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My little tea nook

Posted by schoolhouse (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 17, 14 at 14:08

I have my little table in the pantry, to take tea on snowy days as I watch the bird feeder from the window. In an issue of Cottage Kitchen I first saw this idea and fell in love. But where would I find a table small enough to just squeeze in my wee pantry? it hit me this morning - in the garden! So I fetched it and voila' - a sweet little tea nook. Until fairer temps,then it will have to go back to the garden. Why didn't I think of this during all these cold weather months? : )

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LOVE the chair!


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Love it! And I think I just bought the same candle you have on the windowsill (in grapefruit and blackberry) as a gift for a friend, and am trying to talk myself out of going back to indulge in one for myself!


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I love the whole thing! Lovely!


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When it's time to put the table back outside, how about attaching a small decorative corner shelf in there, just large enough for your cup of tea and a plate of cookies, of course. It wouldn't use up any valuable floor space.


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A shelf and a counter height stool so you can see out the window better....it does look very sweet and cozy!


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Love your sweet little nook...and that great chair! Have a cuppa for all of us while you watch those birds!


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bestyears, not a candle - two pots of tulip bulbs I forced over the winter. One is doing well, the other a bit slower.

Alas, no corner for a shelf. My original idea for a long time was to find a very small upholstered arm chair to wedge in there but putting it out of the way when not in use and having access to the tall cabinet would be a problem. Second idea: to attach a half circle table top to the wall under the window and fold down when not in use. But too permanent. A shelf could work there but also not keen about having something permanently attached to the wall. Good suggestion though but not for my space. Thanks!

Besides, I'm thinking I probably would not tend to sit there except during winter. And the garden table can be kept indoors this way, I just never got around to putting it in storage with the others.
joaniepoanie, thanks and I'm tall - I can see out the window just fine. lol


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Thank you anele, tibbrix, and beachpea.

This post was edited by schoolhouse on Mon, Mar 17, 14 at 15:51


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Peaceful Perfection schoolhouse!!


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Such a sweet little space! I like the idea of attaching a corner shelf and using it all year long.


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Good for you that you have this nice little space to call your own and dream a little dream or two.


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I love it! It makes me want to rush home to enjoy a cup of tea and look for a similar spot for my own tea nook. Thanks for sharing it brought a smile to my face on a blustery day.


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It's absolutely charming. I can see myself sitting there!


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Thanks. It seems as if it's always been there.

When not needed, I can move the chair to its original place which is on the opposite side of the table, against the side of the green cupboard. Otherwise, it's a little too cozy for comfort and blocks the path to the tall narrow cupboard.


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Very sweet, enjoy!!


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Really nice!


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Schoolhouse, so nice to see you post over here. Love your nook-bet you are thoroughly enjoying the view into your wonderful yard! I adore the painted chair and green cabinet...and the curtains...oh and the tulip (my forced ones haven't opened yet-can't wait,). :)

If you folks haven't seen her garden, you really should look on the Cottage Garden forum. It is a treat.


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I agree, it's very charming! In our first home we had a drop leaf table in a small inset of our kitchen in front of a window where we ate many of our meals or enjoyed a coffee while keeping an eye on the goings on in our neighborhood. It was intimate, cozy and even though it was large enough for a table and two chairs comfortably, people would ask us, "Do you REALLY sit there?" As if it was all done for show. Those small but peaceful spaces, I think, are enviable for a lot of people. Yours looks like a great spot to enjoy a cup of tea and a "time-out".


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Love it! And the fun you can have digging in your vintage linen stash for different table cloths to use! and if no stash( I can't be the only one lol) then hunting for vintage linens would be fun!


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So sweet.


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Oh, I have a stash alright. Vintage linens have always been a weakness of mine. And they get used, I've ruined many. :( but that's what they are for right? Thanks.


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What a charming use of that space!


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Very charming! :) A great idea -- especially for the cold months ....


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That is charming! Now all you need is a tray or soft cushion on the washer and a curled up cat!


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I love it! Made me go looking for a tea spot....my laundry room spot has gone to the dogs!!

Nancy


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