Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Fireside Afternoon Tea


Hello everyone,
    It is a wintry day here with schools closed for the day because of drifting snow so it is a good day to have a cup of tea by the fireside.
I love the Royal Albert  Rose Cameo Peach teacup that I bought at Winner's and it blends well with the Wild Rose china by Skye McGhie.





This tea is the best green tea I have ever had. Thank you ,Janice! It was a gift from one of my tea party friends last week.




Have a piece of raspberry lemon cream cake.


  Well. my husband is out shoveling again and our son in law is stuck on ice and needs some help so I am thinking of the sign outside a local church that says 'whoever is praying for snow please STOP ! I have to agree enough already!!!
I am joining in with Sandi for teatime Tuesday again at Rose Chintz Cottage. Lots of lovely teas again for you to enjoy-Thank you Sandi for hosting.
Thank you for stopping by for tea with me today,

Carolyn


40 comments:

Vintage Gal said...

Good morning ~ the tea and raspberry cream cake look yummy ~ the tea cups are beautiful. Lovely, cozy table by the fireside. Have a wonderful day

seijastiina said...

Wonderful dishes and catering is delicious.
Beuatiful ♥

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Hello Carolyn, Beautiful setting,
and I love the color of those dishes. The rasberry cream cake looks delicious.

Warmest Blessings
~*~Wendy~*~

Rosetta said...

Dolce,dolce questo momento del thè!!!Saluti,Rosetta

Liz said...

Everything looks so cosy and warm and the cake looks wonderful!
Liz

Marie Arden said...

More pretty china I love it socozy looking. That lacey cakeplate is so unique too.I envy all your cupboards and storage I desperately need more storage.
Marie Arden Pink Living

Bruce Barone said...

Beautiful images!!!

And a church near us here in Western Massachusetts has that same saying outside!

The Summer Porch said...

Now this is such a tease! How can I look at something so inviting with such beauty and leave hmmmm? :) I love anything with raspberry.
Enjoy this wintry day,
Rosemary...X

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Beautiful tea in a lovely setting. Love the cake plate and the cake looks delicious. ~~Sherry~~

Shelia said...

Hi Carolyn! There you go again - look at this most beautiful post! I love your tea cup! It's gorgeous and I thought it was the same pattern as your dish! Perfect! You never disappoint but have the most beautiful posts!
Thanks so much for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Tretswelt said...

Ola Carolyn,
quando vejo suas postagens fico imaginando se eu estivesse la com vc.Que delicia,que encanto...Uma linda semana te desejo.Beijos.Luciene.

Kathy said...

Oh my Carolyn, this is so lovely and your cake sounds marvelous - I felt myself relaxing just looking at your setting! Hope you're having a wonderful day!
kathy

Georgianna said...

Beautiful and cozy, Carolyn! Perfect for today as we are having some wintery weather, too. That tin the roses are in is luscious! I'm always on the look out for something like that but don't find many.

Wishing you a really wonderful new week. Thank you as always for this lovely interlude! – g

Sall's Country Life said...

Oh how cozy and warm, could you deliver me a cup of tea and some fire wood please!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Such beautiful chintz china! What a refuge your wonderful home is. Lovely photos to start out the day!

It's me said...

Always a party to drink tea with you darling.......lovely day ....love Ria...xxx...

once in a blue moon said...

it is ALWAYS faery tale happy here, i adore the joy you share~

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

With the fire going, the scrumptous looking cake and a cup of tea it all looks so cozy and inviting. Hope the snow does stop soon.

Heirlooms For You said...

Everything is so pretty. i enjoyed the visit. Carol

Beverly said...

Carolyn, you have created a beautiful and delicious way to find comfort from the cold.

And, Raspberry Lemon Cream Cake! Yum!

Pamela Gordon said...

I love your beautiful china in this tea post and I could just jump in the picture and join you for a cup and a piece of your delicious looking cake! I agree with what the church sign says lol. We have so much ice here now after last Friday's freezing rain that it makes driveways and walking very dangerous. Keep warm and cozy by your fire. Blessings, Pam

my cup of tea said...

So beautiful!!! Oh and the cake...YUMMY! Wish I has some right now!
Happy Tea-day!
~Donna~

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Another lovely tea setting, Carolyn! Your china is so very pretty and of course, I love Skye McGhie! It all looks so inviting on this cold blustery day!
My hubby just got home from work and now he's out shoveling. Must put on the tea and fix something for him to eat while I get supper ready.
Will this snow never come to an end? I don't think I've seen a bank as high as the one we have out on our front step right now. Spring can't come quick enough!
Thank you for your lovely post. It is always a pleasure to visit you.

Blessings,
Sandi

Raffaella said...

Delicious tea time!

Olga said...

As always, everything is sooo beautiful and inspiring!

A Garden of Threads said...

Beautiful tea setting Carolyn. The raspberry cream cake looks sooo good. hugs, Jen.

Lavender Cottage said...

Tea by the fire would be lovely and a piece of your cake for sure.
Everything is so inviting Carolyn, love joining you for tea each week.
Judith

Laura @ The Shabby Rabbit said...

I visited you this afternoon after a very very stressful hard day and I can not tell you how peaceful I felt looking over this Afternoon Tea and the peaceful music! Loved it all and thank you! :)

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

HI Carolyn, oh goodness, you can send some of that snow over here. We haven't any this winter...at least not in town where I live :( Your tea looks fabulous...the tea, the cake, the dishes. I've discovered that Prince Albert, Royal Albert etc are my favorite china patterns. Fit my style perfectly :) :) Have a lovely tea. Thanks for inviting to share this with you today. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Shirley said...

Dear Carolyn,
What a lovely setting for tea. I love your beautiful tea cup, and I think that flavor tea is becoming very popular. I am starting to see more of it in the tea rooms I'm visiting. Guess I need to give it a try!
If your weather get's better so won't ours! Hurry! We need warmth!
~Shirley

Sharing Shadymont said...

Such a lovely table! Would love to join you for tea!

Blessings,
Kathy

podso said...

The photos are so good I feel like I am part of the scene. I could almost drink that tea! So lovely!

Theresa said...

Just found your blog and I love it! One day I will visit your island.But for now, I'll enjoy it through your beautiful blog.

Tina said...

Hi Carolyn
How wonderful this tea!
Even with so much heat, gave me a longing to have tea.
As always, lovely pictures!
hugs
Tina (SONHAR E REALIZAR)

Karen said...

I love everything I see! I so want the recipe for that cake. Lemon and raspberry are two of my favorite things. And the china is just lovely! A veritable feast for the eyes...
Thank you for the escape!

Hélène Flont ✿Fine Art said...

Wonderful tea time. Love especially the little bird near the tea box, so cute!!

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Hélène Glehen said...

Just enchanting, Carolyn !

Suzann said...

Everything always looks more delicious in your home.

CIELO said...

Wonderful... and can I have some of that yummy looking cake? ;)

cielo

Alex aus dem Gwundergarten said...

What a lovely teatime! And the cake looks so delicious...mjammii! I especially love the plate of the cake, that's gorgeous.
I hope it will stop snowing soon in your part of the world as well as in my part. We were hoping for spring too, but since last Weekend Winter is back :o(. Let's stay patient...and drinking tea until better times arrive.
Kind regards
Alex