Friday, July 15, 2011

Royal Albert "Goldfinch"

Hi everyone,

I am joining Bernideen today for Tea in the Garden on Saturday.  I have set up a little space here near the pond for us.  I hope you will sit and stay for a while.

(click photos to enlarge)
Orange Meadowbrite ‘Art’s Pride’and ‘Tiki Torch’ Echinaceas are in full bloom.  I love the cheerful colored flowers with tangerine-orange blooms.  They have a delicious scent of sweet, orange-spiced tea.

A close up of the 'Tiki Torch'.

A Calamagrostis ‘Overdam’ is the backdrop for our pretty coreopsis.  This variegated grass with beautiful creamy-white vertical stripes has attractive ivory colored flowering spikes.

Here is another picture of the pond garden from a different angle.

A little frog with toadstool sits next to a Carex elata 'Aurea'.

This brightly hued Royal Albert Goldfinch cup & saucer is perfect for our outdoor setting.  Imagine sipping your favorite tea from this lovely china which has a montrose shaped cup with gold trim.

A peek at the bottom of the saucer.

In keeping with our bird theme I have a bird figurine to share with you.

The yellow napkin is from The Pottery Barn and a Lenox sculpted napkin ring provides a perch for the sculpted bird.

I hope you will visit the other participants joining 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 
Tuesday Garden Party @ An Oregon Cottage
Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
Cottage Flora Thursday @ Fishtail Cottage


Bernideen said...

What a beautiful post and lovely cup and saucer! Your yard and pond are just breathtaking! Thank you for participating!

Betty said...

What a beautiful garden you have and a nice place to sit for tea. That cup is so adorable.

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hello Donna,
that is a perfect space and a wonderful tablesetting for Tea in the garden. Love the tea cup with the sweet bird. Thanks for sharing.
Best greetings, Johanna

Unknown said...

What a beautiful garden and lovely weather your having too! I adore your bird cup swoon ;0)

love Dawn xx

Pam~ said...

Such a beautiful yard and china! I know a good time will be had by all!

Karen said...

What a lovely, leisurely stoll I just had through your absolutely beautiful garden. Would be so nice to sit and enjoy into the evening without those pesky mosquitoes.

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow donna you have a beautiful garden, your flowerplants are looking fabulous.
you have taken beautiful pictures.

greetings karin

Connie B. said...

Love seeing all the beautiful flowers in your garden. Can't wait to start mine in our new home in Yarmouth. My mom has a set of Royal Albert china. My dad's name was Albert, so he got a chuckle out of her collection. Thanks for sharing.

Carrie Sampsel said...

How beautiful!! The flowers, the tea cup and the bird figurine...all so perfect. I would love to have a little pond like that someday...when my 2 boys are older. lol My mother actually wanted something like that with water plants so she placed them in a wash tub with a pump for now. I'm sure a pond like that is comming soon. It's cute how she has it, but I can't keep the boys out of it.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Donna
I like the bird theme you used for your tea today. I've tried various selections of the hybrid echinaceas and some just fizzle out while others remain robust - who can figure it? Your patch is colourful.

KER said...

gorgeous space and table setting

Polished Moxie said...

What a great atmosphere for a cup of tea. The sounds of your pond while the birds sing and the wonderful view of the garden. Very tranquil. Love the bird theme. I've enjoyed catching up on your blog after returning home from traveling.

Beth said...

Donna, Your garden is lovely! The 'Tiki Torch' echinacea is dazzling. I have a similar echinacea called 'Sundown.' I am really liking your goldfinch tea cup, too. It was a pleasure visiting you today.

Barb said...

So lovely.....tranquil and soothing.

Barb ♥

Snap said...

I would love tea in the garden ... too hot here, but I'll enjoy yours! Love the goldfinch cup -- beautiful and delicate and the flowers ... orange!!!! Happy Tea Day!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Donna,
Oh my, what a lovely spot for tea. I just love your little pond and flowers; so peaceful! The gold finch is my all-time favourite little feathered friend so you know I love your sweet teacup. Royal Albert makes the most beautiful teacups! Thank you for joining me for Tea Time and have a delightful week.


Millie said...

The goldfinch cup is so appropriate for tea among those lovely flowers. Beautiful!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Such a beautiful and inviting setting. Hugs, Marty

Wanda Lee said...

Dear Donna,

What a lovely and utterly charming Goldfinch teacup! ~ It looks exquisite nestled amongst your teatime vignette with all of those lovely flowers.., Your garden and pond are beautiful!

Thanks for joining us once again for TTTT, as well as for my, 'Tuesday Tea For Two". We always love having you join us!

Blessings and hugs from Wanda Lee

JO said...

what a lovely post! hope I get invited to a tea party someday...

~ Jo's Precious Thoughts ~

Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

I love all the flowers and your beautiful china.


Jami @An Oregon Cottage said...

I'd love to join you there- such a peaceful setting!
Thanks for sharing at the TGP!

My Little Home and Garden said...

Hello, Donna. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I wanted to visit yours and see the orange coneflower. Wow! I also like your goldfinch teacup; I love that the occasional finch comes around my garden. Great photos. -Karen

Anne Marie Hile said...

Gorgeous!! I wish I could stop by to have some tea with you. Your gardens are beautiful. Here in Texas, I have given up on the garden with the draught. :(

gale said...

What beautiful flowers! Love the cup and saucer too.

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