Monday, November 21, 2011

A Quiet Relaxing Break

I was lazy today so I did not do much work. Believe me, there is a lot that needs to be done but every now and then, I feel a need to just relax. I got an email message today about the intake of coffee preventing Alzheimer's Disease. So even though I already had my morning coffee, I thought I would make capuccino for an extra caffeine. This particular lefton tea set was not packed yet so why not use it?

I went grocery shopping yesterday and saw a MS mud pie cake. I went ahead and bought one. It was a perfect accompaniment for my capuccino.


I used a small capuccino crystal cup.


I bought this TV tray for John for our anniversary. It comes in a set of 4. On top are French wine labels with different years. This particular one with 1947 attracted me because it is John's year of birth.


The coffee table is ready to be moved. There's nothing on it anymore but it's heavy cause the 8 drawers are still full of flatware. I don't think I will move them out since they are not fragile anyway. I just realaxed and watched news for a while and those few minutes were enough to recharge me. And then I started boxing up china from the dining room again.


I have a lot of dishes and I am so happy that I was able to organize them in a walk in closet. If you have not seen my dish room and you would like to take a glimpse, please go down one more post.


I am linking with the weekly tea parties.


Marty's Tabletop Tuesday at http://astrollthrulife.blogspot.com/


Lady Katherine's Teatime Tuesday at http://ladykatherineteaparlor.blogspot.com/



Teacup Tues, Martha and Terri at http://www.marthasfavorites.com/


WandaLee and Pam's Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday at http://theplumedpen.blogspot.com/


Trish' Tea Party Tuesday at http://sweetology101.blogspot.com/



Thanks y'all for stopping by and thanks to our gracious hostesses for all their hard work.

I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving!

25 comments:

Richard Cottrell said...

We all need to rest once in awhile and it sure would be fun to have a piece of that cake!!! I had that same tea set at one time, gave it to a favorite niece who admired it, Best Thanksgiving wishes Christine to you and yours from my blog to you. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Pat said...

Beautifully delicious tea table, Christine.

I had a little nap this afternoon. All the excitement of the past few days with g'kids and decorating etc etc etc...a nap was a good thing.:-)

Happy Thanksgiving!

The French Hutch said...

Christine your dish closet/room is so organized. How do you do it? What a nice way to take a minute for yourself. I love the tray you gave your husband. The tea set is lovely, such pretty colors. Yum, bet the mud pie cake was delicious......

Happy Thanksgiving to your and yours,
~Emily
The French Hutch

Cindy said...

Beautiful, Christine! Everything certainly looks yummy, too! Happy Thanksgiving!
Hugs, Cindy

Betsy said...

What a beautiful setting, perfect for a fall day.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh my goodness, my hubby was born Jan. 28, 1947! Another coincidence! I love the tray too. Your tea set, it's gorgeous, I have a soft spot for pretty tea sets...than again, I have a soft spot for porcelain, pottery, you name it! I did a bread pudding too...come on over!! Wish I had the capuccino at your house...I love coffee too. Hugs, FABBY

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Christine,
I love your tea set; such lovely colours. The MS mud cake looks yummy and so does the cappuccino. I really enjoy a mug of that once in a while. Thanks for sharing with us. I wish you and your family a Very Happy Thanksgiving.

Blessings,
Sandi

Glenda/MidSouth said...

The tea set is so pretty!
Busy day here - appointment, then major grocery shopping. Would liked to have stayed in, as it was a dark, gray, wet day.

Blondie's Journal said...

I'd love to join you...the coffee and cake look SO good! And I'd feel so spoiled with that beautiful tea set. What a nice break you must have had. I drink coffee quite a lot so I hope I reap the benefits of the caffeine!

XO,
Janie

Loretta said...

I think we all need to put our feet up sometimes. Such a nice set you have there! Happy Holiday. Hugs

Susan said...

Christine your Lefton tea set is gorgeous!! I am glad you took a day just to relax. I need to do that one day, I feel like I am constantly on the move!

Amy said...

Oh my...what a nice way to take a bread and relax. This is such a gorgeous tea set and delicious afternoon tea! I wish I'm your neighbor so I can share some afternoon tea with you...if I'm invited! LOL....don't mind me, that's just my wishful thinking. :) Take care and have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving.

mississippi artist said...

Your little snack looks delicious. I firmly beleive in an afternoon nap if at all possible!You are going to need a vacation after all of your packing up!

cindy said...

Christine, I love your tea set and the mud cake looks so yummy.
Christine your walk in dish closet is amazing. I so wish I had one. You should take a minute to yourself and what a nice way to do it. Nice tray, did I understand right it is also a table top and has drawers under it?

Happy Thanksgiving

Johanna said...

Hello Christine,
what a lovely setting for you. The china, the mud cake and the Cappucchino in the glass mug are just perfect together. I love this old china, it is too beautiful.
Best greetings, Johanna

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your tray and the teapot is just unreal. Such a beautiful pattern. The cake looks amazing also. Thanks so much for joining TTT and Happy Thanksgiving. Hugs, Marty

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful pictures Christine, and that cappuccino and mudd pie look yummy! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Martina

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Many Blessings to you and your love ones this Thanksgiving..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Traci said...

Yum! Your snack looks delicious! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Marlis said...

Now that is my kind of rest.. chocolate and a warm drink! YOur dish room, well I'm sooo happy for you (that sounds nicer than jealous. Have a blessed and happy Thanksgivings. xo Marlis

Maggie said...

Coffee and cake what a wonderful treat and you set the tray so prettily with the lovely china.
1947 must have been a good year, my husband was born then too!

Chandy said...

I can't get over how pretty those plates are! I, too, finally got to doing my Thanksgiving tablescape and got it uploaded! Can you believe it! Lol Hope you had a great and filling holiday!

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

stunning chocolate pot and set!!! And wonderful yummy snack. Thanks for linking up at the tea party - hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

maica said...

..I love your tea set; such lovely colors.
..nice post!


*_* maica *_* Buy and Sell

Jo's This and That said...

Beautifulfamily photos.Love your dishes,lovely table like always.Thanks for sharing Joann

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