Thursday, August 25, 2011

Almost Time for Tea

In my boredom (bliss)  last weekend with nothing to do, I cleaned out and moved things around in my little glass doored cupboard. I brought out my little English tea pots. In the cooler months I love to have a pot of hot tea ready for the girls when they get up in the morning.

Their favorite is Earl Grey.
This cupboard is where we keep our everyday mugs.

The fridge got a good scrubbing and I decided to add a little color to the top. This gal needs as much decorating space as she can squeek out.

To me there is nothing like a little red and white, no wait, a lot of red and white in the kitchen.

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Linking to:
Inspiration Friday
Common Ground
The Charm of Home
French Country Cottage
Fridays Unfolded
On Sutton Place
Farmhouse Friday
Seasonal Sundays
Rose Chintz Cottage
Tabletop Tues.
Tuesdays Treasures


laurie said...

I love all the color you have going on ,, beautiful

Jill said...


Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

You have everything looking great Elaine! Love the red, and I would just love to come by for tea.

Holly said...

I'm a red girl too. I've tried to get away from it from time to time but I keep bringing it back, a kitchen is just not a kitchen without some red touches. Love yours.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Can u come scrub my kitchen? I am ready to change things around too. love that red phone and all your vintage things!

Leslie said...

This is such a warm and cozy post, talking about teapots and tea. That's great that your girls like hot tea!
Have I told you that I ordered some of those candles you said loved Mc Call's Country Store...(a few wks back)...and I love them!! I ordered several and they are going to be some of my Christmas gifts. Thanks so much for sharing some of your favorite things!

Ruth Sagrario Macotela said...

Your tea posts are so whimsy! I heart them. I have one like them but green, and I found it in a flea market a few months ago. I use it to prepare green tea, it's the one I drink.

Thanks for sharing this gorgeous vignette.

Hollie said...

Just beautiful!!! Love your teapots!

Cindy said...

I bought a red, a yellow and a lighter blue pot from an online store. They look like yours.I drink Bigalow Constant Comment green tea. Have you tried it?

Kris said...

I am a huge fan of red. Red cars, red purses, red this, red it!! Your tea pots are cute. When we were young newlyweds, we lived next door to a couple from England that were here for work for a few years. I became friendly with the wife, and she introduced me to a proper spot of tea. Always loose tea, she mixed Earl Grey and Typhoo, and it was sent to her from her friends and family in England. Boil a kettle of water, then pour the water into the tea pot, which already has a teaspoon of tea per each person drinking it, plus one extra "for the pot" she always said. Put a tea cozy over the pot, let it steep a bit, then milk into the cup with tea poured over a strainer to keep any loose tea bits from getting into our cups. It was a lovely thing, and I so loved having her "ring me up for a spot of tea!"
PS Is that a rotary wall phone????? I wish I still had mine!!!

Cindy said...

Very, very pretty! Your teapots are so pretty and I love those vintage white salt and pepper shakers! I would love to find a pair of those.
Hugs, Cindy

Gina said...

I love all your red & white. It's so nice to see kitchen inspiration that suits my taste to a "t".

Shelia said...

I just love all of the wonderful color in your kitchen. That little cabinet with all of your pretty dishes looks wonderful.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Linda said...

Looks great...I love redoing the hutch in my kitchen as the seasons change. I love the red phone...we have a black one like that hooked up in the garage!

Micupoftea~ said...

If you like Earl Grey you should RUN, not walk, to order Harney & Sons Earl Grey Supreme. It is the BEST Earl Grey I have ever had. It has superb quality Silver Tips in it and I have been drinking it for years. DOn't work for them, just a happy customer! lol~~ :)
Have a blessed weekend,

Micupoftea~ said...

Oops...forgot to give you the link :)

Gabriela Delworth said...


Wow! I love that old phone!


Susan @ Blackberry Creek said...

Thanks for visiting my Blackberry Creek Home Arts and for you comment. I LOVE your blog and all your pretties. I just bought a new set of red dishes y yesterday. Had my coffee this morning from one of my new mugs. Oh, and BTW, Earl Grey is also my favorite tea. Have a great day.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

How nice that you make tea for your girls in the morning...when I was in high school my mom would bring me half coffee/half milk every morning. I loved it. Thanks for linking up to Open House Party.

Ranger 911 said...

We rehabbed our kitchen a few years ago and painted the walls a rust color with cream cabinets. The one regret I have is that it is one of the few colors that don't go with RED!!! I already have plans to paint the walls cream, so I can pull out my vintage red and green treasures again! I love your fun bright kitchen!

Sherry said...

I love your glass front cabinet. It is a great place to show off these cute dishes. It looks wonderful! Thanks for linking it up to Home Sweet Home!

The Tablescaper said...

Such great color. There is nothing like red, white and blue. So glad that you're part of Seasonal Sundays as we brace for Irene.

- The Tablescaper

Snap said...

Love the red, white and blue! A girl can never have enough decorating space!!!!!!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Your kitchen is so dang cute. How the heck did I miss your adorable red phone???? Love it. And I agree about red and white in the kitchen. :D

I love bergomot, so I love me some Earl Grey tea!

Johanna said...

Hello Elaine,
what a fun to clean the kitchen and to rearrange it new. Everything looks so inviting and happy. Love the bright colors. And I am also very fond of Earl Grey tea.
Best greetings, Johanna

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Elaine,
What a wonderful post! There is nothing like red to perk up a room; especially the kitchen! I really like Earl Grey tea but I've never tried Bigelow. I am loving your red phone! Your kitchen is so inviting and having a cup of Earl Grey with you would be lovely. Thank you for joining me for Tea Time today and I wish you a delightful day.


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the open cupboard where you can showoff such pretty teapots and cups. Beautiful area. I decorate the top of my fridge also, your display is gorgeous. The spatterware is fabulous. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Deb said...

Love that biscuit box. Deb=^..^-=x4 Ontario, Canada

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I just love your little cupboard. What a welcoming way to include tea in your day.

Jocelyn @