Sunday, May 9, 2010

Victorian Tea Party at Cielo's

Welcome to my Victorian Tea party hosted by the lovely Cielo at the House in the Roses. When Cielo said Victorian I donned my old Victorian dress and my Southern Belle hat (I bought it in Charleston) and set up a table for us in our little garden cottage as it is a little to cool and windy for the garden yet.

I made some little tea sandwiches for us to start with.

I have an extra hat for you if you would like to wear one too. I love hats so I have a collection of them.

My daughter made these delicious chocolate carrot cake cupcakes for us-wasn't she sweet!

Help yourself to the treats and I will get more tea.

Well, thank you so much for joining me for tea today now lets take a stroll over to Cielo's and join the other lovely tea parties. I just love tea parties don't you?

I hope you have a lovely day!



Willow said...

What a beautiful tea party you are having, but I always think you have the best.


Shabby Chic Interiors said...

Oh my God! That dress is amazing ... not to mention the cupcakes ... I love them!


Anonymous said...

Hi Carolyn, you look beautiful in your victorian dress! Your table looks so beautiful.Every detail is amazing....Kathy

Anonymous said...

Charming, romantic, exquisite and sophisticated.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Your hat is wonderful! How appropriate for your Victorian Tea Party! You are so lucky to have your little garden house to enjoy out of the cool it!~Patti

ginger@bearbits said...

You have prepared a lovely tea party with all the delicious trimmings. The dress is spectacular. I think I'm underdressed! The edible offerings look wonderful. Thanks for the invitation.


Sandi (Meme) said...

What fun! Thanks for inviting me, I had a great time. Have a wonderfully blessed week.

Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

My dearest!What a lovely tea party!
Thank you, I enjoyed it so much. Have a great week. Francesca

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Oh Carolyn.. this is the perfect tea party I ever see! all so perfectly romantic and victorian! I wish I could come and the treats with you.. have a good week and happy Mother's day..

Susan said...

That was an awesome tea party, Carolyn. Loved your pristine white dress. Very elegant! Think I'll stay all day, if you don't mind! Sincerely, Susan

Mari said...


DesignTies said...

Your tea party is beautiful!! I love your chairs and your teapot -- and of course, the carrot cupcakes!! :-)

You look lovely in you Victorian dress :-)


FEDERICA said...

Oh wow! Everything looks amazing! The dress is stunning!

CIELO said...

Truly truly gorgeous... you are a real tea party hostes, dear Carolyn... how delightful! A huge thank YOU for participating in our Victorian Tea Party



Georgianna said...

Everything is perfection, Carolyn, from the exquisite details on the table to your dress and hat and your lovely photographs of it all. Thank you so much for this! Once again, I wished we lived closer. Not only could I indulge in this tea, but I would hire you as a stylist! :) – g

Deanna said...

Dearest Carolyn,
Thank you for allowing us to share tea at your lovely home!!!

It is always a delight to visit with you!

You look absolutely gorgeous in this beautiful dress and charming southern hat that crowns your head.

Every detail is handled with beauty and care. You have the lovliest Tea Parties and I am honored that you have shared your cottage life with me here in Kansas!

The pictures of your sweet Grandchildren on your sidebar are so very precious.

Pleasant week to you and God Bless,
d from HomeHaven

Paula said...

Dear Carolyn,

Your photos are so GORGEOUS!!! I enjoyed each and every one! You, my dear, are a very beautiful lady, and look quite the "Southern Belle" in your beautiful hat and gorgeous Victorian dress! Oh, it is really gorgeous!!! Your table setting is beautiful! I love all of the pretty china and flowers, the tea treats look so delicious! Thank your sweet daughter for making those yummy cupcakes for us to enjoy! Yes, I would love to wear a hat! I love how your garden cottage is decorated, all the creams and whites are so lovely and peaceful! I enjoyed having tea with you so much! Thank you for taking time to share your beautiful Victorian Tea Party with us! So much inspiration and beauty! Love, Paula

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Paula said...

P.S. I wish Louisiana was not so far away from your beautiful Prince Edward Island! :)

Damaris said...

This is SO DREAMY!! Thank YOU!! XXOO

Sharon said...

Oh so beautiful. Like a dream... yes I would love to come to tea :-)

parTea lady said...

Your Victorian tea party is beautiful. I love to dress the part too, and often will wear a hat to a tearoom.

The tablescape is so pretty. That is really a lovely teapot and the food looks delicious.

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

I've only been a follower for a few days... but WOW. I am already at a complete loss for words. You put Martha Stewart to SHAME! How do you do it??

LDH said...

Dear Carolyn, I don't think I have ever visited such a pretty blog as yours! Every photo and every post is so full of loveliness! So much fun!

Thank you for stopping by my place and leaving your comment!

Kindly, ldh

My Grama's Soul said...

