Sunday, February 17, 2013

An English Sunday Afternoon Tea

                                                     Welcome Friends,
                         It was a mild but very rainy afternoon here today so it was a perfect time to curl up with a book and a cup of tea.
                                  I love this teapot with it's pretty little English cottage on it ~ I always think of England when I use it and the similar teacup.
            I bought a copy of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett to reread so it will be my entertainment for the afternoon. I enjoy watching the movie once in awhile too.
                            I am not sure who the bust is but he has an English look ,don't you think?

      The markings on the bottom say Price Kensington Potteries England.

         The tablecloth and curtains remind me of English chintz.

   Well, we have a blizzard warning for tomorrow so I may be house bound and have some time to finish reading The Secret Garden although I do have a few projects I need to finish up ~we shall see!

 A rainy February Sunday Afternoon Tea with a good book is good for the soul don't you think?  Now, where did I put those crumpets???

I am joining Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday.

Thank you for visiting,


Denise said...

Darling teapot! Years ago when I was a young woman,I saw that teapot in an antique's mall.I didn't have the money at the time but when I came back a few weeks later it was gone.It has been about 35 years ago,but it's one of those things that you never forget.That sure doesn't happen to Me any more.If I see something I love that much I try My hardest to buy it right then. Denise of Coffeeberry Cottage


Beautiful setting for tea, specially in that adorable tea pot and tea cup! It's raining here to and I have been curled up in the den watching a movie and posting my new finds. I don't mind rain, if it's spent as lovely as you did! Have a great week.

Sarah said...

Enjoy your tea. Looks like the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

My Little Home and Garden said...

Hello, Carolyn

I'm very fond of that particular book. "The Little Princess", by the same author, is also a heartwarming read.

Your tea things are charming.


A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Carolyn, There is nothing more enjoyable then an afternoon spent reading a good book and a cup of tea. I hope the storm is not to bad. Take care, Jen

Christina said...

What a delightful post! So glad I found it and your site! You tea service is so charming and unique- I love the Secret garden too and recently posted a Secret garden tea.- Nice to see it still has so many fans.

Nancy said...

Dear Carolyn,
My husband and I spent our Sunday afternoon watching your PEI's beloved Anne of Green Gables. We visited your beautiful island with our 4 children and our dog several years ago. I was thrilled with your pictures of the Anne of Green Gables Village. We were there days before it opened for the season and the most wonderful man who is a native of your lovely island and quite a character allowed our family to visit the village privately since it wasn't open yet.. What a memory. I live in a Victorian Iowa Farmhouse and love Victorian and teas. Your pictures have been truly inspiring.
Your Iowa Fan,

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Sounds wonderful. I'd love to be cool at the moment,it's so hot here.
I love English cottages and your pot and teacup are just so lovely. I really love the vignettes too. One of my favourite stories. x

Antonella Cannavò said...

let have a look on my blog, if you want ;-) your pictures are amazing!

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Carolyn,
Another lovely cup and pot. Happy Reading!
Snuggle in...

Olive said...

Beautiful vignette. I adore busts. I have Anne of Greene Gables in the same set as your Secret Garden.

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

I hope the blizzard wasn't too bad! The secret garden is a lovely book. Like you I enjoyed the film too. I used to watch it with my daughters. It was one of their favourites.

Wishing you a happy new week!

Madelief x

janice15 said...

An adorable Tea pot and cup....very sweet..I love the Secret Garden and watch the movie often... Never thought to read the book..but it's a great idea..Have a lovely new week with love Janice

Deb said...

I have the same little tea-cup but have never seen the tea-pot. It is so charming. I love it.

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Such lovely photographs. It is just the perfect setting for an easy Sunday afternoon. I love the Tea Pot.


Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Carolyn
A charming teapot and teacup this week. The Secret Garden is definitely one of those 'feel good' books, and I liked the movie too.

Olga said...

The tea pot and cup are so adorable. I've never seen such ones before.
Your photography is outstanding. It's always a treat to visit your blog.

Diana (Apple Pie) said...



Diana (Apple Pie) said...



Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn,
I love your charming English tea. I haven't read The Secret Garden in years. I must try and get a copy since I am house bound these days. Sounds like we're getting more nasty weather again tomorrow. Cannot wait for springtime! Thanks for coming to tea and enjoy your day.


Cindy said...

A very English looking tea, me thinks! Beautiful photos, Carolyn.
Hugs, Cindy

Magnolia Cottage said...

Dear Carolyn,
Your English tea vignette is beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Stay warm.

Etteb said...

Oh I LOVE .. love tea cup i tea pot , soooo beautiful!

Szara Sowa said...

Hello Carolyn. I ask You to my new blog about shabby chic

Trish said...

What a wonderful teapot and cup!
Perfect for a little english cottage dreaming and a snowy Sunday tea!

The Tablescaper said...

Absolutely adorable tea pot!

- The Tablescaper

Katy Noelle said...

How fun this all is! It does have an English mood to it. The browns and neutrals do remind one of thatched roofed cottages and the natural wood in an old, old home.

and, I'm tellin' ya, Carolyn.... great minds.... ;)

Last spring I read the Secret Garden again. It was very refreshing! =] and, thank you for reminding me! Every spring, we also watch it and, two years ago, the tape broke! Last year, I was more than a little disappointed to remember it a bit too late. Have to order a CD, this time! =]

and, you have seriously inspired me - gotta go!!! =D


Jeanne said...

Tea to the English is really a picnic indoors.
Alice Walker

Stephanie Stuart said...

Speaking of English Breakfast, I recently did an extensive review of Heavenly Tea Leaves Organic English Breakfast tea. I included a lot of pictures, the pros and cons, and whether or not I'd buy it again. I also did a fun science project for children involving light refraction. I sincerely hope it is helpful to you!