Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Spring Fling Tea with Artsy Mama

So glad you could stop by for a relaxing cup of tea in honor of springtime! Artsy Mama was so very kind to host this lovely party in which visitors from around the world attended. You should definitely drop by her place to join in the festivities!

I love any excuse to use some of my vintage tea cups. I'm sorry I couldn't make some hand made crumpets of some sort, but I do have these yummy mint-chocolate cookies made by Newman's Own Organics. I was busy volunteering at the school today, so I couldn't find the time to bake. I'm making it to the party just in time for tea time on the west coast - 3:30 pm.

Also, while you're here you should take a walk amongst the garden and see the fruit trees in bloom. Here's my plum blooming early in the warmth of this early spring on the mountain. Believe it or not, we'll probably get another freeze here before June, so these beauties will probably not transform into a fruit. This is the life on a mountain in Southern California.

I'm a huge fan of tea, be it hot or iced, green, black or any color. I can guzzle a pot of it down each day in winter. In summer my glass of iced tea is never far away. It's so nice that the beverage can be so beneficial for your health as well. It makes it fine to overdo it and have cups and cups of the stuff. So sit back, relax and have another cup! Happy Spring to you all!


lauren said...

I'm on the west coast too and having my cuppa now. The girls are in the garden with theirs. After all, spring started at 5:07!

Thanks for the tea!

lauren Mumford
My tea photos are at flickr

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Hi, thank you for the treats, both cookies and the beautiful flower pictures. I am in Ca too, but it's pretty nippy still for spring.

Visit me sometime, and we'll have tea, if Claudette doesn't hide the pot.


Jeanne said...

Loved you tea. . .you brew it just the way I like it. I long for flowers on our trees here, but it is a bit too early for that in Illinois.

Natasha Burns said...

Thanks for the sweets, hope you enjoyed the tea party!

Georgeanne said...

Thanks for visiting! I live in the mountains also. It was a chilly first day of Spring but tea very enjoyable.

La Tea Dah said...

Saffron, your tea party was lovely and the beautiful walk around your garden serene. Thanks for visiting mine as well (Gracious Hospitality).

Happy Day!

Sam I Am said...

what sweet pictures... :) cant wait to get back up on the mountain!
today it sprinkled down here!!! i was so excited!!!! :)

Laume said...

I like your old fashioned flowered tea cup. I'm like you - tea always nearby. Well, coffee too. I love both.
You're right about those blooms not necessarily fruiting. We live in the mountains of Northern California and it's always a crap shoot from one year to another. Sometimes no fruit, sometimes a bumper crop.

Jill said...

What a lovely tea party! and those plum blossoms....delightful!