My Alpine Home

Monday, July 2, 2012

A Different Kind of Tea. . . and a Give Away

This morning I remembered that I wanted to do a tea post to share with Sandi from Rose Chintz Cottage.  Tomorrow is Tea Time Tuesday.

I pulled out my cute vintage tea cup and saucer with the hand painted cherries. I love the little hobnail trim on the saucer and the red, green, and turquoise colors.

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I rarely drink tea, but I knew that I would need a spoonful of sugar.

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I got into the pantry to see what kind of herbal tea I had.  That’s when I spied this.  I knew it was meant to be. . .I mean, the box is even turquoise.

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I decided that I would have a different kind of tea.  Ice, Ice, Baby.  Sorry, I couldn’t resist.  I steeped the tea bags in my teapot and then let it cool to room temperature.  I had to run a few errands so I put the tea pot in the refrigerator. When I returned I poured it into my cherry pitcher.

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Into the garden for a sprig of mint and cut a few lemon slices. IMG_7143

Perfect in my cherry tumbler.  It had the most delicious hint of cherry.  So refreshing on a hot summer day.

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What better way to spend a lazy summer day than sipping ice tea under my new chandy?

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Yup, it’s turquoise!  In case you didn’t get enough, hee-hee; here’s a few more shots.

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Did you notice how perfectly it matches my teacup?

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In celebration of the lazy days of summer and 500 followers (YIPEE)!  I am giving away a sweet cherry apron and darling crochet cherry hot pad. Thanks to my friends, Connie and Kathy for making these for me.

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See how cute the apron is hanging.  The apron is made from a checked dish towel.  It’s hard to tell, but the white fabric has darling little cherries all over it.

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Two chances to win.

1.Be a follower of Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson and leave a comment on this post telling me you are.

2. Blog  or Facebook about my give away or put it on your sidebar for a 2nd chance.  Please leave a separate comment for this.

Because I am going to be out of town all next week the contest will end Sunday July 15th. and I will announce the winner on Monday the 16th.

Best of luck and Happy Summer Days!

Jann

I will be linking with:

Kathe with an e for You're Gonna Love it Tuesday

My Turn for Freedom Fridays

 

51 comments:

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Suweeeeeet! Please count me in. So cute! Thanks Jann for having such a delightful blog!

Sherry@ Ties2ThePast said...

What a great give away!!
Gotta love those cherries!
♥'s
Sherry

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I love tea! Turquoise too!

Jill said...

I've been a follower for a while - these are sweet little prizes!!

Barbara F. said...

So cute! I'd love to be entered. Have a good week off. xo

mimi_62 said...

LOVE that chandy. Perfect color, too.
Enjoy

Sam I Am...... said...

Jann, what a great giveaway! Count me in please! Did you paint the chandelier yourself? It's gorgeous and I too am loving red and turquoise this year! That cherry ice tea sounds so refreshing. I've been drinking Minutemaid Cherry Limeaide lately as I don't like to have any more caffeine after about 3 in the afternoon. It's delicious too. It was on sale at Walmart for $1.00 a quart. Hurry back!

~~Carol~~ said...

Congrats on 500+ followers Jann! I love visiting your blog, because you always inspire me with your decorating style. Please enter me in your giveaway, and have a great 4th!

Susie said...

Jann, You have the cutest cherry items. I love them. They take me back in time. That was so funny finding the tea that just went perfect with your cup. Smiles, Susie

Snap said...

I love cherry anything! Your teacup is adorable. Great cherry themed post for Tea Day! Have a happy one!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm a follower and friend...and wear an apron every day! I would love this cute one! Enjoy your holiday week!

Town and Country Gals said...

Jann,
I am in love with your fabulous cup and saucer, the colors and design are so fun! What a cute post, what fun cherry things you have! Everything looked perfect together. I also have a thing for those vintage glasses and have a "few" sets that get used a lot, especially in the summer.
Rebecca

Town and Country Gals said...

P.S. Jann,
your front porch is amazing!
Love all the red, white, blue and turquoise!
rebecca

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Congratulations on 500 followers! I just became a follower last week. Love the cherry items and cherry ice tea sounds really refreshing.

Linda said...

Love your tea cup and saucer...the color of everything. Love, love, love the chandelier! You are so artistic - always fun to see what you are up to! Have a wonderful evening!

Ceekay-Thinkin of Home/Doublewide Decor said...

Oh so cute...you have some darling cherry items. Congrats on 500 followers!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Jann,
What a cute teacup! I love turquoise and aqua so I am loving your chandy. It is so whimsical! And cherry iced tea in your cherry tumbler is perfect on a Summer day! Thank you for joining me for tea and enjoy the July 4th holiday.
I'm a follower, by the way, and I love your Giveaway!

Blessings,
Sandi

Beth said...

Your tea cup is adorable, and the tea sounds so good! I like iced tea too.

NanaDiana said...

Well, I am popping in to tell you how wonderful everything looks. I love you little cup and saucer AND your chandy! Wow!!! That is a gorgeous piece.

Don't sign me up for the giveaway, Jann, because I have already won a few giveaways this year...I'll let someone else experience that joy. Blessings- xo Diana

kitty said...

What a fun giveaway! I'm already a follower of yours and would love a chance to win.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Look how wonderful your creation became - I love how you took us with you as it "evolved" such a neat theme. LOVE it!

Can't believe how awesome your turquoise chandy looks with it all, too!

The giveaway is awesome, please consider this my official "sign me up!" I wear aprons all day and night every day and night. In fact I am wearing one right now and it is midnight, haha.

I am already a follower, but can't do FB b/c I don't have a FB account and never will. But hopefully this will work!!!!!

