Jan 20, 2014

Sugared Lilacs and Tea...

 
 


January is a month for organization...
 
I have been cleaning out the kitchen cupboards,
finding lost treasures
among the junk...
 


that is how I found these,
Sugared Lilac Blooms
I made last summer...
 
I was trying to sugar preserve Violets,
when I made a small batch of these...
 
the Violets,
didn't work so well...
 
I moved on,
and these Small Treasures
were forgotten...
 

 
 
a true Taste of Summer
on a Winters Day...
 



for a little Celebration...
 
I brought out a tiny
Demitasse Teacup...
 




a sweet little teapot...
 


 
the little cakes
are so sweet...
 
I skipped cubes
and filled the sugar dish with blooms...
 


 
the frilliest frills...
 




 
 
 Happy Monday!
I hope you have found small treasures
 in your day too...
 
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37 comments:

Pamela Gordon said...

This is so pretty and romantic. I love the sweet flowers and pretty china.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Bella, this is such a sweet post. Those sugared posies are so pretty and that teapot is simply adorable! Pretty teacup too. Thank you for sharing and coming to tea.

Blessings,
Sandi

Terri said...

Hello Bella,
Mmmmmm, those look like delicious little bites! The sugared lilacs look amazing, do they have a unique flavor?
Your sweet little demitasse tea cup is lovely and perfect to hold one of your little treats.
Hugs,
Terri

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Just darling! A perfect little fairy tea! Frilly is the word. One of your special-teas. *smile* xx

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

How utterly charming. They look so sweet with the tea set and roses.
I once or maybe 3 times tried crystalising violets but every time I dipped them into the sugar after painting on the egg white,I ended up with a sticky mess and the violets all closed up in a clump.Must be a better way. Love your table cloth too. x

Art and Sand said...

The sweet lace napkin and the handle on the demitasse cup are absolutely gorgeous.

Janneke said...

This is more then beautiful, a feast for the eyes. The tablecloth, the frilly frills, the teacups, teapot, sweet cakes with sugared lilacs and flowers make together the most romantic pictures ever seen.

Matilda said...

Buenos días ,contemplando tus maravillosas entradas, he de decirte que tienes un gusto exquisito para hacer las fotos, esa claridad los colores y las formas en que pones todo para realizar tu trabajo, un trabajo que tiene un fin maravilloso, extraordinario ,me encanta todo lo que pones ,la delicadeza es algo que predomina en tus fotografías la luz tan limpia y clara , desprenden tranquilidad y alegría .felicidades ,besos y feliz semana.

Alessandra said...

Bella, your posts are always so romantic and sweet! I just adore your your tea cup and the sugared posies are marvellous
Kisses
Alessandra

Carolyn said...

Delightful!!!

have a good week.
Carolyn

amorporlovintage said...

ohhhh que bonito lo que encontraste , me encanta la pequeña tetera , y las tazas , todo es precioso, besos. ( uso el traductor de google para leerte es fantastic )

Snap said...

what a beautiful teascape! so simple and elegant. beautiful white with just a little pop of color. Wonderful! Happy Tea Day!

BrocanteuseRose said...

I feel like I am peeking in on a fairy tea party. So charming.

Amy Jo said...

Sugared Lilacs sound so wonderful! Your tea looks beautiful... It makes me want to make one for myself today.

Blessings,
Amy Jo

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Bella: Everything looks stunning. I too have found tea cups I forgot I had, while cleaning. Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Martha

Junkchiccottage said...

So romantic and pretty. Gorgeous pictures as always Bella.
Kris

Haworth said...

What beautiful teacakes, Bella! They would certainly brighten any winter's day. And what a wonderful discovery those sugared lilacs are. I love finding things I'd either forgotten about or thought I'd misplaced. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

organicgardendreams said...

Hi Bella, what a sweet post! I really enjoyed looking at your beautiful photos. You have such a talent for styling things! Just great! I am in love with your white little teapot. It must be fun to treat yourself to a winter tea using it and all the other beautiful tea china that you own. Your sugar preserved lilac flowers are true eye candy. Everything is just so lovely! Have a nice rest of the day!
Christina

Bernideen said...

Beautiful photos as always and lovely sweet table!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Magical! :)

Jann Olson said...

Bella, you always have the most gorgeous flowers! Not to mention your amazing photography. Love the little sugared blossoms and gorgeous china.
hugs,
Jann

Shabby chic Sandy said...

What a beautiful post as always! You are right--January is perfect for organizing...I so need to get to it. The weather is starting to warm a tiny bit and I have so much "organizing" to do in the yard. Your pretty flowers inspire me!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Bella, your pictures are stunning - so so lovely. I can't wait for the garden to come alive again- isn't it special and fun to use real flowers at tea time?

Rowan said...

What lovely summery photos - they really brighten up a grey winter's day.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Gorgeous photos!

Susan Clayton said...

What a sweet post! The sugared lilac kept beautifully. A reward for doing the organizing. It is always a joy to visit you.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Absolutely gorgeous and incredible post.

Paula

Patty Rumaker said...

Your photographs are so lovely - I love it all. I am your newest follower on GFC. Gorgeous!
Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

Marilyn said...

Very pretty tea table with surprises of sugared lilacs. Delightful!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Oh Bella! Your sweets, flowers and dishes are so pretty and your photos are amazing! Such a pleasure having you share at AMAZE ME MONDAY...
Blessings,
Cindy

Jann Olson said...

Bella, I wanted to thank you so very much for sharing your lovely post with SYC. Hope to see you often!
hugs,
Jann

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Bella - what a truly sweet find! I do that too -cleaning does show us where missing treasures have been! Gorgeous post and photos! I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
Kathy

Rose L said...

Lavender lemonade would look so lovely with those sweet little delicacies.

lala said...

How lovely to discover sweet sugared lilacs. I will definitely try this come spring. Your whole table setting is absolutely gorgeous. Your photos are wonderful, and I love the large format - wish more blogs would use larger pics. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful tea.

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

Oh, Bella this is just charming! What a sweet find for a winter's day.
Sherry

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

What a sweet little tea party!

Christina Paul said...

How lovely- and what a perfectly dreamy table! visiting from Charm of Home