Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Muffins and orphans

Today, after the long and ridiculously hot weekend, I'm back in my much cooler dining room with a few orphans. Orphans, (coined by Nathalie, another Tea Tuesday participant), because nothing matches except the place-mat and napkin which remind me of May flowers. What a perfect way to end the month of May. I'm having green tea from a cup that has no saucer, and and a saucer that has no matching cup. On the royal blue plate are two banana apple (or is that apple banana?) muffins I made yesterday using small cake pans.

Can you believe this year is nearly half over? I sure can't. Be sure to visit Kimmie for the links to other Tea Tuesday participants, although I still can't leave a comment to anyone who doesn't have a pop-up window, regardless what I try. And please stay for a muffin, if you like. I have plenty.

13 thoughtful remarks:

Steph said...

we both have something in common this week....the heat :))
I'd love that muffin....:))

happy Tuesday!!
Love the house too....I can imagine you making paste papers and all your other experiments...missed those too....

Terri Kahrs said...

When I looked at the calendar this morning, I couldn't believe that we're half way through the year! Where did the time go!!! Elizabeth, I just love your "orphan tea". Everything looks beautiful because it was created with a loving hand! Hugs, Terri xoxo

~*~Patty S said...

Heat seems to be a theme so far for T today...and you baked!!!
Your orphan tea is charming and very inviting...I am drawn to mismatched china pieces...
Yes, WHERE has this year gone!
Stay cool and Happy T Tuesday!
oxo

Halle said...

Why on Earth did you bake when it was HOT!! Don't get me wrong...I enjoy baked goods but geesh! Don't run the oven. :)
I like your orphans...they look like a match made in heaven.

Dianne said...

muffins & tea with you would be lovely, thank you! hope you are able to stay cool, and have a creative day!

kimmie said...

Apple and banana muffins sound delicious ... And I have three brown bananas waiting to be baked into SOMETHING :)

Muffins and orphans is such a sweet title to your post. Oliver Twist would surely be asking for more .... And I am certain your kind hearted self would happily oblige him!

I don't know about your commenting troubles .... I think blogger is still suffering some bugs since their Friday the thirteenth challenges. Hope things get straightened out soon!!

Happy Tuesday and stay cool and out of any storms!

La Dolce Vita said...

oh my yes, hot!!! and more tornadoes and hail, ugh... love your orphans... fun post E.... I checked and there is no reason why you cannot post, must be a blogger issue! xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Thanks for the muffin. Incredibly, I can't get your new posts to log in my reader, so it seems that comments restoration is causing trouble with other things..urgh.

voodoo vixen said...

Oh yum yum yum... your tea table looks delish indeedy!! I love the concept of the orphans... what a lovely way to be able to continue using pretty things! Oh yes, and a mini muffin loaf sounds just the thing.... I'll have one!!

girlunwinding said...

I love the heat and I love mis-matched things. Enjoy your snack!
Happy T on T
Peace~
Dawn

Jenny Woolf said...

I drink tea several times a day.....not just Tuesday !

Gayle said...

Hi Elizabeth, happy Tea Tuesday, those muffins sound and look delish. Your weather sounds very crazy at the moment, I hope you are no where near those horrendous tornados. No tea post from me again this week, but I love visiting you gals and I do love your beautiful place mat and napkin and I also love that your cup has found a friend and that your saucer is no longer lonely. XX

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

That looks like a quiet moment for a hectic day! May I join you?

We ARE supposed to take care of orphans! So good for you!

Ciao Bella!

CREATIVE CARMELINA