Friday, August 26, 2011

Royal Albert "Lavinia"

Hi everyone,

I thought I would take advantage of this beautiful day and have tea on the bench in my arbor garden.  Please come and join me!  I have opened the gate for you ...

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"Come and share a pot of tea, my home is warm and my friendship's free." ~ Emilie Barnes

This Royal Albert cup and saucer is part of the Sheraton Series, with this one being Lavinia.  It is very pretty with a subtle wreath of purple roses around the edges of each piece.  The Montrose shape cup is trimmed in gold.

A peek at the bottom of the saucer.

Would you like a sweet cinnamon scone?  Please let me get you one.  They are perfect with afternoon tea!

A potted clematis plant brings color to our setting.

We can sit and enjoy the Roses of Sharon.  This particular variety is 'Ardens', which has showy double purple-blue blooms.  When I planted them they were only five feet high.

Thank you for joining me for tea.  I am linking with Bernideen for Tea in the Garden on Saturday and with Sandi from Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday.

We are preparing now for hurricane Irene.  Please say a prayer for everyone on the East Coast as we are not use to this type of weather.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Resources:
Teacup & Saucer:  Royal Albert "Lavinia"
Dessert Plate:  Lenox "Eternal" pattern 
Basket:  Longaberger Collectors Club Tea Tray Set
Napkin:  Antique Lace

16 comments:

Sunray Gardens said...

I'd love to visit for a tea with you. It all looks so inviting.
Cher Sunray Gardens
Goldenray Yorkies

Bernideen said...

Your arbor is so lovely and what a wonderful post! Thank you or joining in! I wish you a wonderful weekend.

Johanna said...

Hi Donna,
what a nice place to have a tea. It looks like the gate to paradise. The tea cup is lovely and the scone looks scroumtious.
I wish for all of your, that hurricane Irene will not be too bad.
Best wishes, Johanna

HHL said...

What a lovely welcome ... yes, a cinnamon scone would be delightful, thank you. Your tea cup is gorgeous I love the delicate purple flowers dancing upon it. Visiting on my way from Bernideen's .. Happy Tea in the garden Saturday...xo HHL

Rizzi said...

A VERY LOVELY POST, YOUR ARBOR AND GARDEN IS VERY PRETTY. YOUR ROYAL ALBERT CHINA IS EXQUISITE.
YOUR TEA IN THE GARDEN IS VERY INVITING, AND YOUR SCONES LOOK SO DELICIOUS. RIZZI

KarinsArtScrap said...

It looks beautiful donna and delicious.

greetings karin

Connie B. said...

It looks like such a peaceful setting. The Royal Albert collection is so sweet. My mom has a Royal Albert collection but it is red... She loves it cause my dad's name was Albert.

Kathy said...

Donna,
This is a perfectly, exquisite setting - so tranquil and inviting! Your china is gorgeous - I love the artistry put into teacups! Cinnamon scones! Yum - I adore cinnamon! So loved my visit! Hope you have a blessed weekend,
Kathy

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Donna
Pretty tea table, and what a huge Rose of Sharon. I really like how you include a resource section at the end of each post.
A cinnamon scone with my tea sounds heavenly.
Judith

Charlotte said...

Very pretty teacup! I would love to have a cinnamon scone right now!

Lovely setting for tea.
Have a wonderful day,
Charlotte

RORO LEE said...

It's looks so nice to have a cup of tea in your garden! I can only drink my tea in front of my computer or tv. LOL!
Hopefully you are all ok after Hurricane Irene. It didn't effect my home at all. It become a tropical storm while she reach NY. :)

Au and Target said...

How peaceful it all looks... jealous!

KER said...

beautiful setting for a lovely place setting

Pam~ said...

Ahhh, such a nice breath of fresh air! Your thumb must be VERY green as your gardens are always breathtaking!

Carrie Sampsel said...

Hi Donna
The scones looked delicous and the flowers are just beautiful. I thought of you this weekend and I hope you made it through the storm ok.

Lizabeth said...

Just lovely! Ever so delicate and inviting! Hope you didn't get ravaged from the storm. We watched it on tv all weekend...quite something!

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