Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Cream Tea!

Hello everyone,
    I was away for a couple of days with some of our family so I am running a little late for my tea time today.However,now I am going to relax and have a little break.

Instead of tea today I am enjoying some hot chocolate with whipped cream in a pretty cream mug with a matching teapot-thrift shop finds awhile ago.
Maybe you would prefer this pretty cream teacup.
I found this cream angel lamp at a thrift shop also-I love the ceramic lampshade with angels on it.
Would you like to sit and knit for awhile-it is a relaxing winter hobby.I used to knit a lot when our children were young but now-not so much!
I wanted to show you a close up of the shade.
Cream mittens and a handmade cream lace tablecloth.

This beautiful angel cuddling a wee one is the lamp base.
I am still enjoying my first winter bouquet of tulips-I keep them in a cool place at night to make them last longer.
I wanted to have a pretty cupcake to go in here but alas,no time to bake so I put a similar angel inside instead.I got the little cake dome at Homesense.
Ginger cookies go well with hot chocolate but angel cookies would have been prettier-alas,never enough time!

Hope you enjoyed a peaceful little break with a nice cup of hot chocolate.

Some of you have asked how Lucas (our six year old grandson) is doing and we are happy to say that he is doing well with all the travel and the treatment.He seems to have more energy and he is still a busy, good natured little boy and we are so thankful to see him run and play! Thank you for your concern and prayers-we hope you will continue to remember him in prayer as the trial continues until October.

I am joining Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday..

Thank you for your visit and once again welcome to all my new followers and a big thank you for all your kind  comments and emails.

Take care,


oldthings said...

Dear Carolyn,
Enjoy your little break !! You deserve this !!!

Candylei said...

So very glad to hear that your grandson is doing well!!! Wonderful! Your pictures are always beautiful and soothing.

Hulda said...

It is harmony and idylic in your tea-time photos. I love to look at theme. Sweet table cloth and mittens as well.

Shirley said...

WOW! all those beautiful thrift shop finds are beautiful collectables. I wish I lived near your shops. The lamp and Angel under glass go so well together. Great finds!

Cindy said...

Oh how lovely, Carolyn. You are such a wonderful creator of beauty.
Hugs, Cindy

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn,
I'm glad to hear little Lucas is doing well!
Your hot chocolate post is lovely. I like all the elements you've used; the creamy whites, mittens, tablecloth, tea things and the sweet angel lamp. Your pretty pink tulips just add a sweet pop of colour. Thank you for joining me today.


Pamela Gordon said...

Lovely photos Carolyn. That lamp is beautiful and so unique. It casts such a warm glow when turned on. Pamela

Deborah said...

Delightful Carolyn!
Your teas are always so pretty!
Praying for your grandson right now xo

Deborah xoxo

Jan said...

Another beautiful tea table setting from today. I look forward to your posts so very much. I too am way behind in my posting and my blog has been the thing to suffer. I continually keep an eye out for new teapots ...you have so many lovely ones in your home. Have a wonderful evening.

Jan @ Mavrik Lane

Tracy said...

Beautiful & the hot chocolate looks soooo good! I am fond of angels, too. :)

Linda said...

Carolyn, your cream teapot is so pretty. It's hard to find a nice teapot that isn't too heavy. I'm happy to hear that your grandson is doing better. We Nana's do worry.
All the best to you an your family.

Leslie's Garden said...

A beautiful set up for some delicious hot chocolate! That lamp is so pretty, I've never seen one like it. What a great find!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Beautiful! A pale palette doesn't mean boring. I think your cream tea table is lovely!

Susan said...

Well Carolyn, that was an absolutely delightful post.

The angel lamp was so PERFECT for you. You deserved to find that and it seems that it was especially made for you! She was just exquisite.

Take are, Carolyn, and thanks for the hot chocolate. It was delish and MUCH better than tea! ha! Susan

My Little Home and Garden said...

