Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Pretty Purple Tea Time & GIVEAWAY!

Oh, how lovely that spring is in the air!

And spring is the perfect time
 to get out one's pretty china
to enjoy a beautiful tea time.

I think today it's best that I skip the treats because
I haven't been skipping them at all lately!

I am nowhere close to being in 
skimpy warm- weather clothing shape!

Because it's finally warm enough outside
 for these pretty sweet-smelling Violas now!

So today my tea is simple:

A few nice hot cuppas with some honey
and using a sweet little violets china spoon to stir it in
to make it seem extra special.

I think I will spruce up the tea area by also having one of my 
own purple floral creations - since the colours are perfect.

I have been making silk floral arrangements for years.

This one is one of my prettiest.

And because time is short today (so many projects going on)
I think I will be using a teabag tea
 that a Tea Society friend gave me -try something different
for a nice change.

I will be using this sweet violets teabag holder. 

It has a matching china napkin ring,
 but since I won't be snacking I won't be using that!

And last but not least:

Announcing a new GIVEAWAY!!!

A sweet little china teapot trinket box!

This goes till the last day of the month; teatime Tuesday, April 30th!

While it's not mandatory to be a follower of Finch Rest to win this giveaway, it sure is nice to me if you are!

Simply leave a comment to enter stating your interest in the giveaway!

(USA and Canada only please. So sorry.)

You get an extra entry if you mention this giveaway on your blog.
Just leave a second comment stating you did so
 with the link to it - double your chances to win!

As always, thank you for visiting!

Have a tealightful day!




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  1. So many lovely photos you took. I love purple and anything with violets! Hope you will link up!

  2. Michelle, your tea setting is lovely. Violets always make me smile! Sweet little teapot treasure. Would love to be included.

  3. Hello dear Michele,
    I do have my linky up. It's strange that you didn't see it. Please come back and link up. Your tea and snack set is just lovely. What a pretty post filled with yummy china and violets! Cute Giveaway too and by all means, slip my name into the draw. Have a beautiful day.


  4. I do like the mug and snack set Michele, my colour, and so practical for the treat beside the tea.
    The little teapot trinket box is adorable, please enter my name thanks.

  5. Violet are so pretty and blue. I love them and you too! Ha, ha; that's my bit of poetry for today. Love your teaset Michele! I really do adore Violets. Your give away is so very sweet. Please include me my friend!

  6. Michele, I put your give away on my side bar. Forgot to mention how lovely your floral arrangement was. You do awesome!
    p.s. (I meant Violets, not Violet)

  7. Oh, how beautiful! Your tea and snack set is lovely with such pretty flowers in it. Your flower arrangement is gorgeous. I'll put your party buttom on my side bar..thank you for the chance Michelle! The teapot box trincket is simply darling! Big hugs,

  8. Michele, beautiful tea set. And your flowers are stunning. I am having a giveaway too : ) I guess we are thinking alike!
    Have a lovely day,

  9. Michele, I love the violets. I need to stick with tea by itself, too. Need to work harder on the "shed" as I refer to it. Please count me in for this lovely giveaway! xo

  10. I love your violets! Is that called a snack set? Whatever -- it is wonderful! Nothing wrong with a tea bag -- it would be worse to not have tea! Love the little teapot trinket box. It would look nice here! :D :D

  11. Hi Michele: Love all the violets. They are one of my favorite flowers. They look so beautiful they almost look fake. Have a wonderful week. Please enter me in your giveaway I would love to win. Blessings, Martha

  12. All those beautiful violets are such a sight for sore eyes! I love your tea display & your flower arrangement looks so pretty!
    Your teapot giveaway is so very sweet!

  13. Your pieces are just lovely, Michele! My favorite colors! I used to make silk floral arrangements but nowhere near as pretty as yours! :)


  14. What a cute little piece. Love the colors.

  15. OH heavens Michele, your tea sets are so pretty and delicate, love the shapes and colors. I'm not a tea drinker but I just might start to be if I won such a beautiful little cannister. That's what I would use it for, to keep my tea bags in. It is so pretty, I love it just for the shape and colors on it.
    I am terribly sentimental about the things I love.
    Sorry I misspelled your name with 2 l's the other day, our daughter is Michelle, she just turned 43, oh my where did the years go, she's our youngest. Does the above comment count for my entry for the cannister? Hope so. Happy Days

  16. Your violets tea set is just adorable, Michele. What fun to drink tea from it!! Count me in on the giveaway. xo

  17. What lovely tea pieces. I love the pretty purples too. The little floral is so sweet! Just a lovely post.
    Thank you so much for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  18. Purple is my fav color. and I do collect pretty tea items, and it is really beautiful, and I have just the space for it..Yay

  19. Hello Michele- such sweet pieces, a charming set! Love the lavender trim around the edges. I hear ya...it is always so tempting to have a snack when drinking tea, eh? haha~ More often than not, I am now quartering a crisp apple, peeling an orange or grabbing a handful of dried cranberries and almonds if I feel like a tea snack. Have a great week :)

  20. Hello lovely friend of mine,
    I love that you wear gloves and hats to your special places. If I could then I would wear the matching hoop dresses and corsets too ! Oh I should have been born 100 years ago.
    I adore pansies and violas and I have really enjoyed looking at yours. Your floral arrangement is so lovely too xoxo

  21. Oh how pretty your china pieces are. I love. I just love all of the pretty purples and violets. Have a happy day Michelle.

  22. Love this set the colors are great!! Lovely post.


  23. Dear Michele,
    Pretty purple post!
    Ruthie xo

  24. So adorable....and exactly my old sorority flowers and colors. Love them, many fond memories looking at thos pictures. Thanks for posting and offering a giveaway. Cindy

  25. Love-love-love all the pretty lavender hues! But don't enter me in the giveaway since I recently was the happy recipient of some major Finch Rest generosity!

  26. Oh how lovely! I love the color and the pattern is so dainty. Great giveaway too! So cute! I love china!...Christine

  27. Longtime follower here, Michelle! Love the colors and patterns. My Nana used to collect tea pots. This little beauty makes me think of her! Thanks for a chance to win it!

  28. Michele, thanks for stopping by Every Little Birdie. I wanted to let you know that you can have more chances to win my "Birdie Stuff" by "liking" my facebook page and following me on Pinterest. You will see both on the right side panel of my blog. Good Luck and thanks for following me!!


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