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Take a little time

Time for a cuppa with me this afternoon and reminisce over the ‘Simple Little Pleasures’, a wonderfully written and  illustrated book by Thomas Kinkade. Full of beautiful quotes and images.

‘ Take joy in life’s simple little pleasures, and experience a new sense of romance in your life. When you put just a little time and energy into the things that bring you pleasure, make you feel alive, and affirm your special interests and talents, your world becomes more vivid and memorable. And your life becomes one you can savor, with experiences that strengthen your connections to the people you love and to your own heart and soul.’ Thomas Kinkade

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Take a few minutes and capture through my images our afternoon tea together. Join me in a cup of herbal infusion: Cranberry,Raspberry and Strawberry tea with butterflies,dragonflies and bugs (cupcakes). An enchanted afternoon tea.

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Marshmallow iced cupcakes…bugs

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and butterflies…

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This teacup is called ‘Tranquil Garden’  – Royal Albert. The artist is Fred Errill and it’s part of the collection celebrating the 30th anniversary of Old Country Roses.

‘Simple Little Pleasures’ is beautifully illustrated with cottages, filled with enchanted gardens in full bloom, waterways and lighted windows. Portraying pure romance.

‘We live in a beautiful world, one that is shimmering with romance…’

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This set is Royal Albert – Val D’or. Delicate, mignon size with gold trim edging. Simplicity at it’s best!

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The beautiful pink glassware is Fenton.

‘ Your own romantic language will consist of whatever brings you pleasure, whatever makes you feel alive, whatever makes you feel safe and loved, whatever is most uniquely you.’ Thomas Kinkade

Just in these few minutes I hope you’ve enjoy tea with me and sharing  my love of a little romance! Hope you also enjoyed these lovely background images as much I do….dream cottages aren’t they!

Linking to:

A Return to Loveliness @ A Delightsome Life

Martha’s @ Martha’s Favorites & Terri’s @ Artful Affirmations Tea Cup Tuesday

Sandi @Rose Chintz Cottage: Tea Time Tuesday

Wanda Lee @ Silken Purse & Pam @ Breath of Fresh Air: Teapot & Tea Things Tuesday

Lady Katherine: Tea Time Tuesday

Wanda Lee @ The Plumed Pen :Tuesday Tea for Two

Have a great week friends





  1. This is really wonderful Yvette. Will have to look for this book – quite clever and cute cupcakes – I adore them! Thank you for sharing this with A Return to Loveliness,
    God Bless,

  2. Simple pleasures indeed! But there isn’t anything simple about those wonderful, fun cupcakes! Delightful! Happy Tea Day!

  3. Lovely post and I adore the sweet little flowered tea cup. Romance, flowers, lace and crystal make my heart sing! I am so glad to have found your lovely blog.

  4. I did enjoy tea with you : )
    Your tea cups are really lovely. I love the handle on the white one and the other is stunning too! Your treats looks so delicious. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

  5. Yvette, if I lived near you, you’d wish you could get rid of me. I’d be wanting tea, one of your little delicacies, and a friendly chat, way too often. You make a visit with a friend into a special party. I can see this from the photos of your teas and desserts. Blessings to you, Ms. Hostess with the Mostest…

  6. Hello Yvette,
    I did so enjoy tea with you! I just love your sense of whimsy in your post! The tea cups are so pretty and I really enjoy TK’s art! Such a wonderful and fanciful tea; loved it! Thanks for sharing.


  7. Yvette, thank you for this special and enchanting tea party. Everything looks so pretty and delicious, that I can almost taste it. Your cups are a delight, and the goodies are very fanciful. How nice to spend this time with you.

    Blessings always,

  8. Oh Yvette,

    I absoluetly love this post! What an utterly charming, romantic and dreamy vignette! Gardens, flowers, and those adorable cupcakes along with the teacups and tea..,lovely!

    Thanks so much for being a part of the fun of TTTT and also for taking part with this my 82nd, Tuesday Tea For Two, once again. We always so enjoy having you join us!

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

  9. Thomas Kinkade’s words are amazing! and we should all just take time to BE in the moment 🙂

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  11. Hi Yvette! I so love your sweet Tranquil Garden teacup~ what a perfect pairing with Thomas Kinkade’s beautiful illustrations! Adorable garden cupcakes too! Thanks for sharing your joy in life’s simple pleasures 🙂

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