Wednesday, July 8, 2009

~A CUP OF TEA, MY BOOK AND ME...~

Thank you to Susan at BETWEEN NAPS ON THE PORCH for hosting this fun event so we can play with our dishes. Or not.. ~smile~



This is certainly not an exciting post...or one to remember. I had no tablescape.
But..when I sat down on the couch to have a cup of tea, a chocolate chip cookie and to read a bit from "The Painted House" ...I decided to light a candle...and snap the picture. It's not much..but it's something. I am in my P.J's and on my way to bed now.
Have a wonderful Thursday!

Smiles and a loving G'night~
Mona

36 comments:

  1. is your china set Old Country Roses??? it looks exactly like the set my mom has in her china cabinet! Pretty photo!!! have a good sleep!

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  2. well this looks like a pretty nice snap to me! love the china so pretty

    happy tablescaping

    Sarah

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  3. I think that picture is really, really nice! I think I would like to sit there and have a cup of tea, a bisquite and read a book.
    Christer.

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  4. Mona, I think it's a lovely post, especially if you love tea like me! A cup of tea, a sweet treat, and a good book is my favorite type of tablescape!

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  5. I am so in awe of you. If I took a picture of where I sit most of the time, you'd say "Why is all that computer and photography equipment all over your dining room table?"

    And I'd shrug.

    Jan from the Sushi Bar

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  6. What a pretty and tranquil photo....love the china! I bet you got a good night's sleep!
    ~Patti

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  7. Oh, that looks so cozy! I wish I could be there! ;-)

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  8. Not much? I beg to differ. What a gorgeous setting to relax and enjoy a cup of tea, a good book and be comfy in your pj's.
    Goregous photo.

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  9. What a cozy tablescape! I wish I was sitting there right now!!
    xo
    Penny

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  10. So romantic! It's a wonderful tablescape Mona, IMHO!

    Jane

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  11. Hey!!! I works for me!!!! I'd love to sit and have a spot of tea with you! xoxo~Kathy@ Up-North Mornings...

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  12. Beautiful set...great picture. Nothing like a cup of tea in your PJs...very calming.

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  13. Oh, Dear Mona! This is a beautiful shot! I love my cup of tea and to be drinking it from one of my favorite patterned dishes, that I don't have by the way, would be heaven! Love it love it love! Hope you rested well!
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  14. Mona,

    It's perfectly charming, and the candlelight just brings out the intimate cuddle of the space around the tea tray. A moment from the day for a cup and a cookie are replenishment as valid as vitamins, and much more pleasureable and warm.

    Just lovely.

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  15. Sounds like a perfect eve to me! It invites relaxation ... TTFN ~Marydon

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  16. Hi Mona, how delightful.....so sweet and it surely speaks to my heart!

    Thanks for saying it was Emilie's house.....I thought I was having one of 'those' days!!!!!! Ha.

    You sweet thing, you!!
    Barb

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  17. Well, girl, you do it up right for a little tea and reading by yourself! I'm a mug and fuzzy slipper girl usually! Your china is beautiful!

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  18. Oh, it's gorgeous. I love the tea set and the setting you've arranged is just magical. Beautiful. Hugs, Marty

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  19. Perfect! Usually it is just the simple things that make us happiest . . .

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  20. What a beautiful blog! I enjoyed my visit today. Blessings to you.

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  21. Your Royal Albert tea set is beautiful. I've always admired mine. My sister gifted me with the teapot, creamer, and sugar bowl several years back. Everytime I think to buy the tea cups and saucers, other priorities prevailed. Now, seeing your lovely bedtime tea tray, I need to get some! I would enjoy pampering myself as you have!

    Thank you for sharing your lovely tea for one!

    Tina

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  22. Tootsie....Yep..Old Roses.:) I'm glad you liked the picture..but..it really was not much AT ALL!

    abeachcottage.com....Thanks so much, Sarah! I'll do better next time...I hope! :)

    The Cottage By The Cranelake...Hi Christer! That sofa is the neatest place to land with it's floor lamp and tons of pillows!

    Lorna~Lace and Ivy Cottage....You are so sweet! Thanks! I mean...really ..a HUGE thanks! You have made me feel so good!

    jpooh....I am at my desk much of the day if I am working on blogging or whatever. If reading, I want to put my feet up and pile pillows around...you know! :)

    Crystal Rose Cottage.... :) Thanks! I slept SO good.

    Darla...Ah...Darla...thank you! It is comfy!

    Melanie....Thanks Melanie! :)

    Marcia...you are SO sweet! Thanks! Ah...really?? No one has EVER been in "aw" of me...never! :)

    Penny@Comforts of Home...well..it's going to look even more cozy when my LAMP arrives! Wahoo!!

    Gaston Studio....:) Thank you so much, Jane!

    Kathy@Up North Mornings...I imagine you would be great company!
    What a fantastic group of women on here! Amazes me...and you are one of them!

    Anita...well..thanks..I appreciate that so much! Last second thingy...

    A Bushel and Peck Pig Tails and Papertrails... Hello! So nice to meet you!

    ~amy...Thank you so much, Amy!

    Shelia...:) You..make me smile...as usual!

    racheld...really...good as vitamins? You think? :):)

    Marydon...Ahhhh...so nice of you to say that...yep...all relaxed when I sit there with my book and tea... yep!

    Barb~Bella Vista...LOL...nope, you had it right...LOL You made me laugh...so funny! I have "those days" every day lately!

    Susan...well...I had the fuzzy slippers on...but opted for the pretty cup..instead of my usual RED mug from a couple of garage sales ago! :):) My p.j's have seen better days...but I was cozy...

    Marty39....Thanks so much, Marty!
    Not sure how magical..but it was so comfortable...I LOVE that old sofa...it's been recovered and only gets more cozy! I won't allow additional padding or new padding...it's just right!

    Karen...you are totally right...it's the simple things...

    Kristi...:) I am so glad you came for a visit...I will be right over to see you soon!

    fifi flowers... thanks..glad you like it!

    Enchanted Rose Studio...thank you SO much for your visit...I appreciate you stopping by...and I am glad you like the tea set! There are four cups and saucers...I bought it on ebay a long time ago...see you soon!

    Thanks so much, all of you! Now I am off to pay some visits... :)

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  23. I see comfort, relaxation, zen, quiet... I think it's perfect.

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  24. Mona, I love your Old Country Roses teaset! My surrogate niece (Mary Anne) has that pattern, too! And I just love your picture. It's a wonderful tablescape, very soothing and pretty.

    I wish you were still in Jacksonville because I'd invite you down to go strolling St. Augustine with me. There's a little tearoom (really a sweet shop) that has goodies and is the perfect place for a rainy afternoon or not!

    Happy Tablescape Thursday...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  25. And BLESS YOUR HEART for coming to LAWN TEA!!!!

    You're welcome any time!!!

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  26. It's a beautiful dreamy photo of a lovely relaxing tea with your book. Love your tea set.

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  27. What no photos of your elegant pj's?

    Your teaset is so pretty and this would be a very quiet time for reading. TFS

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  28. Your little "tablescape" and the way you captured it really conveys a feeling of winding down after a hard day. Candlelight and a cuppa tea are so comforting.

    DD

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  29. Beautiful! I have Old Country Roses too, and love it!

    Katherine

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