Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A Spring Tea



I hope you will join me for a cup of tea on this nice spring day. It is overcast but everything is getting so green. I am really looking forward to having tea in the garden but it is a little to early here yet. Well, maybe not to enjoy a cup of tea but a little early for the garden to be filled in enough to make for a great picture!





So,it is a spring tea up in our little sunroom today.



I made some cupcakes for us-not the prettiest ones I have ever seen but I will work on improving that next time! They are tasty though so go ahead and try one.





I love this teapot that I got on our trip to Maine last year.







I found a few of these lacy napkins at a thrift store recently-they are so delicate.











Let's sit and linger for a bit as we have been busy lately and this is my first spring tea for awhile-not that I haven't had lots of cups of tea just not pretty ones!



Today,I am joining in again with Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage Inspirations for Teatime Tuesday .

I hope you will have time to visit Sandi and check out other lovely teas over there.

Thank you for joining me for tea,

Carolyn

37 comments:

Islandsparrow said...

Pretty pretty pink!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn,
Thank you for joining me for Tea Time today; I've got you all linked up. I have missed your gorgeous teas! You know without me telling you, that I love your chintz tea pot! You always manage to find the prettiest ones on your little trips! The lacey napkins are simply lovely! I never see anything like that where I go! You will have to slip me into your hand bag and take me shopping with you one of these days. Hope you have a lovely day, my friend.

Blessings,
Sandi

essemia said...

I would have loved to come and have a cup of tea and some of those cupcakes. Guess there will be some training before they look what we really want them too. At least for me that has never made any, lol. Maybe it was the best place to put the tea. Here it's spring too, but not that warm as we have a chilly cold wind.

Your reading nook looked great. Lovely to have such a place to sit and read.

Hope you enjoy your day.
Love Elzie

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Your posting looks delicious with all that pink. I could use the tea today. It is cool and windy today. Not a day to sit outside. Valerie

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

I've joined in on the tea cup fun today too!
i just have to tell you that I'm drooling jealous of your gorgeous tea pot!!! stunning!

and coffee outside in the garden is something I'm looking forward too!

ciao bella
creative carmelina was here!

It's me said...

I really like to drink a cup of tes with you................Carolyn...........thanks !!!

nannykim said...

Oh I am loving the pale pink cup--mmmmmm.

Martha said...

A very pretty tea indeed -- and the cupcakes look good -- love the pink frosting!

Paula said...

Dear Carolyn, Thank you for sharing your lovely spring tea in your beautiful sun room! I love your pretty tea pot, teacup and saucer, and the beautiful lace napkins! You set such a gorgeous tea table! The cupcakes look very pretty and yummy too! I love the little flowers and the pink icing! You always inspire me and share such loveliness! Have a wonderful day! Love, Paula

Kom Achterom said...

Ooh i love it to drink a cup of tea with you.
have a verry nice week
Yolanda

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Carolyn,
Your tea is delightful and your tea pot is lovely! I am in love with your ready nook! In our new home we have a small little nook area in the master bedroom and I had been thinking of making it a reading area, and now for sure I am going to do it...
You have made up my mind for me.
Its just beautiful and yes toile would be wonderful on one side.
I enjoyed catching up with you.
Big hugs, Elizabeth

Southern Touch Catering said...

Oh, I did enjoy this tea. It's always such a pleasure to visit.

A Garden of Threads said...

Your cupcakes look delicious and the chintz tea pot is beautiful. Tea on the sunporch would be lovely, thank you for sharing. I hope you have a wonderful day and take care.

Susan said...

Your Maine teapot is just gorgeous, Carolyn. And the cupcake look yummified! The little flower on it even comes with dew drops. Great job! Sincerely, Susan

CIELO said...

Oh dear Carolyn, I just came up with the idea of a tea party with you in mind... ;) I so hope you would participate... come see!

Hugs

Cielo

KATHY said...

Hi Carolyn, looks so pretty! Great lace napkins! I just love your sunroom....Kathy

Carol said...

I don't drink tea but your little soiree looks delightful.

Shelia said...

Hi Carolyn! I'm so glad you're back and look at this beautiful post! I love your lovely tea setting! The tea pot is so beautiful and the pink cup is just perfect! The lacy napkin is so pretty. Wish I could find some of these. Now I would love to sit with you and have tea and I think your cupcakes look delicious.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Beansieleigh said...

Everything looks beautiful Carolyn! LOVE your teapot, and the very pretty lace napkins.. and I thought the cupcakes looked perfect! Enjoy your evening! ~tina

Deanna said...

Dear Carolyn, I had a lovely time having Tea with you and the cupcakes are delicious. I really think the delicate light pink cup is gorgeous. Absolutely a delight.

I had Tea today as well. Chocolates at my place on the Prairie. Plez come by sometime. I think you're going to like the blue skies and sunshine.

d from HomeHaven

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Love the chintz teapot....the little cakes look delicious too!
~Patti

Debbie said...

Oh so pretty!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

oh dear Carolyn, this is a very heartwarming tea time! love the setting.. very comfy, warm and romantic!

June said...

Carolyn, your pictures are always a treat to see. These are beautiful! Your sunroom would be such a great place to hang out while watching the rain come down. We are getting some much needed rain too.
I love your new reading nook. What a pretty place to nap as well.
hugs

Georgianna said...

How lovely and gracious and such a treat! I dream of a sunroom for our house. It's possible, just need to make it a priority project. This helps in the inspiration aspect of it – thank you so much! – g

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Carolyn, Your images are so beautiful and romantic. I just love that beautiful pink tea cup! Your lovely pink cupcakes look yummy and with the pretty purple flowers they are little works of art!
Yvonne

Fluitenkruid said...

Lovely colors, getting happy while reading :-)

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a delightful post today! Everything looked so beautiful especially those lacy napkins!
I also scrolled down to check out your reading nook and I am t otally in love with it! It is a space to die for!
Debbie

DesignTies said...

What a pretty tea setting!! I think your cupcake looks yummy, and love how you decorated it with the little purple flowers :-)

It won't be long till you'll be sipping tea out on the porch and enjoying your beautiful gardens :-)

Kelly

Katy Noelle said...

This post has such a wonderful feeling. I think it's elegant loveliness flavored with sweetness and light. Yum! Thank you for having me over for tea!

Love, Katy Noelle

Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

Thank you Carolyn for visiting my blog, I am really honoured that you've found my blog nice since I so love the way you write and the pictures you post!See you soon,Francesca

Mia said...

Ms. Carolyn, this is a lovely post!
I'd love for you to stop by my blog when you have a chance.... :)


--Miss Mia

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

I wish I coul have tea in your sunroom for real!!! I would love to see your garden waking up and all your pretty china! The teapot you brought from Main is beautiful! Such a good buy. Like you I can never resist a pastel coloured floral teapot :-)!

Have a lovely evening!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Monica@The White Bench said...

Oooh so neat Carolyn! I'd love to taste one of those cupcakes... I missed your 'nook' post... just AMAZING!
Many thanks for your sweet comment, I really needed positive energy today!
Hugs,
Monicax.

GardenofDaisies said...

What a beautiful teapot! Everything looks so lovely!

rosechicfriends said...

Hi Carolyn,
Your Tea is just lovely. Also I loved strolling through your wonderful fireplace makeover...just dreamy!
Blessings...Lorena

Sarah said...

Always a delight to stop by here for a visit. Your spring tea is beautifully set. Love your little chintz tea pot. All the best to you! ~ Sarah