Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Winter White Tea

Hello everyone,
      I am happy you stopped by today for my winter white tea. I think I mentioned that I was decorating our little 'cottage' for the fast approaching Christmas season. Since our home is on a Christmas house tour December 10th I thought touring our little garden cottage turned Christmas Cottage would be a little extra bonus.So, I spent most of the day decorating it yesterday and then had fun taking some photos of it today-just for you. I will share several photos of it over the next few days. Today, you will get a hint of what style I have gone with this year. 
I love this old teacup with the angels on it so I dressed it up with it's own little Christmas tree.

I like to play around a little adding different props to see which one I like the best.I think the little snowman adds a nice touch to a winter white tea.
Curl up on the bed and enjoy your tea.




It was warm but rainy here today so I had a harder time getting enough light for my pics but warm sunshine is promised for tomorrow so I will be out there enjoying some winter white tea again . I will be doing a few more posts on 'winter whites ' over the next few days so I hope you will come back to visit!

Today I am joining Faded Charm for White Wednesday and Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage.

Thank you for visiting,

Carolyn

31 comments:

Katy Noelle said...

Oh, Carolyn! Shiver and sigh....it's just so happy! So beautiful! You have so much fun and I'm so grateful that you share it with us. It's wonderful inspiration - always! =]

Hugs, lovely lady friend!

Katy Noelle xxo

Gini said...

Beautiful!

FinsFan said...

So super pretty! You are so talented Carolyn - your blog makes us smile always oxox

debi huntsman said...

Your photos are so dreamy! I just want to curl up on that bed, and wrap my hands around a nice not cup of tea.

KATHY said...

Hi Carolyn, your pictures are so beautiful!! I love your cottage.It's so pretty decorated for christmas.

Kathy

Zaa said...

OMG Such a beautiful setting ..i wish I could attend the tour... Is it open to the public... I have my mother here and she'd love to visit...Hugs

Cindy said...

Oh Carolyn, this is so, so beautiful! It looks so peaceful...wish I could curl up on the bed and drift off...thanks for sharing.
Cindy

Linda said...

Dreamy, Carolyn! I'm glad it was warm for you decorating the cottage yesterday. It makes it all the better, doesn't it? Your tree reflected in the mirror looks ethereal - I can't wait to see what else is in store...Isn't it exciting getting ready for the holidays?! Where has this year flown?

Guests of your Holiday Homes Tour are going to love it, and it's for such a good cause. The Muscular Dystrophy Assn. will very much appreciate all your efforts, too, I'm sure.

Did you know today is National Philanthropy Day? I had never heard of it until this evening - when I arrived home from a long day at the office, there was a beautiful card and a yummy box of chocolates from the CBCF re Pink Days. How nice it was of them to think of me! It was just the lift I needed. :-)

I heard Bill Clinton speak a few years ago when he was on tour here, and I will always remember something he said then...To paraphrase, we may think that because we are just one person, we cannot make a difference, but we really can! Each one of us doing just one small thing, whatever that might be, adds up to something big! I'm sure he said it much more eloquently, but you get what I mean...

Good luck with your fundraiser tour on December 10th. I wish I could be there, but I'll be busy with a little something. Haha Please remind me to keep my camera on hand... :-) I hope all is well.

Wishing you beautiful days ahead,

Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn
I like the shades of white and cream together creating a dream-like tea for us.
Judith

Vintage Home said...

All those creamy & snow whites are wonderful together!
I feel I could climb right into bed and enjoy!
Have a blast on your Home Tour. We have been on 2 and it is a blast!

Deb said...

I love the combination of creme and white and you certainly used it beautifully here. It draws you right in. So calming. Thanks for sharing and I would love a cup of tea from that beautiful cup. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x4

Susan said...

Ahhhhhh, ethereal, Carolyn. The little tree in the angel cup? Heavenly. Thanks for sharing. Susan

Angela said...

So beautiful. I think I like the little votive candle holder the best. It's glow is just so sweet.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, Carolyn, this is simply dreamy! Such a serene tea post. Your little cottage is stunning and I look forward to seeing it on the 10th. Thanks for joining me for tea today and have a wonderful week.

Blessings,
Sandi

A Garden of Threads said...

Oh Carolyn an lovely tea setting. I do think the snowman is perfect, they are so jolly little fellows. It is too bad I live so far away, the tour would be wonderful. I hope you enjoy the rest of the week:)

Sheila said...

I'm guessing your theme will be a Winter Wonderland and you'll be singing along with Bing as you decorate..."I'm dreaming of a White Christmas"...am I right? Have fun decorating Carolyn!

Bente said...

Hi Carolyn.
Gorgeous photos as always. Love it

Have a beautiful day

Hugs Bente

Happy@Home said...

Your post has started my day on a most beautiful note. As I sit here sipping my morning coffee and scrolling through your gorgeous photos, I can't help but think about how lucky the people who attend your house tour will be to see this "in person". Thank you for also allowing us to share. The little snowman is darling.

The Summer Porch said...

Good Morning Carolyn,
This is one tour I would love to be on. Talk about Christmas magic. It's so beautiful. Along with all the beauty, the heartshaped cookie was a very nice visual!!!
Hugs Rosemary...xx

sabrymagic said...

And 'beautiful .....
I can have tea with you ?:))))))
Too bad the distance :))))))
The white really like me .....
compliments
kisses
Sabry!

Bella Vista said...

Utterly gorgeous, Carolyn. Such a soothing post to the spirit as well as the eyes.

Barb

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Diana (Apple pie, love for details) said...

here in Rome we have a good sun, but I would like to have a white tea with you!

Diana

Carol said...

Lovely Carolyn . . . so peaceful and with the promise of warmth coating the throat and imagination. Even absent the sun your photos are enchanting as are the many precious details. Enjoy the season. I dream of seeing something special reflecting in your new pond. ;>) Carol

La casa con encanto said...

Beautiful pics! I discover your Blog, it's very nice! I follow you!

kisses,

Cristina

Pamela Gordon said...

It looks like a winter white theme for Christmas this year. I love winter white as it's soft, comforting and natural and you can add bits of colour to it. I noticed the pretty filigree votive holder on the tray - very pretty. Blessings, Pamela

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Your photos today look magically and very Christmasy. Can't wait to see the rest. V

AshTreeCottage said...

So beautiful Carolyn!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Camille said...

I love the little winter white teapot and teacup with the angels. All so lovely ~

achter-de-linden said...

ooohh Carolyne,
i can't stop looking at your blog with very nice pictures! It's very misty here in Holland/the Netherlands so i don't do anything but looking at your blog today...
nice day!
greetings Heidi

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