Welcome to the 20th Tea Time Tuesday
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Wouldn’t you love to have a Platform Bed
to set a Tea Tray on?
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My Tea Tray is set up on my Day Bed
Oh, I have a platform bed I wanted to place outdoors amongst my flowers with sheers billowing in the wind, but the rain came so we shall make do with my Day Bed. This Day Bed is actually my hospital bed that is set up in my Parlor, so I am close to my husband should I need him . I found a King size wooden head board at the annual neighborhood garage sale last year for $2.00. Yes, Two dollars! I added a little trim and painted it white, for my antique mantel in this room was white. Last summer my husband built me a Library in the parlor, now Parlor/Music Room/ Library. I can’t wait to show you my stained mantel and Library! Just not quite yet! I so want to get this bed into another room first! lol To make this hospital bed look like a Day Bed, I lowered the rails, added curtains for the gold topping, pillows and the headboard behind the bed.
Don’t look at the cords showing at the floor, lol for they control the hospital bed.
Breakfast Tea Tray on my Parlor Day Bed
The prints on the wall I bought at an antique store for $25.00 for the pair, the shelves from Hobby Lobby. The lamps were in my 100 year old Craftsman’s Bungalow when we bought the house, new lamp shades were added. You can just see a little of a rocker which was the first owners of the house. My daughter brought them down from the attic one year on Mother’s Day for me. One day they will get to be recovered as the sofa will be too. I found this sofa on side of the road and tied it to my car an brought it home around twenty-five years ago. The antique coffee table I bought at a yard sale twenty some years ago for $8.00, it was not suppose to be in the photo, but I couldn’t get it cropped out. lol Notice I have wood floors, ceilings, and walls in this room. Oh, you can’t see the ceiling, but it painted the same color as the walls.
One day to all to receive a new color of paint.
Yes, the white bed looks out of place! Now!
My Tea Tray I bought at the annual garage sale last year for $5.00. The cloches cover all the food.
I made the mini cupcake plate and cloches, if you like I have a post which tells you how to make the mine cupcake plates and cloches. I can do a repost on it, just let me know if you would like it.
On my Tray I am using my Royal Albert Old Country Roses Fine China.
I have been collecting the oldest pattern on Ebay.
The Tea Towel was a gift I received July 4th from my sister, Gloria.
Now this Breakfast food is uncovered!
I used my Early American Prescut Crystal berry bowl, juice glass, and coaster.
The fruit bowl holds slices of cantaloupe from our fields, blueberries, and strawberries
I am a Southern Lady, and I do love my Grits! Today I had hash browns instead,
with Cinnamon Tea Biscuits.
Farm Fresh Eggs, just from the Hen House outback, Fried and Bacon
I picked Zinnias and Rosemary from my garden, and placed them in a little glass vase.
I bought at a garage sales many moons ago!
My Royal Albert Old Country Roses Teapot in One is New,
I bought in the last few years from Ebay.
Today I am tasting two different Teas, so I decided to make one kind in the top teapot, and the other in the bottom cup. ( Just be sure and do not do as I did and fill the bottom cup too full when you place the teapot on top it will spill over on your cloth!)
I filled my China Teacup 3/4 full, to add my sugar, or milk, where it will not spill as I stir.
The Strawberry Ceylon Tea was light in color, with a hint of strawberry taste,
it was really good just a few lumps of sugar added
The Blueberry Ceylon Tea was much darker, and didn’t taste of blueberries, (which I do love blueberries) I was so disappointed in the taste, and so happy I decided to try both Teas!
These two teas were a gift and not purchased where I usually buy my Tea.
With this Tea Tasting you can know you can not brew your Tea just by the color.
For stronger Tea you need to add just a little more tea leaves.
I also did not add milk for either Tea.
