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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Southern Comfort

What's It Wednesday #165
The stars aligned for this post. First, the temperature hit 90 degrees on the first of May. Seriously? August is still three months away and we're already at 90 degrees!?

In the south, the drink to cool off with is a tall glass of iced tea.

Now real southern iced tea requires an insane amount of sugar, fresh squeezed lemon, and Luzianne tea. Let it steep for about 15 minutes for a nice strong tea that can handle all that sugar!

Next, stunned by the heat, I stumbled into my favorite antique shop to cool off. As I browsed the aisles thinking of a nice refreshing drink, my eyes fell upon the perfect compliment to my daydream.

Six silver sippin' spoons, just what every tea lover needs! Perfect for sipping your iced tea and stirring all that sugar. There's an opening on the bowl back and the shaft is hollow.

Ahh! Now that's Southern Comfort, of which you can add a splash or two if you like (wink, wink).
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Maureen Wyatt said...

I've never seen a sipping spoon and I sure want a set of those darlings!

Poppy said...

How very quaint...a sipping spoon, so ladylike and lovely! Adorable!

Thanks for the party and have a wonderful Wednesday!


Cheryl said...

I'm like Maureen, I've never seen a sipping spoon. I love them!! What a great find!
Thanks for the party, love the features. Have a great week!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

You always find something old that is new information. Sipping spoons, who knew. Thank you for Whats It Wednesday 165.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I love those spoons that you found to go with your tea!

Parlor Room Ponderings said...

Thank you for hosting. I love those spoons! I would have got them too. Have a great week! Diane

Parsimonious Décor Darling said...

The tea sounds sooo good! I love, love those sippin' spoons! Thank you so, so much for sharing, and especially for the feature! Have a lovely Mother's Day with your adorable kiddos! :)

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I've never seen sipping spoons like that before; so much better than a plain old straw. Thanks so much for hosting.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Thanks for hosting, Patti. Those are some really pretty spoons..Happy Tuesday..Judy

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Thank you for hosting Patti it is always a great party with lots of surprises. Jo

Deanies Stash said...

Thank you for the party. I have never had "real southern iced tea". Sounds pretty sweet! I love the sipping spoons.

Jill Harrison said...

it sounds like summer has hit - stay cool! love those spoons.
have a great week and thank you for hosting.

Pura Vida said...

Ahhhh sweet tea on a hot day

Babs said...

Iced tea is a favorite of mine, too, but not quite so sweet as some like it. Love your sippin' spoons.

Alessandra said...

I' ve never seen sipping spoon before. What a pretty find! Thanks for sharing such beautiful spoons.

Rita C at Panoply said...

Pretty and functional, those sippin' spoons are perfectly pitched at the tip to get all the 'extra' sugar you might add that settles around the inside rim! Thanks for the party and, speaking of which, we went to a great wedding party, barn style with lots of cute ideas I'm sharing. Happy Wednesday. :)

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for the party!!


Gail @Purple Hues and Me said...

You find the best items! Thanks for hosting another awesome party!

Unknown said...

Your tea spoons are adorable. It is indeed time for the iced tea! Thank you for sharing my Southern Garden Tour post Patti. You delight me!

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Now I'm not a very big tea fan... hot or cold... but your post just made me think: "Oh yes, need to get some Luzianne tea next time I'm at the grocery store!" LOL.

And to boot, I love iced tea spoons and always look for them. Tell me how this makes sense! :)

southern seazons said...

I have some sipping spoons myself. Mine are made of glass and are black and red. They go with some cocktail glasses that were my mothers. One time we went to Alabama and ordered iced tea at a restaurant and I about died when I took a drink. I wasn't expecting it to be sweetened. I myself do not use sugar in my tea unless it is hot. I used to live in Oklahoma and they did not sweeten their tea at the restaurants.

Jody@Southern Seazons

Robyn said...

Oh, I've never seen a sipping spoon but they're fabulous! I'm always learning something new here, Patti, and I love your beautiful photos.
Such a treat to be featured today - thank you so much!
We are far behind you in the weather department but it won't be long till we catch up:) Hope you're having a great week.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Precious spoons, perfect for Southern Style Tea and perhaps a dash of Southern Comfort Too-very cute!
Thanks for the party,

LL Farm said...

Those sippin' spoons are adorable!

Our Hopeful Home said...

