I Love Tea Cups

I Love Tea Cups

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Blue and White Tea Time ~ French Style

Welcome, 
Please come in for a cup of tea and a Orange Madeleine.  
 My Blue and White tea cup and saucer are 'Johnson Bros' and the sweet creamer is  'Royal Albert' Mikado Bone China England Transferware.  A couple of weeks ago one of the ladies I traveled with to England gave me the creamer and the little blue tea pot. She knows how much I love anything English.  
Now, would you  like one lump of sugar or two?  I'm using my great-grandmother's teaspoon and I found some rice paper tea napkins to use today. They are very delicate.

 My little angels have come in from the patio and will be spending the winter inside. I invited them to stay for tea and of course they were so grateful.
I found this glass candle holder at the GW, but the top is slanted and a candle would not stand straight. I decided to put a small rose in the top. I actually saw this in a magazine. It could have been in 'Victoria' a few months ago.  
 Now to the yummy part. I have always loved Madeleine or petite madeleine.  The madeleine is a traditional small cake from Commercy and Liverdun, two communes of the Lorraine region in northeastern France. Madeleines are very small sponge cakes with a distinctive shell-like shape acquired from being baked in pans with shell-shaped depressions. A génoise cake batter is used. The flavour is similar to, but somewhat lighter than, sponge cake.  Traditional recipes include very finely ground nuts, usually almonds. I used a wonderful recipe attached to the baking pan. 
 Orange Madeleine
printable recipe Here

 Some of the plants from the Fern Grotto are sitting in the corner of my dining room for the winter.
I love to have my garden in the house during the cold, wintery and rainy days. 
The white roses are still blooming and will bloom until a frost hits.

 What a joy it is to serve tea and cakes to the most wonderful friends. Some sources, say madeleines may have been named for a 19th century pastry cook , Madeleine Paulmier. Thank you Madeleine for the wonderful sweet treat... 

Thank you for visiting My Cozy Corner today. I hope you had a pleasant time. 
I'm joining some friends at these parties. Please come along.
Tuesday
Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Cup Tuesday
A Delightsome Life for A Return to Loveliness
Antiques and Teacups for Tuesday Cuppa Tea 
Martha's Favorite for Tea Cup Tuesday 
Wednesday
Bernideens Tea Time Blog for Tea with Friends
Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish 
Thursday
Miz Helen's Country Cottage for Full Plate Thursday
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tablescapes
Friday 
Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Saturday 
Natasha In Oz for Say G'Day Saturday
Mockingbird Hill Cottage for Favorite Thing Saturday
Sunday
Under The Table and Dreaming for Sunday Showcase

Thank you again for visiting My Cozy Corner.
xo
Betty 

29 comments:

  1. A lovely tea and there is nothing better than blue and white! Love madelines and they're a favorite tea treat here as well. One of my favorites is orange rosemary!

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  2. Your setting with all the lovely plants is so inviting. The blue and white creamer is so sweet and Royal Albert has so many pretty patterns especially this one. Glad your friend shared these thoughtful gifts of the creamer and teapot. I love madelaines but buy them at Tom Thumb and lemon is my favorite flavor but would love to taste your orange. Everything looks beautiful and tasty!

    Thanks, Pam

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  3. What a beautiful post! Lovely china and lovely photographs. Your plants are wonderful. Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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  4. Hello Betty,
    Your blue and white is lovely! Such a cozy spot with your plants and tea things. Your Orange Madeleines sound delicious and if I ever find a pan, I will definitely make some. Wonderful photos and you are such a gracious hostess. Thank you for coming to tea and have a beautiful day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  5. Dear Betty,

    Your tea time today is absolutely stunning.

    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful world with us, it has truly been a real pleasure.

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  6. Hello Betty,
    Your tea time setting is so lovely and so very romantic! The blue and white Johnson Brother's china looks amazing with the wicker table and crochet cover! Such a fine setting for tea. Your cookies look very yummy, and I wish I could reach inside the image and get one! Lol! You must be a great cook to make these from scratch. I have never tried, but I think you have inspired me to at least try. Thank you for sharing your recipe. I have enjoyed my visit with you today : )
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  7. Yummmm! Those madeleines look delicious and just right for tea! And I love your blue china! The whole setting just took me away for a bit of relaxation! Thanks for spending time to put this pretty setting together!
    sandy ;)

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  8. Yummmmm again! Madeleines are wonderful and lovely teaset pieces in blue!

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  9. Hi Betty, Love your tagline about living retirement in a joyous way! We should really live all of our lives in a joyous way, shouldn't we? A very pretty tea setting. I have some thrifted china with a pattern that looks a lot like your Johnson Brothers - but mine is 'Blue Bonnet' by Harmony House. I just so happened to have showed it in my last post. Check it out if you're interested. Also I must say I'm quite impressed by your Madelines. I've never eaten one (nor have I eaten a macaroon); I think I live a deprived life! lol Thanks for sharing tea today. Beautiful post!

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  10. Que chá maravilhoso! Belas porcelanas. Adorei os anjos.

    Um bom final de semana!

    Lauriane

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  11. Positively lovely. I especially adore that blue teapot! What a gorgeous color.

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  12. YOU HAVE A LOVELY BLOG, I LOVE YOUR POST TODAY.....YOUR BLUE TEA SET IS SO BEAUTIFUL.....YOUR MADELEINES LOOK SO DELICIOUS....RIZZI

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  13. Hi Betty,
    What a beautiful set of blue & white Johnson Brother's china. Your cookies look so delicious. Thanks for sharing. Have a lovely week.
    Blessings,
    Lisa

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  14. Such a pretty Tea! Thank you for inviting us! I love your blue teacup and your creamer is the sweetest! It does bring comfort in the winter to have green plants in our homes and your dear angels are so lovely. Have a wonderful tea day!
    Nancy

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  15. I adore Madeleines... Stopping by from Foodie Friday :)

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  16. Your table setting is lovely! I'm such a dishaholic I love them all. The madeleines look so delicious.

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  17. I would love to join you! Thank you! :)

    What a pretty setting. :)

    ~Liz

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  18. How lovely! Everything looks so friendly...just in time for a chat and a cuppa tea.
    Have a great weekend!
    Blessings,
    Carolynn

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  19. Just beautiful...and appetizing too! :)

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  20. What a beautiful vignette. Your china looks so lovely in that setting. And the madeleines look yummy! Thanks so much for joining in this week!

    xo
    Claudia

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  21. I too love blue and white, but my favorite thing is your glass candle holder and how you used it....perfect.
    Balisha

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  22. Your angels are sweet. They seem to like it inside and having tea with you. :-) Have a nice weekend. Regula

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  23. Everything so perfect! Blue and white and the loveliest Madeleines. So enjoyed my visit. Have a fun weekend.

    Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  24. Looks like a wonderful place to enjoy a cup of tea and a Madeleine or two. I love the blue and white! Thanks for the tea party!
    Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  25. Hi Betty,
    What a beautiful Tea Party, so glad you let us attend. Hope you had a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  26. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a great week end and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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Thanks for your comments as I enjoy reading them.
Betty

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