Feb 7, 2011

Snowdrop Tea and Thee...

It's been quite awhile since
I have shared tea with you...

(click photos to enlarge)

But today is a special day...
?


I set a little spread...


Using my Homer Laughlin "Georgian"  cups...


I brought out extras,
because I would love for you to grab a cup and join me...


I did a little baking...


pink and white sugar cookies
with French pearl dragees...

make a perfect nibble.


No matter how small,
they call it the centerpiece for a reason...

Nothing outshines flowers...

These sweet Snowdrops have sprung up in the garden
but won't open their heads
in the cold...

So I brought a little bundle into the warm house
where they were glad to bloom...



Did you ever look very close at a Snowdrop?
So close to see the tiny upside down green hearts
 on it's inner petals.
Perfect for the season of love...

I may live in the "Rose Cottage"
but Snowdrops are what has brought me full circle today...

Today is my bloggaversary!
One year ago today Cosmo and I made a small post,
that included a bouquet of Snowdrops.
Welcoming everyone to stop by and say hi,
I wondered if anyone would...

You have all been there with open arms!
I never knew how much fun this would be!
Or how much love and support there is
 out the in the bloggisphere!

Everyday you make me smile :-)
Thanks for an amazing year!
I am sending a big warm hug to each of YOU!

................

I will be sharing my tea at

Sandi at The Rose Chintz Cottage

Lady Katerine

Martha

Terri at Artful Affirmations

Wanda Lee

Paperbutterfly

and

Tabletop Tuesday with Marty

Thanks so much for sharing tea with me,

53 comments:

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

the cookies look delicious!!

http://inthehammockvintage.blogspot.com

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Congrats on one fun year Bella! Beautiful setting, I just said to my co-worker today that I want to plant some snow drops this year. Not sure if I'll put them it the yard to cut or in a pot to bring in... gotta think about that. Enjoy:@)

One Cheap B*tch said...

Happy anniversary! I wish I could pull up a chair and join you! But your photos make me feel like I'm already there. =)

Jeanine

Sarah said...

Congratulations on your first year anniversary. I'm so happy that I found your blog this year. You do a beautiful job with everything. These snow drops are lovely. I've never seen any close up. Thanks for sharing. Your cookies are gorgeous. I need to bake some. ~ Sarah

Ann said...

the snow drops are just beautiful....and your cookies look yummy!

Gee said...

Hi Bella,

What a lovely and stunning setting. Luv them so much. Wish Im there with you.

Bloggymom said...

The cookies are so pretty.... the flowers are too.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Bella
Happy anniversary - seems like longer than a year we've been chatting.
I'll join you for tea and will have one of your pretty heart cookies please while we talk about gardening - thanks for sharing your snowdrops.
Hugs,
Judith

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Bella, CONGRATS on your one year anniversary, how exciting!!! Bella your snow drops are absolutely beautiful, and so is your sweet table setting, everything looks so yummy too! I have that same set of dishes and just love them! Hope you have a wonderful week!
Blessings~~~ Daphne

Olga said...

Happy Bloggaversary! I enjoy visiting your blog so much. Thank you for all your beautiful and inspirational posts!
And this little tea party is a wonderful way to celebrate. Everything is just perfect. The cups are gorgeous, the cookies look so yummy, and the little bouquet of snowdrops is so delicate and warms up one's heart.
Congrats again!

Lynn said...

Congratulations on your year anniversary! Your table is just so lovely. Those cookies look too nice to eat. Love the tea cup, so fragil looking. It is all just beautiful.
Blessings

Sheila @ Dodging Raindrops said...

What gorgeous, yummy looking cookies!

Happy anniversary - you are doing amazingly well!

High Heeled Life said...

Happy anniversary my sweet friend... Your first post was just delightful .. loved the photo of Cosmo waiting at the window!! XO HHL

Masha said...

Happy anniversary, Bella! Your blog is so beautiful, and the tea looks delicious. Keep it up!

Linda J. said...

Congratulations on your Bloggaversary! This is a beautiful post!

NanaDiana said...

Happy, Blessed bloggaversary! What a wonder you are, dear Bella. I love coming here to visit. There are a few blogs like yours that just make me feel like my cares drop at the door and I can unwind, take a deep breath, and be myself here...a place of safety and one that is soothing to the senses. Thank you for all that you add to this Blog World! xxoo Diana

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Bella, happy anniversary! What a delightful post. I feel as if I could step right in and grab one of those cookies, though it would be a shame to actually eat them, they are so pretty. So are your dishes and how you put everything together.

God bless,

Kathy

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Happy blogversary to you! I wish I could stop by for a cup of tea, there's nothing like tea and a homemade cookie to lift the spirits on a cold winters day! Your table looks beautiful, and how nice that you can pick flowers - my ground is under 3 or 4 feet of snow! We've been hammered with storms in New England and there's another one, or two on the way! Have a wonderful day!

Mary

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

beautiful photos and beautiful set too! love this Homer! the snowdrops are just sweet and lovely! and the cookies yummy! I love coming here! all look so soothing! thanks for sharing! happy TT
xo

Farah Muzaffar said...

Happy Anniversary Bella... Oh I just saw your first post... it is as beautiful as your now... you are truly beautiful and sweet as your cookies... so tempting to see and I am sure tasty to eat too...

http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
Love
Farah

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Hi Bella, Just luv the heart shaped cookies the look so DELICIOUS! And the snow drops are so precious. Have a good day.............Julian

Cindy said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Congrats on your one year!!! Your blog is beautiful and so inspiring! Keep all your beautiful posts coming...LOVE your sweet table and snowdrops! So sweet!

