Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A Fireside Tea

Hello everyone,
     Come on in and join me for some holiday tea by the fireside.It has been a little chilly out so it is cozy here by the fire.

I used my old silver teapot and black and white toile teacups today.

This picture was shot using the tungsten light instead of  the cloudy setting.i am not sure which you like best but it is good to experiment with the different settings.

I will try to do another post before Christmas but just in case I don't see you I will wish you all a wonderful Christmas with family and friends.Thank you for all the kind comments and emails you have left for me this past year and hope to see you soon!
I am joining French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday.

To see the beautiful Christmas Tea for Lucas please take a few minutes and pop in to see Linda at Beautiful Ideas- you will be amazed!

Love to you all!



Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Just wonderful, Carolyn! I love this set up by the fireplace and with the tree and garland surrounding your table, it looks like a tea in a winter forest.

My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

It's like stepping into Anne of Green Gables, coming here!

Sister Patty said...

Your photos are magical...

Pamela Gordon said...

Such a cozy spot to take tea on these cold damp days and evenings! May you have a blessed Christmas!

Babs said...

Carolyn, Your tea table by the fire is just lovely, in fact, it's one of the loveliest spots for tea I think I've seen. Wishing you a Christmas filled with peace and joy.
Merry Christmas!

podso said...

Carolyn your blog is always so warm and inviting and inspiring! I have enjoyed it this year as in the past years. I can sense the warmth from your photos!

Have a wonderful Christmas with your family!


Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Carolyn,

Well, I like the photo best that is UNDER your text about using the tungsten light.
Great idea for having a tea by the fireplace and I will bring my German Marzipan Stollen!
Wishing you a lovely and a Merry Christmas with your loved ones.


Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Oh my word that is so beautiful it brings tears to my eyes!!
Thank you for sharing with us!!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

CHRISTmas Blessings from my mountain top to your home…May it be the best one ever..Hugs and Love Gloria.

Ellie said...

I absolutely am in love with your blog - have followed for quite some time. Your taste in impeccable.

The glowing single candle ending your post exudes peace and tranquility. It's simplicity reminds me that through HIS birth, we are ultimately the reason for the season.

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Your home looks so dreamy and perfect for the holidays :) :) Have a Happy CHRISTmas and a Happy New Year :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

Millie said...

Your home looks so warm and friendly! Have a very happy Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Carolyn I ALWAYS come away from your posts with a desire to get my home looking more in the direction of your gorgeous one! You are so very talented with making everything so warm and inviting!

merry CHRISTmas!

bee blessed

Anonymous said...

Przepięknie !!! Wystrój jak z bajki, z przyjemnością zasiadłabym przy takim stoliczku na herbatę !

Nika Vintage said...

Feliz Navidad!

Antonietta said...

meraviglioso.....auguro anche a te e alla tua famiglia un Buon Natale!!!!

Linda said...

Merry Greetings Carolyn,

I would like to echo the sentiments of all your readers. I see a yet unopened gift. Hmmm, wonder what it could be... :-) Enjoy your time with your loved ones and friends.

Lots of Love to you and Andrew and
Happy Christmas,

Linda (and Midge) at Beautiful Ideaas

Diane said...

You have such a beautiful home, so inviting. Always enjoy your posts. Have a great Christmas holiday and a blessed New Year my friend. Diane

Anonymous said...

Hi Carolyn
your home is fantastic and I fall in love on your blog!!!
have a wonderful Christmas!
from Italy

Marjon said...

Hello Carolyn i'd like to drink some tea with you at your cosy fireplace, its only to far from here hihi...Great Pictures....lovely....greetings Marjon

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a lovely and cozy setting for a peaceful tea as a respite from all the preparations. Lovely! Thanks so much for sharing the moment!

Barb said...

So beautiful, Carolyn.

Merry Christmas blessings,

Unknown said...

Buon Natale!!

Anonymous said...

Boa tarde ! Acompanhei o seu blog durante este ano pois ele é inspirador, obrigada por compartilhar conosco as suas artes. eu lhe desejo um feliz natal e um próspero ano novo!
Att: Dorath

My Cottage Diary said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us Carolyn. Merry Christmas! Bess

Misborda2 said...

Dear friend,
Merry Christmas !!!!!
2012 heart I wish you full of creativity and friendship!
With love, Laura.

Rowan said...

It all looks very warm and festive and pleasant, it would be wonderful to join you for an hour or two for tea - or coffee in my case as I don't drink tea:) I wish a very Happy Christmas to you and yours.

martha said...

Carolyn...I have enjoyed your blog for over a year now and every day you share something else beautiful..your pictures remember me of Victoria magazine..which I love..I also love teapots and tea related items...thanks for sharing your lovely is beautifully decorated for the Season

Elzie said...

It's so cosy!! Just love your pictures, no matter how you take them, lol.
Wishing you a warm and wonderful Christmas with your family.
Love Elzie

Camille said...

This is beautiful, Carolyn. I would love to sit with you by your fireside and have tea.
Have a very Merry Christmas from our home to yours ~

Custom Comforts said...

Your home is so lovely and welcoming. As beautiful as a magazine.
Thank you for getting back to me about the snow effect. It looks so pretty on your blog.
Merry Christmas.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Ooh, such a cozy tea by the fire! Love the black toile teacups and the silver teapot. No matter which light you use, it's lovely, Carolyn.

From my home home to yours, Merry Christmas, my dear friend.

Christmas blessings,

Heaven's Walk said...

I just knew that this was your beautiful tea room when I saw the photo you posted over at FCC, Carolyn. :) Always soooo beautiful. So elegant. So welcoming. I would so love to visit your beautiful island and stop by your house for tea. Someday....I will. :) Blessings for a joyful Christmas, my friend!

xoxo laurie

Susan said...

Enchanting, Carolyn. Thank you so much for sharing.

May your Christmas be filled with splendid happenings and wonderful memory-making moments. Susan

Cindy said...

What a beautiful place to have tea. Your home simply glows! I love seeing any part of your house, it is so lovely!
Have a beautiful Christmas and may God richly bless you in the New Year!
Hgs, Cindy

Cobalt Violet said...

Warm holiday gorgeousness!

Merry Christmas to you!!

Elizabeth said...

I love visiting with you ! The black toile cups are beautiful !
Merry Christmas !

Annesphamily said...

It is so shiny and magical here! Found you at Face Book. Lovely blog. Happy New Year to you and yours!