Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Tea Time

Hi everyone,

I am glad you stopped by for a cup of tea.

I made some lovely buttermilk biscuits for us today. Biscuits are my husbands favorite baked treat but I made a double batch so there is some for all of us!

I am using up our homemade jam because the rhubarb is coming along nicely so I will soon make a new patch of jam.

I am happy to be able to pick flowers from the garden once again. The tulips are starting to bloom now along with narcissus etc.

The new Victoria is out and it is so beautiful-I would have bought it for the cover alone!

But inside there is lots of beauty.

Doesn't it say summer!

Thank you to all who have left such nice comments lately on my blog and I am sorry to not get back to you but this is a very busy time in the garden for us(our garden covers 2 1/2 acres) and we have tours starting early next month.

I would like to thank Madeline over at http://theshabbyvanity.blogspot.com/ for the lovely new blog background she did for me -I love it!
I am looking forward to the Victorian Tea Party over at Cielo's The House in the Roses on Monday- why don't you join in too?

Now I am joining in with Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for her Teatime Tuesday again this week - why don't you join her for a cup of tea too!

Thank you for visiting,



Katy Noelle said...

Anne of Green Gables, indeed! This feels just like it. Have fun in the garden and thanks for the loveliness!

Love, Katy Noelle

Mimi said...

Beautiful narcissus...the biscuits and jam look yummy!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...
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Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good afternoon Carolyn,
Another feast for the eyes! I love home made biscuits and jam myself, and your flowers are gorgeous! I can just imagine their fragrance! Thank you for indulging our senses once again and thanks for joining me for Tea Time. You're all linked up. Enjoy your day.


Sharon said...

It is so good to see flowers from your garden again. I too have acres of garden to get ready but our weather has gone from the 70's to the 30's. I have had to move all the annuals to the garage with grow lights. Unbelievalbe. Also 15 yds of mulch awaits my return.... so your post was a welcome site to see today. There is still hope.

Riet said...

Beautiful flowers and pictures Carolyn. Your garden must be beautiful.

Lynn said...

I don't always comment, but I always read and enjoy. Your latest spring posts have been so lovely. Thanks!

Nicole said...

Those are some tall biscuits! You should post that recipe. I've got some raspberry jam that needs a good home. :)

rosechicfriends said...

Hi Carolyn!
Oh everything looks so FRESH and yummy! I am a biscuit girl and love them too!
Happy Tea Time!

Paula said...

Hi dear Carolyn,

Your new blog background is beautiful! I enjoyed tea time with you so much! You set such a gorgeous table! Love your pretty dishes and the biscuits and jam look so delicious! I am so happy you are able to gather flowers from your garden! You have such a large garden to maintain. I know it is a lot of work! You do a beautiful job with it! The tourists will LOVE it and your beautiful home too! I was so happy when my Victoria arrived in the mail. This was such a pretty summery issue! Love, Paula

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

I just woke up having slept in the morning after working all night long and when I saw those scrumptious biscuits....I could have reached right through the computer screen for one! LOL!!
Your flowers are gorgeous and I thoroughly enjoyed my visit here today once again!

Beverly said...

Carolyn, your tea setting is so pretty. My husband loves biscuits and preserves, too.

We have been very busy outside, but the beautiful blooms make it all worthwhile.

Susan said...

Thanks for the wonderful biscuits and tea, Carolyn. Was that strawberry-rhubarb jam? Mmmmmm. Yummy. Wow! Would I ever like a tour of your garden. Sounds wonderful. Do you have it open to the public? It sounded like a tourist stop? Love your new background. Love EVERYTHING about your blog, including you! You are so creative and sweet, too. Ha! Sincerely, Susan

Lavender Cottage said...

Carolyn, your tea is so pretty to look at as usual.
I am learning so much about staging for photos since I started blogging. A magazine article I did last year was on garden parties and I always do my own photography but have I improved since then!
Thank you for inspiring me with your photos.
Victoria has been my favourite magazine for a long time and I never tire of looking through old issues.
Happy Gardening!

CIELO said...

Beautiful as usual dear Carolyn.... spring is finally here; enjoy the weather!



Shelia said...

Hi Carolyn! Oh, this is beautiful. I love those buttermilk biscuits! I'd love your recipe...hint hint! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

It's me said...

My dear Carolyn......I like to drink
a cup of tea with you !!

Thanks fot the offer............

Hugs from Ria

Bernideen said...

Can't you just get lostin Victoria! Thank God for the day they came back! Your flowers are lovely!

Debby said...

Hi Carolyn,
So happy to have found you, your blog is gorgeous. I am a fellow Canadian living in Ontario.

Beansieleigh said...

Tea was lovely Carolyn, and I loved the biscuits! Your fresh flowers are beautiful! ~tina

Cindy said...

Once again, Carolyn, your tea looks wonderful. Mmmm...buttermilk biscuits, my favorite, too, and with jam. Oh my. My rhubarb is also coming along beautifully, I shall be putting up some jam very soon.
Hugs, Cindy S

podso said...

Yes Victoria is especially beautiful this issue. Have you seen Southern Living March 2010? It's all on Charleston.

Jojo said...

Everything today is lovely! Thank you for the biscuits and the lovely flowers that graced the table.

Bella said...

Hi Carolyn, Fresh biscuits with jam and garden flowers... perfection!
2 1/2 acres wow!! my 1/2 acre is kicking my behind this year:-)

June said...

Really gorgeous photos today Carolyn. I just popped in to see what you are up to. I know you must be so busy. happy gardening to you.

Damaris said...

Your blog is just BEAUTIFUL!! And thank you for the wonderful tea and biscuits!! XXOO

Anonymous said...

Your beautiful pics and garden will deserve to be featured in this mag.

Andi's English Attic said...

That looks delicious. It's inspired me to do some baking this afternoon.
The mag looks like sheer eye candy. What lovely pics. xx

Ofelias Hus said...

Lovely pictures!

I think your biscuits is the same as ours scones...they looks the same...anyway, I love them with a cup of tea...mmmm...

Wonderful flowers you have in your garden!

Take care!


DesignTies said...

Your new blog background is really pretty :-) And your buttermilk biscuits with homemade jam look delicious!!

All the hydrangea pictures in the magazine have me swooning!! Blue hydrangeas are my favourite flower :-)

Hope you're having fun working in your garden. 2-1/2 acres is a lot of ground to cover, but I think it's totally worth the effort to grow all your beautiful flowers :-)

Thanks for posting about our giveaway on your sidebar. Good luck!!


essemia said...

I always feel like I'm in Anne of Green Gables country when I visit you. I loved that serie and have it on DVD, lol. Your house is certainly more beautiful than the one they had in the serie though. Not to mention all the lovely flowers you have on your pictures.

I would love to have the recipe on those goodies. Looked just awesome with the jam on.

Hope you have a nice day.
Love Elzie

Sherry said...

This is beautiful. I love the color of your tulips and daffodils. It is so pretty in the vase you used, which I want to say looks like a canning jar. I love flowers in those. I can't wait to see more of your garden.:)

Southern Touch Catering said...

It's a good thing you don't live close by. You might have a constant visitor, or a permanent one! Stunninly beautiful!

Joanne said...

Hi Carolyn
So nice to have a cup of tea with you and you have some of my rosy plates too.

I look forward to seeing the garden soon. I have been so busy with my garden but just had my trip to Monet's garden which I have posted the first post on.

Have a lovely season with your tours what a pity you are so far across the pond I would have enjoyed a visit to your lovely garden.