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Tuesday, June 29, 2010


The setting at this

I looked high and low for a beautiful TEA CUP
but, ALAS.....
THIS one was the finest I could find...
HOWEVER, on a bright note...
EARL GREY TEA is one of my favorites...

THIS is where I sat with my afternoon of the prettiest "tea rooms" EVER...
watching ORCA WHALES blow and dive, showing their big beautiful tails...
(more to come on that subject)
A beautiful view from inside our state room, looking out
the sliding glass doors, leading to our balcony.
(now, I was PROUD to have that wonderful balcony...a PERFECT spot to enjoy a CUP OF TEA !!)
The food, on a cruise, is OUT OF THIS WORLD good....
these were NO exception...
Wonderful with TEA..!!
Plates and plates of dedicate sweets...
kept me on a SUGAR HIGH the entire time !!


Fresh fruits abound....


Yes....TEA on OUR ship went much better than on THE TITANIC...!!
...aren't they adorable !!
I LOOKED high and low for
but he was no where to be found...
I thank YOU for coming by to have


DORCAS said...

Beautiful as always! Thanks for sharing!



Julie said...

OM Gosh.. I tried to put together a cruise for Don and I. I work for an airline and was offered a really good deal ..but sadly Don could not get the week off for vacation.. :o(

Not sure if you heard or not BJ .. but sadly Don has had a relapse and is now again Hep C positive. He will have to go through an even more aggressive treatment. Please please keep him in your prayers.

D said...

Hi, BJ,

What a wonderful time you had! I have never been on a cruise, but I'd sure like to try it. I'd be in heaven with all that food. :)

Adrienne said...

Oh, I want to have tea on the high seas. An Alaskan tea adventure - how wonderful! Thank you for sharing. I'm ready to start planning a cruise complete with tea.

Shelia said...

Hi BJness! Loved this! I'm enjoying your enthusiasm for this cruise! We'll be going soon!! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Blondie's Journal said...

Your cruise pictures are spectacular, BJ!! The ship had a tea room? How nice! The food looks delicious. Can't wait to see more of your wonderful cruise!


Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Beautiful my Dear friend...girl I would have gained a ton with all that food ha ha!! Love ya my Dear firend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Sue said...

BJ, Your cruise pictures are so delightful. I would love to be able to sail away- I have this "thing" about water, though.... Better conquer my fear first, huh?
You've been so busy since you got back. I can't seem to get myself into gear get things done. Would rather sit and read my blogs when I get a free minute! LOL
Did you ever get your vinyl from the twins? Just wanted to make sure. TTYL hugs, Sue

Anonymous said...

One Word.....WOW!!!!
Have a Great Day!!

Theresa said...

That cruise is on my "to do" list! Beautiful picture from your stateroom! Love the cruise food!

Have a blessed day my friend!


paperbutterfly said...

What a wonderful setting for tea.
The desserts look very least one of each.
Wonderful trip. Thank you fro sharing.
You are welcome to our tea table any time.
Have a blessedweek.Pam

parTea lady said...

Your Alaska cruise pictures are great. The scenery is beautiful and it must have been awesome seeing the whales.

My best experience with cruise teas was on the Emerald Princess. I posted a few pics on my "Tea At Sea" post.

Debby said...

Loving your pictures. So glad that you got to see Orcas. My son just got back from the beach in Maryland and a whale came close to shore when they were swimming. Did you buy that adorable tea pot, so cute. Love your balcony. Our science museum is having a Titanic exhibit......I may have to go and check it out now. ((((HUGS))))

Julie Harward said...

The treats look so yummy and the view out of the state room is so gorgeous! More pic's of this vacation please! :D

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

What a wonderful place to have tea! The little river cruise ship I was on in France had afternoon tea too!

Mimi said...

What an awesome view from your stateroom.
I am so sorry you couldn't find Leonardo, I mean Jack!

Lady Katherine said...

What a lovely time on the High Seas! The view is awesome, the deserts devine! I know you had so much fun looking for L. Now that could be the L. for Love of your life. lol Hubby loves his white cup like yours, we go hand in hand with Tea, and Coffee. lol Hey, I got to drink a glass of red wine at my friends this week. I should have took my camara, as she served his most expensive bottle, with finger foods. I didn't know we were going to have a wine! Just a short visit. I came home with a bottle. Soon as I am well enough I want to go on a cruise, we had planned one a few years ago, but I wound up in hospital with surgery. I never know when I go to the Doc if I be in a hospital or get to come home! lol Since you ask a lot about me. I went and seen Doc today. I let my husband go in with me today as he knew most of what is happening. Since his heart scare, I will not let him go in, for the last time he went in he had to go to the heart unit. So no bad news for him. lol Doc says I am mending from the accident, the my fall, just going to take more time to heal. Ordered a MRI for my tumors, talked biopsy,( nerve blocks, botox,(for the spams) I had many of each, tried to tell him it doesn't help. lol Sending me to another specialist next week, says he need another head to help as he cut out all the nerves sounding the area, and week after was first appointment for MRI available. Thanks for joining me for Tea Time! I love the plate with the hearts on it. Christine served a great Tea at our Mississippi Magnolia Southern Belles Luncheon. She gets from London. Girl, it is the best taste I have ever had, and I have sampled many. lol

Lady Katherine said...

OK, that was way to long! lol

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

So much fun! It really looks like you had the most fantastic trip!

Lavender Cottage said...

BJ that was such a fun tea post. You asked when our Alaska cruise is coming up and we sail Aug. 28.
Oh I hope I get some little heart cakes too - they look so decadent.
Come to think of it, one time at a resort in Mexico I had a chocolate grand piano dessert - wow!

Twice as Nice said...

I laughed out loud when I read that you can still wear the earrings you wore in high school. SO funny!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Lovely tea post, BJ! You are too cute; looking for Leonardo! And I get such a kick out of your joke about the earrings! Mine still fit me too!


Anonymous said...

Absolutely enchanting. High tea on the high seas. Love it, love it, love it.

Justine said...

Ah, I'm not even a tea drinker, but if I had been sitting there with you I could have drank a gallon of it just to be able to stay longer and look at that view!! And those sweets! Holy crapola...

Justine :o )

Shelia said...

Hi, BJness! I'm back to tell you I finally have up your Diva Snap! Come see!
You've changed your header - it's beautiful!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: What a wonderful tea time! I wish I was there. I have never been on a cruise. I want to invite you to Tea Cup Tuesday. I am sure the ladies would love to visit your blog. Have a wonderful week. Blessings to you, Martha

Nana's Fun Stuff said...

Absolutely stunning scenery!! There is nothing like being on a cruise. I want to take the Alaska one in the near future. Thanks for sharing!! Love the pictures and seeing about your adventure ~ Laura

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Oh how splendid this looks. I just gained two pounds through virtual food osmosis!! Leonardo, where art thou?

BJ, I was a lame brain and had the comments turned off - but that has been fixed. Talk about late and brain dead. ha.

Thanks for the compliments on the room. It was a ton of fun!


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Monday - Creative Colors
Tuesday - Macro
Wednesday - 2 of a kind
Thursday - Urban
Friday - Sunset

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Life on the Edge said...

Wow, I have always dreamed of going on an Alaskan cruise! I'm so glad you're getting to do this and having such fun!

I have been absent from blogland for so long, but am back and am going to give a better effort to posting and visiting. I have really missed everyone!

Come by and read about my latest news...its good!


Melissa said...

Oh that's so cute that you said you were looking for Leonardo. Don't tell me husband, but I would have too! Love that movie, loved your post. Cute blog.

Helen said...

Hi there! I love your cruise photos, every single one of them. I still lurk around blogland reading posts and do a little on facebook, Living Boldly will resume in early September. I cannot resist joining Willow's Magpie Tales each week ... but I post poetry/prose on my second blog Poetry Matters. Did you read Picket's post the other day? I love reading her because she writes just likes she talks and it's adorable. It's also nice to see our Muse back in action. Take care, have a wonderful summer!!!

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

Looks like an absolute wonderful tea party + whale watching! I am totally jealous! :)

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi BJ,
Such a lovely trip!and relaxing too! Your photo's turned out so pretty and the colors are so rich and dreamy. One day I would love to take the Alaskan Cruise.
The tea was fun yes! I did the tea everyday when hubby and I took a cruise.
Take care and big hugs, Elizabeth

Kathleen said...

Oh I agree...not a finer tea room anywhere!

Johanna said...

BJ, I didn't came around and missed your post last week. So I came today and enjoyed it so much. You didn't saw Leonardo? LOL, you are so funny. The sweets look so yummy, I am droling now. Looks as if you had lots of fun.
Greetings, Johanna

Kathleen Grace said...

Goodness, seems naming it a "Titanic tea" would be a poor choice of words, but I must admit your cruise looks so wonderful I want to go on one too. The view is amazing! What cruise line did you use?