Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Fireside Tea

Good evening,
    I have been a bit absent lately as there is lots to do right now but I am sure you will forgive me because you have probably been too busy to notice! I hope you are all enjoying all the hustle and bustle???
 Anyway, I hope you will enjoy slowing down for a bit and joining me for a fireside tea.

  It is lovely to enjoy a cup of tea by the fireside on a long winter's night.

 I have some Christmas goodies for us too.
I have the mantel decorated mainly with fresh greenery and winterberries.


So romantic!



Well, I hope you don't have to rush off because I am enjoying your company and there is lots more tea!

I am joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday again- there is lots to enjoy there!

Thank you for joining me for tea!

Carolyn

49 comments:

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

Just beautiful! Love your fireplace! judy

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Carolyn...

My friend,I would love to join you for a little fireside tea! Wished I lived closer! Well dear lady, your home looks absolutley gorgeous all dressed up for Christmas. With all of your little Christmas lights aglow...it just looks magical! I love how you decorated your mantel...the fresh greenery and winterberries are sooo pretty!

You set a lovely tea, my friend...and I also enjoyed getting to see a few photos of you! You are such a pretty lady, Carolyn! Thank you so much for this special tea...it was simply delightful!

Warmest Christmas wishes to you and your sweet family!

Chari @Happy To Design

Mari said...

HELLO,

OHHH MY HOW BEAUTIFUL EVERYTHING LOOKS, AND SOOO RELAXING TOO!!!

HAVE A GREAT HOLIDAY :)
XO~MARI

shirley said...

What a lovely place to spend tea time. I love the fireplace decorations and you captured the lighting so nicely!
Nice slippers!
Merry Christmas,
Shirley and Cupid...

KATHY said...

Hi Carolyn, You look so cozy sitting by the fire!Everything looks beautiful.

Kathy

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady I'm happy I follower your lovely Blog. I love your Beautiful room for the Christmas Holiday ~~~ and the picture of you by the fireplace home sweet home. ~~~I would love for you to come see my Tablescapes for this week, next week Im putting on my CHRISTMAS TABLE on.
I hope you have a Great Evening and Thanks for your lovely post.
Diane

Julie (Legacy Crafter) said...

so beautiful, and you look so comfortable! Great mirror and absolutely stunning Christmas decor

Pattie said...

Move over, sweetie, I'm commin' in! My, how beautiful everything looks! I love those trees on each side of the fireplace! Just gorgeous!
Thanks, I really needed this.

Donnie said...

It looks like you're sitting inside a lovely Fairytale. Just beautiful.

fatim said...

Hi, I'm from Malaysia and new here at your site and I really love it ...and Christmas too! I love your fireplace. It's really beautiful...

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

Oh Carolyn, can I come over please! We have temps in the 30's and your fire looks deliciously cozy!

Abby:)

Shirley said...

This looks so peaceful and beautiful. I love the way you decorated with mostly white. Just beautiful.

Garden Girl said...

What a lovely way to spend an evening! Everything is just enchanting!

Mumzie said...

Oh My!!!! I love your fireplace and decorations, absolutely gorgeous. So romantic and cozy for Christmas. I want to come visit. Yvonne

Gypsy Heart said...

I just found your blog and am so glad! The photos are gorgeous and yes, a very romantic & peaceful setting. Thanks so much for sharing.

I hope you have a happy and blessed holiday season!
Pat

Mariette said...

Dearest Carolyn,

Great idea after a hectic day of driving back and forth to Atlanta. Look forward to the lengthening of our days again...
But I will sit with you for a while, just to warm up! It is soothing to sit with dim lights and no worries; just a romantic evening.

Lots of love,

Mariette's Back to Basics

Shelia said...

Hi Carolyn! Oh, how beautiful! What a lovely fireplace and your decorated everything in your most wonderful style. I see my sweet friend sitting there getting all calm and collected! :) Lovely post.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn
After a busy day I would love to plop myself down in the chair beside you for tea. :-)
You look so comfy with your feet up and a cozy fire burning - life is good.
Judith

One Shabby Old House said...

I loved the idea of the fireside tea as well as the idea of putting my feet up and enjoying some down time. What a beautiful and Busy time of year. Enjoy that beautiful fire for me!
Have a Merry Christmas.
Hugs
Becky

Cabin and Cottage said...

This is such a beautiful room, Carolyn! I love the double trees, the greens, and white lights. Good to see YOU too! Jacqueline

Suzanne said...

It looks so cozy and beautiful,
As if you stepped right out of a book!
Suzanne

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Wow does that ever look like a wonderful, relaxing time!Everything is so pretty.

