Monday, January 24, 2011

Tea & Cookies


Hello everyone,
      Hope you had a lovely weekend. Winter has really hit here in the last couple of days-it is COLD out there! So,it is a good day to enjoy a hot cup of tea.

I am in a pink mood today.
A cup for you and one for me!

I am showing the bottom of the teacup for you Jan as I couldn't get into your profile and I am not sure if you saw the reply on my blog.
Still loving my tulips!
I had to share this find with you -six handmade crochet valences ,all for six dollars at a new thrift store in town.




Someone also asked for the recipe for these sugar cookies:

2/3 cup of shortening or lard
3/4 cup of white sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 egg
4 teaspoons of milk

2 cups of flour
1 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
1/4 teaspoon of salt

Cream the first two ingredients & then beat in vanilla , egg, &milk.
whisk the dry ingredients together , add to the shortening  or lard mix,
beat until well mixed. Chill for 1 hour. Roll & cut with your favorite cookie cutter.
Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 10 minutes or until lightly brown.
Enjoy!






Thank you so much for all the lovely comments lately-I am sorry I am slow getting back to you but I do appreciate your taking the time to visit and all your kind words.

I am joining once again for Teatime Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage where there are lots of other teas for you to enjoy. Thank you Sandi for hosting this lovely party for the past year.

Take care,
Carolyn

38 comments:

It's me said...

Yes quick a cup of tea before i go to sleep....and yammie may i have one cookie ??? lovely ....so sweet and cosy...thanks darling.....sleep well love Ria....xxx...

Custom Comforts said...

I love pink ~ more and more and more ~ and yours is just beautiful!!!
Cindy

Ann said...

Love the royal albert tea cup! My pink tulips faded and I had to throw them away today...time to get more I guess!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I want that teapot! Love it! It sure looks inviting as cold as it is to have a hot pot of tea and some delicious sugar cookies!~Hugs, Patti

Juule said...

That teapot is just beau-ti-ful!!
I love it..and thanks for the recipy! I ll be cooking this weekend!! yihaa..

Juule

Sandy Garrett said...

Cookies! My downfall. I just can't resist. I love the sweet cup and saucer and what a find on the crochet valances!

Tracy said...

Carolyn, everything looks so pretty and cozy! I love sugar cookies. :)

Suzann said...

You always lift my spirits. Thanks!! Now I want tea and tulips.

Olga said...

Everything is so beautiful, but the teapot is absolutely adorable. I saved your cookie recipe; thank you for sharing it.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Carolyn
Very cold here too, perfect weather for tea.
I like all your pink tea things and the sugar cookies look yummy.
Stay warm.
Judith

Vintage Gal said...

Everything is just pink and perfect ~ very lovely ;-)

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

oh Carolyn.. this is my fave post! all time fave post coz it has two of my fave teacups from Royal Albert ~ Invitation series and Symphony series! they are really beautiful! I finally managed to get all the four colours from the Invitation Series in two types of cup shape ~ Avon & montrose! Now am looking for the Symphony series like yours! Thanks for being my inspiration! Love all your teacups! all so beautiful! the table setting just gorgeous!

The Summer Porch said...

Oh carolyn, this is such a beautiful post very elegant! I really do want to come over for tea and cookies.
It has been bitterly cold here the last few days so hope the tea is good and hot! :)
Have a wonderful week.
Rosemary...

Mari said...

OH CAROLYN~MAY I PLEASE HAVE ONE OF THOSE PRETTY YUMMY COOKIES :)
LOVE YOUR BEAUTIFUL PINK TEA CUPS :)
BEAUTIFUL!!!

XO~MARI

Deanna said...

Carolyn, That is a heck of a deal on the valances!!!
You got a huge bargain. Of course you know this!
Happy for you.


Sugar cookie plez,
d

Pamela said...

