Monday, April 17, 2017

April Tea Time

Welcome!  I hope you had a wonderful Easter!  This morning I woke up to freshly fallen snow!  Just a little as you will be able to see in the pictures.  After a large family dinner here yesterday, all is quiet now and I enjoyed a April tea just for me.


 


Isn't that a pretty bouquet of faux forsythia and tulips?  For a vase I am using a tin with the Ladies' Home Journal label on it.  I found it while on a trip to San Diego last fall (packed with two teacups from thrift stores for the trip home)!








I bought the Aynsley Cottage Garden teapot last summer at a antique mall in Ironwood Michigan.  I would love to go back there, so many lovely things at good prices!








The teacup is also a thrift store find.  I didn't realize it was also a Aynsley until after I had my tea!








My picture book is from my Mom.  It is such a sweet children's book titled Around the Year, by Elsa Beskow.








I love my sweets, but usually give my home baked goodies to the grands!  Today I just opened a package of Iced Lemon Shortbread cookies from Family Dollar. They are very good and lemony!








Well I should find something to do, but after a busy Sunday I may just keep on relaxing and drink more tea!

Thank you for stopping by!

I will be joining Bernideen's Tea In The Garden party and Ruth's Tuesday Cuppa Tea party this week.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Brown Transferware For Tea

Welcome friends and I hope you are enjoying the month of April!  Our snow is almost gone and even though it is only in the 40's, I've been out raking my flowerbeds.  Now I am ready to warm up and enjoy tea time with you!





I set a folding tray in front of my china hutch filled with brown transferware.  Here at the log cottage I leave the brown transferware  in the hutch all year and just add seasonal  decor.





I'm using a  precious tea set my angel daughter bought for me while we were on a weekend hockey trip with her three boys.











I wish you could join me for a cup or two of  Elmwood Inn Kentucky Blend tea (this tea is so good!) and a slice of peanut butter sheet cake.











I found two bunny plates  at Hobby Lobby last year after Easter.  I wish they had more left as they go so well with the brown transferware.




I kept my three tea houses out from my Christmas village, to enjoy a while longer.  After all there is no snow on the roofs!










I am hoping to get out to the farm cottage soon and share a tea with lots of spring colors and bunnies!

Thank you for stopping by!  Wishing you a happy April and a blessed Easter if I don't get back to you!

I will be joining Ruth's Tuesday Cuppa Tea, and Bernideen's Friends Sharing Tea  parties this week.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Waiting For Spring

Welcome to tea time!  It seems like every morning lately I wake up to a new fallen snow!  Not much, maybe a inch but I am so ready for spring!  Flowers always raise my spirits so I am using my flowery Sadler cube teapot and my Roslyn Moss Rose teacup for tea time.








I am using a old picture frame for a tray.  Easy to do, just cover with doilies.








My pretty Sadler teapot, front and back.








A little Southern Belle is joining me for tea.








The Republic of Tea Downton Abbey Grantham breakfast blend tea in the teapot and a chocolate cupcake for a sweet.






Well  tea does lift the spirits!  Spring is just around the corner in my neck of the woods!

I am so glad you stopped by!  Hope you have a wonderful new week!

This week I  will be joining Friends Sharing Tea and Tuesday Cuppa Tea for their tea parties.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Winter Blue Teatime

Hello friends!  It is good to be back sharing teatime with you!  Winter is still in full force around here.  We had a few beautiful mild days recently, but today is back to the usual!  More snow and cold!





I bought a new to me teapot a few months ago, a Sadler.



Blue and white does look pretty with the snow.  So thankful I have a cozy warm home to enjoy teatime in!





The teacup and saucer is part of a set from my mom.  I was with her at Woolworths when she bought the dinner set back in the 60's.





The creamer is a unmarked thrift store find.




PG Tips in the teapot and purchased french butter cookies for a treat.


   





You can tell I am getting cabin fever!  I've been playing with my paper dolls!  I thought they would enjoy teatime in my glass terrarium!









A sweet girl playing music during teatime!










I am hoping you have spring weather soon and if you already do, wonderful!

Thank you for visiting me!

I will be joining Bernideens Friends Sharing Tea and Ruths Tuesday Cuppa Tea this week.