I LOVE homemade sun tea, I make it all the time in the summer. However, being from the east coast and now living in the Midwest, sugar doesn't play a part. But I know it makes it yummy! Since I drink a lot of iced tea in the summer I have to go "diet" and use splenda. I'm sure yours is much better. Thanks for hosting!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Many thanks for the great party. Looks like you purchased many lovely treasures. I love sweet tea, but unfortunately I am diabetic and cannot have sugar. Being from the south we were raised on Sweet Tea.
Have a great Spring weekend and Happy Mothers Day.

Lou Lou Girls said...

Hello Gorgeous! Thank you for hosting such a fabulous party. It would be amazing if you would stop by our party. We Pin and Tweet Everything! Lou Lou Girls

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

What a lovely find! They are perfectly sweet! Thank you for hosting - so much fun! Have a lovely day! xo Karen

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Those are the sweetest teaspoons I've ever seen! And 90 degrees? WOW! We're at a perfect 75 degrees in Ohio right now but that will be short lived. It always is. I'm so happy it's iced tea time again.

Your photos are always so gorgeous!

Hugs & blessings, Edie Marie & Marie Antoinette

My thrift store addiction said...

Your spoons are fabulous! Thanks for hosting!

Debbie said...

I've never seen spoons like these.
They are so cute!!
Thank you for hosting this party. I hope I meet the criteria.
Have a wonderful evening.

A Joyful Cottage said...

I absolutely adore those sipping spoons, Patti. What a find! xxx ~ Nancy

Julie said...

Thank you for the lovely feature, Patti! Your new spoons are so sweet. Have a great week :)

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love the sipping spoons. Perfect for your ice tea..Have a happy day.

BTW, thank you for visiting my post.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love the sipping spoons. Perfect for your ice tea..Have a happy day.

BTW, thank you for visiting my post.

Crystal said...

I live in the south and I love iced but I drink it with just lemon and no sugar! Love your silver spoons! Thanks for the party! :-)

Home Chic Club said...

Oh, love those spoons! So cute!
Thanks for the party!

Red Rose Alley said...

Patti, Luzianne tea sounds so refreshing. You know, iced tea is my favorite drink. There's nothing like it, especially in the summer months. The silver spoons are very pretty, and I like that they are heart shaped. :~)

Happy Mother's Day to you lovely ladies.


The Speckled Hen Cottage said...

Aren't those sipping spoons the greatest! I found a set a couple of years ago. I never have tried Luzianne tea, it wasn't available for the longest here so we always used Lipton. I make sun tea in an old 2 quart Mason jar. Thanks for hosting ~~~ going to pop back up and look around a bit. Best, Mickie

Diana said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog the other day :) I just love your sipping spoons, especially their ivy leaf-like shape. Hope you have a terrific week-end!

Rose's Crafts at said...

Hi! Even though you're not supposed to link up your own linky party, I nonetheless enjoyed the rest of your post. Thank you for linking that bit up, at least (smile) at SHARE IT sunday linky party at I love your contributions each week. Always something new and interesting going on! Till soon ~ Rose

btw I pinned your entry

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

90 degrees already? Wow, that is hot! Love the spoons. Great find! My mom always made ice tea in the summer, but I have never heard of that kind of tea. Hope it has cooled down a little for you! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Burlap Luxe said...

Southern comfort all the way! :) yum!!

My dear it's been a month now dealing with ear issues, dizziness, vertigo, ringing and distorted noise in my ears, it's been an ordeal and off to doctors appointments so they can then make referrals to a ENT specialist, so for give me for not appearing to notice you have a new post.
I will get back with you as soon as I am done dealing with my plugged up ears.

Happy Mothers Day to you patti and Paula.


Tea Cottage Pretties said...

I love your new iced tea spoons, they are fabulous!!! Thank you for hosting as always... Hugs, Beverly

Unknown said...

First of all I want to thank you so much that my post was featured.It meant so much to me,in particular since I´m not blogging for a long time yet.Thanks for the party.
I´m so in love with your spoons,they are so sweet.Have a freat week...

June said...

These are the prettiest sipping spoons I've ever seen Patti. You find the best things!
...did you say, "an insane amount of sugar" you are talking my language!!!
sending hugs for a Happy Mother's Day!

AngelaM said...

I love the spoons! I have a neighbor who makes tea like they do in the South. She loads in the sugar. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

Dee said...

Oh how wonderful. You find the best treasures. I'm going to be on the lookout for spoons like this the next time I'm out.

Have a wonderful week... :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I have never seen spoons like that, Patti! I have seen iced tea spoons before but never ones where you could sip through them as well. I love the heart shape to them, too.


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