Loved seeing all your beautiful pictures. The teacups are amazing. I can never pass up cookies. I'll have to try your recipe. They look amazing in your clear cookie jar. I may need to buy some tulips--maybe remind myself that spring really will come someday!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Carolyn,
The china is lovely. The cookies look yummy!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Carolyn,
My, such a pretty post! You never disappoint. Aren't those pink tulips scrumptious! I think I shall have to go back for more. Your cookies are so pretty and I love the teacup! But my favourite is the teapot; love it! Thank you for joining me for tea and helping me to celebrate my TTT anniversary. I have entered your name twice for the Giveaway. Stay warm, my friend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Cindy said...

What a gorgeous teapot, Carolyn! I love pink tea cups, they are so lovely and the cookies look yummy, I need to do some baking, maybe I'll make those. Have a lovely Tuesday!
Hugs, Cindy

Georgianna said...

Carolyn, this is so refreshing and welcome, with a hint of spring, for this mid winter time. Beautifully presented as always, and the china is marvelous. I hope you are staying cozy and warm this week! – g

marypoppins said...

lovely ....tea e cookies
Mary

Bambi said...

Without a doubt you have the most beautiful blog site and I just love it! Thankyou for the recipe but I wonder if you could share the secret to the pink sugar topping? Terrx

Beverly said...

Carolyn, you always have the prettiest teapots. This one is so lovely. And, heart cookies look as pretty as they must taste.

Raffaella said...

Yes, I take a cup of tea and some cookies.. all with the smell of your tulips...

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

Sitting inside, drinking tea and cookies is the right thing to do when it's cold outside. I always enjoy it. Temperatures are still mild in Holland. I hope it will stay this way. It feels like spring is already on our doorstep :-)!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Lynn said...

Hi Carolyn,
Love the pink tulips. Here in Florida I have not seen the delicate shade of pink, just the darker shades. Beautiful post, very springlike, gentle and pretty.

Kathie said...

I love when you're in your pink moods. I have some pink tulips from superstore on my kitchen table too. A lovely spot of colour in a white world!

I feel a bit like baking so I'm giving you pretty cookies a try.

Thanks Carolyn!

Kathie said...

PS - where's the new thrift store in town?

Susan said...

Dear Carolyn: Yummy, yummy, yummy and pretty, pretty, pretty. Love your blog! Susan

Kathy said...

Lovely cup of tea! The cookies look so sweet :)
I love tulips - wish they bloomed longer - love the shade of pink - and your linens!
Oh, my
Hope you're having a wonderful day,
Kathy

Bohemian said...

What a great score you had on those beautiful Lace valances!

Dawn... The Bohemian

Lounging with a Latte said...

It all looks so inviting. A new thrift shop in town..must be very exciting? Love the pink sugar on those biscuits.

Beth said...

I love that tea cup and teapot - so very pink, feminine and beautiful. Your cookies will go well with your tea. Pretty tulips too - come on, Spring!
Blessings, Beth

Sharon said...

Your blog is absolutely beautiful!
I live in VA and visited Nova Scotia a few years back but didn't make it to PEI. Hope to make it back that way again.

I love the pictures of your china!

Alex aus dem Gwundergarten said...

Thank you for the cup of tea in this cold times :o). What lovely china you've got! And the cookies make my mouth watering.
Have a lovely day
Alex

Rita M said...

What a beautiful teapot and cups, and the six handmade crochet valences are lovely. Thanks for the thea and cookies.
Stay warm :)
Rita

Johanna said...

Hello Carolyn,
you combined different tea cups, one nicer than the next. To say "mismatched" is not right, they match all because they are all rosè (dainty pink). Very nice with the matching tulips and even the cookies have pink sugar - so sweet. I would love to join you in reality.
Greetings, Johanna

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Carolyn! I sooo enjoyed all of your pretties in pink! Beautiful chintz teapot and I love both of the pretty pink teacups! Ohhh my...and the pink tulips...divine! They make me yearn for spring even the more! Thank you for sharing your beautiful pinks with us today...and your yummy sugar cookie recipe!

Warmest wishes,
Chari