Aug 2, 2010

Sweet Pea Tea...

It's Tuesday :-)

(click photos to enlarge)

Time for tea and good company...

I am using my new embroidered tablecloth,
I love the so so delicate lace edge...

Tonight I am using a demitasse cup..
I have a small collection
if you would like to see them click here

This one is Victorian Rose by Paragon,
I love it when the mark is so lovely...

This is my new vintage small white teapot,
perfect with the mini cup :-)

The cookie should also be delicate,
so lady fingers it is...

Yes there is only one cup...

My companion tonight is the new Victoria Bliss
special publication
Rooms of Bliss...

For the last few months it's been all about the garden...
fall is just a hop away,
it feels like time to turn my day dreaming inside
and dream about the house itself...

Cottage Style feels right...

A bouquet of wild Sweet Peas...

In a simple vintage Milk of Magnesia bottle,
the softest shade of blue...

After my hunt for a Perfect Blue Mason Jar
I am now obsessed with blue glass bottles!

Thanks for sharing Tea with me!
Now go join in the fun all around blogland!


Kathy at A Delightsome Life

Sandi at The Rose Chintz Cottage

Lady Katerine

Martha for

Wanda Lee


Thanks for visiting with me today!


Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hi Bella, such a lovely and quiet little spot to have a cup of tea, and your tablecloth you've chosen to use is just gorgeous! Your Demitasse cup is simply adorable, and the white teapot is perfect. Aren't you just loving that new magazine! I find myself constantly going thru the pages :) I actually saw some pretty soft blue Mason jars at my local antique mall; now I think I should go back and perhaps purchase one :) Enjoyed my visit with you, as I always do. Have a wonderful week!

Happy "Tea" Tuesday!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

DesigningLadyJane said...

Thank you for having us to tea. Everything was so lovely, and how delish to sip a cup, nibble some lady fingers, and skim through the latest design magazine for inspiration.

Mariette said...

Dearest Bella,

Oh, that tablecloth; it's a dream! Love the way you left rose petals on it and even layered the lady fingers with romantic rose petals. You are a romantic dreamer and far more a creative thinker! Loved this tea with you and the perfect china.

Sunny greetings from Georgia/USA


Cabin and Cottage said...

Yes! It's nice to be inside with your so lovely embroidered cloth and lace curtains! Blue bottles really are so pretty, and I haven't seen any other than the mason jars that I've noticed. I love sweet peas. My neighbor around the corner has some that are well established and doing just fine. I thought they were a spring thing--but what do I know! Lovely! Jacqueline

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Bella...

My friend, I just seen your post come up and that lovely photo of your tea table...drew me in! Hehe! You had me with that gorgeous tea cloth!'s truly beautiful...I not only love that luscious lace but ohhh, those beautiful embroidered pink flowers are just exquisite!!! I really enjoyed your beautiful tea, my friend! Pretty teacup...and that lovely bouquet of sweet peas!!! I think I nearly caught a wiff of them! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely tea with us was such a treat!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Kathy said...

Hello Bella,
Once again I am delighted to visit you and to see such a lovely tea setting. That table cloth is exquisite - just love the detail and the lace edging! Your tea set is a perfect companion. The most perfect is your new Victoria book! Just love being able to sit and enjoy the delights presented by Victoria!
Thank you so much for joining me this week!
God Bless,

Melissa said...

Your tablecoth is absolutely gorgeous!!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Bella,
What an exquisite little teapot; very sweet! And your demitasse is lovely too. Beautiful tablecloth and I like your chairs too! A lovely tea post; thanks for sharing! Have a lovely week.


Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: What a lovely post. Your tea cup is beautiful and your choice of reading is also delightful. I have read that magazine, it is amazing how so things never go out of style. Thank you for sharing all your beautiful treasures. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

Hello dear!
Lovely table setting, as usual!!
I particularly love sweet peas...I planted 2 plants in my garden, they made flowers but nothing so exceptional...guess they will do better next year..
Have a nice day.
Your italian friend Fra

meemsnyc said...

Your tea table setting looks amazing! So pretty!

Wanda Lee said...

Oooh my!~I am truly in 'teatime heaven'!

What a fabulous and darling assemblage of delightful pictures and fab vignettes of lovely tea themed pictures; it's just too hard to choose a favorite!.., I adore them all!..,

I especially love the softly hued, rosey motif fabric!

Thanks so much for sharing!

I also want to most warmly thank you for visiting our little corner of 'Tuesday And Wednesday Teatime In Blogland'..,(I do apologize sincerely for not being able to visit in a while, whereas I am so exceedingly busy and tired these days. ~ Yet I always love to visit you when I'm able, I assure you, as I am delighted to do now)!.., Your 'tea-lightful' pictures are just lovely as always!

Thanks for visiting our little shared meme that I am delighted to share with my dear friend Pam @ http://breathoffresh

..,and also my little bit @ for our 14th, 'Teapots And Tea Things Tuesday'!~ (This week's theme is all about cherry deserts and tea ~ yum)!..,

~Last but not least, thanks for also partaking this week with my 42nd, 'Tuesday Tea For Two' blog tea party and the 33rd, 'Wednesday Tea For Me and Thee' @

We simply love having you join in the teatime fun!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

Gee said...

