Sunday, February 2, 2014

Romantic Fireside Tea

                                                                     Hello everyone,
                              I hope you are all enjoying this first weekend in February~ the month of
                                   I welcomed in the month by enjoying some time curled up by our wood
                             burning fireplace with a good book and a cup of hot tea.We don't use this
                             fireplace often as our propane fireplace gives more heat for less work but
                             there is nothing quite as cozy to me as the crackle of a wood fire so once
                             in awhile we enjoy it.

                              Since a wood fireplace always reminds me of the scenes in Rosamunde
                               Pilcher's book Winter Solstice I decided to use my English teapot and
                               chintz teacup.

                  What about you you enjoy curling up with a book and tea by the fireside? I
                    do have an extra chair and book for you. I am pretty sure I can find a tea cup for you!

           I found another chintz teacup for you and some sheep cookies to go with our English tea.

             I hope you are relaxing on this lovely Sunday afternoon ~ so nice to treat yourself! You
                       deserve it after all!!!

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

                                                              Thank you for stopping by,



Kalina said...

Wonderful ... the best you can be in winter

Deborah said...

Lovely tea time.
So warm and toasty!
February smiles ;)

All my heart,
Deborah xo

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

A wonderful fireside tea, Carolyn. I love your tea things and the sheep cookies are darling! I'm glad February is here. We're that much closer to springtime. Enjoy your evening.


Daniela said...

Thank you Carolyn for such a romantic atmosphere, is there anything better for begin this lovely month?!?
I love sipping hot tea by the fireside while reading, thank you for the chair you've deserved for me, and for the book too <3
I wish you a lovely new week coming.xo

Debbie said...

How fun! Winter Soltice is a yearly winter read for me. I am making a cup of chai tea as I read this. Thanks for the pretty pictures.

Insomnia said...

Beautiful photo!
Greetings from Poland :)

Pondside said...

How lovely! Our minds were on tea here on the Other Island as well!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

What a warm and cozy spot to enjoy a little me time and a nice cup of tea. Very lovely. Happy Sunday Carolyn.

My Little Home and Garden said...

You've creating a beautiful scenario, Carolyn. I hope you lingered by the crackling fire for awhile.


Maddy said...

Carolyn, you are an inspiration.

Vintage Gal said...

There is definitely something to be said about sipping tea by the fireplace. Soooo relaxing. Especially when it is snowy and blowy outside. This looks so comfortable, I just want to curl up under the blanket and sip tea with you ~

Deborah Montgomery said...

I would love to have tea with you! I was taking pictures of my tea in front of the fire today, and my tea cup matches your tea pot! Everything looks lovely, and I love Rosamunde Pilcher too.

Pamela Gordon said...

It looks so cozy and warm by the fire, Carolyn. I love your teapot and chintz teacups. I don't have a fireplace to cozy up to so use a nice throw to keep me warm some days. I would love to join you for tea and a cookie, or two. :)

Anonymous said...

Carolyn I just was reading about you in the May issue of Romantic Homes in 2012. Of course you are my favorite site and I have your first book, a gift from my daughter in Ontario. We are both in your fanclub and would love to visit your corner of the world.
I always love your garden pictures, the barn, the pond scenes but my heart does a double beat when you take us into your home. Love this cozy, warm post by the firelight. Thanks for inviting us in for an enjoyable viewing.
With joy & gratitude,
Sylvia Faye

Janet S said...

Carolyn ...Hi ..I have been following you blog for almost a year now and have never commented ...I just want you to know you are a total inspiration to me and I try new things out in my home most days and just the smallest thing gives me delight ..I have put spring bulbs in to old quirky items I have found at thrift stores and am enjoying them so much
I look forward to seeing what you have posted everyday and usually view it drinking a cup of tea from a fine cup ...being British living in America ..I do enjoy those little moments of home
Blessing to you and I can't wait to see what else you will show us ..Kindest regards

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

Wish I could join you as well, for a cup of tea by the crackling fire. Here in Oregon, it is snowing out and I have the propane fireplace running. No wood fires for us, but I used to have a woodstove which was my only heat (years ago when I was young and able to chop and carry wood)! My mom had relatives in England and when she would visit them, she would always bring me back a china teacup. That was years and years ago, but I still have several that I have saved over the years. I cherish them, and now and then use one for my own sweet cup of tea. Thank you for the teacup memories.

