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Saturday, April 16, 2011

A blue tea.....


I am re-posting one of my favorite tea time posts.
TEA TIME...
it's ALWAYS time for tea at Sweet Nothings
Tea and hot whole wheat biscuits with homemade strawberry jam..
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 !
*little note here...I think this is actually a coffee server.
The biscuits didn't rise as much as they do with WHITE flour...
is whole wheat flour heavier ?
I think it must be because the whole wheat bread I buy is more dense than white.
O, but these are very good.
(I just wish I knew where the recipe came from...;)
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....
does it seem strange to you that our mothers ALWAYS find/found the
most beautiful things.?
It seems that everything my mother had was beautiful.
SHE was beautiful so I guess that goes hand in hand.


One lump.....or two ?
I have been watching ebay for a pair of silver sugar tongs...
Now, why in the world would I want those?
We seldom have a fancy tea around Sweet Nothings...
Mr. Sweet doesn't even 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...
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.?

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.
So many times, I try to send friends a *real* card instead of an email.
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...
I am out right now so I need to make a trip to
THE LITTLE RED HOUSE
and buy more..
BLUE MONDAY
MOSAIC MONDAY
SHOW OFF YOUR COTTAGE MONDAY
AMAZE ME MONDAY
MASTERPIECE MONDAY
MAKE IT ON MONDAY
TEATIME with THE LADY
TUESDAY TREASURES
TWICE OWNED TUESDAY
TEMPT MY TUMMY TUESDAY

TABLETOP TUESDAY
2ND TIME AROUND TUESDAY
NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY
TEA FOR TWO TUESDAY
RUBY TUESDAY
Thanks very much to all the hosts.
Many thanks to YOU for coming by today for tea...

43 comments:

Vee said...

Your coffee pot is simply lovely and who cares if you're using it for tea? Three cups a day? I should try that, perhaps I could ward off nibbling that way. Thank you for the tea and for sharing your lovely treasures.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your coffee/tea pot is stunning. Such a beautiful design. Love your wonderful refreshments, they look sooooooooo good. Beautiful tablescape. Thanks also in advance for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Diann said...

Your mother's old tea pot/coffee pot is gorgeous! Everything looks so pretty and inviting. I have been looking for sugar tongs as well. One of these days maybe I'll find some. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

SavannahGranny said...

I love the beautiful blue and white coffee pot. However, I don't know what is the difference. Is it size, shape? Maybe someone can let us know.
All of your tea party is beautiful and I remember your desk. I love it and it's placement is perfect. Have a great holiday week.

Blondie's Journal said...

I love your teapot...yes, our mothers had the most beautiful things! Now that I think of it, my mom had few but very nice pieces and she was very grateful.

I like tea in the evening and when I'm under the weather...lots of cream, vanilla cream. Real whipping cream if I have it. And you deserve a pair of sugar tongs...why not. Who uses salt cellars?

Happyu Sunday. BJ!

XO,
Jane

Zondra Art said...

Breakfast looks very nice and tasty and the tea pot is gorgeous, I really like it!
Kisses and hugs:)

Rettabug said...

BJ, your Mother's treasured pot is simply beautiful! I suspect it might be a "chocolate pot" by the looks of the shape of it. Very valuable!!

Google "vintage blue & white chocolat pot" & click images up on the left side...you'll see a similar one in a set that they're asking $675!!

I love your mosaics, especially the one with the candle in the background! Very pretty.
Oh & your new header is awesome, too! I like the clean lines.

Can't wait to see your little mug mat in a blog post. :D

fondly,
Rett

Madeline's Album said...

Whether it is a tea pot or coffee pot it is just fabulous. Everything looks just beautiful. Have a blessed day. Madeline

~Pam~ said...

Happy Sunday BJ! Your coffee/tea pot is so pretty, I love it! Your tea party is so beautiful, I have enjoyed my visit. :-)
~hugs~

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

BJ?...........it's all beautiful in blue today. I'm so enjoying having tea with you. [I have a tea service nearly the same]

And as for buffalo burgers....your hubby is right, they ARE good. LOL

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Beautiful pics BJ! This is a very pretty post!
PS-This Yankee would love to see a perma-link on your sidebar about how to make biscuits... I'm gonna go searching for the post now:@)

Kathleen said...

Coffee/tea, whatever, it is beautiful. You must take after your mom!
Have a blesses Holy Week, BJ. The sun is finally out today after 2 days of rain and wind! But no flowers yet!

Snap said...

I love your coffee/tea pot ... such wonderful memories for you. I love blue and white .. so calming and clean feeling!

Donnie said...

Loved having tea with you and those biscuits look scrumptious. I don't know whether it is a tea or a coffee pot but it looks like Blue Willow and that is my favorite. Loved your post.

xinex said...

What a gorgeous teapot. I love the colors. Love the good looking food too!...Christine

Sherry said...

This is beautiful! I love that pattern on that. Such a pretty little tea. Thanks for stopping by!
Sherry

Home Made Quilts By Granny said...

