Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A Library Tea

  We had a cool damp day today so it was a great day to have my friend Janice(above) come over for a fireside tea in our little library.
Unfortunately, because it was a dull day I didn't have good light for taking pictures as I don't like to use my flash. Janice waited patiently for me to take a few photos before I served her tea!
I used these Spode teacups that I bought on a trip to Maine last year.
We enjoyed oatmeal scones with whipped cream and Lemon Curd(thanks Sandi) .
I have a few Spode plates that match the teacups.
The teapot was a gift from my husband a couple of years ago.

I love the coziness of the wood burning fireplace on a cooler day.

I took these shots on a sunny day a few weeks ago.

This is a handmade lace tablecloth -lots of work!
Janice and I had a lovely visit and didn't mind a bit that outdoors it was wet and windy as we snuggled up to the fireplace with out tea!
 I still have some scones  if you would like to curl up with a cup of tea by the fire.

I am joining Between Naps on the Porch  for Tablescape Thursday again.

Take care,


Marilyn Miller said...

Oh would I love to curl up with tea and scones by this fire. What a beautiful room. Love the Spode too, but my heart is singing as I still think of your transferware. Soon very soon I will be at the antique shop looking.

Tiziana said...

Hello Carolyn! You are adorable!
How I would like to join you in that great atmosphere to take a cup of tea and a chat with you ...... but this is just a dream!
Thanks for sharing these beautiful images from your warm and cozy home!
Thank you for visiting our blog and I embrace you so much!

my cup of tea said...

Oh my goodness,this is so beautiful! I would love the recipe for your yummy scones! What a lovely room to have tea in!

Susan said...

ooooooo,I would love to do that, Carolyn. I have not had a fire yet but will soon, I'm sure. The scones, lemon curd, and cream looked lush. Thanks for sharing. Susan

Tracy said...

How nice to have a pretty tea by the fire in this lovely room! I miss having a fireplace, it adds so much atmosphere. This looks like a nice room to curl up and read in, too!

HOPE said...

Absolutely LOVELY...what a pleasant place for a dreary day and of course with TEA and a Friend.

I love your corner bookcase and the fireplace..

I also like how you were able to make this into the perfect place for TEA for a moment in time.

I too would like the recipe for your scones..sound yummy!

Warm thoughts,

Brenda Leyland @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

I agree... what a lovely way to spend time with a special friend. And in such a beautiful setting. It was a real delight to see your photos!

Thanks for sharing....

Anonymous said...

A sweet repast - that scone with the cream dollop looks incredible! Totally on my "no" list - but, I can dream! Your blue and white Spoke is so pretty - and that lace tablecloth - reminds me of my grandmother's work!


Phyllis said...

You really know how to entertain a friend! Your library is so beautiful and yet so comfy looking and warm. The lace tablecloth is awesome, too. I know your friend was thrilled to be treated so royally.

Jocelyn said...

Oh wow, I love your Tea. And I really LOVE your library. What a cozy spot to enjoy tea with a friend.

Jocelyn @

The Tablescaper said...

Such a lovely tea. How I wish I could join you.

- The Tablescaper

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Carolyn,

Oh yes, any time I would like to snuggle up to the fire with a tea.
Your hand crocheted lace tablecloth looks regal. So glad you got those 'sunny' total view photos. But you're right, for a tea it doesn't matter; the windier, wetter or colder it is outside the better!

Love to you,


xinex said...

So cozy and so pretty! What an adorable setting!...Christine

Fróni said...

Dear Carolyn! This handmade lace tablecloth is amazing...lovely...beautiful!!!!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a beautiful setting for a fireside Tea on a chilly Autumn afternoon!
I am sure that you friend was delighted!!
You lace tab;ecloth is stunning and your Library is breath taking!!


Unknown said...

Hello dear .....
Your room is lovely ......
Also I like to drink tea in front of the fireplace, with these days where the air is brisk!
That should be pretty sweet:)
Have a nice day

La Table De Nana said...

One of my favorite artists is Trisha Romance..I am so fortunate to have 3 of her prints and some posters.I just love her.Your library reminds me of her:)

Hello Janice..must be fun to visit Carolyn's~

Kim said...

This is my favourite room. It is so cozy when you have the fire going. Save some scones for me. Thank you for sharing.

Letters from the Shore

Unknown said...

A simply lovely tea!


die Waldfee Moni said...

Dear Carolyn,
beautiful you've set the table.
Oh I can add so sociable.
Everything looks beautiful voices and cozy.
Beautifully miracle.
Have a nice time.
Best regards,

La Vie Quotidienne said...

How perfectly charming...everything from the cozy, warm, room to the lovely table with it's amazing tablecloth. The fire in the fireplace just completes the setting.(-:

Carrie said...

Your cozy library provides just the right setting for a gracious tea with a friend.

Camille said...

I love your library, so cozy and inviting. Always a pleasure to come to your blog ~
Have a blessed weekend....

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

I see I missed your last post. PEI looks beautiful in the early morning mist. We have the same sort of weather in Holland at the moment; a bit hazy with a few rays of sunshine now and then.

Your library looks very inviting. Your friend must have had a lovely time with you! The bakes looks delicious.

Have a lovely day,


Veronica said...

Hi Carolyn

Wow your library is just gorgeous and the tablecloth is wonderful. Love crochet cloths. I enjoyed all your wonderful pics and feel like tea righ now!! Wish i had a slice of your treats...sigh...


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Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Save me a place beside the fire Carolyn, we only have a gas fireplace and although cozy warm, not quite the same effect.
You served a nice tea for your friend and it was nice of her to pose for you.

Marigene said...

Beautiful linens!

Elaine said...

What a lovely room! So warm and cozy looking! Very pretty china and tablecloth and your scones look delectable!

Barbara said...

What a perfect way to enjoy a cold and wet day! Your room is absolutely lovely. I love the soothing colors. Your dishes are so pretty and I would love a bite of scone, please. :)