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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

an Easter tea





I am just showing you a simple afternoon tea break today
as I'm quite busy.  I usually have my tea while I'm checking
in on some of my favorite blogs and not quite this fancy. :)

The weather is mild enough that I can get out in the yard
and start raking the tree debris on the lawn so I will
be trying to get some of that done this week.



I picked up this magazine recently and it has
so many beautiful photos of teatimes for every season
and wonderful recipes for tea sandwiches and sweets!
I know I am going to enjoy looking at it a lot.

The daffodils were cut from the garden when they were
closed up so tight they were just green stems.
After 2 days on the kitchen windowsill they started opening
up and their sunshiney colour brightens my day.



My teacup of choice today is by Paragon.  I don't know
the pattern but it has several numbers on the bottom.
I have poured a cup of  Chai Spice tea.



These two little Easter chicks stopped by to see what all the
fuss is about.  They are quite vintagey aren't they?


Daffodil inspectors.



I found these sweetly embroidered napkins at a thrift store.
There were only 3 of them but they were too cute to leave behind.





When I see daffodils I am reminded of this old poem
by William Wordsworth ~ The Daffodils.
This is the first verse of four.

"I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host of golden daffodils
Beside the lake beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze."

I found this poem in an old copy of
The New Brunswick Reader - Fourth Book
published in Saint John, NB in 1900.

I am linking with the following memes today and
hope you will drop by and visit a few of them too.






This week will be very busy for Murray and I as our church
is performing a musical drama for Easter on Good Friday
evening and Easter Sunday Evening.
There won't be time for tea parties but I hope to have a ham
dinner on Saturday or Monday.

Are you doing anything special for Easter weekend?

I hope to be back with another post before the week is over.

In case you don't get back to visit I wish each
one of you a very blessed Easter!



Blessings to you,
Pamela






35 comments:

  1. Tea time is important, even if it is poured from a thermos on the front lawn between raking. We were out Saturday raking the back lawn and trimming the dead branches. Your large yard must take a lot of work.

    Love your vintage chickies...too sweet! Our plans are for a traditional Easter dinner with an afternoon of games for the boys. We'll get the Easter story tucked in there for tea time in the afternoon, I am certain.

    May the performance go very well and may people be blessed and drawn closer to the Lord as a result.

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  2. A lovely Easter tea tray, although I noticed no naughty cake or biscuit!!!
    Our temperature has changed a little, I have just come back from a pub lunch with my friend and her 3 year old grand-daughter and we got caught in an "April Shower". Parts of Scotland have snowfalls.

    Are you participants in the musical drama on Good Friday and Easter Sunday?
    I would love to go into London and see The Passion of Jesus in Trafalgar Square.

    Wintershall where lots of the plays are performed isn't too far from us in Guildford and I have seen quite a few. Last year was the first time they took the production to Trafalgar Square on Good Friday.http://www.wintershall-estate.com/?menuId=5&pageId=46

    Jackie.x

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  3. Hi Pam! Oh, what a lovely tea tray! Beautiful tulips and the vintage embroidery is so pretty.
    be a sweetie,
    shelai ;)

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  4. I love tea time, the trays, the cups, the cookies. You have created a beautiful moment in time.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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  5. What bright and cheery daffodils...so perfect! Have a lovely Easter, and hope your Easter church presentation goes well...our choir used to put on special dramas at Easter, and I miss that.

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  6. Hi Pamela
    Your tea table is pretty, hope I can have some daffodils by the weekend. I'm cooking a ham on Easter Sunday and it's supposed to be nice and warm then.
    Have a happy Easter.
    Judith

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  7. How lovely. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  8. I love your tea tray! The napkins are beautiful! I will be hosting Easter dinner for my family,probably 16

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  9. I am going to go make a cup of tea right now! Do you like King Cole since you are from NB? Have a good Easter...glad you like daffodils too.

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  10. Pretty pictures, Pamela, I like the teacup especially! And the napkins and vintage chicks are sweet! I'm glad you area getting warmer weather and wish you a blessed Easter!

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  11. I would have grabbed those napkins, too. I love embroidery and teacups!!!! Your Paragon teacup is lovely and the little chicks too cute! Lovely daffodils! Happy Spring! Happy Easter! Happy Tea Day!

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  12. Beautiful still life! I love the napkin and the pattern on the tea cup and saucer.

