Tuesday, 11 September 2007



I really love a great Tea party but sometimes I just like to set up a nice little Tea Party just for me.
Today it’s cold and wet – where has that gorgeous Spring weather gone!
Soo…. today it is one of those days that you just want to sit back with a cup of tea and read a good book.
Out comes my favourite green cup filled with calming chamomile tea.
Some yummy Chocolate Coated Finger Biscuits on my plate ~ oh I’m in heaven.
My rose scented candles are lit ~ smells soo.... sweet.
Just for an hour ~ I’m sure that’s all ~ reading for a whole hour – all alone.
Oh yeh ~ I am in heaven.
I am just picking up my book…….

I love the Lily of the Valley on this cup and my little green anodised teapot is perfect when making tea ~ just for me


Deb said...

What a nice way to spend a rainy day....a good book and a good cup of tea!

Thanks for stopping by Cozy Cottage today and sharing a cup of tea with us too. :)

Best regards,

12 Days of Christmas Swap said...

What a lovely idea to use your very own special cup - Lilly Of The Valley always reminds me of my beloved Nana, as she used to have the proper shrub and obviously the cold Dunedin climate must have suited, as it was always a mass of heavenly perfumed flowers.
My felted hats are from a pattern -would you like it??

blessings said...

Oh, how lovely! And that cup and saucer are divine. Thanks for the beautiful pictures. Blessings.. Polly

Sharon said...

Lovely setting. The Lily of the Valley cup is a treasure for sure.

Lori said...

Alison, I have had the two busiest weeks and you idea sounded splendid! I will do the same within the next day and will know how much to thank you for the idea! Later, Lori

Meadow Street said...

I have a tea cup with lilies on it too from my Nana. I like the candles, very pretty.

Katrina Chambers said...

Chocolate coated fingers?? I could eat them for breakfast!!
Have a great day,
Katrina :)

Susan Tuttle said...

Delightful, relaxing---what a special gift to give yourself! The teacup is so unique and very pretty!

I love those rose candles--just looking at the photo is relaxing me.

Thanks so much for sharing your story on how you balance life, art, sleep...I greatly appreciate it!


Natasha Burns said...

Alison I adore that cup. It is just so beautiful!! The best shade of green ever!!! I can feel how relaxed you are, I hope you got that hour of reading done!

Unknown said...

What a pretty tea setting! Love it! Thank you for your sweet comments. I had fun sipping tea with you. :) And will be back again soon!
My best to you!
Janet Bernasconi
Janet's Creative Pillows

Joyce at Salisburys Corner said...

mmm loving all your tea party pics, gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Oh what a lovely idea! I think I will have a personal tea party as well! Love it!

Anonymous said...

Your tea looks wonderful on your rainy day. The teacup is so unusual.

Scrappy Moments said...

How Pretty, Thanks for inviting me for Tea and coming to my blog for tea, I see you liked the floating candle idea :) But No Fair, Mine aren't scented,lol :)


Adla said...

Hi, Love your blog, nice to see another fellow Australian creating lovely things. I'm new to this blogging land, do visit my blog at www.vintagedelights.blogspot.com
Ta for now!


Rosie's Whimsy said...

It is so nice to take some special moments for ourselves. You did it up right! I love that lamp shade!!! :-) Rosie