Friday, June 3, 2016

Just My Cup of TeaTime: Sneak Peek and Giveaway




As a longtime reader of TeaTime, you can imagine my delight when their stylist, Lucy Herndon, asked if they could photograph a summertime menu in our dining room. The shoot took place last August, so I stopped by that afternoon to catch a little of the magic just as the children arrived home from their first day of school. It was so surreal to greet them with dainty treats prepared by the magazine's talented test-kitchen professional, Janet Lambert. Chicken salad croissants, lavender cakes and decadent chocolate macarons -- the after-school snacks of my dreams!



Since last year, we have eagerly awaited the release of the July/August 2016 issue. How exciting it was to discover that the cover image was shot in our home! Although most of the photos showcased in "Lavender & Lace Tea" are tight shots of the food, you can glimpse a little more of our interiors in the opening spread. To my delight, Christian showed me that holding the magazine at just the right angle superimposes the magazine's tablescape over our view of the dining room. Here is a little peek of that feature!







To celebrate this happy occasion, Editor Lorna Reeves has kindly offered a complimentary subscription to Teatime magazine to one tea-loving reader of A Little Loveliness -- to begin with "our" July/August issue. To enter, please leave a comment below!



"I take pleasure in tea, appreciating it with my spirit and therefore cannot explain why." ~ Sen Joo


33 comments:

Joy said...

The shot of your dining room table is lovely, as I'm sure your whole home is. What fun to have the "cover shoot" there! Please do enter me in your drawing.

Brigitte Winchester said...

I love it too. I have started trying to decorate or set the dining room table with different themes of the year. Thanks to the inspiration of your sister-in-law. Now I have started what I call the blue table. It started with the antique store purchase in Opelika, AL with blue roses on white plates.

Lauralee said...

Your home is so lovely from what we have gotten to see from your blog, and I am sure that the luncheon featured in the magazine is just gorgeous. It sounds delicious! We love to enjoy summer tea at our home; it is a beautiful way to unplug and to teach etiquette to our children.

Amy Gillen said...

I love your blog and all of your parties. So great that your home was featured in the magazine!

Deborah said...

If anyone's dining room table setting deserves a cover shoot, it's you. It's absolutely lovely. Thanks for the opportunity.

tootles said...

Your blog is one that I frequent for lovely ideas to add a bit of charm and loveliness, not only when I entertain, but beCuse of you, into my everyday life !!! My family loves it!
so happy your gifting is getting some extr special attention!
Blessings to. You!

PennyPintuck said...

How inspiring! I love to read your blog and see the beautiful tablescapes. A subscription to Tea Time would be so much fun!

Sarita Boyette said...

These photos are lovely! How I would love to win this wonderful magazine. I can imagine your excitement that your home was used for the shoot.

Alicia Kelly said...

Congratulations! I really enjoy reading your blog and looking at all the lovely photos. Very inspiring! I love Tea Time Magazine.

Kris said...

Your dining room setting is lovely. It's always a treat to see your posts. They bring so much happiness. :)

Jane B said...

Lovely pictures. A subscription to Tea Time would be great as my granddaughter always enjoys playing tea party.

Missy Jones said...

So pretty and so southern! Love the lavender and lilac palette!

lybmail said...

Your table setting looks wonderful. Delicious food too. I enjoy going out to a "Tea House" with my friends where we enjoy a cuppa, yummy scones jam and cream but most importantly each others company.
Lorraine

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh a huge congrats to you on this delightful spread! Oh, and it makes perfect sense as to why they've asked you to be part of this - wow, what a tablescape!

How I should delight in being a guest for tea in your lovely home!

And please oh yes please please sign me up for this delightful (and so generous) giveaway! Teatime is my all-time favorite magazine and I save every issue I have ever had......and EVERY single year I hint to my daughters and/or husband for Mother's Day or for my birthday that I REALLY want a subscription to TEATIME.....and then another goes by without it....and I just keep forgetting to renew - it's been so long - so I so need this, haha.

Keeping my fingers crossed! Thanks! congrats again!

Denise said...

How lovely to learn that one of my favorite bloggers'home is featured in one of my favorite magazines! I will certainly look forward to reading this issue with special interest. Congratulations!

Debra D said...

Congratulations Melissa I'm always excited to see a post from your blog. I would love a subscription to Teatime magazine. Your home is beautiful.

Cindy said...

How exciting that your home was in this special feature! What a fun occasion for your children to come home to. Thanks for offering this wonderful giveaway! :)

KittyLuvr said...

I love seeing the details in your parties...every accent seems perfectly chosen and ties everything together so perfectly. Thanks for sharing your home and stories of your lovely family.

Anonymous said...

This is a stunning table! Thanks for sharing your lovely home and wonderful celebrations over the years!

Carolyn said...

Congratulations! It is a beautiful table.I will definitely be picking up a copy of Tea Time and thank you for the chance to win a subscription.

Carolyn

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

I'm here for some enjoyable down time as I prepare for a post-recital reception this coming Saturday for our sweet granddaughter (aka Baby Love), and find your home on the cover of this beautiful magazine! What a treat! If it's not too late, I hope I can be included on the "drawing" for the giveaway! ~Zuni

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

I'm here for some enjoyable down time as I prepare for a post-recital reception this coming Saturday for our sweet granddaughter (aka Baby Love), and find your home on the cover of this beautiful magazine! What a treat! If it's not too late, I hope I can be included on the "drawing" for the giveaway! ~Zuni

pat demharter said...

I love entertaining. There is a lot of wonderful ideas in Tea Time. It is my "go to" when I need some inspiration.
Congratulations on your home being on the cover! Beautiful!
I would love to get that copy signed by you!

Anonymous said...

Please enter me. Thanks for the chance to win this lovely magazine!
Shari in Columbus, GA.

My heart is here said...

Those photos look so lovely!

Nancy Itson said...

Melissa, the table setting is beautiful in your lovely dining room. The Lavender and Lace is the perfect theme for a tea hosted in your home. Thank you for sharing and thank you for the giveaway.

mgster said...

This is very exciting! You have a beautiful home so it totally makes sense that it would be the perfect backdrop for a lovely tea party.

Bonnie said...

What a delightful tablescape. Very lovely!
Generous giveaway that would be wonderful to win.

Debbie Powell said...

Congratulations on the feature in the magazine. I will definitely pick up this issue to be able to see your lovely home. I buy many of the issues to enjoy, and would love to win a subscription. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

Delyn Metcalfe said...

So excited for you! Transitioning from being at home to working full-time, while still making a lovely home for your family.

Anonymous said...

Your home is lovely and I love your blog. Would love a subscription to Teatime Magazine too! Tricia

Ella said...

Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

This is so pretty! Your blog inspires me to make each mealtime beautiful and meaningful, each and every day! Thank you!~Andrea

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