Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Flowery Cups and Linens

I enjoyed a nice hot cup of Irish Breakfast tea this morning.
Using some of my prettiest flowery cups and linens
helped to put a smile on my face.

Whether it's sipping tea from a pretty cup,
or reading a good book, or having lunch with a friend,
I hope you find a way to treat yourself to something nice today.

Pale green cup and saucer -  Paragon China, made in England (pattern name not known)
Tablecloth-  Queen Anne 
Sunflower Tea cozy-  made by Claire at Sweet Birdy Love

Joining Terri  and Martha for Teacup Tuesday
and Sandi for Tea Time Tuesday
and Ruth at Tuesday Cuppa Tea


  1. Sweet table setting and china for your cozy cup of tea. I agree, let's all take some moments to treat ourselves well. I ground coffee beans and had a nice cuppa this morning.

  2. It is most definitely turning into hot tea weather. Beautiful cup, I believe Paragon are the most sought after by collectors.

  3. Your Paragon teacup is just lovely; such a pretty shade of green! The table setting is very nice and I'm so happy you have joined me for tea today! Hope you have a delightful evening.


  4. Hello,
    this is a nice tablesetting. Love the tea cozy and the sweet tea cup. Thank you for sharing and for your sweet comment on my tea time.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  5. It's enjoyable to surround yourself with pretty things and enjoy a quiet cup of tea. You always make everything look so beautiful! Have a restful evening. MIldred

  6. So sweet, and what a beautiful tea cup! Happy day to you!! xo Heather

  7. I love Irish Breakfast tea, my tea of choice although I drink mine with a dash of milk.
    I thought I recognised the work of Claire from Sweet Birdy Love (tea cosy), such a talented lady.
    Anne xx

  8. Miss Gayle I do hope you are feeling better. May you get some of that sunshine from your endless cup of tea..smiles...Renee

  9. Love your paragon teacup, and it is perfect with your summery linens. Irish Breakfast is always good! Thanks for sharing and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  10. Your tea cozy is simply lovely and your teacup is equally special.

  11. I'm loving that stitched tea cosy peeking out in some of your photos!!

  12. The teacup is so pretty. I hope you enjoyed your tea time. I also wanted to tell you I'm definitely going to be making that veggie soup. I do soup once a week in the fall and winter. It looks so good!

  13. You have the most beautiful things. I would enjoy sipping tea out of pretty cups with you. I went for a 2 hour fitness walk through the forest. I'm not sure if that was something nice. I would prefer to go more slowly and soak up the beauty of the forest.

  14. This is the perfect shade of green for your Irish breakfast tea... Paragon china is such a lovely addition to teatime...hugs

  15. Oh, my favorite china company! I adore Paragone, their patterns, shapes and the feel of their pieces. This one in pale green with gorgeous flowers inside really catches my attention! Absolutely beautiful!!!

  16. Very pretty table setting. I like the lovely table cloth and the tea cosy is just so cute!
    Enjoy your cups of tea :)
    Magie x

  17. Love the teacup. yes I was drinking a lot of tea this morning at breakfast, still in my pyama's. LOVE that.....A lazy day; making a blogpost, visiting my friends.....

  18. Your teacup and linens are beautiful, Gayle. I really like the tea cozy. I'm glad you are finding pleasure in the small things that bring us joy...counting the pleasures He gives us in our every day living. (((hugs))) to you, my friend.

  19. What cheerful and pretty photos! I love the Paragon cup with the floral inside and pale green outside - so unusual!
    Hope you enjoyed your tea! I'm just off for a coffee in my fav Cath Kidston mug!
    Gill xx

  20. My mum used to use a pretty green tea set all the time. When 'company' came she would set the cups out on a silver tray, it always looked lovely.

  21. I couldn't survive without tea. I wake up to a cup (made by my sweet husband) and put on the kettle the minute I get home from work!

    Love your cheerful flowers.

  22. Your teacup is so pretty. I love the soft green color.

  23. Just checking in on you and thinking about you. Was pretty busy with our daughter's wedding, so am just trying to catch up with all my favorite blogs. I love the veggie soup and oh my, all the trims made my heart skip a beat.
    Take care dear one,

  24. Lovely treats. This weekend I found nice cups/mugs - sort of a cross between the two, that match my everyday dishes, which have fruit on them. I was delighted - plus it was 5.00 for a set of 8, so double delight. My cup of hot tea was delicious and delightful in the new cup.


THANK YOU for your thoughtful comments. Replies to your questions will be posted here, so be sure to check back soon. Have a wonderful day! - Gayle, Garden Of Daisies