Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tea Time

Hello everyone,

I really enjoyed Rhondi's third annual porch party yesterday and I still have more lovely porches to visit-it seems there are not enough hours in the day sometimes doesn't it! Thank you to all who came to visit me and welcome to my new followers too- it is always a pleasure to hear from you.

Today it is tea time and I want to show off some of my favorite tea things. Don't you just love these pretty teacups-they were a lovely gift from a good friend-thanks Heather!

There is one for you and one for me.

All the beautiful china shared today came from Reid House Antiques in Tyron(P.E.I.) last year. It is a great place to stop in and visit.

Yes, we still have lilacs here and the garden is full of their fragrance. Tomorrow I will take you on a garden tour-come to think of it- I have a house and garden tour tomorrow with tea and dessert-I better get busy!

Isn't it such a dainty pattern?

Remember the garden bench I got last week at Reid House well I also bought this pretty covered dish too. I have been pretty good lately about not buying things but I couldn't resist this or the garden bench. It is hard to be good all the time! ha

I think I may have wandered off the tea topic a bit but the color theme matched so well I had to throw in a few extra shots!

I hope you have some time today to sit and smell the lilacs!

Today I am joining in with Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for her lovely TeaTime Tuesday so you can go and enjoy some lovely tea over there!

Thank you for visiting,


Enjoy your day!



Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning dear Carolyn,
Your blues are lovely with your lilacs. I was perusing your porch party below and it is splendid! Everything looked divine, from the food to the coziness of your daybed. You are such a good hostess! Thanks for the tea and another peek at your wonderful home. Have a beautiful day.


Anna said...

What a sweet looking china!
so adorable with the lilacs!
thanks for the party, I enjoyed it very much!

Lottie said...

Oh Carolyn, the blue pattern on the china is indeed elegant! How beautiful with the lilacs! Have a great week!

Cabin and Cottage said...

I can see why you wouldn't resist your new tureen! Lovely! How wonderful you still have your lilacs. They compliment your tea things so beautifully. Gorgeous as always--Jacqueline

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Sigh... so, so beautiful! I love all the blues and purples- so gorgeous.

Continuing to be in awe of you and your home,
Erin ♥

Virginia said...

Lovely, everything looked so sweet and romantic.
Many blessings,

gabraj said...

The blue pattern is elegant! How beautiful with the lilacs! Super!!

Cindy said...

Thank you for the lovely eye-candy! Seeing anything you do is always very refreshing, I love your blog so much.
Hugs, Cindy Ss

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Carolyn
You have picked out some pretty treasures from the antique store and I love the pattern on the covered dish.
I can't believe you still have lilacs on the island - lucky you!
Hope you have good weather for your garden tour - we're back to rain again.

rosechicfriends said...

Hi Carolyn,
You Tea Cups pattern is Simply Elegantly beautiful! And those lilacs..well my bush didn't bloom so I am enjoying yours and smelling them!

Happy Tea!

Deanna said...

Absolutely lovely! This beauty feeds my soul. The china is so pretty and I think it would be a true pleasure to sip from these cups and munch on delicate desserts.

May your tour go very well...I am sure there will be a good time by all.

You're a sweet Hostess.
God richly you,
d from homehaven

Susan said...

Oh Carolyn....Those first blue cups are SOOOOO pretty and the extra pieces you got to go with them are lovely, too. Susan

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

This tea set pattern is so pretty! It looks wonderful with the lilacs!


It's me said...

Nice to drink a cup of tea with you in your garden !!!! ...o love it............happy evening......love Ria....

Anonymous said...

Hi Carolyn, your china is so lovely....Kathy

Angela said...

Such beautiful photos of a beautiful tea set! The blues are so soothing!

shirley said...

Dear Carolyn, I just came across your beautiful blog site and I'm now a happy follower. Your tea cups so remind me of my Valentine's with so many pretty forget-me-nots! I love all things that are romantic and of course my love is the one and only Cupid!
Have a wonderful day.
Shirley & Cupid...

One Shabby Old House said...

Hello Carolyn,
Thank you for the tea. It was beautiful. I can't believe how many great things there are to look at in blogland this week. I have already spent hours and I have so much to do. Oh well, to quote a friend, we can't be good all the time. lol

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

That is such an exquisite set of china!!
Just beautiful!!


maría cecilia said...

You are the tea time Queen, Carolyn, such beauties, such perfection in setting the table and the images!!!
maria cecilia

Maddy said...

Ciao Carolyn, giungo a te dal blog italiano di Sarah "Shabby Chic Interiors"...sono stata "attirata" dalla foto del tuo profilo, così corrispondente al mio modo di vedere la vita, romantico e fiabesco...così sono venuta a trovarti, ed ho scoperto che anche il tuo blog è assolutamente incantevole! Mi iscrivo con moltissimo piacere tra i tuoi sostenitori, tornerò spessissimo a farti visita!

Un abbraccio! ♥


LillyB said...

Beautiful tea set!!