Saturday, August 24, 2013

FABBY: Tea for Two

Hello sweet friends!

        How fast Summer is going and really, the entire year is!...before we realize it, it'll be close to Christmas 2013! I really don't like this 'time flying' to be honest with you, it seems like I'm flying behind TIME holding it's skirts and wanting it not to go away!!!

"To better things!" This post is inspired in our after lunch tea with my Mil's cookies, which my Sil gave me some, as only she knows how to make them, lol..

A few posts ago I mentioned that the custom here in Ecuador is a heavier lunch and a light dinner, therefore, after we have our lunch, hubby and I love a little dessert, like cookies with tea or even coffee. Anyway, here it is, set so we can have tea and cookies.

A little tea and cookies is set with my two Polish cups my dear daughter gave me three years ago for my birthday. They have cute birds on each side of them.

My Mil's cookies I don't know how to make. The small teapot holds some antique silverware that were my Mil's...which I always keep at hand in the kitchen.

I love this water glass dispenser because I drink a lot of green tea, and some coffee and hubby likes plain water...therefore, 'pure water' is always ready to go! I just bought it the other day and I'm so happy with the practical little faucet it has!

Isn't this small silver 'tea caddy' I bought early this year, adorable?... with a flat teapot on both sides!

The honey cookies and in the back a gold wood box in the shape of a duck.

Like I said before, we love our cookies and tea for after lunch. Hope you liked it too.

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  1. Thank you for having us over to visit in your kitchen!

    The habit of a larger lunch is so much healthier.

    Happy weekend.

  2. The teacups are so sweet! I bet the cookies tasted so good! I love the idea of having a water dispenser on the counter infused with lemon.

  3. everything looks wonderful Fabby! Your right the time has flown by and I don't even want to think about Christmas yet! What a gorgeous table .. as always :)

  4. That silver tea caddy is so cute...I love it! Hugs, Penny

  5. Oh your tea and cookies look sooooo good. How fun is this. I would love to join you. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  6. Blessings 2 u.
    Pleasant visit,

  7. How sweet. Love all the birdies! Beautiful cups and saucers Fabby!

  8. Fabby it sounds like you've had a busy few months, or year, as you say. For me, too, time has flown. Little one began kindergarten this year. I do like your Polish teacups and the idea to linger over lunch with hubby for a cuppa and a cookie sounds wonderful. I also enjoyed your handsome nephew's table and the bright dash of orange with the chargers. Wonderful.

    I hope you are having a lovely weekend.

  9. Oh-Your cookies and tea after lunch look just delightful. I love visiting you and seeing what you are up to, Fabby.

    I love the sweet teacups from your daughter- xo Diana

  10. I love your tea!! We tend to eat lighter in the evenings as well. Healthier, I think. You have such beautiful things and I love to look and linger over each and every photo!

  11. great dishes, very harmonious coloured, wow!!! everything dear from angie from Germany

  12. Fabby, I, too, prefer a little heavier meal at lunch and a light supper (is that a southern thing?).
    Your offering of tea, coffee and cookies is just the perfect dessert! The cookies look so tasty and those cups! I would want to use them everyday, since they are so lovely!

  13. Greetings from Jamaica FABBY! Everything looks so beautiful. Of course my eyes could not miss the birds!:) We have a heavy lunch and a light supper. At times we have cookies. I like how everything is arranged. Very appealing! I am a new Follower of your blog. If you wish do link up on my Creative Monday Blog Hop that goes live on Sunday afternoons. Have a great week.

  14. Beautiful, Fabby! Love your tea cups, and could use some tea and cookies about now!! Great post!

  15. I love your tea setting. It looks so inviting and cozy! Thanks for sharing!

  16. As beautiful as always, Fabby.

    Remember the scarf I bought and would be using on a table? Today is the day. I had so much fun putting the table together, I think I will leave it for awhile and enjoy.:-)

  17. What pretty teacups, and the silver in the teapot looks charming!

  18. Dearest Fabby,
    Lovely afternoon tea or coffee for complementing your heavier lunch. It is a healthier way of eating your heavier meal during the day and a lighter supper but we cannot always work it in. I was raised that way however and my Parents still maintain that tradition.
    By the way, all of your hostess links are incomplete...
    Sending you love and sunshine for a change!

  19. An afternoon treat of tea and cookies sounds like a lovely habit. We do the same, but often have our cookie with an expresso. Pretty kitchen shots, Fabby.

  20. What a lovely tea for two! Tea time is a favorite of mine, but I don't get to have much tea anymore (unless it is green tea, which I don't like as much as black tea.)

    We also like to to eat a larger meal at noon instead of night.


  21. Hope your MIL give's you the recipe soon so you can share it with us! Love the set-up as always, that tea holder is zoo adorably cute and perfect for your afternoon tea!

