Monday, September 13, 2010

Tea with Friends - Lavender and Victoria

For Mother's Day this year one of our daughter's bought me a set of these mugs with lavender and little bees.  While on our Alaska cruise we had a shore excursion to a rainforrest garden where they had a cute little gift shop.  And guess what I found?
The matching teapot!  The store owner said she took a chance on ordering it in as she wasn't sure it would sell.  What a surprise that a lavender nut from Ontario should show up and buy it lickity split. 
On the flight home, the teapot rarely left my side as I had it in my carry-on bag and as you can see, it made it home in one piece.
In order to celebrate this find, an organic lavender tea to make in it is in order.

This blend is one of my favourites and I usually add a bit of honey to my tea. 
I did buy something else when we were in Victoria BC.  Wandering around the nicest Irish linen shop I came upon these.......
Crocheted gloves to wear for tea!  I've often admired the vintage gloves that my friend Bella from Bella's Rose Cottage has and thought I'd treat myself to a pair.

I've set the lavender tea up on a small table in the bedroom along with some scones; won't you join me?

I'm having tea with Sandi from Rose Chintz Cottage all the way out in PEI and Lady Katherine at Lady Katherine Tea Parlor and their guests.
As always, my passion for Victoria magazine is shared with the lovely Kathy at A Delightsome Life.  Lace gloves have been featured in many a tea article and now that I have my own, I'll feel properly dressed for tea.


  1. Hello Judith,
    I have been admiring your photos of your trip; gorgeous pictures! I am so happy for you that you found that teapot! I can just imagine how pleased you were when you spied it! It really is a lovely one. Your teascape looks very inviting and I'm sure everything tastes wonderful. Would love to try your lavender tea and I adore those gloves! I've been wanting a pair myself but I never see them. Wishing you a lovely week, my friend.


  2. I can just smell the lavender through the computer! Heavenly - as is the beautiful teapot and teacup! I'd love to try lavender tea! I will have to look this one up! Thanks again for joining me this week!

  3. Hi Judith,
    Ha, I love your beautiful new gloves, the row of flowers is delightful:-) What a lucky find on the teapot, I can just imagine you guarding it in your carry on:-)
    The next two days are going to be serious garden clean up days... it is a messy jungle out there!

  4. Your teapot is just beautiful - how perfect to find the match for your tea mug! I wish I had one of your scones right now!

  5. Hi Judith :) Thank you for joining me for tea :) Now I have come by to visit and join you :) How wonderful to have found the matching Tea pot for your mug! I too would have guarded it with my life, lol! And I love those beautiful crocheted gloves; I must get me a pair for myself! I would love to find a pair in pink :)

    Wishing you a lovely Tea Tuesday!!

    Warmest hugs, Brenda

  6. What a lovely post. Oh! How I love the smell of lavendar, just seeing it in your photos makes me want the pretty smell to surround me. I love the Victoria magazine, but haven't purchased one for many years. Your gloves are so elegant, I'm sure you are truly properly dressed for tea!
    Hugs, Cindy

  7. Oh could there be a more perfect teapot and teacup for your cottage...I adore the pattern and the little bee is just right.

    Congrates on finding those delightful gloves.


  8. Hi Judith, How neat that you were able to find your lavender and bee pattern teapot! It's adorable and just right for you! The gloves are pretty too, and the tea sounds delicious and relaxing. The scones look good as well. What a nice tea you have set up today!
    Hugs, Beth

  9. Now whats the chances of finding a teapot to go with your mug. Isn't that wonderful. You will be all set now with your garden hat and lace gloves for high tea.

  10. From another lavender fan...I LOVE your lavender teapot and mug.
    And the gloves? They look like carrickmacross lace, I wonder are they new or vintage? Either way, they're beautiful.

  11. Hi Judith!
    What a lucky lady you are! Firstly to have such a sweet daughter to gift you those charming lavender mugs and secondly to happen across the matching teapot! What are the odds of that!!
    And those vintage crochet gloves are exquisite and perfect for a fancy tea party!
    Thanks for sharing your tea pretties!

  12. Hi Judith... Ha...didn't you get the memo on the blog title for the evening? I will have to go check out Carolyn's I haven't been there yet!

  13. What a beautiful Lavender Teascape today!! Don't you just love how you find matching pieces by accident so to speak and then are so excited when you bring home that matching piece???
    What a high, right??


  14. Such a sweet cup and Teapot! Irish lace is so gorgeous!

  15. (I'm glad I checked back, Judith, as it looks like blogger didn't post the comment I left here yesterday, grr, so here you go again!)

    That teapot was meant for you, Judith! What fun to find it in Alaska. It's beautiful. I've never had lavender tea but it sounds wonderful so will have to try it now. And your gloves? I adore them, how elegant! – g

  16. Oh, Judith, I love your mugs and teapot. They are so, so beautiful! Such a lovely tea table!
    Enjoy your day!

  17. I would have bought that lavender teapot, too! even if I already have a few teapots, I could not have resisted.


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