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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

a rainy Tuesday tea break

It's Tuesday and it's raining and it's cold.
It's not even a warm rain at 10 degrees celsius!!

I got up at 6:45 and decided it was a good day to make
a batch of chocolate chip cookies.  :)

I didn't eat these.  Props only.  :)

I chose a Royal Albert mug with the purple violet on it
for my Earl Grey Vanilla tea.
The purple violet is the provincial flower of New Brunswick
and there are lots of them in bloom right now ~ in the rain.
Therefore I didn't pick any.

a bouquet of forget me nots in an old jam bottle

I won't complain about today's weather as we have been
blessed with beautiful hot and sunny days for about 2 weeks.
This too shall pass.

I have been to the greenhouse and purchased my annuals.
They are all potted up and now in the garage out of the cold
and damp.  I will post pictures of them soon.
The gardens are growing like weeds along with the dandelions
but I don't have anything in bloom yet.  I guess most of my
plants are summer bloomers.

Have you got your annuals planted?

After all my hard work in the yard and garden, today I will
relax indoors, drink tea, read and enjoy a cookie or two. 
Won't you join me?

I am joining:

Wishing you a beautiful day!



  1. Love the violet cup. My grandmother's name was Violet.


  2. Lovely tea break. Your mug is so pretty and the cookies look delicious! Happy Tea Day! (Send me some of your rain!)

  3. I love your pretty violet mug and the cookies look delicious.

  4. Cold, rainy weather here too! My annuals are still in flats waiting to be planted out...hopefully soon. Lovely photos again, and I love that violet cup.

  5. Looks like a lovely place to be. We are in the midst of the hot and muggys here in the Northeast least favorite weather. Love your photos!

  6. Rain and baking are a perfect couple. The kitchen will smell of freshly baked, and it gets hot. And then to sit down and drink tea and eat what you bake, is also a bonus. You have succumbed so inviting. Just like I want it. Teacup is so sweet with violets. Earl Grey with vanilla, I have not tasted. Sounds good! It is still too cold in Sundsvall Sveige to replant the yearlings who can not tolerate frost. I wish you a wonderful week! Zinnia

  7. Apres lunch tea for me (with the last piece of Hummingbird cake). And although it's not raining much here, it is cold and dreary. My pansies are in the ground (the only annuals I usually buy). The day lilies are beginning to open along with the Bachelor Buttons. Things are beginning to look colorful out there!

    Enjoy your tea and cookies!

  8. That's a very pretty cup! The cookies look yummy, too!
    It was raining here this morning, but now the sun has come out. Not cool, though, as it's a little muggy.
    Hugs, Cindy

  9. Your weather has been much nicer than ours as we've had rain, rain, rain for most of the past three weeks with nice weekends. This week, we have thundershowers and rain through Thursday, a supposedly nice Friday and rain returning for a rainy weekend. Things are certainly lush here and buggy.

    So now that I've complained about the weather, I'd love to join you for a spot of tea and a couple of those delicious looking cookies. Anything interesting in that magazine?

  10. It's raining here too, only not so cold. The chocolate chip cookies look like a delicious way to warm up your day!

  11. Good afternoon Pamela,
    The rain hasn't started here yet but it's coming. I guess we need it but it's cool, only 9 degrees here on the Island. I just took Rhubarb Crisp out of the oven and look foward to savouring some at supper time.
    Your violet teacup is pretty as are the forget-me-nots. I see your little nest of eggs is sitting sweetly in a Cream Lace saucer, very cute! I'm glad you could join me for tea today and I wish you a delightful afternoon.


  12. Sounds like a lovely day to me! We have lots of violets as well, but no forget me nots. Love the teacup. We are just buying annuals today...petunias for the tubs. We had 2 days of summer, and then back to coastal weather. But I like it! Thanks for sharing and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  13. Very pretty and the cookies look good! My annuals are planted and doing great. It's been around 95 degrees F here.

  14. Hi lovely lady.
    I would love to have a cup of tea with you sweet lady.Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my new Tablescape for the Memorial day. I hope you have a wonderful week with your family.
    XXOO Diane

  15. Very pretty! Love those delicate forget me nots and the tea cup. I'm hoping for some rain today - it's been pretty dry already. Not a good sign for things to come!