What a beautiful tea party you have made for us today. I being going back in time to a simpler place!!!





Sherry said...

How beautiful your tea is and even more beautiful are you in your lovely gown and hat. How fun.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Your hat and your gorgeous dress are to die for !!
What a totally romantic tablescape you have shared with us today!
I adore the sweet tea pot with the bird on top!

Neil and Susan Brown said...

How incredibly enchanting Carolyn!
Susan :)

KathyB. said...

A real Victorian tea party! True tea party eye-candy~ and you're dress, beautiful! I also enjoyed the pictures in your sidebar of little ones having tea . Thank-you for giving me a glimpse of your tea party.

Susan B said...

Your tea table is gorgeous! And your Victorian dress is beautiful. The cupcakes look delicious. A lovely, lovely tea party! :)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn,
Your tea is simply lovely! I adore your frock and hat; very charming! I wasn't able to participate but I certainly enjoyed yours. Have a beautiful day.


Lavender Cottage said...

Enjoyed tea with you today Carolyn, everything at your place is always so feminine looking.
Do you ever wear your Victorian dress for the garden tours that come through?
Thank your daughter for the delicious cupcakes.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

How absolutely lovely your table looked and you were a magnificent sight in white. The cupcakes looked so delicious I wanted to take a bite. Beats my day of cutting the grass. Wonderful idea. Valerie

Carolyn said...

Hi Judith,
I have never worn the dress for the garden tours but we have hosted a couple of Victorian garden parties in the past and I did wear it for those.

Thank you everyone for your kind comments.


Betty Jo said...

OMGosh! This is the most beautiful tea party ever! And you look stunning in your Victorian dress and that incredible hat. A page right out of a magazine!! ♥

Lacy said...

so pretty

Martha's Favorites said...

How beautiful! Everything is stunning. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful table with us. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Shelia said...

Hi Carolyn! Oh, look at you! You look so pretty in your pretty dress and hat! You have the prettiest things and your tea table is so lovely!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Shelia said...

Hi Carolyn! Oh, look at you! You look so pretty in your pretty dress and hat! You have the prettiest things and your tea table is so lovely!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;) said...

Spectacular! everything else has been said - breathtakingly lovely!
Nancy LeB in NS

Debby said...

Amazing!!!! What a gorgeous tea party and your dress is awesome.

Sandi (Meme) said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment on my seascape mantle today. I loved having you over, and can't wait to see you again. Sandi

A Garden of Threads said...

What a beautiful table, yes I would love to wear a hat. They are also my favorite and I have many. I hope you had a wonderfull tea. Take care.

Bella said...

Oh Carolyn... This is perfect! I love your gorgeous new hat (yes.. I want to wear one too!), perfect for your lovely dress. The tea nosh looks wonderful, thanks for having me over!

MJunaid said...

I am really impressed with the snaps. I love the way this tea party has been presented to us guys.

Natasha said...

This is so beautiful! What a wonderful post. Your dress is stunning and everything is so pretty.

Thank you for inviting me today!

Best wishes,

Angel-Smile said...

Dear Carolyn,
what a wonderful tea-party!!!
Your dress and hat are amazing.
You look so beautiful, I love hats.
Is this dress really old? If I would have such one, I would wear it often:-)))
I wish you the best

essemia said...

Those dresses they had at that time was just beautiful. So much work for just one dress! And your "model" loked so sweet in that white dress and hat.

Wouldn't mind having one or two of these sweeties, lol.

Hope you have a nice evening.
Love Elzie

Miss Gracie's House said... heart yearns to sit for tea and sleep in your cottage:)...the pure and simple beauty of it beautiful, Carolyn!

Sanna said...

Hello Carolyn,

What a beautiful hat and dress, so elegant! Tell your daughter that her cupcakes looks yummie!

And yes, I would love to move in to your garden house. What a delight!

Have a good day,

Donna said...

Oh, your dress is amazing! Your photos are just breathtaking! What fun that must have been. :)

Donna D.

Carolyn said...

Carolyn, this is the first time I have been to your blog...and wow! It is absolutely beautiful and I love your teapot that you have today for your teaparty with the little bird! It is one of the prettiest teapots I have ever seen! (I love little birds) I am following now! I love your little garden cottage!!!! I also love Anne of Green Gables too...kindred spirits! :)
Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

maría cecilia said...

Your table setting is amazing, Carolyn!!! and oh that lady from the past!!! gorgeous!!
Maria Cecilia

Robin's Nesting Place said...

You look beautiful in your Victorian dress! I love the hat too.

This was an amazing tea party post!

Mariette said...

Sure there are kindred spirits... My, your tea looked so lovely. So elegantly presented with the perfect china and fresh flowers. You certainly have a knack for putting it all together in a romantic way! LOVE IT!

Greetings from Georgia/USA