Monday, May 27, 2013

Blue and White

It's time for tea.

This lovely set was a gift at Christmas --
teapot, teacup, luncheon plate.

Called Watercolour Floral Afternoon Tea Set.

The teapot holds 6 cups of delicious tea.

The whole set is quickly becoming a favorite.
I love blue and white. 

Blue and White
Blue and White

"When making a great pot of tea, pour hot water into the teapot to warm it
while the kettle of water is heating."

"My dear, if you could give me a cup of tea to clear my muddle of a head
I should better understand your affairs."
~ Charles Dickens

"Iced tea was invented at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair
by an expatriate Englishman named Richard Blechynden.
His hot tea wasn't selling so he poured it over ice and had an instant success."

(From 365 Things Every Tea Lover Should Know)

Thank you to our tea party hosts:

Wishing YOU well, much joy and a wonderful cup of tea!


Irene said...

Looks lovely. I can see why it's becoming your favorite.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

What a beautiful tea set! I love the blue and white, too. And thanks for the fun fact about iced tea--I didn't know that! Here in the south, it's all about the iced tea. :-)

Corrine at said...

How pretty, something so crisp about blue and white and those jonquils, that peachy hue, yum. xox

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Evening Snap, What a pretty name for your tea set... Watercolour Floral. I love blue and white as well.
My mother, my mother in law and my Grandmother always put the hot water into the teapot first, to warm the pot.
I hope you had your feet up went you enjoyed your cup of tea.
Best Wishes

Janet said...

Blue and white always looks fresh and clean and paired with your lovely yellow and white flowers it's perfect.

I didn't know that about iced tea!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

ohhhh one of the prettier tea sets I've seen, love the colors. What a nice gift. And a lovely setting.

kitty said...

what a beautiful tea set you were gifted with, Snap! I can see why you enjoy using it. It looks beautiful with the daffodils, too.

Lavender Cottage said...

A pretty blue and white set Snap. The name 'Watercolour Floral' is such a nice description of the pattern.
Tea and a good book...

Barb said...

The tea set looks wonderful with the daffs, too.

Beth said...

Your teaset is gorgeous! What a lovely gift. Hope you had a nice holiday wknd.
Blessings, Beth

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Snap, I really like your new tea set and I can understand why. It's very pretty. Blue and white is so fresh and always right. Very glad you shared it with us today. Have a wonderful week and thanks for coming to tea.


Deb said...

Oh, very pretty. Love the colour of the daffodils, too. Deb

Pondside said...

A blue and white tea set is the prettiest sort of tea set - that tea must just taste better in it!

EG CameraGirl said...

It all looks so elegant!

KathyB. said...

I like your header. The bamboo fountains are so peaceful to listen to.

I am smitten with this tea set and see why it might be your favorite.

des ailes de papier said...

Magnifique cet ensemble pour le thé
un art de vivre que "l'heure du thé"

Anonymous said...

A beautiful set, beautifully and artistically photographed. I'm having a cup right now on a cold, damp, rainy day. And I had my tea fix while in England and Northern Ireland! xo

Terri said...

Oh your new blue and white tea set is a gorgeous style and pattern! What a wonderful Christmas gift to receive.
The scene looks so lovely with the light shining on your beautiful flowers!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

What a wonderful gift! So pretty and I'm sure will be used often.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: Love this blue and white set. It looks so pretty. A perfect way to enjoy tea. Blessings, Martha

Cezar and Léia said...

Tea, flowers, books...just a perfect combination!

Mary said...

Gorgeous teapot and set Snap! It would make afternoon even more of a treat!

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

What a lovely pattern, and perfect in blue and white!

My Little Home and Garden said...

How can one not love blue and white, Snap! :)

I'll have to put the kettle on after reading this tea-liscious post.


Bernideen said...

I am so pleased you shared your beautiful teaset with Tea In The Garden!