Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Pleasures of Tea

Hello everyone,

I am glad you came by for a visit on this beautiful sunny day as I have the tea already on and a few little treats for us as well.

I went with a pink theme today.

I love pretty teacups don't you?

Sugar cookies go nicely with a cup of tea.

The double inpatients are so pretty.

We can sit here and enjoy the garden and the soothing sound of the water fountain nearby.

These chocolate carrot cake cupcakes are so yummy-my daughter made them for us.

Love my hydrangeas!

I got this pretty teapot last year on a trip to Maine-so pretty I couldn't resist it!

The Pleasures of Tea is one of my favorite Victoria books and as some of you may know I am a big Victoria fan. I think I have every issue and I always look forward to the new issue every second month. I am hoping they will soon be monthly.

I hope you enjoyed the pleasure of tea as much as I did!

Today is a busy day for parties and so I am joining in with

Kathy at A Delightsome Life for Victoria A Return to Loveliness - what a great idea Kathy!

Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage Inspirations is hosting her lovely TeaTime Tuesdays again.

Lady Katherine at Lady Katherines Tea Parlor for her lovely Tea Time Tuesday.

Marty at A Stoll Thru Life for lovely Tabletop Tuesday.

Thank you for visiting me and tomorrow I will take you on a tour of the garden.

Enjoy your day!



A Hopeful Heart said...

This is a beautiful post!!! I love the pink theme. Of course, since pink and green are my favorite colors, a pink theme is always a delight for me.

Your teapot is exquisite.

The whole setting is beautiful.

Oh, and I'm with you on Victoria magazine. I list it in my "about me" section as one of my favorite things. I, too, would love to see it monthly!!

Have a lovely day,
Patti (Fill My Cup with Beauty)

Sandy at Teacup Lane said...

Such beautiful teacups/saucers and that teapot from Maine is stunning!

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

Please come and visit me today: there's a special news Carolyn!

Maddy said...

Ciao dolce Carolyn, io amo le tisane, e l'idea di sorseggiarle nei tuoi splendidi servizi da thè mi fa impazzire!

Come vorrei passeggiare DAVVERO nel tuo meraviglioso giardino...

Un bacio ! ♥

♥ Maddy

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hello Carolyn :) What an absolutely beautiful Tea you have for us today, and love the pink theme, as pink is my favorite color. Your pink teacups are simply lovely, and love that gorgeous rose teapot...I too could not be able to resist that! I've just recently begun to purchase the Victoria magazine, and so far I have not been disappointed...a beautiful magazine!

Have a lovely day!!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Bonjade said...

Would love to drink a cup of tea in your blooming garden...;)
Love it.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Carolyn....Such pretty pink teacups and a beautiful floral teapot! Your table setting on your porch looks so inviting!~Hugs, Patti

Sandi (Meme) said...

Wow! What a beautiful setting! Have a great week. Sandi

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

What a beautiful post ... the garden is so pretty ... and of course, the cups are delightful! Thanks for sharing.

Susan said...

Oh, Carolyn, I SO love Victoria. Actually, visiting your blog is like taking a trip into the pages of Victoria. Maybe that's why I love it so! Thanks for the beauty. Also adored the pink. And yes, I love gorgeous tea cups and pink hydrangeas. Awesome from start to finish. Great job! Susan

Jeannine said...

I do love teacups. I seem to come home with a few new ones from estate sales every month. Your pinks are lovely. I have been trying to find lavenders for a lovely purple tea party. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Hi Carolyn,
What a beautiful setting to enjoy a cup of tea. I'm more of a coffee gal myself, but I can't resist a pretty table setting... your's is SO gorgeous!
I'm a big fan of Victoria magazine, too. Wouldn't it be wonderful if they did a monthly publication?!
Enjoy your tea party!
~ Jo :)

Lavender Cottage said...

Pink and chocolate go together very well.
Your new teapost is really nice Carolyn - good choice.

Tina said...

hi Carollyn
Fascinates me the way you use the garden in summer
Here is not like that ... and it's beautiful! ... Looks so yummy!
It's winter here, but when summer comes, I want to adopt this custom here at home, make good use of my garden.
love your blog ... it is one of the my favorite

Tina (Sonhar e Realizar)

awal.ny said...

Those are beautiful tea cups and saucers. What a lovely time for tea.

Cabin and Cottage said...

Well all your posts feel like a tour of the garden! Such lovely views today--looks like your weather is spectacular! Those treats sure look yummy! Now that is one Victoria book I never got my hands on--yet! Your teacups are really so beautiful. Lovely stopping by--Jacqueline

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

You have the most beautiful china! Oh, and I never got to thank you for advising me about that inn... whenever I visit PEI, I'll definitely stay there! :) ♥

It's me said...

