Tuesday, May 11, 2010


I learned this morning that there is a village in central Scotland (northeast of Perth) that is named Scone.  It was the coronation site of Scottish kings until 1651.  There is also The Stone of Scone (Stone of Destiny) that served as a throne during the coronation rites.  It was taken to England by Edward I in 1296 and kept in Westminster Abbey.  The Stone of Scone was returned to Scotland in November of 1996.

Stone of Scone Coronation Chair

I like to pronounce the word scone like they do in Scotland.  The scone is my favorite part of the tea tray and in my opinion, must be offered in any establishment that calls itself a tea room.  If you would like some great scone recipes look here.

scones with jam and cream

This calls for a little more investigation, but right now I’m off to my quilting bee this morning to finish sewing my tropical fabric purse.  The one that was supposed to be finished before my cruise, but was put aside due to sewing machine malfunction.  Or, more specifically, machine malfunction due to operator error.  Hint:  always check that you are not using an incompatible thread type.  If all goes well, I’ll post a picture of the finished project soon.


Angela McRae said...

What a mouthwateringly good photo! And I look forward to seeing your purse. Having seen your other work, I know it will be fabulous!

Marilyn said...

Have fun quilting. Love the picture of scones. Yummm! I finished off what I had in my freezer yesterday; so now I must make some more.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Is it "SCON" then? My daughter and I have said it that way since our trip to Victoria...our waitress said it that way....Wonder what a Scottish lady would be doing working in a British Inn? We love 'em around here....we're the home of the Famous Fisher Scones. :-)


Shelia said...

Oh, this looks so good! I love scones too!
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Susan said...

I did not know that scone story ! great scone history !

Linda J. said...

Love the scones photo.

You need to schedule another cruise so you use your purse. Don't you love how the female mind works.

Val said...

Oh, those look so good! When my husband and I traveled to England we has wonderful, scrumptious scones every day....I bet they are even better in Scotland. Perhaps someday we'll get to go back and see!

Steph said...

That last photo is, as Angela says, mouthwatering!!!

Duchess of Tea said...

Hello darling popped in to let you know I treasure our friendship and to thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and for the heartfelt comments you leave behind even when I am unable to return the visit, you are a gem of a friend. I pray to have the opportunity to meet you in person one day my friend.

Take care my darling
Love & Hugs

Catherine said...

Hi there, found your blog via Marilyn, and see you are a serious tea person too! I love it, and have a few posts on tea and teapots, and scones too (like you!) and I have added you to my follow list, I hope you visit and follow my blog if you like it. Thanks! your bag looks wonderful, I love sewing too but haven't done anything like this quilted bag. Looks complicated and wonderfully finished. By the way, how do the Scottish pronounce Scone? We say scoan,rhymes with moan, not scon. I know some say scon rhyming with on.
All the best, Catherine.

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