Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A Rainy Day Lavender Tea

Welcome for tea, my friends.  I'm linking with Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday and Kathy at A Delightsome Life for A Return to Loveliness. 
I can't complain about the rainy, overcast weather we're experiencing today because the last few days were warm and sunny, perfect for gardening.  Besides, this gives me a chance to catch up on housework.
I love using this china lavender teapot that I've shown many times before and carted all the way back to Ontario from Alaska last year.  I've even brewed some lavender tea.
A matching pair of mugs was received for Mother's Day a few years back which made it very exciting to find the teapot.  A vintage napkin with a lacy lavender border and tea time can be as feminine without the use of a cup and saucer.
A butterfly sugar cookie sits atop a deep purple flower blossom plate.
I am happy to show a new book I have from Victoria, the magazine by the same name is well known.  Kathy had a fun questionnaire for the participants of her Spring Celebration with Victoria and although I did not win, Vee who did, requested the books she was to receive be shared with the runners up.  I had no idea what would come in the mail but let me tell you, this book captivated me with the tablescapes, lace, books, flowers.....a real treasure to have and browse through again with my cup of lavender tea.
The pretty fairy with the lavender wings was a sneaky gift from a friend.  She phoned me to say she'd seen a fairy flying about one of my gardens and I should go out to investigate.  She was perched on a rock when I found her, hidden a bit from last year's dying foliage so I quickly captured her and brought her inside.  Thank you again my friend.
On my tea table are a few other lavender things, dried flower spikes woven with purple ribbon, a sachet and hand towel.  The canister of lavender tea is just visible behind the teapot and a laminated picture of the herb stands in an iron display rack.
Thank you for joining me this week and please do visit my gracious hostesses and the participants of their memes.


  1. Such pretty items here...love the fairy girl story, how delightful of your friend.

  2. Hello Judith - a beautiful way to enjoy a rainy day - love your collection of lavender china - so very beautiful. I am so glad you're enjoying the book - they're all very inspiring - a tease - I am including one in my upcoming Cottage Charm Giveaway - working on that post now - it will start May 1 - to go along with Twice Remembered Cottage's annual event.
    What a treasure - sweet way to leave a Delightsome gift - love the fairy!
    Thank you for sharing this with A Return to Loveliness,
    God Bless,

  3. Your tea today is so lovely. The lavender teapot and mugs are so pretty and the book looks wonderful! Enjoy your day!

  4. Hello Judith,
    What can I say? I adore that little fairy; so sweet! You have wonderful friends! I always enjoy seeing your lavender teapot and the matching mug makes your whole tea so charming. I also have a Victoria Intimate Home but a different book than yours which I received for my birthday. Thanks for joining me for tea. It's always a pleasure to have you. Enjoy your day.


  5. All that wonderful lavender ... from linens to teapot and mug! I do love lavender. Happy Tea Day!

  6. Hi Judith,

    Thanks for coming by to visit. Love your pretty lavendar cup, and teapot. I love the smell of lavendar too! Happy tea day!


  7. I am just crazy about your post. My favorite things, lavender, faeries, tea, and a tea party.

  8. Hello Judith,
    this was a perfect Te Time for the Lavender Cottage. So a wonderful teaset and I love the little napkin with the lavender border. And no wonder that even the fairy comes for tea! Everything looks so delightful. Thank you for having me for tea.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  9. Hi Judith, I just love all of the lavender goodness that you've shared. I'm glad that you're enjoying your book, I keep mine out at all times on my coffee table. By the way, I absolutely love your tea set and the napkins look like they were made for it.

    Many blessings,

  10. Judith,

    I just adore your lavender teapot and accessories! Your table looks so inviting. How nice of your friend to give you that lovely fairy. Just beautiful!

  11. Beautiful assortment of lavender finds! One of my favorite flowers in the garden and I still can't get it to grow on our farm. I'll keep trying though! Enjoy your tea day!!!

  12. Love the lavender teapot and mugs. You have lovely friends. A gift from a dear friend is such a delight, isn't it? Blessings

  13. This is a lovely lavender tea setting. I love the story of your fairy. It was so sweet of your friend.

  14. What a lovely tea, Judith! I liked the fairy story too, and the butterfly cookie. Have a wonderful week my dear friend!


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