Friday, June 24, 2011

Tea in the Garden

On this wonderful sunny day I have prepared tea on the patio and hope you will join me.  The warmer weather draws me outdoors to enjoy the beauty of nature.  I am linking with Bernideen for Tea in the Garden on Saturday and with a few other friends.

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Today I am using Royal Albert Lavender Rose china, which I just love with the Montrose shaped handle.  It is so elegant with the small pink roses and gold trim.

The teapot is Skye McGhie in the "Cream Lace" pattern.

A cranberry glass pitcher is our creamer for today since it goes so well with the Lavender Rose.  Did you know antique cranberry glass dates back much farther than the Victorian era.

Our centerpiece is a potted Martha Washington geranium (Pelargonium).  These eye catching blooms are bi-color pink and sit above light green, pleated leaves.  I adore the Fleur-de-lis design on this cream pot.

While sipping tea we can relax and browse our Gardener magazine for some fresh new ideas.

Would you like me to light our jar candle?  This cherry blossom candle with notes of bergamot and sandalwood is highly fragrant and will scent the air for us.

Thank you for joining me for tea in the garden.  I am also linking with the following ladies:

Tea Time Tuesday @ Rose Chintz Cottage
Table Top Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Tea Cup Tuesday @ Martha's Favorites
Tea Cup Tuesday @ Artful Affirmations
Tuesday Tea for Two @ The Plumed Pen

24 comments:

Bernideen said...

I have never seen that magazine which looks wonderful! Your cup and saucer are so lovely! Thank you for posting!

Sunray Gardening said...

Lovely table setting for tea.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Rizzi said...

YOU HAVE A LOVELY TEA IN THE GARDEN POST DONNA,
YOUR TEAPOT PATTERN CREAM LACE IS SO NICE, AND THE LAVENDER ROSE CUP AND SAUCER IS BEAUTIFUL. HAVE A LOVELY DAY....RIZZI

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Donna
I really like the lavender rose pattern but only have the teapot and matching pieces of complimentary colours with it is what I like to do too. The cover of the magazine is awesome, I've never seen this publication either.
It's always nice to join you for tea.
Judith

Pam~ said...

You have the prettiest china! Gorgeous setting and I enjoyed my tea visit with you!

SavannahGranny said...

You tea looks so lovely and inviting. Your teacup and service pieces are so pretty. Looks like your garden. Thanks for inviting us. Ginger :)

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow donna that looks lovely, like a cup off tea.
I don't mind to sit in your garden it's beautiful.
have a nice teaparty and wonderful wetter.

greetings karin

janice15 said...

hELO dONNA SORRY THAT I MISSED OUT ON TEA, IT LOOKED SIMPLY DIVINE...HOPE ALL IS WELL YOUR WAY..I LOVE THE TEA POT AND TEA CUP..PRETTY PRETTY..HAVE A GREAT SUNDAY..HUGS JANICE

Connie B. said...

I just love your tea parties. The setting is so pretty. Wish I liked tea...

Jennipher Lowery said...

Very inviting Donna! Love the beautiful rose pattern. I could so relax at your tea party!

Sherry Kushibab said...

Great tea party, even if I arrived late! What a beautiful setting your garden makes in the background.

Helene said...

Wow I LOVE your blog! It's stunning (I haven't had the time to truly check it out before). The layout is so pretty and you have some gorgeous pictures. Makes me wish for more flowers on my balcony!
And the cards you've made (older posts) are very pretty.

Deb said...

What can be nicer than tea in a garden. Well, maybe having one of your ocicats on my knee would take it up a notch but really, your photos are lovely. New follower here. Drop by for a give-away. Deb=^..^=x4 Ontario Canada

Willow said...

What a beautiful tea table you have set. The teacup is so pretty.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Donna,
Ah, tea in the garden. What a lovely tea! I love Lavender Rose, Skye McGhie, and cranberry glass. In fact, I have every piece you have shared today; the teacup, the teapot, and that same cranberry creamer! And they look beautiful together, don't they? I actually did a tea post a few weeks ago using all of these same tea things. Thank you for sharing this with Tea Time. It's a pleasure to have you join me today. Wishing you a delightful week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Beautiful post! Love the teapot, tea cups in soft pink. What can be nicer than tea in garden :)
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Dawn said...

All very beautiful love how you photographed them too

love Dawn xx

Snap said...

Beautiful! I wish i could have tea in the garden ... too hot!!!! love the cranberry glass, too. Happy tea day!

Terri said...

Your tea table looks so refreshing! The tea cup and saucer are really lovely with the pretty roses all over it! A perfect cup for summer!
Thank you so much for sharing with us.
Hugs,
Terri

Gail said...

I feel like you're talking to a real (not blog) guest. Thanks for identifying flower as a pelagorium. I

Suz said...

Ah, I am so relaxed! This is so beautiful and I can almost smell the candle...even the notes of bergamot! You cup is so elegant and I love the teapot. I have always been drawn to cranberry glass but did not know much about it. This was so entertaining and taught me a lot.

I am new today and am so excited. I grew up with beautiful china and rejected it all. Now I am falling in love with these wonderful teacups! Do stop by and see my first cup ad saucer...very modest but charming to me!

Fondly,
Suz

Kathy said...

I just found your blog...I really enjoyed my visit. I love pink roses and I have that same tea cup hidden up in a cabinet along with a few others. My Mom bought these for me when I was little, but this one was always my favorite. Thank you for reminding me that I have it. I have a rose image I plan to color in pinks in memory of my Mom...she LOVED pink roses too. I made a Mother's Day card in her memory a couple of years ago with blues, but I know she would have loved pinks. I think I'll use that teacup for inspiration and maybe include it in the picture when I post it.

BTW, I also have a bunch of cranberry glass I collected when I lived in NH and visiting Cape Cod...I also love the Lord with all my heart, all my soul, and all my mind...thank you for blessing me! Blessings to you! Kathy

Rettabug said...

Very pretty, Donna! I love to enjoy a cup of hot tea, outside. Your area is lovely to look at.

fondly,
Rett

Polished Moxie said...

Wonderful place to take an afternoon break and enjoy the nature around you. Lovely setting.

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