My Alpine Home

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Winter TIME Afternoon Tea. . .

There's nothing more relaxing than sitting by a warm cozy fire and sipping a cup of tea in the afternoon.

After running errands all morning I did just exactly that.

 
First I had to set a table for this Winter Time tea!
 
 
 
Yesterday while at the grocery store I walked past a cart in the floral dept.  These white roses were in there to be thrown away.  I asked if I could buy them.
She reduced them to $5 instead of $15.  I want to dry them and use them for Valentines.
 
They are a little old, but I love the look!
 
A little birdie told me that blue and white were the perfect colors for Winter.
 
 
So I knew that meant that I was to use my sweet bird teapot and creamer.  A gift from my friend, Peggy.


I pulled out what few blue and white dishes I have.  Thrift finds from a couple years ago that I couldn't pass up.


They are a mismatched set of four plates, four saucers, and two cups.  The little bowl I already had.

I set this up in my basement family room because I knew my blue checked rug would go perfect with this blue and white theme.

 
The tablecloth is a vintage 'popcorn' bedspread that I bought at a yard sale last summer for $20.
It reminded me of snowballs.
 
Yesterday I cleaned my pantry and found two scone mixes from Lehi Roller Mills that I knew were quite old.  I was about to throw them out and then I decided I would mix one up this morning and see.
 
 
Orange Cranberry. . .how perfect is that?  Oranges are a wonderful Winter fruit!
Well my friends, they were quite tasty.  I think the bits of fruit are probably a little more chewy than they would have been when they were new, but they still were yummy.
I frosted them with a bit of cream cheese frosting and topped them with some orange zest.
 
 
I also found the perfect tea, herbal orange.
It's amazing what one might find when they clean their pantry.  lol!
 
I loved what it said on the tea bag!
 
 
Something we could all use now and then. . .A hint of zest.  A moment of peace!
 
 
 
Well my friends, I've enjoyed spending time with you.  Gotta go sip that tea and have another scone.  (Yes, I've already eaten one.)
 :)
Had to make sure they were o.k. to eat! 
 
hugs,
Jann
 
 
I will be sharing with these lovely parties:
Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday
The Enchanting Rose for Roses of Inspiration (her first party)
Tuesdays at our Home
Bernideens for Friends Sharing Tea





41 comments:

Julie C said...

Hi Jann, what a lovely tea you had by the fire. So relaxing after a busy day. Wishing you a wonderful 1st week of the new year.
Hugs, Julie

angie said...

dear jann, I love her china, the carpet, the tablecloth, the ancient watches ... I love all their decoration !!! I wish them all the love in the new year and I hope I can still see quite a lot of pictures of them !!! love greetings from angie from Germany

LL Farm said...

I love blue and white dishes. I love a cozy fire. I love herbal orange tea. ;-)

Home Romance said...

Hi Jann,

I'm in love with your bird teapot and creame !!!

hugs,

Nanda

Debby said...

Love your pictures. A great way to spend a day with tea and yummies by the fire.

Sharon @ Blue Willow House said...

You set such an inviting tea. Sounds perfect for a cold January day. sb

Loretta said...

What a lovely tea time!
I'm dying to know why there are 2 clocks on the table...

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Shabby roses are so charming, aren't they? What a pretty tea table, Jann, and cozied up by the fire too! I love that teapot! You know I saw one last Fall and Hubby offered to buy it for me and I said No, because I figured I had enough teapots. Now every time I see that teapot on someone's blog, I kick myself. He told I would be sorry and he was right. Your scones and tea sound really delicious. Orange is lovely anytime but somehow in the wintertime, it tastes even better. Thank you for joining me for Tea Time. I would love to have you join as often as you can, my friend. Happy New Year!

Blessings,
Sandi

Debby Ray said...

What a lovely tea party for one! And there are those scones you ate...lol! Well, they look absolutely delicious!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

What a nice way to treat yourself by sitting in front of the fire with your table set with those pretty blue dishes! I like the idea of the chenille bedspread as a winter tablecloth, too!

Junkchiccottage said...

Jann,
Very cozy and pretty. Love the blue and white. So sweet.
Kris

Fran said...

From beginning to end, this post made me smile! I love your cozy fire, your lovely tea setting, your pretty pictures. I hope you're able to have such sweet, happy moments every day throughout this long, cold month! :) --Fran

Stephanie said...

Oh Jann, I would love to join you for a cup of tea :) Beautiful china, old clocks, roses, and a cozy fire - can it get any better than that?!

And your "snowball" bedspread is lovely.