Everything is just darling so nice and cozy. I like the tea-coffee pot it is a pretty blue your mom had good taste. Trish

FABBY'S LIVING said...

What a gorgeous tea pot and specially from your mom, how nice! I love the blue transfer in it. I'd love to go there with all those goodies... so yummy and sweet, wish I was having tea, no, not really, with me is coffee.
Happy Easter.
FABBY

Theresa said...

Beautiful tea pot and delicious goodies! I enjoyed my visit with you today! I am trying really hard to get caught up on blog reading... whew, I have missed a LOT!

Have a blessed day my friend! BIG HUGS!

Mary Ann said...

BJ: I have awarded you the Versatile blogger awared. Just go by Love This Bloggin and pick up your award and then follow the directions. Have fun and have a wonderful week.
Mary Ann

Marlis said...

Love the beautiful pot. the notecards are stunning. Food looks scrumptious. thanks for sharing.

jeanne said...

Hello bj, it seems like ages since I was visiting you. I spent 5 days in Atlanta and have been running the roads as usual. HA! I love you sweet tea post and your mom's tea or coffee pot. who cares which it is...it is beautiful. I do think whole wheat flour is heavier and needs a bit of extra baking powder. However, I KNOW they were delicious. The photo mosaic is gorgeous. You know I always love your posts.

Love, Jeanne

Pondside said...

I think you should have the silver tongs just because they are beautiful. I love the pot, and wouldn't restrict its use to coffee - why not tea, chocolate or an herbal tisane?

sueskitchen said...

Coffee server/teapot...it is elegant and beautiful no matter what! Love my afternoon tea..it makes me happy!

SmilingSally said...

Since you're reposting, I'll have a second cup, please. Love your blues!

Happy Blue Monday, BJ.

gengen said...

Wow they are so pretty..Happy blue Monday...

Jenn said...

Happy Blues! I miss the days of 'real' letters and cards. But, then there wouldn't be any blogland. I see what Vee wrote - maybe sipping tea would stop the nibbling. I should go to tea. :) Jenn

Jenn said...

I meant to comment on the need for rain -- don't we though. You're closer to the burns than we are - but we're sure dry here too. Yes, we need rain! No storms. Just a nice rain to soak and catch up. I'll join you in your prayer request. Jenn

chubskulit said...

Very pretty!

Would you mind peeking at my blues? Thanks!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hey BJ,
Love the coffee pot! Blue and white is always right! I use my coffee pot for tea sometimes when I have extra company for tea. I have a sugar tong which was a gift from a blogger friend. I never use sugar in my tea but like you, I think they're pretty on the table.
I was also looking at the photos of all the beautiful rooms and pieces of furniture of bloggers you had shared...There are so many talented ladies out there. I enjoyed looking at them all and thank you for sharing them with us. Wishing you and your family a very Happy Easter.

Blessings,
Sandi

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I hope you finally found some sugar tongs. Then you have to get the pretty sugar cubes. And I say.....use the good stuff! Those tongs will make the tea even sweeter sitting by the computer!

Joy said...

What a pretty post. Love that blue and white coffee pot. Beautiful!
I'll pray for rain for you all. I have a coworker that used to live in Lubbock. Have a Happy Easter!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Tea, Coffee, it's a beautiful pot either way, BJ! I love the design on it. While I am partial to coffee myself, I do like a nice cup of tea in the afternoon sometimes {usually when I'm ready to take a nap at the day job round about 3:00!}.

STEF said...

Beautiful photos! I'm sure the biscuits tasted good. I'm a new follower. Hope you can also check out my entry . Thank you!

Dinah said...

I fell in love with your teapot ;-)

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Ralph said...

There is a place for tradition, and when you can serve in a classic, elegant style - the guests feel a bit more special when treated to a style that is long gone. Such as sugar lumps - a blast from the past (that never adorns tea or coffee for me. Yet a neat throwback to simpler days). Warm whole wheat biscuits and fresh ruby jam is a true treat!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

BJ I just love your Blue and White tea. So beautiful! Everything looks so delicious and inviting.

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Candace said...

You have so many beautiful things shown here. I love all of the blues. You remind me of my favorite Auntie M. Your blog is so beautiful and welcoming....just like hers. I'm joining you in praying for rain for Texas. Blessings!

Nanna said...

beatiful post, now I want tea !lol
Helen

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

I love that teapot! Will have to visit Mary and check out those notecards!

Thanks so much for linking to 2nd Time Around!

Will pray for that rain! :)

Annie said...

What a lovely post. I just finished my first cup of coffee for the day and now I may have to follow up with a nice cup of TEA.

I recently went through all of my mother's things and have found so many things to bring out to the light of day again. I found a "tea pot" that is so lovely. Since it's really a coffee pot, I can actually call it my Anything Pot.

Carol said...

I think it's a tea pot today. Tomorrow it may be a coffee or chocolate pot, though!
Lovely! Wish I could send you a few inches of our rain....

The Tablescaper said...

So sorry to be so late in getting here. Your coffee pot is gorgeous. Thanks for being a part of Seasoal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper