summer 2016

Monday, March 10, 2014

tea time on a cold March day






Last week we had some beautiful sunny days but it was very cold, one of our coldest weeks this year and it felt like January for a few days.  I was enjoying a cup of tea every afternoon and a few treats on the side.  I can't have tea without eating something.  How about you?  :)

There's nothing like tea, cookies, a bit of chocolate and a good magazine to help pass a cold late-winter afternoon.  Flowers just add some needed cheer.


I like the vintage green Jadeite mug and plate.  They, along with the green in the pillow, throw and napkin bring some much needed spring colour.  We're still waiting for all the snow to start melting and there is rumour of a storm coming on Wednesday.  The never ending winter of 2014 continues.

A little French script on the pillow.

And, fresh flowers.

I'm looking forward to the warmer days of spring with a chair on the back deck and a glass of iced tea aren't you?


Today I'm joining Sandi for Tea Time Tuesday
and Ruth for Tuesday Cuppa Tea. Thank you so much for
hosting these weekly memes.

Have a wonderful week!

Blessings,

Pamela




45 comments:

  1. Hello Pam,
    I am so ready for Spring to start! Can you believe we're going to get perhaps 40 cm of snow dumped on us again!
    It is the Winter of no end. Love the daisies and your green! I have some of that same chocolate. A friend gifted me with some and I am being good and not over indulging. Actually, I keep it out of sight which makes it easier. *smiles* Love your scripty cushion too. Thank you for stopping by for tea time and enjoy the rest of your day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

    ReplyDelete
  2. Pam you are a girl after my own heart! I have been 'springing up' my home and have just bought French script cushions and flowery throws, along with filling the house with tulips and daffodils. Spring... nearly here! xx

    ReplyDelete
  3. Lovely Pamela! And thanks for being the one to mention my blog spring look! That's your artist's eye, I think. I love jadeite...and it's spring green is so cheerful! Have a wonderful week.
    Ruth

    ReplyDelete
  4. I like the way you think, Pamela. Tea always tastes better with a sweet treat on the side :).
    Your home looks very fresh and pretty. The daisies and touches of (spring) green are so pretty. Now if you can just get the weather to cooperate.
    We had our first patio sitting weekend with temperatures in the low 70s. It was delightful and so welcome. Hope it won't be long until you are able to enjoy that iced tea outside.

    ReplyDelete
  5. That looks very inviting. I like the Jadeite cup and saucer...reminds me of my Grandma.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Tea and a treat are a perfect match, even if it's cinnamon toast. Love the tea tray set up you've done. A magazine is also a great teatime treat.
    It will indeed be lovely when you can sit outdoors to enjoy a cooling glass of tea. Hopefully this storm will pass quickly.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Lovely Pam . . . your photos brought me some cheer!

    ReplyDelete
  8. yum!! i love tea. so fun!! a moment to chill & enjoy the way. ( :

    ReplyDelete
  9. Ohh, to sit out on the back deck - but, it sure seems like it's going to be a long way off!!!

    Your daisies are so pretty!! And the Jadeite too!!

    ReplyDelete
  10. daisies are my favourite flower and I love your green pillow, just perfect with the green mug and plate ... I usually always have cookies with my tea

    ReplyDelete
  11. Sorry to say you guys just may get a Nor'easter this week. Love your photos. Hang in there Pamela, Spring can't far away.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Looks like "my cup of tea," I like your tray too. I have tea every afternoon. Gives me a boost for the rest of the day! And time to sit and be still.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Oh, my Lord, Pamela, I see JADEITE! :) You know I love that stuff. What a lovely tea setting. Your pillow is very pretty too. Hope your tea warmed you up a bit.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia;)

    ReplyDelete
  14. Lovely tea tray. My mother had a whole set of vintage green Jadeite. I have no idea where it went. Every time I see Jadeite, I think of her. Spring has to "spring" sometime! Stay warm. More tea!!! Happy Tea Day!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I can see where your sweet Spring setting would warm you inside even if it is cold outside!
    I do love jadeite and Country Living always has something to inspire me too.
    Your new pillows will work throughout Spring and Summer and yes, I must have something sweet with my afternoon tea!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Well, it was balmy here today Pam - a whole 45 F and it felt good. I like the Jadeite mug and plate, flowers, tea, magazine and of course a nosh to have with the tea. That's my downfall, afternoon tea always has to have a treat included but - we only live once! :-)
    I'm ready for spring too and am starting to fuss about the spring garden cleanup already.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Lovely vignette, Pam ♥️
    I usually have some cake and berries with my tea!
    Fatty......oh well....next week! hahaha!
    Enjoy your evening
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

    ReplyDelete
  18. Just lost my comment to conflicting somethings...anywho...I like your tea and treats and I think your photos are lovely.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Definitely looking forward to spring, Pamela, or even some sunshine! : )

    ReplyDelete
  20. What a beautiful afternoon tea!! So beautifully set, just for one! xx

    ReplyDelete
  21. I'm with you here Pamela . I love my cuppa tea with a sweet treat to ! but for me anytime is tea time lol . Lovely photos and set up ! Thanks for sharing ! Have a good day !

    ReplyDelete
  22. Very nice shots Pamela...I can almost feel the heat coming off of that delish looking cup of tea. Stay warm, and I hope that you get a break soon in the weather...I won't make you jealous and say that it's over 12 C here.

