Monday, April 22, 2013

Time for Tea

                                                                  Hello everyone,
       It was sunny but cooler here today but I enjoyed spending the day in the garden doing spring garden chores-pruning,weeding,and my favorite chore, dividing and moving some perennials around the garden.
Anyway,after a day in the garden it is nice to come indoors and enjoy a nice cup of tea.

                                     This pretty teapot was a gift from my husband a few years ago.
                                       Love all the blooms on this geranium!
                 I have never been so absent from my blog but with all the spring cleaning indoors and out I just haven't had the time for taking pictures etc..I hope you will be patient with me a little longer as soon the spring chores will be done and there will be lots to blog about!

Today,I am joining Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage,
and A Return to Loveliness at A Delightsome Life.

Thank you for visiting me,


Pamela Gordon said...

Very pretty photos Carolyn. It's so nice to get out in the garden now and get some digging around and cleaning up done. I have a lot of work ahead of me and I only have 3 small beds. I just don't have the strength or energy to do much this year so I'll take it slow. Enjoy your garden days. Blessings, Pamela

Christina Paul said...

Just lovely! What a beautiful collection of objects you have and a perfect table while waiting for Spring to fully arrive!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hi Carolyn,
It is always so relaxing to visit your posts and have tea with you! Your tea setting is so lovely and your geranium is blooming beautifully. Still cannot get out to my garden. Our snow is slowing melting and the forcast for this weekend is in the 60's! I will be gardening then!

Angela said...

Lovely gift from your husband. I would love to have a few tea pots like that. Where is the best way to look for them? Ebay has some choices but I am not sure what to get.
Lovely post. Have a great week!

Carolyn said...

Hi Angela,
Thank you for your visit. I have found all my teapots in small gift shops mostly locally or at Winner's (tjmaxx).
I am not an eBay shopper, too many local temptations!

Good luck!


Rosemary and Thyme said...

I am in love. That tea pot is just gorgeous. What a lovely setting for tea. Everything i sjust perfect.

Sue said...

I love that tea pot, very very nice!


What a gorgeous tea pot! I love beautiful tea parties, like your setting here! Have a great week.

Deb said...

Very beautiful as always. I look forward to seeing your 'Spring blooms'. Enjoy your gardening. Deb

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

That is a gorgeous teapot, Carolyn. Very pretty teacup too and your geranium is beautiful! Your teacup almost matches my 'new to me' plate. It must be a little cool in the garden these days. Warmer days ahead though. Thanks for coming to tea and enjoy your week. Perhaps I'll see you on Saturday at Lori's.


Heirloom treasures said...

Such a pretty tea setting. x

Lorrie said...

Gardening can take a lot of time and energy in the spring. But the work is worth it later on. What a pretty teapot you have - flowers are wonderful any time of year.

Miss Jane said...

Hello Carolyn, your photos are perfect as always! Your tea service is really nice! I love your attention to detail :)

Snap said...

Carolyn, a lovely teascape! Love the teapot and the teacup -- perfect together ... and placed on the lovely crochet tablecloth. Beautiful!

Angela said...

Thank you Carolyn for the reply! I will keep an eye open when I get to a tjmaxx.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

It is nice to get out in the garden again and I've spent the last couple of days outside too.
Like you, afternoon tea completes my day.

Unknown said...

What an absolute gorgeous teapot! He did great!

Janneke said...

Again a lovely teasetting, I am always looking forward to your sweet posts. Spring is the busiest time of year and I can hardly find time to blog too, indeed gardening and spring cleaning in- and outside keep us busy.

Ann said...

Love visiting your blog. Everything is so beautiful.

Beverly said...

Happy Spring, Carolyn. I know what you mean about being busy. I set aside an hour this afternoon to visit and enjoy because it has been too long. I have missed visiting.

Your teapot is a beauty. I always find you have beauty here to share.

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Carolyn,
oh whow, your tea pot is really amazing. Such a beautiful piece and the tea cup matches perfect. Your husband is sweet to gift you that. Thank you for sharing this lovely tea time.
Best greetings, Johanna

Alessandra said...

Your pictures are always such beautiful! The teapot is gorgeous and i love your way to display everything .

WendyBee said...

Oh, please don't apologize for being busy with your real life! Enjoy your gardening, we know that the payoff for us is more beautiful gardening pictures for us to see.
I love your pretty teapot. What a dear hubby! It looks so regal, like it is wearing a crown.

janice15 said...

That tea pot is just gorgeous very sweet..kind of elegant..with love Janice

Janice said...

Hi Carolyn,
Justhaving my tea and admiring your sweet tea setting.
Thinking of you and take care.

Szara Sowa said...

I love Your teapot. Your photos are beautiful. I have much work in my garden too. But I'm happy spring is at last.

La Tea Dah said...

Such beautiful pictures today. I love the serenity they express.

Gracious Hospitality

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

So elegant and romantic! You got a beautiful space here.
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Unknown said...

Hello Carolyn,
I visit your posts from Germany
and I like them so much.
It must be beautiful to stay at your
home, lovely..

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Po prostu Lukrecja!

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Carolyn,
Another very, very beautiful teapot and as always, such lovely photos.
Ruthie from:

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oh-my-home said...

Carolyn You have garden in Your home! So pretty and delicate. Your husband has a good taste :)
Best wishes

Katy Noelle said...

I've been thinking about you quite a bit this past week! I was so happy, when I got back from California, to see that the winter had melted away and spring had DEFINITELY got its foot in the door (green grass and peepers and buds on the lilac hedge! =) ) I was so happy to see that so many of my plants had made it through the winter - especially the three new clematis that I've planted near my bay windows - hooray!!! =) You know - I look at a clematis and think of you! ;) Lilacs, too! =D

Then, today, I had a chance to have lunch with a family from PEI - the Sky family! They're giving a concert at our church tonight. Do you know them? They've invited us to come up and stay with them on the island. I hope they realize that I have every intention of taking them up on that!!! =D

er, so, see you in August! (laughing out loud - a girl can dream!! ;) )

Friendly and happy wishes to you! =)


Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

It's a shame you live so far away, we could do a teacup swap otherwise :-)!

Happy to hear you are at work in the garden once more. Looking forward to see your garden come alive again.

Have a lovely weekend!

Madelief x