Thursday, January 26, 2012

Aqua Blue Lunch

Hello everyone,
        It is a colder day here so after going skating for awhile it was time for a little comfort food. I set the table with my aqua blue china today for a change.
I have to admit that once again all the dishes came from a thrift shop except for the lacy white chargers.
Biscuits anyone?  If you would like my buttermilk biscuit recipe click here.





Cookies to go with our tea.
This pretty Shelley teacup was a gift from a friend.
I love this little vintage teapot!
Potato leek soup hits the spot after all that fresh air!


For those of you who like to know I remembered to include the markings on the bottom of the cups.

/Well that was my comfort food lunch on a nice winter day. Tomorrow we are expecting some snow,rain and winds so it might be a good day to make another pot of soup!

I am joining Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday/ ,A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday and My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday.

Thank you for stopping in today.

Take care,
Carolyn

47 comments:

Gina said...

Your aqua table is beautiful! The color is so soft & inviting. I adore that vintage teapot.

podso said...

I just love aqua. So serene, as is your table. but it can be fun too. And it goes with so many colors! Thanks for the beauty today!

Cantinho da Zazá said...

Lovely and perfect for a peaceful tea time! Zazá

Sarah said...

Beautiful! Aqua blue is one of my favorite colors. It is so refreshing. ~ Sarah

Cottage and Broome said...

What a beautiful post, I love the color of your dishes! Laura

once in a blue moon said...

so beautiful, love the freshness of blues~

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Carolyn, this is just lovely. I'm happy to have found your blog; I'm following you now. I never would've thought to use the soft teal with the vintage cups and beautiful teapot, but it works beautifully! ~Zuni

Heather at Willow Cottage said...

Your table is so beautiful. It's like the perfect warm hug after being outside in the cold. I love your cookies too. Everything you create is also so wonderful.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Carolyn! I love your aqua pieces mixed in with the white! That soup looks really good and it sounds like you are having perfect soup weather.

Anita(Anisia) said...

Cookies tasted, I will look more often;)
A beautiful collection of cups and the wonderful photographs :)

Caroline said...

Um sonho... como sempre! ;)

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Gorgeous teacups and the teapot is lovely too. Those aqua pieces are so pretty Carolyn, I love this color for dishes. Thanks for sharing. Hugs,
FABBY

Leslie's Garden said...

Such pretty blues! Those biscuits are making me hungry!

Liz@A Dish Here, A Glass There said...

Very pretty colors, soft and soothing! The teacups and teapot are so pretty! Great pick up on the colors with your dishes! The soup and biscuits look so good! I know what you mean about the winter and coming in to warm up!

chateau chic said...

Beautiful, lovely set table. Love the colors! Great time of year for soup.
Glad to be your newest follower, Mary Alice

My Little Home and Garden said...

Soup and biscuits, delicious. Your table is lovely with the cool blue dishes.

Sweet Melanie said...

Your china is absolutely gorgeous! I have started to collect little pieces here and there, but I can only dream of ever having pieces such as these! I am in love with your blog!
~Melanie~

Mrs. Flescher said...

I want to come to your house for lunch! So warm and inviting and beautiful. The food looks delicious too. Great job! I will be following you now, your pictures are inspiring to me. Please stop by my Launch Party to enter my giveaway drawing and leave some input. I'd love your expert opinion.

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Beautiful! So ... what time is lunch?

Sandy said...

Carolyn....
Oh My, I do so love your heavenly blue tablescape. I'm swooning!! I'd so love to join you for a cup of tea and biscuits... with a heart warming conversation, while sipping on your yummy yummy soup. Your blog is always one I so look forward to persusing. Thanks for sharing such lovely pictures and ideas. Have a wonderful weekend.
xoso Sandy

Robin said...

So pretty to see aqua used for a "winter" table. Your food looked yummy too!

Robin
Robin Flies South

Deb said...

I love the Shelley tea-cup.

