Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Tea Time Tuesday #122

Summer time in Oregon at our house means tomatoes! Jimmy's garden is doing well and producing lots of little tomatoes. We only grow the small ones as we just don't get enough sunshine to harvest a great amount of large ones. We can have fresh tomatoes everyday now and lots of different kinds. The Italian grandpa planted 15 plants this year.

I thought it would be fun to show off my tomato teapot today! I just think it's so cute for Tea Time Tuesday.

Yummy tomatoes waiting to be gobbled up. I love all the variety.

I just had to stop and have a little cup of tea this afternoon. We had a mostly cloudy day, so a warm cup of tea was in order.

I enjoyed a cup of Green Mountain Grey tea. It's another flavor from the Sunshine Cottage of Vermont. My friend Melinda sent it to me. Green teas are not my favorite, however, this was a light green tea and very nice.

 Summer tea time for sure...and a bit fun!

I acquired this tomato or LOVE APPLE when I was working at the estate sale earlier. I just had to have it for summer.

It's marked The Pantry Parade USA. I don't know anything about the maker. I did find that it is made by Standford Pottery and there are other pieces....cream and sugar, salt and pepper and even a big pitcher. It was made in the 1940's.

A lot of my friends love Susan Branch. I was looking for a tomato recipe to share and found this one.

I hope you are enjoying your summer.

Linking up with Ruth at Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Linking up with Sandi at No Place Like Home
Linking up with Bernideen at Bernideen's 


Marqueta (Mar-kee-ta) G. said...

Hi Linda!

Your tomato teapot is so sweet. My great-grandma had a kitchen set with tomato and green pepper creamer/pitcher/sugar and canister. Such fun memories!



Kelly-Anne said...

Oh, dear Lady Linda! Look at all those beautiful, juicy tomatoes! Is there anything more wonderful than tomatoes harvested from the garden? We also grow only cherries as the bigger ones seem more liable to get black rot or mildew. We have pretty strange weather out here which can affect the vegetables. And your tomato teapot is adorable! Ah, so clever to feature it today! I have been enjoying some chai tea lately... It is mainly rooibos with different spices such as ginger, black pepper and cinnamon! Oh, it is good on a wintry evening whilst watching Mansfield Park! {{Smiles}}
Happy August to you...sending much love and smiles your way!

Stephanie said...

My darling friend, what a sweet and charming post! Your tomato tea pot is incredibly cute and unique and that tea cup....gorgeous!

It's always a joy to my heart to visit you, dear one. Sending lots of love your way!

Ruth W said...

I do love your tomato teapot! We don't garden anymore, but I love it when our local organic gardners have tomotoes's red joy time! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Valerie said...

Dear Linda,
What a cute teapot! I love it! =) Each time I drop by, your posts put a smile on my face. Hope you are having a wonderful summer. Nothing like fresh tomatoes! Blessings, Valerie

Bernideen said...

What a wonderful tomato harvest! Your teapot is ever so perfect for this post. I have your cup and saucer too - very special hand painted! Great fun here!

mamasmercantile said...

What a brilliant tomato crop, such a wide variety. Loved the teapot, made me smile. Have a great week.

Denise said...

Now that's just perfect that during Your tomato crop You pull out a tomato tea pot,so creative My friend.

Margie said...

You tomato teapot is too cute! I also love the green teacup!