Friday, September 16, 2011

Tea Time Primavera

For Friends Sharing Tea this week I have set up a little table in front of my Chelone oblique also known as turtlehead.  Hooded, snapdragon-like flowers appear in terminals racemes from late summer into autumn.  Flowers purportedly resemble turtleheads, hence the name.

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This set of Primavera mixes antique Italian love letters and postcards with 19th century botanical prints in rosy pinks.

Modern baroque mugs with a Victorian detailed handle that inspires conversation.

I can't decide which mug I like better!

This beautifully detailed teapot is made by Rosanna, Inc., known for her inspired design and timeless collection of tableware.

I have put out an extra cup hoping one of my followers will join me today.  Would you like a raspberry drop cookie?

A white handkerchief with a pink rose design in the corner compliments our tea setting.

A close up of the turtlehead flowers.

I am linking with the following gals this week for tea time.

Friends Sharing Tea @ Bernideen's Tea Time Blog
Tea Time Tuesday @ Rose Chintz Cottage
Tea Cup Tuesday @ Martha's Favorites
Tuesday Tea for Two @ The Plumed Pen  

Teacups & Dessert Plates:  Rosanna, Inc.
Teapot:  Rosanna, Inc.
Handkerchief:  Crabtree & Evelyn
Amethyst Votive Holder:  Barreveld International


Rizzi said...


Bernideen said...

Oh my - how lovely and I love your music too! Your garden still looks wonderful and thank you so much for participating!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Donna
I've always liked chelone and have the white and two different pinks, they're great low maintenance perennials.
Yours are a perfect backdrop and compliment to the pinks on your tea table.
I would love to have the other mug along with a cookie with you!

KarinsArtScrap said...

so beautiful donna, great decoration.
greetings karin

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Donna,
What a darling tea table set out in front of those pretty posies. I love the china with the flowers and script on them. Your cookies look yummy and would taste nice with a cup of tea in one of those pretty mugs. I see you are also participating in my Tea Time party next week. Thank you and be sure to stop by then too and link up. Wishing you a lovely day.


Karen said...

Just lovely Donna. I planted a turtlehead last year and it came back twice the size this summer. I love it. Those raspberry cookies look delicious! Have a terrific weekend.

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hello Donny,
your tea mugs and tea pot look so adorable. I love when modern dishes have a bit romantique and also nice rose decoration. Really a pretty and inviting table.
Best greetings, Johanna

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

Just beautiful Donna! Love Rosanna dishes- I have a few myself. I love the pattern on the tea pot and the plates. Your napkins are lovely- would be a shame to ever stain them!

Charlotte said...

Love the china and the beautiful napkins! I don't think I've ever seen those turlehead flowers before...very different and pretty. Your tea setting is lovely.


Em said...

The teapot and mugs are beautiful! It's such a joy to look at the pictures you share, like your gardening, too.

Rosemary said...

Donna What a lovely setting. Lovely china so unique..... Would be happy to come and share a cookie with you...

Pam~ said...

I've just enjoyed a wonderful cup of tea and a raspberry drop cookie ... delicious! Thanks for starting my morning off perfectly!

Snap said...

Oh,goodness, Donna! You have me lusting (!!!!!!!) after your beautiful Primavera. I love the mix of antique Italian love letters and postcards with 19th century botanical prints in rosy pinks. Really special. The mugs are a great match. Happy Tea Day!

Barb said...

Donna, this is so, so lovely! The colors of your tea service make my heart beat faster. Just dreamy!


Wanda Lee said...

Dearest Donna,

What a delightful seasonal post!

I just love your overall Primavera look and feel for this week's teatime! ~ Beyond exceptionally lovely in every exquisite detail!

And my oh my!.., What an usually lovely tea service and so artistically arranged!

Happy Tuesday Tea's and have a marvelous week!

Hugs, Wanda Lee

Terri said...

Oh Donna! This botanical set is gorgeous! What a pretty setting it makes too. You did a fab job on the tablescaping.

Carrie Sampsel said...

Love the design on the teapot. Just beautiful.

romance-of-roses said...

Great job on the tablescape and having tea outdoors is perfect. It's so romantic. Smiles...Lu


Gorgeous, I love the Rosanna china and your tea set it's beautiful! I'm loving the teapot. Great tablescape outdoors, sorrounded by flowers! I just dropped from Tuesday Tea for Two.

Lots of hugs, FABBY

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