Monday, November 14, 2011

Just Because

Welcome friends for tea this week.  My hosts are Rose Chintz Cottage, Sweetology and Bernideen's Tea Time.
I bought a new teapot at the small country store called 'Just Because'.  How appropriately named, for that's the reason I bought it.  A cream coloured Skye McGhie, one I'm sure Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage has and it was the feminine lacy effect that I drew me to it.
Inside is brewing some 'Oh Canada', my favourite blend of rooibos.
A pretty pink Limoges teacup and a small purple plate with a couple of ginger snap cookies.
I've never been one to decorate for Christmas with red and green but do love to use pink, burgundy and silver.
The shimmery pink fruit and silver candle add some glitz for this time of year.
I've set our tea on the low round table that will hold the silver tinsel table top tree soon.  
Back when we would have a full sized tree, I bought this tree skirt and a matching table runner.  The pink and burgundy in it are set off by the black lace, a nice Victorian effect.  
Oops!  I guess it would have looked better if the skirt was even on the round table but it's just one of those things you notice when you post the photos on your blog.
Please join my hosts and their guests for tea.


  1. What a perfectly lovely tea table! Love the lacy teapot top and the teacup is so pretty! I use pink & burgundy a lot at Christmas time as's nice to have a change!

  2. That is a delightful teapot. I'm not really a decorator for Christmas either. Red isn't one of the colours I like. Our living room walls are burgundy, so I tend to accessorize with that.

  3. That is a beautiful new teapot you have and the tea looks yummy. You have really tempted me with those ginger cookies too.

  4. This is so pretty Judith. I love the teacup and the pretty decor around the candle - so soft looking. Pantry cookies were always a favorite of ours growing up. They make great tea dippers! I've never seen Oh Canada tea before but it sounds delicious. I hope you have a lovely week. Blessings, Pamela

  5. Such a pretty just because tea pot. And I didn't notice the uneven tablecloth--still can't see it even after it was mentioned! I drank Rooibos all morning--trying to rid myself of a cold or something. Happy Monday!

  6. Lovely tea table .. love the pinks. Your new tea pot is wonderful ... I want one! :D :D Ginger cookies, too! Happy Tea Day, Judith!

  7. Hi Judith,
    that is a fantastic tablecloth. Although I mostly used red and green for Christmas, I love to see different styles. The purple and pink with silver looks really winterly and the whole china is gorgeous. Thank you for having me for this pretty tea time.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  8. Hi Judith,
    Very pretty! I have a tree this ear that is pink and silver. I have never done that combo and I love it! Very icy! Your tea is lovely!

  9. Judith, a lovely tea table. The new tea pot is just precious. I love the creamy color and the sweet touches on it.

    Happy Tea Time,

  10. Hi Judith, I like your tree skirt - don't worry about the position! Like your silver reindeer, your new teapot and your Limoges cup as well. I wish I could join your for a cup of Oh Canada, but guess I will have to drink mine here and think about you and how glad I am that we are friends!
    Hugs, Beth

  11. Judith, I just saw where you asked about the bundt cake recipe. I used a box mix...Duncan Hines....I swear by it. I always, always add my eggs one at a time....makes all the difference.


  12. Beautiful new teapot. Don't worry about the tablecloth being a little askew. We will blame it on an elf. V

  13. How lovely! I am actually toying with the idea of a soft pastel Xmas this year. Not sure how the family will react!
    the enchanted oven

  14. What a lovely, sweet teapot and a tea cup. I love your table cloth too!
    The lovely atmosphere of your tea time with white windows in the back captivates your guests!
    Have a fabulous week!

  15. Hello Judith,
    Well, you know I am loving your new teapot! It is a sweet thing, isn't it? I couldn't resist it either when I first saw it. The teacup is lovely and so is your silver reindeer and glitzy centerpiece. A lovely tea. I haven't decorated with red and green in many many years. I have been using soft pastels since the mid eighties. My boys don't like it but then they don't live here any more. :) So I decorate how I want now and hubby just lets me do what I want.
    I so enjoyed your pretty tea this evening and you what? I like ginger snaps with my tea! Have a lovely week.


  16. Sorry, I meant to write, 'you know what?' I like ginger snaps with my tea. I just came from the hair dresser's and you know how tiresome that can be!

  17. Loving your new treasure!! The cream colour with the lace cut outs and fleur de lis had me at 1st sight. Of course your teacup is beautiful ... and I'm with you on the soft colours for Christmas.. Happy Monday..xo HHL

  18. Just Because, how aptly named. It is a lovely teapot Judith.

  19. I can certainly understand that this little tea pot spoke to you!I've never heard of that particular Roibos tea - what fun!

  20. Very nice setting! Lovely teapot with a delicate teacup and a delicious cookie sets the mood for an enjoyable day. I love the soft look of the candle. I always go for the traditional red and green for Christmas, but I do love your soft pinks, lavenders, and burgundy!! You know how to set a nice table and make a person feel welcome.
    Have a lovely day,

  21. Hello Judith
    Lovely tea pot, I love the lacy-ness of it!
    The pink china cup is so delicate and pretty.

    Your blog is so pretty! Oh were do you find your background?
    Grace from MB Canada...your neighbour:)

  22. Hi Judith
    I loved visiting your blog.
    Lavender is a favourite of mine, both the colour and the plant.
    Beautiful tea table with that pretty lace teapot.
    Hugs from Portugal

  23. Hi Judith .. What a sweet teaprt... Love the cut-out lace pattern...and of course the recipes are always delightful ... Hugs

  24. A quick visit to say thx for linking at the Tea Party! - these pictures look like they could be out of Tea Time tranquil!

  25. Absolutely exquisite! That tea pot is just gorgeous. Wouldn't it make a sweet flower arrangement too? I love your table and the Limoges is gorgeous. I think tea pots and tea cups are pure art, don't you?

  26. That is the prettiest tea-pot ever and the Pantry cookie was my favorite ever since I was young. Deb=^..^=x4

  27. What a lovely post and delightful way to use the tree skirt!


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