Monday, January 2, 2012

The Year in Tea

I thought it might be nice to do a review, but I don't refinish many pieces of furniture.  The one thing I have been doing a lot of though is tea.  I started the tea posts for my Mom who always wanted to have tea time.  We don't live close but, I thought I could share some cyber tea.   The tea above was a French inspired tea, inspired by Carolyn Westbrook's book The French Inspired Home
A vintage Valentine table for February.

An Irish tea for March.

April seemed like a perfect time to get out the Limoges.

A Lily of the Valley tea for May.

My High Tea was in honor of Britain's Royal wedding of Prince William and Catherine.

A little nautical tea for July.

A quite tea for me in August.

Contemplating back to school in September.

A fall tea for October.

Blue and white for November.

And, one of my favorite props for December, my Dad's teddy bear.  

Have you been making plans for 2012?  I have been contemplating new ideas.  If you were to look to the end of 2012 and pick out 12 photos for the year in review, what do you want them to be?
I will link to these lovely blogs, go and visit:
Table Top Tuesday  at A Stroll Thru Life
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
Tea Party Tuesday  at Sweetology 
A Return to Loveliness  at A Delightsome Life
Friends Sharing Tea  at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog


Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Beautiful table settings! That book looks intriguing; I'm going to have to look for that.

oldthings said...

Happy New Year to you and your family.Lovely post and your tea cups are fantastic!!!! Enjoy your tea time!!!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

I love all your tea settings. So pretty! Now I want to go out and buy new dishes.

Antiques And Teacups said...

Sounds like a wonderful year to me...and a great way to review...tea party by tea party!
Happy New Year!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Ah, Sherry, your tea tables are just lovely! I especially loved the November and December teas. Thank you so much for being a part of my tea party. Always a pleasure to have you!

Happy New Year,

Diann said...

All of your teas are so pretty Sherry! And all the pictures are so soothing and comforting. I think that is one of the best things about setting a pretty tea. It allows you to relax and enjoy a few moments.

Teacup-In-The-Garden said...

What a lovely post!

Tricia said...

Oh, I enjoyed seeing all your pretty teacups! My very favorite -- and a pattern I've never seen -- is August's cup, although the November photo is stunning, too!

Carolyn said...

All your teas were beautiful! my favorite is April and your french inspired tea.


Shirley said...

Sitting down to a lovely cup of tea is the best part of the day! And with all your lovely tea cups, pot's I know tea must be one of your favorite times...I'm sure your mom feels the same way!

Kathe said...

What a sweet way to share with your mother! I love all of your tea settings! Happy New Year to you!
Thank you for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. You visits are always special.

Gina said...

I loved seeing this review of your tea settings. All very pretty!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh so many beautiful teascapes. I love them all, way too hard to pick a favorite. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I really think you could make those photos into a calendar! Since I have a collection of blue & white dishes, I love the November photo. And the December photo is so sweet. I love them all!

Kathy said...

Oh Sherry, this is so fabulous! Thee pictures would make a fantastic tea calender! Wonderful post! Thank you for sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
God Bless,

Wanda Lee said...

Oh joy dear Sherry!

I love each and every one of these glorious tea-scapes.., It's so hard to pick just one or two!

Many thank for joining Pam and I for tea; we have so loved having you join us. What a priviledge!

Have a blessed, joyous and proserous New Year in 2012 lovely lady, Sherry!

Hugs, Wanda Lee

La Vie Quotidienne said...

How pretty, and what lovely different tea cups and beautiful settings. Georgous!

Lavender Cottage said...

All of your teas are nice and I like May the best as I can imagine the scent of the lily-of-the-valley.

Zaa said...

New Years Greetings... All your teacups are delightful..I especially love the " lily-of the-Valley set... Can't wait till Spring ( ha Ha)... ENjoy you week...Hugs

Anonymous said...

