Monday, September 13, 2010

Time for Tea

Hello everyone,

It is definitely more like Fall here lately-in a week we went from hot and humid to turning on some heat to take the damp chill out of our house.

So, with the cooler temperatures I thought we should have some comfort food! Have you ever had sticky date pudding? It is so good.

I think this teaset is so pretty, but you know I love my dishes!

If any of you would like my recipe for this easy to make sticky date pudding you can click here.

I love this Royal Albert Rose Cameo Peach teacup that I bought at Winner's a couple of years ago.

What could be sweeter then a cup of tea,sticky date pudding and the Victoria magazine on a cooler day?

Some of these photos are from last year and some are new.

I have hundreds of these so I thought you might like a bouquet- if any of you live nearby and would like some to dry-come on over!

As it is Tuesday, I am joining in with Sandi again for TeaTime at Rose Chintz Cottage where lots of lovely ladies are joining in for a lovely tea.

Also, there is a delightful Victoria party at A Delightsome Life- I love this party as I am a big fan of Victoria and I have been inspired by this magazine in so many ways. I see they are coming out with a special Christmas issue called Christmas Cottage-I am looking forward to that one for sure!

I hope you all have a delightful day!


Thank you for visiting me,



Jackie said...

Carolyn, you are so naughty, how can I lose weight when you keep serving such delicious sweet treats!!!Just looking puts on the pounds. Love the tea service.

It is quite Autumnal here in the UK today, trying not to put the heating on yet, wearing more layers.
Have a great day,Jackie in UK.

Mariette said...

Dearest Carolyn,

This is surely a perfect fall-weather setting! Your sticky date pudding looks very tempting. I do have the little cake-forms exactly like you show in your lovely photos. Very romantic setting and it could be straight off Victoria's pages...

Sunny greetings from Georgia,


Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Good Morning Carolyn...Ummmm...Sticky Date Pudding looks delicious! Would love to try some and also some delicious tea in those very pretty tea cups! I seen that special Victoria Christmas too and I am anxious to get it!~Hugs,Patti

Linda said...

tea for two, two for tea , you for da da da your dishes. i could sit and dream of your stcky pudding and your beautiful surroundings. well i seem to have lots of dreaming time on my hands these days. drop by if you get a chance.

Ofelias Hus said...

That sticky pudding looks so good!

Lovely pictures as always...


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Ha, ha! Carolyn, it was a toss up for me whether to bake the Gingerbread or the Sticky Date Pudding! SDP is my absolute favourite but I did the gingerbread instead. Now you've got me craving the SDP; you are naughty! Love the tea set; such a lovely pattern. Your hydrangeas are exquisite! I'm looking forward to the Victoria Christmas magazine myself. Thanks for joining me for tea and I wish you a beautiful day.


Pétales de fées said...

Tout est, chez toi, d'un raffinement exquis... Ces roses, cette fine porcelaine, cette atmosphère sereine! Magnifique ! Vraiment !

Shelia said...

Hi Carolyn! Oh, this is so pretty! Did you know your tea cup's roses look almost just like the roses in your pillow fabric?
Enjoy your cooler weather. It's still so very hot here.
I love coming to see your gorgeous posts.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Regina said...

hi carolyn
loveley photos.i love your dishes and
your sticky date pudding looks very
have a nice day,

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hello Carolyn :) I have never heard of sticky date pudding, but it certainly looks quite tasty! Perhaps I may give it a try sometime :) Love your pretty cups and teapot. The weather here in Michigan is starting to cool down a bit too. It's only suppose to get in the mid to upper 60's this week, with rain predicted for Thursday. We haven't kicked on our furnace yet, but I believe that day is not too far off!

Wishing you a lovely Tea Tuesday!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Cindy said...

What a lovely tea you have prepared, Carolyn. That recipe sounds wonderful, I think I will try it. Lovely photos, your room looks so cozy. I wish I lived close enough to stop by for some flowers to dry.
Hugs, Cindy

essemia said...

I would have loved to join you with your lovely dishes and that delicious cake.
Hope you have a great day.
Love Elzie

Princesa Nadie said...

You have a lovely Tea set with beautiful cups,all your photographs convey a cozy atmosphere
Visiting you is always a pleasure for me

A Thrifty Mrs said...

That tea set is so gorgeous.

allisamazing said...

The tea set is exquisite :)

It's me said...

I really like to drink a cup of tea with you....lovely service!! happy Ria...

CIELO said...

Very pretty as usual... and I love that cozy corner! Tea please!


debi said...

Ooooooh!! Your beautiful photos have me feeling all warm and cozy inside. Thanks for sharing!

Doni said...

How beautiful your post is! I'd love to have a bouquet of those lovlies too, but it's just too far away! I'll bet they dry beautifully! Have a lovely day!
Blessings, Doni

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Oh, sticky date pudding and a cup of tea sounds heavenly right now. It is so cool here.

Monica@The White Bench said...

Always a pleasure to pop by your place, Carolyn! ... May I have one of those tempting puddings and a cup of tea in your marvellous dishes, together with the hydrangeas, pleeeaaase??:))))

Kathy said...

Carolyn! This looks quite yummy and beautiful! You do have some marvelous sets - your photos are gorgeous! I saw and ordered the new Christmas Cottage! Can't wait!
I so appreciate you joining me again celebrating Victoria magazine!
God Bless,

Sanna said...

Hi Carolyn,

Yes, I love Sticky date pudding! I will for sure try out your recipe, thanks. I also like your cake molds :) - and your lovely photos..

Have a wonderful day,

Miss Merry said...

What a glamourous way to spend an autumn afternoon. Your tea set is just gorgeous, your cake looks scrumpitous and your home is so lovely. I feel more relaxed just looking at your lovely photos.

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

Hi Carolyn...oh, tea is wonderful at your home. The sticky nut date bread looks delicious..especially with that lovely cream on top :) :) :) In fact, I love the dish it's sitting on. The square design with those beautiful corners are wonderful!!!! Thank you for letting me stop by for tea today!!! Have a great day!!! Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :) :)

p.s. I'm thinking that I'll need to subscribe to Victoria magazine soon!!!! The upcoming Christmas issue sounds wonderful!!!

Georgianna said...

As you know, I'm not letting go of summer yet. But when that distant day comes :) I may just have to make something as decadent as this! Fabulous! Always such a gracious hostess! – g