rogers said...

Question to those who post here regularly...how do you get the Sepia Saturday logo on your post? Glad to see the Postcardy link correct...very ice postcards!

Kristin said...

Barbara, I pull the logo off of this page and upload it to my blog.

I thought it looked like a coffee pot too but since I have no coffee stories or photographs, I'm doing cambric tea.

viridian said...

Oh dear is it coffee or tea? Maybe we could have something stronger.

Wendy said...

Barbara, Right click on the image and save to your computer. Then upload it to your blog as you do any photo.

Brett Payne said...

Tea time for me too.

whowerethey said...

I went with the kindly faces. Also, I thought it was a coffee pot as well, but figured the English would know what they were talking about. :-)

TICKLEBEAR said...

You know the expression:
Tea, coffee, or me?
Well, neither, actually,
at least to start with.
I give you something not sepia,
but vintage for sure!!
If anyone has info to provide about what i'm showcasing in this post, it'd be most welcomed.
:)~
HUGZ

Sharon said...

I'd be interested to know how many non Australians know what a "billy" is? Is it a term that is primarily Australian or is it more universal?

Howard said...

No tea from me, but a couple of pubs and a quiet street

Bob Scotney said...

Saturday 8.22am in Michigan, 1.22pm UK time - What's happened to the linky list it's disappeared completely?

Linda@VS said...

This week's prompt gave me an opportunity to introduce you to my Great-Uncle Ernest--always on my mind since the weather turned warm.

Alan Burnett said...

There seems to be an issue with the Linky Link at the moment, it vanishes intermittently. I suspect that this is a temporary problem with Blogger or with Linky and will sort it self out soon. If not .... I'm glad I am about to vanish on holiday!!

C. Foxy said...

Sorry I didn't have any fine ladies serving tea in my post card collection. Perhaps the people in my post had a spot of tea in celebration. lol

Jana Last said...

It may not be the most elegant of settings, but it makes for an interesting story.

Wibbo said...

On theme this week :o)

Linda said...

Tea for two or three or more, depending on your imagination...

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

i love that they are both trying not to smile :)

Teresa Wilson Rogers said...

A day late and a dollar short as usual but I finally entered by post!

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