Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Come For Tea...


I am so happy you could come and have tea with me this morning!

The tea is hot...would you like cream or a slice of lemon? We are having Jasmine tea today...

Do you take sugar?

I baked my special yellow cake.....I do hope you enjoy it!

You like my new damask napkins? Well, thank you....I found these in an antique store not long ago and thought they were pretty, too!

Having tea together is such fun....something I look forward to as I love tea and it is much more enjoyable sharing it with someone. My dear Granna and I would have tea and she would always get out the Lorna Doone cookies that we both enjoyed. They were always put on a pretty plate and even though she and Grandpa were then in a small apartment in San Diego with no formal dining room, just an eat in kitchen....tea was served in a pretty teapot with pretty cups and saucers. We would sit and talk and talk and talk. After we had our "spot" of tea, I would clean up for her and then we would either take a walk or sit and knit. Sometimes, I would help her with her laundry and hang it out for her. She and I knit sweaters and little booties, caps and just everthing my expected baby would need.
When I think of tea, I always have a picture of my beloved Granna in my mind as I am fixing a cup....such special warm memories.
Thank you for visiting and I hope you left feeling refreshed after your cup of Jasmine tea....come back soon....
Jil
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19 comments:

Char said...

What a beautiful way to start the day. A great cup of tea and cake, served in a beautiful cup. I wish I was there. I haven't read from you in awhile. I know you are busy, but please don't forget to visit, Char

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning my sweet friend,
I was just thinking of you and decided to stop by and lo and behold! you had your tea post up. How lovely of you to join me for tea! I love your pretty little teacup and your yellow cake looks divine! I take my tea black, thank you. But I do enjoy seeing the cream and sugar nearby when I'm sipping a cup of tea. Pretty place mat too. Wouldn't it be lovely to sit and chat over a cuppa? I loved hearing about tea with your Granna. Such lovely memories! Thank you for sharing, dear friend, and I wish you a delightful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, I forgot to mention, I adore your teapot! Very sweet and unusual too; the best kind!

Smooches and hugs,
Sandi

Judith said...

nothing can take the place of tea with loved ones nor erase memories of precious 'tea-time' moments. take care and thank you for your best wishes, Judith (Precious Moments)

otoño said...

Me doy por invitada y por supuesto que tomare el té con slice de limon y comeré una porción de queque, thank you.Besos.Olga.

luluslovlies said...

Oh my Jill, I just had to stop by and say how much I love that Tea Pot! Is is old or is it a reproduction, either way it is to die for! I love it!! Hugs Marilou

Johanna said...

Hi Jil,
thank you for your visit and your sweet comment.
Now I was here and I really enjoyed it. Your loving memories are the sweetest. They are so special and nobody can ever take them away from you. And it is really true, it don't need anything expensive but a certain talent to make a simple tea time to a special event. Beside that you have very nice china. This tea pot is just cute and the tea cup is very charming. You love roses, do you?
Again, I enjoyed the tea with you with the fine china, the wonderful damask napkins and the lovely story. I hope your Grandparents had seen that expected baby.
I wish you the very best.
Greetings, Johanna

Lavender Cottage said...

I enjoyed joining you for tea today and hearing about your Grandmother. The teapot you're using is so cute and jasmine is one of my favourites.

cottonfieldfarm said...

Oh I so enjoyed tea with you and Ganna this morning! Thanks for sharing such beauty. I have the same feelings about my Grandmother when I make bread. Come on over to the farm and have a slice!
Oh what beauty in the simple pleasures!
God bless.
Regina

Snap said...

Your fancy lady tea pot caught my eye. I remember the pillows that were made like her. Lovely! Thanks for the memories and the tea! Happy Tea Day!

fannipauline said...

Beautiful post Jil and I know it brought back many fond memories of a peaceful and more gentle way of life. I have such fond memmories of my grandmother as she was the one that raised me. I loved the days when you didn't have to lock your doors and kids could roam and play at their will. What a different world we live in today. Hugs, Pauline

paperbutterfly said...

Thank you for a lovely tea. I so enjoyed meeting you and Ganna. Your memories of your grandmother are so heart warming and precious.
Thank you for sharing with us in so many special ways.
Have a blessed week.
Pam

Martha's Favorites said...

I just love that tea pot! It is beautiful. I am going to have to go to Ebay and see if I can find it. Everything you showed us today is stunning. Thank you for never disappointing me. Blessings, Martha

Gee said...

Thanks for stopping by. My, thank you inviting me for tea. Love yr teaset. So sweet....

Shirley said...

Hi Jil, I thought I would stop by for that lovely cup of tea. Your post gave me so many beautiful memories today. I haven't been to visit for awhile. I am trying to get ready for my craft show so I have been busy working. I don't know about you but some days I just don't have enough hours in the day to do everything that I want to do. I hope your weather is as beautiful as mine. Truly fall with cool mornings and warm afternoon. Have a great day. Your Missouri Friend.

Victorian1885 said...

Hello
I love the tea pot you are featuring today! Have a great week!

Wanda

Terri said...

Lovely post Jil! And your tea setting is precious. I Love your tea cup and saucer as well as that beautiful tea pot!
Thank you so much for sharing about your grandmother with us...and your tea cup : )
Hugs,
Terri

Beth said...

Your teapot is adorable! Love how you used the quilt as a table cover - it looks fabulous! I would love a piece of cake and some jasmine tea.
Blessings, Beth

Debbie said...

I just love that wonderful tea pot!