Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Victorian Tea

I am a huge tea drinker (not so much lately with all the hot weather we have been having!). I love victorian or vintage tea pots, strainers, silver spoons, plates, tea cups, tea cozies and just about anything tea related. Sometimes our lives are so hectic it would just be nice if we could take more time to enjoy the lovely pass time of "taking tea". Vanilla tea is an all time favorite of mine. When I lived in northwestern NJ there used to be a shop that sold loose tea (along with other lovely things) and they had a vanilla tea from a supplier in Maine that I just loved! There is a tea shop in Fredon, NJ called The Tea Hive and they have a lovely assortment of teas also. There is one that is a spice tea and it is so good, I brought some home to NC with me the last time I went there. Not only is tea a wonderful thing but you have all the goodies that go along with it like scones, tea sandwiches, little petit fours, etc. So the next time you need to de-stress, relax just pour yourself some tea and enjoy!

Isn't this a beautiful tea set!

These are cream scones-I'll take one of those!

Here is a Victorian Silver tea strainer. I have 2 strainers, one is similar in style to this one (I received this in a swap from my dear swap partner, Angie at Just Simply Live-thanks again Angie!!)and the other I bought in New England in an antique shop. Just wonderful items!

I love the handle on this silver teapot-such beautiful art!

This little tea cup has a tussie mussie in it-how cute is that!

I love linens and tea linens are gorgeous! I've collected some real beauties over the years. I love my tea cozy I bought when I was in Ireland, it is linen with a toile scene on it.

What would a tea party be without a beautiful tea party hat! Isn't this a beauty!

Take time to enjoy life-I think I'll go an make my favorite cup of tea right now!


Florence and Mary said...

I love a cup of tea, especially my one before I go to bed with a little snack!

Victoria xx

Roses and Lilacs said...

Good morning, Sherri. I love pretty teapots and tea cups too. But my taste in tea runs to very ordinary flavors like Constant Comment, Orange Pekoe, and Celestial Country Peach. I know, I can feel you cringing:) I just like those fruity ones.

Lindsay-ann said...

I love tea too although I have to confess that I rarely use a teapot. I just swish a bag around in the cup! I loved seeing your gorgeous teaset and those cream scones look VERY yummy.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love tea too. I love to go to tea rooms and have tea. Your tea sets, pot and strainer are beautiful!

Sherri said...

Marnie-don't be silly I'm not cringing-LOL! My hubby loves Constant Comment and I love Country Peach! The Vanilla tea I drink the most is Celestial Seasonings Madacasgar Vanilla Red, but I love all different kinds except Jasmine-too perfumy for me!

mysteryhistorymom said...

Such beautiful pictures, Sherri! I love your header photo, too. Is it from your garden? I love having "High Tea Time"! We have enjoyed it at the Empress Hotel in Victoria and at the Ritz Carlton Hotel. SUch a special experience! I don't like coffee at all, but tea is definitely for me!:) Lori

Anonymous said...

I'm having my morning cup of coffee right now as I enjoy looking at your beautiful post! I'm not much of a tea drinker, but I love your beautiful tea pots and pretty!
Have a great day,
~ Jo :)

Anonymous said...

P.S. I meant to say all your beautiful "pictures" of tea pots and cups. I realize they're not yours, but thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures! ;o)

Sherri said...

Lori-thanks for your lovely comments about my header. Yes the picture is from my garden-it is my beloved heliotrope. I love the fragrance those plants give out-yummy!

Mary said...

The scones look fabulous. I want to try to make some one of these days (my aunt gave me a recipe).

Darlene said...

Great post Sherri. I'm a tea drinker although I'm a Red Rose girl or chamomile although a good lemon zinger is wonderful too. That tea set is simply gorgeous- what I wouldn't give to have one like that.

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Sherri, as you know, I'm a huge tea fan too. Love all of the accoutrements almost as much as the tea itself.~~Dee

Karen said...

I love a nice cup of tea. I just blogged about a tea shop that I visited last week. Bernideen has a blog, too, that you might enjoy.

Ring of Kerry, Ireland
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!