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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Consider the iced tea....

On a very hot and sunny Texas afternoon... it's always nice to enjoy a delicious cold glass of southern iced sweet tea... Now Ricky, a Texas boy through and through... has learned to enjoy iced tea my way... the southern way...

very sweet.... with fresh slices of lemon... thinly sliced... and in a glass tumbler... no plastic cups for this tea! I like to add a little zest...because it's pretty... and... southern... a nice glass of southern iced sweet tea... can you say ahhhhhhhh...my tablescape for Susan... now all I need is... a hot, thirsty man...because the best glass of southern iced sweet tea...
is the one you just finished drinking on a very hot south Texas day...

Tablescape Thursday is hosted by the beautifully creative Susan at Between Naps on the Porch...
If you'd like to see more visit Susan to see more beautiful tablescape posts!

47 comments:

bj said...

Well, Dixie girl...this is just PERFECT for Tablescape Thursday.
You know I LOVE sweet tea..can't even GET it too sweet for me. And, it goes without saying, I like MY lemons just like you do, down there in French Lique !! (when I type that, it just makes my day for several days!! *grin)
One of these days, I'm gonna locate French Lique and see if I can't make my way there....I'd love that!!

PAT said...

That looks so good, Dixie. It was hot and a tad sultry here, today. A great day for iced tea!

marty39 said...

It's so funny that I grew up in Texas and always drank sweet tea. Then when I moved to Oregon, no one ever put sugar in their tea, just lemon. Now I just drink tea with lemon. Yours looked so good and I do like a lot of lemon. I love your gorgeous dishes also. Beautiful. Hugs, Marty

Candy said...

Oh you do have a way to please that man of yours. Tall and perfect...the tea that is.

Hope your week is rolling along nicely.

Candy

trash talk said...

My bunch says it real fast like one word...sweetea! It's got to be sweetened just so, where the sugar piles up at the bottom of the pitcher! I'm like you though, gotta have that lemon and a real glass, preferably a pretty one!
Great post. I feel cooled off already.
Debbie

Michelle said...

How Fun!! Gotta love some Iced tea!

Terry said...

Howdy Dixie
What a wonderful way to spend a hot Texas afternoon .
Thank you for sharing your lovely Table and that fabulous Sweet Tea.
Have a wonderful day Dixie girl :)
Hugs

Cathy said...

YUM!!! I could have used that earlier today!!! This heat is getting a little extreme!!!

Darling post!!! Beautiful photos!!!

Enjoy your evening...Dixie!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Chandy said...

Dixie, that is one refreshing post! (LOL) I got so thirsty just following your description of how good the tea is! Great pictures to do that with... ;-)

Melissa Marie said...

Your sweet tea looks absolutely delightful!! Especially with how hot it has been out here in Texas! :)

MiMi said...

And never wedge your lemons, right? They're prettier sliced...learned that from you!
It looks really good!
Macey

printersdevil said...

It's a little after midnight and you have me headed to the kitchen for a glass of tea! Great photos.

James Bond prefered shaken not stirred.

Texans prefer sliced not wedged.

Dixie said...

Oddly enough... in south Texas they often prefer "a wedge of LIME" in their iced tea... I can't even stand to look at it if they bring it like that to my table... I just wrap the "green wedge" in a paper napkin and push it under the edge of the plate... I know... it's OCD, but it's true too... LOL

hope ya'll are all enjoying tablescape thursday... and a cool drink of southern iced sweet tea with a slice of lemon..

Cotton Blossom said...

My Grandmama always served her sweet~tea with a slice of orange and a sprig of mint from her yard.
Lovely post. {Your not Dixie from Sonlight are you?}

Dawn said...

So...there are people who don't put sugar in their tea...I don't get it...that's like drinking it without the caffine...uh oh, the clock just struck midnight...LOL...I'm not kidding...maybe I should cut back!
Dawn

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Dixie until I started blogging I never heard it called sweet tea...we always just called it Ice tea and of course don't use sugar in mine either..same with hot tea...just like it plain...But I do so love the lemon in mine...May you have a great day...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

MoziEsmé said...

Ahhh! That looks refreshing! I like the touch of zest.

glimpse of my world said...

There is an art to Southern Sweet Tea.. and yummy! I love it.. Thanks for sharing!

Kammy said...

Looks so good....I might have to make some sun tea today !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Jeanneoli said...

I love sweet tea! I went to college in Montgomery and miss so many things about the south. I love putting the zest in...perfect.

Christi said...

Ahhhh! Very refreshing. I feel better just reading about it and seeing your beautiful pictures! Nothing better. I'd say, you don't know what hot is until you have been in South Texas in the summertime.

