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Monday, September 10, 2012

Tea Cup Tuesday-Tea on the Balcony

  Hello All!
Happy Tea Cup Tuesday!

Today I am sharing a simple tea post.
I had the fortunate opportunity to sit on our balcony and enjoy an afternoon of reading.
Sublime would be a word I could use to describe this experience : )

Setting a simple tea tray, (I did not eat all those cookies! lol!).
and choosing relaxing and absorbing entertainment...
(I happen to be in the middle of a good book!)
...is all part of what I call my tea ritual.
pure enjoyment!

I am wishing you beautiful September days...
enjoying the present moment.....


If you would like to join in this weeks Tea Cup Tuesday that Martha and I are hosting,
just create a post with the tea cup in it you would like to share, then come back here
and link that post to Linky Tools below, so we can come and visit you : )



Lovely tray with tea served at the balcony..how romantic that is! I love the teacup and teapot, both, gorgeous, Terri! Thank you for having another great party and hosting it.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

The yellow chintz teapot is beautiful.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Terri,
Your chintz teapot is so pretty and I love your teacup! It's lovely having tea out on the deck. Thanks for sharing and have a beautiful week.


Holly Loves Art said...

Loevely Terri! hope you're having a great day.

sharon said...

What a beautiful photo, and so happy to hear you have enjoyed everything in that photo, tea, cookies, a good read, balcony, and sunshine! Your collection is super gorgeous as always!

Antiques And Teacups said...

What an idyllic setting for a quiet tea! Just lovely Terri! Hope you had a relaxing day. I'm just back from holiday so it's nice to catch up with friends!

Melanie said...

Thanks so much once again for hosting your lovely linky party. I am so happy to be a part of it for a second week !
There is nothing sweeter than tea, a good book and piece and quiet to enjoy it. I hope your tea time was all of these things x

Micupoftea said...

Hello...thank you for hosting again this week, Terri! A book and cookies? Sounds fab! Nice photo, nice tray~

Flora said...

Divine moment of peace and meditation ...
I would say, priceless :-)
And yes: your chintz teapot is really beautiful :-)
Mini hugs

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Terri,
what a precious moment you catched with your photo. Love to enjoy tea with a good book. I would definately have eaten all the yummy cookies. The Chintz tea pot is to die for.
Best greetings, Johanna

Ruthie Miller said...

Oh Teri,
How I love to see one of my very favorite teapots! I adore that teacup too. What more could you ask for? A good read and all the pretty china? A little slice of heaven.
Thanks for such an enjoyable post,
xo Ruthie from: http://www.ladybstimefortea.blogspot.com

Clara said...

Hi Terri!
I'm glad you enjoyed your relaxing tea and with such a pretty teapot. The weather has also been beautiful here.

xinex said...

How pretty, Terrie! I would love to do this but I have no balcony, lol, I guess the porch will do. It is getting cooler outside and quite pleasant. Love the tea tray with all its lovely tea elements....Christine

MomWaldsPlace said...

Oooh, you have one of Victoria's Teapots!

What a lovely peaceful moment.

Brenda said...

Sometimes the simplest is the best! I hope you are enjoying the lovely weather and so glad you got to relax with a good book.
God Bless,

Maria Andrade said...

Yes, Terri, nothing can be more perfect than a good tea outside, in good weather, and a good book to enjoy.
And of course the beauty of the cup also adds to it all!
Have a great week, dear friend.

Zaa said...

Simple is always best... and so relaxing...Love your chintz teapot...Terri and I can't wait to start your fairy tutorial , I'm going to join you in the fairy celebrations ... please join me too... Big Hugs

Elaine said...

That looks lovely Terri. A perfect way to spend the afternoon, beautiful teapot - as you might imagine right up my street. I love that book by the way, Kate Morton is a great author. If you managed not to eat all those cookies you have more self control than me! No wonder I need to be on a diet! Elaine x

Victoria said...

Hi Terri, Oh so Gorgeous....what a beautiful post..simply charming and so visually-poetic..not to mention those yummy cookies..what an enchanting tea..always a joy to visit!

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Terry
This week I had not enough time to prepare the tea but I have loved yours
I am reading The Forgotten Garden By Kate Morton just at this moment
Next will be the book you are reading

Dorthe said...

A beautiful tea ritual dear Terri, and the tea pot is OH MY so wonderful!
Also the sweetest cup,-- and you had a lovely afternoon tea, I`m sure- both with cookies and book :-)
Hugs from Bornholm.

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...


Indeed, honestly the perfect word for this weather and taking our tea outdoors and reading a good book.

Sublime, I love it.

Thanks for hosting, Terri!

GardenOfDaisies said...

Such a lovely way to spend the afternoon. Your chintz teapot is gorgeous! Good author. I haven't read The Distant Hours yet, but loved The Forgotten Garden.

Tea in Texas said...

You certainly have a lovely balcony to sit and have tea. The tray is so convenient for the tea things. I love the chintz Royal Winton teapot and hope you enjoy your book!

Thanks, Pam

The Charm of Home said...

What a beautiful tea! Enjoy and thanks for hosting!

Lady Linda said...

Hi Terri, I have the same teapot. Did you get yours from Victoria Magazine years ago?
Have been busy with our daughter's wedding and am now trying to get back to normal.

Createology said...

Tea with Terri is lovely! I would definitely have eaten every one of those yummy cookies. I am totally behind in blogland so I have enjoyed seeing your Faeries in all of their adorable abodes. Awaken is especially beautiful and living in the moment is what I am trying to do. I find it a huge challenge however I am determined to enjoy my days with bliss. Blessings Dear...

Jocelyn said...

I love your tea setting, and your teacup is gorgeous!

Jocelyn @

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Hey terry,
Your printed cotton teapot is so beautiful, I like your cup! This is a lovely tea out on the deck. Thank you very much for sharing and has a beautiful week.
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Hi Terri,
Your chintz teapot is so pretty and I love your teacup! It's lovely having tea out on the deck. Thanks for sharing and have a beautiful week.


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What a idyllic setting a quiet tea! Just lovely terry! Hope you have a relaxing day. I just come back on vacation so nice to catch up with friends!
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