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Monday, January 14, 2013

tea on a winter day

Tea is an important part of my daily routine.

Whether it's loose tea or a bag ~ in a thick mug or in a china cup ~ I enjoy my tea.
I am sure a lot of you enjoy your tea as well.

This post is inspired by a gift from Judith at Lavender Cottage and some gifts from my sister.  Both know I love tea.

Memory Lane teacup by Royal Albert and one by Aynsley

Judith had a giveaway on her blog, Lavender Cottage, in late November and I won this beautiful book ~ Scones & Tea.

It is full of beautiful tea time photos and recipes that I know I will be trying out.  Thank you Judith!

My sister sent me the tin of my favourite tea and she gifted me the measuring spoon last year.

Sister also sent this sweet decorative miniature teapot and the lovely embroidered tea towel for Christmas.

Aynsley Teacup with Earl Grey tea.

I set my tea on this beautiful bench made by a good friend of ours.  It is used as the coffee table in front of our family room sofa but I brought it up to the living room window for this tea time.

I find tea is good all year around but on a cold winter day it can warm the body with every delicious sip.  It also helps to have a little treat on the side don't you think? 
{Unless you're dieting like I am.}    :)

Thank you for visiting me for tea today.  
I am joining Tea Time Tuesday.

Have a great week my friends.




  1. Hi Pamela, There is nothing better then a cup of tea anytime and anywhere. Congratulations on winning the book. Jen

  2. Your photos are so beautiful! Thank you for the wonderful tea!

  3. Hi Pamela! Oh, I love your beautiful tea post and I see your favorite is Earl Grey - me too! I love my iced too and am drinking a glass as I type.
    Thanks for popping in and take care.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. what a great giveaway to win. so fun!! i love hot tea. it can make the day or meal. yet to find a favorite. i love chai. i like a bit of everything. depends on the mood. when you speak of a cold day it makes me smile because here we are having rain. yesterday was in the 70s ...it's wild being that it is January. what is going on is my question? the weather is totally confused. so silly. ha. ha!! ( :

  5. Yes, a yummy cookie with tea is always so nice or a bit of leftover fruitcake. Dieting...pah. I'm sick of it already. =D

  6. There is noting like a delicious cup of tea. You received some lovely tea related gifts.

  7. Finished my chores for this Monday...
    Went for a walk with my boyfriend...
    Made myself a BIG mug of Celestial Seasonings Apple Cinnamon Tea...
    With a side of berries and banana..[I am dieting too!]

    COLD, dark & gloomy here..temps have dropped...

    Linda :o)

  8. Oh I love tea, and all things tea. You have some very pretty things!

  9. I'm big on the tea, and the treats...after all we can just go and visit the treadmill for a little longer right?

    Gotta have tea, and treats.


  10. Your first and last photos are so picturesque, Pamela! Congratulations on winning the book from Judith's giveaway! I love the miniature teapot too.
    Blessings, Beth

  11. Well, there's more tea coming your way soon!

  12. Hello Pamela,
    what a charming setting you made on the bench. You have been blessed with many nice things. I love the book and the tea. And the spoon is so pretty and so is the cute litte tea pot. Thank you for sharing this special tea time with us. I am also on diet but treats via Internet are caloriefree.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  13. I had to edit my post and delete the link to Ruth's link Tuesday Cuppa Tea as I couldn't make the connect on the PC. I really need to find out how to do the link on my Mac! I see a blog post plea coming in the near future. ;) Thanks friends.

  14. Hello Pamela,
    What a nice spot for a cup of tea. Both of your teacups are lovely and I've alwways liked Memory Lane. The mini teapot is a cutie as is the measuring spoon too. Congratulations on winning the lovely book from our friend Judith. One can't have too many tea books. Hope you have a week filled with sunshine.


  15. Pretty photos of your tea things, Pamela. I also enjoy tea, just about any time of the day.

  16. Tea tastes best around three.... As well in a lovely china tea cup.
    That sure is a beautiful teapot and spoon.

  17. The way you set up your tea is so lovely, Pamela, and I'm sure you'll enjoy browsing through the beautiful book from Judith. I understand that you're also a winner of a gift from Pondside. Aren't you the lucky woman!

  18. Twinings Earl Grey or Lady Grey are my favorite teas. I'm thinking you might be getting some Murchie's tea from Victoria in a package in the mail one of these days. :)

    I love your tea 'bench'!

  19. Hi Pamela, I'm with you, I love tea all day long and all year long, too. Your gifts are so pretty...how sweet and thoughtful. I love your pretty bench, too.

  20. Tea is a special treat on a cold day and your gifts are so thoughtful and lovely.

  21. Congrats on winning the giveaway dear! I love tea too... Sitting in the porch, looking at the rains, sipping a hot cup of tea is the perfect relaxation for me!

  22. Congratulations on winning the beautiful book from Lavender Cottage and I see you have a gift coming from Pondside too. Lucky you. :)
    Enjoy your book and tea!

  23. Pamela
    Your tea arrangement looks so pretty set up near the window.
    I bet you will find some good recipes in your new book.
    And your sis sure has good taste in gift giving.
    I love the dainty spoon and teapot!

  24. Hello Pamela, I had my eye on that decoatie miniature teapot. I love all the gold on it. What a a sweet teapot and I love the embroidered napkins. It was very nice of your sister.
    I hope you get to enjoy your tea everyday this week. I know you enjoy it so.

  25. Such a pretty setting. I am learning to enjoy tea and it is a pleasurable ritual. :)

  26. Both of my girls are avid tea drinkers. One told me the other day that she would make a tea drinker out of me yet!! What beautiful gifts, Pamela. I love pretty tea cups!

  27. O Pamela, I am drinking a new type of tea here in Holland. Speculaas tea, (real spices) Do you think that you'd like it? I want to send you a few teabags :-)

  28. Hi Pamela,
    What a lovely little spot for a cup of tea! The gifts are so pretty, each one of them!
    Enjoy your tea break!
    All the Best,

  29. Love this post! (and earl grey is my current favorite as it was years ago!) ... there is nothing like that first sip of hot steaming tea! Such a warming pick up. My afternoons are not complete without a cup.

  30. Oh what a beautiful tea post! Now it's my turn to get cravings from looking at your yummy sweets aaand those scones, oh well.. I think I'll make myself some plain tea, with no sweets, I mean, lol.. Thank you for your lovely visit, you made my day! Big hugs,

  31. I love tea, just seeing it makes me want some, your goodies look wonderful too. Hugs, Cindy

  32. Yes, I love tea time, it means, stop! enjoy! relax! Nice book of scones and tea. I love the little tea pot, hugs Cindy

  33. Memory Lane was my china pattern!!!

  34. What a beautiful view for a lovely tea.

    Jocelyn @

  35. Hello Pamela
    Thanks for the shout out and I'm glad you are enjoying the book. Your tea vignette by the window is lovely, wish I could join you and see your other gifts in person.


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