Monday, April 7, 2014

Kentucky Pie and Lavender

Welcome friends for tea this week. When I was in Florida during February, I found a flea market vendor that carried lots of table runners.
 I was excited to find one with lavender and purchased a large round doily to match.
A dainty teacup with lavender eludes me but I am constantly in search.  I opted for this lavender mug today which was gifted to me from a sweet blogging friend.  The tea strainer has a butterfly on the end and the bowl is a sunflower.
Monk's Blend, a long time favourite will pair nicely with the pie I made. I have a number of metal tins I store my tea in and a labeller to attach their name. (yup, fan of Martha Stewart)  How do you store your tea?  Leave it in the bags it comes in or in canister of some sort?
The pie.  Kentucky chocolate, and as decadent as it sounds!  The recipe is from tea blogging friend Angela at Tea with Friends and I know she recommended not to use a deep dish pie plate but I forgot.  The result was a big fan of pastry around the sides and next time I shall pay closer attention to details when reading a recipe.  You can follow the link to visit Angel if you would like her recipe.  
Don't you love it when bloggers share yummy things!  Thanks Angela.
I purchased a small pot of mixed spring bulbs from the grocery store and they are a real joy on the kitchen table.  The only thing left to bloom is a couple of grape hyacinths.
Thank you for joining me for tea today, and I hope you will visit my hosts and their guests.

44 comments:

  1. Good morning Judith,
    Your tea mug is lovely and the strainer is very cute! Big pie crust of not, your pie looks delicious.
    I store my tea in a tea chest and a tea canister although I do have some still in their bags too. I have about twenty-five different kinds of tea in my kitchen at the moment. Thanks for linking up for Tea Time and have a beautiful day. BTW, I've seen several robins since I visited you last. I'm happy!

    Hugs,
    Sandi

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  2. Goodness but that looks delicious! I copied Angela's recipe as well. I bet I would have missed the pan item as well. Love your lavender. Around here it is manically lavender in the summer, especially during our Lavender Festival. Around here, if you don't like lavender, you'd better move! Lol! Thanks for sharing and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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  3. Judith you know I am going to have to make that pie!!! I love the assorted flowers from the grocery store too!!!...:)JP

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  4. Oh Judith, that runner and mug is sooo YOU! I do hope you find a dainty teacup one day with your beloved lavender. If I ever do, I'll know who I'll send it to. The pie does indeed look decadent and I have made one myself ages ago. xo

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  5. Yes, I do love it when friends post yummy recipes. I had to pin this one from your friend. If I find a lavender tea cup, I know where it's headed. =D

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  6. Oh! Best news! Your blog updated today. Now I'll go see how much I've missed.

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  7. Judith. I really enjoyed your blog today. Even as a "mug" the lavender is lovely. And that PIE!!! Must try that.

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  8. The table runner is so beautiful. Oh that Pie sounds yummy.

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  9. Perfectly lovely Lavender dollie! Your lavender mug is a great option for tea time and the pie sounds so delicious! Have a wonderful week!

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  10. Hi Judith,
    I love your sweet new doilie! I am always looking for pretty doilies too. Your tea time looks so pretty and inviting today. Wish I could join you for a piece of that delicious looking pie! Have a wonderful week!
    Karen

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  11. What a beautiful lavender themed post, Judith! I love the lavender table runner you found in Florida, the lavender mug, and the butterfly/sunflower tea strainer!
    While I've never made the recipe for Kentucky chocolate pie [also known as Derby pie], I've tasted it at Boone Tavern Hotel, and know first-hand how good it is! ~ Phyllis

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  12. So pretty! The pie sounds and looks delicious!!! I need to make it! Wait, no I really don't need to!!!
    ~Tanya

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  13. Lovely tea laid out in lavender. I keep most of my tea in tins. Mmmm the pie looks so good!

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  14. What a gorgeous table runner with just the right amount of lavender! Enjoy your afternoon sweet friend! Hugs!

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  15. Lovely finds, Judith. The tea and pie look so yummy! Love all of the lavender.

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  16. Hi Judith. Your Table Runner and Tea Mug are just so pretty. I've always been fond of purples/lavenders. And oh, that pie! I would love a piece of that!! lol

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  17. Very pretty table runner, perfect for you. Those crocuses are so cheerful too. My tea is stored all sorts of ways . . hmm, maybe another project for me ;) Beautiful tea table Judith!

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  18. I have my tea in their original boxes if they are bags in sealed packets, or wrapped in a wax paper liner (you know, like Celestial Seasonings). But I have my plain black tea bags in a glass jar canister. I have noticed recently that they have been tasting rather old and "musty" even with a good sealing canister. I like Red Rose tea, and buy the large box, but I guess I don't go through it fast enough. Guess I'll have to drink more tea!
    I love your "lavender" theme and lavender tea things. I have a lavender teapot and cookie plate, but no teacup and saucer to match. You really don't see those around much, do you?

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  19. Wonderful tea things and the fact that the runner and doily have lavender on them is perfect ! I keep my tea bags in a tin on the counter by the kettle . Pie looks YUMMY ! It is pouring rain here this evening . Thanks for sharing , have a good evening !

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  20. Such a beautiful lavender runner! Loves those swirling stems with leaves and blossoms! Wish I had a piece of the Kentucky Pie right now!

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  21. Good morning Judith!
    So many beauties in your tea time!!!
    Your tea cup with a bunch of lavenders is so lovely, and how beautiful your lavender mat is! You found many treasures in Florida. Those yellow and purple in a tea is pretty too!

    Have a good new week!

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  22. Oh my what a piece of pie! Looks so good. Love your lavender runner which is why I sell those too! Lovely tea time Judith!

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  23. The pie still looks yummy with the fan crust.

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  24. Your post is so pretty and I love the lavender runner and the cup teacup planter (with lavender of course). Lately, I've been obsessed with lavender teas and recently with recipes with lavender. I even saw a lavender soda recently I was going to try, but you had to buy 4 of them, and I'm just not sure about lavender soda... Good luck on your hunt for a lavender cup and saucer!

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  25. Hi Judith: I love your post today. Everything looks so pretty and ready for spring. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

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  26. Hello Judith,
    Your new lavender doily is totally gorgeous! You must be so thrilled with it. The tea mug too is fab. I also love the tea cup you have your bulbs in. So lovely! I wonder why it is so hard to find tea cups with lavender on them? Now I will have to look for you!
    Mmmm, chocolate pie? Yes!
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  27. Lavender tea setting is perfect for you! That doily is so lovely as is the mug. Your daffs look great in your planter on the table. I have a tea cup planter, but yours is perfect for your name!

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  28. Pretty lavender. The spring bulbs are pretty, too. I noticed late yesterday some daffodils have started to open. I will be able to cit a few for the table. The pie looks delicious.

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  29. That is one of the most beautiful runners I have ever seen, and it is perfect for you! Glad your pie was tasty, and at least the excess crust wasn't an insurmountable problem! (I've had many baking messes that WERE, believe me ...)

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  30. Comming here is a pleasure!
    I love your lavender mug
    Hugs

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  31. That pie looks so delicious. I store my tea in the resealable containers it comes in ... perhaps when the kitchen renovation is all done I'll get something nicer. The tea strainer is also adorable.

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  32. forgot to add, I just read your article on Canada Blooms via Nature Place and from there discovered your Facebook page.

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  33. I like your new lavender table runner and it is lovely with your lavender mug and bulbs. Kentucky chocolate pie sounds sinful! Happy Tea Day!

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  34. The tea strainer is so darling! I'll be right over for tea! ;) xo Jen

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  35. A beautiful tea time post Judith!
    Love the mug and the Spring flowers are the perfect table piece!
    You will be looking forward to sitting out in the garden soon enjoying your cup of tea!

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  36. Lovely tea time with all your beloved lavender! So happy you found the pretty runner! Your spring flowers bring a lot of cheer and I will have to try the pie! Wishing you a wonderful week!
    Nancy

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  37. It all looks so delicious and welcoming- I hope you have a lovely day too!

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  38. Lavender is so lovely, I'm sort of into it lately! Everything looks yummy and the setting for spring is gorgeous and the runner is beautiful!
    Hugs,
    FABBY

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  39. Hi Judith,

    Such lovely inspiration from so many wonderful sources make this teatime a special blend, indeed!

    Poppy

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  40. Such sweet new treasures and a beautiful tablescape. The KY pie looks like a pecan pie with chocolate. Right? I so have a few bulk teas but tea bags are so much more convenient. I just leave them in their original containers/cartons.

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  41. Love your new table runner, Judith. The spring blooms are so pretty too, and so appreciated at this time of year. :)
    Hugs, Beth

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  42. Yummy spring tea and that pie is calling my name.

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