domenica 12 febbraio 2017

A romantic tea for two.



“Surely everyone is aware of the divine pleasures which attend a wintry fireside; candles at four o'clock,
 warm hearthrugs, tea, a fair tea-maker, shutters closed,
curtains flowing in ample draperies to the floor,
whilst the wind and rain are raging audibly without.” 

 Thomas de Quincey (1785 - 1859), Confessions of an English Opium Eater



"Sicuramente tutti sono consapevoli dei piaceri divini che sono coinvolti nel sedersi davanti un caminetto in inverno; 
con le candele accese alle alle quattro del pomeriggio,
 i parafiamma incandescenti, il tè ed una graziosa fanciulla che lo prepara, le persiane chiuse,
tende ampiamente drappeggiate che raggiungono il pavimento,
mentre il vento e la pioggia si odono infuriare fuori. "

  Thomas de Quincey (1785 - 1859), Confessions of an English Opium Eater



Quale occasione migliore se non un romantico tè per due con cui festeggiare i nostri compleanni, separati da una sola settimana l'uno dall'altro, ed il giorno di San Valentino, per inaugurare il servizio vittoriano recato con tanto amore dall'Inghilterra da Susy, la dolcissima, amorevole amica che cura il blog SUSYCOTTAGE ?



Il camino del salone è acceso, Semplicità ed Amore sono nostri ospiti,


e ci sediamo intorno al fuoco, la cui luce da sola crea l'atmosfera giusta per ogni cosa od evento che comporti intimità familiare, seguendo il rituale descritto da Thomas de Quincey per gustare una tazza di tè caldo, la bevanda che come asseriva William Ewart Gladstone, Primo Ministro durante il Regno di sua Maestà la Regina Vittoria nominato per ben quattro volte per un totale di più di tredici anni di servizio:


“If you are cold, tea will warm you;
if you are too heated, it will cool you;
If you are depressed, it will cheer you;
If you are excited, it will calm you.” 




"Se avete freddo, il tè vi scalderà;
se siete troppo accaldati, vi rinfrescherà;
Se siete depressi, vi allieterà;
Se siete agitati, esso vi calmerà. "


E le candele ed i vecchi lumi a petrolio fanno il resto aggiungendo quel calore che arriva dritto al cuore.

Scoperto da fanciulla quando rappresentava una piacevole pausa ristoratrice durante i pomeriggi di studio, quello del tè è divenuto a pieno titolo un momento irrinunciabile per me, ritempra il mio animo, rasserena la mia mente, scalda il mio cuore ...

E quest'oggi ho voluto prepararlo usando il bollitore che tengo sulla vecchia stufa a legna in ghisa che abbiamo in  lavanderia - nella stagione fredda può essermi utile per asciugare i panni - accesa stamani per scaldare questa fredda giornata d'inverno.




Il servizio recatomi da Susy è completo di piattini da dolce e di piatto da torta, davvero una chicca d'altri tempi che solo il suo buon gusto poteva riuscire a trovare tra gli antiquari che periodicamente visita nella terra d'oltremanica dove si reca alla ricerca di rarità !








“There are few hours in life more agreeable 
than the hour dedicated to the ceremony 
known as afternoon tea.” 

― Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady



"Poche sono le ore della vita più gradevoli
di quella dedicata alla cerimonia
conosciuta come il tè del pomeriggio. "

- Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady


Ah, dimenticavo, noi oggi abbiamo inaugurato anche le nostre vecchie poltrone, appena rimesse a nuovo (abbiamo finito di tappezzarle stamani mattina ! )




E concluso questo delizioso intervallo romantico, auguro a tutti coloro che lo festeggiano un dolcissimo San Valentino ...


... e a chi non lo festeggia giunga gradito il mio più sincero e forte abbraccio !

A presto 💕















“Surely everyone is aware of the divine pleasures which attend a wintry fireside; candles at four o'clock,
 warm hearthrugs, tea, a fair tea-maker, shutters closed,
curtains flowing in ample draperies to the floor,
whilst the wind and rain are raging audibly without.” 


 Thomas de Quincey (1785 - 1859), Confessions of an English Opium Eater





- picture 1





What better occasion than a romantic tea for two with which to celebrate our birthdays, separated one another by only one week, and our Valentine's Day, to inaugurate the Victorian service brought with much love from England by Susy, the sweet, loving friend who cares the blog SUSYCOTTAGE ?