Susan said...

Love the aqua, Carolyn. It's so cool and refreshing.

Your table looks soooooo lovely. Thanks for sharing. Susan

Tracy said...

The aqua table is beautiful & a nice change of pace. Love it! :)

debi huntsman said...

Your table setting is breathtaking! What beautiful dishes and tea cups, and that little tea pot is so dreamy.

Agnieszka Arnold said...

Pysznie, dostojnie i elegancko!
Porcelana w kolorze błękitu i ecru jest moim marzeniem:)

Shabby chic Sandy said...

So pretty--love the colors!

Sandy said...

Looks like a beautiful calm Tea party.. love the Aqua!
Nice photos
Sandy

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

So love the colors..Your tea party table is so beautiful. I am so glad I stopped by!!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Carolyn, such a gorgeous post, as always. Your pictures are such gorgeous eye candy. Love!

The blue china is so soothing...just adore it.

Happy weekend!

Barb ♥

Michaela said...

This blue is so beautiful!And roses decor too!!!Michaela

Ale said...

Aqua blue is a wonderful color!I'm speechless!Kisses,
Ale

WendyBee said...

Just beautiful!
I can see that I am not alone in loooooooving that aqua color. (It's one of the most flattering colors I wear.)
I can see clearly that you frequent different thrift shops than I do! (I'm always thinking that for all the thrift shop find blog posts I read.)
Do you have a favorite biscuit recipe? I am always on the hunt to try a new one. Lately, I have been sticking with the Bakewell Cream recipe, with good results.

Anne said...

Your table setting is just lovely.The colors are so pretty soft and sweet.Have a wonderful weekend.

Olga said...

Beautiful table setting. Aqua color is so pretty. I love your vintage teapot; it's so lovely.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

What an absolutely lovely tablescape - like a breath of fresh air!

LOVE that teapot and those biscuits look SO GOOD!

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

For a china lover like me it's always a joy to visit your blog. Those two English teacups look really pretty and the scones delicious!

Enjoy your weekend!

Lieve groet, Madelief x

Judy Bigg said...

Your post is just beautiful and I love the blue color of the dishes. I am already a follower of yours. Thanks so much for this post.

Alycia Nichols said...

You found those dishes at a thrift store?!??!?!?!! Oh, my goodness!!! I am freaking out! Why, oh why can't I ever find anything that pretty at the thrift stores??? I hunt and hunt and hunt...but to no avail! Those are gorgeous! The blue looks almost like a Tiffany blue in these photos. And who doesn't like Tiffany's?! :-) Very pretty!!!

Elaine said...

Hi Carolyn!

What a beautiful shade of aqua! It's clean and fresh and serene and looks as pretty on your "after skating" table as it would at the seashore. I love the layering of plates, and the graceful shape of the teapot. Your photos are just gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing your table!

Elaine
Creating Wonderful Spaces

Evi said...

your table looks enchanting. I am a firm believer in thrift store shopping...my favorite...Goodwill.
Thank you for the recipe. I am going to try it. Making cream of mushroom soup on Sunday.
Warm hugs, from a rainy and windy NY.
Hugs, Evi

Entertaining Women said...

A beautiful color story. Thank you for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Kathy said...

Hello Carolyn,
This color is so very appealing! I love the softness paired with the cream color of your dishes. Your vintage teapot is adorable - A beautiful setting for a chilly day. Thank you so much for sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

A Perfect Setting said...

The colors are so beautiful together. Dishes and tea cups were a great find! So romantic!

Tess said...

As always a BEAUTIFUL table! Love all of the floral cups and that teapot is just wonderful. I love little teapots! Your soup and biscuits look delicious!

ARTFORUM BRASIL SP said...

Hi, Dear Carolyn! your blog is beautiful! Wonderful images and perfect color combinations! Congratulations!receives a hug from Brazil!

MONICA LIVAS said...

This aqua table is WONDERFUL!