A Relaxing Tea For Two

The Thanksgiving countdown is on and with it comes all the stress and madness of the holiday shopping season. And what better time to enjoy a relaxing cup of tea.  After all, autumn is all about coziness, good food and relaxed comfort.

Yesterday, my hubby and I took some time to enjoy a bit of Afternoon Tea.  To gather our thoughts and prepare for all the busy days ahead.  

This cozy table combines all the beloved aspects of fall.  Earthy tones, warm lighting and relaxed comfort.  Simply pull up a chair and embrace all the charm.

Imagine yourself sitting here enjoying a freshly brewed cup of orange and cranberry tea.  Such sweet and simple joys...

This is such a delicate and elegant pattern.  It is one of my favorite patterns to use in the fall...  It is by the maker Spode in the Fleur-Di-Lis pattern.  It comes is several colors but mine is in brown.

Enjoy the days ahead and do remember to take a few moments for yourself.  To relax and feel all beautiful things with your heart.




  1. Oh Janet, what a lovely post. I felt like I was going to sit down there and help my self to a good cup of tea. The dishes are so pretty and go so well with your decor on the table.

    I need to get some tea that will let me sleep, any recommendations?

    Thanks again dear, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  2. What a charm !
    you're so right, my precious, sweet Janet, sometimes we have to stop our bbusy life for a while and enjoy littel things and pleasures finding a few moments for us ... they're so good for our heart and for our soul, I know it, but lately, alas, I have always less time for this ... I have to 'force' myself to do it, it's so great the benefit we can draw from it !

    Sending blessings on your start of the week, and we don't meet again before, may your Thanksgiving be joyous and happy !

    With all my heart and deep admiration

  3. Janet, what a cozy and beautiful teasetting, I love it. It does me remember to yesterday afternoon, I wanted to use my autumn china for tea with a special coffee cake I baked, I thought so nice to put on my blog. When we came back of our walk with Snarf we were soaking wet and I did not feel like making a nice teasetting anymore, so we took our mugs for tea and settled ourselves in front of the fire, of course also with the cake.
    Wish you a wonderful week!

  4. Just lovely...I have a crustless pumpkin dessert in the oven now and it will be ready for tea.

  5. This is such a great post! :)

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J. Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Hi Janet, what a beautiful tea time! I love how peaceful it looks. Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J&J. Julie

  7. Janet:
    Your lamplight tea is so pretty. The glow of that lamp is perfect. I am so glad you shared your pretty posting! Happy Thanksgiving!

  8. Hi Janet.
    Your relaxing tea for two looks so perfect and inviting. I love your candelabra and pretty china. Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving! Karen

  9. Hi Janet.
    Your relaxing tea for two looks so perfect and inviting. I love your candelabra and pretty china. Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving! Karen

  10. Oh, thank you for the lovely tea invitation! I had a wonderful time :) Your place setting is so warm and peaceful...

    And thank you for sharing this week on the Art of Home-Making Mondays!

  11. Such a nice and cozy Tea !
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  12. Janet, your tea table is so inviting with the warm glow of the lamp light. I love your silver footed coffee pot; very elegant! Your Spode is beautiful. You must have a lovely collection of china, my friend. I'm sure you both enjoyed your quiet time and tea. Thank you for sharing with us and Happy Thanksgiving!

    Autumn blessings,

  13. So pretty and romantic! Cranberry orange sounds lovely, Janet!

  14. Happy Thanksgiving, Janet! I would love to sip some cranberry orange tea from your pretty fleur-de-lis teacups!

  15. Oh my! You have made a beautiful place to sit, relax and have a cup of tea. Perfect for a fall day.

  16. Oh, what a lovely tea post. And such a cozy inviting tea corner.

    My first time visit and I enjoyed it very much. Wishing you a beautiful weekend...

  17. Your home is one of the loveliest places I have seen, dear Janet. There is beauty and warmth - a perfect combination.

    I hope you had a delightful Thanksgiving, sweet friend. It's hard to believe Christmas is just around the corner.

    Thank you so much for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. I hope you're able to join us again tomorrow. Hugs!


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