  16. Lovely to see the forget me nots...and now I am hungry for cookies...

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

  17. Hi Pamela,
    Love your pretty tea cup and your chocolate chip cookies look delicious. Lovely forget-me nots! I love your little bird's nest and eggs. We had thunder storms last night and early morning. We needed the rain b/c it has been very hot & humid. Definitely needed the A/C on. Have a wonderful week.


  18. I think that what cold rainy days are for - chocolate chip cookies, I think they taste better on cold rainy days! I have been busy at the nursery myself and picking up perennials at garage sales. This week I will be planting the annuals, but it is also my son's prom week, so I will be busy! Diane

  19. Hi Pam,
    You have made such a cozy setting to have tea. Sometimes a rainy day is good to rest and plan for sunny warm days. Your cookies look so yummy and your teacup so cute with the flowers on it. I bought my annuals a few days ago and they are all potted up. Its been raining here all day too. We really needed this rain as its been a dry spring.
    Looking forward to seeing your summer flowers!

  20. Hi, Pamela,
    I would love to join you for tea. Thank you for the invite!! Your little violet covered mug is so charming and chocolate chip cookies, yummy and my personal favorite. Wishing you much happiness. Enjoy the rest of your week~Vicki p.s. Thank you for stopping by for a visit at Bunny Cottage.

  21. Such a lovely post! I liked the delicate blue forget-me-nots . . .

  22. Hello Pamela
    I'm jealous - you got rain! We've had it promised and only had a dozen or so drops. The cookies look delicious and I like your pretty mug.
    Please send some rain our way, we're all getting sore knees from rain dancing. LOL

  23. A cool rain sounds nice if you can stay inside! Your chocolate cookies look like mine--I prefer them that way, soft, rather than harder!

  24. Hello Pamela:
    A fellow Canadian here...found you over at cabin & cottage...
    love your photos..
    much warmer here in Ontario...actually a heat wave...37 degrees yesterday and today..
    perhaps it is coming your way...

    Linda :o)

  25. Oh, I love the dainty forget-me-nots. They are a sure sign spring is here.
    And I didn't know violets are NB provincial flower. I can't believe how much
    I learn from just reading my blogger friends post. What I actually retain is

  26. Hi Pamela, what a sweet post. I love the forget-me-nots, and violets. They are two of my favorite Spring bloomers. Yum, I am a cookie lover. Bake a cake, I can leave it alone. Make hommade cookies and I eat way too many.

  27. How pretty! I love the flowers and the teapot is lovely. The cookies look delicious....Christine

  28. Sometimes I really enjoy getting things accomplished in the morning so the rest of the day is a little less rushed. I finished planting my deck pots yesterday and the only thing blooming is the Elephant Ear and a few pansies. The lilacs won't be far behind. Hope your days are sunny now.

  29. All looks very tempting. They have said for about the last three days we can expect rain and still waiting. I wish it would rain as we have a hose pipe ban and it is hard work using the water can!!Although here in the UK we want good weather all weekend for all the celebrations.You do have some lovely bone china cup and saucers. Love Jackie.x

  30. Hi Pamela, That first photo is absolutely stunning - it's so beautifully composed! The cookies look great and the tea cup is a beauty. The forget-me-nots are lovely too - mine are blooming as well.

  31. Love old fashioned violets, and on that beautiful cup they are so lovely.
    Yes, pouring with rain here today also, remnants of Beryl creeping northward. No gardening even though not cold - just very wet. I hope to add a few more annuals before leaving, especially a sweet potato vine at the mailbox to cover up an ugly patch since the spring bulbs died back.
    Hugs - Mary

  32. Love the photo of the table.. that's a great way to spend a rainy day, reading a magazine and sipping hot coffee! Or reading blogs.

  33. Love those rainy days! It is wonderful when God waters the garden - your chocolate chip cookies look absolutely perfect - I can just imagine how good they smelled! Your teacup is perfect for spring - I appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,


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