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Monday, March 18, 2013

springtime tea






The calendar says spring is to arrive on Wednesday and even though it may be a snow storm that day we can't change the fact that the season of spring will be here.

So today I'm celebrating with Sandi of Rose Chintz Cottage and her Savour the Moment Springtime Tea just to get us all in the mood for what we might expect with spring weather in the, hopefully,  near future.




The teacups I've chosen today are all Royal Albert as is the small bowl full of candy eggs.

Spring is all about new growth - green grass, trees and shrubs in blossom, flowers blooming and birds nesting ~ new life.




The pale yellow table cloth and matching napkins are vintage.  They are a card table set I believe and I don't think the napkins were ever used.  They've been folded like this for decades.  My mother used to have bridge parties and I suppose this is from that era of the 50's/60's.  The cloth is embroidered with pink and yellow roses and a pretty green stitching along the edges.  It's one of my favourite sets.



The teapot is a thrift store find.





The bunny pitcher and green cabbage leaf plate are from Winners.
{those pink carnations are still hanging in!}






We'll have some Earl Grey tea and fresh-from-the-oven chocolate chip cookies.




I love the soft pastels of spring.
The pale pink serving plate under the green one is a vintage
pink depression glass called Daisy.





As you can see it's a bright sunny day outside but it's very cold and windy ~ as in -6 Celsius or 20 F cold.


I hope you will visit Sandi for her Tea Time Tuesday party ~



Blessings for a Beautiful Spring,

Pamela




36 comments:

  1. What a lovely Spring teascape! I love the bunnies and the eggs. Your Royal Albert teacups are gorgeous -- all perfect for Spring. I love old embroidered linens. Happy Tea Day!

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  2. Hi Pamela, I want to come have tea at your pretty table! The teacups are lovely and the bunny is adorable. Oh how I'd love one of your cookies with a cup of Earl Grey!

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  3. Love your china cups, the little bowl . . . and your hints of spring . . . it is snowing here right now . . . Springtime is around the corner . . . I promise!

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  4. Ìt is all simply beautiful Pamela.

    I love it all.

    Hope Spring arrives soon to your corner of the world.

    x Fiona

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  5. Hi Pamela! What a lovely Springy table. I love your linens and what a grand time it must have been using this delicate things. Your tea cups are so charming and I love all of your dishes. Of course I adore your bunnies. Thank you for popping in to see me and no, the little bunny cracker dish is not old, it's a Fritz and Floyd I found a few years ago.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  6. This looks so welcoming Pamela, be careful, we will all be coming to tea! Take care. Chel x

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  7. Hi Pamela,
    Everything just looks so delightful! Love those vintage napkins! The cookies look delicious. I have a tray full of peanut butter cookies in the oven right now ;0)
    All the Best,
    Christine

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  8. No matter what the weather is outside. It looks like spring inside there. Beautiful!!

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  9. How pretty, Pamela!Love your tea table and the cookies look delicious. And when I spotted the Forsythia in the background, well, that was just the finishing touch! I adore Forsythia and even though I suspect those yellow blooms weren't real, they added such a cheery touch. I have some artificial ones and I must get them out of storage...they don't grow here in S. Florida, but I have seen them and Pussy Willow at the grocery. Happy Spring to you!

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  10. Hey sweet Pamela...I'll be right over!! Swoon with your beautiful spring tea setting. Beautiful china and lovely elements, with yummy cookies and all! Thank you for your sweet comment. Hugs,
    FABBY

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  11. A charming tea. I am definitely grinning just looking at the table so beautifully set for tea. Speaking of which, I think it's time for a cup and I'm wishing that I could take one of those warm cookies.

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  12. Hello Pamela,
    What a wonderful Spring tea table! I would love a chocolate chip cookie with a cup of tea right now! You have set a charming table, my friend, with your beautiful RA teacups and bunnies. Thank you for sharing it with us and coming to my Spring Tea. Let's hope that storm misses us! Enjoy your day.

    Blesisngs,
    Sandi

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  13. This is the most perfect representation of spring I've seen yet! I love the linens and the cookies look incredible. Wish I had a couple of them right now!