I was so blessed and honored to have you linkup at Roses of Inspiration - thank you, dear Jann! Have a wonderful evening. Hugs!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

great idea to use the bedspread as a tablecloth. love it.

Margie (aka Marglom) said...

What a lovely tea setting. I especially like the vibrant blue colour of the china.

cynthia lee designs said...

How fun to have tea by the fireplace. Your table was set so pretty! Cozy and Beautiful!!
hugs,
Cindy

Linda W. said...

Tea and scones - how perfect is that? If I lived close by, I'd join you. :)

Maureen Wyatt said...

Every bit of that setting, from the fireplace to the tablecloth, is so perfect that I just want to climb through my monitor and join you!

Laura Lane said...

You've brought beauty into your life in a wonderful way. You have inspired me. Perhaps tomorrow I'll set up a lovely tea time instead of just grabbing a cup.

Tonight, a dear friend gave me a teacup that had been his wife's. He bought it for her in London, England. She passed last month.

It's a lovely way to memorialize her for me. She was such a gentle lady.

Have a wonderful week Jann.

Blessings,
Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

doodles n daydreams said...

What a pretty tea table and great finds while you were cleaning out your pantry cupboard.

Diana

Kris said...

Ohhhh, I see lots of things I love in this post!!!
XO Kris

Trish said...

Hi Jann, it's the middle of summer here in Australia..but it was so easy to imagine myself sitting by a cozy fire while reading your lovely post!
I have some of the same pretty blue and white china you showed us too :-)
Wishing you all the best for a wonderful new year.
Blessings..Trish xx

Mahek said...

love the way you had your tea!!! Well written.

lynn said...

such a warm, cozy setting, jann! LOVE the rug!

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh I wish I could sit with you by your warm fire and enjoy a cup of tea out of that beautiful tea cup! Love the blue and white. Hope to be sharing some dishes myself soon. Happy New Year! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

priscilla said...

Very pretty Jann !

Candy S said...

Your blue and white tea table is delightful!! The scones with the orange slices on your pretty little blue and white plates would be a lovely sight to see on a cold winter morning. Thank you for sharing..... Candy

Conniecrafter said...

Lovely table setting!

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Jann your post is so darling. When the children are back at school it really is nice to take some well spent time to yourself and you have done it so beautifully.
Love the blue and white! My favorite. ((Warm Hugs)) my friend Jo

C.D. Loken said...

What a cozy setting for a relaxing cup tea, Jann! I love your blue and white dishes, and those creamy roses were definitely a lovely find!! Best wishes to you and yours in 2015!

Rose L said...

We all need a moment of peace!

Angélica D said...

Hi Jan !! Que linda mesa de te !! Que tengas un buen medio de semana

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

My new motto for 2015...A Hint of Zest, a Moment of Peace!! Such pretty blues! Going to go get a cup of tea now!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Jann,
I am sitting here in Oklahoma helping my youngest daughter out for a few days, after her wisdom teeth extraction. This blog post is Heaven Sent! I feel as though I am sitting by your cozy fire, enjoying your yummy scones and tasty tea. Just love how you used the bedspread as a tablecloth so perfect for a Winter Table Setting!
Love the blue china pieces as well and these white roses too...
Picture Perfect, Jann~
Hugs,
Jemma

Little Susie Home Maker said...

What a beautiful tea! I think mesmatched dishes are a fun way to personalize your settings. Is funny you mentioned doing the roses, I had been thinking about drying some, too! The white popcorn speed looks very similar to one I thrifted this last year! I was going to put it in my booth, but have kept it because it is so cute! Now you have me another idea! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

Pretty, pretty tea post! Love that gorgeous tea cup and saucer, what a vibrant shade of blue! Cute bird teapot! And the scones look delicious! Happy New Year, Jann! hugs, Poppy

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

You sure made me hungry looking at your sconces, they look delicious! Your table looks so cozy, perfect for a cold winter day.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

What a lovely tea party!

Beth L. said...

What a perfectly lovely tea time you made for your self. Perfect on a winter day in front of the fire. And I loved what it said on the tea bag.

Bernideen said...

What a sweet post Jan and I can tell you I have looked high and low for some old alarm clocks. I have seen many but the price of $20.00 on most was just too much for me. Maybe by next year I can find some if I keep looking. I think this post is darling as I sell that cute bird design in my shop and love it. Just a note as I have made this mistake myself in leaving comments - I am Bernideen - not Ruth. I do the same thing when I leave comments - look up and see another's name and go for it!

June said...

How fun it would be just sitting there with you Jann! Such a gorgeous setting and with the warmth of the fire I'm sure we could talk for hours!
sending hugs...