Friday, February 7, 2014

Soft & Sweet



                                                                         Hello everyone,
                                      On this sunny but crisp winter day I have been enjoying playing
                                     with my camera and my dishes again. I know I am getting a little
                                     boring here lately but I am still working on  my Tea Time book
                                     so tea things have been my focus.
                                                        One of my favorite teapots.
                                        Pretty teacups are always one of my favorite things but my tea cup
                                       cupboard is getting pretty full so I might have to start downsizing it.

                                    I love the tea cup holder as it is a nice way to display some of
                                    my favorites.


                                             Enjoy a piece of cake while you are here!


                                           The Shelley tea cup was a lovely gift from a friend ~ I love the unique
                                           shape.
                                        This teapot was a birthday gift from my husband a few years ago ~
                                        love that he knows my taste so well!
                        I hope you enjoy a lovely weekend and be sure to enjoy
                                   a good cup of tea!

                                                          Thank you for visiting,
                                                                               Carolyn

26 comments:

Mim Williams said...

Your blog is NEVER boring! Beautiful things ....

hansundgrete said...

Hello Carolyn,
the dishes are so beautiful, wow.
Greetings from Germany, Olga

Nana's Place said...

I am in California most of the time.. I enjoyed seeing your blog.. I follow between naps on the porch.. my grandmother was a china painter.. as a hobby.. your posts are lovely.. and your camera amazing.. Lorna schiller..

Pamela Gordon said...

I am enjoying a Prince of Wales tea this afternoon as I read your post. I love the Shelley teacup. It has a unique shape. You are getting some beautiful photos for your new book! Have a nice weekend. Do you suppose it will be snow free??

Bernideen said...

Are we voting? The Shelley one is my favorite! Lovely............all lovely!

Janneke said...

The teapot with the butterfly is a real beauty!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I love tea china and yes your hubby's gift is gorgeous and sure knows what you like, for sure!!! We're lucky that our hubbys know what we like...mine does too! Your friend's gift teacup is lovely too.
Hugs,
FABBY

Laura Maffe said...

I really like your blog and your photo are simply amazing... I agree with you: teapot is gorgeous!
A sweet hug from Italy
Laura

Miss Jane said...

I think the teacup with the pink handle is my favorite, it's lovely. A friend collects Shelley tea cups (because it's a family name), I'll have to share your photos with her.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

So glad you are making a book about your lovely tea times! Can't wait to buy a copy! I can never get enough of your beautiful photo's!
Nancy

Marilyn said...

I never tire of your tea pictures. Love the teapot with the butterfly and that Shelley teacup is to drool over.

Debra said...

Your posts are full of lovely and gracious images; so inspiring!

Kalina said...

Cups are absolutely wonderful, and your pictures perfect!

Linda said...

Happy Weekend, Carolyn!
Are we voting? My favourite in this post are the cups with the teeny roses, the ones hanging on the tea caddy hooks. :-) LOVE.
Hugs,
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Deborah Montgomery said...

I love the Shelley tea cup. So many nice tea things. And I like your new header too!

Madelief said...

You don't bore me at all Carolyn. It's always a joy to look at beautiful porcelain :-)! What a beautiful gift that Shelley teacups is.

I think I missed the post in which you told about your new book. It sounds really good!!!

Have a lovely weekend!

Madelief x

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

I love your new banner at the top of your blog the most! I LOVE pinks and greens... and especially love the little heart shaped pink and gold dish on your banner! You are after my own heart when you post all the pretty pink and green things!

Szara Sowa said...

Sweet old roses china is my favorite.
Your china is gorgeous! So sweet and delicate!
Have a delightful week!

Erin said...

I would love to have a cup of tea and slice of cake served with such lovely china!! Beautiful pictures....I miss pictures of your amazing garden...hint hint!! I need inspiration!

Betsy said...

I LOVE your blog and everything you share. I have both of your books and they are lovely. Would you mind sharing the name or maker of the teapot in the first picture? I adore it and would love to have one like it.
Thanks, Betsy

Kasia Piekarz said...

Carolyn, Twoja kolekcja porcelany jest wprost fantastyczna!! Filiżanki wyglądają jednocześnie elegancko i delikatnie. Ślicznie prezentują się na tym metalowym stojaku. Kawa w takiej porcelanie na pewno smakuje wykwintnie:)
I w ogóle, wspaniale mieć obok siebie kogoś, kto tak doskonale zna nasz gust:)))
Częstuję się ciastem, wygląda pysznie.
Życzę miłej niedzieli,
i zapraszam do mnie
Kasia
Rustykalny Dom

Anonymous said...

Hello Carolyn,
no, it's never boring at all.
I love all the china but in this Blog I found my Favourit, the cup with the pink cup handle (hope I term it right) is the lovliest one :)
Have a nice afternoon lot's of greetings from Switzerland Heike

Wanda Adamczyk said...


Teapots and cups look beautifully - greet

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

SO beautiful!!!!!

Ruthie Miller said...

Oh my gosh! That Shelley , literally took my breath away. The shape is so unique. I have never seen it before and think it is marvelous. Such lovely cups and presentation.
Happy Day, Ruthie

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