Thursday, January 3, 2013

TeaTime ~ A Year in Review








                    There we have it- a tea for each month of the year 2012.

                   Looking forward to lots more teas in the year 2013 with all of you!

                  Thank you for visiting and for all your sweet comments in the past year and your good wishes for me and my family for the upcoming year.

I am joining Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home.
Common Ground for Be Inspired Friday.
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday.
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday.

Thank you for visiting,



Claudia Kraeft / said...

Hi Carolyn,
Your blog is wonderful.
I wish You a happy new year!
Greets from Germany,

lavendel mio said...

So lovely lovely photos from 2012!
Wish you a happy new year!
Hugs, Hanne


such a pleasure to admire again those so nice pictures that I loved so much along this past year.
xoxo from PARIS

Rose Cantiero said...

Cada dia que olho teu blog desejo muito te conhecer e conhecer o Lugar onde vives. Quem sabe um dia....
Parabéns pelo teu bom gosto em tudo o aue fazes.

jeanetteann said...

How beautiful every single months photo is,I have enjoyed seeing them again. xx

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Beautiful! These photos should be on a calendar. :)

Snap said...

Beautiful, Carolyn! Tea brings us together. Happy New Year Wishes to You and Yours.

ANA REGINA said...

Feliz ano novo Carolyn!!!
Saúde e paz!!!

Virginie said...

Ohhh it's fantastic !!! I love ♥♥♥

Victorian1885 said...

Happy New Year to you & your Family Carolyn. I look forward to seeing your beautiful Island through your lens again in 2013! Take care.


A Garden of Threads said...

I love getting together for tea and visiting in your beautiful garden through your blog. Jen.

Lavender Cottage said...

Nice reminisces of tea from last year Carolyn. I too look forward to our gatherings of this year.

Pamela Gordon said...

Oh my these would be beautiful made into a calendar. I'd buy one!!! Looking forward to many more tea times with you this year.

Gwen said...

I would love to buy a calendar of these photos!!

Hélène Flont ✿Fine Art said...

Mes doux et bons vœux pour une nouvelle année et des saisons magnifiques chère Carolyn.

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

OOOhhh.. each one prettier than the next.
Looking forward to many more teas in 2013!
Cheers, Gee

Rowan said...

A lovely selection of photos, July is my favourite I think.

Jeanne said...

“A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away.”
~ Eudora Welty

Blessings that you for your beautiful blog.
Love and hugs

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...


Seriously, call a calender manufacturer right now and get those pics made into a calender.

Or have one made yourself and then sell them. I would buy one in a second flat and one for every one of my tea society sisters.

WELL DONE, love love love love!!!!!!!

Magnolia Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn,
I agree with Michele. It reminds me of a beautiful tea calender. A beautiful photo for each month! So lovely!

Sabrina Ildebrando said...

Carolyn cara,che belle queste foto!!
Buon Anno anche a te e alla tua famiglia!!

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

What a lovely way to go through the past year. Your photographs, especially the ones taken in spring and summer, make me look forward to better weather. It's been dark and dreary in Holland for some time now. We could use some sunshine :-)!

Madelief x

Janneke said...

You had lovely and gorgeous teatimes all over the year. Look forward to see more of them in the future.

Barbara Mayhew said...

Your photographs are always so beautiful, Carolyn. I enjoy your blog immensely. I am so envious of your collection of dishes!

I love afternoon tea and often lament that we don't have a venue on the Island to go for an afternoon tea like, for example, The Empress Hotel in Victoria, BC, or any of a number of hotels in London.

You might be interested in viewing some of my afternoon tea photographs on my food blog at


Carolyn said...

Hi Barbara,
I enjoyed visiting your link immensely - thank you for that.Your teas are beautiful and lots of good food too!
I think you should open a tea room!!!
Take care,

~ Liz ~ said...

Carolyn, you have had an amazing year of beautiful settings, invoking all sorts of inspiration. Just love what you do. I hope the year to come is full of more of your signature style!

The Zeigler Homestead said...

Every tea is so beautiful. It's hard to find a favorite. Looking forward to what your blog brings to us in 2013.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Carolyn, I would know your romantic, beautiful work anywhere! It looks like it belongs in Victoria magazine!!!!

Liz said...

Hi Carolyn!
I hope you have a lovely New Year!
Every picture is prettier than the next! :)


Bobbie said...

So lovely. Wish I were joining you for tea!

Marilyn said...

Isn't it amazing how the light and colors change with each month. It was a delight to see your changing tea times.

Bella said...

Hi Carolyn,
What a lovely year it was! I love all the pretty pinks of February, but who could resist a beautiful day in the garden, August wow, what a gorgeous photo!
Wishing you an amazing New Year..

Sherry said...

What a beautiful year in tea Carolyn! I love how the light is so different in each one due to the time of year! Gorgeous! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!