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Sunday, February 28, 2010

YOUR invitation to an AFTERNOON TEA....

3/1/10---reposted to substract link and to add another..
;O)I've wanted to have an afternoon tea ever since I FINALLY got a pretty little teapot...
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The neat little tea set I thrifted from GOODWILL...
$7.00 for the 5 pieces...
tea pot and LID
sugar and LID
creamer....
It always seems funny to me that "they" count the lids as pieces but....o, well...
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The beautiful TEA CUP I won from the generous and loving SHERRY
at EDIE MARIE'S ATTIC a couple years ago...
Thanks again, SHERRY...I still just love this pretty cup and saucer,
and I use it often...
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.. it's a beautiful cup and I am so lucky to have it...it goes with ANY
teapot I might ever have...
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I made the most delicious STRAWBERRY SCONES today for our tea...
(Mr. Sweet found them, ate a couple and he doesn't even DRINK tea..
hmmm....I am thinking they must also taste pretty fair with icy cold MILK..!
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go here for the wonderful recipe...
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I changed my recipe up a little because we aren't using
WHITE flour...whole wheat instead...
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we also aren't using REAL sugar...SPLENDA instead...
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I added vanilla since I add vanilla to EVERYthing I cook...
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and, I added ground cinnamon and extra Splenda to the tops of mine before baking...
I didn't have BLUEBERRIES but I had fresh STRAWBERRIES....
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Aren't they really pretty...sort of fancy looking, don't you think ? With a dainty cup of tea, they can look 'fancy'...with a big glass of cold milk, they can look 'substantial' !! ;>)
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I've found that these scones take on a biscuit texture when baked....
But you can drop the exact same dough into hot oil and they become little PUFFS...much lighter and fluffier but HARDER ON THE ARTERIES !! :o(


I've fixed a tray, by the big SOUTHERN window..
the sun is out so bright today that I had to close my blinds to take pictures...
MUCH better than SNOW !
I am the ONLY one in Blogland that LOVES wintertime but I sure don't much like SNOW and ICE...
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I LOVE SLICED lemons...they just look so pretty...(HI, DIXIE, down there in FRENCH LIQUE, TEXAS !)
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A tiny little glass pitcher; for cream, I'm sure...
I just filled it with sweet little vintage spoons...
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I love the way fruit looks in pretty glassware...
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My wintertime GERANIUM is STILL just blowing my mind with it's pretty, pink blooms...
right here in the dead of winter...
I LOVE IT !
*Thanks, Mr. Sweet, for putting in two huge SOUTHERN windows for me...."
(i LOVE the word "southern"...it just conjures up so much sweetness to me)
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Gosh, I'm makin' my own silly self hungry !

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This beautiful little spreader was in the package with the teacup from SHERRY...


So SO glad we had this time together...
I love scones and tea but....
I LOVE ALL OF YOU MORE !!
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LINKING with:
MOSAIC MONDAY...DUE TO A MUCH NEEDED REST, MIZZ MARY IS......RESTING!
She says Mosaic Monday will return next week.
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3 OR MORE TUESDAY


66 comments:

Shelia said...

Hi BJness! Oh, what a lovely post! The tea set is so pretty! Why can't I find something like this!? Your scones look so good and I would love one! Thank you for inviting me to your tea!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Deb said...

fun Tea party BJ....just what I needed...

The Muse said...

this is like a magazine layout! the cheery and bright colors ...the feeling it evokes of spring :)
and thank you ever so much for inviting us all!

Sage said...

Your photos are spectacular. I do love to go for tea. We are leaving for Victoria BC tomorrow and that is my plan; many special spots where we can go for afternoon tea. Thank you for sharing your with us.
Rita

Justine said...

Oh BJ, those scones look so delicious! And hey, look at the one in the picture with the spreader. There's an imprint or something exactly in the shape of a heart!!!

That tea cup is absolutely gorgeous. It looks so delicate and caught my eye the second I opened your blog. Sooooooooooooooo pretty.

Hey, I've got some "dots" for you to see over at my place.

Love ya,
Justine :o )

Connie said...

