Monday, August 1, 2011

Pretty in Blue, Tea For Two! Welcome August!

Welcome HOT August! Yes we are triple digits for the 32nd day and counting with no end in sight. I was going to have tea outside this week, but it is just too hot. So inside we stay as the AC makes it perfect for a cup of tea and visit with friends.

Beautiful blue and white is always pretty and fresh. By now, anyone who has visited me very often, knows my love of blue and white, toiles of different colors and designs and vintage pieces to treasure.
Today's tea is set just for two with the company of my blue and white rooster tea pot.
To set our mood I display this gorgeous cross stitch handmade by my dear friend Stephanie of Angelic Accents. I have many pieces gifted in her beautiful and talented work and this one is surely cherished. Soft light yellow teapot and cup with blue heart all framed in a rustic blue barn wood frame. So Tuscan or Frenchy for my kitchen or dining room.
Displayed with a sweet little light blue and white teacup and saucer, pot of roses and a beautiful appliqued teapot towel and blue and white.

I love the phrase Stephanie cross stitched with the lovely tea set.

So with our pretty inspiration, I share our Tuesday Tea.

Tea today will be served using this sweet rooster tea pot in blue and white.

One of my favorite cups is this gorgeous Spode set.

Another is this pretty blue and white Elizabethan set.

Tea bags holders, in a blue and white design was a great find a few years ago from Pier 1 Import.

On a trip to Home Goods last year, I found these oval lunch plates with country village and roosters. They make the perfect plate for tea and cookies, lunch or snacks.

While treasure hunting, I found this darling porcelain, blue and white hinged teapot to hold tea bags or sugar packets.

Sugar cookies with vanilla icing and pink sugar glitter is our treat today. Served on a pretty blue and white plate.

Still very Hot outside, but tea indoors is comfy and cool. Thank you for coming to visit.
For many more wonderful Tuesday teas, visit Sandi from Rose Chintz Cottage. You are sure to see wonderful tea cups, accessories and collectibles.

"Never pray for an easier life, pray to be a stronger person. Never pray for tasks equal to your power, pray for power equal to your task,
then, doing your work will be no miracle.
You will be the miracle." Philip Brooks

Hugs from Texas,
Stay cool! Celestina Marie


Bearly Sane said...

Ohh lots of pretties in blue and white, with more rooosssters!!! You do know what tickles my fancy Celeste...have a lovely week.
Warmest hugs,
P.S. You may start to cool off shortly...the sun is beginning to shine downunder, at long last!

Tea & Chocolate Guy said...

What a lovely blue and white tea setting you have welcomed us with. Your roosters are gorgeous and such a symbol of country French... Happy Tuesday Tea..xo HHL

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Triple digits, now that is hot! At least you could enjoy your tea inside and I love all the blue and white, and roosters.
Lovely tea today.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

Well that is so hot and must be nice staying cool in your AC home. Phew!
I love your beautiful blue and white china, the Spode set is really sweet.
Also love the gorgeous cross stitch from your friend Stephanie.
So true, the little verse is ... two for tea.
Hope you manage to stay cool and have a lovely week


Anna said...

Accipicchia, non riesco a trovare il traduttore!!!! Quello che ho visto nel tuo post รจ semplicemente MERAVIGLIOSO!!!! Baci,Anna.

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hello Celestina Marie,
thank you for showing all the sweet things. Can't tell you what I love most. All are so romantic and nice. And the words from Philip Brooks are so true.
Best greetings, Johanna

Susan said...

Celestina ,your post make me feel so at home! Of course you know I love Roosters,so your teapot and lunch plates just has me swooning!
I hope you stay cool my friend. We finally got some rain in Myrtle Beach. But it is still in the 90's here!

Anonymous said...

Your tea pots & tea cups are absolutely beautiful!! I too love tea pots but know what????.... I do not like tea in any form. Neither hot or iced!! I sometimes think I am the only one on these blogs that doesn't like it. I am a coffee girl (only hot).
So-o-o-o... I use my tea pots in collectable displays!!

Barb said...

Celestina Marie, Your tea things are beautiful! I adore the blue and white. Just charming.

