Aug 16, 2010

Tea for Pansys...

It is time again for tea :-)

(click photos to enlarge)

I was going to save my Pansy Tea cup
for a spring tea,,,

But it is so hot today....

Much too hot for pansies,
so I have rescued them and me from the heat
and we have taken refuge in the parlor...

on my favorite little table by the window...

I love a pretty bottom mark...

I used my little white tea pot,
It is becoming a reliable favorite :-)

I will be making green tea....

Cold grapes are refreshing...

I have tucked sprigs of mint about,
the fresh scent just feels cool...

Since I am house bound..
a little photo play was a fun diversion :-)

Looks like Autumn is on my mind!

It is time for tea all over blogland!
Come join the parties...

Sandi at The Rose Chintz Cottage

Lady Katerine


Terri at Artful Affirmations

Wanda Lee


Thanks for stopping by...


Terri said...

Beautiful post about pansies and teacups!
I love your lovely cup and saucer. Such pretty flowers and colors. I know what you mean about heat. Here it has been in the high 90's for ages. So glad you rescued your pretty flowers!

Mariette said...

Dearest Bella,

Lovely corner for an intimate tea at the little table! The pansies are unreal; so big and smiling faces they show. Pretty pair with the mint and that scent is soothing! Do you know that by pouring boiling water over freshly plucked mint, you make a delicious mint tea? I learned that from Turkish friends... Very special tea; specialty!

Enjoy your pretty linens and china and dream away between each sip.

Sunny greetings from Georgia/USA


Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hi Bella :) What a simply sweet teacup, and I love your sweet little white teapot; I can see how it would be a favorite :) Today was the first day we didn't have to have the Central Air on!!! It was so nice to open up the doors and windows and let the fresh (and much cooler) air into the house! I did spend quite a bit of time outdoors digging up Peonies and transplanting them here at our house. I'm looking forward to next spring and hopefully will have lots of pretty blooms :)

Happy Tea Tuesday!!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Angela said...

Lovely post! makes you feel all girly!!

A Garden of Threads said...

Lovely teacup, hope the teas went well. Take care.

High Heeled Life said...

It is so wonderful to come along on your tea! HHL

Olga said...

Bella, your pansy themed tea setting is so beautiful. The teacup is adorable and the pansies your rescued made a lovely bouquet. Great photos!

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

DELIGHTFUL...delightful...and even more delightful...what a sweet treat these images are.
OH so love your little white is old ?


debi said...

Bella, your pansy tea party is so pretty! Beautiful photos!

Hélène Glehen said...

Those pansies perfectly match the teacup. I like the hues of the pansies.

Kleines Rosenhaus said...

Hallo Bella
Wir haben Dauerregen hier und es ist kalt. Es scheint, dass der Herbst schon Einzug hält, also Zeit für einen gemütlichen Tee. Ich wünsche dir einen schönen Tag.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

So pretty! I can't believe you still have pansies in August! We'll be planting them again in a month or so, then they'll fade and come back on their own in very early spring-enjoy!

Susan said...

Good morning Bella,

What a lovely tea setting and a perfect spot for enjoying it. Your pansy cup and saucer are so pretty. I'm a big fan of pansies. The fresh picked ones you used in the vase are just precious. I love their little faces.

I hope you have a beautiful day,

A Hopeful Heart said...

What a lovely tea table you've set. Pansies are SO sweet. I love your bouquet and your teacup. And that white teapot is beautiful.

Hope you have a lovely Tea Tuesday.


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Miss Bella,
I just love your sweet bouquet of pansies. I still have tons of them in my garden. I love pansies and I think they are similar to daisies with their cute flower faces; very friendly little flowers! Your teacup is pretty as well. I love your little white teapot! What a cutie it is! Who wouldn't want to take tea from that friendly yet regal little pot? Your tea post is simply lovely and I thank you for sharing it with us. Thank you also for joining me for tea today. Have a beautiful day, my friend.


Dawn said...

Hello Bella,

I am always reminded of Alice in Wonderland when I see Pansies and your look stunning with the cup you have chosen, what a match!

I am so sorry to hear your house bound is this recent? I know how this can be. but at least the sun is shning where you are. And how can it not such a lovely lady with lovely photos and words to share

Love Dawn xx

Snap said...

I love pansies ... such a pretty cup and saucer. Stay cool!

Kathleen Ellis said...

What a lovely setting to enjoy away from the heat! I love pansies...and your cup is beautiful! Your little teapot is, too!
It's almost time for me to plant some pansies for the a few weeks...
Have a beautiful day~
;-D Kathleen

Msartist said...

So beautiful! I love all things purple and the pansies are lovely! Your tea cup is quite pretty! Pansy cups were my grandmas favorites and I always am partial to them! Happy Tea Tuesday! Do drop by for a little visit and there is still time to enter my giveaway!
All my best, Msartist Sew Crafty~ Theresa

parTea lady said...

What a lovely teacup - such pretty pansies and elegant shape. I really like your white teapot too. It has so much nice texture, that it doesn't need any other embellishment.

xinex said...

Beautiful tea pot and pansies! Love the blog!...Christine

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Bella
I love your pansy tea cup...pansies are charming flowers and every year I plant them in my garden,I love their colors
Your photographs really beautiful

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh dear Bella, your tea cup is gorgeous! Really love the lovely flowers, I just love purple pansies!


Victorian1885 said...

What a lovely tea cup & saucer! I love pansies almost as much as I love roses! Great post Bella!


Carolyn said...

I love the cup and saucer and the pansy bouquet goes so well with it. I hope it cools off for you soon!


Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Bella
I'm so late for tea today maybe I should just invite myself for breakfast? :-)
The pansies are so sweet in shades of lavender. I like the lid on your white teapot too, so different from what they usually are.
Stay cool my friend.

Laura's Rose Garden said...

Hello Bella!
I love your violet cup and saucer! Green tea and cold grapes sounds like a lovely treat!
Hugs, Laura

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a beautiful pansy tea cup! Pansies are so beautiful and I think they have sweet little faces! I love the way you tucked in a pansy with mint! Gorgeous vase bouquet!


Wanda Lee said...

Dearest Bella,

This is just so exceptionally pretty and 'tea-lightful'!..,

I love all of your exquisite details with the Pansy themed tea table that you set so very beautifully with your teapots,teacups and lovely tea accoutrements for this week's tea party!.., Just lovely!

Thanks so much for partaking with our little corner of, 'Tuesday And Wednesday Teatime In Blogland' once more dear lady!

Next week will be my 45th,'Tuesday Tea For Two' as well as Pam and I will host our 17th, 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday'; where does the time go?!.., Hope to see then as well; we always love having you join us!

Thanks so much and have a marvelous and blessed week dear Bella!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I just love the pansy tea cup. It is so cute. Thank you so much for sharing this beauty with us. Sorry I am so late. I am sure glad I got to see this. Blessings, Martha

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I just love pansies. They have such sweet little faces. Your teacup is quite elegant and the hues are beautiful. Some summer days are so warm that we must stay indoors and not let ourselves wilt...or the pansies! Very pretty.

paperbutterfly said...

I was so pleased that you took the time to share “tea” with us this week. Your cool mauves and purlpes were perfect for a hot day.
I look forward to seeing next Tuesday.

Blessings, Pam