Monday, 25 January 2010

High tea

Finally clawing my way out of the winter darkness. Making new garlands for my first spring shop listings. I picked up some vintage tea plates and classic tea time treats which brightened my day no end.

Spent a whole lovely Sunday with my husband after he returned from two weeks in Hawaii. So even though it's still dismal and grey outdoors, everything is pretty and pastel coloured indoors as we make our way in to a new week.

Wishing you some brightness and colour for this last week of January

32 comments:

Samantha S said...

I love your new tea plates, and the angel slices are making me feel hungry. I am looking forward to your new garlands.

tam said...

Ah I love those plates! x

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

gorgeous garlands and images - looks like a lovely way to spend the day.

Sending you some warm aussie sunrays : )

jules

Meike said...

mmmmmhhh, that looks delicous and very nice :-)

jamaica byles said...

Lovely post.I really like the picture on the wall....looks old.And your garland is very pretty......

Helena said...

Ah, gorgeous everything! Firstly, that's a very nice garland. Secondly, I really want a bakewell tart now...

holly aka golly said...

scrumptious!

Dionne said...

What a lovely little tea! I am sure the husbo appreciated it.

sb said...

the doily garland adds a dreamy touch to your sweet tea party. love :)

xo,
sylvie of silver lining

Cassimus T. said...

January can be such a difficult month..so glad that you are making it bright and colorful!

Michaela Dawn:Windy Woman said...

What a stellar setting, and those sweets, ahhh, I wish I could:)

M

thepinkbird said...

I love those plates...

Kaylovesvintage said...

yum , that looks great

Deborah Good said...

I love your blogs!
I think I have a plate like the top one in your pic. A cup and saucer too. Isn't it a Clarice Cliffe (one of her later designs)? Mine has the printed signature on the bottom of each item.

Laurel said...

Oh Yum- your blog is divine:)
I adore it all!
xoxo
Laurel
:)

jack + jenn said...

How beautiful and Spring-y, what a great way to beat the winter blues! [jenn]

manon 21 said...

Ces gâteaux colorés sont déjà un plaisir des yeux!!

Manon

Neiti Nimetön said...

Nice colours. The light is changing, even if it's still winter. Pastilles are deffinately a spring thing!

The Curious Cat said...

I love those slices! I'm ill in bed right now and could murder one! Why was your hubby in Hawaii without you? xxx

Carla said...

Looking at these pictures cheered me up on a very glum day.

OT I gave my sister the blue and pink heart garland you made. She loves it and everyone, E-V-E-R-Y-O-N-E, that comes into her home loves it too.

Blue Bicicletta said...

ooh, so lovely and bright!

cali bird said...

Colorful, eclectic plates with tea! That's pretty awesome. Last week in January, that sounds so odd, I feel as if it just got here! Have a good week as well.

Brian said...

Very nice blog!

I never thought plates and cups and thread and so much stuff....could look so beautiful!

The Style PA at Home said...

Bakewells... yumtastic!

The Shutter said...

I. Love. Your. Blog.

Victoria Bennett Beyer said...

These are so very pretty and happy...just what I needed on this very cold day. I've been wondering if it is too early to decorate for spring, but you've helped me decide the answer is, "of course not!"

felicity gleeson said...

my, those sweet treats look delicious

britt said...

hello there! i am new to your blog and adore it.
what a lovely little tea party. couldnt look more inviting.
loves!
britt
brittnjacob.blogspot.com

cathleen said...

What prettiness! And what a joy to view your post on this cold winter day.

Melissa said...

love those plates and the garland

Laura said...

Hi! I love your blog. And I love tea. And tea things and cakes. Too much.

Elisabelle said...

I love your plates!