Tuesday, October 5, 2010

An Inspiration from Victoria

Well friends, it is time for afternoon tea again and I took some inspiration from an old Victoria magazine.

As I was looking through some of my old Autumn issues I admired the hat this lovely lady was wearing and it reminded me(somewhat) of my old felt hat.

Such a pretty Autumn look.

Would you like to join me for tea on this warm sunny Autumn day?

I love this teacup.

I love old hats -don't you?

My daughter baked some yummy treats for us.

Have a seat and I will pour you a cup of chai tea!

I hope you are enjoying these beautiful Autumn days and if you come back tomorrow I will show you the beauty of the Autumn garden.

Today I am joining Kathy at A Delightsome Life for her Victoria-A Return to Loveliness Party- such a great idea, Kathy.

Also, I am joining in with Sandi again for her lovely TeaTime Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage.

Thank you for visiting me,



Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hello Carolyn :) Lovely tea post again! You are very good and recreating the pictures from the Victoria magazines. Even though your hat is not exactly like the one pictured, it still has that same feel :) Beautiful teacup; I can see why you love it so much! And your daughter has made some deliscious treats :)

Wishing you a lovely Tea Tuesday my friend!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Anonymous said...

Hi Carolyn, What a lovely hat! It must be so nice to sit out and have tea on a beautiful autumn day...Kathy

Alex aus dem Gwundergarten said...

Oh yes, I'd love to join you for afternoon tea. What a pitty, that you don't live around the corner. You look very nice with this hat and this wonderful brooch! Oh and those cups are so beautiful!
The weather in Switzerland doesn't invite taking tea outside today but tomorrow it should get better.
Kind regards

Regina said...

dear carolyn
what a loveley tea post!!! and your hat is so loveley.loveley table,
and the muffins looking very delicious.i love your green sweater,
is it handknitting by yourself?
i wish you a beautiful autumn day
love regina

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good afternoon Carolyn,
What a lovely and creative post you have! Love your hat! Yes, I'm a hat person too; love them! Your tea pot and teacup are stunning! Beautiful colours and patterns. My mother is very frail these days, thanks for asking. I hope your mother is on her way to full recovery! It would be nice for you, Heather, and me to get together for tea one of these days before the Winter sets in. Enjoy this lovely day and thank you for joining me.


Beverly said...

I would love to share a cup of tea with you - especially on a beautiful Autumn day. Autumn is a time of magic.

Evi said...

Just beautiful!!! Everything you post is just amazing. I would love to sit with you and have a cup of tea anytime. I have all my old Victoria magazines as well...now I will go looking thru some of them since you reminded me how beautiful they are. I love hats I just never wear them I buy them and decorate with them. Lovely post thank you for sharing. As my daughter grows older I look forward to many tea parties with lots of pretty hats.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn
Some of us can wear hats well, and you are one of those fortunate people. Your green felt, along with the pretty tea table could be right out of Victoria.

Shelia said...

Hi Carolyn! Oh, you look so lovely and just like a page from the magazine! Now if I can just peep under that hat brim I'll really be able to see your pretty face! :) You know you're a very sneaky little one. :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Islandsparrow said...

Just like a Victoria cover! A beautiful Oct day eh!

Susie said...

Sou lovely and beautifel!!!

Maleviks Rosenträdgård said...



Hugs from Sweden

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

So pretty. Your hat and sweater match. I am so impressed.

La Table De Nana said...

They were always my favorites..the old Victorias..and I still have them..you recreated the moment perfectly.I still love dressing like that..my cameos.. ..Just so beautiful..Who takes your photos of you? Sweet:)

Marilia Marques said...

Hello Carolyn! I'm back again...well...I'm always aroud here to take a look on your lovely Blog, but usualy I don't comment because is not to simple for me to write in Inglish so...this time here I am to thaks your visit to my Blog and this delicious autumn tea, I love tea and obviously I love your teacups (beautiful).

Here in Portugal we had a lovely suny day today,it was holliday here, it was celebrated the Republic's aniversary. IT mades 100years hold today.

A big hug to you...

Marília Marques

A Garden of Threads said...

Thank you for the invitation to tea, I do like chai tea. A stunning hat Carolyn. Enjoy your tea.

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

What a gorgeous outfit you have on! And such a charming setup, as always :) I'd love to have tea with you! ♥

Deanna said...

Carolyn, I love hats!
You look so pretty in yours.

I had a lovely time visiting you today,

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Carolyn...

Ohh yes, I do love old hats and your felt hat is lovely! I sure wished that I looked good in a hat...I have always felt that I didn't. You look gorgeous, Carolyn...you are such a beautiful lady! Ohh...and your autumn tea is nearly as lovely as you! I do love that beautiful autumn colored/pattern teapot and teacup! Your tea table is gorgeous as always and I really enjoyed your beautiful photos, my friend! I don't believe that I ever seen that issue of Victoria...it looks scrumptious! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful tea with us...it is always such a treat!!!

I also wanted to thank you for coming by and taking a peek at my new autumn place setting. I always enjoy your visits and sweet notes, my friend! Thank you!!!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

PS...it looks like I have a bit of catching up to do...here at your place! I'm looking forward to browsing through your posts that I have missed!

Becca said...

Hi Carolyn! What a beautiful post this is ... love the Victorian theme you have chosen. Yes, the hats were marvelous! I love the idea of a tea party! And, thank you for your kind note about my Fall buffet ... that's so fun that you have the same birdhouse! Take care, *Becca*

Maddy said...

Che splendida signora, sei...
...nella cornice del tuo giardino, sembri una dama d'altri tempi...
...complimenti !


Susan said...

Charming, Carolyn. That cup has got to be Royal Albert. Loved it all! Susan

Cabin and Cottage said...

Very lovely! And very Victoria! You're a natural!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a beautiful post! The magazine inspiration pictures are lovely, but you in your hat, etc., are just gorgeous!

Great presentation!


"All things French" said...

Thank you for inviting me for tea ~ of the chai variety. but I must confess , my hat is not pretty like yours ~ would you perhaps have a little bouquet of delicate flowers to pop in the back ~ then I will feel proper and enjoy my tea and chat.

Anonymous said...

I would like very much to share a cup of tea with you, surrended by the beauty of the autumnal garden of yours.
A very lovely post dear Carolyn.
Did you ever think of publishing a book with your beautiful posts ?
They deserve it.
Hugs from France !

♥ Hélène Glehen - a French artist, fond of roses and romantic stuff ♥

Madelief said...

Hi Carolyn,

Such a pretty post! You look beautiful with your felt hat, matching cardigan and cameo. Very much ready for a romantic autumn!

I think the photos of you could be placed in the magazine straight away! You look so young....can't believe you are already a grandmother. The teaset is beautiful as well!

Happy day & lieve groet, Madelief

Rita M said...

What a lovely post, I'd love to have tea with you Carolyn . I love the teacups and enjoyed your beautiful pics.
Have a nice day

Mariette said...

Dearest Carolyn,

Love the Victorian idea! Aside from the tea and all its pretties I was admiring your hand knitted bolero... Who mastered that one? Your Mom or are you into it yourself?

Sunny greetings from Georgia,


Kathy said...

Hello Carolyn,
So lovely! I love your hat! Your pictures look like they could have come straight from Victoria!
So glad you joined me at A Return to Loveliness!

CIELO said...

I love it love it love it! Everything is gorgeous here!


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Thank you for inviting us to tea; so lovely! What a beautiful day outside with pretty china, chai tea and Victoria.
~ Julie