Monday, January 30, 2012

Tea Time

Hello everyone,
    It was a beautiful sunny day here today so I enjoyed a nice walk and a skate on the pond.
Of course, a cup of tea is in order after a some fresh air.
So,I dug out my blue and white china today.
The china I used today came from an antique shop that has since closed down.
And once again,they are not matching but co-ordinate well.
This is the teapot pattern-in case anyone wants to know.
Biscuits always go well with a good cup of tea.

My husband bought me some pretty white tulips.

I got this iron thingy at a thrift shop awhile ago.

/Can't believe we are almost into February and not a single snowstorm- what is the Island coming too!!!

I am joining Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday again this week.

Thank you for visiting,



Cindy said...

That has to be one of the pretties patterns ever!, Just look at those teacups! And your white tulips are heavenly...


Snap said...

I love blue and white and your china is a gorgeous pattern. Tulips, Biscuits and Tea ... what could be better???!!! Happy Tea Day!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn,
Thanks for joining me for tea today. Your blue and white china is wonderful. Love the white tulips too. Your biscuits look very flaky and I'm sure they taste lovely with a cup of tea after all that fresh air.
What a winter we're having!


Pamela Gordon said...

What a pretty pattern these cups are! So delicate. We haven't really had a major storm here yet either. We've had snow but no big old nor'easters for sure. But, we still have February and March to get through. :) It may happen yet!
Skating on the pond sounds so nice but sadly, my skating days are over. Enjoy!

Deb said...

I just love those tea-cups. Some are so pretty you just want to hold them and look at them closely. Those are like that. Beautiful. And tea-biscuits, my mother made the best in the world (I think). My favorite flower is the daisy and then the tulip so this post was heaven for me.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love the shape to the teapot and creamer, Carolyn!

Antiques And Teacups said...

I absolutely love your Furnivals art nouveau tea set! Beautiful! My favorite style and era. What a lovely tablescape with the white tulips. Beautiful!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

As always, your photography inspires me! Beautiful post

Susan said...

Lovely, Carolyn. The iron "thingy" is perfect with the tulips inside. Susan

Heaven's Walk said...

So pretty, Carolyn! haven't had any snowstorms at all? That's incredible! Although we've really only had three down here which is very unusual. And it's supposed to be in the low-40's all week! It's been a fabulous winter! :)

xoxo laurie

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

Your blue and white china is lovely. My father would really like this. He loves the color blue ;) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather ;)

Evi said...

beautiful photos of beautiful china.
No snow here either. If you have to have white somewhere, I would rather have it in tulips!
XX, Evi

Het lijstje van brocante said...

What a beautiful tea set and what a beautiful tulips from Holland !!!!!
Also, I have my Villeroy & Boch dishes are on my blog.
You may find it fun to take a peek out !!!!!
I again enjoyed the beautiful pictures.
With warm regards,

Shabby Brocante, Karen said...

Love the unique pattern of the blue and white teacups. Just a hint of art deco. Love them. Very pretty. Such gorgeous white tulips. I need to buy more fresh flowers!

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Carolyn,
as you said, the china matches perfect. The soft blue is so romantic on your photos. The tulips and bisquits add a bit of spring for me. Thank you for sharing your treasures and your wonderful photos.
Best greetings, Johanna

Monica said...

What a wonderful tea set, Carolyn! Love white and blue, always. It's so calming and refreshing!
The white tulips and home baked scones are a wonderful, perfect addition!

Diana (Apple Pie) said...

The white tulips are my favourites flowers!
Here in Italy the snow is caming...


Karen said...

Hi Carolyn
Some more beautiful china. Loved the beautiful picture of your kitchen details yesterday.I don't really understand the snow thing. I thought you had snow.(please excuse this Aussie's ignorance)
Kind Regards

Cotton Peony said...

Just one of my favorite flowers.. winter white tulips! Great choice and I so adore that pattern! If I could get the cups in larger first cup of the morning coffee.. then I'd have it made.

Hard to imagine no snow for you.. let's hope soon as I'm sure your water table is getting low by now.

warm hugs and love,
Cotton Peony

Anita(Anisia) said...

A beautiful combination of white and blue!

Anne said...

So pretty and delicate.And such a soft color of blue.

Donna Heber said...

Hi Carolyn,

Your fine china from England is exquisite. The pattern is so beautiful as well as your tulips. It has been a rather unusual winter this year, but no complaining here :-)

Elzie said...

Lovely china. And so different pattern on the cups.
I too have white tulips here but I had to buy them myself, lol.
What did they use that iron thingy for?
Hope you have a nice day.
Love Elzie

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

That's an exquisite pattern that I've never seen before. It looks sublime with the tulips. Skating sounds wonderful too. Not something I would ever be doing around my place. :)

My name is Riet said...

You have the most beautiful china . This blue and white is gorgeous and I love love that teapot.

Linda said...

I think this is the prettiest blue pattern I've seen, Carolyn. So nice that you had sun and got to skate. How thoughtful of Andrew to buy you those dreamy tulips.

We, on our Island, had a wicked storm that dumped tons in 6 hours that wasn't forecasted. Midge was out in it a lunch time and said that it was the worst time he has ever driven in his life. Visibility was zero - lots of whiteouts and drifting, schools, colleges and businesses closed, even some streets andwe had to remove transit buses. Even the taxis closed. We waited out the storm before going home from our offices for the day, and by the time the day was done, all was over and it wasn't too bad getting home.

Snuggled up on the sofa now with a cuppa, a warm blankey straright outta the dryer and watching Coronation Street! Haha Gotta go, my cozy cat Monza is lying across my arms while I type, looking dreamily up toward my face. He is such a loving cat.

Sweet dreams...

Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Lusikka said...

Oh, what a nice colours and pattern! Fitted just for these winter days. L