Sunday, November 17, 2013

Spiced Fig Tisane

I've always liked turquoise as an accent colour to the lavender in our home and this Christmas tree inspired me to add a touch of it to my seasonal decor.

So, I filled a cut glass sleigh with shiny and sparkly turquoise balls to be my dining room table centrepiece this year.  
There are a number of festive pot luck suppers this month and in December.  For the supper this week I baked miniature butter tarts and made little shortbread snowflakes with my cookie press.
When hubby surprised me with some teas from David's a couple of weeks ago, this Spiced Fig tisane was one of them.  Read about tisanes in the November/December 2013 issue of Tea Time magazine on page 17.  When I first tried the Spiced Fig, I told hubby how yummy it was and compared it to drinking a piece of Christmas cake.  When finished, I've been eating the fruits and nuts from my tea pot infuser.
As the tisane is steeping, I've put a plate of treats out for us to have with our tea.  I'm using my  Chelsea Bird teacup with the aqua trim from Royal Albert.
I will be linking with these ladies for Tea Time Tuesday this week: Rose Chintz Cottage, Friends Sharing Tea and A Return to Loveliness.  I hope you'll pop over to see my hosts and their guests.  Thanks for visiting.

35 comments:

  1. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas ... the turquoise adds a very nice touch. I once saw a beautiful wreath on a friend's door with peacock feathers around it, and the turquoise from those feathers and the other embellishments looked amazing. Is that first tree yours? Wow! Wendy x

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  2. Turquoise and Peacock Feathers are the thing this year. I attended a second tablescape event last week and one table was done in the peacock theme which I will be posting this week. The tree in your blog photo is beautiful, and your centerpiece is lovely. The teacup matches perfectly. I'm sure your goodies and fig tea were delightful too!

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  3. That spiced Fig tea sound wonderful. Daughter adds some fruits etc after steeping tea into muffins ... delicious. I'll have to find out what ones she uses (from Steeped Teas)
    Love the turquoise ornaments.

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  4. I love turquoise any time of the year Judith, even a bit at Christmas. I have a few vintage glass balls that are turquoise. The tea sounds delightful and your snack looks yummy. I wish you a lovely week ahead. Pam

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  5. I wouldn't have thought of turquoise, but I really like it. It's very festive and beautiful. Your aqua trim teacup goes with it perfectly!

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  6. I love Turquoise and your centerpiece looks lovely. Pretty tea setting and the cookies look delicious! Have a happy day!

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  7. The turquoise pairs great with lavender! Now pass me a cookie...

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  8. Absolutely stunning and magazine worthy pics, Judith.

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  9. I love the table setting and you are getting me into the christmas spirit today.

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  10. What a beautiful post!! Love the turquoise and I can just imagine how lovely it looks with the lavender in your home. Who says Christmas is all about red and green?!

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  11. Yummy. With our Thanksgiving coming up, I am busy planning that...Christmas prep will begin after that...

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  12. There's nothing like a good potluck dinner. Your baked goods would be snatched up quite quickly, I imagine.

    I like the way you used turquoise in the sleigh.

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  13. It really looks beautiful over here...lovely color combinations. Your cookies are reminding me that I have a cookie press somewhere. Tisane...that tastes like fruitcake? Must investigate further.

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  14. Beautiful decorations. I like that color very much.

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  15. Very pretty. I do like the turquoise Judith. Your treats always look so good.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  16. Oh, now that I am into aqua and turquoise I especially love your turquoise Christmas decor! And how neat that you and I were making red-sprinkled spritz cookies about the same time!

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  17. Love the turquoise accent colour! What a pretty tree and your sleigh filled with ornies makes a lovely centerpiece. The turquoise/aqua family has long been a favourite of mine. Your teacup is delightful and your tea sounds delicious. The tarts and cookies look good too. Thank you for your lovely post.
    I came to visit before you linked up because for some reason Blogger hasn't updated my blog yet. Have a beautiful day, Judith.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  18. Hi Judith. I love your wreath! Just beautiful And the cookies look so good! I haven't tried that tea....looks fun!
    Ruth

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  19. How sweet of your thoughtful hubby to surprise you with those teas, Judith. The desserts look so yummy and your teacup is so pretty with the aqua. xo

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  20. What a wonderful and unique way to use a tea strained. olors bring back memories from past Christmases.
    Pam

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  21. Spiced fig tea sounds lovely and your treats look good too.

    It is fun to make little changes in our decor and the turquoise adds a nice surprise touch.

    Enjoy your week,
    Carolyn

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  22. Oh how I wish I could join you to share a cup of Spiced Fig - sounds divine! Such pretty little cakes to nibble on too!
    Your aqua is gorgeous with the lilac and lavenders Judith - it looks such a happy place!!!

    Thank you for reminding me about Mary's - just before your comment came in I had re-read her post - silly me.
    I've made an adjustment to my post!

    Yes I'm praying for people in the Mid West too - I've never been in a tornado, it must be extremely frightening.

    Shane

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  23. Your inspiration Christmas tree is beautiful. I like how it inspired you to add touches of turquoise in your home. The cut glass sleigh is lovely. Your teacup is lovely too. The Fig tisane sounds delightful. Enjoy!
    Hugs, Beth

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  24. Turquoise adds so much life into holiday decorating. It instantly lifts me.. The glass sleigh is so beautiful.

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  25. Your table is lovely, the turquoise is stunning, I have a friend who loves everything turquoise, I am going to share your post with her. You did a beautiful job !!

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  26. Your table looks stunning!
    Love those turquoise.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  27. Beautiful centerpiece. You are helping us to get in the mood for Christmas decorating.

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  28. This is an exceptional inspirational color for a tree, just pops out. Now I have to get decorating started after you inspired me. The tea sounds yummy, I have an orange spice tea that others who visit Grandma's Tea Room enjoy. The fig's look yummy also, what a treat.

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  29. The tisane looks interesting as do the tea treats. I adore Christmas tea treats!

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  30. I have missed reading your blogs with all the busyness of home renos here. Took a moment this morning though to catch up. Your blog is always a feast for the eyes. Love the color.

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  31. Hi: Your tree looks amazing. I love all the teal. My daughter is doing teal for her Christmas tree year. Great post! Blessings, Martha

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  32. Judith:
    I am loving the tea your husband chose. It sounds wonderful and great for fall and winter. Loving the whole color motif you chose too!
    Beautiful colors!

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  33. Judith:
    I am loving the tea your husband chose. It sounds wonderful and great for fall and winter. Loving the whole color motif you chose too!
    Beautiful colors!

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  34. Hi Judith,
    The turquoise decorations do look lovely with the lavender tones. I just love the Chelsea teacup too. It is just beautiful. You have put me in the mood to decorate. My colours at the cottage are also turquoise.
    Thank you for visiting me.
    Have a wonderful week.
    Karen

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  35. I love the pretty aqua colors you are using on your table along with the Chelsea teacup!

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