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Welcome friends for tea this week. I've been partying with Vicki at 2 Bags Full for the annual Meet and Greet, Grow your Blog event and have been inviting ladies along the way to join our Tuesday tea gathering. If you're new to my blog, I'm glad you're here for a visit and to my followers, so nice to see you again. You may have noticed I have a new web address for my blog which I recently purchased but either it or .blogspot will lead readers here.
I've be yearning for some colour with a landscape of nothing but white snow and decided to pull out my poppy teacup from Gracie china.
And, what better place to have tea on a cold day than in front of a fire with the Siamese kitty I made in ceramics years ago. She sits in her basket soaking up the warmth from the flames.
I brought a book to share over tea, one that I won in a giveaway last year. It has lots of colour photos and recipes for using flower petals in baking and cooking. Isn't the cake on the cover gorgeous!
A few pumpkin molasses cookies I've shared before. This time I didn't roll them in balls and sugar but flattened with a fork and sprinkled orange sanding sugar over top. Delicious with a cup of Gong Fu peach rooibos tea.
A cozy butterfly rug I hooked to sit on in front of the fire, which is gas, by the way.
The wood stove type fireplace and black kettle full of water on top is similar to what was on my grandmother's farm and brings back happy memories of time spent there as a child. The water helps to humidify the air, and of course granny's was a wood burning stove. When we slept overnight, my cousins slept upstairs in beds and I was always put on the sofa in the parlour. I never slept very well though because a huge deer's head protruded from the wall right above me and I worried about it falling on me in the middle of the night, antlers and all!
Poppies are a favourite in the garden too.
This is not one of my beds but from a yard I saw and stopped to capture.
The seed heads are a fun texture in the garden.
One of the poppies I grow and its a very light pinky-peach with that stunning purple centre.
I'm linking with these gracious tea hosts:
Sandi for Tea Time Tuesday
Bernideen for Friends Sharing Tea
Make yourself a cup and join my hosts and their guests.