A Cup of English Breakfast Tea anyone?

Troy has taken the princess to the Pet Store. This is a favorite place to take her when she is restless. She loves to pet all the animals and try to mimic them. So, while they are gone, I am going to just chill out and read my book for a little while.

I found a new blue and white teapot last week and wanted to show it to you. I got it for $1.29 (that was half off the sticker price at the thrift store). It is a pretty stoneware pot. I don't have many stoneware teapots and so I am very pleased to add the pretty one to my collection.

I also got a surprise gift from my friend Linda from Al A Carte. She sent me this beautiful blue and white teacup and saucer! She knew I had some dishes that match this set. Thank you Linda!! I really love it!

As for the other pretties added to my cobalt blue ceramic tea tray (a gift from hubby this past Christmas along with the teapot and creamer & sugar bowl. You can see it HERE), I have added one of my white teapot teabag holder/spoon rests, a pretty little porcelain basket with soft colored roses to hold my Splenda packets, a sweet little votive holder with a cut-out pattern (with a vanilla scented candle glowing)and I thought with Easter right around the corner, this cute bunny might add a little smile for this tea moment. The two white doilies were recently given to me from my mom and the white embroidered napkin everything is sitting on is part of a set of 4 I have bought at a thrift store some time ago.

So, if you need a quiet moment to just relax, have a cup of tea and read your book, come on over!

Don't forget to check out this week's giveaway!
It is for this beautiful blue and white rose cake plate and server!!

I am so happy to join several tea parties this week! I hope you all take a moment, grab a cup of tea and visit them all.

Tuesday Tea For Two

Tea Time Tuesday

Tea Party Tuesday

Tea Cup Tuesday

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  1. Oh what a beautiful tea tray vignette. It looks just gorgeous and so inviting. How wonderful to have such pretty things and to take the time to stop and treat yourself. Enjoy. Hugs, Marty

  2. Hello there dear lady,

    This is just the sweetest, most delightful post!!~ I adore blue and white china and that dear little bunny is just so precious!

    Everything just looks so cozy and welcoming at your ever so artfully composed tea table my dear!

    Thanks ever so much for joining me for my 23rd,'Tuesday Tea For Two' blog tea party!..,

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen

  3. Isn't that little bit of "me time" just wonderful? Hope you enjoyed
    xoxo Pattie

  4. I love tea! I thought of you today as I was searching and getting great treasures from the GW! I got two cup and saucer set Noritake, for $1.09 each set!!! They have daisies on them! I was so excited!!
    Enjoy your tea!
    Hugs, Lisa

  5. Diann, This is a serene and beautiful tea party setting! I just love the blue teacup and saucer, and also the teapot! You did a great job!

  6. Beautiful blue dishes and how nice to have a friend send you a cup.

    Have a great Tuesday.

  7. O, what a beautiful tea. Several of us chose to use our blue and whites this week. :O)
    Your blues are so so pretty. Love the little white rabbit. I need a cute rabbit...mine only one is brown..not very Eastery but maybe with a pretty yellow ribbon?
    xo bj

  8. I love all the pretty blue and white pieces. And I love how they mix and match together. Your white linens and crocheted lace doilies set it all off perfectly!

  9. Your tea tray looks so nice. Love that teapot! I am so happy you like the cup and saucer. I am going to start treating myself to tea in the afternoon when I return home. It's just such a good way to unwind. Maybe I will even join in a teacup post!

  10. What a gorgeous setting! I absolutely love the traditional blue and white - it always look stunning! TFS..
    Lou xx

  11. Super charming..beautiful post...love the rabbit too! What fun!

  12. Diann,
    I really enjoyed hearing about all of the "pieces" in this stunning Tea Time Vignette! I collect blue and white dishes too and with each post I see about them, I am loving them more and more and after I took a peek at yours, I am definitely enchanted with blue and white!!

  13. Hi Diann
    I am so glad you joined the party. I love all your blue and white. I guess if you've visited me before you already know that. That was a good deal on the teapot and how sweet of your friend to give you the cup. I LOVE your giveaway and I know that plate would be happy at my house.
    Hugs, Rhondi

  14. Diann
    I am not at my own computer and I just noticed in my previous comment that it looked like it came from some someone named Jessica. Oops!

  15. I love your settings with your lovely blue and white tea cup. And the rabbit is early not late! Lovely post~ Theresa

  16. Your tea setting is so pretty. The blue and white colors are fab and that is one special tea pot for $1.29!
    I enjoyed stopping by for a visit.

  17. Ah, blue! So pretty and crisp and just the most beautiful pictures that you took! What a steal that you paid so little for your treasure....must have been 'your day'. Your blog is quite lovely and I'm so glad you had some time to yourself to sit and post about your life and teacups. It's been fun...I'll be back next week for sure.

  18. How lovely! I have a blue and white bunny that would like to visit your white one. I just love blue and white! So glad you had quiet time to share tea time with us. Many blessings, Tammy

  19. I love your beautiful dishes...blue and white has always been my favorite and your tray is gorgeous!!!

  20. Having fun with your tea things is an excellent way to relax. Love the blue and white.


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