Well my friends, what do you do on a lazy Sunday afternoon?
It's cold outside and I want to do nothing more than hunker down on the couch and watch Edwardian Farm.
But, now and then I do get hungry, and thirsty. :)
Why not have a winter's tea?
I've had this cute teapot for a few years. I picked it up at our local grocers, Smith's Marketplace.
The small aqua cake stand is Pioneer Woman. I got the speckled enamel tray at a damaged goods store last year.
The fun snowman plates were a thrift find and the dome goes with the PW cake stand.
I couldn't grab this sweet mug fast enough when I spied it at our local thrift. As if the red polka dots weren't enough, it even had the letter 'J'!
This herbal tea is an infusion of hibiscus, cinnamon, and tropical fruits. It was gifted to me by my neighbor and it is so yummy! I picked up the cranberry scone mix at Home Goods a while ago. They have some great food products!
I didn't notice until I was writing this post that the scones created the body of the snowman. lol! Happy accident!
Nothing better than a warm scone! I topped it with butter and homemade elderberry jelly. A friend of my husbands gives him a bottle of something yummy every year. He bottles it himself.
I finished watching Edwardian Farm while I sipped my tea and ate my scone. Wished I had some coddled cream!
One for me,
and two for you!
Have you heard of the BBC documentary Edwardian Farm? I read about it on Instagram.
It's 12 episodes and the scenery is gorgeous! I had to buy it on Amazon, and just finished watching it. A bit sad to see it end.
This is the introduction to the first episode.
Archaeologists Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn and historian Ruth attempt to bring Morwellham Quay in Devon back to life as it was in its Edwardian heyday. They begin with the basics, setting up home in one of the cottages, where the first task is unblocking the chimney so they can get the range working. They prepare for the arrival of their first livestock, and Ruth cooks a sheep's head stew. Alex builds a hay rick to store feed, while Peter heads to Bodmin moor to carve a stone feeding trough.
A few months ago I bought the book,
"The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady"
I love reading the entries and the photos are delightful!
This is my favorite January page. I've created a little vignette with it and one of my birdhouses in our entertainment center.
This little birdhouse I bought in Napa one year on vacation matched the blue in the birds to a tee.
We certainly wouldn't see Blue Tit birds outside in January here in UT. They do not have such harsh winters in Devon.
At the end of the 12 episode series; Ruth, the historian stated that it was delightful, but very hard being an Edwardian lady!
I would love to give it a try, how about you?
I will be sharing with these fun parties: