"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly. "One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower."

-Hans Christian Andersen

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tea in the Parlor

Is it a parlor or is it a living room?  Webster defines parlor  as " a room used primarily for conversation or the reception of guests".  That's primarily what we use this room for, but in reverse.  When a guest arrives, we normally gather in the family room and the kitchen.  When our guests are leaving, we end up in the living room/parlor. Today however, there are no guests, only me, and I'm having tea in my parlor.

Nice sunshine today, perfect moment to take tea and slow things down a bit.  My table setting holds very sweet memories for me.  The lace is part of a set that was given to me by my mother-in-law; she passed away 8 years ago, we miss her.  The cut glass bowl was given to me by my mother-in-law's grandmother, she lived to be 102.  When she gave me the bowl she said to me that it was given to her when she was "young" by the elderly grandmother of a friend.  I can only imagine how old that cut glass bowl really is :-)  I cherish it.  The little silver teapot reminds me of a wonderful summer weekend spent with my sister.  I picked it up a little gift shop during our day of shopping, eating, and laughing at the silliest of things.  So much fun.

I hope the day allows you time to have tea in your parlor.

It's Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday and I'm linking with Wanda Lee., and  A Return to Loveliness
Enjoy your visits to all the wonderful ladies sharing some of their favorite things.

I enjoy your visits and your comments.  Thanks so much.


Snap said...

lovely vignette. i like the pale, soft colors ... very soothing. happy tea day

Shirley said...

Hi Vee, I enjoyed your post today. It brought back some wonderful memories. I have a cut glass bowl that sits in my china cabinet that I wouldn't begin to guess how old. My mother gave it to me when I got married and she had it before then. We always gathered in the kitchen area until it was time to go home then we would go to the parlor or living room which ever you preferred to call it. Have a great day. A Missouri Friend

Kathy said...

This is a beautiful post - I love taking moments to enjoy tea and to reflect on those who've blessed my life - it is wonderful to have treasures that will keep these wonderful women in your heart.
Thank you for joining A Return to Loveliness!
God Bless,

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a pretty table your keepsakes make! Of course I LOVE the white roses!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Lady V,
What a lovely post! I'm sure your treasures bring you great joy. Each one is very lovely; love the teacup and silver teapot! Thank you for sharing them with us and thank you for for stopping by to have tea with me. Would love to have you stop by any time. Have a lovely day.


~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

A lovely picture! I did have tea today, a huge hot mug in my backyard, waring my warm fluffy jacket.
Have a haPpY weekend!

Queenie said...

Hi Lady V,
Your tea for one vignette is so pretty, not only is it pretty but so very special because it holds special memories for you :)

Love the butterfly quote at the top of your blog and love your blog too :) I'll be your newest follower, and will look forward to visiting you again...
Big hugs,

Atelier de Charo said...

Enjoy your tea! The vignette looks so pretty!


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