Monday, September 20, 2010

Olive Tea

Here is a little tea for fall using some olive dishes from Better Homes and Gardens.

The little green tea pot was in the clearance aisle at TJ Maxx for $3 and I knew I would find a use for it.  

A bundle of rosemary in each plate seemed fitting.  Rosemary grows wild in the Mediterranean.  It can be difficult to grow in the home garden, but in a pot I have never had a problem.  The are several sayings about rosemary:  rosemary for remembrance,  rosemary can only grow in the garden of the righteous (being that there is a legend and it was associated with Mary, Mother of Jesus),  and if rosemary grows well in a garden a woman must rule the house.  I am not claiming any of these sayings true but they are fun to look up.  
I will link to these tea parties, please go and visit all the lovely ladies having tea.
Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Tea Time Tuesday at Lady Katherine Tea Parlor
Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tuesday Tea for Two at The Plumed Pen
Tea Pot and Tea Things Tuesday at Breath of Fresh Air
Tea Cup Tuesday at Artful Affirmations


Pat said...

This is beautiful Sherry!

Olive Cooper said...

That is a splendid plate. I am partial to olives. hugs♥olive

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

What a cute setting! I enjoyed the sayings, all I can say is, it grows well in my garden and I do rule the house-love it:@)

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

I LOVE greens and your teapot is the perfect compliment to your olive dishes :)


Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello Sherry,

Your olive tea looks great! I like the olive pattern on the dishes and cups.

~ Tracy

Blondie's Journal said...

Very nice, Sherry. I didn't know anything about rosemary before! I love your tea things!


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Gorgeous. I love your pretty dishes and such a lovely vignette too. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a cute tea, Sherry! I love the green and the teapot is adorable! Everything looks so fresh. I was looking at the rosemary wreath you made below and it's very pretty too. Thank you for sharing your lovely teascape and I wish you a delightful week.


Lavender Cottage said...

Everything goes together perfectly for your tea today.

Vicki said...

Hello, Sherry,
Your olive dishes are very charming and perfect for autumn. Your green tea pot is pretty, too, and a great buy as well. Thank you for sharing your lovely table today, my friend. Have a happy week! Vicki

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: Everything looks beautiful. I love the greens. You always have such a beautiful display for us to see. Thank you so much, blessings, Martha

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a beautiful tea post! Perfect for Fall!


Snap said...

I love your "green" tea! And, with rosemary ... I can smell it from here! Lovely. Happy Tea Day!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sherry...

Ohhh...I love your olive tea! You know, I have been "eyeing" that same set of dishes. I love the shade of green and the plum colored olives...pretty colors!!! Wow, you got a great deal on that pretty olive colored teapot! What a pretty tea, my friend! Thank you for sharing it with us!!!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Suzanne@thriftstoredecorjunky said...

I love it! Thanks for stopping by...

Debbie said...

What a pretty setting for tea. The little bundles of Rosemary look wonderful with the olive motif.

Terri said...

Your olive tea setting is lovely. The tea mugs are nice and big for a large cuppa.
Thank you so much for sharing in Tea Cup Tuesday.

Southerncook said...

What a delightful post.

Carolyn/ A Southerners Notebook

Beth said...

Sherry, I love your olive dishes. You dressed them up nicely with the fresh rosemary. I also like your dark green teapot. Pretty setting for tea! Save me a cup!

parTea lady said...

Your olive dishes are great for a fall table and I really like that pretty green teapot (what a bargain).

Barbara said...

Sherry, your olive dishes are so pretty. I love the colors. I am smiling about the rosemary sayings. I have never heard those but rosemary grows very well here. It is the one herb that I can have all year round. I am looking forward to getting more started in the next few weeks as the weather cools.

Wanda Lee said...

Dear Sherry,

I am so delighted to have you partake with my little corner of, 'Tuesday And Wednesday Tea Time In Blogland'!.., Your olive dishes and teacups are lovely; so delightfully unique!.., Thanks so much for sharing them with us!..,

My Wednesday teaparty is now up if you'd care to share another 'cuppa'; I'm so delighted to have been able to post some pics of when my dear friend Pam of,'Breath Of Fresh Air', blog recently visited!..,

Have a marvelous week!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

paperbutterfly said...

Thank you for your presence at our tea party this week. Love the vignette you created with your olive dishes. A wonderful colour.
We all love to see the creativity in our community of Tea Tuesday
Have a blessed week and looking forward to another festive gathering around the tea table.