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Monday, November 5, 2012

a favourite pass time~ tea, cookies and magazines


It's time for tea at several blogs today and I will be linking up at the bottom of this post.

While I'm drinking my tea I often pick up a favourite magazine to look at the latest decorating ideas.

Today I'm dreaming of Christmas decorating and am enjoying all the beautiful ideas in these magazines.

A couple of snicker doodle cookies go perfectly with this tea.
They are so tasty rolled in cinnamon and sugar.

Gingerbread Spice tea in a china cup.  mmm.

I turned over my gold and brown table runner to it's ivory side.

My teacup is Royal Albert Crown China.
Here is the mark on the bottom of the saucer.

This was my mother's teacup and is one of my favourites as I like the cobalt blue with the rust, gold and bits of green on it.

I don't always use a fancy china cup for tea time as I often drink tea in a mug while I'm blogging.

I have found that I've been drinking 2 or 3 cups of tea some days lately.  I've been so cold and it helps to warm me up.

How often do you enjoy a cup of hot tea?

I am joining

Ruth at Tuesday Cuppa Tea 

I hope you will join me at one of these parties.




  1. A beautiful tea cup! Those cookies look wonderful too! I usually have tea in my Royal Albert Old country roses, my favorite! I am having coffee in it now as I check a few blogs

  2. Pamela
    I make a pot of tea every day and my husband and I take time to sit down together for a cup together. Then I drink it all day. I love tea!
    But I'm guilyt of using a mug sometimes instead of a beautiful teacup like yours.
    Snickerdoodle cookies are my middle sons favorite!

  3. I was chilly all day and still am. Even so, I just have a cup of tea in the afternoon and I would have loved having a snickerdoodle or three. That's a beautiful tea those strong colors. No pretty magazines for me just now so I'm enjoying the L.L. Bean catalog.

  4. Your mother's tea cup and saucer are so pretty and I love the richness of the colours. Tea, cookies and browsing my favourite magazines (or blogging) are some of my enjoyable 'me' moments too. I usually have a mug or two in the afternoon after work, and always one on the way to work or with my co-workers.

  5. Your cup and saucer are beautiful and even more special having been your mother's. It's turned much colder here as well, but is supposed to go up to 14 on Sunday. We'll see!

  6. Hi Pamela,
    Your mother's teacup is beautiful! I have one very similar and it is also Crown. I haven't made snickerdoodles in ages. I must mix up a batch one of these days. They are especially nice this time of year. The temps are really starting to dip, aren't they? I am very thankful for our pellet stove which keeps me toasty warm all day. Thank you for coming to tea and have a beautiful week, my friend.


  7. Hi Pamela, my weakness too. Magazines and tea. Love those cookies with the dark milk choc tops....

  8. Hi magazines and coffee, yum yum......such a pretty tea cup, sweet it`s your Mama` snickerdoodles to...... Blessings Francine.

  9. I love your pretty blue and rust teacup and there is something nice and cozy about curling up with a cup of tea and a good magazine.

  10. Hi Pam.. Such a wonderful combination.. Tea, cookies and great mags.. I bought the top one and gave it to dear daughter..
    God bless...

  11. Your teacup is stunning, Pamela. The cookies look good too. I enjoy tea almost every day; usually with breakfast and for awhile starts my day off right!

  12. Mmmmmm I love snickerdoodles, Pamela! Your tea cup is stunning. In the Winter, I drink tea off and on everyday. However, year round I drink a pot every morning. There's something so comforting about it, don't you think??

  13. Hmm, the older we get, the quicker the cold penetrates right down to our bones I think! Every afternoon I brew a pot of tea and drink 2 mugs of it. If we're out at Tim Horton's I only get 1 large.
    I've never made snickerdoodles and have to say they remind me of Rose from Golden Girls. :-)

  14. Your tea cup is beautiful and very special that it belonged to your Mother..The snicker doodles look yummy. I just became your newest member.

  15. My daughter brought me some Apple Cinnamon tea bags from Tim Hortons...
    They are surprisingly good...and I like my tea just like you...clear...
    With something tasty alongside, of course!
    Still dark and cloudy here...hopefully some sun on Tuesday...
    Hope you are not in the path of the latest Nor'Easter...
    Enough already...

