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.