Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Holding Onto Summer


Earlier in the summertime, when we could begin to count on high temps in the 80sF, The Daughter and I had some English Breakfast tea on the patio. She had brought some fun cookies: Marinela Polvorones Shortbread Orange Cookies and Marinela Canelitas Cinnamon Cookies. I like them both, but I like the orange ones better.

It's sweet to have such good memories, a summertime made up of warm days and warm companionship -time spent with family and friends- to tide me over the frigid wasteland that is winter. Well, that may be a bit dramatic, ya think? but I'll so miss the summer once it's gone. I'll be making happy memories through all the seasons, but ah! the time spent on the patio is special!

Please join the T(ea) Party over at Bluebeard and Elizabeth's blog, where I'm sharing this tea-related post.

26 comments:

  1. Anonymous5:04 AM

    Pretty cup & saucer!
    -- A Pal

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    1. Thx! Fiestaware, of course :)

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  2. The pretty pink cup and saucer certainly do evoke summer. You will have to pull it out and use it in the middle of winter just to remind yourself of the warmer weather.

    Darla

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    1. I bring out the black cups for winter lol

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  3. That cup is so "lady like"-:) Love the pink.
    Thank you for your comment on my post. I hope you too will soon start something seasonal. I'll enjoy the company-:) I am planning to continue in the winter too in a new handmade journal.
    Have a great week
    Susan

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    1. I think this is a pretty shade of pink. I don't think they make fiestaware this color any more, but I like it :) Happy T Tuesday!

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  4. Yes, love that color of fiesta ware! and cookies sound wonderful...indeed, I am not looking forward to winter, and since we are having rain today where I am, it's a taste of things to come. but at least it's not white stuff! You are right, memories with our loved ones do keep us warm...happy Tea day!

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    1. We don't get much snow around here, though we used to get more when I was little. I don't mind the cold as much when there's snow.

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  5. What a fab summer memory .. love this pink cup!
    Happy T-Day!

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  6. Had to laugh at the comment about temps in the 80s. Today is expected to hit 89F here. Summer will eventually end and winter will take over, right? Then you'll bring that lovely cup inside and enjoy your tea in the warmth of your home.

    Thanks for sharing this beautiful fiestaware cup and thoughts of summer for T with us this Tuesday.

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    1. Last I heard we were expecting a high of 87F here today. Yes, it'll be too cold too soon lol

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  7. Ahhh, I recognized the Fiestaware immediately. So sad, I didn't start collecting it years ago. I'm still stuck with my grandmother's milkglass and Corelleware!

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    1. I don't collect it, but I do like this. I don't have any corelleware, but I love milkglass!

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  8. Fiestaware!!!! love it.
    Happy Tuesday!

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    1. Me, too :) Happy Tea Tuesday!

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  9. Both kinds of cookies sound pretty good to me. ;)
    Summer is becoming a memory fast up here.
    Happy T-Day! :)

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    1. We can feel fall is coming by the fact that it's not 98F any more ;)

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  10. I'm with you....Winter is overrated in my book! Spending time with cookies and tea is wonderful...add in a daughter or friend...priceless!

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    1. It was a sweet day :) Happy Tea Tuesday!

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  11. As much as I love the beauty of Fall and Winter :) there's nothing like Summer for sitting outside to enjoy tea and company!
    Happy T Tuesday :)

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    1. I love seasonal changes, and you're right that every season has its beauty. :) Summer's the thing for patio sitting. Happy Tea Day!

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  12. Oh what pretty Fiesta Ware! I don't believe I have ever seen any that is pink, beautiful.

    Your post makes me think of Bob Hope singing "Thanks for the Memories"

    Happy T-day

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  13. You, who seem to be a collector of handsome teacups, and also has an appreciation for art, could perhaps enjoy Liz Steel´s paintings of teacups - she is a tea connoiseur and a manic teacup watercolour sketcher. If you haven´t discovered them already, that is.
    http://www.lizsteel.com/search/label/cuppa

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    1. I've run out of room to store any more cups, but I do enjoy having a variety. Thanks for that link. Her work is beautiful! I enjoyed looking through the posts from her recent Brazil trip. I like her mix of photos, journal and painting/drawing. Gives a good idea of what the trip was like even for me, and I've never been there.

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