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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Tea by the window....

TEA TIME...
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Tea and hot whole wheat biscuits with homemade strawberry jam..
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That pretty blue and white tea pot belonged to my mom...
It just dawned on me the other day that I had not done a tea, using this teapot...
Sooo, I got busy and prepared one
JUST FOR YOU !
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The biscuits didn't rise as much as they do with WHITE flour...
is whole wheat flour heavier ? Surely not...
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I have no idea in this whole wide world where my mother got this lovely piece.
There is not a marking one on the bottom....
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One lump.....or two ?
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I have been watching ebay for a pair of silver sugar tongs...
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Now, why in the world would I want those?
We seldom have a fancy tea around Sweet Nothings...
Mr. Sweet doesn't like hot tea....and sure NOT with sugar.
I fix myself a cup two or three times a day but I am usually at the computer, drinking it...
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So, I can live without silver sugar tongs...!
But....they are so pretty !!
This is a HUGE teapot...
or....wait a minute....
IS it a teapot or a COFFEE pot.?
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This desk is such a delight. I love the light that comes in thru the plantation shutters that I can regulate.

It's the *perfect* spot to write a card to a friend....and have a good cup of TEA.

Sweet MARY that lives in THE LITTLE RED HOUSE makes these most delightful note cards from her very own photos. They are just breathtaking and she sells them in her ETSY SHOP.
I try to keep some on hand at all times...they are so beautiful...
check them out...you will love them!
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THANKS SO MUCH FOR COMING BY....
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85 comments:

siromade08 said...

What a lovely entry for blue monday. Great presentation photos of your tea.

maria said...

Wow, you have a beautiful collection. Happy Blue Monday.

Mine is here.

CC said...

Oooo,what a beautiful tea..
Everything looked so pretty that I wanted to sit and visit.
Happy Blue Monday BJ..and Happy Tea Time..

Rinkly Rimes said...

The pottery has the look of Delft and the flowers enhance it.

Julie Harward said...

Thats so neat that you have your mom's teapot and it's so pretty! The food looks yummy too..Hope your Easter day was just wonderful. We had a really nice, peace-filled weekend. Come say hi :D

Regina said...

Gorgeous Bj.
Have a wonderful week ahead.

Diann said...

It's a beautiful teapot!

Happy blue Monday!

Stacey 18 said...

Happy blue Monday. You get to have an extra whole wheat buiscuit because their healthier than white flour - isn't that the rule. Looks yummy.

momgen said...

Wow this are pretty stuff. Happy blue Monday.

Mine is here

xinex said...

Beautiful photos and accessories, BJ!...Christine

The Happy Homemaker said...

This is such a beautiful post!Your things are all so lovely:)

Barbara said...

Well Lady, I have been away too long and I really have missed coming to visit with you. Maybe things are settling down around here and I can get back to blogging. I realize as I grow older, I can't do all the things I want to do.
Your mosaic is lovely as is the beautiful tea pot. Have a great day.

Barbara

Theresa said...

I always enjoy having tea with you! Love the beautiful blue... all over the table:) Sweet biscuits and jelly, YUMMY! Enjoy your day my friend! I hope the sun is shining thru those shutters on that desk where you write! Have a blessed day! Hugs, Theresa!

Tennis Girl said...

BJ,
I love that teapot! So pretty and classic. Always love looking at your wonderful tea settings.
xo
Robin

Beth said...

BJ, Your tea is fabulous! Really a beautiful serene setting. The biscuits look delicious and the teapot and sugar jar are wonderful. Thanks for sharing, I'll have one lump (sugar) with my tea please.
Blessings, Beth

Shawn said...

That coffee pot is exquisite! Everything is so lovely.

LisaDay said...

Get the silver tongs. It would go perfect with the setting you just created.

Stopping by from SITS.

LisaDay

SmilingSally said...

You create such a perfect look that you don't need silver tongs; however, if they'll make you happy, go for it! I love your mother's teapot, and I thank you for sharing it. Happy Blue Monday.

Martha said...

Glad the asparagus turned out so well!

