Summer is finally here and the temperatures have risen. During summer, everything seems more vibrant, hopeful, and liberating. I hope you will join me for tea in the garden on this warm day.
I'm still fond of my birdcages. This one was a wonderful find at a local antique store.
A sweet little nest with speckled eggs and sprigs of lavender ...
The kettle is on and I have brought out a Theodore Haviland teacup in the 'Annette' pattern. I love the soft florals with textured edges and gold trim.
Lavender is blooming in the garden with a divine aroma.
Fresh banana nut bread to share ...
Stachys 'Hummelo' lambs ear is showing off its lavender-rose flower spikes. This perennial plant does not have the same fuzzy, soft leaves as the Stachys byzantine species, but I love it just the same. The blooms last for a long time and butterflies adore it.
This rabbit is new to the garden. When I took it out of the box my kitty Cheops didn't know what to make of it :-)
I hope your week is off to a fantastic start! I'm pleased to be joining these hosts:
Make it Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House
Tuesday Cuppa Tea @ Antiques and Teacups
Tea in the Garden @ Bernideen's Tea Time Blog
Tea Time Tuesday @ Rose Chintz Cottage
Tea Cup Tuesday @ Artful Affirmations
A Return to Loveliness @ A Delightsome Life
Bloomin' Tuesday @ Ms. Green Thumb Jean
Garden Tuesday @ Sidewalk Shoes
Cottage Garden Party @ Fishtail Cottage
Thursday Favorite Things @ Katherine's Corner
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a daily cup from Mrs. Olson