Christi @ A Southern Life
http://asouthernlife.com

Mary said...

Jeez, it's raining and 58 degrees here, and you've still got me craving iced tea! Love it!!!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Dixie, well, suddenly I am thristy!!!! It all looks so pretty and refreshing. Lovely!!

Barb

ellen b. said...

That looks very refreshing! Stay cool now!!

Scrappy Doo said...

Dying of thirst- gotta go get me some tea BRB to comment

Scrappy Doo said...

Tea must have sugar and sliced lemon. That's in the bible isn't it or was it the constitution?
Anyway both are a must or it's not right.
100 here in Waco today! Yea Heat and bring on the sunburn :-)

Laura said...

I feel refreshed just reading your post. I also like that your glass is full of ice!

Laura

Claudie said...

Oh Dixie
I see you left me a message on my "blogger" acc. I truly never go there, but I thought I would check, and there was your answer to moi.
Sorry about that. Have girls had a problem with Anonymous? I thought you were able to read the comments before publishing them with Blogger? What do I know!!
That iced tea was delicious. Not sure why we don't drink that here in Eastern Canada... it's definitely a Southern drink isn't it?
Love Claudie for the second time around.
xo

Susan S. said...

AHHHHHH....is right....that looks like one delicious glass of TEA!

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE iced time in the summertime!

Really Rainey said...

Great photos and idea... I just got addicted to "Southern Sweet Tea"!
Have a fun rest of the week!
~really Rainey~

Clif said...

I can't explain it. I grew up in Oklahoma and it seems everybody there loves sweet tea. But not me. In fact, growing up I didn't drink it at all. I do sometimes drink it now but NEVER sweet. I'm diabetic and it is better for me without sugar but that's not the reason I drink it unsweetened. I try not to talk about it around Southerners. I can't stand the put downs. LOL

mbkatc230 said...

Just got home from a very long, HOT day and what do I spy? This fabulous post on the nectar of the gods! Sorry, need to run to the kitchen and get a big glass of - you guessed it - sweet tea! Kathy

Mary said...

I absolutely live on fresh brewed iced tea in the summer, sweetened with splenda. I love your pink and green summery tablescape, so relaxing and elegant! :O) Mary @Boogieboard Cottage

Lisa said...

It doesn't get any better than sweet tea on a hot day!

Aimee said...

I LOVE iced tea with lemon. You are right...nothing better on a hot Texas day!

And I ALWAYS drink it out of a glass! My husband laughs at me because I will drink soda and water and whatever else out of a plastic cup...but never my iced tea!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Dixie, what a great post. You made me so thirsty with your perfect description of a mouth-watering glass of iced tea. It's definitely a Southern thang! Nothing better on a hot summer day. laurie

Deanna said...

Oh girl, you are a true Southern Belle for sure! You are so right...no plastic or paper cup will do for sweet iced tea! I love your touch of zest....I must try it.

Hugs,
Deanna :D

Neabear said...

A fun and refreshing post! Makes me want a glass of sweet tea. Thanks for the inspiration!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Ok, it's almost midnight here and now you have me craving iced tea! LOL It certainly looked refreshing! It supposed to be 100 degrees here tomorrow...Wow! I can't imagine what it's like in Texas if it's 100 in Georgia! Get more tea ready!

Olive Rue said...

I've got to get off your blog. You are making me hungry and thirsty. And I don't even drink tea. Can you believe that? I'm from the south and I hate tea.

~CC Catherine said...

Dixie, This tablescape Tea post is my absolute FAVORITE narration and post I've seen. You bring it home Dixie, bring it home..... :) You're great! ~CC Catherine (my favorite pic was Ricky drinking the tea) you are SO TEACREATIVE! Yep, that's a word, mine! hahaha!

Kim said...

Great post.

Cynthia said...

Being a Texas gal, I love sweet ice tea. If I don't have any lemons on hand, I will add lemonade to my tea to give it that extra lemon kick. Enjoy your weekend!

Smilingsal said...

You won me over!

trupthi said...

Iced tea is a popular packaged drink. It can be mixed with flavored syrup,with common flavors including lemon, peach, raspberry, cherry. the most common among the these are lime and peach. Apart from this herbs are also sometimes served cold and referred to as herbal iced tea. It is also quick and easy. A cup of tea actually contains more of these compounds, called antioxidants, than a serving of any fruit or vegetable! And do watch the calories if you drink tea with added sugar.

Ice Tea

English Cottage in Georgia said...

ARGH! This post is making me sooooo regretful that I did not make a pitcher of sweet tea today. Wish I could drop by for some of yours :-)