Love the teapot (but you know I love blue and white) and it does look as if it does have some age and yes, I think it really is a coffeepot -- but, it's yours and if you want to serve tea in it!

There is nothing like afternoon tea -- we try to do it every afternoon at Linderhof!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

It is all so lovely...now I am in the mood to do a little antiquing. Your teapot is wonderful.
♥, Susan

Nanna said...

now I want a cup of tea! lOL beautiful & refreshing post for first ting in the morning!
Helen

Deb said...

Beautiful post, BJ. I love your mom's tea-pot, it is so pretty and tall. I collect tea-pots so I look forward to seeing everyone else's. Hope you had a Happy Easter. Deb

PAT said...

This is beautiful! A lovely tea table.

I love Mary's notecard!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning BJ Sweetie...
Oh I so love this post. So beautiful. Love the tea pot and do you have any Splenda for this diabetic? I would love a lump or two, but sadly those days are long gone.

I loved the biscuits, whole wheat are best, and yes they do weigh more. The do not rise as beautifully as the white flour, but man do they taste better. Beautiful setting BJ just beautiful. You always make it look so inviting. Thank you for sharing tea with me today.

Have a beautiful Monday sweetie and Country hugs. Much love, Sherry

daylily777 said...

Beautiful Post ! Lovely Blues !
Blessings,
~Myrna

Shelia said...

Morning, Dear BJness! Oh, what a beautiful tea! Your mother's tea pot or coffee server is just so lovely! I've never seen this design before. I love those little tea and sugar canisters. The biscuits look good whether they're high or not!
Hope you had a wonderful Easter, Dear One.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Ann said...

Wheather it's for tea or coffee, dosen't matter, it's a beautiful pot. Love the blue delft. Happy Blue Monday.

Queenmothermamaw said...

Dear BJ for some reason your blog just left my list. I have had that happen to several. I loved your tea party especially the tea,coffer pot. Hope you find your sugar tongs. Mr. Tea and Toast sent me some, they are not silver, but you keep looking.
QMM

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

You photos are lovely! But I think you really MUST have the tongs! It's one of those important items that completes your personal wishes for the ideal tea!
Happy Blue Monday!
Hugs,
Coralie

Lavender Cottage said...

Enjoyed your lovely tea.
I got my small silver sugar tongs at a tea specialty shop - you might want to check one out.
Whole wheat made my scones too heavy and so I only use white flour now which isn't as nutrious but at least they're flaky.

Pam said...

What a beautiful blue tea party collection. Food looks delicious too.

Bobbi said...

I love your mosaics! I hope that you have a wonderful new week!
Hugs...
Bobbi

A Cottage Muse said...

Lovely and delicious!

Cozy Little House said...

Tea by the window. Doesn't get any better than that. A time for reflecting, enjoying ones day, and gazing at nature.
Brenda

Mama Zen said...

What a gorgeous tea!

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Hi BJ, lovely tea! My husband loves hot tea, maybe not in a dainty cup, but still...:)I'm an iced tea drinker!

kim said...

What a pretty table set for tea. Love the blue and white. Yes, whole wheat flour is heavier than white. White flour has been refined and all the good stuff for you has been removed. Wheat flour still has the whole wheat and is so good for you.

Marice said...

awww that is really lovely ;) thanks for another wonderful team time BJ!

u may view mine here

Becky K. said...

Your tea was wonderful! Love that teapot!! The scones...delightful!

Mary does such a wonderful job with her camera. How nice that you are able to purchase some of her cards.

Becky K.

Terry said...

Howdy BJ
Happy Monday to you sweet lady.
This was a most amazaing post.
Where ever your Mom found the gorgeous tea/coffee pot it matters not I am just happy she did and you chose to share the beauty of this family treasure wiht us today.
Have a fabulous rest of the week .
Happy Trails

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi BJ,
I love your tea pot from your Mom. I think if the pot is large its for coffee and small for tea, that is how my sliver coffee and tea set server is.
Your biscuits look so yummy, I can almost smell them in Modesto and you have home made jelly too, I'll hop a plane and be right there!.
Have a wonderful day and big hugs for you. You are such a dear for stopping by to visit.
Elizabeth

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Such beautiful things! That would be a coffee pot for me, since I never 'got into' tea. -blushhhhhhhh-

Aunt Amelia
Doris said we are over taxed, as is. I'm with Doris!

