Monday, August 8, 2016

Iced Tea with Feathered Friends

Hello Tea Friends,
Hope your summer days are bringing you happiness and health. I'm trying to take advantage of the cooler mornings and early afternoons with tea time in the garden. Nothing is more relaxing than reading a good book with a glass of iced tea in the afternoon or a cup of tea in the morning.

Come join me for a simple tea in the garden. I was planning on making a peach crisp to go with my peach teacup but life got in the way. I do plan on making the crisp and will share the recipe with all of you soon.

Today's featured teacup is a demitasse one by Royal Crown Derby. There is something so sweet about a demitasse teacup.


I adore designs in the inner cup!

Embossed gold "bands" on the edge
Demitasse teacups pack a lot of pattern and design into a small area.



Circa 1921-1940

Realistically it was a tad too hot for tea so I made some Constant Comment by Bigelow iced tea and was happily surprised by the subtle orange taste. Two months ago I bought a Primula pitcher and have been quite pleased. The infuser is really fine so it's works well for loose tea.
The bird in the photo above was purchased at Michaels for 79 cents in the clearance section. My find of the week!




The previous owners of our house left many bird houses along the fence line. Some have survived. Here are a few of them:




Hiding among the "Fourth of July" tomatoes


One I purchased in Carmel by the Sea


I'm in the process of making a cork birdhouse.

I'm trying to add subtle bird displays throughout the garden. 


Thank you for joining me for iced tea today.
Take care,
Nora

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10 comments:

  1. Love our teacup,I also love to find cups with a design inside the cup,especially when it's a rose! We are always looking out for cute birdhouses. Love yours.

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  2. The teacup is so pretty! I love all of your birdhouses and the little birds you have added to your garden decor. It has been hot here in Indiana this summer also. I agree, there is nothing quite like a cold glass of ice tea and relaxing with a good book. Have a great day my friend, Lynn

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  3. I love surprises inside teacups, too, Nora! Your peach demitasse teacup is just so lovely. I still drink a pot of hot tea in the morning, but switch to iced in the afternoon. Constant Comment is an absolute favorite of mine when it's iced! I enjoyed seeing all your birdhouses, Nora, and I'm sure they add a touch of whimsy to your garden.

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  4. Your demitasse teacup is lovely -- the surprise inside makes it even better! I love the bird houses and your little Michaels bird was a great find. Cute! I love constant comment -- hot or cold, but in this hot weather -- cold is preferred! Have a lovely week and Happy Tea Day!

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  5. What a sweet teacup, Nora. I love the colour peach and the little surprise of posies inside makes it very special. Your constant comment iced tea sounds lovely. I like all the birdhouses too. I have always loved them and I painted them for years. Thank you for sharing with us.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  6. Your post is just peachy, Nora! I have the same Primula infuser set and have put it to good use during these hot days.

    Your birdhouses made me smile. I especially like yellow mosaic with butterfly design!

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  7. Sweet Nora, what a DELIGHT to visit you! How have you been, dear friend?

    I so enjoyed your post and my, what a pretty and dainty tea cup!

    Enjoy the remainder of your week. Hugs!

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  8. Hi Nora! Love your pretty teacup! Such a pretty shade...I have peach crumble for next week's post...just made it today. And my Primula tea pitcher came, and have made several things...lemon diffused water in it today. So glad you shared yours! Have a great rest of your week and thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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  9. Nora, lovely teacup. And those birdhouses are wonderful. I'm always happy to find another tea fan!

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  10. Such cheerful birdhouses. Lovely.
    Amalia
    xo

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Thank you for visiting my blog today. I really look forward to reading your comments. Have a nice day! ~Nora