Thursday, October 30, 2008

Welcome to my tearoom!

Welcome! I thought I'd start things off by inviting you today to my little tearoom here at home. To me, it's such a treat to spend time in it, whether I'm having a tea party with a few girlfriends or whether I'm by myself.

In fact, I have tea parties for one all the time. I simply bring in a cup of tea, maybe a couple of cookies and a good book, then I put on some soft music (usually piano or harp) and relax for a few minutes. Sometimes, I just go there for a quick 15-minute break while I'm busy doing housework, while some other times, I'll linger around for an hour if I have more time. Either way, I get this comforting feeling of tranquility and I'd say it's a sweet blessing indeed!

Here, come on in...


Above, this is the china cabinet that's on the opposite wall from where the little couch is.


I stash a lot of my tea party goodies in there. The cabinet drawers hold things like teaspoons, tablecloths and napkins while behind those two bottom doors, I store various cake stands, platters, bowls, and more small plates. I can't fit them all in the top part of the cabinet!


A little side table next to the cabinet. If I give out favors after a tea party, I usually "hide" them in there until it's time to give them out. It's a great hiding spot for Easter chocolates too!


I stacked up these three hat boxes in the corner so I had a place to store all my hats... just kidding! They're empty, but I thought they added a little something feminine to that corner.


This is one of the other side tables. In the front is a gift I received from a friend a year or two ago. She was the guest of honor at the party, and yet she surprised *me* with this beautiful gift.


I hope you can see it a little better in this photo. It has so many cute details!


You know the saying "one man's junk is another man's treasure"? Take for instance this old window frame that hangs on the wall. Someone with more talent than me (easy to find) painted it pink, and added cute little curtains, so it came home with me! Add in a $10 mirror from the craft store to put in the middle and I called it done.

I think I've shown you everything there was to see, but I can't possibly invite you to my tearoom and let you leave without sharing a cup with me! So, let me head over to the kitchen and I'll be right back...


The tea is ready, so let's get comfy. Now, you get to choose. Pink or blue, which one will it be?

I hope you'll come back soon, there's always a pot of tea waiting to be enjoyed! :)

56 comments:

Gretchen said...

I'd love the pink, please. But the blue is so feminine, too. :)

What a lovely tea room you have. So blissfully calm and girly and welcoming. Your treasures are absolutely beautiful. Thank you for the tour and the tea.

Vanessa {Bloom Right Here!} said...

Such a beautiful tea room! I'm more of a casual coffee person myself, but my SIL does wonderful tea parties. Thanks for sharing a cup of tea!

Nancy said...

I'll take the pink one! This is such a beautiful post! I love tea rooms. nancy

Linds said...

What a beautiful room - I can feel the serenity you have there. Beautiful!

Lib said...

I Loved my tea with you. I love the pink !
What a lovely room you have!:o)
I Love tea parties like you for 1 or many!:o)
HAve a great day and Thanks for the afternoon tea.:o)
Blessins',Lib

Stacey said...

What a beautiful blog you have. Thanks for coming to visit me. I will be back. :)

Short Stop said...

I absolutely LOVE this post. Your tea room is GORGEOUS, and all the attention to detail!

I would LOVE to come to a tea party with you. And, I LOVE the pink!!!

southerninspiration said...

Oh , I can't decide on tea cups! Thanks for coming by MY blog and leave a little love! I love the origin of your blog name--so creative and COOL!!!
Suzanne

Katy said...

What a beautiful room!!! I absolutely LOVE it! :) I wish I liked tea and could come and sit a spell with ya! ;o)
have a great day!

Becky said...

What a lovely spot ... all to ourselves. I'll take the blue please.

I feel more relaxed just having visited you today.

Sarah said...

You have a very inviting tea room. It's beautiful!

keeper of the chocolates said...

thank you! i feel like i have just had a relaxing cup of tea with a very special friend. what a lovely room you have. such a blessing indeed! i love your blog very much!

many special blessings to you too!
hugs
shelbi

Mari said...

Thanks for stopping by. I've enjoyed my visit to your tea room. It's very calm and beautiful.

Nichole said...

What a pretty room!

Thank you for stopping by my blog and for leaving the nice comment. :o)

Susie Homemaker said...

