Wednesday, August 5, 2009

A White Cottage Tea

Hello, I am happy that you came for a visit today as I have the teapot already.
Why don't we sit in our little cottage where there is a nice breeze coming in?
I have used my white china today.
White starfish
White linens
I made us some dainty sandwiches.
creamy roses
bouquets of white hydgrangeas
I think I got carried away here-but I hope you are still with me.
Well, we have enjoyed a nice long visit,
so evening has slipped up on us-I will light the candles.
I love the cottage by candlelight-so romantic.
Well, maybe you would like to spend the night here and save a trip home tonight?
I will say good night as I walk through the garden to our house. Thank you for coming and don't forget to blow out the candles!

Today is Tablescape Thursday over at Susan's lovely blog Between Naps on the Porch so I am joining in again this week. It is always fun to check out Susan's creative tablescape and the other participants as well. Thank you Susan for hosting.

Take care,



Rhondi said...

Hi Carolyn
What a delightful way to start my day, having tea with you in your beautiful cottage. I'm just imaging what we would talk about. I'd love to stay the night but it might be crowded because I'm sure everyone who reads this today will want to stay too!
Hope you enjoy your day.
Hugs, Rhondi

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Carloyn,
What a lovely and serene retreat! Tea in your little cottage would be delightful and oh so romantic at night with candlelight. Hubby and I are heading down to Basin Head for the day, so I'll bid you a beautiful day, my friend.


Federica said...

What a lovely and bright cottage! I'd love to take a tea there!
Have a great day!

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Oh! I'm afraid that if I came for tea, I would never want to leave. I could live in your little cottage and be happy all the days of my life. : )

. said...

So beautiful.


Caroline said...

What a beautiful romantic and pretty. Thanks for sharing...I could live there!..ok well maybe not during our Canadian winters, but it is nice to dream.

Anna said...

thanks for the tea and letting me sleep over!
I live in holland so I am a bit tires from the long journey!
your cottage looks great!
next time tea over at my house?

Shelia said...

HI Dear Carolyn! Oh, how lovely! What a beautiful setting for a tea and you have just dressed everything so wonderfully. You have the touch, Dear One! Yes, thank you, I think I just might stay over if it's no trouble! That bed and the candlelight look so cozy! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

stefanie said...

your post is one of the most beautiful rooms i have ever seen!!!!

TattingChic said...

Thank you for inviting me for tea! ;)
I had a lovely time! What a beautiful place to visit. You have such a gift for making a space something lovely! :)

Deanna said...

Carolyn, I had the best time!
Enjoyed visiting with you and the cool breeze gently blowing in to cool us as we chatted. None of that burning Kansas heat. This was so refreshing.

The sandwiches were sweet and carefully made. You're the best.

You know how I enjoy your lil cottage decorated with light colors. This is so very pleasant.
Take care and thank you for making us all feel so pampered and special.

Truly yours,

Mary said...

Your tea table is set to perfection! Just a lovely way to post your whites! Love the teapot with bird sitting atop - I have one too! I've enjoyed my tea and sandwich, loved your company, and am now ready for my nap in the lovely bedroom you've prepared for me. Just beautiful, as always!

Millie said...

I'll be right over! Are there any sandwiches left?
Love the photos!

Sandra said...

Sigh...just beautiful. Thanks for the inspiring photos, they have added beauty to my day.

Ravenhill Cottage

Mumzie said...

So beautiful! I love your whites and the cottage is so romantic. Thank you so much for sharing. Mumzie :)

Bobbi said...

Hi Carolyn, oh my goodness I think is what I say every time I come here to visit you! Gosh, how very beautiful and so romantic to! If I should spend the night I don't believe that I would ever want to go back home again! Your cottage is just beautiful and the tea and everything today was just so lovely...thank you so much! You're such a gracious hostess and it's always such a pleasure to come to visit with you! Thank you!

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

I love the room with all the creamy whites, so dreamy and romantic. This would of been super for the white wednesday event. It's always a pleasure coming over to see all your lovely post.

Have a Wonderful Day-

Bonjade said...

Oh...this looks like paradise to me.
I would like to drink some tea here.
With some lemon please and yes I will prefer to stay the night overthere........
What will I sleep......ssssh......

June said...

Hi Carolyn, coming to this beautiful white tea is the highlight of my day. Amazing magazine worthy photos as usual.
Lovey by day and by candlelight.

Chari said...

Hi Carolyn...

My friend, it would be a dream come spend the afternoon chatting with you and having tea in that fabulous dreamy white cottage!!! Ohhh...and then to be able to spend the night in that gorgeous cottagy guest room!!!'s simply breathtaking and I would just adore it!!!

