Day Bed Breakfast Tea Tray

Welcome to the 20th Tea Time Tuesday

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 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!
Lady Katherine
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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70 thoughts on “Day Bed Breakfast Tea Tray

  1. Lady Katherine, I love this post! I very much appreciate you walking me through the hospital bed situation, the tea tray ( I think every home should have one of these) and I am saddened by all the hospitalization you all have had to deal with. I will pray for you all.

    What a wonderful friend Kathy is, and she seems to have thought very carefully about what you need and how to make you comfortable. The friends you have say a lot about the friend you are, and the friends and family you have tell me they are as blessed as you!

  2. I forgot to say, I am so amazed you can actually grow and harvest your own cantaloupe!Also, I love the magazine you have to read in the side pocket of your tray, and the teacup pattern is a favorite of my mother and father-in-law, the two “older” people in today’s post.Again, I love your blog and look forward to every post. ( thank-you for your kind comments on mine)

  3. Hello Katherine
    I hope you are feeling better and able to cope with your daily needs.
    The breakfast tray is wonderful and could feed a couple of people. How nice that it can double as a small desk and reading stand – good choice of magazine.
    Wishing you happy, suuny days.

  4. Oh Katherine, everything is beautiful….You are so clever and your breakfast tray looks so pretty.Breakfast in bed, how delicious…..
    Love it!
    Sweet Blessings,

  5. What a lovely setting for tea. You have turned a hospital bed into a beautiful place!!!

    I think I have that exact same tea strainer. And I have Old Country Roses too…only one teacup that was my grandmother’s. Your collection is beautiful. I think it is one of the most exquisite patterns.

    Blessings on your day,
    Patti (Fill My Cup with Beauty)

    PS Praying for you!!

  6. What a lovely breakfast tea! It looks good and is making me hungry. I like how you used the cloches to cover your food until it is ready to serve. I hope you are feeling better and also your family members. What a friend Kathy is! So glad she came and brought you “happys.” Take care!
    Hugs, blessings and prayers, Beth

  7. Oh Katherine, I hope you feel better and I hope the test results are good. Your breakfast is so scrumptious, it’s making me hungry. It looks so atractive too in your lovely Royal Albert dishes.And what a wonderful and generous friend you have! I am so happy for you cause I know how long you have wished to own a laptop. Take care and get plenty of rests….Christine

  8. Hi Katherine..another beautiful all looks fabulous..beautiful and magical! Gorgeous!! ! the tray is cute and very handy! I love my juicer..I use it all the time! Wishing you joy and harmony always…hugs! Wishing you well and your family too!
    have a wonderful week!

  9. I am back! I forgot to tell you how pretty your functional tray is. The link to CSN is not working but just want to tell you too that of course you know I am a follower. Take care!…Christine

  10. Lovely gifts! A wonderful friend!
    You have made a sow’s ear into a silk purse with that hospital bed.
    Lovely post from start to finish.
    May God bless you and your family this week with improved health.

  11. Hi. Just found your blog. Thanks for hosting lovely tea parties! You have a beautiful home and tea parlor! I just love old homes with architecture and, of course, love the Royal Albert china, it’s my fav!
    ~ Julie

  12. Oh Katherine! the tea you have prepared for us today is wonderful. So beautiful and inviting and not to mention yummy!!

  13. How charming and beautiful you have made your tea tray!! And how lovely it is to see you up and about, creating all these wonderful vignettes.

    What a blessing to have such a friend as Kathy, and I know you love her so much—you’ll love that new laptop—very classy and dashing in RED, to befit a lady of your bright spirit.

    This was just a wonderful post, and I’ll come back and look at it again—you make plain old bacon and eggs seem elegant, on their beautiful stand.

    Glad you’re doing well, and I hope all your lovies are all well and home very soon.


  14. Lady Katherine,
    You truly have outdone yourself with this post. It’s stunning 🙂 🙂 ): I’ll make sure to come back tonight and leave some comments. I have to give my dad a turn on the computer 🙂 🙂 🙂
    I love your tea set. I’m new to tea things…so I’m still working on building up my collection 🙂 🙂
    I loved the one photo of the rose teacup with the vintage looking fresh tea strainer that sits beautifull atop the teacup 🙂 🙂 I love vintage looking things…even for tea strainers 🙂 🙂 I think that’s what it’s called!!!!

    Juicing..I’ve heard that’s really good for you too. I haven’t done in a very long time. I’ve been tempted to by the Jack Lalayne power juicer. Oh, I watched an unholy amount of tv as a kid..but they used to show his exercise programs on tv..and I’d do jumping jacks with Jack lalayne in his spacy looking polyester exercise suit!!1 it was good times 😉 🙂

    I’ll write more later. I love all the tea things you put on display!! Lots of love went in to this. I also LOVE how you decorated the hospital bed. If you hadn’t said anything, i would have never known. so good job!!!!! You make everything beautiful!!!

    I’m going to add your tea button to my blog 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Lots of love and hugs from Oregon, Heather 🙂

  15. I found my favorite bed on CSN, Katherine. It’s the Paula Deen Home Magnolia platform bed. It’s so pretty!…Christine

  16. What a lovely spot for tea…it certainly doesn’t look like a hospital bed! What a good friend you have to bring you such remarkable gifts!

    As for the platform beds…I’m with you, the Paula Deen is gorgeous, in linen for me please.

