Monday, June 14, 2010

Tea with Friends - Strawberry Time

The strawberries were ready last week which is earlier than usual.  I went to the local farm to pick some and they were so plump and sweet.

I froze a couple of large zip lock bags worth but kept the rest for eating fresh.  I'll have to make something to have with our tea today.

One cup and saucer we'll be using is this Windsor bone china with the flowers inside.

And the other is bone china from Bavaria Germany.

Can you guess what treat I made for us?

Chocolate dipped strawberries!  I didn't want to cover up the pretty yellow butterfly on the plate.

I'm joining these friends for tea today:  Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage, Lady Katherine at Lady Katherine Tea Parlor and Martha at Martha's Favorites.  Won't you join us too?


  1. how delicious - I can bet they were not on the plate for long!!? love the cups too a beautiful shade of mellow yellow.

  2. What wonderful teacups, Judith; bright and sunny and perfect with your chocolate covered berries! Our berry season hasn't started yet but hopefully it won't be too long coming. Then again, I don't want to wish the summer away either; our season is so short. Wonderful tea post today and delicious too! Thank you for joining me for Tea Time and have a wonderful evening.


  3. Beautiful teacups Judith, the butterfly matches the yellow of the teacups perfectly. Of course I would notice the butterfly. Strawberries are ready here and will be making strawberry jam soon. Jen

  4. Judith, Strawberries are so pretty! You showed them well in your photos. Love your teacups, too. The chocolate covered strawberries look great and I'm sure you enjoyed them. Hope all is well with you.
    Hugs and blessings, Beth

  5. That looks so delicious. I love fresh strawberries, not to mention chocolate-covered ones, with a cup of tea - perfection.

  6. Those yellow teacups are stunning! and the butterfly caught my eye too.
    What could be more perfect than chocolate dipped strawberries...know you enjoyed them.
    Thank you for stopping by and sharing.
    Look forward to next time.
    Have a wonderful week.

  7. Yummy! Chocolate covered strawberries! I'm coming over, lol:)

    Happy Teacup Tuesday!

    Warmest, Brenda

  8. O, what beautiful tea cups and saucers. Just stunning. And, the strawberries...ummmm, chocolate covered strawberries are the ultimate! Your photos are wonderful.

    We had the absolute most beautiful weather on our cruise to Alaska. We took sweaters, heavy coats, caps and scarves...never used any of them. Weather was like 65 most of the time. Wonderful!!
    I know you will love Alaska but living in Canada, you are used to seeing beautiful country, with mountains and snow...we live on the plains which have no mountains...this Alaska was so beautiful to our eyes. Just magnificent. I know you will love it, too.
    xo bj

  9. Hello Judith, Ha we both have strawberries, dipping yours in chocolate how indulgent, Mmmm! I love the solid coloring (colouring, so much prettier to spell your way) on the outside of your teacup, it really sets off the lovely flowers:-)

  10. Hi: What a beautiful pair of cups. I just may have to visit Ebay and look for them. They are so stunning. Your strawberries look so good, I just feel like coming over for a visit. Thank you so much for sharing those treasures with us. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

  11. Gorgeous color on the cup and what time should be over for the tea and berries?

  12. Beautiful teacups. And what sweet treats to go with the tea :-)


  13. Mister Linky has cought up to us early birds. Please feel free to return to Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday and be included.

    Fondly, Pam

  14. Hello Judith- Lovely teacups, they are so bright and sunny. Those strawberries look wonderful. Little bites of sun light. It's been almost solid rain for the past three weeks here. This post just had me smiling. Thank you for bringing the sun out today :) take care.

  15. Both your teacups are simply stunning. The yellow chases away the gray skies and all is sunny and well with the world.
    The strawberries dipped in chocolate are totaly decadent. yummy.
    Thanks for sharing.

  16. Wow, the yellow cup is amazing. I don't think I have every seen such a vibrant yellow in a cups. Beautiful!

  17. Hi delightful your sweets are so super charming..I bet they are all gone now ha ha!! beautiful tea set...gorgeous..exqusite charm...and i love that butterfly perfect!! Have a most fabulous tea time today...

  18. I love your yellow tea cups.They are really pretty, beautiful, marvellous !....

  19. What a wonderful post. THose yellow tea cups are just lovely and nothing is quite as perfect as chocolate and strawberries.

  20. Both of your yellow cups are gorgeous! And your strawberries make me hungry : )
    What a treat at your house today!
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful fruit and china today and for joining in Tea Cup Tuesday.

  21. Your teacups are DIVINE! I adore the color and those little fluer inside are so pretty. BUT, the chocolate dipped strawberries made my mouth water...I haven't eaten yet today! Oh, dear, maybe a trip to the market is in order.
    Lovely post and lovely blog! Have a great day.

  22. Thanks for visiting My Dream would be amazing if you have the same decanter :-) Love the cups by the way..

  23. The yellow teacups are simply wonderful....and how can one go wrong with chocolate covered strawberries :)


  24. I am absolutely enchanted with these delightful yellow tea cups!! They are just stunning!! And the roses and flowers inside the cup are precious!!

  25. Oh yummy. Don't those strawberries look delicious. Pour me a cup of tea.

  26. Yummy! Tea and strawberries dipped in chocolate! Divine! Love the golden yellow of the cups and saucers. (I wouldn't cover up the butterfly, either!)

  27. What a wonderful RICH YELLOW mmmmmmm and Strawberries too

    Love Dawn xx

  28. I just popped over from Sandy's Tuesday Tea at Rose Chintz Cottage. What a delightful tea you've invited us to share! I absolutely love your two yellow tea cups. So pretty! And those chocolate strawberries look simply delicious. Thanks for sharing your lovely tea party with us.

    I'm following you now. I'm also from Ontario but not a master gardener ... more like a gardener wanna be! Looking forward to reading more of your posts.

  29. What a lovely set! The wonderful yellow teacups and the juicy strawberries are perfect for summertime tea! Thank you for sharing!

  30. I popped over from A Breath of Fresh Air.. I love your tea today and your lovely peonies as well...I did a little post on the ones I grow as well... I'm a passionate amature gardner!
    Pop over to Dandelion House sometime!
    I'll be back.... I am your 100th follower!

    Dandelinon Wishes,
    Deborah Jean

  31. Your yellow teacups are beautiful!!

  32. Your yellow teacups are lovely. I don't have any in my collection that color yet. Chocolate covered strawberries for tea - yum!


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