Monday, January 23, 2012

Warm inside and out

The warmth of winter is keeping us out and about in the wonderful weather!
The temperatures were up to 80 on the car thermometer, yesterday! This is a warm and delightful time for January. I wanted a treat this morning and set the English wooden tray with something new and special.
My thought was to include my new mug by Creative Tops Ltd. The pattern is RETRO TEA and is capitalized on the mark. The chintz style tea images are very retro and the blue background makes them pop.
 Included on the tray, is a cat creamer in the delft blue pattern made in Holland.
The photo above has three great milk chocolates by Ghiradelli and are so delish! I matched their color with the blue and white stripe linen on the tray. The brown bowl contains the strawberry tea leaves and adds a wonderful aroma. 
If  you are left handed, you can read HERBAL in the hearts on the mug.  The flowered teapot definitely is an image from several decades ago.
The blue and white teatime feels like winter even though the temperature is warm outside. A simple white teapot completes the setting with the taste of strawberries and then a bite of chocolate.
I have always enjoyed the Tuesday Tea Parties at different blogs! I was saddened about the news of the lovely blogs of Wanda Lee and Pam being discontinued. Every week they have given me so much joy and I just want to personally thank them.  Sometimes to just sit and read their beautiful blog would make my day.   


Anonymous said...

Oh, I just love your kitty cat creamer. Very pretty. Happy Tea Day! Pat

Magnolia Cottage said...


I love your fancy tea set! So lovely! Hope you will visit Magnolia Cottage.


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Perfect. Love the tea set. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Johanna said...

thank you for the lovely tea break. The mug is beautiful but the little blue cat is so cute. Chocolate and tea are so well together. Thanks for sharing.
best greetings, Johanna

Antiques And Teacups said...

How nice to meet you and I'm so glad you linked with Tuesday Cuppa Tea. I love the pattern on your tea mug and the cat creamer is so cute!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I cannot imagine what it must be like to have such warm temperatures in January! It must be lovely.
I am very happy to have you particpate in my Tea Party Birthday celebration today and what cute tea things you have shared. The Delft Blue kitty creamer is just adorable!
I just wrapped up a package for my cousin's birthday. I'm sending her a Delft Blue ginger jar.
Thanks for joining me and have a wonderful week.


Terri said...

So many things I love...tea, chocolate, adorable kitties, pretty china! Thank you so much for sharing with us.

Zaa said...

There's nothing more special than getting out the creamers to validate teatime...Bravo ... Sweet teaset... Hugs

Denise said...

very nice meeting you.I enjoyed visiting your blog.Thanks for coming by My place to meet Me.Your new follower Denise

Denise said...

I love your Christmas Table!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: Love the pretty tea set. The cat is the cutest. Have a great week! Blessings, Martha

Kathryn Ross said...

Hi Pam! Thanks so much for visiting me over at The Writer's Reverie - and your sweet comments blessed my heart. Enjoyed your tea post today, too - love your Delft Blue cat - I have candlesticks in that and often think to add more to my blue and white collection - but, where to keep it all, eh?
Joy to you!

♥ Miss Tea said...

I love your "Retro Tea" mug, it's super cute and the kitty creamer is adorable! lovely photos and i know how you feel about pam and wanda lee's tea time, always enjoyed visiting their blogs and look at the beautiful and inspiring tea time! anyways thank you so much for dropping by my blog and have a lovely tea time!


Micupoftea~ said...

Happy Belated birthday! Your tea tray looked inviting. I'd take dark chocolate if you have any! lol~ ENjoy the end of January. :)

Maria Andrade said...

Hi Pam,
Thanks for sharing this lovely tea.
I loved it all, but specially the tray and the cute cat creamer. :)
Like you, I miss Wanda and Pam's tea parties, they were all so inspiring!
Thanks for visiting me, too.

Cozy in Texas said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love tea parties. I can't wait until my grandchildren are old enough so that we can have some tea parties here at Grandmas.

Cindy said...

Love your little Blue and White Kitty! Wonderful tea! XO Cindy

Richard Cottrell said...

I love the little kitty cat . Richard from my old Historic House.

Donna Heber said...


Thank you for stopping to visit me. Your retro tea mug is adorable as well as your cat creamer! It sounds like you are really enjoying some nice warm weather.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

I love your Easter-spring table with those blooming flowers and cute Easter bunnies! Beautiful colours.
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)
Have a nice day