Monday, 30 December 2013

My ultimate tea party

I don't often do events, as it is too complicated for me to organise the childminders and transport but I do love having guests over. I love baking and entertaining, and I sometimes imagine how wonderful it would be to invite my favourite bloggers over for a big tea party with cakes and chocolate aplenty.
Consider yourself invited!

My blogging inspiration and buddy Cheryl from Madhouse Family Reviews is the most prolific blogger I know. She has been the bad influence on me, I have bought many things after reading her reviews.
She is also one of the loveliest people in the blogging/Facebook/Twitter community, and I just love her. Being a Mum of three, I am sure she welcomes a moment of peace and quiet with a refreshing cup of tea. Perhaps prepared in this stylish Scandi teapot? What would it be: Lapsang Souchong or English Breakfast?
And let's polish that box of Leonidas chocolate, shall we?




Karen from Lavender and Lovage blog has the best china selection in blogland, so it would be tricky to find a cup that she might not have in her collection. Karen is also the best food stylist, and in my opinion nobody can surpass her stunning food photos (and there are many splendid food blogs around).
I would offer her tea in this quirky upcycled Vintage girl cup from Melody Rose. A cup of Assam First Flush?



Jane from Onions and Paper has travelled extensively, and she is my guru when it comes to all things comping. I would offer her this amusing cup, and hope it will make her smile. As her "moment of the year" as defined by Facebook is slightly not-day-blog material and thus "cannot" be mentioned, I thought she would like this "outrageous" East of India Time to Drink mug from Beau-ti-ful. Would you care for a cup of White Wings tea, Jane?

And I know as a crafter she will appreciate this lovely old stamp from Stampington.




When it comes to chocolate, there is only one and only Choclette from Chocolate Log Blog. White Chocolate tea for Choclette and a bar of delicious Venchi white chocolate with salted pistachios and almonds. Typically I am not the biggest fan of the white chocolate, but this bar has converted me, it's totally moreish, and the salted nuts make all the difference (I have also tried the original Venchi white chocolate with nuts, and wasn't that impressed, look for the salted nuts' variety!).



And just because I find this reindeer mug from Butterfly Lane utterly cute, I would add it to my collection of mugs and offer this cuppa to Choclette.





Leta aka wise and wonderful Attachment Mummy has given birth to her third daughter, just in time for Christmas (what a wonderful Christmas gift ever?!). As a Mum of a newborn, she surely appreciates a good night's sleep (what's that, you may ask?!), so no caffeine for her please. Maybe a nice calming cup of Mint infusion? especially when it is presented in a festive bauble?



Moomins have been part of my world since early childhood, and I think every child and grown-up needs a Moomin book in their life, as well as a mug. I bet Leta's girls will love it.


When I try to imagine the real kitchen of Janice from Farmersgirl Kitchen, I think there are lots of cook books and clever gadgets, with a cottagey-feel interior (I might be totally wrong, and Janice favours a modern style decor). Christmas Jumper mug would be my offering to Janice. And Sticky Toffee tea?



Deb from Aspie in the Family has had a challenging year, and I would love to give her a hug. Her blog is a testament to parenting commitment and dedication. Deb is an inspirational lady who is very passionate and eloquent. A Hug Mug from Alessi for Deb, and some strong brew, maybe Whittard's 1886 blend.



Fiona from London Unattached is one sophisticated lady who knows how to entertain in style. She travels, she cooks, she blogs. Her 5:2 recipes look so good, you wouldn't believe they are low-cal. This set from the British Library is my choice for Fiona ( as well as the Russian Caravan tea, well, Fiona has been to Marivanna a few times).


Chris from Cooking Around the World has been taking his readers on a cooking trip of a lifetime. His posts and recipes are always a pleasure to read (he has a great sense of humour). Moving home is a stressful task, and that's what he had to do recently. Have a cuppa, Chris! What would you like? How about some Chilli Chai and One for the Boys set from Teapigs?



Cook and food writer Dom from Belleau Kitchen is a perfect gentleman as well as the kitchen god. If you are hungry, better not read his blog, wait until you had a meal, or your tummy will rumble. His mouthwatering recipes would tempt a saint. Dom, a Perfect Gentleman cup was made for you. And would you care for some Earl Grey Creme?


Angie from Cakes Photos Life is a very enthusiastic fundraiser and a talented blogger. Her love of life is shining through all her posts and photos. And her cakes are stunning!
For you, Angie, and your little man who is simply wonderful, these two warm Forever Friends mugs from Hallmark. And Honey Bee Beautiful tea, because you are beautiful!


And for myself I will choose this vintage recycled Kissing Couple teacup and saucer, because I love costume dramas. As for tea, I will choose good old Earl Grey from Twinings (original, please, not the new variety). This is always my first cup of the day, I am not able to function without an early cup of Earl Grey with a slice of lemon and sugar.



Wouldn't it be just fab to see all my favourite blog writers together?!

There are many more blogs that I enjoy reading and haven't mentioned here, who inspire me and make me think. Happy new year to you all!


P.S. All links to products have been removed as most have expired.

19 comments:

  1. Thank you so much, my eyes are watering slightly now, your a wonderful friend and you have the most beautiful heart xxx

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    1. Thanks you Angie! I would so love to meet you in real life.

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  2. what a lovely post! We should try to make it happen in 2014 it would be lovely to meet you for real

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  3. What a wonderful post Galina and you are just one of the loveliest people I know! Thanks so much for your FAB comments and my lovely cuppa! Happy new year darlink! Karen xxxx

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  4. Some lovely cups and bloggers there. Wishing you a happy new year. x

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    1. Happy new year, Jayne! Waiting for you to get back to blogging. xxx

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  5. Thank you very much for the invitation. That would indeed be the ultimate tea party. As for the tea selection for me ... you hit the bull's-eye (luckily not my eye). This post is really wonderful and luvly to read!!!

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    1. Glad I picked the right tea for you. I have tried the chilli chai, it has a nice bite, super for this weather

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  6. What a splendid tea part Galina and a lovely idea. Thank you so much for the invitation. I'd love to sample some of that divine sounding chocolate and drink tea with you all. You have a great collection of mugs.

    Wishing you all the best for 2014 and maybe we can make it happen in actuality!

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    1. I wish they were my cups/mugs, but none of them are. I do have some super cups/mugs, and who knows, some of those might just "accidentally" be put in my shopping basket to increase my odd collection. :)

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  7. Thankyou Galina; your creativity has got me smiling plus I love those mugs, all of them. I just might have to go and treat myself:-)

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    1. Aren't they pretty? I have an addiction to virtual china shopping. ;)

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  8. Aw thank you, I would be delighted to come to such a lovely tea party! The Moomin mug is adorable too.

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  9. Looks like a fun party, love the cups

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    1. I did actually treat myself to a new cup, on a sale at Lakeland. Had to hide it from my DH. :)

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