    Jen

    ReplyDelete
  23. I love seeing photos of your home....it's beautiful my friend. I still have my Daddy's old coffee cup and it's just like your green Jadite mug. I treasure it. And like that you put things on a tray. I always wonder why I don't do that to bring snacks and drinks out to my lanai. I need a find a tray! Sweet hugs!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Hi Pam, I, too have tea and a sweetie in the afternoon. It is my favourite time of day, Funny, I was reading Country Living with my tea this p.m too.. Love the dishes.

    ReplyDelete
  25. So glad you are enjoying the tea time with a treat. I love your Jadite mug and plate for it adds a lovely green shade. Our weather has been so cold this year in Dallas but today is 80 so it's the old saying if you don't like the weather just wait. Hope Spring will come soon for you! Have a delightful week and blessings from one Pam to another.

    Pam

    ReplyDelete
  26. Your afternoon tea looked very pretty, Pamela. I do like to have a cookie, or two, in the afternoon :)

    We had a beautiful 70 degree day yesterday, that felt like spring, but more snow may be arriving tomorrow. It will be awhile before the weather stays nice..

    ReplyDelete
  27. I often drink just tea, but if I do have a snack, I like a single square of very dark chocolate. Your flowers are very cheery. Just right for a cozy day.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Your teatime afternoon, with flowers and chocolate and cookies, cuddled in a warm, wooly throw, sounds perfect, Pamela! Like you, I enjoy a sweet or sweetbread with my coffee or tea. If it's raining, and I'm sitting by the window, the ambiance is soothing.

    Have a lovely week!

    Poppy
    PS: I'm due in Toronto this Thursday...was really hoping for spring to welcome me home, but they're getting the same storm prediction!

    ReplyDelete
  29. I love this Pamela! It's is so happy! You are a girl after my own heart with a fondness of Jadeite! It's just a beautiful spring vignette! Thank you so much for sharing this post!

    ReplyDelete
  30. I like that corner of your sofa, Pam, with the springlike touches of soft green. I want to lighten things up in my living room. The cozy winter colours seem too heavy now. Although, the storm you mentioned is supposed to leave a fair bit of snow here on Wednesday. I guess I'd better keep the shovel handy.

    ReplyDelete
  31. I remember my grandmother having a very similar set of dishes. They are announcing a snow storm here. We always refer to it as the St. Patrick's Day storm. Seems incomplete without it.

    ReplyDelete
  32. It all looks so comfy and inviting! I love using trays like that. I see you have one of my favorite magazines too.
    We had a day of 40 degrees and yesterday 50 so we had quite a bit of melting going on. Today it is a rain snow mix but still around 30 degrees.
    I've been down with a virus this week and haven't felt like posting but am trying to get around to visit some.

    ReplyDelete
  33. When the inside is so inviting and warm...who cares if the outside is cold? I'm about ready to pop over for tea. :)

    ReplyDelete
  34. Lovely! Those images make we want to come have tea with you - and help you eat those cookies. Yeah, I have a hard time drinking tea or coffee without something. I wish I could get over that (without a lot of effort on my part). lol We are looking forward to sunnier, warmer days so we can have breakfasts out on the porch. Can't wait!

    ReplyDelete
  35. This winter does seem to be dragging doesn't it? I generally am successful being cheery about winter but I must admit, going south for a visit is very tempting :)

    Your teatime looks so inviting!

    ReplyDelete
  36. PS - and yes - I need to have something to eat with my tea.

    PPS - have you heard the news about King Cole tea? We usually drink it but I guess we'll have to shift to Red Rose. It's one of the few that is pesticide free. :(

    ReplyDelete
  37. Hi Pamela,
    Your home looks so cozy...wish I could join you for tea! My Mom is British and has always enjoyed a cup of Yorkshire tea in the afternoon so your post is bringing back happy memories for me. I'm tired of winter too...this year has been so cold and snowy...hope Spring will get here soon! Your Maine friend, Cheryl

    ReplyDelete
  38. Hi Pamela,
    What a pretty tea you've set on the sofa. Your jadeite set is beautiful and the perfect color for Spring. We've had some nice days here in Texas, but the temps are supposed to drop tomorrow. We've had a crazy winter for sure.

    ReplyDelete
  39. What a lovely tea for a very cold day! Love the jadeite and the spring like flowers. We have lots of snow here, too. Looking forward to spring!
    Nancy

    ReplyDelete
  40. How heart " warming " these photos are Pamela !!!
    I drink far too much tea - and I eat far too many sweets - but not necessarily together LOL
    And I for one am soooo looking forward to sitting out by the pool with a glass of wine after dinner -
    As we sit here waiting for a predicted blizzard - it feels like it'll never get here!
    XOXO

    ReplyDelete
  41. How nice of you Pamela, you put the kettle on just for me. I do love a lemon cookie with a cup of tea, yummy!
    Paul :)

    ReplyDelete
  42. Beautiful - jadeite, tea, treats, tray, magazine, and pillow = contentment!

    ReplyDelete
  43. And I would like to have some tea with you with delicious cookies. I adored the equilibrium of couch and accessories inside the room. Classy!

    Sebastian of
    Gazebo and Bali Hut Super Store

    ReplyDelete
  44. Just when I thought Spring was here in Texas it got cold again. Crazy bi-polar weather. Mother Nature must get back on her meds.

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...