Cathy said...

The mosaics are beautiful...as is your lovely tea party! I am so loving the blue!

Happy Mosaic Monday!
XOXO
Cathy

Barbara said...

Bj what an elegant white and blue tea pot. I love it!

LV said...

I wish I could have been there for such a grand tea. All the settings and decorations are so pretty. I eyed the pineapple crochet pieces too.

Adrienne said...

Thank you for the lovely tea! It's nice to stop by and find you enjoying and sharing your gorgeous tea 'things'.
~Adrienne~

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Very nice teapot. Delicious looking biscuits. Valerie

Wendy said...

What a lovely tea! I sort of collect red transferware, so love your blue. Thanks for stopping by.

NanaNay said...

Beautiful.

I love hot tea.

Lovely blog.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

your blue tea set is amazing,, you always make things so pretty..

Sonny

Joy said...

Everything looks so good and I love that pretty blue and white teapot. Happy Blue Monday!

B said...

Hi BJ~I love your blog!

Bee

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

Thank you for having me over for tea. Everything is just lovely!
A perfect setting for a perfect little afternoon visit!

suzyq said...

BJ, What a lovely tea/coffee pot you have. Really what does it matter if it has no markings as long as you love it. I would too - I think it is just gorgeous.
Suzy

Sandi (Meme) said...

What a lovely way to remember someone! I'm not a big "tea" person, but think the whole idea of a tea party is grand! Have wonderful week!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your teascape is just gorgeous. So pretty. I love the teapot, it is stunning. Everything looks so yummy. Beautiful setting. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Sarah said...

BJ, beautiful tea setting. That tea pot is wonderful. Someone once told me that the holes inside where the spout connects to the pot determine if it is for coffee or tea. The small holes indicate tea to help strain out the tea leaves and the larger holes indicate the pot is intended for coffee. Not sure if that's true, but it's an explanation. LOL

Liz said...

Hi BJ!
What a lovely tea pot/coffee pot! I like the idea of using a coffee pot for tea. Sometimes if you are really in the mood for tea... a teapot just isn't enough. :)

~Liz

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love your teapot! What a great set-up. I should really think about using some food in my tablescape displays.

Chris said...

I'm not much of a tea drinker, but you made me want run right over and have a cup with you. Another beuutiful setting.

Hugs,
Chris

Future Mama said...

How pretty!! I LOVE it!! Now I want biscuits and juice (I actually don't drink tea, haha) but I need a teapot as cute as that!!

Love the music on your site too by the way, beautiful!

And thanks for stopping by my blog for my SITS day! I'm slowly making my way through all of the commenters. You really make my day special! And I'm glad it brought me here! :)

Barbara said...

BJ, I really thought I left a message yesterday, but I didn't see it so I will leave one now. I love the Tea or Coffee pot and you are lucky to have it. As always you post is beautiful.

Barbara

Kathleen Grace said...

I love your teapot/coffeepot. How do you tell which it is? I have always wondered about that. I guess it doesn't matter, you can use it for whatever you want! How are you my friend?

Natasha said...

BJ, whenever I come to visit you I leave with my mouth watering! You always serve the most delicious looking food!

I would love to know how you make your lovely mosaics...I make mine with Big Huge labs but I love the way you do yours with the image in the background...:)

Hope the rest of your week is wonderful.

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

Love the tea/coffee pot! Beautiful photos and yummy looking treats.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello BJ, I've been watching your blog for some time now and have left a comment or two but I figured it was time to become a REAL follower. I LOVE your Mom's tea/coffee pot...I love blue and white but the shape is so different! The sunny spot just adds to the charm and the biscuits have made me hungry so I'm going to make some toast and tea. Thank you for sharing these lovely photo's. Best Wishes Maura

Connie said...

Beautiful tea pot. Homemade biscuits are especially good with whole wheat flour. Yours look delicious!