    I’m a follower!

  17. Lovely breakfast tea, Katherine! The little tea strainer is darling and I love your tea-for-one too. Old Country Roses is such a beautiful pattern. The food looks delicious! Thank you for sharing and have a lovely evening.


  18. Dearest Lady Katherine,
    I have been a nurse for 20 years and have never seen a more beautiful hospital bed – you have literally transformed it into fine furniture! You are a strong, victorious and courageous woman! Thank you for sharing your heart with all of us – it goes without saying how beloved you are to so many people. I am in awe with the generosity of your friend, Kathy -it just goes to show the lifelong impact you make on others. You are amazing.

  19. Lady Katherine, another lovely tea as usual. You don’t miss a detail. I vote for the Pula Deen bed! Actually I like the four poster as well. ~ Sarah

  20. Lady Katherine, I’m back to say I’m a long time follower. I enjoy keeping up with your tea parties. ~ Sarah

  21. I absolutely love this tea set pattern! The breakfast looks very yummy too! Sounds like you have trully wonderful friends, what a blessing to you! I hope all is going well and you are feeling better. Thanks for sharing this beautiful tea!! I also noticed your Tea time magazine, is this a good one? I have received subscription advertisements but have not seen the magazine. I love tea, the Victorian Era all things Vintage etc. So glad I found your blog!! Blessings, Jill

  22. G’morn, Lady Katherine ~ Your setting is over the moon inviting & looks so delicious. Are you ready for company?

    What sweet gifts from your friends, you are so fortunate.

    Have a beautiful summer day ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  23. What a beautiful friend you have. One that truly loves and cares for you. That, my dear heart, is priceless…but, then, you know that already. 🙂

    Love your beautiful tray and the tea set is to die for. So pretty.

    I would LUV to win that 100. card..
    I have been a follower forever..:)
    Love, bj

  24. Way to go…taking the hospital bed and turning it into a design attribute! The Old Country Roses is the perfect choice for your home. It is such a gorgeous pattern. It makes for quite a luxurious breakfast tray. Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay

  25. Katherine, your tea tray is set so beautifully, and breakfast looks delicious! What a pretty tea set. What a wonderful friend to bring you such “happies! I know you will enjoy them so much. You and your family remain in my prayers. laurie

  26. Lady Katherine, this breakfast setting with Royal Albert Old Country Roses is so sweet and colorfull. Thank you for sharing this very nice tablescape.
    Greetings, Johanna

  27. What a nice breakfast tray. Old Country Roses is such a pretty pattern. Love your little cloches, Katherine.

  28. I agree with Kathy B on the first comment. I would just like to add that carrots are the best thing for juicing to give you a lot of what you need to fight the bad stuff. The carrots alone are very sweet and should be juiced fresh each time you drink it for maximum flavor and nutrition. The sweetness leaves once refrigerated. Add 1 apple to the carrots and it is wonderful. Hallelujah Acres on line has a lot of good information about drinking the carrot juice and eating a lot of raw veggies. They have a nutrition place about an hour from us and we have visited there. I understand it is growing.

  29. Oh girl it’s all just beautiful and your breakfast looks just YUMMY!! How special to have a true friend like Kathy and Chet…I have never had anyone ever do anything like that for me
    when I had cancer…Toss my name in the hat girl…but will tell you I have been blogging for almost 2 years and have never won one yet ha ha!! Oh but the friends I have made has more than made up for it…Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  30. I found your blog through a tweet on Twitter! I am so amazed at the amount of time and effort put into this and all your posts! (Plus you definitely have the props) I like the South Shore Copely Collection Platform Bed!

  31. I see that you also do a meme. What great ways to get inspired and find ideas. Something for everyone!
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  32. I like the Loft Concept Etch Platform Bed in Wenge bed best, clean and classic but modern!

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

  33. Hi Katherine! Whoo, hoo…you did post for our 100th! I’m so glad you joined in! Were you really my 30th follower? I’m amazed you remember that! Thanks for following along all this time…we’ve had some fun playing in Blogland, haven’t we? I love your teascape…and that was a yummy breakfast you had prepared…my kind of cooking! 🙂 I hope you were able to eat it later, although, it’s not too good reheated, is it? I hope your family all heals quickly and gets back home…that’s a lot of folks to be sick at once. Kathy sounds very special…what wonderful gifts! You are going to love your new laptop! Hugs to you sweet friend!
    Tell Terry the cantalope looked really yummy…that must be some garden!

  34. That breakfast in bed tray is wonderful. I love the pretty Old Country Roses china and the food looks so good.

    I think the Lea Elite bookcase bed is great. I’m always in need of a place for more books. Thanks for this terrific giveaway.

  35. Lady Katherine, I to love the Paula Deen Steel magnolia in linen. I also have the same china as you show here. It was a gift from father-in-law, before he passed away. We both use to laugh that we just love dishes. And that it was hard to turn one away..Your tea tray looks marvelous. I am so glad that you have a laptop in order to keep up with your blog and facebook. I do not have a blog but do have a facebook page which you have accepted my friendship on FB, I do follow your blog..I so hope you pick my name fo the gift certificate. Glad you are feeling better. take good care of yourself.

  36. Beautiful & delish tea ! I hope you are feeling better & better . Kathy is a wonderful friend !I went to the CSN store & I like the South Shore Newbury Collection Platform Bed. Please count me in on your great give away .

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