I love your tea room...do you think my husband would mind if I turned his "manroom" into one...you teacups are just beautiful! You should join me on Teacup Tuesdays!

Happy @ Home said...

Thanks for your recent visit to my blog. I appreciate your kind comments very much.

What a beautiful tea room you have created. It looks very relaxing. By the way, I will take pink :-)

Thanks,
Kim

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

What a beautiful room, so dainty!
Valerie

Rachael said...

Your tea room is gorgeous, in fact your whole house looks so pretty. I love how peaceful and uplifting your blog is.

Thanks for visiting mine!
Rachael

Suzanne said...

Thanks for visiting Melody, and your blog is cute as well:-) What a lovely tea room! I could spend days in there.

Tracy said...

Pink, please. Your tea room is absolutely lovely! I'd love to come for a visit!

stephanie@{Olive Tree} said...

I love your tea things - thanks for sharing. (And thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday). I have a weekly tea party with my girls on Thursday afternoons. Trying to set up a specific time for a special snack and drink around the table. So far they are loving it, and it's helping me so much that we've made it a part of our schedule.

La Tea Dah said...

What a beautiful tea room! I love the softness and the serenity!

LaTeaDah

Holly said...

Hi, I'm Holly. Is your actual name, Melody?

Thanks for showing us your pretty tea room! I love white wicker! Oh, I'll take a pink cup with coffee in it , please. :>

~ Hearts ~

Kelly said...

Thank you for the tour and the sweet comments you left me, your room is so beautiful! I love pink and white....there are two rooms here I am *brightening up*!

kelly

"Dove" said...

This is completely charming. I want to come have tea! I don't think I'd ever want to leave such a dainty and restful room. You have done a lovely job with the decorating. It looks like a photo for Cottage Living magazine! My daughter says it is so perfect that it looks like a dollhouse room. :)

My favorite "relaxing" CD is Celtic Harp music. Have you ever tried that in your lovely room? It would go perfectly. :)

Sue said...

Hi Melody,
Thanks for stopping by my blog and your kind words. Welcome to blog land. There are so many lovely ladies around here. Glad to have you aboard.
Hugs,
Sue

Barb said...

The very first photo, of all that beautiful white wicker furniture, just made me sigh.

You know, I build miniature houses (dollhouses in one-inch scale) and this is exactly how I furnish them. They're my dream homes.

Beautiful, Melody. Just beautiful.

Tea Time With Melody said...

A kindred spirit with the same name! Thanks for stopping by, at first I thought, "What? I didn't change my blog name" lol. Your tea room is wonderful very refreshing. My sister and I have tea parties all the time we rotate to diffrent houses among our friends. My blog showed my first dinner tea, I think I like the High Tea better less work lol. We also give tea favors to our guests, too funny. Are you sure we are not the same person? Let's visit again. :)

Melody

Susan B said...

I just found your blog, and love your tea room. It is very pretty, and serene. I can see why you love to spend time there. Thank you for sharing it.

the voice of melody said...

Thank you all for stopping by to share a cup with me over the last couple of days. Now I think I need to get a few more teacups! :)

Holly, I actually have 3 first names (more than anyone needs!) but I only use the 3rd one "in real life". For the sake of the verse (Isaiah 51:3) that I named by blog after, Melody it is. The verse is written at the very bottom of my blog page.

"Dove", I have that Celtic Harp cd and I play it all the time! It's one of my favorites.

"Teatime with Melody", yes it almost sounds like we're the same person! Too funny.

I hope everyone enjoys a wonderful and relaxing weekend, and many sweet blessings! :)

chatelaine said...

How wonderful to have your personal tearoom. I love that you have tea for one. i do that too.
I enjoy the ritual of afternoon tea all by myself sometimes. Thanks for visitng my blog recently and for leaving a sweet comment about my bake sale!

Islandsparrow said...

A sweet post - thanks for hosting such a lovely tea party.

I love the window frame idea - how creative!!

Kathie said...

Your room is beautiful. I love the little extra touches that make it inviting and pleasant. Blessings from Costa Rica

Bonnie said...

I love your tea room !!! What a beautifully relaxing place to sit, read, think, drink tea, chat with friends ... wow, the options are endless !!