- picture 2




The fireplace in the living room is lit, Simplicity and Love are our Guests,




- picture 3




and we are sitting around it, the light of which, alone, creates the right atmosphere for every thing or event that involves family intimacy, following the ritual described by Thomas de Quincey to enjoy a cup of hot tea, that drink which, as said William Ewart Gladstone, Prime Minister during the reign of her Majesty Queen Victoria nominated for four times for a total of more than thirteen years of service:


“If you are cold, tea will warm you;
if you are too heated, it will cool you;
If you are depressed, it will cheer you;
If you are excited, it will calm you.” 


Candles and oil lamps do the rest by adding that warmth that arrives straight to our heart.

Discovered when I was a girl as a nice refreshing break during the afternoons of study, the afternoon tea has become fully an essential moment for me, it restores my soul, calms my mind, and warms my heart ...

And today I wanted to prepare it using the kettle that I keep on the old wood-burning cast iron stove that we have in our scullery - during the cold season it can be useful for drying clothes - on this morning to warm this cold Winter day.




- picture 4 - Our old stove in the scullery


- picture 5 - The old kettle is boiling




The set from Susy is complete with cake plates and a big cake-dish, truly a gem of ancient times that only her good taste could be able and find amongst the antiquarians whom she periodically visits in the land on the other hand of the Channel where she goes looking for rarity!




- picture 6 - Details on our tea-table


- picture 7 -  Details on our tea-table


- picture 8 -  Details on our tea-table


- picture 9 -  Details on our tea-table


- picture 10 - Our tea-table is ready






“There are few hours in life more agreeable 
than the hour dedicated to the ceremony 
known as afternoon tea.” 

― Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady





Oh, and today we also inaugurated our old armchairs, just broughtto a new life (we finished to coat them this very morning !)




- picture 11 - Hubby smoking his pipe


- picture 12 - Our armchairs with their 'new dress'


- picture 13 - Hubby smoking his pipe




and to conclude this delightful romantic interlude, I wish all those who are celebrating it a sweet Valentine's Day ...




- picture 14 - Amore




... And for those who doesn't celebrate the Day of Love, may it reach you welcome my most sincere and big hug!

See you soon 💕








108 commenti:

  1. Cara Daniela, mi è gradito passeggiare in questo tuo post, allietato dalla fiamma del camino, dall'odore del thé e dalle belle poltrone mentre le fiammelle delle candele scaldano il cuore!Come non amare questi momenti?Come è bella la tua casa!Che dolce atmosfera invernale che piace a me!Io ho una brocca con il motivo della tua tazza!L'ho acquistata da Susy al mercatino di Piazzola quando qualche anno fa sono venuta in vacanza e ho avuto il piacere di conoscerla.Un abbraccio!Rosetta

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    1. @ Rosetta
      mia dolce, sono talmente felice di averti accolta nell'intimità di questo angolo della nostra casa ed ancor più lo sono nel leggere le tue parole di apprezzamento, grazie, grazie dal profondo del cuore !

      Susy ha sempre degli oggetti incantevoli, uno più bello dell'altro, per me è una tentazione continua ... oltre che una deliziosa amica dal cuore d'oro che ogni anno ho il piacere di ospitare con Renzo a Tenuta Geremia !

      Ti abbraccio forte forte, carissima, ringraziandoti ancora ed augurandoti una lieta settimana, buon San Valentino ಌ•❤•ಌ

      Elimina
  2. How lovely. We've had a lot of those raging storms this year. Have tea is a wonderful way to warm oneself.

    Have a fabulous day my friend. Big hugs. ♥♥♥

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    1. @ Sandee
      our Winter is quite mild, but we're having a few days of cold just now ... yes, you're so right, hot tea is always perfect for warming one's heart !

      Wishing you a most wonderful Valentine's Day, sweet friend,
      sending hugs and ever much love to you ❥

      Elimina
  3. Dearest Daniela, this is such a beautiful post, and your photos are heartwarming! I love tea, I do find it to be comforting. Thank you so much for sharing, and I hope you have a great week ahead!

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    1. @ Linda
      it is I who thank you, it's my pleasure and delight to welcome you here, your nice words always put me in such high spirits, blessed be !

      Wishing you a most wonderful week to you too, Dearie, sending my dearest love to you ♥∗✿*✿∗♥

      Elimina
  4. A more delightful evening, I cannot imagine, with the prettiest of tables set, loveliest of chairs to rest upon, the coziest of fires to warm the heart, and the sweet companionship of the one you love! My dear Dany, such a beautiful little peek into your cozy world, for which I enjoyed immensely! Thank you for sharing with us today :) May the Lord's richest blessings be with you both :)

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    1. @ SpicingUpIdaho
      your good wish is the most beautiful I've ever received, it has filled my heart, darling Marilyn, thank you, you've truly moved me !

      So very glad to read your words of enjoyment,
      I'm thinking of you with so much love,
      may your new week be as Beautiful as you,
      cherished friend ♡❤♡

      Elimina
  5. Oh carissima Daniela, innanzitutto tanti auguri di buon compleanno a te e al tuo consorte! Ma che atmosfera magica, oserei dire fiabesca hai creato sapientemente. E certo che le meraviglie che riesce a reperire Susy le ammiro nel suo blog, ma vedere questo elegantissimo e pregiato servizio da tè, così disposto in un ambiente confortevole e caldo...è un piacere per la vista e per il cuore! E quelle poltrone avvolgenti immagino regalino "coccole" solo a sedercisi, adattissime per un'amabile lettura ma ti dirò,lì non esiterei a dedicarmi al ricamo, eh?
    Che bel modo d'iniziare una settimana, grazie cara amica.
    Ti mando un grande abbraccio ed ancora tanti auguri a te e a Mister Rossano
    Susanna

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    1. @ Susanna
      ... lettura, ricamo, avere il tempo per potercisi dedicare, come mi delizierebbe il cuore !!!
      Grazie mia cara, carissima amica per questo tuo commento così traboccante di entusiasmo e di gioia, mi hai toccato il cuore con le tue parole e con i tuoi auguri, sie talmente dolce e amabile !

      Che la tua nuova settimana ti sorrida di letizia e ti doni almeno in parte la gioia che tu oggi hai donato a me,
      grazie ancora ... dal più profondo del cuore ❀≼♥≽❀

      Elimina
  6. Dany che bei momenti, unici che fanno bene all'anima.
    Ti abbraccio e ti auguro una serena settimana

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    1. @ Manu
      ... hai ragione, è come se per un po' il tempo si fosse fermato ...!

      Grazie di cuore per la tua preziosa ed importante presenza qui, carissima,
      ti abbraccio forte con affetto e tanta gratitudine •♥•♥•♥•

      Elimina
  7. So warm and cozy! I enjoyed my little visit here today! Happy Monday to you...

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    1. @ JES
      thank you for gracing my blog this evening, both with your so lovely presence and your nice words of appreciation, you've truly blessed my heart !!!

      Wiushing you a most wonderful new week,
      sending blessings, hugs and love to you ༺♡❀♡༻

      Elimina
  8. Hello Dany, Happy Valentine's to you! The tea, warm stove and candlelight is a delight. Pretty images and music. Have a happy Monday and new week ahead!

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    1. @ eileeninmd
      thanks most sincerely for appreciating our home's atmosphere, you're so heartily welcome, precious friend of mine !

      Wishing you too a lovely remainder of your day, today,
      and of your days to come,
      may they be filled with love and wonder ღ*Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ*ღ

      Elimina
  9. mise en place perfetta , bergères mordibe dalla fantasia floreale...
    davvero tutto molto accogliente cara dany...
    ti auguro un buon lunedi
    daniela

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    1. @ daniela
      quanto vorrei averti come mia ospite in uno di questi pomeriggi d'inverno !

      Ti mando un bacione per augurarti una lieta serata ed una dolcissima settimana,
      grazie ancora per le bellissime parole, mia cara ♥♡♥

      Elimina
  10. What could be more romantic than a candlelit fireside teatime?
    Perfect.
    Happy Mosaic Monday dear.

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    1. @ Maggie
      your words are so very beautiful, dear, dearest friend, I thank you from the bottom of my heart !

      Sending blessings on your week just begun,
      with the deepest gratitude ⊰✽*✽⊱

      Elimina
  11. You are one of a kind. Present us with post so interesting and keeps you coming back for more. A lot of time spent sharing in two languages.

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    1. @ LV
      dearest friend of mine, your generosity is too much to me, I don't deserve all your praises, you're such a treasure !

      I hope your week ahead holds much joy,
      all the joy you are worthy of,
      sweetest friend •♥•*❖*•♥•

      Elimina
  12. Very cozy, calm, and romantic, indeed. Your collection of quotes is inspiring. Thanks for sharing and Happy Valentine's Day!

    Visiting from Mosaic Monday,
    Poppy

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    1. @ Poppy
      you're so heartily welcome, thanks most sincerely !

      Wishing you too a very Happy Valentine's Day ❥

      Elimina
  13. This is a special post, Dany, and I enjoyed it. Thanks for welcoming us into your wonderful world.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. @ Amalia
      it is I who thank you from the bottom of my heart, sweet friend, YOU're very special to me !

      Thanking you for your so beautiful words of appreciation which blessed my heart,
      I'm sending hugs and ever much love to you,
      may your new week be filed with much joy ♡ஐ♡

      Elimina
  14. Compleanni davvero speciali in un'atmosfera da favola con la musica del Cuore da sottofondo , che rende inestimabile ogni momento .
    Un abbraccio,
    Franca

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    1. @ Franca
      ... la musica del Cuore, quella la conosci anche tu, mia dolce, dolcissima amica dall'Animo Gentile, grazie per rendere più prezioso questo mio post con la tua inestimabile presenza qui !

      ⊰♥⊱ Ti abbraccio forte, forte come non mai ⊰♥⊱

      Elimina
  15. Cheers!!! to tea

    Have a nice Monday

    much love...

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    1. @ Gillena Cox
      cheers to you, my lovely friend, and thank you from the deep of my heart !

      MUCH LOVE TO YOU TOO ✿⊱╮

      Elimina
  16. So pretty. I love everything about these photos

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    1. @ Maria Gagliano
      I welcome you with a big hug, my new friend, your so beautiful words brighten this evening of mine, thank you !

      Sending blessings across the many miles ∗༺♡❀♡༻∗

      Elimina
  17. That glimpse of blue through the curtained window stirs my soul. Thank you!

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    1. @ Magical Mystical Teacher
      I'm so overjoyed by welcoming you here, sweet friend,
      and to please you fill my heart, thank you !

      In the hope you're having the most pleasant of weeks,
      I'm sending hugs and more hugs to you *•♥♥•*

      Elimina
  18. This was an absolutely lovely and delightful post!

    I lingered over the picture of your tea table and the curtains dressed with lace curtains, crawling right in. It was as if I had gone on a mini-vacation.

    I so enjoyed my visit here today! Thank you!

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    1. @ Karen Del Tatto
      your so beautiful words of amusement have truly touched my heart, dear friend, your enjoyment and sentiment make my day, ... sincerely !

      May your Valentine's Day be filled with joy and love,
      sending blessings to you,
      with much, so much thankfulness ಌ•❤•ಌ

      Elimina
  19. A peaceful and wonderful post!
    Warms like a cup of tea...

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    1. @ Villrose
      how absolutely delightful of you to find such a beautiful comparison, dear friend, you really put me in hig spirits, thanks most sincerely for your lovely words !

      Wishing you a beauty-filled remainder of your week,
      *♥* sending hugs and love *♥*

      Elimina
  20. Oh che meraviglia l'atmosfera che hai creato e che riesci a trasmettere benissimo in questo post. Certo, il fuoco di un camino o di una vecchia stufa ha la parte del protagonista in questa magia,poi l'arredamento che hai scelto e il servizio di Susy fanno il resto.Sembra davvero di trovarsi in uno dei miei amati romanzi dell'Ottocento. Auguri per i vostri compleanni e per un delizioso S. Valentino.
    G.

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    1. @ Laboratorio Oltremare
      l'atmosfera che comunicano i romanzi ambientati nell'ottocento è quella in cui più mi sento a mio agio, sento di appartenere a quell'epoca ... forse sono nata nel secolo sbagliato, ... forse, ma le tue parole con cui mi comunichi che quell'atmosfera vive nella mia dimora sono motivo di una tale contentezza per me, mia cara, carissima Giorgia !

      Ti ringrazio infinitamente, è talmente bello trovare rispondenza in un animo gentile come il tuo !

      Abbracciandoti con tanta gioia nel cuore
      ti auguro una dolcissima giornata,
      grazie infinite per gli auguri ❥

      Elimina
  21. I love the photos of your husband smoking his pipe. My Carl also smokes a pipe occasionally, and I love the smell of the tobacco he uses. Everything looks so cozy and inviting here. Serene and peaceful.

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    1. @ Cynthia
      what a blessing to have you here this morning, darling friend !
      I also love the smell of the tobacco for pipe, but I have to say that hubby doesn't like to smoke inside our home, he prefers to smoke outside, so it's quite rare to see him smoking in our living room, but this was such a special occasion, he sat for the first time on the armchairs we had just finished ツ !

      Wishing you a lovely Valentine's Day,
      I'm sending you all my best on your days to come,
      may the remainder of your week be filled with joy and love ✿*✿

      Elimina
  22. Tea Time with you is so warm , elegant and cozy ~ Lovely post and photos and just what I needed (we just had a major snowstorm) ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a Happy Week ~ ^_^

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    1. @ carol l mckenna
      your words leave me speechless, in awe ... you're so generous with me, I'm so grateful to you darling friend !

      Sending much love across the many miles,
      and hugs, lots of hugs to you and kisses to your 'baby' ♡❤♡

      Elimina
  23. What a cozy tea setting! Happy Valentine's Day, Daniela!

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    1. @ Margie
      you're heartily welcome, I'm so grateful to you for your so welcome words of sincere appreciation, my friend !

      Happy Valentine's Day to you too,
      sending blessings across the many miles
      (I'm coming and visit you soon ) ༺♡♥❀♥♡༻

      Elimina
  24. Such beautiful photos Dany. Wishing you a great Valentine's Day my dear friend ❤︎

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    1. @ riitta K
      thanks most sincerely for gracing my blog this morning, cherished friend !

      Wishing you too a lovely Valentine's Day,
      sending much love to you
      with utmost gratitude ⊰✽*ღ*✽⊱

      Elimina
  25. I love this romantic tea party! What a sweet and cozy setting for your husband! I would like for your post to be one of my features for Valentine's Link Party! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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    1. @ Marci
      I'm reading and publishing this comment of yours just now, when I'm coming back from your post with the Valentine's Link Party features .. to be amongst them was such a surprise to me, I felt speechless and even moved while posting my comment there, I'm so grateful to you, darling friend !

      May your Valentine's Day be blessed with Joy and Love ♡ஐ♡

      Elimina
  26. There is nothing like a cool evening with the fire going and candles lit, just gives you that warm and cozy feeling, although I don't drink warm tea ( I enjoy iced black tea ) I do enjoy a nice cup of hot chocolate every now and then :) Your chairs look Beautiful, I love that fabric and your tea set is lovely, you do take such beautiful pictures.
    Happy Birthday and Happy Valentine's day!! Wishing you a wonderful remainder of the week!

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    1. @ Conniecrafter
      hot tea or hot chocolate, there's not such a big difference among them even in the effects they have on our spirits !

      Thank you so, so much for your beautiful words, you always bring a ray of sun here, precious friend of mine, and thank you for the Birthday's good wishes too, as well, I sincerely appreciate them !

      May your Valentine's Day also be filled with love and peace
      and may the remainder of your week be generous with joy ಌ•❤•ಌ

      Elimina
  27. cara daniela che bellissima atmosfera si respira nella tua splendida casa!Ho una grande dipendenza da tè non esiste problema che una tazza di tè non sappia risolvere(almeno lo cancella per una buona mezz'ora).Belle le frasi dedicate a questo momento magico,le parole del primo ministro sono il mio vangelo da sempre.Ti mando un augurio per tutto, come sempre mi tocchi nel profondo.Un abbraccio Baby

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    1. @ Baby
      hai perfettamente ragione, mia cara, sono pienamente d'accordo con te quando dici che non esiste problema che una tazza di tè non sappia risolvere o cancellare per una buona mezz'ora !

      Ti ringrazio infinitamente per le bellissime parole,... davvero, mi hai commossa !

      E prima di lasciarti ti invio un fortissimo abbraccio,
      ringraziandoti ancora,
      con tutto il cuore ❥

      Elimina
  28. mia dolce Daniela, prima di tutto auguri per il tuo compleanno e per quello di tuo marito, poi grazie per averci ospitato in questo delizioso angolo della tua casa a degustare un thè immersi in questa calda e accogliente atmosfera...un abbraccio immenso e buona festa di san valentino Lory

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    1. @ lory
      ti ringrazio di vero cuore per gli auguri che mi vanno dritti al cuore, mia cara, carissima amica, e grazie per la graditissima visita, sai che se sempre la benvenuta ... e che tu avverta l'ospitalità in questo piccolo angolo della mia casa rallegra il mio animo facendomi avvertire la gioia più profonda !

      Certa che anche il tuo S.Valentino sia stato specialissimo,
      ti invio un mare di abbracci e di baci ༺♡❀♡༻

      Elimina
  29. Dany, The dishes are lovely and brought by such a kind friend. Looks like a wonderful tea with your husband. Thanks for sharing. Sylvia D.

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    1. @ Sylvia
      it is I who thank you, and I do it wholeheartedly, sweet friend of mine, you've really put me in such good spirits !!!

      Wishing you a lovely remainder of your week,
      I'm sending blessings of joy across the many miles ♥♡♥

      Elimina
  30. What a cozy way to spend the day. Happy Valentine's Day! May love and joy always be yours.

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    1. @ Decor To Adore
      ... and may love and joy always be yours too, dear, darling Laura, thank you for gracing my blog today and blessing my heart with your so welcome presence here and your wonderful words, you've truly brought a ray of sun here !!!

      In the hope you had a lovely Valentine's Day,
      I'm wishing you most beautiful days to come,
      sending my dearest love to you ~♥∗✿∗♥

      Elimina
  31. Oh my, Dany, what a beautiful scene you have created here. Truly.
    It looks like a wonderful tea, with everything simply perfect.
    I wish you a very Happy Valentine's Day, sweet friend.
    Sending you hugs from across the ocean.
    xo.

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    1. @ Lisa
      your words of appreciation sounds like a sweet music to my heart, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my soul, precious friend of mine, you're such a treasure to me !

      Trusting you also had a wonderful Valentine's Day,
      I'm sending hugs and ever much love to you,
      may the remainder of your week be filled with joy and wonder ♡❤♡

      Elimina
  32. Oh, such a lovely tea party, Dany ... it looks so cosy, inviting and romantic indeed !
    Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Birthday, sweet friend !
    Hope you're having a wonderful week ...
    Hugs,
    Sylvia

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    1. @ Sylvia
      I'm feeling so overjoyed by your words of amusement,
      I heartily thank you, dearest friend of mine !

      Wishing you too pleasant days to come,
      sending hugs and ever much love to you ஜ*•♥♥•*ஜ

      Elimina
  33. Hello Dany, to enter your blog is like stepping into a cosy different world. It's so lovely and the feeling is so welcoming.
    You've beautiful photographs and images.
    I love the poem about Tea. I have a darling English Husband, and it always amazes me how, when the temperature is so hot, he asks for tea rather than a cool drink :D)
    Sending good cheer to you from here in Australia💖

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    1. @ Sue
      your so nice words touch my heart and bless it with the deepest joy ever, I thank you wholeheartedly, sweet friend !

      So very glad to read that you also enjoy your afternoon tea every day, I'm sending hugs and more hugs to you across the many miles, with much, oh so much thankfulness ღ❀ღ

      Elimina
  34. Beautifully sweet,in deed!
    Your cozy fireside table was stunning and gives one much to think on as to a romantic time together with the love of you life.
    That photo of the candles burning with the tea box was gorgeous.

    Much love to you, dear lady ♡

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    1. @ Debbie
      you're such a precious friend, my dear, I'm treasuring every words of yours, thank you for gracing my blog today !

      May the remainder of your week be filled with much love, joy, peace,
      thinking of you with sincere gratitude,
      sweetest friend of mine ಌ•❤•ಌ

      Elimina
  35. Dearest Dany, What a beautiful post sharing the cozy and charming enjoyment of tea time. I love this and look forward to my afternoon tea everyday. Your photos are lovely and what a perfect setting for two.
    Hope you enjoyed a very Happy Valentine's Day. Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. Have a wonderful rest of the week. Hugs and Blessings xoxo

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    1. @ Celestina Marie
      you always put a sweet smile on my face whenever you come an visit me here, I'm so very grateful to you for this, my lovely lady !

      So you also are tea-addicted, I really couldn't live without sipping my cup of hot tea every afternoon !

      Wishing you too joyous days to come,
      thanking you again and again, Dearie ⊰✽*✽⊱

      Elimina
  36. Dear Dany:
    This was like a little journey across the world. an escape to tranquility and a delight! How perfectly charming this post was! Thank you so much for sharing!

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    1. @ Bernideen
      actually I'm feeling speechless after reading your words of sincere enthusiasm, you gave me such a joy !

      With deep and heartfelt gratitude
      I'm sending blessings of joy on your coming days,
      ✿•• my Beautiful Lady ••✿

      Elimina
  37. Your posts are always so lovely. I really enjoy them, and the music only adds to the mood. Thank you for your artistry! Sandi

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    1. @ Sandi
      you're so heartily welcome, new friend of mine, thanks most sincerely for your words of appreciaton, you bless my day !