Carol said...

Romantic, cozy and alluring Carolyn! I always want to walk into each of your photos. You create the most lovely and magical environments. Perfection! Happy holiday bustling.

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Your house looks absolutely gorgeous! Wow ♥

Rowan said...

How lovely to have an open fire - your fireside loooks so inviting.

Jackie said...

Morning Carolyn

Wonderful afternoon tea by the fireside. So many wonderful photographs that would make super Christmas cards!! Your house is so inviting as I am sure you and H are when you have visitors.

Do you not have the comment field set up on the other blog?

Have a lovely weekend, Jackie in Surrey, UK.

✿ Hélène Flont ✿ said...

It's just perfect! so cosy!!

!!✿◕ ‿ ◕✿

Pétales de fées said...

C'est une maison de rêve que tu as là ! Tout est si doux, en harmonie parfaite... je me joins à toi avec grand plaisir pour ce thé au coin du feu !
Je t'embrasse !

Marja Visscher said...

Dag Carolyn,
Wat een gezellige, maar vooral romantische foto's. Ik wil je ook even vertellen dat ik een blog heb geopend over de kunstenaar Carl Larsson. je moet maar eens kijken op:
www.carllarssonlevenenwerken.blogspot.com
Geniet van het mooie leven, de sneeuw, de warmte en de romantiek!
Lieve groet, Marja

erin said...

i'll be right over! that looks so beautiful AND cozy!! what is it about a warm fire that draws people to it? the warmth, the smell, the crackle, the glow? your room looks so lovely with your pretty decorations and you, my dear, look lovely sitting there.
enjoy you tea,
erin

The Tablescaper said...

Oh Carolyn, you make me stop for a moment and pause. It's such a crazy busy time and I know I sometimes fail to stop long enough to take it all in. Thanks for reminding us. Is that you in the photo?

- The Tablescaper

La Table De Nana said...

You are so creative.. I can see your husband taking your photo:)

You put so much of yourself into your blog..It's a jewel.

Love the trees by the fireplace..and the mirror.. and you looking so happy healthy and serene.. A beautiful life..

Happy holidays Carolyn.

Raffaella said...

Hi Carolyn.. your fireplace is so romantic... but... it's you in the photo right in front of fireplace?...

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Carolyn, there is nothing prettier than tiny white lights and greenery on a mantle! It was nice to see you put up your feet for a minute!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Carolyn, Your home and Christmas decorations are beautiful! What a gorgeous mantel. I am now your newest follower.
Happy Holidays,
Sherry

Marysol said...

If these dreamy images fail to kick the holiday spirit, within us, into high gear, I don't know what will.

Happy Holidays to you!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

A PERFECTly wonderful fireside tea :)

Merry CHRISTmas!
Gail

AshTreeCottage said...

Oh Carolyn ~ everything is perfectly charming!!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Georgianna said...

Carolyn, this is so inviting, cozy and festive! A perfect fireside tea. Wishing you a lovely weekend. – g

sweetbay said...

Your fireside scene is so lovely. Looks very cozy and warm too!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Beautifully romantic and cozy..
Happy Holidays! hugs ~lynne~

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Carolyn,
Just beautiful!!

I can feel the warmth of the fireplace....
Merry Christmas!

Debbie

Carey said...

Hello,
Your blog is beautiful. I would love to sit by your fireplace. It is just so warm and inviting. Happy Holidays,
Carey

June said...

I know I always say this, but I feel like I have just been leafing through one of my Christmas issues of 'Victoria'. Your pictures are so beautiful and the atmosphere that your home exudes is so warm.
I have been loving your Christmas blog. Your holiday decor is so lovely. I love the mantel with all the greenery and your urns filled with berries.
Wishing you a wonderful Christmas Carolyn!

Susan said...

Hello Carolyn...Enjoyed the tea and chat by the fireside. Thank you so much.

Your home looks like out of the pages of Victoria Magazine. Ahhhh, sooooo lovely. Susan

food for thought said...

to me this is what dreams are made of... honestly can it be anymore gorgeous and serene. you drink in all lifes beauty. i have been looking over all your christmas posts, breath taking, soothing, calming, all the joy of the year is here~

Entertaining Women said...

Thanks for the invitation to sit by your beautiful fireside and sip a lovely cup of tea. I think that I'll go brew a cup of my current favorite right now...French Caramel Creme Brule by Teaoli...pure luxury in a cup. Merry Christmas! Cherry Kay

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Rachel said...

Your house is so beautiful. I only dream of having a place like that...the Christmas decor is my absolute ideal. So amazingly gorgeous.. :)