Girlfriend, I do declare that you have the prettiest tea sets in Blogland!!! I love all the pretty rose sets that you have but must admit that this white is my favorite!!! I love your white china...and ohhhh, those beautiful creamy white teapots...soooo beautiful! Well...between having that lovely cottage for the scene...all those lovely white dishes...and then the pretty white top it all off with those delicate's breathtaking!!!

Thank you so much for setting such a fabulous tea for us...I have thoroughly enjoyed my visit with you today!!!

Have a wonderful Wednesday, my friend!

Eileen said...

Such a wonderful retreat, I could use one today. You are so Blessed that is it real for you.
I am Blessed that I can dream about it.

Cindy said...

Thank you for the lovely tea, that and the sweet music make for a very relaxing time. Hugs ~cindy s~

Islandsparrow said...

Dear Carolyn

Isn't it perfect summer weather? Although you're right about the humidity - we're just not used to it.

Your garden is so beautiful - I enjoyed catching up on your latest blooms. I have an Annabelle too. They're so pretty. Also my hydrangeas are in full blossom. I had to water them today though - they were wilting a bit.

Your cottage by candlelight is gorgeous! Don't be surprised if you find R and I there some morning - especially if you're serving waffles :)

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

This is so pretty. C, you really do need to create a book about the fairy tale life you live.

CIELO said...

Carolyn... what a delight coming here! Hope I can still join you for tea on your lovely garden setting.... I love your blog!


Evi said...

I love your Blog sooo much - so many beautiful things. This is my favorite post with all the white. You are very talented!! Thank you for sharing all the beauty around you.

A Hint of Home said...

How elegant and classy! What a lovely setting to have tea.

Joyce said...

I love those tea cups and it was fun taking tea with you today. Thanks again for sharing your beautiful home with me.

Melanie said...

Very pretty ... love all the white.

bj said...

Oh, what a wonderful post to start my day. I love all your dreamy whites and, yes, I could spend the entire night in that lovely bed.
Everything is just beautiful and I thank you for working so hard to put up a magnificent posting!
xo bj

Jennifer Froh said...

So beautiful and romantic!

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

Carolyn, Absolutely DELIGHTFUL!

You have such a talent for decorating and setting such a lovely table, right down to the last detail.

I adore white on white, it is so calming and serene ~ as always it's such a pleasure to come visit you.


PS The more photos the better! :) It's such pleasurable eye candy.

lala said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!! Your cottage is just breathtaking - the tea party is a dream come to life.

Deanna said...

Blessings to you.
You had asked about copying, if you want to copy the Anne of Green Gables that would be fine.
May you have a wonderful day.

Cathy said...

Beautiful display!!! You have created a lovely and serene table!!! The white is so crisp and fresh and all of the details are perfect!!!

I love it!!!


Denise said...

SO pretty, I loved all of your photos, especially when the candles were lit, candlelight adds so much to an evening, so tranquil and romantic:)

VAYANKEE said...

You have gotten so many comments, and they are all better than anything I could say.
However, you have inspired me to search out the white item I have collected from a zillion estate auctions, rummages, etc., and try this myself!
Jo, southern virginia

Debbie Pearson said...

I love the detail of the starfish on the napkins, very nice touch. The heart shaped tea sandwiches look very yummy too!


Your little cottage is just dreamy!! I'm afraid that I would overstay my welcome, I wouldn't v
ever want to leave!!

Connie from Big Bear Lake California said...

What a lovely tablescape. I am so glad I stopped by. Hope you come by soon. Connie

Brenda said...

Carolyn, I could never tire of looking at your house! You have the most romantic images and gardens and I just want to go through the computer and meet you there! Everyone must want to be a guest at your house, and have pretty dainty little sandwiches in the loveliness of your home.

stampernancy said...

I have been reading your blog for alittle while now - I have to comment on this post! That was a breathtaking tour - absolutely stunning - I have a cottage near New Glasgow NS - just a hop across on the ferry - I could make it for tea anytime :) Nancy LeB

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

What a beautiful table you've set! I love your monochromatic color scheme. It's very romantic and feminine.

LissyLou said...

oh, how i would love to stay there..............

Bernideen said...

What a feast for the eyes!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is all just gorgeous! I love tea parties and really enjoyed seeing all the details!


Sharlotte said...

This is gorgeous! The whites are so clean, crisp, cool, and inviting. This is the perfect place for a special visit from a special friend. Everything top to bottom is beautiful!

Susan Wicker said...

Susan, from Your blog is so BEAUTIFUL. I love it! Thanks so much for the gorgeous photography, too. Sincerely, Susan