Stop teasing me with all that scrumptious food, sweetpea!!!!! I love seeing lemons floating in ice water and love crystal stemware for desserts, honey. Good job.
xoxo,
Connie

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

What a beautiful tea set. Everything looks so pretty. I agree with Sheila, I wish I could find something like this. I'm such a tea lover, and those scones look delicious!
Blessings,
Marcia

Creations By Cindy said...

I love the teapot set. And I really like how you have the strawberries in the goblet. Such a neat idea and everything looked beautiful TFS and be blessed.

Theresa said...

Oh dear... that teapot set is too beautiful! You always find the most gorgeous bargains! I love all of your pretties but putting the pillow behind the glass on the table? Wow! Beautiful, BJ!!!!

D said...

Beautiful teapot find. Your tea is very pretty with all the pretty spoons and glassware. Thanks for inviting us.

D

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Thank you for inviting me to tea BJ! Your tea setting looks lovely. We can spend hours sipping tea and eating those delightful scones.
Hugs,
Penny

Julie Harward said...

Oh, the scones look so good to me! What is it about tea parties...we have been having them since we were little girls and still do even now! I Love all that you have set up here...wish we could play tea party for the afternoon! :D

Patricia said...

Looks so beautiful and the scones look YUMMY!!!
I made scones today ... mine were from a box though~ LOL

Thanks for always inviting us into your beautiful home and life!
Blessings
Patricia

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, this is just stunning. I love the tea set and the cup and saucer is just gorgeous. The scones look so yummy. The tablesetting is fabulous. Love it. Hugs, Marty

Marilyn said...

You did find a cute set! I have a wonderful teapot with no lid, and I'm sure that's why it was at the Bargain Box. But, I like to put pretty flowers in it! Thanks for sharing.

Kathleen Grace said...

Everythng was just lovley BJ:>) I think you got a beautiful tea set and the pillow and berries and scones look so pretty in your pictures!

Cozy Little House said...

I just love to visit you, BJ. I feel warm inside when I enter your sweet home. But I have one question: How do you cook and eat like you do and stay SOOO skinny???
Brenda

Trish said...

Thank you for tea, my friend. I read your posts every day and girl I have to find a Goodwill store around here! Maybe, I'll try the Salvation Army one that's not to far away... because you just find such wonderful things and well, I covet them and you know that's a sin! LOL!
Big Hugs,
trish

Kathleen said...

This northern gals loves you afternoon tea. It all looks so pretty. You do some fine thrifting!
I find it hard to bake with Splenda. I have a friend who is diabetic and I try to make her things. It seems it comes out dry..
Did you have your dark choc today?? The doc on TV said it is a must..and walnuts but I bet pecans would do!

Paula said...

My table will never be as pretty as yours!

Hello. Fellow Texas Blogging Gal member here to let you know about a giveaway of my Snail Mail Notes. Notecards include Texas themes. You can see giveaway details at http://lonestarlifer.wordpress.com/2010/02/28/snail-mail-notes-giveaway/ and see my notes at www.snailmailnotes.com.

LoneStarLifer
Paula

Sue said...

BJ, Your tea party was set up so pretty and nice! I love the tea set, all 5 pieces and all. LOL Why DO they count the lids, anyway?! Makes no sense to me at all. :-)
I wish you'd send me the scone recipe or publish it. hint hint....
We are not eating sugar, salt , or fat in this household either. I have made big adjustments in my cooking since Mr. S's diagnosis. I do miss the salt more than the sweets, though... I am hoping for better weather up here in SNOHIO! It is gray depressing and snowy...
Spring can't come soon enuf for me! hugs, Sue

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi BJ!!

I LOVE the tea you posted!! How sweet you used the teacup & saucer and the little spreader. They have lots of love in them for you!! The tea set is awesome and will look so awesome with those red/white English dishes you have that I adore!! Great find! I'm gonna try your scone recipe. We're trying to cook healthier and sometimes it's a challenge when you have a sweet tooth!

