Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Winter White Afternoon Tea

Hello everyone,
      It is a lovely winter day here and a perfect afternoon for a winter white tea.
I have been enjoying sugar plum tea this holiday season.

I have wrapped the wicker chair in some warm winter whites and a throw will keep us nice and toasty warm if you should feel a winter chill here in the sunroom.
Pecan butterballs
An extra treat-the new Victoria arrived in the mail today.

I hope you have some time to relax and enjoy a 'Winter White Afternoon Tea' !

Today I am joining Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday , White Wednesday at Faded Charm and a Home and Garden party at A Delightsome Life

Thank you for visiting,



Priscilla said...

What a pretty teapot with the fleur-de-lis.

Sandy said...

Carolyn.... I'll be right over! It looks so inviting and cozy...white white...swoon swoon... so lovely! Enjoy your tea! xoso Sandy

Thuis Thuis said...

I love it, so warm and cosy.
Have a nice week.
Love Annette

Pamela Gordon said...

It looks so pretty and cozy. We are having lovely weather here but I think it's going to turn colder and we may get snow before the week is out. Blessings.

Sharon said...

I want to come have tea with you ! So so pretty !

Willow said...

What a beautiful tea party you have set and perfect for this time of the year. The tea sounds very good.

Simo said...

...adoro il tuo blog meraviglioso, complimenti!!!

gilda said...

Adoro tutto questo bianco....e' molto elegante!!

Deborah said...

Absolutely beautiful Carolyn!
Oh my, you do "tea-time" so lovely, my friend!
I could almost wish myself right there with you!
Cozy and delicious spot you've made and your lovely sweet friendship too...what could be more delightful on this winters day?!
Love all your winter whites...just gorgeous!
Those goodies look scrumptious!

Deborah xoxoxoxoxo

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Carolyn,
Such a pretty post! I have not had plum tea. I think I will look for some next time shopping. I love to cuddle up with a new mag. Enjoy your quite time.
Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year..
Hugs, Elizabeth

Carla B. Reeves said...

What a gorgeous post Carolyn! The photos are wonderful and so inviting. I adore that teapot!

It's All Connected said...

I love the cableknit on the chair and table! ~ Maureen

Leslie's Garden said...

I often think of the Victoria magazine when I see your posts. They should hire you to set up their shots! I would like to ask if you bake all the time or if you have a freezer full of the fun cookies you always seem to have on hand. They always look delicious!

Gina said...

Oh so lovely! I'd think I'd just sit & dream the day away.

sabrymagic said...

Carolyn le tue foto sono un sogno....
Bellissimo tutto questo bianco!!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

So pretty, Carolyn! The teapot is fabulous.


Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Carolyn
Your little areas to sit for tea are always so inviting and the winter whites are cozy looking.

Anonymous said...

Hi Carolyn,
Everything looks so beautiful.I love all your winter whites.


Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh isn't this absolutely lovely!

It is so fresh and inviting and just gorgeous...so bathed in light and stunning!

Love.This. Post!!!

Miss Merry said...

Breathtaking - so lovely and fresh. I would love to lounge, wrapped in the lovely afgan, sipping tea. Such a beautiful corner and restful scene. I bought some Sugar Plum tea for the holidays and gave it all away! I receive a special White Christmas blend from a sweet friend that I really enjoyed.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful setting, Carolyn! Those sweaters you've used on the cushions and table just make you feel warm looking at them!

A Garden of Threads said...

Beautiful creamware teapot and teacup. The sunroom is the perfect setting for afternoon tea. hugs, Jen.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Such a cozy setting, Carolyn! The throw looks luxurious and the sweater touches are wonderful. Love your creamy whites. Ever notice how many teapots you and I have the same? This one is one of my favourites. Thanks for joining me for tea.


Sandie said...

It looks so dreamy, those pecan butter balls wouldn't last long and before you know it, I'd be snoozing (snoring more likely!), under one of those throws!

Sandie xx

Linda said...

Hi Carolyn,

Do you still have some of those sheep cookies left from Christmas?! Or, did Heather make you more?! Haha Tell me more about this 'Sugar Plum Tea'. I'd like to try some here on my Island...

I enjoyed a beautiful 'still-Christmas' experience last evening. I can't wait to share it with you. Alas, I am not as seasoned as you for I did not think to bring my camera. There are still many of us in these parts who are reluctant to bid farewell to that holiday feeling in our homes and are squeezing in every last second that we can. Sigh.

I love how your furnishings are wearing their sweaters! Talk soon...


Susan said...

I love the creamy whites, Carolyn. And the pecan balls look lush, too. Mmm mmm mmm

Thanks so much for sharing your loveliness today. Susan

Cindy said...

You know how to shoot some lovely photos! I love the winter white color scheme you have in there, it's so beautiful! I am thinking that is what I want in my living room, we will be painting our walls a nice creamy white color in the near future.
Your tea sounds good and those cookies tdf.
Hugs, Cindy

Nann from At Nann's Table said...

Carolyn...What a beautiful tea table and the cookies look so delicous. Everything is just so warm and invitinng. I love winter white and this is so lovely. I am new to your blog and I came here from Cozy Home Sccenes. I am now following you.

I am a brand new blogger of 8 weeks and love to do teas. Your blog is just so lovely and I'm so glad I found you.


Anonymous said...

Hi Carolyn,
I think you need to write your own book on afternoon tea through the seasons,this is stunning and the fur throw just makes me think of Dr Zhivago and the ice cottage.

achter-de-linden said...

So nice!i get inspiration!
Thanks for sharing!!!
greetings from The Netherlands

Elzie said...

Beautiful pics as always. Just love those white dishes and especially the tea pot! It looks adorable with it's lace.
Loved to see you skate with Olivia too. It's many years since I got that kind of exercise, lol.
Hope you have a nice day.
Love Elzie

Sanna said...

Hi Carolyn,

So soft and creamy. Lovely pictures. I would love to sit in your cozy wicker chair with a cup of tea, eating those delicious pecan butterballs.. :)

Have a great day,

Gail @ Victorian at Heart said...

I joined you for tea by pouring a cup of hot tea and looking at our blog. It was beautiful. Thank you for sharing your lovely surroundings.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

These views just make me so happy! And hungry too! SO nice to visit you.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What wonderful light and a beautiful room to enjoy! Looks perfect to spend the afternoon! ♥

Anonymous said...

You create magic every time. I just want to sit in that chair and never leave.



Fishtail Cottage said...

Gorgeous photo's you shared...how i'd love to join you for tea! oxoo, tracie

Sarah said...

Every detail of your winter white tea is perfection. I've missed my visits here and hope to have more time soon. Thanks for sharing the beauty! ~ Sarah

Rowan said...

This looks so inviting. A cozy throw, a hot drink and a new 'Victoria' magazine - sounds the perfect way to spend a winter afternoon.

Georgianna said...

It's beautiful, Carolyn! Welcoming and relaxing. No sign of snow here so very much enjoyed your winter treat. I hope you are well and that 2012 is off to a wonderful start for you and your family. – g

Kathy said...

Hello Carolyn! I think your winter white tea could easily be part of this gorgeous Victoria Magazine - Love your teapot and the teacup reminds me of german pressed cookies. All so Delightsome! I love creating spots where one would feel enveloped in a hug, and I feel that is what one would feel when sitting on your wicker chair! Wonderful! Thank you for sharing with Home and Garden Thursday!
God Bless,

Atelier de Charo said...

So cozy!!!


Amber Lyon Ferguson said...

Breathtaking!Following along now!
Amber @ Junkaholics Unanimous

Lisa Comperry said...

Hi from Texas! Such a beautiful post :-)