Sunday, June 28, 2015

Lupines and Tea

Welcome!  I had tea today in my garden among the purple lupines.  We had a warm day for a change with lots of sunshine!


 


I'm using a special new teapot and a new to me teacup to share with you today.





My dear daughter in law gifted me with this lovely Happy Anniversary teapot and cloth napkin while in Florida celebrating our anniversary with family.   The teapot is stamped UCGO Japan


 


  


I found the pretty teacup at a thrift store while in Florida.  It is named Silver Rose,  Stamped Grosvenor bone china by Jackson & Gosling Ltd.  England.





The sweet creamer I found at Homegoods  in Florida. Sorry I can't remember the name of the tiny pink flowers, a perennial in my garden!





Well, I will leave you to enjoy tea time!  Thank you so much for visiting and wishing you a wonderful week!













 


I will be joining the following parties this week: Tea Time Tuesday and Tea In The Garden.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Tea At The Grand Floridian Garden View Lounge

Hello and welcome!  For tea time this week I'm sharing Tea at the Grand Floridian.  Last month my family met at Disney World to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary.  On Saturday of that week it also happened to be my birthday!  While the others went to a water park, and hubby rested in the motor home, I went to the Grand Floridian for tea!








What a delightful tea time it was!  From a variety of tea I chose the Garden View Blend.  A black tea blend of Golden Assam, Keemun, and a light flowery Earl Gray.





Isn't that a darling teapot?  It held exactly four cups of tea and I drank every drop!    A tea cozy came on the teapot to keep the tea nice and hot!










First was served the sandwiches and savories.  There was golden beet, curry egg salad, chicken salad, cucumber sandwiches, and a sweet onion tart.  Also, yellow cheese, German cheese with fresh sage, crackers, and an assortment of raspberries, blueberries, and red grapes.  All so yummy!









Then came the white raisin scone served with lemon curd, devonshire cream, and apricot jam.  Also a strawberry tart.







Lastly, the dessert.   I had a choice of strawberries and cream, English trifle, or an assortment of sweets.  It was a hard decision, but I chose the sweets!  Just look at the blueberry mousse swan!











Here are some pictures of the Garden View Lounge.














When my tea time was over I was presented with a long stem rose for celebrating my birthday at the Garden View Lounge!





I had a wonderful leisurely afternoon after spending four days in the park with  my precious family!







Thank you so much for stopping by and hoping you have a blessed week!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Tea Under The Plum Tree

Welcome to my first tea in the garden for 2015!  It has been a cool wet season for us here, But I did manage to have a leisurely tea by our plum tree full of blossoms last week.


 


I used my collection of Lily of the Valley tea ware, as my Lilly of the Valley flowers are blooming now.





The Teapot is made by Arthur Wood and Son, Staffordshire, England.





The teacups and plates made by Alfred Meakin, England.




The pretty decorated cake is from our Anniversary celebration at Disney World, and the teapot is filled with tea I bought from the Grand Floridian Tea Room.


 











My sister gave me the darling fairies sharing tea with us.











Thank you so much for joining me for tea in the garden!   Next time I will share the wonderful tea I had at the Grand Floridian in Disney World!


I will be joining the following parties this week:  Tea Time Tuesday, Tea in the Garden, Teacup Tuesday, and Tuesday Cuppa Tea and A Return to Loveliness.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Tea With Blogging Friends

Hello, I know it has been a while since my last post, but now that Spring is here it is time to start planning on having tea in the garden again.  For today though, I want to share a lovely lunch my hubby and I had with my dear blogging friend Phyllis from Relevant Tea Leaf,  and her husband Jerry.  We were on our way to Florida and Phyllis so graciously invited us to their beautiful home.





The table was so prettily set with red transferware, knowing it is one of my favorites.





The menu was delicious scones, shepherd's pie, and strawberry shortcake served with lots of tea!





We enjoyed our time together so much!  Before we left Phyllis kindly let me take photo's of her many beautiful tea treasures to share with you.














Thank you so much Phyllis and Jerry for a wonderful time visiting with you!

And thank you dear blogging friends for stopping by today!

I will be joining the following tea parties this week:  Tea Time Tuesday, Friends Sharing Tea, Tuesday Cuppa Tea, and Teacup Tuesday.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Valentine Tea Time

Happy Valentine week to my tea friends!  Just a little tea to celebrate Valentine's day close to my warm fireplace on a cold winter afternoon.






I am using a tea set I found at different thrift stores.  All the pieces were made in the USA by Taylor Smith.  They were not named, but they look a lot like my other dishes by Taylor Smith  stamped English Abby.




The teapot is so sweet and petite.  Love the round handle on the tea ware!










The creamer has flowers on it instead of the English scene.  I wonder if  it was  part of a tea set, that would be so pretty.






I made chocolate cake hearts for the tea time sweet.  Also, Little Debbie's (cut with a small cookie cutter) topped with my homemade raspberry jam.









This week I will be joining the following parties:  Tea Time Tuesday,  Friends Sharing Tea, Tuesday Cuppa Tea, and Teacup Tuesday.

I will be taking some time off from joining all the lovely tea parties for now.  God Bless and thank you so much for all your wonderful comments you so graciously leave me.