Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tulips and Tea by the fire on a gloomy day

Tulips and tea by the fire on a chilly grey day -- the warmth of your friendship makes my day
Tulips and cake and French tea these always cheer me!

Come sit by the fire and relax

It was so gloomy I lit votives. Pink sugar and Marie Antoinette tea from Laduree

My treasured silver heart tea ball from a long ago trip to London.

One of my old silver tea strainers that I collect. This one is so delicate

Pink scalloped edge napkins are so fun used with a white linen table runner

Almost all ready--ooh where is the sweet treat?

My teapot is full of French tea so soothing on a chilly day

Chocolate cake and good company always brighten any day!

Thanks Susan for hosting Tablescape Thursday please visit her link to see other tables:
Friday I am linking with My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday

We are having some grey, gloomy days lately. The winter grey days make most of us a bit gloomy or depressed. What better way to cheer yourself and others than by having a lovely sweet tea by the fire?

My tea set is one of the first things I bought when we married. It is all hand painted and had all those soft colors I love. It has served me well for over 30 years. The dessert plates I found later but they are an almost match!

Tulips always make me think there is hope for sun again and that spring will be here soon.

I put the tea things on my papier mache coffee table. I bought it in Savannah years ago. I love having tea by the fire especially with friends dear blog reader so join me and

Have a Pink day!


  1. Oh, Marie, how elegant ... I'm on my way over! What a chat we'd have ...

    We are in the middle of a blizzard today ...

    Have a beautiful day ~
    TTFN ~

  2. What a lovely idea ..we are snow covered here .. I made a pot of Marie Antoinette tea from Laduree earlier today (no pink sugar though..).. I save for a special treat (when I sipp and enjoy I'm transported back to our time in Paris last year)...I'm hoping my bestie from France goes back soon so I can put an order in...xo HHL



  4. Your teapot!!! Is it RoseLinda by Haviland?
    That's my very special heirloom china and it sure looks like it. I noticed Nicholas Kniel's tree on your sidebar. He's a friend of mine and I just adore his shop. It's better than chocolate to put a smile on my face.
    Linda @ A Toile Tale

  5. Absolutely lovely!!!!
    Enjoyed seeing your post.

    Glad I stopped by,
    d from homehaven

  6. It looks like something from an elegant magazine. Beautiful and tres chic!

  7. I Love the subtle softness of your tea! It's exactly the shade of pink I Love! Your whole setting is perfect! Is your tea set Limoges/Haviland? It is GORGEOUS! Thank you SO Much for sharing...I am your newest FOLLOWER and I hope you will FOLLOW ME TOO if you like?
    Hugs, Donna

  8. Hi, Marie! I love your limoge and the whole tablescape. Gorgeous tulips and sweet linens with the hint of pink. I also love your flatware which is stunning. Such a pretty place to enjoy tea, and seeing that chocolate cake makes me want a slice! I did my French limgoge last week, and this week I moved to Target. A slight contrast. ;-)

    Peonies are my favorite flower, too, and I love pink.

    Happy Tablescape Thursday...


    Sheila :-)

  9. Marie, Thanks for inviting me for tea. Love the pink tulips and chocolate cake. Do I spy Love Disarmed silver? I have a few old pieces with the gilt bowls on the spoons. My husband brings me treats from Laduree as he is in Paris on business a couple times a month. Very beautiful blog. And, thanks for visiting me and leaving such nice comments. I enjoyed my stay for tea in your beautiful home. Summer for Swede Collection

  10. Yes silver flatware is Love Disarmed. I am always on lookout for it. Hard to find.

  11. This is a very pretty table scape! I would like to invite you to link this up to my new link party, Masterpiece Monday, at Boogieboard Cottage. The link will be up all week. Take care, Mary :O)

  12. hi lovely lady. your table capes by the fire is so lovely !!! I'm your newest follower ~~~I hope you have a Great Evening.

  13. What a beautiful tea setting. That's one of the prettiest teapots, and since it's full of French tea that makes it even nicer. Thanks for a lovely tea by the fire. The chocolate was delicious! ~ Sarah

  14. Hello Marie,
    This is beautiful, what a cozy tea! Those pink tulips just pop and holler happy spring :-)) I love your teapot and it's ruffled top, divine!!
    I am your newest follower and look forward to future visits:-)

  15. Bonjour Marie,

    Your really had set the very pretty settings. I love the teapot & your flatwares, the most.

    Have a blessed w/end.

  16. It looks beautiful. I bought some red tulips last week and enjoyed them tremendously until, they faded and perished! I want some of that chocolate cake! Happy Pink and have a great weekend.

  17. If Marydon gets there first, can you set another place? I'm on my way, too! Just beautiful. I think that I have the same dotted linens in the blue. Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay

  18. wow! elegant and beautiful table setting! love your china! soooo beautiful!

  19. Hello there lovely lady!

    I am most delighted that you would like to link up to this Tuesday's Tea's!.., My, what a lovely, lovely post.., I'm in tea party heaven!

    I absolutely adore your pretty, pink themed blog by the way!

    I shall be most happy and honored to link you up myself just as soon as I'm ready on Monday evening my dear lady!.., ( I have linked you up to last week's tea also, because if folks should happen by in the meantime, I so want them all to see your beautiful, pink tulip, beautiful china and teatime vignette by the fireside)!..,

    Thanks so much for so diligently endeavoring to join in with us; we shall prevail! ~ No worries!

    Have a marvelous week!

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee
    @ also..,

  20. Such an elegant post. We all need a cozy tea by the fire on these cold winter nights. Thanks for sharing your lovely tea. ~~Sherry~~

  21. This is the perfect place to be on a gloomy day. Looks cozy and yummy!
    So glad you dropped by. Hope to see more of you and your pretties in the near future!

  22. Hello Marie,
    such a sweet and charming tea table. Isn't the flatware ALvin's Bridal Rose? Just perfect for the Royal wedding tea! Love it.
    Greetings, Johanna

  23. I am crazy for the heart tea infuser! Very sweet!

  24. What a gorgeous tea setting. So cozy and inviting. I would love to share a cup of tea by your fireside.


  25. Oh my goodness I am overcome with all of the loveliness! The fireside setting is just spectacular.

    Your sweet paper mache table is just gorgeous!

    I adore your china and silverware.

    From the bottom of my heart, thank you SO very much for linking up.

  26. A very pretty and cozy setting! The cake looks amazing too:@)

  27. How pretty your tea is, Marie! I love a tea in front of the fire!


  28. A lovely tea setting and so nice to be in front of the fire -- the best place for tea on a cold day, actually! Love your tea ball!

  29. The tulips are amazing! It is so perfect for this time of year.

  30. What a beautiful tea setting. Everything is perfect!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)


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