    Cheers! :o)

  16. I'm still drinking iced tea, but it's getting colder so I really must switch soon to hot tea. The snickerdoodle is one of my favorite cookies! A snickerdoodle and a cuppa sounds really good. Your tea cup is beautiful!

  17. I drink tea like you do...and now I run up and down the stairs to keep

    Beautiful teacup, I so love those colors.


  18. Your tea cup is beautiful and snickerdoodle cookies sounds very good right now :) Can you belive Christmas is just around the corner?! Hard to believe.


  19. This is my favorite thing to do too, tea, pastry and browsing through decor magazines. Your teacup is gorgeous!....Christine

  20. Hi Pamela,
    Your tea looks cozy and delicious, perfect for these cool days, (our temps are gonna drop to freezing the end of the week too). I have that Christmas Cottages Magazine, lots of good ideas!!
    Happy Sipping,

  21. Every year I look forward to the special Christmas magazines. I have so little time to really read them...or perhaps I don't take the time...but I usually still buy a few. Your favorite thing is just wonderful. Would love to join you for that cup of tea.

  22. Love your teacup...It's generically called Imari, after an area in Japan. One of my favorite styles. That's a great reminder that it's time to get out the books/mage for some Christmas inspiration. The Snickerdoodles look so delicious! THanks for linking your lovely photos to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  23. What a pretty teacup!
    Like you, I enjoy perusing the Christmas magazines for ideas at this time of year. I have just bought the Country Home magazine - full of lovely images.
    Tea time can be anytime here, but generally I drink tea in the afternoon as a pick-me-up, and again in the evening, to relax. Sounds odd, but it's true!

  24. Snicker doodle cookies - translate please!

  25. Your mother's teacup sure is lovely. A cup of tea sounds wonderful right now.

  26. I was just looking at that magazine! There is so much Christmas inspiration there! Love tea and magazines, too!


  27. I love your tea nice to keep it in your family! Now that that weather has turned colder, I really enjoy a cup of tea. Yours sounds delightful...makes me want to have a tea party!!!

  28. I think it is a perfect way to enjoy a cup of tea....a lovely tea cup, reading some magazines and a few sweets. Christmas will sneak up on fast enough, I too am starting to think Christmas. Diane

  29. Your teacup is beautiful! I have been looking for that Christmas Cottage mag and I haven't seen it yet! It looks good!

  30. Please translate snicker doodle cookie!!

  31. Hi Pamela,
    that looks really sophisticated with this wonderful tea cup, yummy cookies and beautiful magazines. What a nice way to enjoy tea. I am drinking tea the whole day and on the end of the day I still have drunken to less.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  32. Congratulations... I enjoyed your blog this past week and I've listed your tea post at my weekly link up. Hope you don't mind! :)
    Enjoy the extra traffic and feel free to share.

    You can find my post here:

    The Teaist

  33. I enjoy looking at the Christmas magazines too over a cup of tea. Snickerdoodles used to be very popular around here but I haven't made them for awhile.

    Take care,

  34. Hi Pamela! I love a cookie and a cuppa too! That is a beautiful blue cup and saucer! Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  35. Good morning Pamela,
    Lovely photo's in your new header especially the frost on the hydrangeas, beautiful!
    You have a very nice collection of Christmas magazines for inspiration!
    The tea cup is so beautiful.
    All the Best,

  36. Your mother's cup is beautiful! I wouldn't have guessed it is Royal Albert. I like tea late in the evening to wind down. So soothing. Enjoy those magazines! One of my favorite pastimes too!

  37. Hi Pamela,
    Thanks for visiting. Much appreciated. I love your pretty teacup and the cookies look delish.
    Have a wonderful day!

  38. What a beautiful tea cup... and even more so because of its special meaning and history! Your photographs... equally beautiful!

  39. Snickerdoodles are my hubbys favorite so we have them often. Tea, cookies, and some lovely holiday magazines is a wonderful thing! Thanks for sharing tea with us!


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