Monday, June 23, 2014

T Stands For Late Afternoon Tea



Today I'm actually honoring my grandmother (as many of you know, my grandparents raised me from birth).  My grandmother drank coffee in the morning and she's the one who got me drinking it.  When I didn't like the taste of milk, she began adding a small amount of coffee to my milk.  Now I drink both.  At the same time.

But that was breakfast, and regardless what my grandmother was doing, at four in the afternoon she always stopped and had a cup of tea.  She was, after all, British. Very British.

She also had a snack with her tea each day.  Sometimes it was something sweet, sometimes it was something savory.  Somehow, it didn't seem to spoil her appetite, or her figure, since she never weighed over 100 lbs the entire time I knew her. 

So today, I heated up my oven (and my kitchen), and made some oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.  You can tell they are homemade, or the chips would be more evenly distributed.

So now it's your turn.  What are you celebrating today?  It should deal in some way with a drink, a cup, mug, or even an empty water bottle.  Will it be art? Some tidbit you found during an internet search?  Fabric?  Scrapbooking?  Or were you out and about sometime since we last got together?  It's all fair game.  Just link below using your direct post, then visit other T Stands for Tuesday participants while they visit you.



And can you believe this is the final Tuesday in June?  Where has this year gone?

21 thoughtful remarks:

Laurie M said...

such beautiful memories an cookies too!

Ohhh Snap said...

Your post looks so elegant : ). I believe I am a heathen lol. The cookies look delicious!

Krisha said...

Beautiful tea setting this week. Your homemade cookies make my diet bar taste like........well, not so good now...LOL

Love the china your using this week.

Denise Price said...

Hello! Thanks for hosting us again for tea. Your afternoon tea looks scrumptious. I actually did think the cookies were store-bought at first, because they are so perfectly round. Nice technique!

I liked the story about your grandma using coffee to teach you to like milk. She sounds like she was a wonderful lady.

I have a bit of a different format to my blog post today. It's an A to Z post, and I bet you can guess what I wrote for the letter T. :)

Robyn said...

No! I need another month of June! Lovely remembrance . Is hat a camellia on the cup?
I love to make time to stop and make a cup of tea in the afternoon- just the pause while it brews is refreshing!

Cindy McMath said...

Ooh those cookies look lovely! A nice rememberance of your grandmother as well.

Rebeca Trevino said...

what a lovely story about your grand . . .
i am celebrating the summer solstice. i am celebrating going home to texas to visit with family and my childhood friends.
be back soon!

Bridget Larsen said...

Grandmas leave great memories, will you be sharing the recipe for those yummylicious cookies?
Yay first time 1st on your meme
Bridget #1

dawn said...

Hello and Happy T Day! I love this story and the pretty picture. I love these cookies and now wishing I had some. They looked homemade to me before reading what you wrote.

I am linking up today, YAY, still a busy day today but I'm here.

I read your post below and WOW, those flowers are gorgeous and the background is perfect as is the sentiment you made. Great job with these colors.

Have a wonderful day friend!

~*~Patty S said...

What a tempting and tasty tea you've presented to us E...
so pretty in that lovely magnolia cup ... I can almost smell your yummy cookies!

Extra sweet of you to share some sweet (savory) memories of your dear grandmother too...she sounds like quite a lady!

Where indeed have these first 6 months gone!!!

Happy T Day to you...
oxo

see you there! said...

Now this looks like a cup of tea to sit down to. Lovely cup, nice setting and homemade cookies. What could be better? Your Grandmother set a good example.

Darla

Divers and Sundry said...

sweet memories :) and that's a lovely china pattern.

Ariel said...

In India we follow many of the British customs. One of them is having tea at 4.00 in the evening with some snack. Your oatmeal cookies look delicious. My kids love them.
Have a wonderful week Elizabeth and Thank you for T for Tuesday
Susan

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Now if your grandmother had been Italian, like mine, they would have been adding wine to your water. Although mine were Italian, they never did this!

Enjoyed your sweet post today--save a cookie for me!

Dianne said...

oh, it's always a joy to celebrate our grandparents! a lovely memory shared in your post today, and boy those cookies look yummy! ♥

Halle said...

How sweet...I've pretended to have tea with my Grandma once before...made me feel close to her even though we never met. Those rituals and traditions are something that really needs to be kept alive.

Nancy said...

I like your Grandmothers tradition! Your china looks so pretty and the cookies--yummy :) I particularly like your place mat and napkin---another lovely tradition :)

I'm happily back home!

Linda K said...

what a lovely way to savor those special moments and memories. I love that tea cup and those cookies-nothing like home baked:) Sorry I missed T day -too many things on my calendar the last 4 days. But I'll see you next week:)

Caterina Giglio said...

Well, I missed tea yesterday, but I can still have it today... and your cookie looks so yummy.. hope the weather is not too hot or stormy in your parts... x

Nan G said...

The cookies look delish! Homemade is always the best for any cookie or baked goodie. Tea looks very inviting also in such a pretty tea set. Hugs from the Girls and me.

AlteredAddict said...

so what exactly is 'T stands for Tuesday'?