I love to drink a cup of tea in your wonderful garden.......after work today............o so relaxing....thanks darling for this ......happy evening.....hugs from me.....

It's me said...

I love to drink a cup of tea in your wonderful garden.......after work today............o so relaxing....thanks darling for this ......happy evening.....hugs from me.....

Kathy said...

Hello Carolyn. I just came in to cool off and to have a lovely lunch break. I saw that you joined me for the Victoria Party. I am so glad!
I just love every setting you dream up! Love the pinks - especially the hydrangea and double impatiens! They're beautiful. Your teapot is beautiful - you couldn't leave it! I have that Victoria book too! I love how I see the spirit of Victoria throughout so many blogs! Celebrating the art of being a woman and feminine!
God Bless<

Maleviks Rosenträdgård said...

So Wonderful photos......
Hugs from Sweden

Beverly said...

Carolyn, I always enjoy spending time here with you. You make every day special - and beautiful.

And, of course I love all of the pink. I've missed you on Pink Saturday.

Marie Arden said...

My surgery went well I am home and enjoyed your lovely garden photos -always so pretty and refreshing to see. I love sugar cookies with tea!
I think the pinkness helps me heal faster. I miss the old Victoria a little more in depth than new version but glad to see it back.I have every issue also.

Madelief said...

Hi Carolyn,

I always enjoy looking at your teacups and pots! You have such a great collection.

Love the view of your garden in the background. It's so full of colour!

Unfortunately we cannot buy the Victoria magazine in Holland, but I kept the magazines you sent me. Now and then I have a look at them and dream away...

Lieve groet, Madelief

Marja Visscher said...

Dag Carolyn,
Wat ziet het er weer allemaal verzorgt uit. Prachtige theekopjes en zo'n mooie, romantische tafel. Je foto's zijn een streling voor het oog!
Lieve groet, Marja

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a pretty post! I adore pink! Love the second photo of pinks; the top teacup is simply scrumptious and so are the pink hydrangeas. Thanks for sharing your beautiful tea with all of us. Have a lovely week.


Cindy said...

Your photos are always so beautiful, Carolyn. Teatime is such a lovely time, I love tea and the dainties that go along with it. Your chocolate carrot cake looks especially delicious! And your china is so beautiful.
We have friends who will be vacationing near Summerside PEI in another week, I so wish I could go with them!
Hugs, Cindy S

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Hi Carolyn!
What a charming teaparty you created!
Every detail is pure perfection!
You have such a talent for arranging things just right! And the teacups are gorgeous :-)
I enjoyed my visit and will be back again soon!

A Garden of Threads said...

Nothing is so relaxing as tea in the garden. I love the teapot, so Beautiful!

Heaven's Walk - said...

Hi Carolyn! What a perfectly beautiful post today! I think that your house should be in Victoria mag. Yes, it's that beautiful. And the way you arrange your treasures is always so gorgeous. (sigh!) Thank you for the tea party today and for giving us some pink beauty. :)

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

Wanda Lee said...

Wow!~ So very pretty!

I just love your unique and pretty pink and soft green teacups and teapots; how exquisite they are!~ What fabulous patterns and such beautiful colors!..,I am looking forward to your garden tour!

Thanks so much for sharing!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

Mariette said...

Dear Carolyn,

Love to see my own book on your blog; I treasure that one too!
Great images, as usual and loved to visit with you.

Greetings from Georgia/USA


Bev C said...

Thank you for such a beautiful post. Happy days.

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

HI Carolyn,

Thanks for sharing all the lovely tea things..Yes, you are right...I love pretty teacups and tea things :) :) There can never be too much :) :)

They hyndrageas are nice, too :) :) Thanks for inviting me to "tea". have a lovely week. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

JudyR said...

Don't you just love the 'Victoria' books! I have nearly all, but do not have the 'Tea' one. I am sure if they still had the old editor, you would be in the magazine. You fit right in, you have the touch.


Princesa Nadie said...

I'm visiting your blog for a long time and always I find beautiful things there...Really I love the world where you live
I remember Ann of Green Gables it was my favourite serie on TV,later I read the book and I felt in love with her...Prince Edward must be a beautiful place and I imagine life there quiet and placid
Visiting you has been a pleasure in this Tea afternoon,your tea cups and pot are lovely

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Carolyn, you got such beautiful teacups perfect for tea! I really love your Shelley teacup so dainty and the pink rose Royal Albert teacup too! they are my fave teacups!