Love your tablecloth and of course that paragon teacup. I like that kind of design. Sweet pink in colour. Thanks for sharing.

Regina said...

hi bella,
loveley tablecloth...
oh and your teacup is so looking perfect to that pretty tablecloth.and your sweet peas looks wonderful in this bottle.i love it.
sometimes can i buy the wonderful victorian
magazine ,here in my country, i love that magazine very.
have a nice time,

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Hi Bella- You have a very pretty blog. Your
tablecoth is beautiful and I love how you set up your pictures. Very nice.
Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you will come back soon.
Thank you.

High Heeled Life said...

Your table cloth is beautiful and that tea caup so darling... I'm looking to autumn, as well...HHL

Debbie said...

LOVE your intimate tea table setting Bella. So pretty. Everything is perfect for a relaxing cup of tea, and looking through a beautiful magazine. Enjoy.

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

Beautiful post ... the tablecloth is very pretty.

Dawn said...

What lovely sweet peas ;0) I also have a MM bottle but it's nothing like yours more of a dark blue and quite small bit lovely all the same. Lovely china as always and very pretty & Delicate Table cloth

Love Dawn xx

Patricia Torres said...

so gorgeous... The table cloth is the prettiest I've ever seen... :-)

Maria said...

Charming and lovely, what beautiful vignettes you've created, something right out of Victoria! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Bella
Couldn't even post my tea with the internet problems and we're not solved yet. So, I'm just visiting when the service is working.:-)

The tablecloth matches your chair covering very nicely. The magazine looks interesting, wonder if we can get it here?

Bookie said...

Lovely post. I am drawn to the white pot of course...looks old, very interesting.

Snap said...

Love the beautiful embroidery. Tea for one with a Victoria publication sounds perfect to me!

Werna Gail said...

What a lovely little Victorian rose cup, and the linens are beautiful. I looked back at your other little cups and I could not believe my eyes, I have the same little square creamer that you have. How are you coming with the painting? It has been seven years since we moved here and I painted every room, I'm about due for some more changes, I love to paint.

Maleviks Rosenträdgård said...

So Lovely
Me Like :)

Sherry said...

How wonderful your little tea is! I love the tea cup and tea pot. I picked up that Victoria publication too. It is so relaxing to sit and take a look at. Thanks for stopping by.

Miss Jean said...

Simply lovely tablecloth! I really like the idea of dressing up the table just for yourself and having tea. If you don't pamper yourself, who will!?

Appleshoe said...

Your table is so restful to look at and your table cloth is lovely. I'm still giggling, did you intend the pun that you demitasse collection is 'small'? *Smiles* Take care.

Carolyn said...

Hi Bella,
Another lovely tea! The tablecloth is so pretty and the teacup too.
I bought that magazine too-it is lovely.


Bernideen said...

Wasn't that the tablecloth on the clothesline - so beautiful!!!

Princesa Nadie said...

Sharing a tea with you has been a pleasure
I love your tea cup and your tablecloth...really sweet and delicate

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a beautiful tea setting!!

And such a gorgeous tablecloth!!

Simply stunning!!


Heaven's Walk - said...

Bella ~ What a beautiful tea setting....just beautiful. I can just imagine you sitting there with your in your quiet time, appreciating your pretty surroundings, and feeling very blessed for it all. Peace to you, friend.

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

maría cecilia said...

so, sooooo lovely!!!!!

parTea lady said...

Your tea table setting and your teacup is beautiful. Also, that is one of the most gorgeous embroidered tablecloths I've seen.

paperbutterfly said...

Perfect place to enjoy the new Victoria. I purchased mine recently and think it is divivne. So many creative ideas, don't you think.
So glad you had the time to share with all of the tea ladies this week. They will be very happy you came for tea. The tablecloth is incredible, especilly the lace edging.
You are always welcome for tea.
Blessings, Pam

Wanda Lee said...

Aaah, so very lovely as always!~ Just exquisite 'photo stylings', with the lace, the embroidery, the flowers, teacups and silver!

Thanks so much for sharing these absolutely beautiful lovelies with us!

Please know that I always love having you visit and partake with our little of corner of blogland as well my dear lady!.., Thanks for visiting!

It's very soon that time of the week once more for, 'Tuesday And Wednesday Teatime In Blogland'!..,

You are most warmly invited to attend and also to partake with our little teatime delights for my 43rd,'Tuesday Tea for Two' as well as for my 34th, Wednesday Tea For Me And Thee' weekly blog teaparties held @

..,Last but not least in our little 'suite of tea party offerings' is the delightful, 15th, 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday' shared blog tea party meme that I share with my dear friend Pam @

~The other 1/2 of the 15th, 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday' meme is my other meme, held also @ blog..,

As I am fond of saying; you can never have too many tea parties in blogland!..,

Hope to see you there!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee