Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Spring Tea Party


I am happy to be a guest blogger for Tea on Tuesday with Pam@Everydayliving and Mary @Homeiswheretheboatis
Tea on Tuesday takes place on the third Tuesday of each month.
At the end of this post you will find images and links to their beautiful posts.

"The spirit of the tea beverage is one of peace, comfort, and refinement." Arthur Gray

 My spring garden is bursting with blooms and signs of spring. The air is redolent with the fragrance of Confederate Jasmine and it is a gorgeous spring day. The birdsong is delightful. It is the kind of day you dream of during the dead of winter.
Join me for tea, relax and enjoy the beautiful day.

The morning sun is shining on the new growth on the trees and the contrast of shades of green is beautiful. I've gathered some comfortable pillows from my guest room for the chairs.

Join me for tea and some treats from my favorite store, Trader Joe's.

This brass tray borrowed from a friend unifies the tea set and brings out the gold in the china. Lomonosov china is hand decorated and embellished with 22 carat gold. It is made in Russia by the Imperial Lomonosov Porcelain Factory. 

I fell in love with this pattern after my daughter-in-law selected it for her wedding china. My daughter discovered this set at an estate sale recently and I am so glad I have a tea set myself now.

Trader Joe's has a good variety of scones, meringues, macaroons, and cheese straws which are perfect for teatime.

It is so nice to freeze them and pull them out when you need them.

I am passionate about blue and white and I love different patterns and textures. The  Spode Blue Italian Hexagonal vase holding the pink tulips has the iconic Blue Countryside design with an Imari Oriental floral border.  The tablecloth is a toile fabric. The toile fabric is actually a drapery panel I made years ago for my guest room. Sometimes you have to improvise! Toile fabric originated in France and in the late 18th century toile de Jouy was the official choice for clothing and interiors. The pattern depicts a scene usually a landscape that involves figures. 

The chinoiserie ginger jars are from China. Chinoiserie has definitive Chinese patterns like fish, Asian architecture and flowers. I've had these since the 80's. 

Spode's Blue Italian is one of the most important designs in British ceramic history and celebrated its 200th anniversary in 2016.

William Shakespeare

It has been fun to share tea from my garden with you.  

Recently, my garden club enjoyed tea together at a local shop called, The Kind Hearted Woman. I thought you would enjoy seeing the delicious food we shared.

Scones with a delicious mock Devonshire Cream and various tea sandwiches were served on tiered trays.

Lemon cakes, cake pops, and pizzelles were delicious! I wish I had all the recipes.

View Mary and Pam's posts below by clicking on the links below the pictures.

Thank you, Mary and Pam, for inviting me as a guest blogger today for Tea On Tuesday! I had a great time.

Living Thankfully,