Saturday, June 2, 2012

Wine & Roses Tea

Welcome friends,

I would like to invite you today to have tea in the garden with me.  The 'Wine & Roses' Weigela is blooming with intense rosy-pink flowers that are striking against the dark burgundy foliage.


Tea is being served in a beautiful Haviland & Co. Limoges teacup with a delicate floral pattern and gold scalloped edges.  The markings on the bottom show to be from 1889.


Today I am enjoying Bavarian Wild Berry tea with the luscious and fruity flavors of blackberries, raspberries and blueberries.  A perfect treat after working in the gardens.


"Gently steed our spirits, carrying with them dreams of flowers."
~ William Wordsworth ~


The trumpet like flowers are adored by hummingbirds.  I have seen several enjoying this shrub, but never with a camera in hand  :-( 


Every day my gardens lavish me with gifts of beauty, serenity, and wonderful fragrances.  I'm happy to be able to share them with you.  This week I am linking with the following parties:

Tea in the Garden @ Bernideen's Tea Time Blog
Tea Time Tuesday @ Rose Chintz Cottage
Table Top Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Tea Cup Tuesday @ Artful Affirmations
Tuesday Cuppa Tea @ Antiques and Teacups
Cottage Flora Thursday @ Fishtail Cottage
Thursday Favorite Things @ Katherine's Corner
Open House Party Thursday @ No Minimalist Here 
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a daily cup from Mrs. Olson

32 comments:

Jann Olson said...

Beautiful Donna. Time in the garden does wonders for the soul. Your beautiful bush is a pleasure to look at.
Hugs,
Jann

Rizzi said...

HOW LOVELY DONNA....I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE TEA WITH YOU IN YOUR BEAUTIFUL GARDEN.....YOUR TEACUP IS EXQUISITE..
HAVE A NICE DAY.......RIZZI

Cynthia said...

Donna,

Very beautiful the garden is looking great. Love the tea cup.

Cynthia

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow beautiful plant and fabulous pictures from the decorations.

greetings karin

KER said...

gorgeous garden pics...and such lovely china...i am in awe

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your Weigela is lovely, Donna. And the teacup is gorgeous! I have one similar but the cup only. I'm still looking for the saucer. A very pretty post and thank you for sharing it with us at Tea Time. Have a delightful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

parTea lady said...

That Weigela bush is lovely and so are your photos. What a beautiful Limoges teacup.

Millie said...

What a delicate cup...perfect for tea!

Antiques And Teacups said...

I love your Limoges teacup! So pretty! And your garden is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Pamela Gordon said...

HI Donna, it was nice to hear from you. I love your beautiful teacup and the wigelia blossoms. Beautiful photos! Thanks for visiting me. Blessings, Pamela

Mrs.Rabe said...

We have at least two things in common...tea and beautiful gardens!

Deanna

kitty said...

Your Bavarian Wild Berries tea sounds perfect! I really love your gorgeous teacup, too!

Beth said...

Hi Donna, Your weigela is lovely, as is your feminine and delicate tea cup! The wild berries tea sounds delightful. I enjoy my garden as a place of serenity too. It's one of my favorite places in the whole world.
blessings, Beth

Johanna said...

Hi Donna,
what a beautiful post. The Weigelia matches so perfectto this tea cup. The tea cup itself is a treasure and Bavarian wild berry tea sounds great. Thank you for sharing this delightful post.
Best greetings, Johanna

Cindy said...

The tea cup is beautiful and such a perfect colour for your blooming Weigela. I think it is too cool here for hummingbirds just yet, but soon.

Snap said...

Beautiful post, Donna. Tea in the garden is always special. Your Wine and Roses (love the name) Weigela is gorgeous as is the dainty decoration on the Haviland cup. Luscious!!!! Happy Tea Day!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, tea in the garden, what better thing is there. Love your teascape and your teacup is gorgeous. Such beautiful flowers. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Jill said...

Pretty and peaceful!

Becky said...

Beautiful tea set and those flowers are gorgeous.

Terri said...

You are so right Donna, a garden is truly a blessing of beauty and peace. Your tea cup is lovely! The design with the gold trim is very romantic. Limoges always feels so good in the hand, so delicate and feminine.
Hugs,
Terri

Carrie Sampsel said...

Such beautiful flowers and that tea cup is so pretty!! I also think that might be one of Mike's favorite teas. Looks so lovely!

Au and Target said...

Love those old tea cups. Have the feeling that even bad tea would taste better!

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Your flowers are beautiful. I love your pretty teacup.

Dee

Darla said...

Oh man! Your wine and roses looks healthy. Mine has been struggling this year.

Bernideen said...

What lovely roses and your teacup is so pretty! Thank you for joining in for Tea in the Garden!

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Beautiful photos! I'm going to have to try planting some weigela bushes.

Cat von Hassel-Davies said...

What gorgeous flowers! Thank you for sharing!

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

Lovely Donna! Weigelas are a wonderful shrub! The hummers never stay very long in one spot! It's hard to get them photographed! Love your tea cup set!

My Little Home and Garden said...

I love the blossoms on Weigelas. They may not last all season, but they add so much beauty to a garden. Your teacup is beautiful as well.

Katherines Corner said...

Beautiful garden. A lovely place to have tea. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. xo P.S. the new giveaway was posted today.

Lily said...

Gorgeous garden pics...and such lovely china...

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Jann Olson said...

Just wanted to hop back over and say thanks for sharing this lovely post with Share Your Cup.
Hugs,
Jann

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