Monday, May 9, 2011

Tea Time Tuesday with a Tea Time Magazine Giveaway!!

Welcome to Tea Time Tuesday I am excited to be gifting a one year (6 issues) subscription to Tea Time Magazine this week.
I hope everyone had a GREAT weekend and enjoyed Mother’s Day if that was part of your plan. I spent Mother's Day apart from my mom this year but at least I was with her on Easter! Love ya, MOM!
My Mother's Day was wonderful.  I hosted my Mother in Law, Lucy, for a lovely brunch.
Here is a picture of Lucy on her wedding day with her mom, Arlene.

Unfortunately Arlene died of breast cancer several years ago and I was never able to meet her. 
I am sure her warm heart and spirit lives on in Lucy and my daughter Sophia.

As a result of Tea Time Tuesday and the wonderful tea blogs and tea parties I have joined, I have found a wonderful blog full of incredible "tablescape" inspiration appropriately called, The Tablescaper.  
This site is quite amazing and you can follow her creations just like me by clicking HERE.
Here is a sneak peak at the table setting I put together for Mother's Day.  I will be sharing more as the week goes on.

The china used below was given to me by my Mom and Dad when I graduated PA school.  It is very, very special to me.

The menu was simple. Ham and cheese scrambled eggs, sausage links and a variety of fruit and pastries ~ of course with a little added FANCY.
I have always wanted to make sugared flowers and recently Melissa at My Cake School posted a quick and easy tutorial on her blog. 
You can find it by clicking HERE.  I highly recommend a membership to her online cake decorating school, it is amazing!
On Saturday I took the time to make the little sugared delights and they turned out just great.
I incorporated them into my brunch but was limited on TIME (big shock) so I bought some of these at the last minute...INSERT BIG GASP OF HORROR….

And turned it into these…

Aaaaaawwww…what would I do without you, fast and fancy gene??
The little ‘L’ is for LUCY!!  So fanciful! It is hard to see but I added some pixie dust on top so they sparkled.
Everything was delightful.
After everyone left , my husband and daughter took naps and I took the opportunity to go downtown and meander through “Antiques Downtown”. 
It was relaxing and fun.
I bought some treats…including a bunch of old copies of Tea Time, Victoria and The Tea House Times...what a find!
I also stumbled upon this little treasure…

It was only FIVE DOLLARS!!  The dish is about a 10 inches long. It does have a small little chip on the side but I could care less. SCORE!
To redeem myself for not baking "from scratch" pastries for brunch, I did create a nice little dessert for us at dinner.

It was easy as PIE (or napoleon…J) and I found the recipe and inspiration in the most recent issue of Tea Time Magazine. 

Would YOU like a GIFT subscription for one year (6 issues) to Tea Time Magazine or do you have someone you would like to bestow this lovely gift upon??
Here is what you need to do:
Be a follower of Sweetology ~ feel free to grab my button
Answer the question in the picture below by leaving a comment

For an extra entry you can let me know if you "like" my FB page or follow on twitter ~ click on the links in the right had column above to take you there.

You must live in the US or Canada.  
I will announce the lucky winner next Tuesday ~ so make sure to check back.

I also want to say a big THANKS to CUPCAKES TAKE THE CAKE  for featuring my Gustav Klimt Cupcake on their site this weekend, what an honor.

I have been working on some wonderful cupcake designs and look forward to sharing them with you!
~ This has been my life in sugared flowers, sharing my love of Tea Time Magazine and other simple pleasures. Thank you so much for visiting.

Linking up too...


Lark (SparkyLarky) said...

You are such a great hostess! But I thought the "L" was for Lark! hee, hee :)

It looked like a side table in Napa Valley.
You did fabulous!

I don't know my "tea's"...Does Chai Tea count?
(I am clueless sorry!)

Johanna said...

Hello Trisha,
I think your Mom in Law felt very special with your wonderful tablesetting, the menue and the sweets which turned out beautifully. You are full of great and creative ideas. Thank you for sharing this all.
Best greetings, Johanna

Lee said...

Thanks for all the wonderful ideas! I think Orange Pekoe tea or maybe Stash Double Bergamont tea would match up well! thanks!

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous, as per usual! I, too, hosted my M-I-L
for Mother's day and saw my own at Easter.. Sadly, I'm a Canadian and cannot enter, but you know I come here for your wonderful posts anyhow! I'm also a follower all over! x

Snap said...

Wonderful tea day post! Great ideas. Happy Tea Day!

Terri said...

What a lovely post. Your tea cup is really pretty, it looks it? It looks like you are a gifted dessert creator! I love the last cupcake!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Trisha,
What marvelous creations you come up with! Your china is so pretty and very special! I would love a subscription to Tea Time magazine but I'm Canadian so that excludes me. Thank you for joining me for Tea Time and have a lovely day.


Trish - Sweetology101 said...

