Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Afternoon Tea

Hello everyone,
        I am happy you stopped by as I have afternoon tea all prepared for you.
I was in the mood for some pretty pastels today.

My husband made this 3 tiered plate for me by drilling a hole in the center with a special bit on his drill. He is definitely a keeper!
Love this pretty teacup from Winner's.

I also love this lacy little stand for sweets or teacups that came from TJMAXX a few years ago.
The heart shaped biscuits look pretty on the  bottom tier.
My iron angel is keeping watch.
One of my favorite teacups-a thrift find.
I have a gift for you before you go!
Love that rose!
We received several centimeters of snow this afternoon and evening and a little peek outside my door tells me it is beautiful out there. I hope it doesn't all blow off the trees before I get a chance to photograph it!

I am joining A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday and Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.

Thank you for stopping in for afternoon tea.

Take care,



Gardening in a Sandbox said...

It is always a pleasure to visit your blog for tea. You have the most beautiful tea cups and the biscuits look so delicious. V

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love that iron angel--so pretty. Your posts are always beautiful!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Sheer lovliness in every way.

Your pastel theme incredible and your DH is very talented to make that 3 tier server! Well done!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

And here we had a Spring like day, Carolyn! It's just crazy weather lately! I love that three tiered stand your hubby did for you. What a guy! : ) It sounds like a great afternoon for some tea and magazine reading.

Candylei said...

It's always so fun to visit and see all of your sweet china! I love all of the different rose patterns you have.

Susan said...

Oh I just loved that three dish rack your husband made,Carolyn. I would have been so worried one of the plates would crack. He did a great job and it's SOOOOO pretty.

Your china? Divine. Your rose? Most beautful. Your blog? Love it. Susan



The Tablescaper said...

Oh Carolyn, this looks positively relaxing and indulgent.

- The Tablescaper

Fru R. said...

Beautiful again Carolyn:)
Lovely porcelain!
Hugs from Norway

Diana (Apple pie, love for details) said...

Thank you for being so special...


Cotton Peony said...


I can't wait to see the snow shots!! I know your garden is just the pitcure perfect shot after a dusting of snow. Say, did you ever share/post that recipe for biscuits or scones??

If not, please do as all my southern recipes are some what yet to be desired if you know what I mean.

with love,
Cotton Peony

High Heeled Life said...

Beautiful afternoon tea... your husband did a great job on creating that tier!! and the lacy one is most lovely.

Your wonderful angel looks most delighted to be part of all the wonderful things you have set for us today. Your photo mosaics are so pretty..XO HHL

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your pastels are lovely, Carolyn! That rose is such a pretty colour and your hubby did a wonderful job making the tiered plate stand for you. Hope your day is going well.


Cindy said...

Beautiful Photos and Lovely teacups! Thanks for inviting us to Tea! XO Cindy

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a lovely afternoon tea in the soft pastels! Wish I could join you!

I'm a Follower now, brought you up to 2300!! Wow!


Anne said...

Dear Carolyn, I have just found your blog, and I love it! Serendipity...I have been trying for ages to find the name and maker of the plate pattern (with turquoise) on the bottom of your tiered stand...I have only seen it in a magazine once, and thought it was so pretty... even sent the photo to Replacements; they thought it looked similar to "Lady Ascot" by Royal Albert, but not quite...I would love it if you could tell me the name! Best, Anne

Sandra said...

What a lovely table. The tiered tray your husband made is amazing! I agree, he's a keeper. Thanks for sharing your beautiful table. Have a great weekend.

Bernideen said...

Oh - that 3 tiered tray! Finding the hardware would be the tough thing. That is lovely with the different plates. This post is really outstanding!

Mari said...

It all looks delightful and very dreamy:) love the heart shaped biscuits yummy.....
Your tea cups are gorgeous....


Sweetladyelaine said...

Your tea looks so lovely and inviting! I love pink and teacups. Very pretty. I would love to sit down and have tea with you and chat!
Blessings My Friend,

Madelief said...

Your cake stand looks great Carolyn! You chose some beautiful plates & Andrew did well.

I wish I could join you for tea! Hopefully I will one day.

Lieve groet,

Madelief x

Liz@A Dish Here, A Glass There said...

Beautiful as always! Love the different china patterns and the beautiful rose! The iron angel is so precious! Beautiful photography!

Sue (Someones Mom) said...

This is lovely. It looks just as an afternoon tea should look...soft, romantic and beautiful. I can almost taste those biscuits with a bit of strawberry jam.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Carolyn
Everything looks lovely as usual and flaky biscuits again.
I'm wondering if February will have the same weather as January, such a mild winter this year.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Carolyn
Everything looks lovely as usual and flaky biscuits again.
I'm wondering if February will have the same weather as January, such a mild winter this year.

Tanya@takesix said...

A beautiful table for tea, Carolyn. Your angel is beautiful!

Anne said...

Dear Carolyn, I just enabled "follow-up" comments...I am so excited to see that you have some of that lovely china pattern, and don't want to miss your reply as to the name!
Thank you so much ~ I apologize for being so eager!

Carolyn said...

Hi Anne,
I just left a comment on one of your blogs but I will answer here as well- the name of the plate you liked is Naples and it is made in England.

I hope this helps you in your search and thank you for visiting me!

Tess said...

Your tables are always so beautiful and gracious!!! The tiered tray is so pretty...what a clever husband you have! Tea and treats look delicious. Hope to see your snow pics! He haven't had much here in upstate NY either!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

What a lovely table! Beautiful clicks.
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)


Texas Tea Party said...

Pretty pastels are perfect for an afternoon tea table. The chintz and thrifted cups and saucers are lovely to view and for drinking tea. The angel gives a serene feel to this setting! The tea party food is very dainty and delicious looking. We are having a very warm winter and wish for lots of rain. I will be watching and looking forward to your photos of snow! Happy Tablescaping! Pam

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a beautiful table ... Love your sweet angel in attendance and the lovely ruffled rose.

Anonymous said...

Olá,Carolyn! Amei a sua decoração. Principalmente o anjinho que está sobre a mesa, eu tenho um ajinho de resina que fica na parede da entrada de minha casa. O seu chá acompanhado com as rosas ficou um charme. Abraço,
Att: Dorath

Taffy said...


You are so precious. I love spending time with you, the special teas and your spectacular garden. I wish I wasn't so far away! Taffy

Chubby N Chieque said...

Wow! Absolutely pretty with pastel. I am falling in love with it.

TY for the warm tea. That's what I need now to ease my flu.

Greetings from freezin Stockholm,

Linda said...

Hi Carolyn,

I am just realizing that I missed a few of your posts - how could that happen?! Lol So, please forgive me as I am late with my comments. And, I don't imagine there is a crumb of biscuit left for me to taste. Poor me! Lol

Now, I have to ask this - Did you shape your tea biscuits with a heart cutter, or do they just 'know' to do this while baking in the oven for you?!!! Tee hee. I couldn't resist. I love my heart-shaped cutter and don't the heart shapes make 'em taste even better - if that's even possible? See ya. :-) Next time I won't be so late for tea!

Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Kathy said...

Hello Carolyn, Your pictures always make me feel as if I am walking through a lovely, soft dream. I love the three tier stand your husband made for you! Definitely a keeper! Love the beautiful teacups and your iron angel. Dreamy. Thank you for sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,