Have a wonderful day.

From the Kitchen said...

Thank you for the tea! Whole wheat flour has more gluten than white flour so that was probably why your biscuits didn't rise as much. I've always found White Lily best but cannot get it in my area. The biscuits look delicious by the way. Where were you when I was in your city???? We could have had tea for sure.

Best,
Bonnie

Concetta said...

Your post was beautiful! Thank you for sharing such lovely pictures!
<>< Concetta

Tricia said...

How lucky you are to have that gorgeous teapot from your mother! Your photos are SO inviting -- what a pretty setting for writing notes!

Laurie Blaswich said...

Hello BJ,
I just had to come and say HI. I'm so glad your received your yummy burlap table runner, Congrats again to you!

I have all my runners pre-made and ready to ship, no waiting!yeah

I'm having fun just surfing around your wonderful blog. I love your thought provoking photography.

Vista Gal said...

I enjoyed tea with you today!
Lovely pictures!
I am inspired to have an impromptu tea at Beverly Cottage this week, with the weather promising to be delightful and the garden in full bloom!
Please stop by to visit me soon!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi BJ,
What a lovely tea! Lovely photos and tea pot; looks like a Delft blue tea pot! I'm serving tea today too, won't you please stop by for some? Wishing you a beautiful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Sage said...

I just love those photos! Addicted to tea and everything associated with tea. Thank you for making my day brighter!
Rita

32˙North said...

Your mom's vintage transferware teapot is a real treasure! Isn't it special to keep things in the family and pass them down? I think so, too!

Amanda

Patty said...

I love the details on that tea/coffee set, beautiful blue Monday ;)

Jessica Hills said...

Very pretty! Those biscuits look yummy!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your tea looks so pretty and yummy, I just wish I could join you, BJ! I love the teapot and your muffins look delicious. I feel the same way about salt cellars that you do about tongs. No earthly reason that we need them...just a frivolous thing we'd like to have!! ;-)

I'm so glad I stopped by!

xoxo
Jane

Kathleen said...

It is beautiful! Tea or coffee is fine with me, but I use the pink envelope..:) so then I can have 2 biscuits..
I figured out the flickr..I will email you! I am still eggshausted from Sunday and cooking for days ahead of it!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

bj, you are SO blessed with that "cozy" gene! I love that you have a little "spooner" sitting there..and that precious tea/coffee pot. Blue and white are so striking and never fail make me catch my breath. Love it all!
Love and hugs to you!
Mona

Atticmag said...

Sweet as jam and so so pretty. I adore your mosaic style. And that teapot is a beauty too. Such an enjoyable viewing. Hope you'll stop by and get in on our really useful giveaway. -- Jane F.

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

I love this!~So very inviting and exceptionally pretty! Thanks so much for participating with this week's 'Tuesday Tea For Two'!

Hugs Wanda Lee

Rettabug said...

BJ, this little tea setup is pure delight! Your Mom's teapot is a real treasure & I'm craving some of that homemade jam about now to go on my toast. :)

I'm so glad you mentioned that Mary makes notecards from her beautiful photos. I did not know that! It certainly isn't blatantly advertised on her site. I will have to go investigate right now. Thanks for the tip!

fondly,
Rett

Kissed by an Angel said...

Just popped by to say hello! I love this post, the photographs are just so pretty!! Is your tea/coffee pot willow pattern? It looks a bit like it to me!! So pretty!!!
xxxx

Lady Katherine said...

Oh I am late, late! Thank you for joining me for Tea Time Tuesday and my Birthday! I just love your Mother's Teapot! The biscuits look wonderful even if they didn't rise as you wanted, reminds me more of a tea biscuit! I just love the doily, the tray the sugar cubes in the bowl! I do love silver tongs! I just love having them. lol I need to shop Ebay more often! The colors are beautiful! Such a lovely setting! Isn't so fun to fix a nice tray up to have your tea as you are at the computer. It just makes it so special anywhere you are. I drink hot tea, iced tea, any tea. lol I should make me more lovely trays as you have! Love it!