Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Tea and Cake Anyone?

Hello everyone -it is White Wednesday again and I have made a cake for us!

It isn't the prettiest cake you have ever seen but remember looks aren't everything and it does taste good-I promise!

Can you see my dainty new plates - I found them last week at the thrift shop for $1, each

I do love my white china too!

Those roses have been the most photographed roses-ever!

The tulips are such a treat this time of year. Now help yourself to the cake while I pour your tea.

I hope you enjoyed my White Wednesday and you can see more at Faded Charm.

Thank you for visiting me,

Enjoy your day!



Madelief said...

Hi Carolyn,

Beautiful whites! I like your pink tulips and new plates. I am glad the card for your mother arrived. My mother is slowly feeling better :-) We are planning a trip to Maastricht (old town in the south of our country) together in May. It is the town where she was born and lived till my father found her there and took her home with him ;-).I hope that will cheer her up a little! Wish you a happy wednesday!

Lieve groet, Madelief

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

OH dear Carolyn, another beautiful post you have! How I wish I stay near by so that I could visit your home all the time! all so beautiful.. and the flowers are so pretty!.. White all so pure & calm & comfy..

fleur said...

Hello Carolyn,

I wish I could taste a bit off that sweet cake..
I always enjoy your pictures...
Today I made a inside-garden ,like you have . I miss my outside-garden , so I brought a helleborus, some moss , some snowdrops and hyacinths in my house and it makes me glad to look at it...I'm looking forward to spring,
warm greetings from Fleur from Holland

Shelia said...

Morning, Dear Carolyn! Oh, how lovely is your beautiful cake! Your new dishes are so sweet and perfect with those pretty flowers! Now, yes, I'll have a small piece of that pretty cake and a cup of tea with cream please! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Carol said...

Ooooh, what a delightful start to my rain soaked day :)

sweet bay said...

The cake looks delicious -- beautiful too, especially with the roses.

Andi's English Attic said...

Very, very gorgeous. I can just see Judi Dench and Maggie Smith sitting at this table in period costume, gossiping. xx


This post is simply delightful! Thanks for sharing such beautiful pictures.


hand painted by cheryl said...

I love visiting your blog.Your gardens and home are very pretty. Thanks for sharing it. Cheryl

Susan Wicker said...

Hello Carolyn....Visiting your blog is always a beautiful way to start my day. Oh boy, I wish I COULD scarf that cake down. Looks lush! You are a wonderful photographer. Sincerely, Susan from

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Beautiful whites, Carolyn! Lovely photos. Your cake looks good too. Have a Happy Wednesday.


Deanna said...

Always a delight!!!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn....Your fluffy white icing looks so pretty with your china and roses! So appealing!~Patti

Elissa said...

Oh, everything is so beautiful as usual! That lovely cake looks delectable! And what lovely tulips!
thanks for sharing your tea and cake with us! :)

Marie said...

I love everything Carolyn! The cake is so beautiful and delicious. And love the dollar tea sets. Visiting you is always such a highlight of my day.

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

Everything is so beautiful! I can only look on longingly at your tablewares. I envy that you can be so focused about maintaining the Edwardian style in your house...down to every single detail such as table ware.

Sherry said...

Lovely,lovely, lovely! Pink tulips and roses. So Beautiful.

Jeannine said...

Absolutely lovely

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Gorgeous whites and another wonderful post.


Sanna said...

Hello Carolyn,

I love to hear how other people live and with blogs it´s so fascinating to just pop in for a visit now and then.

A question (or several, actually) has emerged from visiting your lovely blog. Seems to me that you sip a lot of tea. I like a cup of tea myself (from boring tea bags I might add..) and coffee is nice too ;)

I´m curious about what kind of tea you prefer and is it common or shall I say a custom, where you live, to have afternoon teas?

Would you please like to share with the rest of us?

Thank you,

Betsy said...

What a wonderful cake, was wondering if the frosting is a boiled frosting? Looks so good and
can almost taste it.

Atelier de Charo said...

It's looks delicious!!!
Your new dishes are just perfect.


June said...

Oh I do, I do love your whites this Wednesday, Carolyn. Everything is just perfect as always here at your gorgeous place. I'll have just a small piece of cake if you please. I'm trying very hard not to add anymore layers to myself this Winter. lol

Dining Delight said...

Your cake LOOKS good no matter what you say - I'd love to have a piece and a spot o' tea from those beautiful white cups/saucers. Those tulips make a lovely contrast with the white and add a touch of spring in the dead of winter.


Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Your display of whites are just lovely Carolyn. The Cake looks yummy too .... hmmmm I'm sure it taste good as it looks.

Happy Day to YOu-

Suzann said...

Love these photos and that cake looks delish!

Ldy ~~ Dy said...


Everything looks so pretty. Your cake looks very delicious. It would go nicely with a cup of Earl Grey! Perfect white presentation.

Pom Pom said...

Yummy. I must make a light pink cake and then I shall eat it. Your white dishes shout out PRETTY!

Federica said...

Dear Carolyn,
your cake looks gorgeous! Mmmmmmm looks divine!
Have a fantastic day and don't miss my First Anniversary Giveaway!

*Ulrike* said...

Hello Carolyn, Your plates are so pretty, and tulips are so cheerful for this time of year!
Take Care

Jean Tuthill said...

Beautiful post. The cake and tea look delicious. I love the pictures of the roses, too. Beauty everywhere.

Sandra said...

Hi Carolyn,

I haven't left a comment in a long time but I do visit your blog often.

Your photos are just so beautiful and calming...they add so much to my day. Thank you for taking time to share your home and lovely things with us.

Janean said...

oh my gosh, this should be in a magazine somewhere!!! i'll take a dainty piece of cake, please!

The Tablescaper said...

Your post always brightens my day!

Carol said...

Stunning settings ... I love the roses and tulips placed about. Your cake looks divine! What a perfect spot of tea. Oh so lovely!!