Thursday, January 31, 2019


Like many of you we are having
another wave of freezing weather.

I really don't mind because there
are so many fun things to do at home.

So while the weather is cold I
found it a perfect time for
Afternoon Tea.  So last
night I baked an Apple Tart.

and the recipe is here.  I did
go ahead and put all the
apricot jam on in the 

Some chicken salad 
sandwiches for the savory:

And the scones
different - I whipped the whites of 2 eggs
and added that to the scone batter as
an experiment.  I have been thinking
about trying the idea for quite a while.

Outside the birds are so hungry
of the cold weather.

My newest April issue of Victoria arrived 
and I am thrilled to see Ephemera 
in the opening article.  
I have taken an interest in the
art of paper crafting lately so I loved
the sweet paper shoes they showed and
the wonderful Easter eggs.

When I turned the page I gasped as I
saw the Devonshire Teapot.  I have 
a large collection of this old 1940's pattern
by Johnson Brothers that I started collecting
years ago in Houston, Texas.  Later,  I found a
large group of them in Colorado Springs
but I do not have  the teapot and haven't
 been able to find one.

Hope your week is delightful!


Beth said...

Enjoy your day, Bernideen! Warmer days ahead. Your tart sounds good. I made blueberry muffins and chocolate chai for my afternoon snack; grilled cheese and tomato soup for lunch. We have been eating a lot of soup lately. :)

Louca por porcelana said...

Your Afternoon tea is mouthwatering!!!Gorgeous teapot and stunning red transferware tea set.Keep warm!Hugs!

Margie said...

Your lovely afternoon tea is the perfect way to end National Tea Month. Stay warm!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a fabulous tea you've created, Bernideen! The tart looks wonderful, and so do your sandwiches and scones. Maybe one day you'll find that JB teapot.

Curtains in My Tree said...

I haven't gotten my March issue of Victoria so haven't seen the pretty paper shoes

I am hungry for some of your goodies about right now !

Your table loots so inviting as always

Our weather is warming up however I still feed the birds

The Victorian Girl said...

What a lovely teatime! I'm loving the new Victoria too, especially those Easter eggs! I didn't know you had lived in Houston. I grew up in Houston in the 50's & 60's in the Westbury area. And then in the 70's, we lived in Spring.

Marilyn Miller said...

What a lovely teatime on a cold winter's day.
Can't wait for this Victoria to reach my house. It sounds like a good one. Hoping you find that teapot. Love the pattern.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

A lovely tea time! Tea always looks so inviting when we use a tiered cake stand with goodies arranged on it. I should make an apple tart one of these days. The apricot jam makes it look so good.
Most of us are experiencing cold weather right now. T'is the season for comfort food and lots of hot beverages.
We have hungry birdies at the feeder too these days. You have a lot of gold finches. We have only seen a few this winter. Our chickadees can clean out the feeder in less than a day. It's fun to watch them though and they keep me entertained.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Bernideen! That is a pretty teapot, I hope you will find it in 2019! Your tea goodies look so good! I will have to peak at the Victoria magazine next time I'm at the store.

Sandi Magle said...

Simply Lovely----and in the midst of our polar vortex! Grins and thanks fo sharing.

Sarah said...

Bernideen, I need to pick up a copy of Victoria. The Devonshire teapot is lovely. I hope you find one. Such a sweet pattern. Your teatime looks delicious. I wish I were joining you!

Jean | said...

Bernideen, what a lovely winter tea! I love a gorgeous apple tart like that. And you know me, everything tastes better off a three-tiered stand!

Jean | said...

Bernideen, just came back to let you know I just posted something you might be interested in. Stay cozy!

Zaa said...

This is such a lovely tea time. You always make such scrumptious treats...I'd love a little of that tart with my tea. We still have six feet of so , so I guess we’ll be snuggling in for quite awhile yet.