Monday, October 17, 2011

Soothing Evening Tea Time Tuesday


After a full work day, I find it very soothing in the late evening to enjoy a cup of tea to relax and end the day.
It also helps a sore throat, of which I am fighting at the moment. So the order of the evening is my favorite Earl Grey to do it's magic poured in one of my favorite cups in blue and white.

From the Spode Blue Room Collection, Botanical~ first introduced in 1820.
I love the blue background with wild roses in white with blue shading. Dark blue leaves and stroke work details. Reproduced from a hand engraved copper plate. Gorgeous.






Thank you for joining me for an evening tea as I relax and read. My tea is short this time due to my busy week but please visit our hostess Sandi from Rose Chintz Cottage for many more participants sharing in tea time. Sandi also has a list of many other dear blog friends that host this day.


See you again soon. Have a wonderful week full of the wonders of Autumn.


22 comments:

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Celestina Marie,

What a brilliant idea indeed. It is sore throat season I guess, at least the struggle to suppress it with something soothing. What a gorgeous Spode Blue Room Collection, Botanical cup and saucer you use here... And the roses in the background make a perfect setting, together with your Chapter 3 reading.
You certainly know how to create a perfect composition; either on photo or in your paintings.
Love to you and have a productive week ahead.

Mariette

Kathryn Ross said...

Hi Celestine - I know what you mean about that evening tea. I need one now myself. I lost my voice over the weekend and had to teach all day today with a loud whisper. Allergies getting the best of my vocal chords. Hope you're feeling better . . .
Joy!
Kathy

FinsFan said...

Hope you feel better soon and the sore throat goes away oxox

Johanna said...

Hello dear Celestine Marie,
I agree with Mariette, you made the perfect composition. tea and roses, that are my favs. Thank you for this inviting tea time.
Best greetings, Johanna

tina said...

what a lovely tea cup! i wish you all the best!XO,Tina

Marilyn said...

Wishing you to feel better soon!! Love the beautiful patterns on the cup!! As always.... love the post!!
Marilyn

Julie Marie said...

Hi Celeste, what a pretty evening tea time post... blue and white china is still my very favorite and yours is gorgeous!... hope the Earl Grey soothes your sore throat and you feel better soon... xoxo Julie Marie

Rosetta said...

Anch'io adoro il tè e la tua tazza è meravigliosa!Baci,Rosetta

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good afternoon dear Celestina,
I do hope you feel better soon! Tea does soothe a sore throat, I know. What a pretty picture your cup of tea and open Bible make together! Precious! The blue and white Spode is beautiful; such a lovely pattern. Thank you for taking the time to post a tea in the middle of your busy work week. God bless you and take care of yourself!

Hugs,
Sandi

Red Rose Alley said...

Celistina,
I really love your blue tea cup and saucer. The design on it is lovely. Funny, I just bought a blue cup yesterday at Home Goods and it was handpainted in Poland. For some reason, I think the prettiest tea cups are the blue ones. My china pattern for my wedding was even blue. Hope you feel better, my friend.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Mari said...

Hi Celeste~I hope you feel better
sweetie :)
Love your beautiful tea cup, there is just something soooo relaxing about a great cup of tea in your favorite tea cup :)

xo~Mari

Tammy @ The Stitching Coop said...

C, today I find your photos to be the star of the show. A beautiful book, roses & a hot tea steeping in your cup up against the white shows like tea stained fabric. It's beautiful. I love the simplicity of the post today. Hugs. Tammy... who just had another antibiotic called in... :(

Oh.. i'm having a giveaway so come on by!

HHL said...

Oh my friend I hope you feel better soon. Your tea cup is precious and I enjoyed your post very much. Also Love the Seasonal header on your blog... Happy Tuesday , blessings..xo HHL

KarenHarveyCox said...

Blue and white, my favorite china design. I love the idea of a nice cup of tea in the evening.

Have a beautiful evening.

Karen

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Celestina,
I too am a big fan of Earl Grey.
I adore your pretty spode blue and white tea cup!!
I love blue and white and red and white transferware dishes!! I collect both!!
I hope you feel better and you sore throat doesn't get any worse!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Diane said...

I hope you'll feel better soon.

My favorite evening drink is a hot cup of chamomile tea from Upton Tea Imports. So soothing. Isn't there just something so comforting about a cup of tea anytime!

Hugs to be well...
Diane

janice15 said...

HELO I'M JANICE FROM MZ WITHERSPOON...@ SPOONWITHER.BLOGSPOT.COM...I FOUND YOU ON MARILYN BLOG TODAY. I LOVE TEA HAVE A HOT CUP MOST EVERY MORNING, WITH A TOUCH OF HONEY. WELL AND ROSES ARE MY FAVORITE AND BLUE AND WHITE SUCH A LOVELY PIECE..THANK YOU HAVE A GREAT DAY TODAY..HUGS..COME BY SOME TIME..: )

Kathy said...

Hello,
Your restful tea sounds perfect. My daughter and I have been enjoying Earl Grey tea lately, just perfect. I love your blue Spode teacup - so beautiful! Hope you're having a marvelous day,
Kathy

THE VERANDA HOUSE said...

HI CELESTINE MARIE IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO VISIT YOUR LOVELY BLOG IT IS LIKE I AM VISITING AND OLD TIME FRIEN SO COMFORTABLE I LOVE YOUR WAYS I DO NOT KNOW FOR LONG ,TO ME IT IS LIKE LONG!!I ALSO LOVE TE EARLD GREY IS MY FAVORITE I DONT SHARE MUCH ABOUT TE WILL NOW THAT IS OLMOST FALL TIME FOR US,YOUR TE CUP IS DARLING ,THERE IS A TEA THAT I MAKE FOR SORE THROAT IT WORKS IS TEA MAKE WITH FRESH JINGER LEMON AND HONEY.I HOPE YOU ARE GETTING BETTER...BLESSINGS

Lavender Cottage said...

Having come down with a cold, I've been drinking echinacea tea with honey. I'm late in visiting some of my tea friends because of it but better late than never.
I can't believe how many people I've come across with colds at the same time here and I haven't had one myself for a long time.
I am looking forward to your Christmas Etsy shop Celestina.
Judith

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

Your blue spode is so beautiful and would love to be sitting having a cup of Earl Grey with you.
Sorry to hear that you have a sore throat, and do hope you are feeling better. Look after yourself.

Hugs
Carolyn

piccolaceleste said...

ciao volevo farti i complimenti sei bravissima baci a presto Lù.

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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..