      I'm coming and visit you soon ❥

      Elimina
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    1. @ The Quirky Homemaker
      ... and I so love your comment, my friend, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for visiting !

      *♥* Enjoy the remainder of your week *♥*

      Elimina
  39. So lovely, my dear Dany, I hope your Valentine's Day was full of sweetness and love. Sending hugs xo Karen

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    1. @ Karen
      my darling, I was just coming and visit you when I found your comment awaiting moderation, how strange, we were thinking of one another at the same time !

      With deep thankfulness,
      I'm sending hugs and ever much love on your days to come,
      may the be joyous and peaceful to you ❀≼♡≽❀

      Elimina
  40. Cosa c'è di più bello di stare accoccolati vicino ad un camino acceso, su una deliziosa poltroncina appena rivestita di splendide rose, con una bellissima tazza di tè caldo a contemplare queste meravigliose immagini, che tu Daniela ci hai regalato.
    Cosa chiedere di più?
    Non c'è nulla di più bello e romantico al mondo!
    Grazie amica carissima, infinitamente grata, ti mando un grande abbraccio.
    La tua amica Luci@

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    1. @ Luci@
      la tua gratitudine colma il mio cuore di gioia, grazie, grazie dal profondo !

      Ti abbraccio forte come non mai augurandoti un dolcissimo prosieguo di giornata, possa essere prodigo di serenità per te e per chi ti sta accanto, grazie ancora per la delicatezza e la gentilezza del tuo animo, carissima amica •♥•♥•

      Elimina
  41. Dani dear, this is a wonderful post. As you know, I am perhaps overly fond of tea and afternoon tea, and I so enjoy seeing yours AND seeing you wood-burning cast iron stove!

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    1. @ Jean
      so I've found in you another 'tea-addicted lady' ツ !

      As for our stove, we've found it here at Tenuta Geremia, together with many other ones, all bigger than this, for sure all very very old, I suppose dating back to the XIXth century, you can see its 'patina' talking about its age !

      With deep gratitude,
      I'm sending blessings of joy on your weekend ahead,
      may it be filled with love and wonder,
      ✿*✿ sweet, darling friend of mine ✿*✿

      Elimina
  42. Ed eccomi qui, meglio tardi che mai!!
    Tu non sai quanto mi fa piacere sapere che i miei
    cari amici hanno scelto le mie tazze per un momento così romantico ♥♥
    E l'atmosfera di casa tua è una favola, io lo so bene. Vi immagino
    seduti su quelle bellissime poltrone ( bisogna ammetterlo, siete dei bravissimi tappezzieri ) con un bel fuoco e un buon thè...ehhh
    dolci momenti...
    Ti abbraccio mia cara grazie ancora e buon San Valentino, anche al tuo Rossano
    Love Susy ♥

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    1. @ Susy
      grazie di cuore per aver trovato il tempo di farmi visita, dolcezza, il che significa che i problemi che durante gli ultimi tempi ti hanno tanto turbata, povera cara, davvero ti stanno abbandonando, evviva !

      Splendido il tuo servizio, vero ?
      Da solo crea l'atmosfera giusta per un momento romantico !

      Ti abbraccio forte forte augurandoti ancora ogni bene
      e che la tua serata sia lieta come non mai,
      dai un bacio grande grande anche a Renzo ♡ஐ♡

      Elimina
  43. Such beautiful fotos. Thanks so much for sharing. Hope you have a great weekend!

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    1. @ Debbie
      I so appreciate your visit and your beautiful words darling friend, thanks most sincerely !

      Thinking of you with gratitude
      and sending wishes for a peaceful and beauty-filled Sunday ಌ•❤•ಌ

      Elimina
  44. Oh, my dearest Dany, what a charming and delightfully romantic post! I simply loved the photos and the words.

    Your table set for two made me swoon, dear one {{smiles}} Thank you for sharing your loveliness with us.

    Much love and sweet hugs to you!

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    1. @ Stephanie
      thank you for gracing my blog, today, Dearie, you're such a blessing to me, your words always fill my heart and make my day !

      Wishing you much Love and Joy for this Sunday,
      and a beautiful week ahead ❥

      Elimina
  45. tea by candlelight and firelight sounds like the perfect antidote to a too-busy world. just visiting here today has calmed my spirits! i love your posts! be well and have a wonderful and happy week. xo Michele

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    1. @ Michele
      you're so right, my sweet friend, during such a delightful break you forget the measure of time, for a while ... truth is, it's such a welcome treat !