Lots of love & hugs, Sherry

PS The teacup is very special... my mom had a humongous collection of them which she gave me when she went into the nursing home. She never suggested I keep them all. She wanted me to share some of them with others. I chose sets to give all our family members and here friends that are still living and I knew she would want me to share with my friends also. I'm so happy that you have one of them!!

Marydon Ford said...

G'morn, BJ ~ What a lovely tea set. Would love to have that teapot design in a wallpaper in red & white ... Your table setting is so inviting & everything is so enticing ... have so enjoyed our visit at tea.

Have a wonderful week.
TTFN, Hugs ~ Marydon

Willow said...

Just came from House in the Roses and just love your teaset and Thanks for the great recipe.

Willow

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Well, you know I'm on a scone kick these days. I made another batch yesterday. I love the idea of adding strawberries!

You got a great deal on the tea set, so pretty. Everything looks very inviting, wish I could join you!

Sue

Miss Mustard Seed said...

What a cute set. I aslways think it's funny that "they" count the lids as well. What can you do?

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good morning BJ, girl you should also hook this up to Marty's table tuseday thingy...Love the way you set up all your photos girl..its all so great looking...Loved it,,Thanks for coming by and seeing me..did you like the brides dress ha ha!! I'm afraid I would have dressed that girl with a sweather ha ha!! Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Tell you what... I'll just come over and sit awhile and enjoy your lovely ambiance. :-)

I never learned to love tea and I can't eat your "yummies" but... I can sit and enjoy! :-)))

New Header picture here! Yes, I do tend to notice such. It's part of the fun of blogging.

^_^

happilyretired said...

What an utterly delightful tea party ... love all the delicate pinks ... the teapot and cups, scones, strawberries and blossoms are marvelous. Thanks for the invitation and Happy belated Pink Saturday ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Marsha's Mpressions said...

BJ, Lovely tea setting and delicious looking scones! Enjoy!

open market style said...

good evening bj thank you so much for leaving a comment on my blog !
your blog is beautiful !
what a lovely tea party a taste of spring !!

sissie said...

Hi BJ,
All I can do is just swoon over your lovely table setting for tea and scones. I am so hungry for scones right now that I could just die honey chile!

You really know how to set a lovely table scene.

hugs
Sissie

Rhondi said...

Hi BJ
What a lovely tea party! You got a great deal at Goodwill. That teapot and other pieces are fabulous! I am hosting Tea Party Tuesday and your post would be perfect to join in with us. Hope you will!
Hugs, Rhondi

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

BJ...you are a doll! We love you, too! What a cute tea set! Love the spoons...I'd love to start collecting special spoons...so much more interesting to mix it up that way. Your scones look amazing! I could almost taste them...fabulous pics!

Auntie E said...

Now I hungry and the scones look very good.

Jenglamgirl said...

Hello there BJ! THANKS So much for your visit and comments on my Red Hutch. Its so fun!!! I have it all decked out for Easter, and it will be featured on my blog soon.

I just love your tea party, and all the beautiful pics. You did a wonderful job displaying everything. I also love the cloche/cake plate stand! and your mantel too! WAY TO GO! I would love if you signed up to follow me! I will follow you. Have a great evening. JGG

Ralph said...

The tea set is nice, an elegant design that imparts style and gracious living (in west Texas, of course). The scones look yummy, perhaps heated with a dollop of fresh cream - I am hungry already!

Kris said...

Oh, Lord. Let me come for tea at your house! Please! Fantastic.

Paula said...

Beautiful presentation!

Hello. Fellow Texas Blogging Gal member here to let you know about a giveaway of my Snail Mail Notes. Notecards include Texas themes and scriptures. You can see giveaway details at http://lonestarlifer.wordpress.com/2010/02/28/snail-mail-notes-giveaway/ and see my notes at www.snailmailnotes.com.

LoneStarLifer
Paula

Dena said...

Oh Goodness BJ,

I would give eye teeth to be there having tea with you. I do believe you are the sweetest gal in all of Texas :) Now, I must also say that I am hearting your red tea set!!!

Hugs,
Dena

Margaret said...

BJ, what Goodwill do you find all your treasures at? I don't think I'm going to the right one.

Margaret (I work with Kathy)

Denise Marie said...

what a terrific tea party. Would love to sit with you in that warm and cozy cottage.

Sherry said...

Your tea party is lovely! Love your dishes. I have to make some scones!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Oh, love your new thrifty teapot set! Just lovely! And that teacup is so beautiful!! Love it all.

Vickie said...

Hey Miss BJ! I just love your little teapot! I love thrifting and looking for a bargain, too! I think we should go together sometime, don't you???

Your scones look delicious. I was just about to go to bed and they made me want a little something, but all I could come up with was raisin toast with peanut butter on it! Guess that'll have to do for now... have a wonderful week!

Vickie

Jama said...

It's a beautiful tea set! I just love, so don't mine if I come for a visit, but I need to purchase an airline ticket first.

Hootin' Anni said...

Love the tea!! Beautiful serving set....and the scones!!?!! Whoa...no diet for me today.

My R T today is A Ruby Ship's Bollard This is my invitation for you to come pay me a visit if you can find time!!

Have a super, great day!

Liz said...

What a beautiful post! Those scones look YUM-EE! Your tea set is adorable. I can't believe you got all of it for $7. What a bargain. It always cracks me up to about the lids. I wonder what would happen if you said "no lids please" :)

Have a great day and thank you for the tea party!

~Liz

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi BJ,
Your tea looks fabulous! I love your tea set; very sweet! Those strawberry scones look yummy and everything looks so inviting! Thank you for having us. I'm having a tea over on my blog today too. I would love to have you stop by. Have a beautiful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Bonnie said...

Your tea table is beautiful. The scones are so pretty I am craving one. Would you share the complete recipe?

On a rainy cold day I am warned by your charming post.

Maria said...

Great post and very lovely photos:)
Happy RT

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Oh, BJ, I just can't believe you found that gorgeous teaset at Goodwill!! Why on earth would someone willingly give that up? It looks beautiful in your home, especially next to those strawberry scones! Thanks for sharing.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

I'm having serious teaset envy here.. Just beautiful~!!

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

LOL! I add vanilla to everything too!

What a gorgeous thrifted tea set! I would have picked that up too. Yes, why would a lid be a "piece"? That teacup is soooo pretty - love it! Those scones look so good - I'll have to look at the recipe.

Everything looks just beautiful!

Manuela

P.S. I love the pretty silverware in your header!

Jo said...

BJ, teapot,creamer & sugar dishes are perfect, love this post, and the Strawberry Scones look delish!......

I love the "RETIREMENT" post on your sidebar....less money but more husband, can't wait for my RRman to retire from the Railroad this year....yessssss.

♥ Kathy said...

Now I'm hungry :) Happy Ruby Tuesday

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

I love that teaset! And everything looks like it came straight from a magazine!

Thanks so much for linking to 2nd Time Around!

AshTreeCottage said...

Love the tea pot and those scones look yummy. Glad I found your blog!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

kim said...

BJ, I love your red and white tea set. Beautiful table and the scones sound and look delish. We don't use white flour either.

Joyce said...

I think your red and white tea pot and set is just the cutest ever. I would like to come to tea at your home so I could have a scone:) They look so colorful and delicious.
Joyce

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Oh, I want to be there! I want one of those yummy strawberry scones! I want to see that beautiful tea cup in person, it is so unique!

I enjoyed seeing all this, love it!

Katherine

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I'm trying to find your strawberry whole wheat scone recipe, but it takes me to The Gazebo House blog, is it there?

Katherine

Marice said...

you always got a wonderful series of photos every tuesday BJ :) thanks for the warm invites!

u may view mine here

Recycled Rita said...

What a darling tea set and I can't believe what a find! Your table is darling, charming and I wish I were there!
Happy teatime!
karen....

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

bj, those vintage spoons did it for me! LOVE spoons! Your photography is wonderful! And the FOOD! sigh...just...sigh...
Hugs,
Mona

Susan L (lily40au) said...

your tea table looks absolutely beautiful ... such gorgeous redness. i didn't think teapots etc came in red, only blue ... and strawberry scones. can i come to play with you? LOL