May 24, 2010

Tea Just For Me...

Since I am home alone today,
and the strawberries looked so good.
I decided to indulge myself
with a yummy tea for just for me :-)

(click photos to enlarge)

I decided to sit in the front parlor
at my little center table.
So I  could look out and enjoy the front garden..
Can you see my Delphiniums?
The first blooms of this year.

I picked a little bouquet..
My Gertrude Jekyll Roses are blooming..
and smell wonderful.

The Strawberries in my garden are not ready yet,
But the ones at the grocery store were giant,
and so sweet!
I had some sliced on a shortcake
and topped it with vanilla soy yogurt.

The teacup was my Grandmothers,
there is no maker name.

I decided instead of sugar with my tea
I would use Stevia leaves from the garden
to sweet it...  Yummy.

 I brought along a garden magazine to browse,
and inspire my daydreams.

I enjoyed my little treat,
I hope everyone found time to treat
themselves today too :-)

Today I am joining...

Marty at  A Stroll Thru Life

Lady Katherine
for Tea Time Tuesday

Wanda Lee at The Plumed Pen

Paper Butterfly for A Breath of Fresh Air

Come join in the fun!

Thanks for visiting me,


Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hello, Lovely teacup today, and the Strawberry shortcake looks delicious!!! I actually had some this afternoon too! Yummy :)

Happy Teacup Tuesday to you!

Warmest, Brenda

Victorian1885 said...

It is so important to take time for yourself! I love having quiet time with a cup of tea and a good magazine..the flowers are an added bonus! Enjoy the rest of your week.


Olga said...

The fragrance of roses, delicious strawberries, and tea in a beautiful cup. That's a perfect way to relax and daydream a bit. I should try to find time and do it too.
Have a wonderful week, Bella.

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Hi Bella,
It looks like a lovely yummy me-time tea-time! I love to sit for a few moments with my tea or coffee and look at gardening magazines too!!

Olivia~ said...

OH i love your pretty tea party! The shortcake has made me hungry for ice cream ...ummm.. i think i am going to have to take a break from blog hopping to go have a tasty treat, thank you for the inspiration.

Diann said...

that looks like a perfect "alone moment"! a good cup of tea in a pretty teacup and a yummy treat along with a fun magazine!

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

The strawberry shortcake cake look's delicious! But I am a sucker for the English roses by far. And she does smell beautiful. Have a good evening...Julian


Hi Bella, So inviting, everything looks so nice and the strawberry shortcake is sooo yummy looking. How precious that you have your grandmother's teacup! Thank you for sharing.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks like a nice quiet moment! The Delphiniums look spectacular!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

How fun to take some lovely time for yourself...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Shelia said...

Hi Bella! Oh, what a beautiful tea for one! You're spoiling yourself! :) Love seeing your pretty flowers and the strawberry shortcarke looks divine!
Be a sweetie,

Ginger said...

Isnt it fun to treat yourself. Sometimes I do that too and have a little tea party for myself. Don't laugh, but one Saturday morning I made scones and had made tea, set the table beautifully, set down to have the party and noticed I still had on my PJ's LOL.

Beautiful post.


Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

A teaparty for one! What a relaxing way to spend some quality time! Especially with your gorgeous teacup, yummy treats and that spectular garden view.
Thanks for sharing your day!!


Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Hi again!!,
I see that you asked about the wall covering in my dining room; it's actually anaglypta... very close to lincrusta.
It was there when we bought the house although we aren't sure when it was put in. It's definitely not original.

Katherine ( Katie) Corrigan said...

wonderful! Wishing you happiness, Katherine

Beth said...

The shortcake looks delicious. Would love to join you for tea in your pretty parlor. Really love your header photo too!!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh what a wonderful setting for a special treat for yourself. Your shortcake looks sooooooooo good. Drooling. This is just perfect. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Wanda Lee Of The Plumed Pen said...

This is just quite simply pure delight!~ I read every word and enjoyed every sweet picture with great relish and sheer enjoyment in the quiet reverie of your oh so lovely, 'tea for one'my dear; my those sweet strawberries look you yummy and tempting with that shortcake and yogurt!..,I especially love that floral fabric and the sweetly fragrant roses that you described!

..,(I do most sincerely apologize for not visiting sooner my dear lady;I have been exceeedingly busy and feeling exhausted again; I do so hope my former bout with serious anemia is not resurfacing again)!..,

Please do feel most welcome to also visit my little tea parties when you get a moment; I would dearly love to have you enjoy 'a splosh of ROSEY lEE AND SOME TEA CAKES WITH ME ONCE AGAIN MY DEAR Lady'!

Thanks so much for your kind participation in times past and I do hope you'll join me once again..,

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

It's me said...

Yammie yammie.looks very nice and quiet !!

Happy sunny week.....hugs from Ria

CIELO said...

Don't you just love those "me time" moments! I can never have enough! ;) Love your teacups too!


Sue said...

What a delightful setting and what a wonderful treat for yourself! We should take more time to do special things for ourselves. We deserve it! *grin*

Carolyn said...

It looks so lovely-I am glad you enjoyed a restful respite.

Barbara said...

Everthing looks pretty and yummy.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Lovely tea for one, Bella! A delightful respite! Your laces are gorgeous! Please stop by for tea with me; I would love the company. Have a beautiful day.


Atticmag said...

Delicious in every way. Jane F

Martha's Favorites said...

Wow! I wish I was there to join you. Everything looks stunning. Thank you so much for being a part of Tea Cup Tuesday. I promise to do better next week with "Mr. Linky". Blessings, Martha