Jan 22, 2012

Power Outages and Tea...

When harsh winter weather hits,
when the power is out...

a hot cup of tea
makes it all more civil...


pretty floral dishes,
let your mind drift to the spring days ahead...


something as simple
as a bright cheery tablecloth
can lift your spirits...




flowers...
just let you sigh...


after several long nasty power outages,
we bought a generator...

and we were glad to have it last week...


baking is a favorite luxury,
a generator allows..

and the pay off is two-fold,
everyone likes to gather around a warm oven,
breathing in the sweet scent
and a hot treat is so welcome!

(I think that was three-fold!)


these orange snaps were a new recipe
and pretty tasty:-)


I hope you are staying warm
and snuggly!

Today, I am sharing tea at these lovely parties...
Tea Party Tuesday
and
Sandi's Two Year Tea Time Anniversary

Thanks for stopping by today!

35 comments:

Carolyn said...

Glad you were able to stay warm and enjoy a good cup of tea and warm cookies. I enjoy a storm day once in awhile-so snug and cozy indoors.

Carolyn

BettyJean @ ShabbyTeaParty said...

Cookies hot from the oven are the best! Warms the heart and soul. Love all your pretty china pieces. Warm Hugs,

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

You china is so pretty! And your silver is so shiney! It makes for a beautiful scene. I can just smell those cookies baking! So smart to have a generator!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hot tea and sweet cookies would bring warmth to me on a cold and snowy day.
I love the pattern of your silverware Bella.
Stay warm
Judith

Gayle said...

We just got power back Bella, how I envy your generator! We endured and now I am so thankful to live in a time when we have power!

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful photos and china, Bella. The purchase of a generator is a wise thing and you've already used it. A reason to be thankful. Have a blessed week (with power!). Pamela

Julie Marie said...

Hi Bella... sounds like you are safe and warm and cozy... love all your pretty china, and those cookies look delish!... we have been having cold snowy weather too... your tea and cookies would be nice right about now... xoxo Julie Marie

NanaDiana said...

We have an ice storm going on here as we speak. They are warning everyone to stay off the roads/highways. UGH. I pray that we don't lose power...no generator here!

Your blog is always a breath of fresh air and sunshine for me, Bella. xo Diana

jeanetteann said...

Bella,your rose patterned tea is lovely. Those biscuits look good enough to eat too.
xx jeanetteann

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

OMG, I know I say it every time I visit here, your photos are soooooo gorgeous! I love your sweet dishes mixed with the beautiful silver... and the cookies look really yummy. Hope you get some warmer weather soon, it's been in the 70's here in Texas. I'm wishing for cooler weather here. Hope you have a wonderful week!
Hugs~~~ Daphne

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Bella,
Your post is lovely and tea and cookies is a welcome treat in my home anytime. When the weather outside is frightful, even more so.
Your tea things are lovely and the pattern of your silverware; gorgeous!

Blessigs,
Sandi

Jennelise said...

Beautiful photos Bella! I love your little teacup! I am already getting tired of winter - we've had a couple weeks of extremely cold temperatures. I could use some spring! - or a cup of tea :) Take care!
Jennelise

Rowan said...

Your china is so pretty and summery looking. The orange snaps look really good too.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Lovely post--you are so right how surrounding yourself with pretty things has its way of making everything alright!

EllenaElizabeth said...

A beautiful tea cup and saucer and orange snap biscuits...so lovely.
Thanks for becoming my latest follower and for leaving me a comment.

Susie said...

I loved your little tea setting. So sweet. Stay warm and safe. Smiles to you,Susie(She Junks)

Nancy said...

Nothing like tea on a cold winter day. Your little tea setting is so adorable and the cookies look so yummy!
Wishing you a good week,
Nancy @ Two Cottages And Tea

Liz said...

It is so true! Thank goodness for tea and pretty dishes! :)

Stay warm!

~Liz

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

could this be any more relaxing to visit here? Your photos just calm and soothe and even though you have had power issues your post warms the heart. The china you display is stunning - love it all..........

Judi said...

Hi Bella
Yes I think that was three fold....nice warm and yummy thoughts of tea and cookies from such sweet cups...roses and pretties.
We are having a Marchlike week they say. We had rain today and the rest of the week will be milder also. The snow is just about gone but we've barely had any.
have a wonderful evening
Judi

Terri said...

Over the top gorgeous! Wow, this is such a beautiful and romantic post! I love your delicate and beautiful china and delicious tea!
Hugs,
Terri

Charlotte said...

Bella your tea table is set so lovely for tea today, no one would guess you've been having power outages with this beautiful post so well done. I think this is my first time to your blog and I'm glad I found my way here. It is quite lovely.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Cindy said...

The days of power outages are fresh in my mind. We have at least one per winter in on Prince Edward Island and yes, we should have a generator as well. I hesitate though, because without a generator we got the chance to sit around and play scrabble and other games. I love your tea table and tea cup, orange snaps, I can imagine the attention at the warm oven. Thanks for sharing Hugs, Cindy

Snap said...

Beautiful *sweet* post. Orange snaps!!!! Yum! Beautiful, dainty tea cup. Stay warm and cozy! Happy Tea Day!

Texas Tea Party said...

Wonderful Ideas for a power outage. My husband keeps saying we need a generator! The photos of your pink rose china is so lovely. The orange snaps and a warm oven makes everything better! Thanks for sharing. Happy Tea Party! Pam

Pat's Pink Apron said...

What a beautiful tea! Keep warm! Love your tea cup and Happy Tea Time Tuesday!
Pat

Bookie said...

Such a delicate looking cookie/biscuit jar! Cookies look good too!

Johanna said...

Hi Bella,
your tea setting is really "Bellissimo". Love the dainty colors and the cookies look like a gorgeous addition to the tea. Thank you so much for sharing this sweet delight.
Best greetings, Johanna

Ann said...

We got a new generator several month ago, also, but fortunately haven't had to use it. Our winter has been a little less severe this year, so far. But it's always good to be prepared! I agree with what you said..."a hot cup of tea makes it all more civil."
Grace to you, Ann

Candylei said...

Your dishes are lovely! I just read your last post about all of the ice! Did you lose any trees in your yard? Keep warm!!

Jeanne said...

A beautiful tea party with beautiful dishes. Now, I want a cup of tea and one of those cookies. smile.
Hugs, Jeanne

Evi said...

it looks like a beautiful tea time setting, and the cookies look delicious!
Oh, generators are a miracle! Would never want to be without one!!!!!!!!!!Not in the North-East. We have been spared this winter...so far.
Have a nice cup of tea.
Blessings, Evi

Mariette said...

Dearest Bella,

Wow, when the power is out your wite... That would mean I even couldn't make a cup of tea! Do you have gas for cooking and for heating than? Hope so otherwise it makes life really harsh in mid-winter.
Stay warm and cozy and let those delicate teacups and your pretty settings always sooth the harshness of winter.

Love to you,

Mariette

Sweetladyelaine said...

Beautiful! I love all the pink! Power outages are never fun but you made the most of it! Congrats!
Blessings My Friend,

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