Meredith said...

I felt right at home in your tearoom! Thanks! I'm going to have to try out those muffins you made.

Alice said...

Such a beautiful, feminine tea room you have. I loved seeing each detail.

Mamma D said...

Wow - I really love your tea room! My BFF and I love to go to tea. The We live in Central PA and used to go to the cutest little tea room in Gettysburg called "Civil - a - Tea", but sadly it closed. We usually have tea at one of our houses once a month, though we are really missing some of the loose blends that our fave shop used to have. :(

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I will be back here to say hi!

Jenileigh said...

Beautiful!!!!

Kim~"HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

Your room is just beautiful!

RoyalTLady said...

Amazing! Your rooms are so tidy and the pictures are superb!

Could I have both teas? Pink and blue?

RoyalTLady said...

I came by through Happy @Home... worth my visit indeed

DeeDee said...

Thanks for the sweet comment you left on my blog. I so appreciate your prayers. I love your tea room!!!

Rhonda said...

What an absolutely lovely room. I'd love to come and have tea in that room.

Angela said...

I love your china cabinet, I love your little vignettes you have made in your tea room. I can picture you sitting, reading His Word and worshipping Him there...and I think when other's come for the tea time, even if they don't KNOW Jesus, they WILL know that something is special in your home and within you..It's a beautiful sanctuary...
I have the same wicker,,but mine is not white,,lol. I think God just hasn't allowed me to have all the white I like is because He knows exactly what my three children, my husband, two toy poodles and 8 daycare children will do to it,,LOL

Janine said...

Very nice tea room! My girls would love that! I would too actually! Thanks for visiting my blog and take care!
Blessings,
Janine

Rebekah said...

What a beautiful room! It's just perfect. I would love to have some tea...I think I'll take the blue one. :)

Abounding Treasures said...

Such a beautiful and delightful room filled with serenity and treasures :o)

Blessings!

HOPE said...

I so enjoyed my "tea" journey here...wonderful photos that take us right there!

I am also a "tea party" gal...I plan our ladies yearly luncheon and always have a "tea" spot. One year I actually did a "TEA" and they have loved it ever since!

I always look for tearooms and quilt shops when I travel.

I'd love to have a special tearoom in my house...I suppose I do..my sewing room. I'll have to do a series on my blog. If you visit my story down farther to "the witness"..you will see the lovely new tea set my husband bought me.

Thanks for the enjoyable "tea time" with you...and the recipes!

HOPE

Toby Parsons said...

Blue for me. :)

Your tea room and all its trimmings are absolutely lovely!!!

You are blessed! :)

Lisa said...

Can I step into these photos and have tea with you?

Any orange/peach tea? Wish we lived close. I'd love to meet you, have tea and fellowship about the GOODNESS of our LORD and our love for Him.

Blessings and peace!

Athlyn Green said...

I'm so glad I found this blog. I looked for the "Follow" button but couldn't find it. I then looked for a contact e-mail but again couldn't find it.

I wanted to sign up for e-mail subscription but guess I'll subscrib to the feed.

What a cosy place to visit!

Pat said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog earilier and leaving a comment...I really appreciate it.
Your tea room has calmed me just by visiting on line. Oh how lovely it would be to stop by and share a cup with you!
I love the verse you share, how beautiful are the promises of God!
Blessings!!

Jodie LeJeune said...

Good afternoon!
Thank you so much stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment. That comment led me here and what a beautiful place you have!

I'd be happy to have tea with you, I'd like the blue please, only one sugar would be fine.

Your room is so cheery and inviting, thank you for having me. I'll be back soon!

Blessings to you!
everything vintage

Gwendolyn said...

I'd love to join you for tea! Thank you for sharing your lovely home with us and for sharing your faith in Christ! We are sisters indeed! And have a joyous Resurrection Celebration!

Angela said...

Well I'm sitting here having my coffee with you and enjoying my surroundings that you have shared with us..oh my,,girl,,I just love that china cabinet. I'm hoping one day I will have the guts to paint mine white. I LOVE the look.

Pauline said...

I just discovered your delightful tea room here - charming! Thanks for sharing it with us!