Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Relaxing Afternoon Tea

                                                                    Hello everyone,

                                               It is a beautiful sunny autumn day here and my
                                               tour with my Japanese visitors is over until
                                               tomorrow. So, the house is tidy, the garden
                                              is fine and I have time to relax and enjoy my
                                              own little afternoon tea. Life doesn't get much
                                              better than that!
                                                  So with a pot of tea and a pretty Shelley teacup
                                                  I am going to relax on the chaise in a sunny
                                                 corner of our bedroom.
                                                          A bouquet of roses by my side.

                                                         A vintage dress on the armoire.

                                                            A comfy corner.

                                                             The chaise is layered with toiles
                                                             and a needlepoint pillow.

                                                 Shelley teacup and a new thrift shop teapot.

                                    It is a perfect afternoon to enjoy afternoon tea
                                             and maybe even an hour or so with a book in
                                             the boathouse.Ah! I love these beautiful Autumn

                                                 I am joining Rose Chintz Cottage and Bernideen's Tea Time
                                            Time blog for their tea parties today.

                                                            Hope you have a lovely day too.



Gee Singh Newbanks said...

What perfect spot. Would luv to join you for afternoon tea Carolyn.
Hugs, Gee

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh my, it really doesn't get much better than that, Carolyn.

I feel so awesome now that I've had my much-needed girlie moment at The Aiken Homestead! Gorgeous!

I just started a book last night, be over in my jammy bottoms for down time shortly. (Wish wish!)

Susanna Vaahla said...

What a charming morning tea!
Beautiful photos!
Enjoy autumn time and life!

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

That looks like a beautiful getaway to me. Just lovely.

Maple said...

love, love the dress, just gorgeous. Lucky visitors being able to tour your home&garden tomorrow. Sweet dreams.

Ruth...Time Was Antiques said...

I Love your chaise and of course love the Shelley teacup! What a glorious corner for afternoon tea. Beautiful!

Susan said...

Oh, so dreamy, Carolyn. I'd like to have tea in that pretty, charming place. Susan

Bernideen said...

The word that Susan (above) used was dreamy - I think that is the perfect word for those roses and these lovely photos! So glad that you shared!

Cindy said...

Hello Carolyn I could so curl up, drink tea and fall into a dream, love your white cotton night dress

shirley flavell said...

I would be so happy to be in your room drinking tea from the lovely tea set. Love the toile quilt and pillows. Shirley N.Z.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

You have a cozy spot in your room to sip your tea, Carolyn. Your roses are dreamy indeed and I love the vintage dress which hangs from the armoire; very pretty! You must be very busy this year with your tours as we have had so many cruise ships in. Thank you for joining me for tea and enjoy your day and your guests.


A Joyful Cottage said...

Lovely, Carolyn. I imagine the sound of Brahms in the air. So romantic. ~ Nancy

Debra Howard said...

What a lovely place to have tea! I would love stretching out there and reading too.

Beth L. said...

What a perfect spot for tea and to spend some relaxing time.

Daniela said...

Well, actually, with such a romantic and relaxing atmosphere, I'd love to be a guest of yours, to take a cup of tea together with you, my sweet friend !
Have a lovely rest of the week Carolyn
With a smile and a hug