Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Aqua Blue Tea Time

                                                                    Hello everyone,
                                 I hope your week is going well. It seems we are gearing up for
                                 another Nor'easter tomorrow.....hopefully the last one for this
                                 winter. I am so looking forward to spring!

                                               Now, it is time for a little tea break.
                     The sunroom is always a cheery spot this time of the year so let's enjoy
                     our tea in amongst the flowers and it will feel just like spring even if
                     it is snowing outside.
                                                 Pretty bouquets in aqua mason jars.
                                 Last week I spent an afternoon with my sewing machine
                                 at the kitchen table ~ no, I do not have a pretty craft
                                 room like some of you do.
                               Every year I make some new pillows for our garden furniture
                               mostly from scraps of leftovers.The aqua with the pink flowers
                               is a Cath Kidston fabric that I bought at the Cath Kidston store
                               in Cambridge, England last year.There were so many beautiful
                               things to see but alas my suitcase was already too heavy!
                               The aqua quilt underneath the pillows was a gift from my girls.
                                                          My lineup of pillows.
                         Just a quick and casual tea time today as I am trying to get
                                    my book/magazine finished up this week ~ so I had better
                                    get back to work!
                                         I am joining Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday
                                         and Bernideen's Tea Time Blog for Tea with Friends.

                                                                  Thank you for visiting,



theromanticrose said...

La tua veranda è adorabile!Romantica in ogni stagione!Rosetta

Unknown said...

Beautiful fabric! I love Cath Kidston. Wish I could get some of her fabric. So pretty and inspiring! xo Jen

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What darling pillows, Carolyn! I love the toiles and all the aqua. The quilt from your girls is pretty too. Lovely posies and tea mug. Thank you for sharing and joining me for tea today. Let's hope this newest storm heading our way is the last of the season.


Pamela Gordon said...

Your new pillows and fabrics are gorgeous! It looks lovely in your sunroom with all the pretty flowers and pillows. A real oasis from winter. I hope you don't get too much snow or rain from this next storm. It sounds really nasty.

Tea in Texas said...

You have created a sunny atmosphere inside your home. The tea time mugs are so pretty with the blue plus the roses decorations. I love how you coordinated the new pillows with the blues and pinks. Each blue jar of flowers gives your home a garden feel. Have a grand time in your sweet home and may spring time come soon!


Antiques And Teacups said...

Lovely Carolyn, as always. I love the toile & chintz and the wicker! So pretty!

Daniela said...

I love this nuance of light blue in your porcelain and the fabrics of your pillows is so so romantic my dear friend, your taste is really pretty lovely <3
Thank you for sharing all this with us, it's really a great pleasure !!!
With love

Bernideen said...

I am loving all your pillows. You did a wonderful job. My favorite is the pink toile one with the little balls trim. I just returned from 2 fabrics stores and need to go down to the basement and get busy as it is cold and snowy. Thank you for linky. I am always excited when I see you linked!

Erin said...

I love your style! Those pillows are lovely!

KathyB. said...

Peacefully beautiful. I am sure aqua with red or pink touches is my favorite, and pictures of vignettes like this one confirm it. Love it !

Carla from The River said...

A wonderful tea it is. Thank You. :-)

Unknown said...

The Pillows are nice,
each and erveryone of them.
Greetings Olga

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Alicia said...


domenica.60 said...

Your aqua,sky-blue and pink atmosphere is an idyllic spring ...before time.
Thank you, Carolyn!
Hugs ,

Alessandra said...

Everything looks marvellous and i love your romantic pillows

Janice said...

So pretty. Thanks for sharing Carolyn.

Katy Noelle said...

What pretty, pretty cheeriness, Carolyn! =)Yes, it is snowing here, too... ;) It's on it's way up to you. But today I heard two new spring bird songs out the window - spring is coming, too! =)

btw, I love pillows just as much as I love china.... ;)


Marie-José said...

Lovely sunny photos, they fit wonderful at our weather here in Holland, almost 19 degrees, never been this warm at this time of year.
Love it, we can work in the garden and drink a cup of tea outside in a sunny corner :)
Hope you'll also have spring very soon.
Love your photos.

Lovely greetings, MJ

Susan said...

All so lovely, Carolyn. I really like the color aqua. Susan

Pink Piccadilly Pastries said...

What lovely pillows! Wish I could sew! Do I spot a pretty vintage tablecloth on your tea table? I collect vintage tablecloths from the 50's. I adore their cheerful colors! I'm just trying to figure out the best way to incorporate them into my blog posts. xo Jina

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Suzanne said...

Absolutely beautiful. It make me want to sew. Love your pictures.

Madelief said...

You made some lovely cushion covers Carolyn! The fabric you chose is beautiful!! They will look great in your garden.

The little posies look very sweet too!

Have a lovely day!

Madelief x

LuAnn said...

Hi Carolyn! I love your blog! Your displays are beautifully done! ;)

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Rosemary and Thyme said...

Hello Carolyn. Such pretty pillows. That room is pure joy. I love the inviting tones. My sister-in-law and I spent Saturday night sewing table toppers and napkins for my niece's baby shower. One of the fabrics that I used is that same pretty blue with the flowers which you used to make a pillow. It is gorgeous.



Anonymous said...

Hi Carolyn! Love your gardens! They are just gorgeous! So colorful and vibrant