Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Tea and Cinnamon Toast

Well, I've decided to take a break this afternoon. The perfect choice for a lovely winter's day is a pot of tea and my favorite type of toast - cinnamon. I've set up everything here by the window.

I could have just filled a mug with hot water and a tea bag, and grabbed some toast with a napkin. But I think treating yourself well is as important as treating guests well.

And so my table is set with a pretty teacup and saucer and a luncheon-sized plate.

This table usually holds the cordless house phone, various chargers for cell phones and tablets, and the small lamp described below. Today it holds a lustrous tray with a sugar and creamer set on a subtle plaid scarf.

The sterling teapot was borrowed from the living room. We bought it at Atlanta's Miami Circle quite some time ago.

The ceramic horse is actually a "TV lamp." These small 1950's lamps were styled to look like animals or objects and were originally designed to softly illuminate the wall behind the TV. Fairly soon they were wildly popular and made just to showcase the TV cabinet. We also have a panther version in a gorgeous deep brown. I think they're a hoot!

Sipping my tea, I'm engrossed in the book I received as a Christmas present. Page after page of pictures to drool over!

Thanks for stopping by! Next week I'll join you for dinner. At eight?


China | Lenox 'Winter Greetings'
Flatware | Oneida 'Julliard'
Tray | Oneida

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  1. Would love that sterling teapot, a beauty. I would definitely love some cinnamon toast.
    Happy week ahead

  2. Thanks, Betsy! We've used the teapot for many gatherings.

  3. You are right.....sometimes we need to do something nice for ourselves and it just makes the day more
    special. Love those Chickadee dishes, they are so sweet and adorable, and made a for a very lovely setting, and Cinnamon toast sounds wonderful.........might have to have some for breakfast
    Blessings, Nellie

    1. Thanks! Seems winter lends itself to treating yourself special like this. Enjoy your breakfast toast!

  4. Beautiful table setting to enjoy your tea and book. It reminds me I need to carve out a special nook for me to relax in.

    N cell phones allowed :-) Thanks for sharing this at the DI & DI Link Party, we loved having you.

    1. Thanks, I definitely think we all need one! At least occasionally.

  5. I haven't had cinnamon toast in years, thank you for the reminder! Kudos for taking the time to rejuvenate and just chill. We should all do it more often. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great week.

    1. We certainly should! In just a few quiet moments, you can relax and get lost in a good book. Or in a great link party!

  6. I love that pattern. So pretty. Thanks for sharing at Monday Social.

    1. Never know what you'll find in an antique store. Of course, now I need more dishes in that pattern!


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