My Alpine Home

Sunday, January 8, 2017

A Winter's Tea. . .

Well my friends, what do you do on a lazy Sunday afternoon?
 
It's cold outside and I want to do nothing more than hunker down on the couch and watch Edwardian Farm.
 
But, now and then I do get hungry, and thirsty.  :)
 
Why not have a winter's tea?
 
I've had this cute teapot for a few years.  I picked it up at our local grocers, Smith's Marketplace.
 
The small aqua cake stand is Pioneer Woman.  I got the speckled enamel tray at a damaged goods store last year.
 
 
The fun snowman plates were a thrift find and the dome goes with the PW cake stand.
 
 
I couldn't grab this sweet mug fast enough when I spied it at our local thrift.  As if the red polka dots weren't enough, it even had the letter 'J'!
 
 
This herbal tea is an infusion of hibiscus, cinnamon, and tropical fruits.  It was gifted to me by my neighbor and it is so yummy!  I picked up the cranberry scone mix at Home Goods a while ago.  They have some great food products!

 
I didn't notice until I was writing this post that the scones created the body of the snowman. lol!  Happy accident!
 
 
Nothing better than a warm scone!  I topped it with butter and homemade elderberry jelly.  A friend of my husbands gives him a bottle of something yummy every year.  He bottles it himself.
 
I finished watching Edwardian Farm while I sipped my tea and ate my scone.  Wished I had some coddled cream!
 


One for me,

 
and two for you!
 
 
Have you heard of the BBC documentary Edwardian Farm?  I read about it on Instagram. 
It's 12 episodes and the scenery is gorgeous!   I had to buy it on Amazon, and just finished watching it.  A bit sad to see it end.
 
This is the introduction to the first episode. 
 
Archaeologists Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn and historian Ruth attempt to bring Morwellham Quay in Devon back to life as it was in its Edwardian heyday. They begin with the basics, setting up home in one of the cottages, where the first task is unblocking the chimney so they can get the range working. They prepare for the arrival of their first livestock, and Ruth cooks a sheep's head stew. Alex builds a hay rick to store feed, while Peter heads to Bodmin moor to carve a stone feeding trough.
 
A few months ago I bought the book,
"The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady"
I love reading the entries and the photos are delightful!
 
This is my favorite January page.  I've created a little vignette with it and one of my birdhouses in our entertainment center.
 


This little birdhouse I bought in Napa one year on vacation matched the blue in the birds to a tee.
 


 
We certainly wouldn't see Blue Tit birds outside in January here in UT.  They do not have such harsh winters in Devon.
 
At the end of the 12 episode series; Ruth, the historian stated that it was delightful, but very hard being an Edwardian lady!
 
I would love to give it a try, how about you?
 
hugs,
Jann
 
I will be sharing with these fun parties:
 


 

29 comments:

Susie said...

Love the set up for your tea and scones. That cup was meant for you.:):) This was a good weekend for movie watching. It will warm up this coming week but bring rain. Blessings to you, xoxo , Susie

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Your tea and scones look delicious, Jann. It's even cold down here in South Mississippi this weekend, I'm staying on the couch with a lap full of dachshunds and a big quilt. I think I'll go make me a cup of tea!
Have a great week,'
Dorothy

thel day said...

The teapot is perfect for a Winter tea. Your scones looks delicious especially with homemade elderberry Jam. A nice post.

Connie said...

I'm so glad that I came to visit . . . what a lovely post and weren't you lucky to find that mug. It was made for you :)
Have a sweet week. We have been having a blizzard all day long and the snow is still coming down. They are predicting more snow tomorrow and Tuesday. I'm happy that my cupboards are full and I can stay home.

NanaDiana said...

What a sweet spot for a tea party-your place. I love all your pieces and it looks great! I have not heard of that series but I need to look it up. It sounds like a good one. Hope you have a wonderful week, Jann. xo Diana

Cathy said...

What a lucky cute find, it was just waiting for a fun home to go too!! Your tea pot is just tooooooo cute. Never made scones but look very tasty.
It's cold in Texas, but it is going to be in the 70's this week. Oh well that's Texas weather!
Cathy <;)

sweet violets said...

What a fun collection and a yummy tea time you had!!! I have that very same book and have it opened on my tea table year round with a red marble heart to hold the pages down......

Today it was 9 degrees here and I did the same as you....hunkered down and watched movies......ah, winter!!!

Kim said...

Thank you for the scones, lovely Jann, they were delicious. Polka dots are a magnet, aren't they. LOVE that sweet little red and white teapot. Wish oh wish I could sit in your 'parlor' and enjoy a spot of tea with you, lovely lady!

Kathy Moreland said...

Love your pretty teapot and the mug is adorable!! Looks yummy!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I should do that for myself, a nice tea! I have a few teapots I love and of course scones are always a treat!
hugs!

Art and Sand said...

What a lovely way to spend a cold winter's day.

Jeanie said...

I have to go bake after this. Partly to warm the house, partly because this looks so good!

I'm watching Victorian Farm on BBC/computer/youtube right now and will probably go Edwardian next. In fact, I might skip to it. Haven't decided, though Victorian is fascinating. In a way, it reminds me of what I expect my ancestors in the late 1800s experienced working the farm.

Linda W. said...

What a cute teapot! I'd love to join you for tea and scones. :)

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Wonderful tea time post, Jann! You found some great treasures for yourself - and your scones look so yummy!

LOVED that series, hubs and I both enjoyed it very much.

I also have that same book, isn't it a delight to own and just thumb through now and then?

Hope your new year is going well. Hugs!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

What a sweet tea party! Just love all your tea pieces. I have not heard of that show and I am in need of a good show to watch after Downton Abbey went off the air!

Lynn Bean said...

What a wonderful tea! Such sweet ideas also. Of course red and aqua are two very fav colors!! Happy teaing!

Katie Mansfield said...

It looks delicious. I have got to watch that show.

Rose L said...

Mmmm! I could almost smell the scones. I think the birdhouse is so cute.

Shirley Hatfield said...

Lovely post, Jann! I finally did a post today...and the world didn't come to an end! I hope I can keep doing this! You're a good example to me.

organicgardendreams said...

H Jann, you certainly created an inviting tea tray! I would love to watch TV with it in front of me as well.
I haven't heard of the BBC documentary, but you made me curious, usually anything British works for me ;-)!
Stay warm and cozy!
Warm regards,
Christina

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Jann, it's as if you wrote this post just for me! Tea and scones and homemade jam and a wonderful historical BBC series set in England. I must get that soon!

Ruth W said...

I used to love the BBC programs on living the Victoian life they had on a few years ago, so would love this and hadn't heard of it...thanks! Love your tea...perfect for Ht Tea Month and that mug was calling your name! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh my! Your teapot is adorable and your scones looks so devine! A winter tea is what I need! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Sylvia said...

Jann, The red polka dot mug was meant to be! Everything came together for your winter tea! Sylvia D.

Bernideen said...

Your post sounds like the perfect Sunday afternoon. I bake scones often and other stuff which has gotten me into so much trouble! Ha! Thanks for sharing this sweet post!

Curtains in My Tree said...


NO WAY do I want to try to be an Edwardian Lady LOL just saying
I would like to watch the episode but that's as close as I want to get back to those hard days
Now I will take a cup of tea and some scones
I would have grabbed that mug with the J also.

Janice

wish I had a smiley face logo to add to this :)

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

This is the perfect teapot for the season! I also love using my red teapot in winter, but it's not as beautiful as yours!

Margie said...

What a charming tea setting! I'm too attached to modern conveniences to try out Edwardian living.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Jann,
I LOVE this sweet set!! And of course, you know how much I adore anything red!!
Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Hugs,
Deb