Monday, March 28, 2011

Tea Time

Hello everyone!
      Come in and have a cup of tea on this sunny but cool day. I am using my old china tea pot and tea cups that I got at Reid House antiques a couple of years ago. The teapot is large so we can enjoy a lot of tea!
     

The cups and saucers are a different pattern but they do go very well together.
I am really looking forward to the summer shops like Reid HouseAntiques and restaurants opening up again usually sometime in May when the weather is warmer.





This birdcage came from TJMAXX in Maine.
Some lovely hyacinths from our local Vanco growers.
.Well, that is my humble tea for Sandi's Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage. You will enjoy lots more lovely teas there. Thank you Sandi for hosting again!

 Now, I mentioned yesterday about our wood pellet stove not working so we had the repair man out today and it needs more expensive parts put on it again so it can't be fixed for a few days. We have had a lot of problems with this Enviro Empress wood pellet stove and I have heard many others have as well so I just wanted to mention this in case any of you are thinking of buying one. I know there are other brands that do work well  just not the Empress.

Thankfully, the rest of the week the temperature is creeping up outdoors so our kitchen should be warmer even without the stove and I will be able to bake you something for our next tea!

Thank you for visiting me,

Carolyn



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36 comments:

It's me said...

Hello Carolyn...i like to drink a cup of tea with you before i go to sleep......nice !!...have a great week .......love Ria....xxx...

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

such a pretty blue and a unusual pattern.

Hélène Flont ✿Fine Art said...

What a delicacy in tones of blue associate with the mauve hyacinth . ✿◕ ‿ ◕✿

Raffaella said...

Here in Italy is too late... it's time to sleep... but I would like to be there to take a cup of tea!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

The china may not match but you have matched the colouring so beautifully. A very pretty colour. V

Maggie Ann said...

What a lovely teatable and the hyacinths add the perfect springtime touch. They are beautiful. I hope your pellet stove is up and running soon.

Terry said...

Love me so blue and white for sure!

♥♥♥ Maddy ♥♥♥ said...

Ciao Carolyn !
Un servizio da the' spendido...molto raffinato.

Un bacio!

Maddy

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn,
Your blue and white tea is lovely! The teacups look wonderful with the teapot. I like mismatched as I find it so charming. You always find the nicest pieces at Reids! I am not there often enough I guess to find anything quite that exciting.
I'm looking forward to the shops and tea rooms opening too. I especially enjoy the PEI Preserve Co.
Sorry to hear you're having problems with your stove. Hopefully they will get it fixed for you soon. It's a bit chilly these days without the fire! Thanks for joining me again for Tea Time. It's always a pleasure to have you!

Blessings,
Sandi

Vintage Gal said...

Once again a lovely tea table. I just love your china. I would love to have tea with you and the hyacinths are just beautiful ;-)

yvettesblogs.com said...

Just beautiful, such soft colours and a calming atmosphere! I heART it! yvette@twistedvines

Willow said...

Your tea set looks so pretty as does everything else. Have a nice week.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Carolyn, your teaset is so unique. I've never seen this beautiful pattern. hugs ~lynne~

Suzann said...

Whoa! I'm just in love with the colors and those cups are to die for!!!

Sandi (Meme) said...

So very pretty! I had to go back and look - it was hard to see the mis in the match with the cups! Thanks for sharing. Sandi

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn
The teapot and cups are so close they look very nice together.
Almost April and we can anticipate some real spring-like weather.
Judith

Millie said...

Love those blue and white teacups! ...and the birdhouse...and the sweet hyacinths!

Pamela Gordon said...

What pretty dishes! Do you know the pattern or are they unmarked. Sorry your pellet stove is on the fritz and hopefully it will warm up enough that you won't miss it. :-) Pamela

Denise Auras said...

SIMPLESMENTE LINDO!!!!ESTE BLOG É UMA INSPIRAÇÃO!!!!!Beijos!!!!

agnicy said...

Just PERFECT !!!! Ag

Mariña " La Marquesa" said...

UAU! your pictures are so amazing!!!! and lovely liek the tea tables and your is sucha great thing :D

♥ Miss Tea said...

I'm in love with your tea set! what a gorgeous color!! i absolutely love them, i also adore the birdcage, so shabby chic! Have a great day!

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katia said...

Un the da sogno! Che meraviglia! Complimenti! Ciao. Katia.

The Tablescaper said...

Hello Carolyn:

I love this teapot. The blue is so serene and your cups go so well.

- The Tablescaper

Beverly said...

I hope you are staying cozy and warm. We had quite a few warm days here, but now it is cold again. I hope it doesn't kill all of the blooms.

The patterns on your teapot and teacups are so pretty.

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Carolyn, Lovely teacups and teapot. A cup of tea would be great with a sugar cookie. Take care.

The Summer Porch said...

I love anything with blue. Really inviting so yes, I will have a cup of tea with you. I was going to ask where you purchased the birdcage as it caught my eye right away. :)
I'm glad your weather is improving and antiquing is a short dream away. :)
Have a wonderful Tuesday,
Rosemary...XX

Ana said...

Hi Ms. Carolyn,
It was so very nice to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by for a visit...Oh and thank you so very much for the tea :-) Your tea set is just precious. I truly did enjoy my teatime here with you. Have a wonderful day.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

Alex aus dem Gwundergarten said...

Hi Carolyn
What a lovely birdcage. I'm looking for such a thing since ages.
Have a nice and hopefully warm day!
Alex

Gilda - Sweet sweet home said...

With a good gladly accept you! Go to visit you is always a pleasure. If you would not notice you did, I would not have noticed that the teapot was different from the cups. Are so similar, the color is identical. Your cage is delicious, but I'm looking for a cage, but I would like all metal. Have a wonderful evening. kisses.Gilda

Victorian1885 said...

Good afternoon Carolyn
Your china is exquisite! I have never seen either of these patterns before. We have decided to head to Victoria on the West coast in April so our next trip to PEI will have to wait until next year. I would love to sit down and enjoy a cup of tea with you...maybe next year in person! Have a great week and thank you for sharing your lovely home with all of us!

Wanda

southernhomesweethome said...

Carolyn I love the china. I would never have known the cup and saucers did not go together, they blend beautiful. Lovely linens also

Sheila said...

Enjoy your "Lavender Blue" afternoon tea. I love the way you've stacked the teacups in your mosaic. Glad to hear it's warming up!

Monica@The White Bench said...

My oh my! Fabulous color and vignettes!
Monicaxx

Lynn said...

Carolyn, I know I am running very late for tea this week. Has been very hectic week, so I am delighted that your tea table today is very soothing, and yet refreshing. Lovely unusual blue pattern, complimented perfectly by the large tea pot and beautiful, soft hyacinths. Blessings