Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Primrose Tea

I have been looking for plants for sale but, due to the long winter the plants are few and far between.

Then this week I found a primrose.  It is just a beautiful plant.  I have always wanted one of these.  I will plant it outside later this week. 

I have my pansies and viloas in a pot on the front porch.  They always are so pretty by May.   This teacup is adorned with pansies and made by Gracie China. 

Tea is a really simple affair in my house.  Today I made shortbread cookies.  The recipe is for Lemonadas.  I put the lemon icing on after I took this picture and my lemon loving crew around here didn't take long to finish them.  Lemonadas are a Girl Scout cookie and I had a request to make them from one of my sons.
Are you a Girl Scout cookie fan?  They have knock off recipes so you can make them when the Girl Scouts aren't selling the cookies.

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
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Be Inspired Friday at Common Ground    
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Say G'Day at Natasha in Oz
Cottage Style Party at Lavender Garden Cottage 
Share Your Cup Thursday at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olsen 
Do Tell Tuesday at Mabey She Made It


Bernideen said...

My primrose is hanging on but would love warm days to get planted outside. I see my backyard is greening up as I have been watering it - right now too! Enjoyed your post!

Sue/the view from great island said...

How fun! I am posting about edible flowers tomorrow...

Antiques And Teacups said...

The Primroses are in bloom here...but the Tulips are just buds yet. Pretty Violets teacup! I love lemon cookies, so those are great! I used to knock off GS cookies too. Some of the varieities are wonderful! Thanks for sharing and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A pot of primroses certainly could help me transition into spring as well. I like your violet teacup and the idea of lemon icing over shortbread cookies.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I won't be planting anything for a few weeks as it still so cold with tons of snow around. It was just confirmed that PEI had the worst winter in 42 years. I was just a little girl when we had this kind of winter before which is why I'm minding it so much this year.
Your pansy teacup is very pretty and your lemon cookies look wonderful. Yum! Thanks for sharing at Tea Time and send some of your mild weather our way, OK?


Beth in NEPA said...

Primroses bring such a cheerful note. And I do love pansies. Perfect on the cup and saucer.

Terri said...

Hello Sherry,
Your post is sublime! The images really draw one in. I love the little tea scene...the lighting is perfection, the flowers are gorgeous. I too, have been waiting for the plant sales. We are planning to get some this weekend.
Sweet pansy tea cup!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

I'd much rather have your knock-off cookie, rather than the real deal! They sound great!

Miss Dishywoo said...

I thought those looked like Girl Scout Cookies. Lemon is one of our favorite flavors around here. yours look delicious!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Primroses do say "spring is here"! I love the teacup, so delicate.

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Primrose is such a sweet flower! Beautiful photos...

Janice Kay Schaub said...

Ooooh that tea cup with the violets. I just adore violets and I am starting a collection I have a few things so far. Lovely china. I wish I could use nice things but so impractical in my house. Still I can display them

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Great -- that's all I needed to know that there are knock off recipes for Girl Scout cookies LOL. I adore Primrose plants! Our local grocery store often has them and I pick them up to 'cheer' up the house. I've never tried planting them though. I'll have to look into that!

JP said...

Someday, Sherry, you should show us your teacup collection...it must be a lot!
Very pretty...all of them!

Nancy said...

Oh, it just makes me smile to come to your beautiful blog, Sherry. It's like looking through a lovely coffee table book. The one you pick up time and time again. The primrose is gorgeous and the table is pretty and inviting. Love it all. ~ Nancy

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

Sherry...your primrose is lovely! And I love how you potted it up so nicely. Right now as I look out the window it's a mix of snow and freezing rain. Ugh! Spring where are thou?!!

Each year at the beginning of January, I usually find primrose in the supermarkets near me. I keep them going until it's time to plant them outside. I think it's the best plant "investment" ever. To enjoy them inside for a few months and then forever outside. :)

Hope your week is blessed!

Mimi said...

We long for a visible change of seasons here. Alas in the tropics it just doesn't happen. But we do have greenery all year round, so it's not all bad! I love your primrose and your lemon shortbreads...lip smackin'! Love Mimi...http://atrayofbliss.blogspot.com.au/