I just love your photography! Absolutely beautiful! I would love to be at high tea with William and Kate! LOL!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: What a lovely year in review! I can't even name a favorite. It has been a pleasure sharing Tuesdays with you. I look forward to 2012 and the lovely things you will show us. Wishing you a blessed New Year! Martha

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

You have some really pretty happy that I came by and saw them. Happy New Year!!!


Jann Olson said...

Sherry you have such lovely dishes anyone would love to join you for tea. The teddy bear is such a treasure. Looking forward to visiting with you in 2012!

Debbie said...

Gorgeous! I have decided to set aside "tea time" for myself this year. I just love the whole concept and beauty of it.

(Might serve myself coffee sometimes, but I will still call it tea, by gum.)

My very favorite is that lily of the valley shot. I loved the one you did around the time of the wedding too. That was a masterpiece!

Beth said...

Sherry, You are an amazing photographer! Wow,Wow, Wow! Beautiful tea times! I love the black and white toile tablecloth and the cups and saucers used in your French country tea. Happy New Year!

Terri said...

Beautiful, beautiful and beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing such beauty. I love all your lovely vignettes.
Happy New Year!

Snap said...

What a wonderful post and a great way to look back at the year! Fun! Happy Tea Day!

xinex said...

Everything is so lovely and charming, Sherry. I enjoyed all your wonderful photos. Hope you are enjoying the start of the new year!...Christine

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Beautiful! I really enjoyed these photos -- LOVE the vintage valentine decorations you have! I'm getting ready to host my annual Valentine Tea and scouring the internet to add to my collection of vintage decorations! Thanks for sharing these lovely photos with us!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

All beautiful. You never fail to delight with your photos.

Mom Walds Place said...

What a perfect post to meet you on. What a delightful year in photos. You could offer an enchanting calendar made from them in your Etsy shop. I look forward to getting to know you in 2012. Happy New Year!

Gayle said...

What a charming blog Sherrie! I am glad you stopped by Behind the Gate so I could return the visit.

Johanna said...

Hi Sherry,
I enjoyed your review about all the wonderful tea times. Each is special and marvellous. I love especially the elegant china on the first photo. Thank you for sharing. Wish you a great New Year.
Best greetings, Johanna

Antiques And Teacups said...

Such beautiful photos! I'll drink a cup to a year like that!

Aimee - said...

I've started my daughter on a collection at age 9 of beautiful tea cups! Seeing all your elegant sets makes me even more excited!!! Absolutely breathtaking!!! I'm glad that you're a part of my party!!! Makes me so happy to have a new bloggy friend full of inspiration!!! Happy I'm following you!!!

XO, Aimee

Wanda Lee said...

Dearest Sherry,

Wow!.., What amazing teacup and teatime vignettes from amongst your fabulous collections of pictures taken over the past year. So creative, so beautiful, charming and very pretty!

Thank you so very much for so generously and kindly gracing our blogs with your various lovely Tuesday tea party links. Thanks also for visiting our blogs time and time again and leaving sweet words of comment and encouragement with your participation for our Tuesday Tea's for our, 'Teapot And Tea Things Tuesday', as well as for my, 'Tuesday Tea For Two', weekly blog tea party.

Pam and I are going to very much miss you as we leave blog land for quite a long while. This is due to very important personal reasons that were unforseen; (even two weeks ago).

Dear Pam and I had a long and friendly conversation just two days ago. Upon my informing Pam that I needed to 'bow out gracefully', from blogland for the forseeable future, she requested that I also send this message of deepest gratitude and regret on her behalf also. As I bid you a fond farewell and as we both leave you and other very lovely fellow bloggers for the time being my friend.

Have blessed New Year in 2012!

Hugs and blessings from Wanda Lee, (and Pam; Pam is from her own, 'Breath Of Fresh Air', blog.)

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

I'm so behind in my blog reading! This post is simply lovely. Reminds me of Victoria magazine. Thank you for sharing. Hope you're having a grand evening. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse