Friday, September 2, 2011

Sunflowers by the Garden

I have set an informal tea table today by my Black-eyed Susans and will be joining Bernideen for Tea in the Garden on Saturday.

The plate and napkin bloom with vibrant sunflowers perfect for a summer's day.  Our mug is from Lang in the Floral Bounty pattern by artist Ellen Stouffer.

Inspired by a traditional bee skep this Longaberger Bee Hive Basket is one of my favorites.  It sits on a table in my sunroom where the pewter honeybee tie-ons and carved bee-topped knob can be admired.

"A bee is never as busy as it seems; it's just that it can't buzz any slower." ~ Kin Hubbard

I love the beauty of sunflowers, the bright colors of birds and blooms and the sound of water trickling in the pond.  This week we have had some cooler nights and it was wonderful to have the windows open and to breathe in the fresh air.

So let us rejoice in the beauty of summer!

Mug:  Lang "Floral Bounty" Artwork by Ellen Stouffer
Plate:  Longaberger Sunflower Pottery
Napkin:  Longaberger Sunflower pattern
Basket:  Longaberger Collectors Club Bee Hive Set


Becky said...

What a beautiful setting.

Sunray Gardens said...

Very pretty Donna and I LOVE that bee basket. The whole setup is lovely but the basket stands out as does the BES's.
Cher Sunray Gardens

KarinsArtScrap said...

hi donna it's looking beautiful.
two cups of tea one with sugar and for my husband with honey.
your honeypot looks gorgeous.

greetings karin

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hello Donna,
this is a very summerly setting. Love the bee hive.
Best greetings, Johanna

Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

Hi Donna,

Beautiful tea setting. I adore the beehive basket.
Your flowers are so grand looking.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

What a great beehive basket with the bee visitors. Summer is so lush right now. Bright.
- Joy

Bernideen said...

Oh my - this is so lovely! Thank you for joining in!

KER said... crap/craft room is done with sunflowers and utah is the beehive of course i LOVE this post

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Donna
A cozy little tea table and I love the sweet bee skep.

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi Donna,
Oh those sunflowers are beautiful, you are soon to be a birds favorite stop!! and I love the bee basket! Thanks for letting me join you for tea in the garden:-)

Liz @ Sit With Me In My Garden said...

Your Longaberger Beehive is very cool! Love your little table setting! Your flowers look great! My black eyed susans are blooming nicely right now and the russian sage- just about the end of the perennials. My grasses are starting to get their blooms...

Connie B. said...

I just planted black-eyed susans under my breakfast nook window. Can't wait til they look like yours. The bee hive is so sweet. Such a nice setting.

Pam~ said...

Another beautiful view of your gardens! Love your Black-eyed Susans. Ours have past their peak period and on the way out already ... so sad!

Carrie Sampsel said...

As always it's just beautiful!! Your Black Eyed Susans are fabulous. I love those as well.

gale said...

Pretty setting. Love that beehive basket-that is so cute. I've never seen one.

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