Monday, May 10, 2010

It's Tea Time!

Hello, tea friends! It's Tuesday and time set out our tea things and share a cuppa with other tea aficionados. In one corner of my dining room, a table for two is always set for tea. So please drop by any time and let me pour you a cup of serenity. I've always got ingredients in the pantry for some scones too.

Today, I've set out a panoply of vintage tea things: vintage tablecloth, vintage napkins, vintage china, vintage silverware, vintage teapot and teacups.

Nothing matches, not even the silverware. It's a potpourri of florals, just like a spring bouquet.

We can thumb through my Tea Time book and browse over recipes.

Today's teacup in the spotlight is a thrift shop find. It's very translucent. The design is simple on the outside, but has a pretty rose and leaves on the inside.

As always, you're always welcome to stop by the Lace and Ivy Cottage for a spot of tea.

Before if bid you adieu, I leave you with this tea quote:

A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.

~Eleanor Roosevelt

Till next time,

I'm linking with our lovely hostesses at:

Lady Katherine Tea Parlor
The Plumed Pen
Artful Affirmations
Rose Chintz Cottage and Inspirations
Breath of Fresh Air
Martha's Favorites


Beth said...

Lorna, What a pretty setting. I really love the tablecloth and the floral plates. Very "girly" - so lovely!
Blessings, Beth

Martha's Favorites said...

Everything is just stunning! Thank you so much for being a part of the party. It would not have been the same without you. I can't wait to see what you will share next. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Terri said...

Your table is set so beautifully. The pretty pink napkins are perfect. And I love your three tiered dessert holder. I have been looking for one of those for a while now.
Your tea cup is gorgeous. I clicked on the photo to see the maker. Does it say Lenox on it? If it does, it must be porcelain, and that is why it is so translucent.
Thank you so much for joining us today for Tea Cup Tuesday!
I have enjoyed visiting you,

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Lorna! Everything looks wonderful! Your pretty sugar bowl and creamer caught my eye today! Very pretty! ~tina

Msartist said...

Such a lovely table setting. I am amazed you have time with how busy you are! Your potpourri of florals has me swooning. If you have time drop by for some tea~
All my best for a lovely week~
Theresa MsartistSewCrafty

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

What a lovely and inviting table setting you have for us today :) Thank you for sharing this with us. I've become your newest follower, and I look forward to visiting again soon! Warmest, Brenda

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Now what a pretty tea table that is!! I love it that nothing matches!! I think it looks even more interesting that way!!
A Tea Room near me sets their tables like that....nothing matches and it is just to die for!!

bunny said...

Lorna...You must be superwoman. Tending to 9 children and setting up a tea for are one amazing woman. My pleasure in meeting you and your very inviting and pretty tea table.


kimberly said...

What a lovely tea party table you have set. Everything is gorgeous!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Such a lovely inviting spot for tea. Everything looks beautiful.


fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

such lovely setting.. your teaset are pretty! love the tablecloth.. so pretty too!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Lorna!I love your parties. You always have a splendid selection of confections.

I'm saving your blueberry french toast recipe, to serve my guest coming for the holiday weekend. Fortunately I froze the sweetest blueberries from last summers trip to farmers market.
It's sure to be a "Sweet Surprise."
You are such a gracious hostess.
I enjoy your eloquent way with words too.

Sweet wishes,

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

P.S. If you can imagine...we have a Home Goods and I've never been. It looks like I'll be in for a treat. I'll be sure to let you know what I find. Thank you for suggesting I take a look.

Sweet wishes,

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Lorna,
What a lovely tea! Everything is so pretty and feminine and I love that! Your tablecloth is lovely! Thank you for sharing it all with us and thank you for joining me for Tea Time today. Hope you're having a beautiful day.


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