Sunday, January 2, 2011

A Year of Tea Parties

January- a winter white tea
 February - a Valentine breakfast tea.
 March- a sun room tea.
 April- a pink tea
   May- a white tea in the cottage
  June- tea and peonies.
  July- a lovely afternoon tea in the garden
  August- pink tea with hydrangeas
 September- garden tea
 October- an Autumn tea
November- brown and white transferware tea
 December- a warm and cozy tea.

  Well, that is some of my favorite little tea parties from the past year- I hope you enjoyed a looking back  with me!
Thank you to all of you that left good wishes for the New Year to our family.
Today I am joining in with Sandi  again for Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage and also Lady Katherine at Lady Katherine's Tea Parlor for some lovely teas.
I hope you have a wonderful day,



Olga Poltava said...

How beautiful and inspiring. I'm going to bookmark this post, so when I feel like a tea party, I will come back for ideas. Thank you.

Elizabeth said...

What a positively scrumptious post!

I love the idea of chronically your favorite monthly teas! Just beautiful!

Happy New Year!

Elizabeth said...

That should be "chronicling." :)

{oc cottage} said...

What an AMAZING calender those photos would make!!!

m ^..^

Passionate for White said...

I thoroughly enjoyed this, so, pretty...especially May and June!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful calendar of tea parties...thanks so much for sharing such lovely photos, Can't wait to see your 2011 parties.

Happy New Year!


Denise@alloverroses said...

If they were a calendar I would be the first to buy it! Gorgeous!
Happy New Year!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Absoultely beautiful!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Carolyn,

Love your flowers, china, lace tablecloths and the delicious sweets on the plates... Mouthwatering in many ways; for fresh flowers and for some of your sweets.

Enjoy looking back on 2010!

Mariette's Back to Basics

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Your tea parties are always gorgeous! I so wish I lived closer because I know I would love your gardens.

Happy New Year, Carolyn!

Lisa Sall - Sall's Country Life said...

The snow drifts are stressing me out here, and this post made me forget about it all. I'm going to go have some tea right now! Thank you!!!

Gayla said...

I am inspired and enchanted! I loved these.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Carolyn
I remember most of these teas and how nice it is to revisit them.
Can't wait for spring to get back out in the garden for tea.
Happy New Year.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

How beautiful are your pictures!

Kansas Amy said...

I just love visiting your blog. All of your photos are beautiful and I could just browse them for hours. Thank you for sharing all of your lovely posts. Have a wonderful new year!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh my, how lovely! Your tea photos are simply scrumptious! Hope the coming week is a lovely one for you.


Victorian1885 said...

Thank you Carolyn for a second glance at your tea parties..I loved seeing them again! Always Romantic & magical..I look forward to 2011 tea parties! Enjoy the rest of your long weekend!


Susan said...

Hello Carolyn! Happy 2011! Your year of tea parties were exquisite, one and all! Look forward to all your fabulous posts in the year! Susan

Deanna said...

Dear Carolyn,
Remarkable post with a year full of beautiful Teas.
Always a delight to stop by and visit with you as we get to see such pretty things at Aiken House and Garden.

God bless you this coming year,
d from homehaven

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, Carolyn! What loveliness!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

countrycottagegirl said...

Sooo pretty....! This would make a wonderful calendar. I tried to pick a favorite tea but I love them all terribly! I have gotten some good ideas for my two little girls April birthdays coming up! Little girls tea parties are so much fun! Thanks you for the inspiration Carolyn!
Hope you have a blessed New Year!

Lori @ Dining Delight said...

This was a lovely review of your tea parties! They are all so inviting and make me wish I could sit down and have a "cuppa" with you in your gardens.
I've just come back from a leisurely visit to your Christmas blog and thoroughly enjoyed my visit there. It was so nice to relax and look at all your gorgeous decorations/photography now that the busy-ness of the season is over.
DD said...

I feel as though I have been with you at these tea parties through 2010, if only!! Looking forward to sharing many more blog tea parties during this coming year. A very Happy New Year to you, Jackie in Surrey, UK.

It's me said...

Great post !! i love it !!...happy week

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theromanticrose said...

Prendere il thè a casa tua è sempre un piacere.Regala emozioni in ogni mese dell'anno.Saluti Rosetta di theromanticrose.

Rowan said...

What inspiring pictures, I love the hat you are wearing for the July tea. I think I need to take some inspiration from the way you dress as well as your beautiful interiors:)
I love your header too, I could sit and look at it for hours.

Hélène Flont , french illustrator said...

You remind us so delightful moments Carolyn !! love especially the picture "Valentine breakfast tea" , the colors are so cheerful!!

Chaleureusement votre bien chère Carolyn
!!✿◕ ‿ ◕✿

Cindy said...

You certainly hosted some lovely teas. Everything you do is so picturesque. Really lovely!
Hugs, Cindy

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Carolyn, Beautiful pictures of the tea parties. The flowers were so nice to look at. Happy New Year!

Unknown said...

Nice and romantic photos!

My Cottage Diary said...

How fun (and beautiful) that was! Gorgeous header, too. Happy New Year!

ღ M@ddy ღ said...

Splendido post (come sempre!) e bellissimo nuovo header !

Un abbraccio *


Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Carolyn, all of your tea parties were just lovely to look at! ~Hugs, Patti

podso said...

Carolyn, this post is certainly my "cup of tea." Each photo is beautiful and makes me yearn for a tea party. Happy New Year to you and your family!

Marie said...

Hi Carolyn - what a beautiful post, this should be in a calendar and I would totally buy it!

Happy New Year to you and Looking forward to more of your inspiring posts this year.

@irina_sweet_home said...

beautiful!Thank you.

Happy New Year!

CIELO said...

All so very pretty! It's hard to decide which table I like best! Love them all!

Have a blessed 2011 dear Carolyn!


Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Simply beautiful! Save me a seat for your next one!

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hello Carolyn,
OMG, that is so charming. I love every picture, can't decide which one is the best. Thank you for sharing.
Greetings, Johanna

Vintage Gal said...

Absolutely lovely pictures. I love tea parties ~ In fact I was just speaking to hubby that I wanted to have one in June when the weather warms up. Thank you so much for the beautiful ideas!

Bab's Kitchen said...

How beautiful! I enjoyed visiting your blog.

Unknown said...

One of God's many gift's is sight, and this is one reason why!

Bohemian said...

Your Tea Parties and the photos of them are enchanting... a fantasy come to life. It would make a great calender for 2011!

Dawn... The Bohemian

Cathy said...

I Love your teapots. I have a collections that have been packed away,I think I need to unpack them and enjoy.

Cathy....Cathy's Cupboard Calamity

Beth said...

Carolyn, These are all lovely teas! I enjoyed seeing these photos. You have a splendid, beautiful blog!!!
Hugs, Beth

Jocelyn said...

Such beautiful pictures. I loved seeing your year in review.


Patty in Oz said...

Your blog takes my breath beautiful!

Theme Tea Parties are one of my favorite things too! I usually have a blessing table where friends are invited to bring something 'like new' that they wish to pass on. Before leaving the tea party...I encouraged everyone to take something they need from the 'Blessing Table'. The BEST part is seeing the top of the table completely bare when the last person leaves. Blessings abound where people share. One year I place a new Longaberger table setting (plate/cup)...a lady was thrilled...needed exactly that (in that color) to complete her 4 place setting. Loved that.

I promise I'll be back to visit again soon...I'm one of your new followers.

Thank you again for sharing.

Snap said...

Your tea parties are all beautiful. It would be hard to pick a favorite. I love the ladies and their hats!!!

Gina said...

If this were a calender I would buy one too. These pictures are just lovely.

Collar City Brownstone said...

I need to find some friends who love tea as much as I do. I have never been to a tea party. I wonder if there are such groups in my area. I will have to look this up.