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  13. Beautiful daffodils, and they do bring sunshine into any day.! My neice is in Holy Thurday'Stations of the Cross'recital at school and so I start from Thursday lunchtime
    my Easter faith journey. I'm not sure how we'll celebrate Easter dinner as we'll be away from home. We start Easter holidays! I'm so looking forward to the break.A lovely 'Spring' teacup! Many Blessings and have a lovely Easter. Yvette x

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  14. I was just about to put the kettle on for tea. You've persuaded me to use a proper cup a and saucer rather than grab a mug. Yours is so pretty. I love the little ring of green leaves on the saucer and the tiny flowers.
    -Karen

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  15. Your tea-cup is beautiful. Good choice for tea. Deb

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  16. Hello Pamela,
    Your daffodils are beautiful! Nothing like daffodils to brighten up a room! A very pretty teacup you have shared today and the little chicks are adorable. The magazine is wonderful, isn't it? I'm enjoying it very much.
    It's going to be a busy week for us too as Hubby is involved in much of the goings on at church for the Good Friday and Easter Sunday services. Actually April and May both are going to be very busy for us.
    Thank you for sharing your pretty tea and I wish you and your family a Blessed Easter.

    Hugs,
    Sandi

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  17. Gorgeous teacup!! thank you for sharing the lovely poem!! xo HHL

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  18. Love your tray and teacup with the daffodils...so beautiful!! I will have to get the Tea time magazine...it looks like it has alot of wonderful ideas. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a blessed Easter.

    Lisa

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  19. That is such a pretty Easter tea tray. I enjoyed that magazine too.

    Wishing you a blessed Easter.

    Carolyn

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  20. This is sweet and breath of fresh air--thanks for inviting us. :)

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  21. Well this is a very pretty tea! That looks like a fun magazine too. i've been catching up with your posts and it's a little odd that so far apart we share so much. It is actually a little greener here than you, though. Unbelievable. But until it suddenly turns, we have the brown landscape. But we have lots of Canadian geese in nearby fields and along the river year round. Two flew over the house honking during the snowstorm this morning. I love seeing them, and always consider it a good sign. Your lake is so COLD! Your nature photos are always beautiful. (I loved the nest you posted about with your dog hairs in it.)I hope you have a wonderful Easter!

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  22. PS--Oh by the way--I love the poem--and I did my senior paper or Wordsworth--and even did a drawing of him. I still have it.

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  23. I will be keeping you and your husband in my caring the rest of this Holy Week . . . sing with your praises . . .

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  24. Beautiful post Pamela. Love the daffs and the chickies too! I remember memorizing that poem in school way back when...

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  25. Quite a lovely tea setting, even if it just for one. I love the daffodils. Ours are blooming too, but I haven't picked any yet. I love the Wordsworth poem. I teach it in my introduction to literature class as it represents the Romantic poets' interest in and love of nature. I find it very restful, inspiring. Happy Easter.

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  26. Hi Pamela, what a beautiful setting for tea. But I must say, Oh my gosh; I love those chicks! They look like felted wool, did you make them? Yes, the vintage napkins were way too cute to pass up! I have not heart that daffodil poem before. I am writing it down. I was planning on cutting a few of mine and bringing them inside tomorrow.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  27. The scene at your tea tray is so serene. I loved gazing at it.
    We will have my parents come for lunch on Easter Sunday - a ham and trimmings and then a little walk and then they will nap by the fire and I'll fix tea and dessert before they head home. It will be a quiet holiday.

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  28. I like your type of tea time! I am loving your teacup and am feeling inspired today to see what some of the thrift stores have.

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  29. Love your tea thyme... The napkins are so sweet..
    Blessings with your drama...
    We are having all of the family on Monday, Lord willing..
    God bless...

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  30. What a beautiful tea you have set up.....would love to be able to join you and chat over a cup of tea in that beautiful china......

    I hope you have a blessed Easter....

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  31. how nice of you to invite all of us bloggers for tea! I love the little glimpses of each persons life that is shared on blogs ..seems to make us all one big group of friends coming by for a cup of tea. (your tea is more fancy than mine but I will spruce it up when you come by)

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  32. Beautiful pictures...the daffodils are just...so...happy! Now, I need a cup of tea, too:)
    He is risen...Happy Resurrection Sunday!
    Rene'

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  33. SO lovely Pamela... wish I could sit down and share a cup with you! HE is risen, indeed!

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  34. A very nostalgic reminder of quiet Sunday afternoons at home as a youngster.

    A blessed Easter to you and yours. Let all nature and all creatures proclaim that He is risen !

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  35. Such a beautiful vignette, Pamela! Your teacup is beautiful, and I love those sweet little vintage chicks. A most blessed Easter to you and Murray!

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