Monday, December 3, 2012

Tea Time December 3, 2012

At this busy time of year it is nice to sit down and relax with a refreshing cup of tea, ….in my case Earl Grey tea.


I baked fruitcake last week, so we can sample a slice. I use Rose Murray’s recipe every year. It is loaded with pecans and almonds, and candied fruit.


On this cool winter day, let's go on over and  enjoy other tea settings at Sandi’s weekly party. Thanks, Sandi, for being an excellent hostess!

15 comments:

Maple Lane said...

Wow, Millie. Such a gorgeous tablescape and your fruit cake looks so delicious! Always so delightful to share tea with you!

kitty said...

Millie, what a wonderful setting for your tea and fruitcake. I wish I could share a slice with you. I happen to love fruitcake.

Johanna said...

Hi Millie,
what a pretty tea setting. The Holly teacup and the Tartan Mug and plate makes a wonderful setting. And the cake looks really yummy. Thank you for sharing this cozy tea time and have a wonderful Advent time.
Best greetings, Johanna

Lavender Cottage said...

I like the plaid you've used for your tea table and a slice of fruitcake with our tea sounds delicious.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What an absolutely lovely tea, Millie! The plaid is just wonderful! I wish my hubby liked it. Your mantel is beautifully decorated and everything looks very festive at your house. Your fruitcake looks delicious. I am making mine tomorrow. Thank you for coming to tea.

Blessings,
Sandi

The Teaist said...

Love the tea service and the uniquely-shaped teapot. And that cake looks professional. The bright reds and greens of the candied fruit work really well!

Visiting from Sandy! :)

Take care!

Beth said...

Your table setting is gorgeous! The fruitcake looks really good. I made Dundee cakes, a type of fruitcake, this year. Your fireplace and mantel look pretty as well. Merry Christmas!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Millie, I wish I were there with you to enjoy that delicious tea and fruitcake. YUM!

Have you heard the big news??? I just posted about it. I am SO excited. :-)

XO,

Sheila

Pamela Gordon said...

Millie, this looks lovely. Earl Grey is my favourite tea too and I do like fruit cake. Yours sounds really yummy. Love the plaids and the cozy scene. I would love to join you. :)

Martha said...

The fruit cake looks yummy! And I love your tea things -- my Christmas china is plaid as well and I'm looking for a teapot, creamer and sugar to go with -- and yours would be perfect! I'll be out and about this week and that's my one "look for" and want!

Cindy said...

I love your plaid cup and saucer, very festive! Your new fireplace mantel looks very lovely dressed for Christmas.
Hugs, Cindy

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hi Millie,
What a festive table you set for us! Your fruitcake looks so delicious. I'm the only one in my family who likes it, so when I have it I really enjoy it! Happy week to you!
Nancy

Carolyn said...

That is a cosy setting for tea! I love your tartan mug too.
Love that your grandson comes to make nuts and bolts every year at this time.

Carolyn

sandy said...

Your vignettes are lovely! Thanks for sharing your tea time!
Have a wonderful week!
Sandy :)

Magnolia Cottage said...

Hi Millie,
What a beautiful Christmas tea setting! Your fruitcake looks scrumptous! I could go for a piece..nomm nomm! :) Have a wonderful day!
Blessings,
Lisa