Monday, May 3, 2010

It's Tea Time!








Hello, lovely ladies! It's Tuesday and time for tea all around blogland. Today I would like to share with you a Bible study tea I hosted just after Easter. Since I still had my spring tablescape up, I just took out my tea accoutrements and it was tea time!



The menu consisted of an assortment of cookies, blueberry lemon bread, currant scones with jam and mock devonshire cream, apples and brie, and fresh fruit. Among the teas served were pomegranate oolong, chocolate hazlenut, white wedding tea, and white vanilla grapefruit.


Now, to share with you a teacup from my collection...it's just my everyday teacup. It has no pedigree, it is not an antique, bone china, or even made in England. But it does have a lot of sentiment. I purchased this teacup from a gift shop at the famous Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego. My sweet hubby surprised me with a one night getaway for our anniversary a couple of years ago. So since then, I've used this teacup daily. I cherish it as if it were made for the queen!


Before I leave, dear tea friends, I leave you with this quote, "Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company." ~anonymous


I'm linking up with our lovely hostesses at:

Lady Katherine Tea Parlor
The Plumed Pen

Artful Affirmations
Rose Chintz Cottage and Inspirations

Please drop by for a visit and join them for a cuppa!

Till next time,


19 comments:

Beth said...

I love your green transferware teacup and saucer! This is a really beautiful afternoon tea you put on. Everything looks pretty and the food looks fabulous!
Beth

Lavender Cottage said...

So nice to hear how you acquired your teacup and I love your quote.

Terri said...

Your tea spread is gorgeous. Lucky ladies who join you for it. The desserts look delicious too!
Your green transfer ware tea cup and saucer are beautiful! What a lovely color and shape too. But I am sure the memories make it even more special.
Hugs,
Terri

xinex said...

Hi Lorna, I love your sentimental teacups. The pattern and colors are just beautiful. And all those pastries, uhmmmmm, yummy! I have a sweet tooth so I love anything sweet....Christine

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Oh Lorna! Your tea looked like it as just beautiful! Everythig looks so pretty, not to mention, yummy!

And your "everyday" teacup is gorgeous! You don't see a lot of greenpattern teacus. Just lovely!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Lorna,
What a beautiful tea! Everything looks delicious! Your little green teacup is precious; love it! Love your quote too. Thank you for sharing and thanks for joining me for Tea Time Tuesday. Hope you have a wonderful week.

Blessings,
Sandi

The Tablescaper said...

What a lovely tea. Everything looks delicious. What a lucky Bible study group.

It's neat how one little tea cup can invoke so many memories.

- The Tablescaper

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a beautiful tablescape and teatime presentation!
I love your pretty tea cup and i am familiar with that hotel from seeing it in some of the older Victorian magazines!
Debbie

CIELO said...

Ahhh, I see pretty teacups here!! We're having a Victorian Tea Party, on Mother's Day and you're invited! Hope you could share your lovely teacups with us! Come see!

cielo

Mrs. P. said...

Lorna..your tea is simply lovely and so inviting for your guests.

I love your tea cup. I lived for many years in San Diego and know just how special the Hotel Del is and I am sure you have charished memories to go with that sweet tea cup :)

Blessings!
Gail

rosechicfriends said...

Hi Lorna!
Our names are soooo close! I just LOVED your table all dressed up for tea. What a special time I am sure everyone had!
Thanks for sharing and stopping by!
Happy T,
Lorena

Katherinellen said...

Lorna,
Everything is beautiful and delicious...enjoy your visit with you. You every day teacup...is precious! Love the quotes...Thanks for sharing...Happy Tea katherinellen

Msartist said...

Lovely table setting and I adore your green tea cup! So pretty!
Thanks for sharing a lovely quote too. All my best, Theresa
Msartist Sew Crafty

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Lorna! Love all the bright sunny yellow in your tea time tablescape!.. And your cup and saucer are BEAUTIFUL! ~tina

Shabbyrosetreasure said...

Oh sweetie I am so happy to find you! Your teacup is darling and you my friend I am sure are a queen! Tee Hee! Please stop by and say hi, I am new!
Hugs,
Olivia

Patricia said...

What a beautiful table setting and goodies. Your single tea cup is so pretty. Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and I hope you have a wonderful week.

Kiki said...

Gorgeous tea post...so lovely ..and all those sweets looks fabulous! Beautiful tea!
Kiki~

Lady Katherine said...

Oh, just lovely! Love the placemats with the daises! It is so wonderful we can take a Table setting add the Tea and it turns out so lovely as before! Oh, but the food is just wonderful, from breads, scones, I wish I was there for this Tea! Love your Tier full of wonderful foods. I adore your wonderful tranferware Tea cup! It is for a Queen, Your DH Queen! I would just treasure it always! Such a lovely thought for him to give you a Tea Cup! Can you Tell him to go to my hubby's blog and give him a hint of advice. lol
Thank you for joining me for Tea Time Tuesday! I had so much fun looking at all the wonderful Foods and your white dishes! Oh, That Tea cup! Just so sweet!

Gypsy Purple said...

What fabulous green teacups!!!

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