      Wishing you a wonderful remainder of your week,
      sending hugs and ever much love to you ༺♡❀♡༻

      Elimina
  46. Such a lovely and enchanting post with the cosy fire, the vintage stove and the chocolates. So romantically Victorian. Thanks for sharing this lovely post Dani.

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    1. @ thel day
      your words fill my heart to overflowing, I'm so overjoyed by having you here, my lovely lady !

      Hope you're having the most pleasant of weeks,
      I'm sending blessings on your days to come ⊰✽*✽⊱

      Elimina
  47. Such a lovely post! Tea is one of my great pleasures - to share or to partake of alone. Lately I have been introducing my little granddaughter to the particular satisfaction of a good cup of tea and gentle conversation.

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    1. @ Pondside
      actually I also couldn't live without my afternoon cup of tea, for sure, wherever I am, better if at home ツ !

      Sending you my warmest and biggest hugh across the Ocean,
      Dearest Friend of mine •♥•♥•♥•

      Elimina
  48. Your tea by the candlelight is so romantic! Thank you for stopping by Thursday Favorite Things

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    1. @ Angelina
      you're so heartily welcome, thank you for visiting, my new friend, and for enjoying, as well, it was my pleasure to link this post of mine with your so lovely party !

      May you enjoy a beautiful and peaceful remainder of your week ✿⊱╮

      Elimina
  49. Ooh how I would love to have afternoon tea in such an atmospheric room, very romantic.
    I love making some special tea and cakes or scones for my husband. Findind a quiet spot and some pretty china make all the difference.
    Have a wonderful week ahead dear Danni :)x

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    1. @ Prunella Pepperpot
      probably we should think much more about allowing ourselves such cosy moment and stop our times for a while, as once every people did, it would be so good for our spirit and our soul !

      Wishing you a most pleasant weekend ahead,
      sending blessings of joy to you, Dearie ღ*❀*ღ

      Elimina
  50. We went out for a cream tea when we were in London -- it was wonderful. It would be amazing to enjoy afternoon tea every day.

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    1. @ Sallie
      wonderful friend of mine, I really cannot help but drink my cup of hot tea every afternoon !!!

      Sending hugs and ever much love to you
      with sincere thankfulness ♡❤♡

      Elimina
  51. Ciao Daniela!
    Che magnifica e calda atmosfera! E' sempre un piacere passare da te, dolce e cortese rendi partecipe ognuno con gioia. Al rito del thé è impossibile rinunciare, specie in alcune occasioni. Le tazzine mi piacciono tanto, spesso vado a curiosare nei negozi di antiquariato, dove il tempo sembra infinito e ricco di cose preziose e rare bellezze. Poi, le tue poltrone sono elegantissime!
    Ti auguro tante buone cose, un abbraccio grande e a presto.<3

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    1. @ Seddy
      mia cara e dolce amica, che piacere averti qui !

      Grazie per le bellissime parole che accarezzano il mio cuore ... anche tu avverti una diversa dimensione del tempo nei negozi di antiquariato, è una cosa che accade sempre anche a me .. poi quando esco e ritorno alla realtà mi accorgo che il tempo è trascorso, eccome, anzi più in fretta di quanto potessi pensare :)

      Contraccambio il tuo abbraccio con il cuore augurandoti una lieta serata, grazie ancora per la visita, mi hai dato una grande gioia ❀≼♥≽❀

      Elimina
  52. Oh, I know I am very late to the party, catching up and all. but what a delightful tea! And such a beautiful environment in which to enjoy a warming beverage in candlelight. I do love a nice cup of tea. But all the more special to share it with you as a birthday treat! How I wish I'd had my greetings straight off, but I always say birthday greetings are well received whenever they arrive! I hope it was simply lovely!

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    1. @ Jeanie
      of course your good wishes are far too welcome, you're never too late ... even for visiting, your lovely words are always such a blessing to my heart, you always put me in such high spirits, precious friend of mine !

      Sending my dearest love across the Ocean,
      *♥* blessed be *♥*

      Elimina
  53. Simply delightful and beautiful...
    Blessings, Roxy

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    1. @ Roxy
      thank you for gracing my blog today, bless you !

      Wishing you a most wonderful new week,
      sending hugs and ever much love to you ⊰✽*✽⊱

      Elimina
  54. How cozy! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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    1. @ The Charm of Home
      it is I who thank you, and I do it from the bottom of my heart, darling friend, bless you !

      Enjoy your weekend ahead with gladness •♥•♥•♥•

      Elimina

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