May 31, 2010

May Tea for Two...

 I was lucky to enjoy my best friend's company for tea!
My sweet husband is home on vacation
so it was tea for two!
Yes he has a name, it's Mike.  
I think he might be tired of being called my sweet husband :-)

(click photos to enlarge)

So nothing fancy...
just the little table in the front parlor again.
I kept the fru fru to a minimum
and lured him in with sweets!

These Teacups were my Grandmothers.
 Part of a complete china set.

The flowers look like wild flowers to me,
and since we just took a little trip
I thought they were an appropriate choice.

Here is the bottom...
Fine Bohemian China


The bait...
Raspberry Kolacky cookies.
(Czechoslovakian cookies)
I bought at the bakery... it's vacation!

Some flowers...

I made a little bouquet with one of my favorite roses,
April in Paris.
They are not really happy about our bad weather...
but they smell fantastic!

More rain today... so
more garden centers.
Where I found this gorgeous Tree Peony.
She has no name, 
and her blooms are a little past their peak,
But.. I got a 30% discount!
And she makes my heart pitter patter,
and thats what is all about :-)

Today I am joining
a bunch of great groups!

Marty at A Stroll Thru Life

Martha at Martha's Favorites

Lady Katherine's Tea Parlor

Sandi at Sandi's Rose Chintz Cottage

Lot's of great places to visit!

Thanks for visiting me today,


Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hi Bella :) What a sweet (& cozy) setting you have for you and your husband :) Those cookies look so good! Love the Tree Peony!! I didn't know there was such a thing? Hmmm, me thinks I might like to find one for my landscaping, :)

Happy Teacup Tuesday!

Warmest Hugs, Brenda

Shelia said...

Hi Bella! Oh, what a beautiful tea table! Love your dishes and the flowers!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

sewingseeds4U said...

Such sweet teacups and I love those delicate flowers. Very pretty.

Lady Katherine said...

How wonderful to have your Grandmother's Teacups with a set of China! Lucky You! They are so pretty! I love the the touch of flowers in the stemware? Vase! I too love Peonies! Wish I could found some! My heart would be doing the same! lol Thank you for joining me for Tea Time Tuesday. Love the lace under the wonderful cookies, I need a bakery close to me! Yes, we know how to bring the husband's in for Tea! lol Love your Teapot too! I would love to collect different white Teapots, so far I have two.

Victorian1885 said...

Hello Bella
Isn't it great having your Best friend so closeby! Your china is beautiful and the cookies look yummy! Take care..


Martha's Favorites said...

Hello Bella: How wonderful to enjoy such a beautiful spread with the man you love. I am happy for you and delighted you have sharing such a wonderful moment with us. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

How sweet and I'll have to try that kind of lure myself. :)

Penny said...

Your teacups are beautiful and how nice they come with love and family heritage attached.
Lucky you to be able to lure your hubby in to share with you - mine would come for the trats but insist on coffee.
Thanks for sharing.

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Hi Bella!
What a sweet post and beautiful photos! It especially warms my heart because my Grandmother was Czechoslovakian aka Bohemian and made the best homemade Kolackies! My favorite would have been raspberry but she didnt make that flavor but always apricot, cherry, and poppyseed. Yummers!
Your flowers are gorgous too and thanks for giving me some warm memories!!

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Hello Bella, That is a pretty peony for your garden. They are verry beautiful flowers. Thank's for stopping by today.....Julian

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Bella, you have such sweet teacups! the flowers on the teacup reminds me field trips to the country!.. thanks for sharing and happy TCT

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

That is such a pretty teacup and saucer and your flowers are gorgeous! You always have an inviting table set. Have a wonderful week, Connie

*Ingrid* said...

Hello Bella,beautiful photo's from the teatime for two!!! I adore your teacups too,enjoy the holiday and the time togheter...I enjoy your beautiful post


Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a lovely teascape for you and your sweet hubby!! So dainty!!

And did you say a peonie tree????? I don't think I have ever heard of one!!!


Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Love that tea set. It's so beautiful. I'll bet Mike loved the attention, too.

Gale Blair said...

I think you set a very lovely table.

Melissa said...

I am glad you told us about the china, I was notice the pretty floral pattern on it.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Bella,
A lovely teatime for two! Your grandmother's china is just lovely and it does remind me of a field of wild flowers! The Kolacky cookies look delicious! I am in love with your tea pot; very pretty with its rose top! Thanks for sharing and I would be honoured to have you join my tea party too sometime. Wishing you a beautiful day.


Diane said...

Oh, not only pretty china but tempting goodies too! It's too hot here to bake. :-( So I'll be knocking on your door in a few minutes!

Pretty...and delicious looking!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Bella, I am delighted you have joined me today and I have added your link to my post. Thank you and have a beautiful day.


Terri said...

Bella, so wonderful that your tea was sweetened with your sweetie being there! I just came home from vacation with my hubby and we had a fabulous time.
Your tea cups are very pretty. Thank you for sharing with us for Tea Cup Tuesday today.

Msartist said...

The lovely wild flower tea cups are so special and thanks for the lovely treats!!Raspberry Kolacky cookies~ Did you make them? Do share the recipe if you did. So yummy!
All my best, Theresa

Princesa Nadie said...

Really pretty all what you show us...The tea cups are lovely.Thanks for your visit .

Olga said...

Those cups are adorable. And I like your new peony too.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how beautiful. I love the pattern on your cups, they are so dainty and so pretty. Your scones look fabulous and I am so hungry now. What a wonderfully inviting setting with the pretty flowers. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Bernideen said...

What a lovely display and the cookies are easy to make - I have a recipe on my blog! They all look so inviting!

Lavender Cottage said...

Bella, you really must stop shopping when it's raining. If you have a summer like we did last year where it rained @ every third day, you're going to run out of garden space. :-)
Love the tea, your china pattern and the treats but the word 'lure' really stands out.
There is no way ever my husband would drink from a fancy cup and saucer like that.
Hope you're both enjoying your holiday at home.

Appleshoe said...

Hello Bella- Your "nothing fancy" is lovely. I believe in simple elegance; and this absolutely qualifies as elegant. Take care :)