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Monday, November 26, 2012

Tea Cup Tuesday-Savouring Quiet Moments

Hello All!
Welcome to Tea Cup Tuesday!
I am delighted to be sharing with you all again today.
It is just about that time of year when those of us who celebrate Christmas
get very, very busy!
So I thought that today's tea would be the calm before the storm! Lol!
A quiet pre Christmas season tea....

 My cup today is a pretty one that, despite it's bouquet of flowers, reminds me of winter.

I think it is the golden swirls and dots....and the cool color of blue...
They bring to mind blustery snowy winds. 

Fanciful I know, but I thought of it the moment I first saw this cup....
So it seems to be the perfect cup for me today, as I head into the Christmas season...

I just adore the flowers on this cup....the artwork is really beautiful.

a simply pretty handle.

The back stamp shows she was manufactured by Paragon.
Somewhere in the late 50s or early 60s. My favorite!
(well, other than Limoges, Foley and....)

My tea of choice today is Chamomile.....just look at these lovely flowers!

And some fresh gingersnap cookies.
I dusted them with powdered sugar using clean stencil from my art room,
It was easy to do, and added interest as well as flavor. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

If you would like to join in Martha and I and post your own tea cup, just create a post with it and come back here to link up that post below. Then we can all come and visit you too! : )



Lucille said...

The cup is beautiful, Terri. You have described it perfectly! I love how you decorated your cookies. They look like they would be delicious!

Createology said...

Lovely teacup dear. Your cookies look festive and delicious. Chamomile tea is one of my favorites. Blissful...

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Terri: Love the cup. You take such wonderful pictures. I am going to work on that this year. Sending lots of hugs your way! Martha

Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Terri. Love your teacup...of course! The stencil on the gingersnaps is so pretty! Have a wonderful week!

Donna Heber said...

Hi Terri,

I just love your Paragon teacup! It is so beautiful with its florals and swirls. Your cookies look too nice to eat :-) Have a super week.

Dorthe said...

This is the finest little tea setting, dear Terri, with your beautiful cup, and the cookies looking like they have arrived from the most exclusive bakery- so pretty they are with your dustet sugar on top.
Hugs from Denmark, and me.

Flora said...

Dear Terri, I completely agree with you about the winter mood of the teacup. Imagination is essential to save us from the greyness :-)
Chamomile seems like a good cure for stress, but frankly I would throw myself headlong more willingly on cookies :-)
As always, thanks for your kind invitation.
Mini hugs

The Teaist said...

Love the cup and the detailing! The colour scheme remains me of the 'house colours' of Fortnum & Mason. They have china in that colour too, so check out their website if you're interested.

The stenciled cookies is a stroke of genius. When I bake a cake, I often cut strips of paper towel and make a lattice pattern on my cake and dust it with icing sugar. It looks nice but you've taken it up to the next level!

Am hosting my own link-up tomorrow so in case you're interested, join the fun!

Marjanne said...

such a nice cup... and the cookies... mmmmm

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Terri,
I agree that the soft blue of the cups reminds to snow. Its a pretty tea cup and you have set a wonderful tea scene. And your cookies are amazing. I love the idea, easy and so effectful. Really gorgeous. Thank you for sharing and for hosting this nice event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Sylvia said...

Love your teacup, and the cookies looks yummy!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Terri,
I love your pretty Paragon teacup! I do love the colour of it! The stenciled cookies look lovely too. Thank you for sharing with us and have a beautiful day.


Snap said...

Terri, of course that teacup is Paragon!!! :D :D Love the white teapot with the teacup and it does have a calm, winter feel. Lovely chamomile and gingersnaps ... I LOVE gingersnaps! Happy Tea Day and thanks for hosting!

Cynthia said...

Love the tea cup it is so soft and beautiful Like the cookies too. Happy tea.


Linda Vincent said...
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Linda Vincent said...

That's a great idea Terri....I'll be stenciling all my biscuits from now on!!

(Sorry I deleted my last comment but I put my old blog address on by mistake....I'll get it right this time :-)

sandy said...

I love the soft teal color in your cup. It matches the background on your blog and also your lettering. Very sweet! Chamomile sounds so calming...just what is needed before the Christmas rush...although I DID write a post about having less stress before Christmas...Yours is another idea!
Have a great week!
sandy :)

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Oh my gosh, Terri that cup is GORGEOUS!

I can definately see that blue reminding you of winter!

It is truly beautiful and your pictures are just amazing.

the "snowy" stenciling of your cookies is genius, taking something so dull and making it WOW! You are so darned clever!

Thanks for hosting! Sorry I am so late!


Maminka Girl - Loribeth Robare said...

Those cookies look so yummy and too pretty to eat (but I would anyway!) Thanks so much Terri for your kind words regarding my Mom. I really appreciate it, xxoo Loribeth

KathyB. said...

I think that would be my favorite teacup for sure. I love everything about it. In fact, I would decorate a room around it because the colors are soothing and invigorating at the same time. ( how can that be ?)

Thank-you for hosting tea Cup Tuesday Terri, I am looking forward to December and all the beautiful decorating I see on Tuesdays on-line.

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Zinnia said...

I'm in love with your teacup. It is so deliciously sweet. Chamomile tea always feels like you are bidding on a cup of kindness. Pick the flowers yourself? Ginger cookies are so yummy especially this time of year. I wish you a great week! Zinnia

CEO Lisa Anne - L.A said...

Hi Terri,
Your teacup and saucer is beautiful. I love the color and floral design. Your designer cookies are fabulous and the chamomile tea sounds delish. Have a wonderful day.

sharon said...

Your cup is gorgeous as always, and your cookies look sooooo goood! Your are the epitomy of prettiness Terri, it makes me so happy!

Victoria said...

Total wowness and bliss..i adore this cup..I am smiling..you always get me in the spirit to go Tea-Cup-Hunting..ha ha! Such a sublime photo series..the cookies are so full of poetry...beautiful Terri! Awesome post!! Happy tea..you have made my night!!

BECKY said...

Hi Terri! I haven't stopped by in SOOOO Long! Please forgive me! I keep thinking I'll participate in a Teacup Tuesday one of these days, but then I forget! Your blog is beautiful, as always! Hugs...Becky

Faith Hope and Cherrytea said...

would luv to add those cookies to my hot choc in china !
join me?
your cup is perfect !
and i've got the windy blowing snow..

Schotzy said...

I absolutely love your ginger snap idea... They look phenomenal!

Linda Carole Bloom said...

What a beautiful teacup! Flowers in Winter, such a nice thought!

Holly M said...

Terri, I just saw your Christmas Domino Book. Words fail me, really. Beautiful just doesn't describe it sufficiently. Please count me in on the drawing to win it. Holly M.

Melissa said...

Ooooo I love the idea of the stenciled powdered suger!!!

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