Tuesday, December 2, 2014

A Winter's Day Tea



                                                            It is a cold day here today so even
                                                            though it is not yet winter it feels
                                                            like it out there.
                                                                 So, I am in the mood for a warm
                                                            and cozy winter tea.
                                                               This is the time of the year when I
                                                             like to use my Friendly Village china.

                                                              I am also enjoying touches of plaid
                                                           in the house. I made the plaid pillows above
                                                           as well as the two knit pillows using old sweaters
                                                           to make them.
                                                           This is in our reading nook so
                                                           get comfy and enjoy reading a book along
                                                           with your tea.
                                                       


                                             A kind friend gave me two winter napkins and I
                                            couldn't resist making them into pillows to go with
                                             the new plaid ones ~ a perfect match!

                                                   I have another tea tray ready for you as well ~
                                                   I wanted to show you my new teapot from a
                                                   Summerside flea market a few weeks ago. It
                                                   goes very well with the Friendly Village pattern
                                                   and I love the shape of it.
                 
                                                             A Christmas/winter teacup with
                                                             some apple treats from Japan that
                                                             go very nice with tea.
                                                                                     
Just in case you wanted to know the name
of the new to me teapot.
We saw Anne Hathaways Cottage
when we were in England .


                                                       So just in case you would like to
                                                       sit out on the porch and watch
                                                        the birds I made this tea tray for
                                                       you but bundle up it's cold out there
                                                       or wait until tomorrow when it warms up
                                                       again!
                                 I am still slowly decorating for Christmas and enjoying
                                            the process. I know many of you are doing the same as I
                                           have seen lots of inspiration out there!

                                            Today, I am joining Bernideen's Tea Time Blog for
                                            Tea with Friends and
                                            Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday.

                                                      Thank you for visiting,

                                                                         Carolyn

17 comments:

angie said...

danke für die wunderschönen inspirationen und liebe grüße von angie

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Given how cold it is out there today, I will have my tea in the reading nook, please! Both of your teapots are lovely. Your FV teapot is shaped a bit differently than mine. Is it vintage? The chickadee pillow is adorable and looks very cozy with the plaid. Always a pleasure to have you join me for Tea Time, Carolyn. Enjoy the rest of your day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Carolyn said...

Hi Sandi,
Yes, the teapot is vintage....I lucked into a few nice teapots and other china that day.
Carolyn

Bernideen said...

I adore the teapot with it's unique shape! Did you know years ago I read that Martha Stewart never takes anyone to the flea market who likes what "she likes" so there is no conflict. The only thing wrong with that is isn't it so much more fun to share our joys with our friends with similar interests and styles? I love the pillows with the birds mixed with the plaids too! Very lovely - everything!

Ruth W said...

Beautiful! So cozy! I love the transferware, tartan and chickadees pillow! Lovely Carolyn!
Ruth

Parsimonious Perfection said...

Love your tartan! What a gorgeous post!

Pamela Gordon said...

I love your new teapot. That is a nice shape for one and I find the top reminds me of a crown. Your new pillows are lovely for winter. The tea set up out on the porch is very pretty. Just a wee bit too cold for me though. I think I'll take mine inside. :)

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The new teapot does have a pleasing shape. I like plaid and the accent pillows you made are very nice.

Carrie said...

So pretty and festive. I really like the cozy feel and those pillows are terrific! I really like the dishes too, of course ;).

Beth L. said...

I do think that teapot is pretty special!

hansundgrete said...

Hi Carolyn,
to take a cup of tea with many cuddly cushions around must be so
cozy. Your tea pot is very nice. I love the english transferware.
Hugs Olga from Germany

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Nice tea settings and love the cushions

CoCo ohne Chanel said...

Fine !

Madelief said...

You made some lovely pillows Carolyn. I like the bird pattern!

Have a lovely time sipping your tea. I am doing exactly the same at the moment :-)

Stay warm!

Madelief x

Sara D.B. said...

Lovely photos!
Your pillows look so comfortable and beautiful! Such a perfect setting for a winter tea...

Karen said...

Hi Carolyn,
Your transferware teapots are so lovely today and yes, they do look beautiful together. After seeing your amazing collections in your posts, it has inspired me start to collect some brown transferware too. It certainly is perfect for displaying at Winter/Christmas Time. Your winter linens look so cozy and warm. Your pics are always so stunning! Thank you so much for visiting me. I must borrow your teacup or you can borrow my Royal Albert Poinsettia teapot. Lol! Happy December! Karen

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