I am opening this to Canada too now!! Yipee!!

Crafty Gardener said...

I found my way here from Rose Chintz Cottage. I didn't even know there was a Tea Time magazine, how I would love to read it. I'd pair your picture with some Cascade Mint tea by Stash. It'a light and refreshing and wouldn't spoil the taste of that delicious treat you prepared.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Thank you, Trish! I believe I would have a cup of Earl Grey with your scrumptious dessert! I am a follower BTW! Have a wonderful day.


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Wow, such a lovely tablesetting and the treats look fabulous. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

yvette said...

A beautiful tablescape for mothers day, you have some elegant crystal pieces. I adore those long stem glasses with the delicate babies breath. A wonderful tea and desserts.

Barbara F. said...

What a wonderful place, your blog! I love your sweet tablescape and you turned that store-bought cake into a real work of art! And the mother and child cupcake- oh my! I am your newest follower! As far as the tea, I always love a cup of Earl Grey. xo,

Deneen said...

I tried to email you back but your setting is on no reply. I would love to sell one of the dessert trays to you if you are still interested. let me know.

Paula said...

Trisha! What a beautiful tribute to Lucy for Mothers Day! LOVE IT! I personally would like any tea that can be shared with you across the table from me.

Anjali said...

Trisha, Lucy looks so beautiful in the wedding picture. It's really sweet of you to treat your MIL with yummy brunch and elegant table setting in celebration of Mother's day. You sure have an eye for pretty stuff...loving your new treasure :)
I love cardamom flavored chai tea.

Marydon said...

Trish, you table setting is inviting, warm & elegant. I so love your little desserts, clever idea! Oops! did I say that ... well, it gave me an idea ... TYSM.

Your love antique dish can be used for so many wonderful ideas. Great find!

TY for your visit, Trisha, I am following you.

My tea would be English Breakfast ... I drink it all day long.

Have a beautiful week ~

5 Day GIVEAWAY, pop over

Anonymous said...

I'm trying so hard to stay away from sweets, so your post helps satisfy my sweet tooth. I did join you with a cup of tea!

Wanda Lee said...

Dear Trish,

I always love visitng your lovely blog!..,

(Unfortunately my computer was unable to
connect to the internet for awhile, so I'm later getting by to visit at least half of the folks who were part of Tuesday's Tea's)..,Oh well!

Thanks for your blog visits and kind comments over the last while.

It looks like you had a wonderful time with your dear mom-in-law by hosting a lovely mothers day tea for her! Just lovely!.., Pretty and yummy too; what adorable cakes and cupcakes!

Were you able to get in touch with your, 'May Mini Teapot Swap' partner yet? ~ I certainly hope so!.., This should be fun despite the fact that the folks who expressed an interest initially apparently decided not to partake..,

No matter, it will be fun to see what you mutually gift each other with! These blog swaps are always so much delightful fun!

Thanks also for joining Pam and I for TTTT and also for my 82nd, 'Tuesday Tea For Two'.

We always love having you join us all in the fun of partaking with, 'Tuesday Tea Time In Blogland'!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

Kathy said...

Hello, This is quite lovely - what a sweet inspiration! That dish is amazing! Just love it.
My answer to your question would be -
mint tea - I love mint and fruit -
Thank you for offering this giveaway - I will be back to check out the other options!

Chaya said...

I am so glad you linked to Let's Do Brunch because I found your blog. It is beautiful and fascinating. Just from this post, I am hypnotized. I plan to do lots of exploring here.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: What a lovely table you set for your Mom. Thank you for sharing it all with us. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

Lark (SparkyLarky) said...

Trish...Thanks for linking up again to Made it on Monday! I LOVE ya Girl! (btw...I like the new profile picture!)

HoosierHomemade said...

Love the cupcake! Thanks for joining us on Cupcake Tuesday!

paperbutterfly said...

I can’t believe another week has gone by with another delightful tea party
It would not be so enjoyable without you and your creative touch. I look forward to seeing you as often as you can pop in.


paperbutterfly said...

PS I would love to be entered into the draw for the Tea Time magazine.
How generous you are.

Blessings, Pam

Marilyn said...

Thanks for stopping by and becoming a follower! I will do the same and may I still enter for the magazine give away? I'd love to have it mailed to me every month. ♥♫

I'd make a pot of Darjeeling tea for any fancy (or plain) treat. It's my favorite, along with my breakfast tea. Thanks for being so generous!

Stephanie said...

I would love to be entered in your drawing! I am now a happy follower of your blog!

I think I would make my favorite tea to go with this desert...vanilla.


aka (I have a pretty giveaway)

April @ The 21st Century Housewife said...

What a lovely post - and I love your fast and fancy tricks too! We can all use those once in a while :) i also love the Klimt cupcake - it's amazing! Thank you for sharing your post with Let's Do Brunch.

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