Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tea Time

Hello everyone,
     After a few beautiful sunny warm days last week we are back to winter here today. Schools and some businesses are shut down for the day as we have high winds and some blowing snow.So,it is a good day to snuggle in and enjoy a nice afternoon tea break.
I couldn't resist this pretty teacup when I saw it at a second hand shop a few weeks ago. It matched the plate on the bottom of the 3 tiered plate stand my husband made for me.Help yourself to the sugar cookies,cranberry muffins or a pecan butterball.

A pretty bouquet makes the day a little brighter.

Carnations and snapdragons
Well, I hope this little afternoon tea is a bright spot in your day!

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

Thank you for stopping by and thank you to all who left such nice comments on our bedroom makeover in the past few days.

Take care,



Your teacup is gorgeous, what beautiful color to it. I guess you're back to drinking tea and yummy pastries, well, the weather will change again and than you will have ice cream, lol.. See ya at Tea Time Tuesday. Hugs,

Judi said...

Your dishes are so pretty.... Thank you for the cup of tea and the goodies.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That is a beautiful pattern, Carolyn! What luck finding the teacup and saucer that matches that dish. I am hoping that any threat of snow for us has passed, although I'm still not trusting of the warmer weather we've been having.

Victorian1885 said...

Good morning Carolyn
Thanks for the cup of tea & Sweets. Spring should be just around the corner.. I can't wait to live vicariously through your dreamy garden! Take care.


Magdalena said...

Amazing :) I admire your blog, greetings:)

Betty Sneeringer said...

You consistently have the prettiest pictures in all of blogland! All that I see, that is.


Unknown said...

Well done!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good afternoon Carolyn,
What a pretty little teacup! You do find the prettiest cups on your rounds! I need to get out more, I think. And it's lovely that it matches the stand Andrew made for you. Your cookies look wonderful and it is a good day to stay indoors and enjoy a cup of tea. Thank you for joining me today.


jill said...

Beautiful pictures love the tea set xxxx

Sharon Kirk Clifton said...


Your elegant blog is such a blessing. As a writer, I spend many hours at the computer, so when I need a virtual retreat, I escape to your lovely cottage for a spot of tea and a calming respite.

Your photographs are so evocative. I've managed to resist the great temptaion to pin them on Pinterest, however. The music is perfect, also.

Peace and blessings,

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a perfect way to spend a back-to-winter day! Love the teacup and the goodies are divine! Happy TT!

Sanna - My Blueberry House said...

Very pretty Carolyn! The pattern reminds me of old paper bookmarks we used to collect as children. Love the blue colour. I am so impressed your husband made the cake stand. Beautiful!


Mr Paul said...

What a great find and it matches the plate you already had, what are the chances of that. I'd like a pecan butterball with my tea please Carolyn:)

Elzie said...

Just love your "vase".
Hope you don't get too much snow now.
Love Elzie

Pamela Gordon said...

We are getting the wind here but it's sunny and very cold! I love the teacup! Beautiful colours. Stay cozy.

Bernideen said...

Beautiful setting, flowers and tea time items......as always!

Susan said...

I have to say, Carolyn, that is a MOST exquisite tea cup. Isn't that amazing that it matched your plate? How wonderful is that? Thanks so much for sharing. Susan

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Carolyn: A beautiful bright spot in an otherwise dull and dreary day. You husband made a beautiful dessert stand..Happy Tuesday..Judy

The Old Parsonage said...

Hi Carol

Love my visits here - I feel so at home. Everything is lovely.

Enjoy your week!

Linda said...

Hey, Carolyn!

Thanks for the cuppa cheer! What a beauty of a teacup! And, clever Andrew to make that tiered goodies server. I am impressed!

Our weather finally warmed up today to 10 degrees Celsius. When you were having all that warm weather last week, ours was cold and snowy! Lol

Enjoy your evening.


Tretswelt said...

WOW! wunderschonen Sachen sehe ich hier...traumhafte Stunden zum Tee Zeit.Bussi aus Brasilien.Luciene.

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Carolyn,
this tea set looks really wonderful. I love the vibrant tuquoise with the rose decoration. And your bouquet in the pretty jug brings the spring into the house. Thank you for sharing this wonderful photos.
Best greetings, Johanna

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn
That was a stroke of luck to find a teacup that matches the bottom tier plate.
Sorry to hear you got snow, we've only had cold weather and high winds. However, it is supposed to be warmer tomorrow.

CEO Lisa Anne - L.A said...

Hi Carolyn,
I love the color and design of your teacup and saucer. What a beautiful set! Everything looks so lovely. Have a wonderful week.


Cantinho da Zazá said...

Going to bed after a long day... These were the peaceful images that I was needing. Thanks! Zazá

All Things Chic 2 said...

Hi Caralyn
Not sure if you got my reply or not regarding the "Jeanne d 'Arc Living"
A friend of mine gets us them in Halifax"The Atlantic News" Hope you have some luck getting some...
Blessings Lori
Love all the fresh flowers!!!

Rowan said...

Those cranberry muffins look delicious! It's hard to imagine snow and high winds as we are having wonderful weather at the moment.

Anonymous said...

I just love your blog! So beautiful! I look forward to each new post very much! xoxo

petrajanssen ♥ goldenfairycottage said...

OMG, Carolyn ... ♥
Such a beautiful teacup! I'm also in love with the white "fluffy!" roses and your blog. Thanks, for making my heart jump today!
Lots of love,

Diana (Apple Pie) said...

Everytime i write the same word..but you are fantastic!!!!


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dizzyizzy said...

I love your blog and have pinned some of your photos on Pintrest. Recently, on our local TV news they have said that many bloggers that have copyrights on their photos consider this a violation. Please let me know if I am doing something wrong or worse illegal.

I adore your tiered platestand and would love a tutorial on how your husband made it. The cup is breathtaking. Thanks so much for your beautiful blog.

Madelief said...

Such a pretty cup you found Carolyn! I would have taken it with me too :-) The cookies and muffins on your cake stand look delicious!

We had two beautiful sunny days too, but from tomorrow it's getting colder again. I hope we will get some rain. The garden is very dry at the moment!

Happy day!

Madelief x

Unknown said...

Lovely!!!! Hugs from Petra

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

I absolutely LOVE that china!

I need to get thrifting again, it's been too long - but I never find anything close to that beautiful when I do shop.

Lovely tea party, thank you so much!

Karen said...

Hi Carolyn
It all looks so beautiful. I really enjoyed you're previous post . Your bedroom looks beautiful.
Kind Regards