Monday, August 6, 2012

A Proper Tea

""Perhaps you would like some tea, as soon as it can be got." They both declared they should prefer it to anything." – Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

A Proper Tea is much nicer than a Very Nearly Tea, which is one you forget about afterwards. ~A.A. Milne

Tea should be taken in solitude. ~C.S. Lewis

Tea is a cup of life. ~Author Unknown

There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea. ~Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady

You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me. ~C.S. Lewis

23 comments:

Jenni said...

There is nothing quite like a nice cup of tea!

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

Tea and Jane Austen - the best way to spend an afternoon. I discovered your blog today from The Dedicated House. I will be reading :-)

Aledia said...

Love your dishes and the pastry looks yummy! Have a wonderful day!

Aledia

Jessi Wohlwend said...

I love a proper cup of tea :-) Stopping by from A Dedicated House!

Lavender Cottage said...

Tea from an elegant pink teacup like yours today would be delightful, especially with Jane Austen on the side.
Judith

Allie said...

LOVE the Milne and Lewis quotes, and your gorgeous tea set!

Antiques And Teacups said...

A beautiful setting, wonderful quote, gorgeous goodies and Jane Austen. What could be better? Thanks for sharing and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

High Heeled Life said...

You are absolutely right! There is something in taking tea that soothes the soul and quietens the mind.

Beautiful setting!!! xo HHL

kitty said...

What a soothing post! I love your pink depression glass teacup...so pretty!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

What a lovely tea time.

Thank you for sharing it with all of us, it is wonderful!

Terri said...

What a perfect shade of pink for your gorgeous glass tea cup! I have looked for ones like this for ages but never seen such a nice coloring!
It looks like you are having a very nice tea indeed! Unfortunately mine are almost always "very nearly tea"...or "sans" dessert!
Still, a cup of tea even on it's own is a treat!
Hugs,
Terri

Donna Heber said...

Love your pink tea table! Simply gorgeous!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Enjoying the depression glass and lovely tea post!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Jocelyn,
Your tea is so very pretty. I love the soft pink depression glass! I enjoyed all your quotes and seeing Jane there too. Thank you for sharing and stopping by to have tea with me. Have a beautiful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Zaa said...

Simply delightful ... I love all the quotes and adore that pink depression glass... It's so very vintage ....Yes...Teatime is at it's best with a few good book... Thanks for sharing....Hugs

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

I never liked hot tea until I received proper tea-making instructions from my British friend across the pond. I now adore a cup of tea.

Ruth S. Macotela said...

Gorgeous setting, perfect for an evening chat.

xo
Ruth

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

What a lovely post! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Marlis said...

So pretty. I love the pink! What a pretty way to spend the day! xo marlis

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

This post captures all the beauty of tea time! Gorgeous photos and marvelous quotes - I appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
Kathy

The Tablescaper said...

Such a lovely way to spend an afternoon.

- The Tablescaper

Marigene said...

When I see beautiful tea tables like this I wished I were a tea drinker...very pretty.

Kathleen said...

Very pretty! It looks very inviting!
Thanks for being a part of Let's Dish!