Tea for two

January 29, 2013

Last week I came across a fun blog hop whose theme is tea cup Tuesday. I stayed for a while and discovered some lovely new blogs, like Edithโ€™s Sous Mon Arbre and Terriโ€™s Artful Affirmations, both absolute sensual treats of pinkness, baby ducks and all things girlie. I love it.

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This morning Chloe had an early morning class at the university and then a three hour break. Perfect to come home for a nice cup of tea.

Now I noticed that on these hops a lot of the ladies are identifying the tea cups. Out of my collection of lovelies I chose a blue cobalt and gold tea cup by Aynsley and a similar one by Paragon.

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I made us some Comforting tea by Aveda, (yes, the hair product people). Itโ€™s a fantastic mix of licorice root, peppermint and a touch of basil. I know it sounds a bit strange but the taste is out of this world.

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So here we are, my tea for two story, one happy and warm child, one serene mother and the rest of the day ahead full of wonderful possibilities.

Linking to the hop on Artful Affirmations and Sous Mon Arbre above and also to my favorite TALU with this post because it’s raining and I’m remembering my English winter wonderland. ๐Ÿ™‚

And don’t forget about my giveaway, still lots of time to leave me a hello.

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  • Reply Barbara F. January 29, 2013 at 11:32 am

    What lovely tea cups, and a beautiful photo of your beautiful daughter. xo

    • Reply Veronica January 29, 2013 at 6:22 pm

      Hi Barbara, Thank you so much. Off visiting you and others in the hop now. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Sara v January 29, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Isn’t it fun what they can do with marzipan?! Love how Chloe’s fingernail polish matches her teacup ๐Ÿ™‚ And really love china cups, plates, patterns–one of my fav things. That tea sounds phenomenal–there’s a tea called “Throat Coat” that has similar ingredients and I drink it even if I’m not feeling sick…licorice root is yummy! Happy Tuesday Tea Day ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply Veronica January 29, 2013 at 6:21 pm

      Hi Sara. Guess what? I bought the moulds in England and so can make these mice with fondant! Do you collect china cups and plates? I’m a bit crazy about them sometimes. They’re so pretty aren’t they? And licorice is yummy! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply sakaco January 29, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Your tea cups are beautiful, as is your daughter! Interesting combination of ingredients! Have a wonderful week!
    sandy ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Reply Veronica January 29, 2013 at 6:18 pm

      Hi Sandy, thank you very much. I hope you have a wonderful week too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Artful Affirmations January 29, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Hello Veronica, your post is so lovely! It has such a warm feel to it. How wonderful that you have these moments with your daughter. The tea cups are beautiful….Aynsley and Paragon two great companies. Both of them are fabulous to use I am sure. Thank you so much for linking up with our party this week! Yay!

    • Reply Veronica January 29, 2013 at 8:25 pm

      Hi Terri, thank you for coming to see me again. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m loving your Tuesdays and look forward this brilliant excuse to pull out my tea cups. Plus I love the girlie fun.

  • Reply Green Speck January 29, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Beautiful tea cups ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply Veronica January 29, 2013 at 8:27 pm

      Hi Green, thank you so much. They look like little treasures with all that filigree gold, don’t they? Green, won’t you tell me your name? Perfectly ok if you’d rather not. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Christine January 30, 2013 at 5:00 am

    Looks very relaxing! The tea cups and your daughter are beautiful!….Christine

    • Reply Veronica January 30, 2013 at 6:11 am

      Hi Christine, thank you so much. It’s lovely to slow down for a cup of tea, isn’t it? ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply margaret b January 30, 2013 at 5:45 am

    I love your two teacups, they are stunning! Thank you for visiting my blog and letting me find you….I love to meet other bloggers! Aveda tea is one of my favourite teas, so soothing. Your little mice treats look so yummy, I have never come across anything like that here…..might have to go looking!!! What a beautiful daughter you have, how wonderful to share a cup of tea with her…..I love to do that with my daughter and her girls. It’s special xxxx

    • Reply Veronica January 30, 2013 at 6:09 am

      Hi Mags, thank you so much. I was just thinking that, next week when my middle daughter brings her two little ones over, we’ll have a tea party! Bears, dolls…everything. ๐Ÿ™‚ Those little sugar mice are made of fondant in little moulds which came from a store called Lakeland in the UK where I live for part of the year. I wonder if they would import to the US. They are a super big chain and so might send from their website to all over the world.

  • Reply Felicity January 30, 2013 at 7:25 am

    Hi Veronica,
    Very beautiful tea cups you have there.
    Is the model your daughter? She is beautiful.


    • Reply Veronica January 30, 2013 at 7:30 am

      Hi Felicity, I love your name. It means joy, doesn’t it? That is my daughter and my favorite model, all my children are my victims models. LOL. Thank you so much.

  • Reply pegsplace January 30, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    You make me want to get out one of my teacups….I have a collection and a few of them look similar to yours! What a lovely way to enjoy your break! Oh…we have rain in northern Quebec…-40 last week and 7 today…Talk about extremes! Enjoy your tea and break out those teacups a bit more often…I think that I will too.

    • Reply Veronica January 31, 2013 at 4:04 pm

      Hi Peggy. Do get out your tea cups! ๐Ÿ™‚ Let’s be all girlie and pink. Oh my! Last time I wa sin Quebec was this past June. I love, LOVE Quebec and visit when I can, but -40!?! That’s terrible! Hopefully that’s the last of the bad weather. Make some tea. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Rachel Demas (@TaoOfPoop) February 1, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Ooo! All of the things in the photos are like little gems! I love the marzipan and the lovely antique plates, cups and dishes. I don’t drink tea and it’s making me want a spot o’ tea!!

    • Reply Veronica February 1, 2013 at 6:07 pm

      Hi Rachel, thank you so much. I’m sure everything tastes better out of little gem cups. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for leaving your twitter link, now I can get to know you.

  • Reply anne February 6, 2013 at 4:51 am

    Your tea cups are wonderful. I love them !
    We buy the Pastiglie Leone in Italy each time we go there…

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