Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Happy Tea Time!

I found the cutest thing during my visit in New Orleans over Thanksgiving holiday.
My father-in-law loves to go to yard/garage sales and this is one of things I found.

A lovely little creamer! I love the color and the design.

The handle makes it very easy to pick up and pour...

The pitcher is called "Calico," made by the Crownford China Co., Inc.
in Staffordshire, England.
I just might have to start me a collection of these!! 

Another great and unusual find was the Crawfish Jelly. The Hot Jalapeno Jelly was very delicious. We put that on our toast one morning. The Crawfish Jelly was a little different and certainly NOT for breakfast! LOL! I could see using it on your cornbread with some red beans and rice.

Some wonderful teas I used while in New Orleans were the Pumpkin Spice (delightful for the holiday), the Mint Medley (quite an eye-opener in the mornings), and my favorite, Earl Grey, decaffeinated. And, of course, after opening each one, I breathed in the aromas from the packages.

Pumpkin has many healthful benefits. Pumpkin has the power to alter disease processes in the body. The bright color shows the wealth of beta-carotene which help neutralize free radicals and reduce the risk of cancer. It promotes eye health and guards against macular degeneration. It has lots of vitamin A and C as well as alpha-hydroxy acids, which reduce the signs of aging in skin.
Pumpkin seeds are high in magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, and protein.

I am joining Sandi for Tea Time.

Here's to your health!

The Lord heals your diseases, redeems your life from the pit, satisfies you with good, shows compassion to his children,, and knows your frame. The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
Psalm 103: 3-14


  1. The creamer is sooo pretty, Brenda. The floral design is just lovely, and the blue is perfect for your house. Very festive for Christmas, too..an all occasion fellow.

    I'm glad you had fun in New Orleans, but I'm also glad you're back.

    Have a great day,
    Marianne xox

  2. Looks like you had a grand time in New Orleans. The little creamer was a great find. I love blue and white. Enjoyed your tea selections. Happy Tea Day!

  3. Hello Brenda,
    Your creamer is very pretty and a collection in this pattern would be delightful! So many blue and whites go together very well. The jellies sound good too and I love pumpkin! Thanks for joining me for tea today. Have a fabulous week.


  4. Hi Brenda! Lovely little find you purchased..I don't think I'll be doing Mosaic Monday. I actually got negative feed back. That was interesting..I think for me it takes away from what a single photo may convey.. It was fun and happy I got to meet (u) a sister in the Lord..

  5. Hi Brenda
    Unusual colour to the creamer, very nice. I can't wrap my head around crawfish jelly I'm afraid. :-) The teas all look good.

  6. Hi, Brenda

    You found some nice things on your trip to New Orleans. A friend and I are toying with the idea of visiting that city at some point, having never been.
    Enjoy all of your new teas!

  7. ooooh what a gorgeous creamer! I've never tried the pumpkin spice tea before, bet it smells lovely! early grey is one of my fave after assam, I also havent tried the crawfish jelly but the jalapeno sounds like my kind of thing :)

    xx susan

  8. The creamer is so pretty, Brenda. I love the deep blue color and chintz design. Glad to hear you had a nice Thanksgiving with your family. I can't believe it's December already!! Makes my head spin ... must be time for a soothing cup of tea while I catch up in blogland. Have a lovely day!