Have a safe journey next week.

Happy Tea Tuesday!

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

What a fun give away! I love all your cherry themed pieces and that chandy is just too sweet!. Enjoy your time off!

Lynn

Micupoftea~ said...

What a charming post and FUN giveaway! Love the teapot and new lamp. Happy 4th of July. I am a follower...have a great week :)
Shawn

Anonymous said...

Wow, it wasn't that long ago you had 100 followers, then 200 and now 500. Congrats.
I'm hoping I win since Cherry's are my new addiction.
Jeanne

Cynthia said...

Congrats!! I hope cloches and lavender will reach that milestone. By way, love the chandelier in this post!! Have a happ and safe 4th.

Cynthia

Creations By Cindy said...

Love all your pretties today Jann. Congratulations on so many followers! WOW! I am a follower as you know so throw my name in this pot! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Lizabeth @ Infuse With Liz said...

Hi Jan-
Love the cherry tea cup! It's that time of year here again! Cherry Festival is starting this Saturday.
Your turquoise chandi is cute!
I'm not a big tea drinker but lately I like lemon-aide and tea mixed together or a flavored added like raspberry! I like it cold a lot more than warm except in the winter if I have a cold then I like warm tea!
Have a great 4th of July.
Liz

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

That's just the cutest little tea cup. Everything is so coordinated!

pembrokeshire lass said...

Please count me in if you don't mind posting to the UK! I want to join so many giveaways but they are usually not outside USA. I've been a follower since a started blogging 4 months ago so hope I qualify. Thanks Joan
PS a turquoise chandy!!

Pamela Gordon said...

I love your new cup and saucer with the cherries on it. That cup of iced tea sounds very refreshing. Your new chandy is beautiful and a fun colour. Please count me in on your draw for the adorable apron and hot pad! Have a great week. Pamela

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Jann, Too funny...ice, ice baby, LOL! Love your sweet cherries & turquoise. Great chandelier! Congrats on your 500 followers!
Sweeeeeet giveaway.

Brenda said...

I love your cherry theme! You have set the table up so very pretty and I really enjoyed your tea.

AND I LOVE A GIVEAWAY!! I'm already a follower, so put my name in the pot.

Happy 4th!!
Brenda

The Farmer's Daughter said...

Sign me up, Jann! You know I'd follow you anywhere!
I have the dessert plate that matches your tea cup!
Dru

Chenille Cottage said...

Hi Jann!
I love your blog and have been one of your followers for quite some time. I, too, have a love for all things red! Red, yellow and black are my predominant colors throughout my home.
Congratulations on your 500+ followers! Your blog is, obviously, a favorite for so many of us!
Thank you for your giveaway...Whoever wins your darling apron and cherry potholder will be happy as a clam!
Have a Happy Fourth, my friend!
Blessings,
Carolynn

Kathe said...

Just when I finished drooling over the cute teacup and saucer you bring out the sweet tumbler...then you show your wonderfully beautiful chandelier. And just when I think you can't top that you announce your giveaway!!! Of course I am a follower:-) they say it only takes one chance to win, i hope this is my one! Thank you for sharing this at the party this week!

Patty said...

525 followers! WHOO-HOO!! Such pretty cherries. Yes, I am a follower.

Shirley Hatfield said...

Hi, Jann. I just found your through Carolynn of Chenille Cottage...a wonderful person! I just became a follower...I was excited to see you are in Alpine. I live in Highland and sometimes write in my blog about growing up in Alpine. I'm sorry about the fires...I hope you don't live in the Lambert Park part of town.

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Hello Jann-
I just found you through Chenielle Cottage! What a cute blog you have. I'm sorry to hear of your scare with the fire near your home. I can't imagine what that would be like! I've never been to Utah, but boy does it look beautiful there!
I'm your newest follower!
Erica

Rose L said...

I love the turquoise chandelier. It pops! I am also a follower of your blog.

carolinamarie said...

I love your 4th of July decorations! I have just recently started following blogs and when I found this one, I fell in love with it! I really enjoy looking at all of your beautiful pictures. It's a joy following you. I saw the pictures of the fire and I hope everyone will be safe and they are able to put it out. It must be scary having it so close.
I hope you and your family have a great 4th!

Diane Writes said...

The turquoise chandelier is just so me.. I love the color!! Please count me in your giveaway


Have a great day and happy 4th!

Old Fashioned Gal said...

I hope you had a great 4th, Jann! I just noticed your giveaway! What lovely gifts you are giving away! I'm happy to be part of your giveaway! :)
-Denise

Laura Lane said...

following you happily

Adrienne said...

Oh! I love Cherries too~ I'm glad to see that someone else does too! I'm Following you now! =) Adrienne

Evelyn said...

I love these and I am still enjoying following you:)
PS Giveaways are always welcome at Freedom Fridays:)

Evelyn said...

Thank you for sharing your giveaway at Freedom Fridays and all your support:)

craftmates said...

Jann, that vintage tea cup and the turquoise chandelier is just so lovely!!!

I rarely drink tea but I love tea parties. Check out this tea party I had at our house:

http://craftmatesetc.blogspot.ca/2012/06/tea-party.html

I'm a follower on blogger and I would love to get a chance to win that cherry apron and hot pad.

Thanks so much,
Virna from Craftmates

Sally said...

I follow you and would love to enter your very unique and generous giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win :)

sally.puckett@yahoo.com

pembrokeshire lass said...

Trisha said...

What a perfect summer giveaway! I just so happen to have a small collection of aprons and this would fit in so perfectly!

~Trisha

Anonymous said...

Glad you had a fun trip and got such grat treasures. My lucky day get to enter your give-away twice.
Welcome home, Jeanne