Every afternoon that I'm home at half past three, I stop and put the kettle on and have a cup of tea! It's amazing at how tired you can be and how restorative that cup of tea is.
It is a dark and rainy day. It's rained -- not a downpour but a steady rain -- since this morning when I took Ollie for his walk. We need the moisture, so I can't complain. And it's not snow, so I can't complain!
A busy morning with a good clean of the breakfast room and then a noon luncheon meeting (which was close enough to walk to) and then errands.
A cup of tea was much needed for I was chilled to the bone (parking was a long way from the door!)
With carols on the stereo, my pot filled with Christmas tea, slices of Dundee cake and a cookbook to read, I
|Afternoon tea most usually is taken in the breakfast room|
lit of candles of my German pyramid. It is Christmas after all!
|Dundee cake-- one of the best things about the Christmas season|
Slices of Dundee cake (which I made in early November and stuck in the freezer) are afternoon tea fare from St. Nicholas Day through Christmas.
|The German pyramid lit and spinning!|
The German pyramid (a real German one -- not an Asian knock off) which we decided to put up this year. With candles lit and the bottom and middle tiers spinning merrily around!
And my book . . .
|I'm having company for lunch and am fine tuning my menu!|
Southern Living's Christmas Cookbook -- printed exclusively by Dillards -- a traditional gift from dear friend Maybelle.
|Tea and Dundee cake on a dreary day!|
With candles lit and a dreary day outside, the warming cup of tea and the slices of Dundee were especially refreshing.
It made dealing with the wash a lot more bearable!
It is Tuesday and I'm joining the following tea parties:
Tea Time Tuesday with Terri at Artful Affirmations
Tea Cup Tuesday with Martha at Martha's Favorites
Tea Pot and Tea Things Tuesday with Pam at Breath of Fresh Air
Tea Time Tuesday with Katherine at Lady Katherine's Tea Parlor
Tuesday Tea for Two with Wanda Lee at The Plumed Pen