Thursday, August 6, 2009

A Thrifted Tea…

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My favorite way to drink iced tea is with cranberry juice added.

Cranberry Iced Tea

2 parts freshly brewed tea

1 part unsweetened cranberry juice

sweeten to your taste

serve iced

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I simply add to my glass of freshly brewed tea about one-third of unsweetened real cranberry juice….that is two-thirds tea and one –third cranberry juice.

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I use these glass coasters all of the time…love them…

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I love serving Cranberry Tea from my Silver pitcher…

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The Cranberry Tea sparkles in the light…

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No glass of iced tea shall go without “LEMON” and a package of the pink stuff…

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Pretty iced tea spoons and napkins make it special…I wrapped ivy from my porch and a couple of blooms from the yard around the napkins and spoons…

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The summer flowers are a little past their prime now…but still pretty…

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My flowers are in a Swan bowl that belonged to my Mom…It is a Hall and I remember her redeeming her stamps from the grocery store to get it…

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A few fresh peaches dressed with more Black-eyed Susan’s and ivy make a summertime snack look so fresh…

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A bowl of fresh cool cherries are my favorite snack…the little beads of moisture and the fresh ivy make them look so pretty in the little milkglass bowl…

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Everything except my Mom’s bowl is thrifted from Goodwill…

silver tray and pitcher

iced tea spoons

stemware

milk glass serving pieces

yellow tablecloth

glass coasters

vintage napkins

flowers and ivy from my yard

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30 comments:

  1. That looks so refreshing and elegant. x

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  2. Oh, such a glorious table setting for the month of August. Really lifts a persons' spirits.

    DI
    The Blue Ridge Gal

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  3. This is such a gorgeous post!!! All of your photos are perfect!!! The flowers, fruit, linens and glasses are beautiful!!! I love it all!!!

    The recipe for the tea looks so yummy too!!

    Wonderful!!!

    Enjoy!!!
    XOXO
    Cathy

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  4. all you gals and your talents with the dishes!!! and the food!!! at least your recipe isn't adding inches to my bottom from the first read! looks wonderful!

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  5. I have not had cranberry juice in my iced tea, but I can't wait to try it! Looks like you had a very pretty tea party!

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  6. Cranberry iced tea - one of the lovely drinks of the south !
    I love your pictures - I could almost touch the flowers it seemed
    Have a great weekend : )

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  7. WOW!! only you could made a glass of Ice tea look elegant my friend...loved the way you did the ivy and flowers for napkins rings...very pretty...May you have a great weekend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  8. i love the beautiful, colorful pictures! and the cranberry tea idea is novel! thank you for this post, ma'am. truly inspiring...

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  9. Down here in Texas it's a tad bit warm, but you have cooled me off with your outstanding photos -- I love the way you "paint" with your camera! Thank you so much for visiting my blog, I appreciate your visits very much!

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  10. Just lovely....I can't believe you bought all of your items at Goodwill. I really must check out that store.
    Have a super weekend!
    Nola @ The Bloom Girls

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  11. Hi Becky, your pictures are great.. so clear and wonderful color.. what is the name of your camera?? I like cranberry juice so I would love this tea..thanks for sharing your beautiful post!!
    Have a good day, Baba

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  12. absolutly gorgeous pics, i love your style!

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  13. What a pretty setting and the tea looks so refreshing.
    Glenda

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  14. A GREAT!!! refreshing drink for a picnic on a hot summer day. THANKS!!! for the recipe. Geri

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  15. This sounds and looks DIVINE. Stopping by from SITS. Love your photos!

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  16. This is my first time here. I thought I would just do a quick visit, but your pictures really made me stop and enjoy. WOW! You take breathtaking pictures... first I thought these were from a magazine, then I saw you comment on YOUR coasters. And I realized that this was YOUR table, YOUR glasses and YOUR photos. I'm impressed!

    Thanks for sharing your beauty with me;)

    Just stopping by from SITS to say hello! Have a great Sunday!

    Greeting from Spain

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  17. I hope to see you at Crock Pot Wednesdays at diningwithdebbie.blogspot.com this week. Mr. Linky is up and ready for you.

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  18. He there, thanks for stopping by my blog. I do have great plans for my thrifty finds. I will be posting as I get them finished so check back in the next few days and see the transformations.

    Your blog is beautiful, such clear and sharp pictures. Your tea party looks so inviting and beautiful.

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  19. That's a fantastic little table scape, and I love that you did it with thrifty finds!!

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  20. Becky, I am a little late, but your post is wonderful. The tea, cherries and peaches look great and table arrangement is beautiful. Love you thrifty finds.

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  21. Hi Becky, It's amazing what you can do with things your buy from Goodwill. It takes a creative person like you to make things so PRETTY.

    Love your pictures, your flowers and especially that cranberry tea.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  22. Wow, this is such a beautiful post!!! The colors are so vibrant and colorful.
    I must try cranberry juice in my iced tea....
    Beautiful!!!!!

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  23. Gorgeous post! I'm a huge peach iced tea fan but I'm going to try your cranberry iced tea cause it sure looks good. You have made such a lovely tea tray and it's simply beautiful.

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  24. Your photos are so warm and welcoming! I would certainly love to join you in a refreshing glass of cranberry tea!

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  25. Hi Becky! You are a girl after my own heart setting your table with thrifty items! The table and photos are just gorgeous. Love the napkin rings...

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  26. Very Beautiful !
    So Thrifty too !
    Kammy

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  27. simply gorgeous as usual! i wish i could step right into your photo!!

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  28. Oh wow, I've had hot spiced tea with cranberry but never tried it iced. . . don't know why because it sure sounds divine!
    Happy Twirls

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