Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tea Time

Hello everyone,
    It has been so nice to have a few mild days melting some of the abundance of snow we had this winter.Anyway,since any day is a good day to stop and enjoy a cup of tea , I thought I would share mine with you.

This pretty tea cup is Country Rose by Skye McGhie.

This is the matching teapot.

Th old photo is one of my Grandmother(left) and her siblings.The antique lace is from my 92 year old neighbors auction sale a few years ago and it was made by her grandmothers sister.

I have enjoyed my weekly bouquet of flowers and by keeping them in a cool room overnight I have found they last a long time.

This teacup belonged to my Mom. Strangely, I took after my Mother-in Law in my love for china and not my Mom who really didn't collect it. Stop and enjoy a cup of tea and a peek through the latest Victoria mazazine. I am really looking forward to Victoria's Gardens of Bliss coming out soon. It is sure to hold lots of inspiration.

 Well, that is my little tea time break for today but there are lots of lovely teas for you to enjoy at Sandi's Rose Chintz Cottage as it is Tea Time Tuesday.
Also, I am joining Kathy at A Delightsome Life for her Victoria party. Kathy shares my love of Victoria and always hosts a lovely party.
Thank you for stopping by,



Fixing My Thoughts said...

That teacup is sooo pretty! I love its shape and the shape of the matching saucer. Bess

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

There seems to be more spring here than anywhere! These peach colors are so beautiful. I really enjoyed seeing your Crown Ducal china. Some of the prettiest I have ever seen!

Liz said...

The colour of the roses is just beautiful and the lace is amazing!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Love the pitcher with the roses. The lace is so pretty. How nice that you have your mothers tea cup.

Rosetta said...

Carolyn,sei la fata del thè,riesci sempre a creare delle dolci composizioni che fanno sognare!Le tue porcellane sono una piu' bella dell'altra.Salutoni,Rosetta

Mari said...



Madelief said...

Hi Carolyn,

Thank you for this delightful tea! Your photo's always make me smile. It all looks so pretty. Hope your mum is still well?

Lieve groet & happy evening!


Paula said...

Breathtaking, as always. I should have known you were a Victoria follower, as well. I've been following the magazine since the late 80s when I was just out of college. Phyllis Hoffman, who is a dear friend of my husband and me, is the current publisher and revived it a few years ago, but to my delight. I had missed it so.

It's always inspiring to visit your beautiful blog, Carolyn. I just get lost in the beautiful photographs.

Thank you for sharing your morning and your tea with us.

Many blessings,

Kathy said...

hello Carolyn,
Your posts always bless me! This is such a lovely setting one would not know Winter was slowly leaving your area.
The weekly flowers are a marvelous idea - love flowers in the home - the tea set is gorgeous - Simply Delightsome!
Thank you for joining me at A Return to Loveliness - you've made it all the more special!

Hélène Flont ✿Fine Art said...

It's really pretty and also very peaceful and moving with the photography of your grandmother.

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Magmark said...

Ummm... tea time :)
What a lovely teacup. I like it. Flowers are also very beautiful.

Please take a look at my today's photos(http://ogrodymarkiewicz.blogspot.com/) I recived beautiful tulips from my Husband and Son. Today is a Woman Day in my country :)

;) Magda

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Every photo is GORGEOUS! Your post is so relaxing and I LOVE every detail. Your first Cup&Saucer and teapot resembles shelley! LOVE IT. But the LACE is incredible and will have to be my favorite to linger over for a while... Thank you for sharing...Have a wonderful week,
Hugs, Donna

Susan said...

The tea was lovely, Carolyn, but I'd rather have that rose-covered cup. And how about the gorgeous teapot? Yeah, I'd like that, too. hee hee Thanks for sharing your treasures, including the breathtaking flowers. You have added beauty to my day. Susan

Bonjade said...

Such lovely colourful images....
Gives me the ultimate spring feeling.
Fine evening

Hulda said...

Lovely! The roses, the china, the atmosphere are so nice! Lovely furniture and pillows.

Have you seen my prewious comment?

Beverly said...

Carolyn, the roses and the pitcher were meant for each other. Everything is lovely.

erin said...

oh how lovely! you have reminded me once again, to slow down and enjoy a cup of tea.

Kathy said...

So lovely to see this marvelous post joined in with A Return to Loveliness - so beautifully done! You've made the party all the more special!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Carolyn,
How pretty and relaxing your post is. I could just curl up on the couch and sip a cup of tea with you. The roses are beautiful and the vintage lace is amazing.
Have a sweet day!
Hugs, Elizabeth

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn
Your teacup and pot are pretty and I love the colour of the roses.
Imagine making your own lace! It's a real treasure for you to have.

Lounging with a Latte said...

Your posts are always so delightful. I love the way you put things together so creatively, they always looks so pretty and inviting. Love the peachy/apricot colours of the teaset.

Dianne said...

I so enjoyed my visit as I always do and the tea just to my liking.
Your peachy/apricot roses are so very soft and pretty ~ I shall now step out into the day with a smile on my face. xx
"All Things French"

Vintage Gal said...

How lovely ~ thank you for the tea time break. I'm waiting for my copy of Victoria Magazine too. Can't wait ;-)

Paula Barin said...

I love visiting your blog. You really should publish a book with all your lovely pictures.

Victorian1885 said...

Hello Carolyn
I am so glad Spring is on its way! We will have 0 degrees on Thursday so should have some melting too. Your tea post is lovely..thank you for sharing. Your vintage lace is so pretty. You will love the new Bliss Victoria Garden edition..I can't put it down. Enjoy your week.


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn,
My goodness, your roses and pitcher were made for each other; stunning! I have the cream and sugar to your teapot and teacup. And what beautiful lace you have acquired! Your photos are scrumptious as always! Thanks for sharing and stopping by for tea.


One Shabby Old House said...

I have a friend that every time she calls me I put a kettle of hot water on. I am beginning to do that with you. I hope that Victoria discovers your beautiful garden and we see you in the magazines.
Blessings to you my friend.

Lynn said...

Carolyn, I saved your post for last so I could savour it. Love the color of the roses, the lace and the mosaic. Your posts always inspire me. Blessings.

Anonymous said...

Dearest Carolyn,

Wow, you have done a lot of TEAS! But they are all lovely and you know that after water, tea is the most used beverage on earth!
Lovely photos and some insight in your collection fever that got rubbed off by your mother-in-law. It takes only one person to inspire us and that's it!

Lots of love,


A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Surely a tea fit for a princess! Maybe you should think about opening a little tea room. You certainly have the touch. :)
Blessings and Hugs,

LadyV said...

I so enjoy your invitations to tea, how lovely the room and the roses. Very warm and welcoming.

Willow said...

I just love your tea cup and tea pot. They are so pretty.