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Monday, June 14, 2010

CRANBERRIES, TEA and THE BLUES....

I've had many emails stating that they were concerned because my comments were closed on all the pre-scheduled posts while I was away for a little over a week...
I DID THIS ON PURPOSE...
Not wanting to have my INBOX overflowing while being gone on our trip, I decided to
close comments.
I do hope you enjoyed the posts I left each day...and I do appreciate the concern.
THANKS, EVERYONE !!
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CRANBERRY SCONES...
aren't they beautiful ?
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I BOUGHT these scones at the market
and the CRANBERRIES are frozen...
didn't the two make a pretty picture !!
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So so glad you could take the time to have tea with me...

Isn't it awesome that THREE different patterns of blue and white still
seem to "go" together....
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I found this sweet little TEA FOR TWO booklet at THE DOLLAR TREE...
It has the sweetest verses and poems....
I am always so amazed at the thing just a dollar will buy... this is really a sweet, little book...

Don't you love the magic of candlelight....?
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BLUE AND WHITE..
SO CLASSIC...
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....cakes
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Daisies were my mother's very favorite flowers...
of course I never see them that I don't also see her sweet face...
I know these flowers aren't DAISIES...but the sweet, tiny white mums REMIND me of daisies...
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I sure wish my little mama could sit down with me for a cup of tea...
but, then, she would be OH so olden...so I will wait until we can have a HEAVENLY tea together...
and WE WILL !!
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Cranberries are such pretty shades of RED...
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COOKIES...
Fix yourself a nice cup of tea,
grab a cookie and put your feet up...
ENJOY THE REST OF THE DAY AND NIGHT...
YOU DESERVE IT !!
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I am linking with
TABLESCAPE TUESDAY
RUBY TUESDAY

MY thanks to all the wonderful hosts ....


37 comments:

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love your yummy tea for two, BJ.

I am happily catching up with my blog visits, here at the lake. I was thrilled to find out the internet was repaired while we were away.

We were so busy with the garage sale business last week, I didn't have a whole lot of computer time!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

BJ, I am delighted to see your tea post up after your trip! Everything looks absolutely scrumptious! I LOVE cranberries and they are good for you too. Love the daisy-like mums! Daisies are such friendly flowers! Your post is positively delightful! Thank you for joining me for Tea Time. Hope you have a lovely week and I look forward to hearing about your trip.

Blessings,
Sandi

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Welcome back my Dear friend...did you have just tons of FUN!! oh girl I can't wait for you to share pictures with us gals that had to stay home and dust ha ha!!
I would love to have a cup of tea with you my friend and with all your YUMMY food...I pray all is well with you girl and you got all the unpacking done ha ha!! I just finished my suitcase today after being gone last week...hey I didn't my rest first ha ha!! Love ya Sister friend...Hugs and smiles to you Gl♥ria

Beth said...

The food looks awesome, BJ! Especially the scones. I just love tea and scones. Your blue transferware is fabulous! You are just the best at setting up "pretty" and capturing it in photos!!
Hugs and blessings, Beth

Julie Harward said...

I love daisies too and the color of cranberries, my favorite color! Come say hi :D

Queenmothermamaw said...

Think I will pitch one of those conniption fits. This new blogger thingie is driving me crazy. So needed to stop and have a cuppa with you. Can't wait to hear all about the trip. I did like those scones and cranberries too. Glad you are back. Blessings
QMM

EG Wow said...

The scones do look very tasty! Cranberries are so good in scones, cookies and muffins.

Lavender Cottage said...

Nice tea BJ and the scones and other treats look yummy.
I'm eager to hear about your cruise, we're doing the Alaska cruise in late August.

Debby said...

I loved how your posts came while you were away. The usic with the ship bell in the background, you are good girl. Can't wait to see your pictures. I am sure you had a great time. Welcome back.
Loved the pretty dishes and the daisies.

Ralph said...

Everything looks great, but my choice is the ruby cranberry scones. I Imagine these warm, with a spoonful of cream as an addition. The sweet can be enjoyed with a stout tea. Conversation would be the perfect 'desert' to the sweets!

Kathy@ Gone North said...

Your post always look SO delicous!!
Looking forward to hearing/seeing about the cruise. We did it a few yrs. ago & had a wonderful time.
( I wanted to comment, when it was turned off, to tell you about some thrift stores that we went to in Sitka & Ketchikan:)

Shelia said...

Welcome home, BJness! I've enjoyed your posts while you were gone and I love the looks of this one too! Love tea the those pretty scones!! Yummy!
Now I can't wait to see and hear all about your cruise! We're going on the Alaskan cruise again next month! This is one of my favs! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kathleen Grace said...

