Monday, January 11, 2016

Cozy Cottage Tea

Cottage Tea: The Charm of Home
Today I am having a cottage tea and pouring over my Tasha Tudor cookbooks.

Cottage Tea: The Charm of Home
My new-to-me cottage teapot is why I named this my cottage tea.  It is a Sadler teapot from England I scored at The Salvation Army! Sometimes I find the best stuff.

Cottage Tea: The Charm of Home
The teacup is by Grace's Teaware, no pattern listed on the bottom. 

Cottage Tea: The Charm of Home
My cupcake is from the bakery.  It is a carrot cake cupcake I embellished with some sugar glitter, a frosted blueberry, and rosemary.

Cottage Tea: The Charm of Home
The two cookbooks are illustrated by Tasha Tudor.  I added them to my collection of T. Tudor books.  She is a noted children's illustrator that I have collected the works of since I was a teen.  Here is a post I had shared before with Tasha Tudor.

Cottage Tea: The Charm of Home
One blogger I have enjoyed visiting that shares her home with us is Michelle of Remembering the Old Ways.  She has a blog very reminiscent of the Tasha Tudor style.  Do you enjoy the cottage style or Tasha Tudor like me?


I will link this to:
There Is No Place Like Home at Rose Chintz Cottage 
Home & Garden Thursdayat A Delightsome Life 
Tea Cup Tuesday at Martha's Favorites
Tuesday Cuppa Tea at Antiques and Teacups 
Friends Sharing Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog 
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House 
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Vintage Charm at Charm Bracelet Diva


Deb said...

Oh, I love absolutely everything about this post. I have always loved Tasha Tudor, too. That looks like a wonderful cookbook. Deb

Bernideen said...

Dear Sherry:
You did well to find a Sadler. They are very fun and that one is perfect for you! I love your photos with it! So glad you shared.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I do like Tasha Tudor but I guess I do lean more towards cottage style; romantic cottage that is with some English decor mixed in. What a cute teapot and your teacup is lovely. The cupcake is really sweet and looks too good to eat. I think your nieces and their dollies would love a tea party, Sherry. I hope to see it in the near future. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful new week.


Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

What a wonderful post - and TT is so charming, as was this cottage tea.

I love your embellishment to your cupcake - made all the difference in the world!

Yes, you do find some wonderful thrify items - that adorable Sadler is by all means wonderful! : - )

Margie said...

What a great score, Sherry! The cottage teapot is lovely and the teapot strainer (?) is too cute!

quakerhillfarm said...

I absolutely love Tasha Tudor! I sometimes think I was born in the wrong era! Thanks for sharing this sweet post!

Snap said...

I love Tasha Tudor. Just thinking about her, her love of nature and wildlife, and I smile. Such a wonderful artist, too. So nice to have a collection of her books -- cookbooks, too. Your vignette is lovely. I really like the Gracie teacup. Happy Tea Day!

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

What sweetness & charm you've captured here. Tasha Tudor - there will never be another like her - what an inspiration :)

Unknown said...

Beautiful, I haven't Radha Tudor cookbook out right now xx

Beth in NEPA said...

Love all things Tasha Tudor. And that teapot is so cute. Lucky you to find it!

Linda Jennings said...

I am impressed with your great Sadler teapot find!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

The teapot is adorable, and a great find!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Oh my goodness. you did so well on your darling teapot! Love it! Tasha Tudor is so wonderful! I love all her books, and used to love the articles about her in Victoria magazine. She is so missed I don't have a cookbook though. Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Unknown said...

Happy that i found you.
Nice greetings from austria your new follower

Pura Vida said...

what a pretty pretty setting

Anonymous said...

What a lovely find!!! I just adore your teapot!!! Tasha Tudors cookbooks are on my wish list.

Terri said...

I do love Tasha! Her books have always brought me joy. That is a sweet cottage tea pot and a darling relief cup! And your addition to the cupcake really makes it extra lovely!

Sufficient Grace said...

Oh my goodness that teapot is beautiful! You really had a great find with that one! I've not really read much about Tasha Tudor, although I have heard of her. Maybe I'll look into her more. I love the illustration of the little girl picking fruit with the little kitten at her feet! Thanks for sharing this post with us!

Our Hopeful Home said...

That teapot is truly special. I have one very similar to it, brought back for me from Germany by my mother in law almost 20 years ago. Not sure if it's from the same line, right now it's in storage. I almost bought some of that beautiful sugar the other day, but knew that I would not be baking any time soon (I'm on a low carb diet) so I put it back:) Your cupcake looks luscious. I've never heard of Tasha Tudor, but her books look darling! Thanks for sharing over at Vintage Charm ~ hope to see you there again next week! xoKathleen

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Your little cottage tea is very welcoming!