Four years ago I took a leave absence from work, thinking it was just for three months. I began to study the Art of Tea. This is a Sterling Silver Tea Stainer. You hold it over the teacup and pour your tea and it catches any leaves. This Tea Stainer has a little cup you place it back in to hold any liquid from getting on your linens. I am not sure if the Tea Strainer cup show up good in some of my photos. I am saying this for as some had Grandmothers, Mother’s which taught them the Art of Tea, I had to study and this was one item I had no idea what it was! lol
I used an Early American Prescut Crystal Coaster for my butter pats, and a crystal tooth picker holder for my strawberry preserves. I have found using small dishes are the perfect serving for one.
Another view of my Breakfast Tea Tray on my Daybed
After a wonderful Breakfast Tea on the Daybed, the China is cleared and the Tea Tray pops up to hold your favorite magazine, or book, with pockets on each side to hold extra books.
The Breakfast Tea Tray is perfect for writing notes, cards, or letters
This past week has been filled with Doctor visits, and test. I have had several family members in the hospital, my Daddy, Sister, and Daughter. We are keeping our Grandchildren while my daughter recuperates. Even though through all this, I had unexpected company today.
My friend Kathy, whom lives an hour away, came for a visit. Kathy always brings me happy’s as I call them to brighten my day. Today it was more like Christmas in July!
I have not been able to contain my excitement!
I have been wanting a laptop computer, as the desktop computer is still hard for me to sit at,
for very long since my surgeries, my recent accident, and fall has made it much worse.
Kathy knows how much I love my website, for it brings me much happiness.
Today Kathy brought me a Dell Laptop Computer with a wireless mouse.
Kathy also brought me case for the laptop, and a HP printer.
As you see I have not have time to open the box as of yet!
How wonderful is this!
Kathy also brought this wonderful juicer, and yes it still in the box! I have read the book, Juicing is so healthy for you. I used to do the Juicing, but I have a tiny juicer and gave up on it long ago. I do love Juicing for it is great for Cancer patients. I think Kathy must want to keep me Healthy! Can’t wait for tomorrow, my Grandchildren, can’t either! lol
A few weeks ago I got a phone call from my wonderful friend Kathy, she had me a set of Therapeutic mattress for our King Size bed. I’ve been in my hospital bed for a long time now. We do have a wonderful King size pillow top mattress, but I still can not sleep in it. The Therapeutic Mattress is wonderful. I think soon! I just might get to go back to my bedroom,
and sleep in with my husband in our King size bed again.
Oh, I am blessed to have such a wonderful loving friends
as Kathy, and her husband Chet!
Thank You Both for helping making life better for me, from the bottom of my Heart!
After have not eaten all day, at nine o’clock last night I sat down to this wonderful Breakfast Tea, I had planned to have this morning. Just relaxing and drinking from my lovely China Teacup! Pondering on how a lovely Tea Setting even when it is just a Tea Tray,
can makes one feel wonderful and special!
I want to Congratulate Susan at Between Naps On The Porch, whom hostess Tablescape Thursday each week for the 100 week of Tablescape Thursday. I know how much work is involved in doing this meme weekly and Susan works full time, and also host Metamorphism Monday where she does decor make overs. Susan always has the loveliest Tablescapes, not a week goes by does she have something beautiful to share. I was Susan’s 30th follower and have watched as her website has grown with happiness for her. Susan also writes an article for Houzz each week.
She is such a sweet, talented lady and I am so happy I have got to know her.
Stop by Susan’s and wish her Happy 100th Tablescape Thursday!
100th Tablescape Thursday
As Always Save A Cup Of Tea For Me!
Please Visit the following websites to see many lovely treasures, table settings, teas, things used for a second time around, food and recipes.
Rhoda at Southern Hospitality
Diane at A Picture Is Worth 1000 Words
Tam at The Gypsy’s Corner
Three Or More Tuesday
Michael Lee at Designs By Gollum
Laurie at Bargain Hunting With Laurie
Beverly at How Sweet The Sound
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It around 3:00 in the morning, and I am so looking forward to bed before my Grandchildren arrive in this morning! Hope to visit all of you soon as life settles down a little!
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