Leslie said...

Happy Anniversary! You're snowdrops and cookies are magical just as much as you are.. Beautifully delicious!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Happy Bloggaversary (sp?) !!! The snowdrops, cookies, and everything else on the table is breath taking. Too, too pretty! I wish I were there to celebrate with you!

Congratulations :D

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Dear Bella,
What a pretty tea! Your cookies are very pretty and look so sweet with your lovely teacups! Love the snowdrops and they make a perfect centerpiece! Congratulations on your Blog Anniversary! I'm very glad to have 'met' you and I so enjoy coming here to visit you. Enjoy your day and thank you for joining me for tea.

Blessings,
Sandi

Terri said...

Happy Blogaversary! We are so glad you began blogging. Your site is so very pretty and we enjoy your post. This post is super romantic! The tea setting is perfect, and the tea cup is gorgeous! Your cookies are totally delicious looking and really make your tea time extra special.
Thank you so much for sharing tea with us today.
Hugs,
Terri

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Congratulations bella Bella! We have all been so lucky. And what a beautiful celebration you have arranged! Here's to many more beautiful posts! xx

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello Bella,

Congrats on your one yr anniversary! I already have you on my sidebar, and I think I am a follower! lol If I didn't sign up I will. Love your prety blog for some time now. Your cookies look yummy, and the snowdrops so pretty! Wish I could have tea for real with you!

Debbie

Penny said...

Happy Blogaverssary - hopefully you'll be around for many more years.

Tea and snowdrops sound wonderful to me.

Hugs,
Penny

Luna said...

Happy bloggaversary Bella! What a wonderful post to celebrate <3 Keep on posting!

Heirlooms For You said...

Congratulations. Your blog is beautiful. Carol

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Bella,
What a beautiful post today!!

Wishing you a very Happy Blog Anniversary!! I just had my one year anniversary too! What fun this year has been, hasn't it?

Hugs,
Debbie

Marianne said...

Happy Anniversary, Bella! Your tea set is exquisite. So very pretty and inviting with those very pretty cookies. You certainly know how to make one feel welcome.

The snowdrops are perfect. Thank you for coaxing us to focus more closely on something so lovely and tranquil. And what a poignant reminder, "...Solomon in all of his glory was not arrayed more beautifully than these."

Happy days to you,

Marianne

bettyl said...

Happy Bloggaversary!

stefanie said...

oh, hooray!!!!
Happy Blogaversary!!! and many more!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Love all of your gorgeous china and your setting is stunning. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Pamela Gordon said...

Happy Anniversary! I'm your newest follower. Love your pretty anniversary post today with your pretty china and cookies. Blessings, Pamela

Carolyn said...

Hi Bella,
Congratulations! I have certainly enjoyed visiting you over the past year.
I love your tea today and your cookies look so pretty-I may have to copy those!

Take care,
Carolyn

Custom Comforts said...

What a beautiful post and blog!!! I can't believe I haven't been following you for your blog is everything I love and it is all done so beautifully! A big thank you to Cabin and Cottage for showing you off today and congratulations on your first year. I'm almost 6 months old, so I agree with you how wonderful an experience this has been. I'm your newest follower.
Cindy

Brenda Kula said...

Happy Blogoversary, sweet talented girl!
Brenda

Tara said...

I love your cookies! They are so pretty ... and probably very delicious!

Marie Arden said...

Lovely I have never seen snowdrops before. They won't open in the cold? Isn't that odd that they come up in the cold? They sure are delicate and the cookies look so sweet.
Enjoy them.
Marie Arden Pink Living

paperbutterfly said...

Congratulations! Thank you for sharing so much with us the last year! I am looking forward to the next!
Beautiful post today. Loved the post on your chandeliers.
Our snow drops are buried under several inches of snow and won't be seen for a few weeks yet.
Blessings,
Pam

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Such a pretty post...wish I could grow Snow drops, but I think I would first need some snow.(-: Congratulations on your blog-a-versity.

Martha said...

Congratulations on your blogversary! I, too, love snowdrops and pink frosted heart cookies!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Congratulations on your Blog Anniversary. Your posts are always so lovely.

Karen

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Hi :) :) I'm visiting from Sandi over at Rose Chintz Cottage ;) :) Your teacups are lovely. What a beautiful soft lavender color...and I LOVE the surprise floral on the inside rim. That's a beautiful touch :) :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Jo said...

Hey Bella, Happy Bloggaversary!..this one sweet post too. The snowdrops are precious and that is amazing the little green hearts.
Your cookies look yummy.
~Jo
Lazy on Loblolly

Debra@Common Ground said...

Happy Blogaversary! Such a pretty setting for tea. Your cookies look wonderful!!
xo,
Debra

Wanda Lee said...

Hello there sweet lady Bella,

Happy blog-aversary!

What an absolutely delightful post! ~ I just love the delicacy of the soft hues, the snowdrops and the vignettes of this week's fabulous teascape!..,

Thanks for joining us once again for TTTT and also for my 69th, 'Tuesday Tea For Two'!

Come by for a visit and teatime anytime!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

parTea lady said...

Congrats on your one year blog anniversary.

The Homer Laughlin china is beautiful and your Valentine heart sugar cookies sure look pretty.

saltbox treasures said...

Happy anniversary! I thought you had been blogging for years. All of your posts are so beautiful. I must get some Snowdrops; nothing is blooming here yet :)
~ Julie

Musje said...

I love the Homer Laughlin "Georgian cup and the cookies,but the cup is so gorgeous,I tried to find it in the Netherlands,but google does not find it,how sad it is,enjoy youre week,youre blog is amazing,warm greetings from Musje.