It is hot here also but nothing like you are describing. Bless you....take good care.

Happy Tuesday!
Barb ♥

Julie Marie said...

Hello Celeste... your tea for two is so pretty... I love blue and white also and your collection is just gorgeous... the little crosstitch by Stephanie is so beautiful, what a dear friend you have... hope your heat lets up soon... it is not as hot here as in Texas, but I have been suffering from our heat as well, just takes it right out of us... love to you... xoxo Julie Marie

Snap said...

Oh, my! So many pretties! I love blue and white and cross stitch! The little hinged teapot used to hold tea bags is wonderful! Fun and eye pleasing post! Happy Tea Day!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the quote you ended with...I'm writing it in my journal today! I hope you stay inside and stay cool! Enjoy your day and make some iced tea! ♥♥♥

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello dear friend,
What a welcoming tea you have set for us today. So many pretties! I adore your blue Spode teacup and of course I love the roosters. The hinged pot is simply adorable and the blue rose teacup is lovely too. I find blue and white is so charming; loved your post!
I wish you could send some of the heat our way! Thank you for joining me for tea today and have a fabulous week.

Blessings and hugs,

Kerri said...

Hi Celeste, thank-you for leaving me a lovely comment on my blog post! You are such a dear sweet friend. So glad I met you, Your kind words give me inspiration to keep on painting!

I noticed you now have 500 followers! Hooray!!!


Rebecca Nelson said...

Sweet Girly...that WAS ME SCREAMING!!! Yep! You heard me all the way down there. I'm telling you the neighbors thought Mr. AGPMan had taken to beating his wifey! ACK! ACK! ACK!

I don't like critters or vermin or anything that slithers, slides, hops, crawls or RUNS! :(

Now...I'm loving your blue tea pretties. They always and forever remind me of my Momma! She loved Blue Onion Dishes and growing up that is all we ever ate upon!

Love you my talented friend~


Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, I love it all, Celeste and can't believe it has been triple digits there!! Unbelievable that you gave us a tea party--you are so loving!!!

Red Rose Alley said...

I've always liked blue tea cups. In fact, when I was married 31 years ago, our wedding china was a blue pattern. Me and the girls are taking time out regularly to have a cup of tea. It is very relaxing after a hectic day. Those sugar cookies look incredible. Thanks for sharing...I always love Tea Posts.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Micupoftea said...

I have a dear friend who lives in Arlington...she said it was 109 today there! We were at 91, but I still drink hot tea! Lovely dishes, pretty linens. I also like blues and whites.Cookies look yummy. Happy August, tea friend.

theromanticrose said...

Da oggi,ci sono anch'io a seguire il tuo blog!Complimenti,Rosetta

A Hint of Home said...

Oh, I wish I was the one coming to tea. The blue and white is so pretty and classy! Love your spode cup.
Your cookies look delicious and make me what to reach through the screen and taste one. Better yet, I wish I could slip through the screen and pay you a visit! Maybe someday!
Hope you're having a good week, despite the awful heat!
Hugs to you!

il blog di lecoqchante said...

Celestine Hello! You have a beautiful blog and you're really good, I love this style too and work for it! Greetings from Italy, Lecoq

Lovey said... many beauties...You are the sweetest...Hugs my friend...xo


You have such a lovely blog! I'll be visiting you quite fact, I'll be following your creative journey along. Your tea cups and posts are so pretty. So inviting. It makes me want to join you have tea.
Thank you, too, for your thoughtful and comforting words on our family's loss. I appreciate it.
God bless you, Celestina Marie.

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,

That is indeed pretty in blue. Love the cross stitching and its message and those delicate blue teacups. You found some matching treasures along the way. Always fun to find something special for taking back to our warm nest!

Love to you,


Anonymous said...

I enjoyed your post today so much!
The blues for your tea party were lovely, and I like that although not a matching set, they all went together in complete harmony!! Loved
that rooster teapot!!
The little hand stitched picture is so sweet, too. You always know how to "put things together" just right!!
Have a fun week, even if not a cool one!!! It's HOT here, too!!

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..