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  14. Setting a spring tea table helps when it's snowing and cold outside doesn't it? The pastel colours, pretty china cups and bunny dishes on your table make me forget all about the snow coming down right now. Pamela, the tablecloth and napkins are beautiful, only the best for your tea friends.
    Judith

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  15. A beautiful springtime tea Pamela. Your bunny's so sweet and your cookies look delicious.
    ~Clara

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  16. It looks festive and very much like spring, in spite of the weather outdoors.

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  17. Are those Cadbury mini eggs I spy in the adorable bowl???
    I love those...will have to get some for my Easter table...
    I think setting out tea cups...saucers..cookies and a teapot, are one of my very favorite things to do...
    And you did it beautifully...
    We are in the middle of a blizzard here in Southern Ontario...YIKES!!
    THINK SPRING!!!!

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  18. What a lovely table, and those cookies look fantastic! We are dieting right now so cookies have to wait awhile. But, it's worth it! I'm wearing things I haven't been able to wear for awhile.

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  19. Beautiful Pamela! I love all your teacups. The thistle is especially nice! The bunny plate is so cute! I could use one of your cookies right now. Spring is certainly trying anyway!
    Ruth

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  20. I'd love to come by your home for tea!! Those cookies look so good about now. Lovely tablecloth and napkins.
    Mary Alice

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  21. Very pretty and springlike, Pamela!

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  22. I would never guess that it is so cold outside when inside all is beautiful springtime. Your table looks so pretty and inviting. Of course the cookies look quite inviting as well :).

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  23. This is a beautiful spring tea, your china is gorgeous and your sunshine coming through (I am so missing sunshine here) looks ALMOST as good as those delish cookies! YUM!!

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  24. when i come to tea - i wish it to be at your place. i love the napkin, the easter bunny & those cups - too cute!! fun. ( :

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  25. Your springtime tea is beautiful, sure to be a harbinger of the season to come. The dogwood patterned teacup reminds me of my grandmother. That was her set.

    It would be lovely to share tea and cookies with you.

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  26. Hi Pamela! You have laid such an adorable table. I love those sweet napkins, and the teacups are all so pretty. I wish I was there. Snow or no. I think I need those cookies! Happy Spring my friend!

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  27. Very, very pretty! Winter has been too long, we need more springlike things!

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  28. Hello Pamela, Your serving table is lovely, just lovely. You have the nicest things that I adore. The table cloth and napkins caught my eye immediately. Your Royal Albert teacups and saucers are prescious to me, too. I have quite a few. Everything about your table is so pretty and springlike. Makes me want to go and make a spot of tea in my Royal Albert china teacups and saucers! I forgot.... I have a R. A. teapot, too....my husband bought it for me when we were first married . We were in Niagara Falls, Canada.

    I love reading your posts.
    Susannah

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  29. This is charming, Pamela! Every time I see a teacup I love, it's usually Royal Albert. I certainly don't envy the weather you are having. Today I was out in the garden in sunshine and what a treat that was. I hope you have some of the same, soon.

    Wishing you a great week ahead.

    Georgianna

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  30. I remember Springtime 35 years ago when I gave birth to my daughter!!
    When I lived in London I had the Royal Albert teaset but gave it away when I moved from the big house, I regret that now. I love afternoon tea and your Spring / Easter table is wonderful with items of your mothers.Love Jackie.x

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  31. Hello!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!!

    Your teascape is so charming!! Beautiful tea cups!!

    No Spigns of Spring here though...3 inches of snow yesterday!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  32. How lovely Pamela! May I join you for tea and a cookie? :)

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  33. Your table is so pretty, Pamela. It would be a joy to sit and have tea there. Deb

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  34. Hi Pamela,
    I love the big flowers on your two tea cups! They just shout out spring. Maybe they will warm the air and melt the snow with their pretty-ness. :)

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  35. What a lovely tea you've set out, Pamela. I love the table cloth and napkins. The cookies look wonderful, they're making me hungry!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  36. Hi Pamela,
    poor girl to have another snowstorm in March. At least you have spring inside, that helps a bit to wait for the real spring. Your table is so sweet. All looks inviting and springy. Thank you for sharing this spring themed table and for your visit on my blog and the kind comment.
    Best greetings, Johanna

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