Monday, January 2, 2017


Let's welcome 2017 with a cup of tea!

 This Calendar Girl couldn't resist purchasing this 2017 calendar--a Boxing Week score.

My first cup of tea in 2017 was the classic English Breakfast.

Before the office shut down for the holiday break, I organized the last tea social of 2016. 
I brought in the festive tea set and Nutcracker Sweet black tea, while my co-workers brought the delicious foods.

Over the holidays, a friend and I met up at Taylor's Tea Room for some overdue catching up. 
I enjoyed a pot of Milk Oolong tea, a tasty pear and Earl Grey soup, and a blackcurrant scone (not pictured).

Another holiday treat that I enjoyed was the chocolate roll by Goldilocks Bakery with a cup of tea. I can eat the yummy chocolate icing by itself!

Purple cake made by my aunt last summer.
This week, I'm celebrating my 2-year blogiversary!
Blogging has been such a rewarding experience for me. I am incredibly grateful for all the visits, comments, and connections made on my offbeat little blog and beyond!

To thank you all for your awesome support, I am hosting a 2-Year Blogiversary Giveaway!

2017 Giveaway Prizes

The giveaway winner will receive:
1) "There's always time for tea with you" bone china mug by Cambridge (English by Design);
 2) Paper napkins with pink cupcakes and pink sugar cookies;
3) Some tea samples (to be determined based on the winner's tea preferences);
4) Some surprise items.

Due to high postage costs, the giveaway is only open to residents of Canada and U.S. (sorry!)

How to enter: 
Please leave an "Enter Me" and an e-mail address in the comments below.

Entry Deadline: 
5:00 pm EST on Sunday, January 8, 2017

The winner will be chosen via and announced on: 
Monday, January 9, 2017
If the winner doesn't contact me within 48 hours, a new name will be drawn.

Good luck everyone!!!

This week, I'm joining the parties:


  1. Enter Me! Thanks! km0453(at)telus(dot)net

  2. Was your first cup of tea in the new year in the Friendly Village pattern, Margie? I have either Irish or English breakfast tea in the morning, but love flavored teas in the afternoons. I think your office is so lucky to have you bring your tea party to them. They must love you! Your aunt's cake is a beauty and I like how you enhanced it was the "2". What a lovely giveaway you're having to celebrate two years of blogging!! Please enter me!

  3. I"ve been enjoying my first cup of tea of the day in a special mug painted by my grandkids out west, make it taste that much better. I'd love to be entered into your give away, is where you can reach me Have a 'tea'riffic day.

  4. I just found your blog. So sorry I have missed out on two years. I will definitely be here from now on. Please enter me in your generous giveaway. Thank you!

  5. WOW! Stunning. Thanks so much for the chance.
    Enter Me

  6. A lovely giveaway, Margie, and Congratulations on two years of blogging! We're all so grateful to have gotten to know you and some to have met you. Doesn't tea taste wonderful in the Friendly Village pattern this time of year? And your purple cake is adorable! Happy 2017, Margie, may it be a year of many blessings for you.


  7. Hi Margie, how great that you are organizing tea socials at the office. That is such a wonderful idea and I am sure you colleagues enjoy it, too.
    I am impressed that you visited another tea room with a friend. You have inspired me to check out what tea rooms San Diego has to offer and maybe go check one out with a friend as well.
    Lastly, congratulations to your two year blog anniversary! Keep up the good work!
    Happy New Year 2017 to you!
    Warm regards,

  8. You either felt well enough to host the last social tea or got your cold afterwards - hope it's long gone! So many people here had a cold or the flu over the holiday - I've never slapped on so much hand sanitizer in my life. lol
    I can't believe it's only 2 years of blogging for you Margie (congrats) I feel like I've known you much longer and how nice for you to host a giveaway. We're constantly sending each other treats with CATE so I won't enter but know who wins is going to love the parcel you send them.

  9. Enter Me! Thanks so much for the generous giveaway to start the year. Best wishes in the year ahead!

  10. Enter Me , please.

    Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary.

  11. Congratulations! please enter me avosslm at

  12. Margie,
    Thanks so much for stopping by!! I do love English Breakfast and Earl Grey myself.... And all the goodies look great!!
    Happy New Year!!

  13. Happy 2nd birthday in blogland! LOVE the cake. Please do enter me. joybb414 at hotmail dot com.

  14. Happy New Year Margie! Your teas look lovely. I am hoping you have a fabulous 2017!

  15. Happy New Year Margie! And congratulations on your blogiversary :D I love this crazy little tea blog of yours and it's always fun to visit you my friend. Purple cake and tea sounds delicious. I'm torn whether or not to enter your giveaway, but that cute teacup has lured me in , so ... enter me please! If my name is chosen there will be a swap both ways ;)

  16. Happy New Year Margie... two years very nice congrats. I realized few days back I have almost seven years come this April. Didn't realize it had been so long.. love the cakes and I like that christmas plate and teascup... purple cake is awesome as well she did a fabulous job. The giveaway teacup is awesome sp plz enter me. thank you have a awesome day with love Janice

  17. How sweet of you! It's been fun to get to know you with our blogs and I've learned a lot about different teas from you. thanks for a fun giveaway! Please enter me! (and replying to this comment sends me an email!) Sweet hugs, Diane

  18. Enter me please! Thanks for the chance!

    billiondollarprincesss (at) hotmail (dot) com

  19. Enter me please.

    Congratulations Margie on your 2nd Blogaversary! Very exciting!

  20. Dear Margie this is such a great giveaway. Unfortunately I live in Switzerland, so can't participate.

    Congratulations on your 2nd Blogiversary, Margie :)

  21. Enter me please. Thank you for the chance.

  22. Hello Margie,

    Congrats on your 2 year blog anniversary. That is wonderful. I started blogging in 2013 and I am still getting the hang of this.

    I love the idea of a giveaway to celebrate your anniversary.

    May the new year be a bright one for you, and I hope much goodness comes your way in 2017


  23. Congratulations on your anniversary! I wish you all the best for 2017! :)
    "Enter me!"

  24. What a sweet giveaway, Margie. I'm so glad to have met you via blogging and via the CATE group. I hope you are feeling better after your cold - I'm still low on energy, but pushing through. One more day and there's a weekend to enjoy!
    Enter me!

  25. Margie, A tea social at work once a month what a great idea. Congrats on the 2 year blog anniversary. I`ve enjoyed your blog and it`s been great to get to know you a bit. Happy New Year 2017. Sylvia D.

    Enter me!

  26. I have that calendar, and I'm so happy with it!

  27. I love your new calendar! Perfect for you! Happy blogiversary! Wonderful! Hope you are feeling tip top again! Sorry I am and computer problems...Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Enter me please...anteacupsandteacups at

  28. Dear Margie:
    Congrats on your blogging anniversary.I loved the things you shared. The two teacups at the bottom are very pretty and I love handpainted. Thanks for sharing and linking. Your work tea party looked wonderful!


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