Sunday, June 21, 2015

High tea and a little of whats going on

Dear friends,

There is a lot going on around here and that is why I have not been around much on my blog.

We are planning to remodel our kitchen and there are lots of decisions to make, such as removing two windows to put in French doors that will lead out onto the deck.
We are talking to our friend who is an Architect and getting some helpful assistance from him.

I did have a lovely day out with my DD,  a little treat for our May birthdays - one could get very used to high tea and we both enjoyed spending the afternoon playing Ladies, sipping champagne and enjoying savouries and sweet treats.
The Master tea Sommelier helped us to select the perfect blend of tea from the exquisite selection of teas, all served on the finest Wedgewood China. The whole occasion was lovely and was hard to pick which delectable one to eat first.

There is something in the nature of tea, that leads us into a world of quiet contemplation of life
~Lin Yutang, The Importance of living

I hope that you are enjoying your weekend and taking some time out.
We have a wintery and rainy one here and it is a good time to be cozy indoors.
It is always a pleasure when you stop by and thanks for taking the time to comment - I hope to sit down and visit you soon and see how you are doing.



  1. Hello, Carolyn
    I see how you’ve been busy planning for remodeling your kitchen! You have many choices and decision, but it is fun!! You are lucky to have a good adviser. Glad to see you had a good time with your DD with fancy cake and tea! Enjoy your new week ahead!

  2. Ooh that looks so yummy! I love tea. It's waaay better than coffee :)

    xo Azu

  3. Your tea looks so delightful with your daughter! Everything looks unbelievably scrumptious!!! I wish you cozy times in your home and a fun time planning that exciting remodel my friend! Happy weekend to you! Nicole xo

  4. Lovely blog dear! Really interesting post...thx for sharing!

  5. What a lovely way to celebrate two special birthdays! High tea served in such an elegant way must have been very enjoyable. Making plans for remodelling your kitchen with advice from an architect friend sounds exciting. Thank you so much for your good wishes on the occasion of a special anniversary. It was greatly appreciated when I know that you must be very busy at the moment. Enjoy that cozy time indoors during these days dear friend.

  6. Exciting to renovate the kitchen,
    sounds nice with the doors out to
    your deck.
    Wish you a happy new week

  7. Our daughter looks very cute and you look like you had a fine afternoon tea! Hopefully the Savoy will almost as good in August - Love your husband xxx

  8. The cakes look yummy. It sounds like you had a lovely day with your daughter.
    Stay warm, dear Carolyn!

  9. Summer started today with lots of rain...happy sunday love Ria...x!

  10. Lovely pics and quote, darling!


  11. Carolyn, Your tea day;) sounds like it was absolutely delightful. Regarding the remodel, we put in the French doors (off the kitchen and leading to the backyard) in and absolutely love them. In fact it is morning here and my husband just opened them:) The process of renovation s tough but so worth all the effort. Lots of decision making! Have fun with it:) xxleslie

  12. Dear Carolyn,
    What a lovely tea day with your beautiful DD!!
    I wish you a stress free remodel. I hope you will share when it is completed.. Would love to see.

  13. good luck with the kitchen remodelling, French doors are such a lovely feature for a room

  14. Oh! A kitchen favorite. Enjoy the process!

  15. Hi Carolyn, so excited for you and the kitchen reno. It will be beautiful when complete and I can relate to the decision and work involved but so worth it in the end. Looks like a lovely time with your daughter having tea. Thank you for sharing the beautiful quote.
    Have a nice week ahead my friend.
    Hugs, cm

  16. Dearest Carolyn,
    What a lovely time for Mother & Daughter to spend together over High Tea.
    Your remodeling of the kitchen will only need time for completing and you will enjoy it afterwards; not during the works but we all have to accept that.

