I Love Tea Cups

I Love Tea Cups

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Spicy Tea Time

Hello everyone, 
It's time for tea and seasonal scents. Pomanders releases a rich scent of orange and spices. Whole cinnamon sticks can be used to stir the warm apple cider tea.
The aroma in the dining room is amazing and the tablescape spells "HOLIDAYS"
The April Cornell napkins are the perfect blend to a spicy tea time. The yellow flatware accents the beautiful rust, blue and red tones in the pretty napkins.
I love to dream up my tablescapes. A little of this and a little of that. The clear tea cups are so versatile. I used them this summer outside for my tablescape "Tea by the Sea" HERE
I visited my favorite shop last month and bought three faux pics for this centerpiece. I added three long cinnamon sticks and Ta-Da a wonderfully easy and smell good centerpiece.
Here we are sitting by the window in my dining room. Enjoying tea. The dinner plates from my mother's estate and the salad plates are RL.

The pomanders are easy to make. Use a toothpick to puncture the oranges, then fill each hole with a clove to create a pattern. 
'Faithful friends who are dear to us, gather near to us once more. 
Through the years we all will be together, if the fates allow.'
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Hugh Martin...
I have a few more posts before I open the Christmas boxes...We are busy around My Cozy Corner choosing, carpet and paint for our living room. Our sofa will delivered next week and I will give you a peek.
Have a great week
Linking to:

A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden

Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Katherine's Corner for Thursday Favorite Thing 

  French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday 
 The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday 
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday 
Dandelion House for Farmhouse Friday Blog Hop
Under The Table and Dreaming for Sunday Showcase Party  


  1. I love the orange with cloves. I've always wanted to try doing this -- Thanks for the inspiration! :)

  2. This is such a pretty table setting, Betty! I love the pomanders -- had planned to make those last Christmas, but I ran out of time. Your April Cornell napkins are so pretty; I adore paisley prints. :) Love the clear tea cups and your yellow-handled flatware. All your colors blend beautifully. I love to dream up my tablescapes, too. :) It's a wonderful creative outlet, isn't it?

    I enjoyed your post -- hope you have a great weekend! Visiting from Home Sweet Home party.


    Denise at Forest Manor

  3. Hello Betty
    Your spicy tea time post is so lovely - I can almost smell the fragrance from your orange pomander!
    The colours are perfect for Autumn and I just adore those sweet little cups and saucers.
    I'm visiting from Ruth's Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  4. I use to make pomanders... for some reason, haven't lately. But they do add a wonderful fragrance.

  5. I love to make pomanders...they smell fabulous, and nothing artificial/chemical because I am allergic to all that! Very pretty, spicy and decorative setting! Love it! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  6. I love oranges decorated with cloves/pomanders. They are pretty and smell divine! Your table looks so inviting and I like your tea served in the glass cups. Somehow spicy tea with a stick of cinnamon always looks enticing to me. Thanks for joining me for tea and have a fabulous week, Betty.


  7. I love your pomanders, Betty, and also your warm and welcoming table. The clear teacups are so versatile. I must look for a set. Your colors and your centerpiece makes for a cozy setting.

  8. LOVE glass cups! What a cozy post!
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

  9. Your table looks so inviting. I can almost smell it from here. Love the pomanders. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

  10. Very pretty and welcoming table by the window. I just purchased apple cider K cups sweetened with stevia for our Keurig coffee maker. I'll have to remember to pick up some cinnamon sticks for serving the cider. Hubby doesn't like it so the single servings are perfect for me.

  11. I love making pomanders too! And they say Christmas to me -- as much as the poinsettias! I cure mine in a spice mixture and they last "forever" and make great gifts! Your table is pretty and those April Cornell napkins are PERFECT!

  12. That must smell as good as it looks!! Great post!

  13. Your love of creativity shows ...The pompadour and lovely table setting is so inviting... I can smell the spices.m-m-m-m-m.. The clear teacup and saucer just add to the warm charm of the season...Lovely post...hugs

  14. Betty, there is nothing better than a table centerpiece that is both beautiful and smells good too! I have plans to make some of the oranges and cloves. Love the smell of cloves! Thanks for sharing with SYC. Sounds like exciting things are going on at your place!


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