Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Year in Tea 2013

My year in review is usually just in tea posts.  I love having tea and photographing it so it is the one thing I do regularly on the blog to review.  Here it goes:  for January I shot my tea with a new prop in Tea & Barnwood.

In February I shared some tips on Icing the Cake.

I have done a lot more cooking this year and in March I shared a breakfast muffin that was gluten/wheat free in A Little Tea for Breakfast.

In April, I was looking ahead to what I could read to my youngest for summer break in Summer Reading with Boys.

I am the proud owner of a complete set of tea cups, mugs, and dessert plates from the Royal Doulton Brambly Hedge pattern.  If you have no idea what I am talking about, the Brambly Hedge china pattern is created from the adorable illustrations that went along with the children's story by the same name.  This story originated in the UK, written by Jill Barklem, and is based around a little community of mice living in the English countryside.  So, for May I had tea with the spring mug and dessert plate in More Brambly Hedge.  I have never shared this but, the illustrations and the story are a favorite of mine because I grew up in KY picking blackberries from a brambly hedge of our own on the farm and I raised a pet mouse I found as a child and kept him for several years.  That freaks my husband out because he hates mice. Ha!  

I am getting quite a brambly hedge of my own in the form of roses and they were in full bloom in June in Flower Therapy.

You can not have a summer go by without a Mad Tea Party and in July I had my favorite little girls join me this year in Mad Tea Party '13.

I really do have some of my own blackberries in the back yard and I enjoyed photographing them in August in Berry Season.

In September I said goodbye to summer in Goodbye Summer Tea.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness for the month of October I had A Pink Tea.

I discovered a new green tea that I love and was searching through vintage cookbooks in November in  Autumn Mornings.

In December I made some White Chocolate Peppermint Scones in Christmas Tea 2013.

So, there is my review in tea posts.  I am having tea all through 2014 too, usually on Tuesdays stop by and join me for a cuppa!

I will link this to:

Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage 
A Return to Loveliness  at A Delightsome Life 
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tea Cup Tuesday at Artful Affirmations
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups
Tea In The Garden at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog
Seasonal Sunday at The Tablescaper
Homemaking Linkup at Hope In Every Season 
Rooted in Thyme Simple and Sweet Fridays
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style 
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life 
Favorites on the First at The Polohouse 
Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound 
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home


Sue McPeak said...

What a wonderful collection of Tea Posts with stunning photos. Thanks for sharing your year of seems a comforting, thoughtful and special way to spend a Tuesday afternoon.
Visiting from Pink Saturday
Sue CollectInTexas Gal

Deb said...

These are beautiful Sherry. My favorite is August. I have enjoyed all your tea posts. Deb

Donatella Cipolla said...

Stupende...mi trasmettono tanto calore le tue atmosfere,è un piacere guardarle... ottobre le mie preferite...
Buona creatività

Laura Lane said...

Such a lovely post!

Danielle Giannandrea said...

This collection of tea photos makes me swoon! So pretty! September is my favorite ♥ Looking forward to more in 2014!

Christina Paul said...

What a lovely post! your photography is just beautiful- This would make such a wonderful calendar!

Ruth Weston said...

It's always such a pleasure to vosot and see your lovely photographs! Looking forward to more in 2014. Happy New Year! And thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Sherry: I am happy to say, I don't think I missed a post! Thank you for always sharing such beautiful tea cups each week. Wishing God's rich blessings for you in 2014! Hugs, Martha

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your tea posts are lovely, Sherry. The Pink Tea is a favourite and I love your Brambly Hedge china. Thank you for sharing at Tea Time over the past year and may 2014 bring you and your family lots of joy.


Terri said...

Hello Sherry,
I love your tea year in review! All your gorgeous tea images are lovely to look at.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful tea times with us all year long : )
And Happy New Year!

All The Pretty Dishes said...

I enjoyed viewing all of your lovely teascapes.

Veronica Roth said...

Hello Sherry, I loved your year in tea review, that's a wonderful collection of photos. Well done. Happy New Year to you and much love for 2014. :)

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

This was a nice look back at a year of teas. I remember the Brambly Hedge china, my favourite book growing up was The Wind in the Willows.
On to another year of tea gatherings.
Happy New Year.