Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tea,Cupcakes and a Prize!

Hello everyone,
     I know it seems like everyday is tea day here, but until my garden comes into bloom, it is one of my favorite topics it seems. Anyway, I have a few things I wanted to share with you.

One of them is the lovely cupcakes my oldest daughter made at the cake decorating class she is in. I am always happy to have her stop in after class to share the goodies! I am wishing I had joined in on the class, but hopefully my girls can give me a lesson or two. Hey! wait, when did the times change-it used to be me teaching them .But, just a minute(my) girls if you are reading this, don't get too smug- I still have a trick or two up my sleeve!!!

My little spring collage. 
My geranium is covered with blooms, and made it into the post because it happened to be in the same room, and nothing is overlooked by my camera it seems.
Now for the lovely giveaway I won over at Jen's lovely blog, A Garden of Threads, a few weeks ago. I was really excited to find out I was the lucky winner.
Jen sent me this lovely plate -perfect for the gardener's soul with it's nature theme.

Also included in the parcel was a few seed packages, with the cutest packaging on them- photos she took of the flowers made into a little envelope.
And look at this-isn't it beautiful! Jen is a beautiful quilter, and I love this perfect little table topper.I appreciate the work that went into making this for me, the lucky winner! Jen, is a fellow Canadian blogger who loves quilting , photography, and gardening. I hope you can pop in to visit her at A Garden of Threads and say hello.

It even included a little teapot pin, to help hold on to your scissors.

Thank you Jen, for this lovely giveaway.

Now, I am hoping some one can help me identify this tea pot pattern. I bought a few pieces at a yard sale but there are no marking's on it at all, and a lovely lady emailed me to find info on it, as it was a pattern her grandmother had, and she would like to collect some of it. I know there are a lot of dish lovers out there so I would love it if would let me know any info on it.Someone, thought it might be Chelsea but I couldn't find any pics on a little search I did, so I am not sure. Thank you for help.

Take care,



Suzann said...

The cupcake is delightful and all the goodies are just lovely!! Congrats on winning such terrific items.

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn,
Lucky you, Jenn has treated you well! I too am a fan of Jen, and her lovley garden photos:-)
What a treat to have a daughter to bring you such goodies, taking a class on decorative cake making is always on my list of want to do's:-)
Can't wait to see your spring garden:-)

Pamela Gordon said...

Hi Carolyn, congratulations on winning that sweet give away with the beautiful quilted table topper. Regarding dolls, I too play with dolls until I was 13. It's sad to think that most little girls don't want to bother with them after they're 8 or 9 now. I noticed the two teacups with the pink blossoming trees. I think my aunt had a set of those dishes and I always liked it. Could you please tell me the pattern? Thanks. Your tea table looks lovely as always and your daughter makes beautiful cupcakes :-) Pam

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn
Very tantalizing looking cupcake, almost too pretty to eat!
I'm very happy you won Jen's giveaway, enjoy the gifts.

Susan said...

Thanks for the lovely "springy" images, Carolyn. I think your daughter's beautifully decorated cupcake is delightful. Oh, wouldn't this summer's Japanese guests love to see those on their plates? mmmmmmmm Susan

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Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

What a lovely giveaway you won! All the presents look beautiful.

Lucky you to have a daughter on a cake decorating class. The cupcake looks really good! She must have got her love for baking from you.

Enjoy your day!

Veel lieve groetjes,

Madelief x

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Mariña " La Marquesa" said...

UAU your pictures helps to make more happy my day :) and the flowrs teapot is beutiful!!! thanks for your pictures!

Dianne said...

Your daughter has created a beautiful cup-cake I love the colours - so very pretty. xx

Andi's English Attic said...

Beautiful and romantic as usual.

Work has now started on my pergola (I asked if you'd mind my getting as close a copy to yours as possible). Very excited. xx

Pétales de fée said...

Teapots colors so sweet! Beautiful harmonies of tone! Nice day to you!

Ofelias Hus said...

What a lovely cupcake...I can see that she's your daughter in the way she is decorating it.....
Almost to pretty to eat!

Beautiful pictures !


Amy Chalmers said...

The prettiest cupcake!!

Beverly said...

The cupcakes are so pretty. I would love to take lessons one day, too.

Congratulations on your win, Carolyn. Everything is so pretty, and I agree that Jen is a very special person.

Could your teapot be Wedgewood?

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

I loved this post, everything was so pretty. I am a great cook, however I am not a baker ! I just can not bake a cake for some reason. I read that the differance is a baker will follow the rules and not change the recipe... Just yesterday I tried that, but I did not have enough plain flour so I added a bit of self-rising, sifted the sugar with the flour before I read it was to be beaten with the eggs...oops, over beat the batter and then thought it was way to little of an amount for the two round pans so I put it all in one... guess how it turned out.

suzeeez said...

Your photos are all so pretty ! I'll take a dozen of those cupcakes please :o) Sue

Alicja said...

Very very beautyful....Alicja

Linda said...

Wow Carolyn, Yummy! Congrats on your winnings. Let's hope that spring is just around the corner.

Southerncook said...

Hi Carolyn, Always enjoy visiting your blog and the cupcake is gorgeous, your DD was so sweet to share. Spring should be coming your way soon. Here in N FL we are experiencing Spring like weather and I posted some recent garden pics on my blog for today. We are experiencing some rain and thunderstorms today but that is a good thing and hopefully it will wash away some of our pollen.

You mentioned that you will be traveling to FL soon and I think you said central FL??? It should be getting quite warm there and I hope you enjoy your visit.

I am planning to plant more clematis this year as a result of seeing some of your gorgeous clematis. I don't see them here at nurseries very often but one of your blogging friends sent me a wonderful website. I plan on putting an order together soon. It is still very cold in the area where they will come from so she won't ship just yet but hopefully I will get them soon.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Kathie said...

Such a pretty cupcake - that class sounds like a lot of fun! Was it at Michaels Carolyn?

What a lovely giveaway prize - I love the colours in the table topper.

Enjoy the sunshine today - I heard the birds singing their spring songs!

Victorian1885 said...

What lovely gifts from Jenn! That cupcake is beautifully done and looks so yummy! I have never seen the pattern of the teapot and plate and will keep an eye out for it when I am browsing Replacements.com.
Enjoy your cupcake!


lory said...

hi carolyn, it's fantastic...nice day to you lory

Hulda said...

You have been so lucky. The table cloth is beautiful, shaped like a star. The colors matches your lovely china and cupcakes. :)

I really enjoyed the previous post too. The blue and white china looked so good togheter with the bird-case. And I liked all the cups on top of each other. :)

My Cottage Diary said...

Hi Carolyn, another gorgeous post! Your daughter sure has a knack for decorating cupcakes ... they are very pretty! What a blessing to have won such lovely things. That quilt piece is especially wonderful. Bess

Lacy said...

What pretty prize and pretty treats!
I'm sorry I can't help you on the tea pot. It sure is lovely!

gilda said...

Hi Carolyn,
I find your great photos...your lovely Blog!!!

Suanna said...

This company may be able to help you identify your pattern.
I've used them to find info on my china pattern that is over 100 years old.

June said...

Hi Carolyn,
I am sure your daughter is enjoying this class and she definitely has created some gorgeous little cakes there. I always love your beautiful tea parties. This one is lovely as always.
You won such a pretty giveaway. Everything is perfect for you!

I cannot wait for a Summer in your garden.
sending hugs

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Your daughters are very talented in the cake baking. Funny as time goes by what we can learn from our daughters.

The teapot is indeed Adderley Chelsea. You can find quite a few pieces on ebay.


Minna Mercke Schmidt said...

What a lovely blog I found here! Love your pics! Hugs from Sweden, Minna :)

Ana Paula Gervason said...

I love cupcake and flowers...

Have a nice day!


A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Carolyn, Thank you for posting about the giveaway. You made everything look so beautiful. I love cupcakes, a small beautiful cake just for me is how I feel when one sets on my plate. Your daughter did a fabulous job decorating the cupcake. Take care. hugs, Jen

Sweetladyelaine said...

Thank you for stopping by...I am so in love with your teapot! I had to come and see it! I do have a few teacups & dessert plates in that pattern.
Glad I could be of help!
Your daughter can make me cupcakes anytime...so beautiful! I love your blog...
Blessings My Friend,

Sanna - My Blueberry House said...

Hi Carolyn,

I´m not sure but, the teapot could be of Swedish design. I recognize the pattern and it looks like a vine or grapes with leaves. I have seen this lighter shade of blue and also a darker blue. There are also a lot of different shapes.

It could be named "Gustavsberg Blå blom" or "Rörstrand Blå blom" - in translation, Blå blom means Blue bloom.

Rörstrand started the production in 1870 and in the 1900´s Gustavsberg took over (is also spelled Gustafsberg).

I hope this information will help you!

Have a wonderful day,

I have read that it is not unusual to be unmarked.

blogposts said...

Hi Carolyn
I just saw this I have a set of coffe cups and plates. Did you ever find out is origin?

Unknown said...

Hi there! Can I ask what brand is your divine multi-colour floral teapot and cake plate? xxx