Monday, November 5, 2012

Always Room for One More

Welcome friends for tea this week.  Yes, there's always room for one more...teacup or teapot and recently hubby bought me a sweet little blue and white teapot with a built-in infuser.  The bottom says Dora Papis, Easy Life.
I've decided to set up my afternoon tea on the bottom shelf of the tea cabinet in the kitchen.  The quilted runner you see under the teapot is made by a local crafter and there's a different one on each shelf.
A few of my tea books can be seen displayed along the back.  If you like to read the Tea Shop Mysteries by Laura Childs, she has a new release called 'Sweet Tea Revenge' coming out on March 5, 2013.
 I came home from an event on Sunday with the flowers from our table that has pink miniature roses and lavender calla lilies.
A slice of chocolate cake to have with my tea, calorie free of course!

My one and only blue and white teacup that has bachelor buttons (perennial cornflower) on it.  The tea brewing is Cream Earl Grey which has little snippets of the blue petals of this flower combined with the leaves.
I'm linking with these lovely hostesses:
Sandi for Tea Time Tuesday
Bernideen for Friends Sharing Tea
Terri for Tea Cup Tuesday
Kathy for A Delightsome Life
The Teaist for Tea Link Wednesday

35 comments:

  1. What a thoughtful gift from your husband. Now you have an excuse to buy some blue & white teacups or jugs or plates to go with it :)

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  2. As a confirmed blue and white lover....your honey is a keeper! What a wonderful teapot he found you! The cake looks absolutely fabulous...but then it's chocolate. So fun the frosting coordinates! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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  3. I love the blue and white and lavender colours in your china and flowers. The book case shelf makes a lovely setting for your tea, along with lovely books and a pretty bouquet. The cake looks delicious too! Hugs,
    Pamela

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  4. What a lovely blue and white teapot, Judith! How thoughtful of your hubby. Beautiful flowers too! The cake looks delicious and probably tasted great with your Cream Earl Grey tea. I have four of the five tea books that you've displayed. I can't ever pass up a tea book! Blessings, Phyllis

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  5. Oh, Judith, I love your teapot! How lovely and such a thoughtful gift from your hubby. That is a beautiful bouquet!
    I am looking forward to reading the newest L Childs mystery. I have to order them from Indigo here because no one seems to carry them. I have two on order right now. I thoroughly enjoy them. Thank you for coming to tea and enjoy your week, my friend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  6. I'm such a huge fan of blue and white. I just bought me another tea pot too...just a regular one..Blue and white, which I will be posting today...love it. Have a lovely afternoon with love Janice

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  7. What is it that is so calming about tea? I think that I'll brew up some chamomile. Lovely new tea pot. Your hubby is a very thoughtful guy.

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  8. I like your new teapot as well as your pretty pink bouquet. Glenn is thoughtful! Have a great week, Judith.
    Blessings, Beth

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  9. Hello Judith,

    You have a wonderful Husband, the blue rose teapot is so beautiful. Enjoy your cuppa.

    Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

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  10. Um belo presente. Adoro bules e este azul é lindo.

    Bolo de chocolate é tudo de bom, mas o bom mesmo é esquecer as calorias.

    Um belo chá.

    Uma boa semana.

    Lauriane.

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  11. Hi Judith,
    What a lovely little teapot and those roses are so beautiful!
    Blessings,
    ~Wendy

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  12. How beautiful, Judith! That cake looks so yummy!..Christine

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  13. Hi Judith!
    I love your new teapot and that chocolate cake looks delicious.
    ~Clara

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  14. Judith ... your teapot is so lovely!! Hubby's often know just what a gal needs ... and this teapot is perfect! I love the tea books displayed ... and your chocolate cake looks tres delish!! ... Wishing you a lovely week! xo HHL

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  15. What a sweet gift from your dear hubby, Judith! I love your special tea for one.

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  16. That is a beautiful blue and white tea pot! The design is really lovely. That is a really nice gift from your hubby!
    Your tea looks delicious, tea and cake...sounds perfect to me : )
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  17. What a lovely tea pot and the design is beautiful! Your flowers are so pretty and the cake has my mouth watering - it looks very tempting :)

    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  18. Cream Earl Grey sounds delicious - I will have to look for it!

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  19. Love blue and white so these are a hit with me.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  20. You have such a lovely tea set up! Your hubby did a great job finding the blue/white teapot - love the "postmark" on it, too.

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  21. Very inviting setting! I love the blue colors! Beautiful flowers and delicious looking cake! YUM!
    sandy

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  22. Hi Judith,
    What a yummy big teapot! Calorie free cake, you shoulda had a bigger piece! :-)
    Hugs,
    Bella

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  23. Love the blue and chocolate is great anytime. Thanks for sharing all your new pretties.

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  24. "Tea is a warm hug in a cup" is a quote I saw on Shawn's lovely blog.."Poetry in a Pot of Tea".
    Your blog and post are so sweet and so beautiful. Oh...What a thoughtful husband you have..He knows the way to a lady's heart.
    Blessings to you,
    Carolynn

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  25. What a lovely teapot your hubby gave you! So very thoughtful! Love your teacup, too. They both go so well together. Have a great week!
    Nancy

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  26. Hi Judith,
    what a sweet tea time. The tea pot is so pretty with the soft blue pattern. And the cake looks marvellous but not caloriefree. Who cares for calories when one can have such a treat. Thank you for sharing.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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  27. That is a pretty and practical set up. I've actually bought myself a tea cupboard at Ikea for all my tea and tea-things. It's ridiculous but true :) And quite effective!

    Stopping in from the link up!

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  28. I love your new teapot and calorie free cake sounds good!
    I really love your bouquet.

    Take care,
    Carolyn

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  29. Beautiful and thoughtful gift from your hubby!! Enjoyed your photos!

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  30. Cute teapot and the quilted tablecloth is beautiful. I like the dark chocolate color of your cake contrasting against the blue and white. Teacup is wonderful. Glad to read that it's more than I like Earl Grey! I wish you a nice day! Zinnia

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  31. What a beautiful teapot, I fell in love with it immediately! Pretty teapot, sweet roses, life could not get any better. Hugs, Diane

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  32. Hi Judith,
    I love your new teapot! So beautiful! I would love a piece of your chocolate cake. Looks delicious. Your roses & calla lilies look amazing with your tea setting. Have a wonderful day!
    Blessings,
    Lisa

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  33. A beautiful teapot. I always enjoy stopping by here...your blog reminds me of everything gentle and peaceful. The bouquet is gorgeous.
    Thanks for sharing all this with us.
    Shel

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  34. I adore that blue teapot! How sweet of your hubby!

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