Isn't it wonderful that we can look forward to seeing our loved ones again some day? Your dear little mama is watching over you, I am sure:>)
I think I first fell in love with blue and white dishes here on your blog BJ.

Sarah said...

Tea, scones, and all those goodies - yummy!
Your table is lovely, BJ. ~ sarah

Bonnie said...

Welcome home BJ~I thought of you often last week and hoped you were having a wonderful time.

When I was taking some design classes several years ago our instructor told us that The blue and white goes with everything. You can put it in any room and it works its magic. You have proven that also. I love your brunches and teas and how everything works together so well. They are so inviting. Glad you're back...

Hugs,
The other BJ

Ma.links said...

Wow, looks delicious.

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

It all looks wonderful. Those blue patterns are so great because they do mix and match (the pink ones too.) That is a cute little book. I'm sure your mom is looking down and smiling.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

You blue plate special looks so invitingly pretty!!! So decorative it is. And the cranberries along with the scone on the top photo is just so great looking.

My Ruby Tuesday is HERE. Hope you can find time to visit with me today.

Tara said...

Yummy--these scones look lucious!

paperbutterfly said...

You are right about the different blue transfer patterns They look better than if they matched. Blue and white are a favorite of mine and the cranberry scones are perfect. I look forward to seeing what you come up with to share next week.
Mister Linky is now working and please feel free to come over a second time to join. I would not want the ladies to miss out on this incredible post!
Blessings, Pam

reg said...

i just love cranberries, they look so good in the things prepared here

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

Blue and white is such a classic. What a lot of yummy treats..I wouldn't stand a chance if I had all those around me...My willpower would be crying for relief and I would have to run for the hills.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Fantastic photos, very quaint and charming. Tea and scone, it just doesn't get any better than that. Nicely done.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

What WONDERFUL tea treats! I LOVE scones and cranberry scones are my favorites :)

Blessings!
Gail

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Your photo's are always just so beautiful..and yes...the one of the frozen cranberries with the scones is fantastic! The soft rose red (favorite color) with the gold of the scones...wow!

I am glad you are back...and I came and visited from time to time...saw that you were having a wonderful time! :) I'm glad your fellow still likes to travel...mine is travel shy for trips like that. Maine will be my big trip I'm afraid. :)
I am so glad you like the little red Bistro set...I knew you would! What is so great about painting is that you can always change it... not that I will, you understand! :)
Hugs to you my friend!
Mona

JEANNE said...

Hooray, you are home. I did try to leave you a comment along with tons of others girl. I do think it was a good idea to close off comments though. Next week will be a bloggy break for me with my grand anf three of my five children here too. Oh, joy!!!

I would really love to have tea with you bj. I KNOW there will be a wonderful treat to go with my tea. YUM! Everything looks beautiful and delicious.

I can't wait to see your cruise pics. I know you had the best of times celebrating your 50th. Alaska is a wonderful place to visit.

Love you to pieces.
Hugs xoxo, Jeanne

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh my, such yummy looking scones! Lovely tea setting.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

sharonavinger said...

I wanted to reach into my computer monitor and grab one of those scones! They look so yummy! BJ, be sure to check other Dollar Trees in your area. There are actually six different titles of those little tea books. I bought all six and have thoroughly enjoyed reading them all. I was lucky that the first Dollar Tree I went into had all six! They are well worth $1 each.

arkie said...

Saw you were back! Hope it was a wonderful trip! I love blue and white, so I really enjoyed this post! Thanks!

Sue said...

BJ, You must spend all of your time in the kitchen baking and cooking!! You make me hungry whenever I visit. LOL
Hope you thoroughly enjoyed your cruise. Wish I was in TX sharing those yummies right along with you! Hugs, Sue

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how lovely. Everything is so pretty and inviting and the food all looks so yummy. You've set such a beautiful table. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Kathleen said...

Lovely! Everything looks delicious!
How do you stay so thin with all those goodies around??

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Oh, BJ, everything looks so good! The blue and white transferware is so pretty, but what really tops the cake is all of those delicious goodies! I'd like one of everything please! :) I enjoyed my visit here today.

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love lives in the kitchen said...

i have a very similar pottery and i love it! your pictures are great!
wish you a sweet day,
justyna

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

So happy you had a wonderful trip with great weather, great to have you back, now you can plan your next adventure...everything looks delicious, I think I will have to have one of those scones right away...

parTea lady said...

All your blue and white china is lovely together. I like daisies too, and sunflowers even more.

The cranberry scones look yummy. They are the type of scone I make most often.