I'm pleased to hear that Lucas is doing so well.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a lovely teapot and cups, Carolyn! Amazing that you found them at a thrift store! I enjoy a cup of hot chocolate in the afternoons myself sometimes with some whip cream and sometimes with a couple of large marshmallows. Whatever you choose, you have such a serene setting here.

Linda said...

Hi Carolyn,

What a beautiful collection of teapots you have! And, just when I think I've seen them all! Haha The angel in the tiny dome and the lamp are very precious.

Midge and I are thrilled to know that Lucas is continuing to do well, and I am still receiving the most wonderful comments re "Tea, Tour and More..." Truly, 'A Christmas Tea for Lucas' was our best gift of the holiday season - so many generous souls and everyone keeps asking about him, so thank you for keeping us up to date.


Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Once again, my blood pressure goes down everytime I take a lovely beautiful amazing break of beauty and warmth at The Aiken House.

Thank you, Carolyn.

You are a very special lady.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Carolyn
A delightful cream tea, even if it is hot chocolate that look yummy with the whipped cream on top.
I'm glad to hear Lucas is coming along fine, I continue to remember him, and your daughter in my prayers.

Sonia said...

Heavenly...your hot chocolate looks sooo good! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous pictures and your cream teapot and mug are just beautiful!
Miss Bloomers

Lady of the Woods said...

Dreamy table and gorgeous photography as always! I did some thrifting today and found a few treasures. blessings, Lady.

Sheila said...

I'm very glad to know that Lucas is doing well. I'll continue to keep him in my prayers.

June said...

Such a beautiful post Carolyn. So serene and calming for my evening.
I am so happy to hear that Lucas is doing well. He continues to be in my prayers...and you too!
hugs from here....

Katy Noelle said...

Warm and fresh and cozy with a beautifully glowing snow white world out of the windows. Carolyn, could there be anything more elegant? but, this post mostly reminds me of everything soft and cozy and homey.

Lovely as always! =]


Marjon said...

Dear Carolyn, il love your Pictures and i like your tableware....greetz Marjon

weisser traum said...

morgen du liebe
es sieht traumhaft kuschelig aus bei dir.
herzlichst daniela

Michaela said...

Wow beautiful!!!Michaela

By Nela said...

He descubierto tu blog y me ha encantado. Desde hoy te sigo si lo deseas te invito a conocer mo blog y si es de tu agrado, me gustaría tenerte como seguidora y así poder seguir en contacto. Saludos.

♥Cantinho da Nete ♥ said...

love blog!

lavendel mio said...

Beautiful cream posts!
Kako with creamy, delicious ...
Wish you a beautiful day, hug, Hanne

Páginas de Rose said...

Delighted with his post. Very beautiful.


amaggie said...

Beautifully ... romantic ... ethereally ....

sabrymagic said...

Foto incantevoli.....
Che meraviglia!!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Carolyn, your pictures are lovely and graceful as always. I love the cream sets....they are a particular favorite of mine.

Have a blessed day,
Barb ♥

Sanna said...

Hi Carolyn,

The hot chocolate look delicious and the angel lamp is adorable! Great find! I have admired all of your lovely bouquets from the garden. They are truly beautiful!


Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

I hope you had a good time with your family.

The hot chocolate looks delicious. On a cold day like today it's the perfect drink!

The little mittens look very sweet.

Have a lovely day!

Madelief x

martha said...

As always your photos are lovely...A cup of tea would be great this evening as the tempertures dip again.

Betty Jo said...

Carolyn I adore that teapot, and your photos are exquisite.

Lounging with a Latte said...

Its been a while since I visited your blog, so it was lovely reading and looking at all your delightful photos. That hot chocolate looks delicious and very nice in that cream mug.

Anonymous said...

Olá, Carolyne! Com o frio que deve estar fazendo por ai, com certeza um bom chocolate quente e um ambiente com flores lindas e velinhas acesas traz muito aconchego.Um boa sexta feira para você!