Monday, March 14, 2011

Come for Tea!

Hello everyone,
    
       It is tea time again and I am happy to have you visit me again. I have the tea already and we can enjoy the sunshine in our little sunroom.


I am using my creamy white china again .
I found this white tablecloth at a thrift shop last week. It has birds embroidered on each corner and it is edged with tatting.

Sunshine and flowers make my day!
My daughters are taking a cake decorating class so I am hoping they will teach me some of their newly acquired skills. Jen did some practicing at home and shared some with us. She did a great job I think-don't you?


This little stand came from TJMAXX a few years ago. I love the lacy look. I have to admit these cookies are really tempting me!





Close up of the tablecloth- I love the birds on it.

I am loving these tulips and hyacinths.



 Well, it is a lovely afternoon for tea so why not sit a linger a bit as life is too short to always be rushing around-take a break, you deserve it!

I am joining Sandi again for her lovely Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage.

Thank you to all who have left such lovely comments lately and to all those of you who have become new followers. I am so glad to have you all!

Thank you for visiting,

Carolyn

34 comments:

♥♥♥ Maddy ♥♥♥ said...

Sapessi quanto AMO farti visita...
...le tue tovaglie, i tuoi servizi da tavola, i tuoi fiori, è tutto così armonioso e delicato !!!
Sei bravissima...
...e complimenti alle tue figlie per la decorazione delle torte, sono dei veri capolavori !!!

Un abbraccio*

Maddy

Giga said...

Z wielką przyjemnością usiadłabym przy tym stole i wypiła herbatę i ciasteczko tez bym zjadła. Pozdrawiam

Sandy said...

Your Tea Service is beyond amazing... simply beautiful setting!
I'll be there in an hour! Save one of those special heart cookies for me...
Sandy

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Tea at your home with you was such a lovely experience. It was nice to see the sunshine and flowers. Your daughter did a wonderful job on the cookies. Thank you, Connie

Vintage Gal said...

I would love to stop by and have tea with you. The sun room is so inviting and serene. Thank you for the beautiful photos ;-)

Suzann said...

This is truly my favorite of all your china. It is divine!! My daughter has a desire to take a cake decorating class - we're thinking of doing it together this summer! Those cookies are very tempting.

Pamela said...

So dreamy Carolyn!
The cookies are too pretty to eat.
I love your iron chairs and that tablecloth is gorgeous!

Olga said...

This tea setting just gorgeous! Beautiful china, lovely flowers, very pretty tablecloth... And the cookies, those are the most beautiful cookies I've ever seen!

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

HI Carolyn, Oh, tea is lovely. Thank you for letting me stop by for tea ;) :) Those cookies really do look good. I was wishing I was there to enjoy one in person :) :) Your table cloth is lovely with the bird detail. What a great find :) :) Have a great week. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Pamela Gordon said...

So pretty! Those cookies are very tempting, your daughter did a fine job. Pamela

Susan said...

Great photos, as always, Carolyn. Your daughter's cookies look sumptuous and oh, so decorative. Great job! Take care. Susan

Cindy said...

Hi Carolyn,
I can imagine sitting at your pretty table with the sun shining in, smelling the sweet hyacinth and listening to the soft, flute music, so relaxing. The tea is lovely and the china truly a delight...but those cookies! They are a work of art.
Thanks for the invitation, I am having a wonderful time.
Hugs, Cindy

Katy Noelle said...

I think that I've noticed this before in your posts. It seems, to me, like the height of luxury to have gorgeous sunlight and blooming flowers and comfort and tea, when, outside, it is still cold and inhospitable. I do love the sun coming in the windows and the peek outside of bare branches.

Cake decorating lessons sounds so fun! =]

Lavender Cottage said...

Carolyn, tell your daughters their cookies look very professional. When I first saw them, I thought you must have been decorating all night with such fancy icing.
Your tea tablescape is inviting as usual.
Judith

Sonia said...

Just exquisite...I absolutely adore your teapot...been searching for one like it to no avail...so I just love admiring it on your gorgeous tablesettings!! What a wonderful place to share a cup of tea and beautiful handmade cookies with your daughters! Just a delight!

Miss Bloomers

Sarah said...

Gorgeous room, yummy cookies, delicate teatime accoutrements, and definitely a lovely afternoon tea. It's always a treat to visit! ~ Sarah

THE VERANDA HOUSE said...

HI DEAR CAROLYN THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR INVITATION FOR TEA,YOUR DAUGHTER DID A BEAUTIFUL DECORATION ON THE COOKIES,THE TABLE IS SO BEAUTIFUL IN THE SUN ROOM READY FOR TEA,I CAN SMELL THE HAYCINTHS AND THE TULIPS,WHAT A LOVELY DETAIL ON THE TABLE CLOTH A BEAUTIFUL BIRD,I LOVE TEA PARTYS...THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME OVER...HUGS SANDRA

June said...

Oh what a beautiful tea Carolyn! ALways I find respite here in your posts. The cookies are so pretty!

I loved your indoor garden post!!! Just gorgeous. Every one of your pictures are amazing.
sending hugs...

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I took your island photo tour and enjoyed it very much! I'm sure I will visit someday. Your flower shots are hypnotic! So cheery in your sunroom. The cookies are so pretty! I love that sweet little creamer too. And, of course I DO love your new tablecloth! Was it a thrill to find it? I would have done a somersault! Thanks for mentioning it to me and thinking of me! I'm honored.

drommenomenromantiskhage said...

Hi,
what a beautful blog you have! So many amazing photos. :o)
I want to see more, so i have already became one of your many followers.
Hugs from Catharina from Norway.

It's me said...

O yes i come for tea darling......!! have a nice i hope sunny day....love Ria...xxx...

Catherine said...

Such a lovely table! I love your coffee pot. Always such beautiful pictures

KATHY said...

Hi Carolyn, Your table looks so lovely!!I just love all your beautiful flowers.Everything looks just gorgeous.

Kathy

Beverly said...

Carolyn, I believe I would give into temptation and have one of those gorgeous cookies. Although, they are almost too pretty to eat.

Everything looks so pretty. And, those tulips and hyacinths are exquisite.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a pretty tea table, Carolyn! I love the pink flowers with your white china; lovely! Those cookies do look wonderful and I don't think I could resist either. It's always a pleasure to visit you and thank you for joining me for tea. Have a beautiful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

your tablecloth is great..love the birds on it! I also adore your tea pot.

Willow said...

Everything looks so beautiful and inviting. The cookies look so pretty and I bet they are good.

Raffaella said...

I'm coming!!!!!

lenalima said...

Simplesmente maravilhoso seu blog!!!

amei!
abraços!

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Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a beautiful tea post! What gorgeous white elegant pieces!!
The tablecloth is stunning!!

Hugs,
Debbie

The Tablescaper said...

Oh so lovely. So peaceful and inviting. Just beautiful.

- The Tablescaper

Lynn said...

My dear Carolyn, I have long loved your chairs shown on this post. Today featured with all the white china, the white pillows and linen and the lovely Spring flowers, I am just enthralled with the serenity and beauty of this post. Please publish a book with all your wonderful photos. That way I could curl up with a cup of tea and linger at your teas and gardens longer. Blessings.

Lounging with a Latte said...

Your tablescape is beautiful as always. Love the cream set and the photo of the tulips and hyacinths is stunning. I know I'm always in for a treat when I visit your blog.