Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Afternoon Tea on the Patio for One

It was another warm, sunny day today. I had worked in the garden for several hours and was in need of a rest. I decided to make some toast and jam with a cup of hot tea.  I had made a promise to myself at the new year to always take a few minutes to make my table attractive, no matter how small my meal would be or how many people would be at my table. 

I brought out one of my white linen tablecloths  and napkins.

A treasured cup and saucer from a dear friend
Roses and lavender from the garden in an old vase

I sliced a couple of pieces of whole grain bread, topped it with some cream cheese and current jam; put the kettle on the stove while I picked some lavender and bergamot mint for the tea.
A Perfect Cup of Tea,
and a Perfect Ending to a Beautiful Day!

ounces of Trader Joe's Artisan Whole Grain Bread (with millet, sunflower, barley, rye, triticale, oats, flax, rice and soybeans) teaspoons of Cream Cheese, 2 Tablespoons Currant Jam.

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  1. Carla: Was so surprised and delighted to find this lovely photograph of my books. Thank you. Really enjoyed reading your blog and savoring the photos. Have a tray of frozen borage flowers in my freezer, too. Emelie Tolley

  2. Emelie, thank you so much for stopping by my blog. Your books have been favorites of mine for many years! No matter how many times I open them it feels like the first time viewing the beautiful photographs.

  3. The peppermint striped looking roses are so beautiful. I envy you having roses this beautiful. I have tried to keep mine looking pretty, but one year they are beautiful and full and the next year they look sickly.
    Thank You for your visit to my blog and your sweet comment.
    Have a beautiful evening,

  4. This is beautiful Carla - it looks so relaxing, and refreshing. I love your blog.

  5. Betsy, we are lucky here in CA, roses grow with very little fuss, at least mine do. I really don't spend a lot of time with them, just a good pruning in late January and then feeding about once a month during bloom time.

    Thank you for stopping by.

  6. Karyn, when you come to CA we will set a table and enjoy some time together!


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