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Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Scarlet Letter Advent Calendar - Day 3

Day - 3 English Traditional Sampler




What comes to your mind when you think of an English Tradition?


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48 comments:

Merry Wind Farm said...

My first thought was mistletoe, but I'm not really sure that is English.
Melinda

Krista said...

Well, not being from the UK I am not so sure, but I am going to go with the Rolling Stones in concert in London :)

Nikki said...

afternoon tea time comes to my mind. I LOVE English tea.

Nikki

Monica said...

Christmas Crackers and a plum pudding.

Jonette said...

Afternoon tea.

Lelia said...

tea and biscuits [or digestives] ... hats

Margaret said...

lol! I like Krista's answer. I'll have to go with the Beatles. lol! Rum and coke!

Laurie in Iowa said...

High Tea

Sabrina Fechtel said...

Royalty :)

samplerlover said...

Can I go for an English/Australian tradition :). Trying to beat each other for The Ashes in Cricket.

Joanne O'H said...

A really nice cup of tea.

Jennifer Cameron said...

Strawberries and cream at Wimbledon.

Inguna said...

Tea and great detective stories.

Terry N said...

A pint in a pub

Nupur said...

High Tea
Crumpets, cucumber sandwiches in fine white cloth covers, shortbread, scones etc. etc.

Chris said...

Figgy pudding :)

HollyXSing said...

Pretty, Pretty! Fingers Crossed!

-Holly in VA

Sharon H said...

Shakespeare, don't know why, but there you go. Now if we're talking needlework, 17th century band samplers!

carolm said...

Wow, what a great sampler. I would love to be part of the giveaway process...

Vera said...

Wonderful sampler -- I keep seeing new ones (or is it that there are so many I just forget some??). Let's see, English tradition: Tea, a Queen, pubs, The Beatles.

Nicola said...

A COMMENT ON BEHALF OF BARBARA G - How about wassailing – just because it is the season.


Cheri said...

Without a doubt, tea. We are a retired military family, at one of our posts my neighbor was from England. We had wonderful afternoon teas.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

I have to say tea and biscuts followed by curry shops. I love them all!

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Nicola said...

A comment on behalf of Wilma:-

If I have to mention just one English tradition the one that comes to mind is the Oxbridge rowing contest. But of course there are many others: tea and scones, fish and chips, the races at Ascot. I just love them all!

Wilma

Jenny said...

Oh my goodness...I love so many English traditions....For Christmas I love reading about the children's pantomimes, Christmas pudding and the Christmas crackers. I also love tea...Earl Grey being my favorite :)
I always think of Dickens when I think of Christmas in England lol...this sampler is another beautiful one. I love it!

Kevin said...

The first images that come to my mind are the Victorian Christmas scenes out of Dickens' A Christmas Carol.

I can picture old Mr. Fezziwig and his guests dancing about in those glorious clothes of that era. Perhaps there is a woman sitting near the hearth working on her stitching! Beautiful plum puddings aflame with guests gathered around oohing and ahhhing. Much laughter and games and carols being sung outside in the crisp English evening air. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen can be heard as snowflakes drift around the gaslights outside on the street corners as the dancing and festivities continue inside. My dream is to one day celebrate a Christmas in London or a quaint English village. Kevin

DawnM said...

Afternoon tea.

Heritage Hall said...

riding to the hounds on boxing day
Beautiful sampler!

Ruth said...

Tea time

Debbie Bauer said...

Tea time cakes and plum pudding!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Queuing! And being super polite, so if someone bumps into you, you must say sorry even if it's totally their fault.

The best things about traditions is when you marry someone and find that their family traditions are the same as your family's and the hardest thing is when they aren't the same. Which is why three of us have stockings on Christmas morning and my hubby has a sack!

Aileen said...

Heehee...all of the above plus. to use Noel Coward's words:

going 'out in the midday sun'?

Theresa said...

Well, what comes to mind with England
and traditions...if we are talking
about Christmas, I would have to say
(like many have mentioned), Christmas
pudding... Dicken's Christmas carol (and roast goose), Christmas carolling,
mistletoe, and Christmas cards with
robins on them : )

if we are talking about English
traditions other than Christmas,
I would have to say
(again like everyone else), afternoon
teas, and kings and queens and Coronation Day : )

Margotatau said...

Gin and tonic in the garden.

Ann said...

Tea in delicate bone china cups and 17th century band samplers

brod'attitude said...

Tea time and royalty. Very beautiful sampler.

Michele said...

English Cream Teas, Roaring log fires, "A Christmas Carol", Croquet on the lawn and Wimbledon!

~mj~ said...

As a lot of my family is in England there are so many things...Christmas cards with robins on them, tea, gardening, English Christmas carols, carrying umbrellas everywhere, Agatha Christie books, Guy Fawkes day...

H and T said...

For me, an American, an English tradition is an activity that Queen Victoria would have approved of.

Heather

Bhooma said...

The first thing that comes to my mind is tea :)

Marsha said...

The Queen. And tea, of course.

Jane in Wisconsin said...

High tea and scones. Yum!

Julie said...

plum pudding, Charles Dickens, and punting on the Thames!

PoundingSand said...

English tradidions, hmmm? Full British breakfasts; driving on the left side of the road; scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam; wonderful ladies' hats; and Monty Python.

Ruth said...

High tea and scones.

Louise said...

Tea and scones and Christmas pudding!

Gary Parr said...

The patterns and colors in this one are terrific.
Gary