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

Carolyn gifted me her prized pink antique lustreware teapot - a rare beauty. It was featured in many of her blog posts over the years, and now it has a place of honour in my home and on my blog! I hope you don't miss it too much, Carolyn. You can know that it has a good home here.

Hello Dear Friends!

Today I am dreaming – dreaming of old-fashioned garden teas, teas on the porch, seaside teas, and tea picnics…

We are having a snowstorm in this corner of the world, and there’s not much moving outside.  So, I thought I would pass a little ‘quiet time’ and have some fun browsing through old photos and videos (I should be removing the past holiday eye-candy from my main blog page but that’s for another day).  Hmm, I came across something that I think you might like…

Some of you might recall that I travelled to Prince Edward Island last summer just to meet a new friend through blogging, Carolyn of the popular blog Aiken Home and Gardens!

During my visit with her, Carolyn gifted me her prized antique lustreware teapot!  It has appeared from time to time in her  breathtakingly beautiful blog posts like this one and this one.  She knew that I loved, it too, and I could not believe that she was gifting it to me as a remembrance of our visit together.

I featured Carolyn’s home and gardens in a series of five (Yes, 5!) blog posts listed below:

As a gift to Carolyn, I put together a slideshow of just some of her many teas that she has shared with her readers over the years. The photos in the video are from Carolyn’s own blog.  Carolyn has an abundant collection of the most enchanting teapots and tea things I have ever seen. I love looking at it and thinking of warmer days ahead…

I thought I would share the video with you and hope you enjoy it, too!  Carolyn’s tea vignettes are, indeed, a feast for the eyes. You’ll surely be inspired – if not to go out and dig yourself a big ol’ garden, at the very least to put the tea kettle on! Lol  After you watch it, why don’t you pop over to visit Carolyn’s captivating blog where she generously shares her life on the idyllic Island of Anne. And, don’t be shy, please leave her a comment to let her know you came by; I know she’ll appreciate it.  Won’t you tell her that I sent you! Lol  Here’s to a lovely teatime!  Thanks for stopping by.

Click the link below to view

“The Treasures and Pleasures of Tea”.

I always fear that creation will expire before teatime.
– Sidney Smith

I am happy to be joining the following wonderful parties:  Simply Sweet and Lace, Victoria, A Return to Lovelines, Friends Sharing Tea, Home Sweet Home, Potpourri Friday 2805, Show Off your Cottage Monday, Teatime Tuesday , Teacup Tuesday What’s It Wednesday, Wow Us Wednesday, Feathered Nest Friday  and Show and Tell Friday!

  1. 2012/02/05 at 2:25 pm

    Hi Linda,
    Thank you for letting me know so soon what was your most recent post. I must have done something wrong…What a beautiful teapot Carolyn gave you! So sweet! I have just had a look at the above links. I enjoyed seeing Carolyn’s house and garden through your eyes very much! Hopefully, one day my husband and I will be able to visit, too.
    Hope you had a lovely day?
    Lieve groet, Madelief x

  2. 2012/02/05 at 6:20 pm

    That is a beautiful teapot! They don’t make teapots like they used to. I love your blog and just thought you might be interested in the second instalment of our tea guide this week – you can read both parts here: http://wp.me/p1FPR6-jh and here: http://wp.me/p1FPR6-jW… Love the blog!

    • 2012/02/05 at 6:38 pm

      Greetings! Thank you immensely for stopping by my corner of the world. A trip to NYC may be on the horizon and when there, I will seek out your tea shop. The book “Tea and Sympathy” looks like a great read! Thanks for your lovely compliment.

  3. 2012/02/05 at 8:27 pm

    Hi Linda,
    I am happy you are enjoying your new (old) teapot. You took pretty pics of it to share. Thank you again for all the work you put into making the tea party video from my pics – I enjoy it!
    Have a good evening.

  4. 2012/02/06 at 2:22 am

    Wow!! What a fabulous video you created, Linda!
    So clever! And so very beautiful! Carolyn’s blog is a lovely treasure trove of femininity and beauty, and you have done a wonderful job highlighting that! Your teapot is gorgeous..and I’m sure it will be more than happy in it’s new home with you 🙂
    Thank you for linking this pretty post to LACE.
    God bless you…Trish

  5. 2012/02/07 at 11:19 am

    Another beautiful post, Linda! I meant to leave a comment the other day but I’ve a bit of a bug right now. You have done a lovely job highlighting Carolyn’s home and gardens. It’s a treat to watch, especially this time of year. Wishing you a delightful day, my friend.


  6. 2012/02/07 at 10:39 pm

    What a wonderful video you made. I will be back many times to view it. Carolyn’s garden and home pictures are always so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

  7. 2012/02/08 at 10:43 am

    Hello Linda,
    What a lovely post – Carolyn is definitely a treasure and a Kindred Spirit to us. You have graciously put together wonderful posts and a beautiful slideshow of her lovely tea time pictures. This is a breath of fresh air whether you’re deep in snow or the sun is shining outdoors -thank you for sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    God Bless,

  8. 2012/02/08 at 1:53 pm

    So pretty! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  9. 2012/02/08 at 9:46 pm

    Charming post! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

  10. 2012/02/11 at 8:06 pm

    What a gorgeous video! Thanks so much for sharing with us at WIW. I can’t wait to see what you share next week!

  11. Brenda Leyland
    2012/02/14 at 9:34 pm

    Hi Linda, Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a ‘footprint’ in my comment box. Lovely to hear from you.

    It’s always a joy to stop by your blog…. it’s so filled with beautiful ideas that make me smile!

    Wishing you a wonderful evening……

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