Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A Winter Tea

Hello everyone,
On this sunny cold beautiful winter day ~ I am happy to have
you join me for a cup of hot tea where we can be warm and cozy
by the stove but enjoy the sparkling white snow from the window.

I am using my brown and white transferware again.

                                                                A winter bouquet.

                                 Help yourself to a gingerbread cupcake. Please overlook the messy
                                decorating job I did  on the icing ~ especially all you foodies.

The snow is piling up out there. It seems every few days lately we get another fresh supply.

Well ,another year is almost over and a brand new one ready to begin so I want to wish you
all health and happiness for 2014.
I am joining Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday.

Happy New Year!

Thank you to all who have visited and left lovely comments for me this past year.



Jade said...

Thank you so much, dear Carolyn and I also wish you A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Love the pictures of your cosy home!!!!

With love, Jade

Anonymous said...

Hallo Carolyn, I am a swedish ladys and my english ar not so good byt I will send my thanks for you blogg I
am very fond of your footos and your
biutiful home! Happy New Year!Swe

Kamilla said...

Hi Carolyn, Happy New Year to you and your family:) I love your brown transferware, your tea pot is lovely:) I also like beautiful lace in your windows:) Have a great evening:)

Custom Comforts said...

What a lovely afternoon tea setting. I'm not a tea drinker, but those cupcakes look absolutely yummy. I also love your beautiful drapes and those pine cone candles. Perfect setting and photos. Happy New Year.


Beautiful house with the gorgeous winter's wonderland around it...lovely image. I love your small tea table with such a pretty teapot. Here to wish you a happy and blessed NYear 2014.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your cupcakes look adorable, Carolyn, and I love that teapot! Happy New Year!


Patti said...

It is always a special time to sit and view your lovely home. Thank you so much with sharing with us all. Blessings to you and yours!

Linda Carswell said...

What gorgeous photos....particularly the last one, simply stunning.

Happy New Year!!!

Bernideen said...

That is so cute - a messy job? Just plain cute! Pass one over!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Happy New Year, Carolyn! It has been another wonderful year of enjoying your beautiful pictures and posts. This one is no exception. Your cupcakes have the best icing {and I love that you didn't skimp on it either!}. This looks like a wonderful spot to enjoy your tea while being warm and taking in the snow outside your windows. I love your curtains. They are so pretty. Looking forward to enjoying your posts as we begin 2014.

podso said...

Perfect tea time to bring in the new year! Hope it's a happy one for you!

Art and Sand said...

Beautiful pictures . . . beautiful vignettes . . . a beautiful setting . . . enjoy your New Year's celebrations.

Linda said...

Am LOVING the gingerbread dessert! Lol
Wishing you a beautiful new year,
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Maggie Ann said...

Happy New Year Carolyn!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the brown transfer ware. Happy New Year!

Susan said...

A Happy and Healthy New Year to YOU, Carolyn. Love your blog and your dreamy photos. Susan

Janice said...

Beautiful place for a cup of tea,Carolyn.
Happy New Year

The Tablescaper said...


Your tea looks lovely. happy New Year.

- Alma, The Tablescaper

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

What a lovely respite for tea time, so beautiful - and the snowy view is heavenly....a perfect spot for a spot of tea~!


Millie said...

Happy new Year, Carolyn. I look forward to many more beautiful photos in 2014

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Hi Carolyn,
Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year! As always a delight to visit your beautiful blog!

therese said...

Bonne et heureuse ANNEE
Les photos sont trés belles
Amicalement de la Sologne

Pearl Maple said...

Happy holidays to you and the family, thanks for sharing all the lovely posts through the year

Anonymous said...

Hello Carolyn,

"Bonne année et bonne santé" for you and your family. I wish you health, happiness and success in 2014.

The gingerbread cupcakes look apetizing indeed.
Love the touch of pale green leaves on the tea table.

All the best.

Hélène Glehen

Carol said...

Dear Carolyn, I just had to drop by to wish you a Happy New Year! But truly, taking a moment to join you for tea within your soothing and stunningly beautiful, cozy world is a healing elixir and a lovely way to begin the new year. Your world is an oasis from the larger crazed and sometimes very cruel world. Many Blessings for you and yours throughout 2014! In gratitude for the beauty and charm you add to the world, Carol

Unknown said...

Thank you, Carolyn!
Your blog is wonderfull!
Happy New Year to you.
Vânia, from Brazil

Sylvie said...

Happy new year 2014
I love blog ♥


Your blog and photos are so beautiful and inspiring! I especially love the brown transferware - I actually bought 3 pitchers just last week, 2 of which were 50% off at a local boutique so I could not resist them. I'm anxious to get out to purchase some flowers for them - a much needed bright spot on this dreary January day here in the mountains of West Virginia.

Egretta Wells blog said...

Beautiful, Carolyn. Best Wishes for a Happy, Joyful, New Year! Egretta

Deborah Montgomery said...

Love the winter whites and the little gingerbread men in your cupcakes! We have lots of snow too. Love to be indoors and enjoy the coziness.

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Just lovely Carolyn. Everything is so inviting and warm. Thank you and happy New Year to you too.

Lee Caroline - A World of Inspiration said...

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year, I just want to thank you again for having me in your blog list. I bought a fabulous camera for Christmas, my first DSLR so hope to share some lovely New Zealand interiors on my blog this year.

Your home is magical and I love everything about it, only wish I lived closer to photograph it.

Lee :)

A Romantic Porch said...

Happy New Year Carolyn and many many blessings. I am blessed to "know" you through blogging.
p.s. Thank you for all you share here!

Dana said...

I wish you and your family a very Happy New Year and best wishes for 2014 Carolyn! I absolutely love your photos and how you use light. I look forward to following your blog and being inspired by your gardening and photography. Dana

Pamela Gordon said...

I would love to join you for a cozy tea on this very cold January morning. (-30 here at 8:30!!) I wish you and your family a wonderful year of good health and happy times. Blessings, Pamela

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

A Happy New Year to you, Andrew and the rest of your family. Special love to your mother!

I enjoyed seeing photo's of your beautiful tea. How lovely it must have been sipping your tea, while looking out of the window now and then to see the snow white carpet in the garden.


Madelief x

Katy Noelle said...

How absolutely sweet and wonderful and pretty and, well, perfect!!! Inspiring, Carolyn!!


Katy Noelle said...

How absolutely sweet and wonderful and pretty and, well, perfect!!! Inspiring, Carolyn!!