What could be more comforting on a brisk Autumn afternoon than a nice little tea for two. It really doesn't take much ~ pretty dishes, an interesting teapot, a good tea blend, maybe some dainty sweets, a comfortable place and two friends to enjoy it all........
The table is set ~ let me show you.
I have chosen another Johnson Brothers set. It has an informal look so I set a tea for two in the kitchen.
This pattern is called "arbor". I really like the background color and the green looks good in my kitchen.
I thought the little garden-themed napkins would do fine for this tea.
I have had this McCormick Tea Company tea pot for a long time. Remember McCormick Spices? I think this is the same company. It has a nice cosy, kitcheny look.
And for our tea a special blend that I hand carried from Broadway, a little village in the Cotswolds in England. What a special memory from that day that I shared with my daughter! This one is called Cotswold Afternoon and is a mix of China leaf, jasmine, rose and bergamot.
Because we have loose - leaf tea we will need tea strainers.
One for you and one for me.
Another specialty for today is from my garden ~ lemon verbena. The sweetest, strongest lemon fragrance and flavor to be found!! It is right alongside rosemary as my favorite herb. If we don't choose to add it to the tea, just enjoying the aroma is a special treat.
To add to our ambience is a small centerpiece using an antique dish, a sunflower candle and a sprig of clerodendrum.
While we're in the kitchen I want to point out one of my favorite miniature tea sets. The little pineapple shelf was made for me by my son.
Isn't it sweet. The tiny sugar bowl's lid went missing but I have three more cups and saucers not displayed. These remind me of another trip - to east Tennessee to visit my sister one year. She had this little set and told me where she got it. Cracker Barrel. I stopped at a C.B. on my way home to Florida and found this one.
Well, I have especially enjoyed sharing these tea treasures and memories with you today. If you are someone not particularly interested in tea things go check out my archives where you will find assorted subjects.