  17. Dear Carolyn,
    oh, a new kitchen, sonds wonderful! So, I am looking forward to hear about your decissions :O)
    Wishing you a wonderful new week, my dear friend!
    Sending lov and hugs,
    Claudia xo

  18. Hello Carolyn,
    Happy belated birthday to you both. I hope the renovations go smoothly.
    Big hug,

  19. Hello Carolyn,
    I'm happy you spent such lovely time with your daughter, It's very important!
    And renovating kitchen it's very exciting, even if a bit stressfull too! :)

  20. que fotos mas entretenidads ! deseo que tengas un buen comienzo de semana

  21. Lovely photo's of your tea Carolyn! Wishing you good luck on the renovation of your kitchen. So exciting!

    Have a good week!

    Madelief x

  22. French doors to the deck will be lovely. I enjoy having high tea -- don't do it often enough. Of course, we don't get champagne with ours. That would make it even nicer. :) Good luck with the renovations. Tammy

  23. Hello Carolyn,

    Tea and cake sounds the perfect way to celebrate your Birthday's. Hope the kitchen reno's run smoothly.

    Happy days.

  24. Carolyn, I love your new blog design! It's so clean, fresh, and pretty. Tea day with your daughter sounds delightful, and those desserts look amazing.

    I hope you are enjoying these June days. I can't believe it's the end of June already!

    love, ~Sheri

  25. Looks like you are having a cozy time, even it is cold and rainy dear Carolyn, the tea party must have been special, the cookies are wonderful looking. And have fun and good luck with the renovation, it will be wonderful for you, when it is all done !!
    Hugs from also a grey and rather cold Denmark, even we are supposed to have summer !!

  26. Great!

  27. hi caroly,
    wow - you have much to do! a lot of work..... but your kitchen will then be
    beautiful :-)
    hugs and kisses

  28. Wow thos cakes look so yummy! That sounds a lovely idea of changes to your kitchen , will there be any chance you will get it done by the summer? Sarah x

  29. All the best to you as you remodel the Kitchen! I will enjoy hearing about the progress and to see the final results. Beautiful High Tea!

  30. Me siento feliz de que pases esos lindos momentos :)

  31. Oh my goodness, those sweets are so pretty! I don't know which one I'd choose first. And a kitchen remodel! How exciting! Have fun with all the planning. And have an excellent weekend! :)

  32. Just great!
    Warm summerhug,

  33. What a lovely way to celebrate birthdays.
    Enjoy making your new kitchen!

  34. I understand what you mean here as I haven't been blogging quite as much recently. Afternoon tea is something I always enjoy and yours looks absolutely delicious too!

  35. I'm a coffee lover but I wouldn't say no to those sweets! A kitchen renovation that sounds great!
    Wishing you a happy week

  36. There's nothing like having tea and just being "girls"! It's so nice to do something fun when you've got the stress of a remodel facing you. But it will be worth it in the end. The the celebrating will really begin!! lol

    Blessings always, Edie Marie & Marie Antoinette

  37. Sounds like a lovely birthday celebration! Enjoy your kitchen once it's done!

  38. Only just caught up with some reading and a visit to your blog. Do hope the kitchen re-model plans are progressing well - exciting.

    Happy July

    All the best Jan

  39. Hello dear Carolyn!

    It's wonderful to be visiting you here again...and I hope you take time for yourself amidst the flurry of activity...
    The tea with your daughter looks so lovely (Happy Belated Birthdays!)...
    Good luck with all of the remodeling, it is a grand adventure indeed.

    Things have been wild on my end as well...but I do not want to give up blogging...miss my blog friends too much. :)

    Take care, sweet friend, and stay cozy!
    I love your new darling header...
    Hugs from across the miles,
    ~ Irina

  40. What a lovely birthday celebration! Have a beautiful week, take care...

  41. Happy belated birthday to you, and your DD, Carolyn! What a sweet way to celebrate the special occasions! Your kitchen reno sounds very exciting, and I look forward to all the reveals, having built our home from scratch! Keep smiling!

    Wishing you a happy week!



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