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Monday, January 16, 2012

January Tea Trolley ~

Now that Christmas has been packed up ... it's time to update the Tea Trolley in my writing area. Since the snow is finally making it's arrival (though unusually late ... I certainly was not complaining) and covering everything white, I have kept things with a little winter feel. So won't you come along and enjoy a cup of tea with me.

This is the Winter Tea Trolley setting... Along with switching out the teapot and teacup, I have added a dress form to remind me to stay true to my healthy eating plan for 2012.  I was fortunate to acquire this beauty from Marie's Maison, if you have not visited her blog and Etsy boutique, you are missing out on some wonderful inspiring photos and items for purchase.

You'll also note there is a picture of a Paris apartment ... looking out the window to the Eiffel Tower; bringing back sweet memories of my visits to the city of lights (and warm weather).

Mr. Snowman teapot is happy to be inside, it's even a bit too cold for him. His lid is an array of holly, with a sweet cardinal watching over the activities of tea.

The teacup set I have chosen to  use for the January Tea Trolley setting is by Staffordshire. The bottom of the cup and saucer, have a green stamping - crown above the Staffordshire name; fine bone china below the name followed by England and then EST-1875. The bottom of the cup also has the numbers 1471/ (I think 25) .. there are 2 small gold lines on the edge of both cup and saucer bottom at rim.

The saucer is equally beautiful with a bouquet of pink roses and the rim in a soft robin's egg blue with gilded gold details. Looks perfect with the dress forms robin blue egg lace.

The teacup has a pedestal base which is also gilded, and a gilded petite handle.

Here is a closer look at the beautiful Paris scene window print. Yes, the artist is one of BlogLand's very own, Fifi Flowers ... you have not heard of her? , your are definitely missing out on some wonderful talent and wonderful prints. Fifi also does custom work and offers original paintings. To me this would be the perfect writing setting!!! A girl can dream...

I'm so happy that you were able to join me for tea today!

May I offer you some delicious lemon yogurt cake with your tea?

For more fabulous tea this afternoon please stop and visit these wonderful hostesses...
Tea Time Tuesday ~ with Sandi 
Tea Time with Bernideen's
Martha's Terri's Tea Time Tuesday
For some wonderful vignette inspirations visit Marty for   Table Top Tuesday


  1. Hey Celia!
    Great post ... reminds me of the tea cups my mom and grandmothers collected.
    Hope all is well with you and Mr. G.
    Perhaps we'll actually get together this year :)
    *hugs* my friend ....

  2. How pretty your tea cups are! I would love to join you for tea and that wonderful yogurt cake! Thanks for your sweet visit to my winter table last week.

  3. Dearest Celia,

    Oh, that's a GREAT idea! Pour me a cup of tea also. The cake sounds delicious, so I'll try a bit of it (must watch my sugar intake...). Wishing you a lovely week ahead and this setting is indeed perfect for writing + dreaming!

    Love to you,


  4. the tea cup is gorgeous! I can not believe what a small world it is! I love those paintings from fifi designs! I want to get one someday. I need to set a goal to get to Paris in the next year or two...I just feel the need in my soul!

  5. Enjoying viewing your tea trolly and your winter decorations on it. Love your cup and saucer and your snowman teapot.
    Nancy @ Two Cottages And Tea

  6. Celia, I do so love your snowman teapot! And I recognized that painting immediately - Fifi's style is very unique (and beautiful). Your Staffordshire tea cup is very pretty too. I enjoyed my visit today.
    Blessings, Beth

  7. What a cute vignette! I love it! Love the teacup, dress form and your winter snowman pot. So cute!

  8. Beautiful post! I would love a cup of tea and your lemon yogurt cake looks delicious!
    We had a bit of snowfall last week and back up to 64 degrees today. The weather in the midwest is all over... although, I am not complaining of warmer temperatures! I'm already dreaming of spring.
    Wishing you a most lovely week, mon ami. Stay warm! xoxo, B

  9. Hi Celia: I love your tea trolley. I want one! Yours is so beautiful, as are your tea cup and tea pot. I am so glad you enjoyed the shoes on my post. I did think of you. Hugs, Martha

  10. What a lovely post! Your trolly is looking inspiring. The Paris picture is setting the tone well : )
    Your tea cup is gorgeous. It looks like a good match for my cup today. Both robin egg blue and with gold trims. Your Staffordshire cup is so pretty with the roses in the bottom. A lovely cup to sip from while writing!
    Thank you so much for sharing with us for T.T!

  11. Hello dear Celia,
    What a gorgeous teacup; love it! Robin egg blue is a favourite colour of mine and with the gold, it makes such a stunning teacup! Your teapot is adorable and perfect for Winter time.
    I've seen Fifi's paintings and yes, they are wonderful! I really like your Eiffel Tower painting. Thanks so much for sharing this with us today. Thank you too for your lovely comment and good wishes. I so appreciate you!

    Blessings and hugs,

  12. What a perfectly delightful "evening tea" for me, since I'm reading this after dinner this evening ;) Looks so cozy and inviting ... and the lemon yogurt cake sounds moist and delightful! The sweet Fifi print is a perfect inspiration for these winter days! So glad you're a part of Ooh La Frou Frou, darling. Thanks for your visit and your sweet words ~ have a wonderful week! ~xo

    Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou

  13. Hi Celia
    I like your tea trolley and the pretty teacup with roses in the bottom. What a pleasant surprise for a guest when their tea is gone.
    That snowman teapot is just too cute, adorable cardinal sitting on top too.

  14. I love the winter tea trolley! It is so fun to decorate with snowmen to have a little fun with the snow. Is that picture on the sidebar this year? We haven't had anything more than a skiff two or three times and the ski resorts are feeling it here in Utah. Enjoy the beauty of the snow.

  15. Love this blue teacup set and it looks so pretty with the black tea in it. Thanks for posting.

  16. I'm actually having some besties for tea today... wish you were closer and could join us!! xo

  17. Paris in the spring! A girl can dream! I love using the dress form as a way to spur on the healthy eating habits. Well done! Love your snowman teapot (but I do love snow people). Beautiful teacup ... gorgeous pattern. Happy Tea Day!

  18. Your teapot is adorbs!
    I so need to get my Fifi print framed! Le sigh it's so low on my priority list...perhaps I will get it to go with my new living room!

  19. Hi Celia,
    your tea trolley looks so beautiful. Nice idea to change the decoration with the season. The tea cup is wonderful and so is Fifi's painting. Adds a French flair to your room. Thank you for the delightful tea and cake. I enjoyed the tea time very much.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  20. Pretty tea cup and setting. I love your dress form..it is lovely! And yes, I do believe I would like some lemon yogurt cake with my tea. LOL

  21. Sweet post, Celia! Love your snowman pot - and the teacup is in those chilly shades of frosty blue and white! Hope you do put something warm in it, though!

    Such a nice little corner to dream, sketch, and write in . . . and remember a joyful trip abroad . . .

  22. Sweet post and I love your snowman teapot ... Ha Ha .. He sort of warms the heart. Pretty , pretty cup love those splashes of gold and Paris moment...Yes teatime in Paris ..Would be lovely... Thanks for the Dream...Hugs to You.

  23. Hi there Ms. Celia - wow, what a beautiful vignette you've created there. Definitely fit for a writer! I love the colors of the staffordshire tea set, they are so pretty. Have a great week my friend.


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