Unknown said...

Bonjour, je suis une nouvelle abonnée à votre blog et c'est toujours avec grand plaisir que je regarde vos photos et commentaires, je suis française et ce week-end nous avons fêté la CHANDELEUR avec des crêpes et du cidre en famille à côté d'un feu de cheminée.
A très bientôt.

Unknown said...

Bonjour, je suis une nouvelle abonnée à votre blog et c'est toujours avec grand plaisir que je regarde vos photos et commentaires, je suis française et ce week-end nous avons fêté la CHANDELEUR avec des crêpes et du cidre en famille à côté d'un feu de cheminée.
A très bientôt.

Naturegirl said...

Oh yes this does it for me. Curled up by the fire with tea and crumpets and a good chit chat going on between friends. A warm visit today Carolyn..thank you!

Cindy said...

Such warmth and serene to be curled in front of a fire and reading a book. I'd love to join you, thanks for the offer, I'd love to have your tea cup it is beautiful. I still find time to read every now and then. When I walk I have a book on audio, when I sit right now I'm reading The Help, when we are on the road we have CD's, yesterday I took a rocking chair and sat in the blazing sun and read random paperback that I found in my daughter's house i'm visiting right now in NC.

I don't often see you visiting my blog and I'm going to be as bold to put a link to it here, perhaps you will visit and when I return to the Island we can meet some day.

Julie said...

Looks so cozy Carolyn. I'd like to curl right up by the fire. xo J

Betty said...

You out did yourself today. I just adore your post. So relaxing and romantic. I have a cup and saucer that looks very much like your teapot.

Beth said...

Carolyn, Your living room is beautifully decorated and the fire glows. I can almost feel the warmth. :) Happy Tea Day!

Snap said...

So comfy and cosy on these cold days! Your teascape is gorgeous. I love your English teapot and the wonderful scene. Your chintz teacup is beautiful -- love the handle. Stay warm and happy tea day!

Beth in NEPA said...

I don't have a fireplace in my house and days like to today one would be welcome. I am joining you for tea though with a nice cuppa Tetley Earl Gray Vanilla.

Janneke said...

Yes, we love woodfires most especially to sit with a book in front of it. That is exactly what we did yesterday, Sunday afternoon.

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

I did not realise 'February' is the month of romance :-) You made a beautiful romantic post! Love that chintz teacup. It's really pretty.

Wishing you a happy week!

Madelief x

Roberta said...

Hi Carolyn,
Thank you very much for your invite, what a pity that I live so far from you!!
I have a wood fireplace, I like the crackle too! I'd like to taste a few sheep cookies!

Greetings from Italy,

Donna Heber said...

Hi Carolyn,

I enjoyed sipping tea with you today by the fireplace! What a beautiful and romantic setting. So warm and cozy.

The Charm of Home said...

Carolyn that teapot is wonderful! It is an escape unto itself! Such a cozy spot to curl up and a cup of tea!

The Charm of Home said...

...and enjoy a cup of tea.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I can't think of anything better than a good book and cup of tea by the fire on a cold wintry day.

Linda said...

Get outta the way, girl, I am comin' to get that teapot!!!! I am in LOOOOVE!!! Haha And, those sheep cookies - did Heather make them? Thery are "sheer" exquisite-ness (just made that up, lol). Thanks for the gorgeous eye candy. Will you be my Valentine? XO
Luvs and hugs,
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

xinex said...

This is the coziest room that I have ever seen. I love the glow of the fireplace and the teapot and cup are just lovely...Christine

Marie Atkinson said...

Your pictures are lovely, as always! I love the picture of the white pitcher and bowl in front of the window, and the feathers trees are so pretty against that backdrop. Thanks for a lovely post!

Terri said...

Oh I would love to join you by the fire there....and have some tea in one of your gorgeous chintz tea cups! You and I both shared chintz this week. It is just so beautiful.
Your entire tea setting looks very English, so you are perfectly set for one of Rosamund's books : )

A Joyful Cottage said...

Be still, my heart. Enchanting.