Monday, June 9, 2014

Peach Iced Tea & Poppies

 Summer is in full swing around here, even if it isn't quite officially summer.  The temperatures are rising and I am craving sun tea.  I am sure my Southern friends will cringe when they hear that I don't like it sweet, but I do love it flavored with peach!  Instead of spending money on already made peach tea, I am making my own. 
 I just brew my own sun tea out on the patio.  We don't like it too strong--when it gets to this beautiful amber color, it is just right.  I picked up a bottle of sugar free peach syrup and if you are feeling really fancy, throw in a sliced peach.  Just add as much peach syrup as you would like (I like just a splash).  
 I picked up these peach chevron paper straws from Michaels and it is the perfect accompaniment to this clear mason jar.  Peach tea is delicious and I can't seem to get enough!  If you have never tried, I really think you should!
 Last year I picked up a terry cloth tablecloth at a yard sale for about 50 cents.  It is round and in perfect condition.  I forgot I even had it until I found these............
 Vintage melamine plates with orange poppies!  I pulled out the tablecloth to put on my table so I could display the plates.  I also just happened to have some................
 Silk orange poppies from the Dollar Tree!  So it appears that I now have a small poppy collection and I hope to keep finding more things to add so I can create a beautiful tablescape with all of them.
 I love the fringe on the edge and the orange is so pretty for a summer table.  It kind of matches the peach iced tea too!
 My new job is going great so far.  We are in full swing with summer conferences and I am getting a great workout everyday just walking all over campus.  Once they are done sprucing up the historic house where my office is located, I can't wait to show you it!  And show you my huge craft closet there!

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13 comments:

bj said...

I love your tablecloth and plates..orange is one of my new fav color.
Gonna make some of this great tea, too...must find a large jar to do it with...

Tammy said...

I love peach tea, but I've never made a home made version. This looks so yummy.

Julie Corbisiero said...

That peach ice tea sounds and looks so good! I love the poppy tablecloth and plates. So pretty and perfect for summer.
Julie

Miss Jane said...

Flowers and tablecloth are perfect togheter!They are so vintage!:)
We are having some very hot days in Italy.Your tea idea is very good for my afternoon relax time!:)

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LV said...

I really enjoy a good cold glass of ice tea. However, it taste better out of an old fruit jar.

Carolyn Robbins said...

Hi Trisha,

This tea looks delicious!
A great drink for a hot
summer day.

The poppies remind me of
childhood. I love these
flowers. Thanks for sharing.

Bear Hugs,
Carolyn

Melody Brown said...

Hi Trisha,
love your table..it just POPS!
HeHe..sorry. Sad to say I remember that melamine and table cloth.
The cloth was for out side on patios I think it was in a box with placemats too. The plates were a set too with orange coffee cups. Holy cow How we remember things....

Poppy @ With a Dash of Color said...

I really love your tablecloth...so vibrant and perfect for summer:) Iced tea with peach syrup sounds delicious..gotta give it a try!Hugs, Poppy

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Such a pretty post, Trisha...the peach tea sounds delicious! Love you melamine dishes...great find! Thanks so much for stopping by to say hi!

Liz Hockamier said...

It has been forever since I have seen a terry tablecloth. :) What wonderful find. The sweet tea looks so refreshing too.

~Liz

Jann Olson said...

Oh my, the tea sounds just simply peachy! lol! I have got to give it a try. I have a collection of poppy items and they have ended up in my bedroom along with a poppy canvas hanging over the bed. The poppies in my garden have been gorgeous, but are slowly coming to an end. Love your tablecloth and dishes! Perfect! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Isabelle Thornton said...

Thanks so much for linking!!!
Happy Monday!