  22. What a sweet post about sweet things, Fabby! I love it! And the sweet cups and saucers your sweet daughter gave you, with sweet birds--it's all sweet, I tell you! :) I especially love the cup with the chickadee--you know why, don't you? All beautiful, Fabby! Buen provecho to you and Alejandro! ~Zuni

  23. Fabby, those teacups are just wonderful! You always put your treasures together so perfectly. It's a joy to visit!

  24. The teacups are adorable. I love birds on china!

  25. Perfect time for dessert, after your lunch! The cookies look delicious on the pretty yellow and white plate. The cute birdie cups and saucers are precious. Your posting is always wonderful to view! Have a great week!


  26. What pretty teacups and the cookies look lovely. I like your white teapots. I enjoy keeping things like silverware in a teapot too. They make such sweet receptacles. Thanks so much for coming to tea with me, Fabby.


  27. A lovely vignette for your tea. The gifted teacups with the birds are very pretty, I just found a cup and saucer for myself with a bird on it.

  28. What a sweet tea time. I like your water jar. Great idea to keep it fresh and at the ready.

  29. Such a lovely tea post! Love the beautiful Polish cups, looks so dainty and feminine and the little tea-caddy holding the tea bags is simply adorable! I love the idea of the teapot for holding the silverware! Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Poppy

  30. I feel the same way about summer, I don't want it to go away and I feel like I'm holding onto it's shirt tale saying "wait, wait, I'm not ready for you to go"'s inevitable though,dear Fabby, I know.
    Your tea is lovely and the water dispenser is exactly what I need for family get togethers.
    I love the little tea cups, very pretty!
    Have a wonderful week, my friend.
    Hugs, Cindy

  31. Beautiful post. Pretty water dispenser. Your new profile picture is so beautiful :)

  32. What a lovely idea for a little tablescape! Your cups are beautiful!

  33. So lovely. I think your tea and cookies presentation is perfection. Don't you just love the water/tea dispenser.
    The little duck is so sweet.
    love to you, Ginger

  34. Love your pretty teacups ! Your tea setting looks so welcoming ! Have a great day !

  35. Good evening, Fabby! I hope you've had a wonderful Tuesday.

    I like the idea of having a larger lunch and smaller dinner. I bet it's healthier and better for sleep @ night.

    What a delightful habit of having dessert with tea after lunch. I like that! The sweet little bird cups your daughter gave you are precious. I really like them! THe cookies look delicious, too.

    Your water dispenser reminds me of a spa. What a neat thing to have in your kitchen! Plus the lemon water would encourage me to drink it for my health.

    Thanks for linking-up! You've made my day.

    Off to make some tea. I'm suddenly craving a cup! ;P


  36. Now I'm very hungry after seeing your cookies! Visiting from Willow Pond linky party ;)

    Ursula, blogger at
    {a journal of modern crafts}

  37. I wish I could join you for some tea even just once. This is just lovely, Fabby...Christine

  38. Hola
    Muchas gracias por venir a mi blog, por seguirme, no sabía que eras de Ecuador porque tu blog está en inglés y yo tuve que hacer la traducción, no sé lo que habrá salido. Lo que ocurre es que para compartir todo esto tan bonito de las tazas en Argentina no tengo con quién... ni mis amigas de España, Uruguay, chile, mexico, e incluso Argentina lo hacen entonces me queda arriesgarme a visitar a alguien. Sé que nos separa el idioma, pero bueno... Tengo tres amigas fieles Sandi, Terri y Martha a quienes les pedí permiso para compartir desde mi humilde lugar y con pocos recursos la tacita de té y ellas vienen siempre los martes. Es por eso que me animé con otras amigas porque a veces aparece alguna en mi blog dejando un mensaje en inglés que luego yo voy a traducir.

    Gracias nuevamente por tu compañía, espero que nos sigamos visitando. Un beso grande

  39. Fabby I always love a glimpse of your home, or of your lovely china and tea time....but I must say those teacups are AWESOME!!!!!

    Birds - gotta love birdies!

    I would so love to join you for this nice tea!

  40. Hi Fabby!

    I love a good snack and beautiful porcelain for a delicious afternoon tea. Those teacups are so delicate! I think that the cookies are tasted so good!



  41. Beautiful teacups, and those lemonade or water dispensers like that always catch my eye too.

  42. Hi Fabby, you always make everything in the kitchen or dinning room look so beautiful! I bet those cookies were too. I saw it on lamberts lately! Have a wonderful week and hope you are well.
    Julie from

  43. I just love coming to your blog home. You always inspire me!

  44. What a lovely setting for an afternoon cup of tea and homemade cookies. What a sweet daughter you have to have given you those precious tea cups and saucers with the lovely birds.

  45. So sweet! Looks like a delicious tea. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

  46. Fabby, I love a little something sweet after I eat my main meal. I swear that the first tooth that came in as a baby was a sweet tooth! lol! I love your precious teacups with the sweet bird. The cookies sound very tasty. Thanks for sharing with SYC.


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