Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tea in the Garden

Hello everyone!
Yesterday was a beautiful sunny warm day so it was a good day to have tea in the garden.I want to enjoy my outdoor teas as long as I can ! the garden is taking on its's fall colors. You can see the virginia creeper on the back wall is turning rusty red.
But our little tea is still more of a pretty in pink theme so I am using my chintz tea set today.
I made some sticky date cake for today.
I bought this set a few years ago-it has 6 cups and saucers ,a creamer and sugar bowl and of course a teapot.
We still have roses blooming and although we had frost it wasn't a killing frost so the garden is still fine.

I love chintz as well as tranferware dishes.
As many of you know I am a big fan of the Victoria magazine and i love their books as well so this book is well loved! I often look to Victoria for inspiration as I know many of you do as well.
So sit down and enjoy a cup of tea with me on this beautiful Autumn day in the garden and after we can enjoy a stroll through the garden as it is taking on it's Autumn glory.
Today I am joining Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for her lovely Tea Time Tuesday and also Kathy at A Delightsome Life for her Victoria-A Return to Loveliness party.
Thank you for visiting me,
Carolyn

26 comments:

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hello Carolyn :) I've said it before, but I will say it again, your garden is just simply beautiful!! I would love to come and have tea in your garden with you.....if only you didn't live so far away :(

Wishing you a lovely Tea Tuesday!!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

It all looks very beautiful! Angie xo

Maddy said...

Ciao Carolyn,
so d essere monotona, ma amo TUTTO di casa tua...

Baci!

Maddy

Susan said...

Honestly, Carolyn, YOUR BLOG should be in Victoria Magazine. They could learn from YOU. I adore chinz but don't have any. I'd love some pieces. Susan

Susan said...

p.s. Sorry Carolyn. I left the "t" out of chintz. It looks gorgeous! Susan

Catherine said...

Beautiful tea set!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Carolyn, your chintz is very pretty! How lovely to be able to still enjoy tea in the garden, eh? Can you believe it is 21 degrees right now? We must be having Indian Summer! We'll take it anyway. Lovely tea post and thank you for joining me today.

Blessings,
Sandi

Susis gelbes Haus said...

Oh Carolyn.. in germany is autumn.. cold brrrrh..
your pictures are soooo beautiful and I love this colours..
Hugs Susi

Linda said...

Oh what a wonderful place to have some tea!

Carol said...

What a lovely autumn tea! Carolyn, you are truly an artist.

Kathy said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Carolyn! The weather is turning a bit cooler here - perfect weather to enjoy the outdoors. Just love your pretty Chintz set - very feminine! Thanks for joining me at A Return To Loveliness,
Kathy

It's me said...

I really like to drink a cup of tea with you out this sweet cups !!!....love Ria....

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Impeccably gorgeous, as always. Do you have a recipe for that sticky date cake? It looks delicious! ♥

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Gorgeous! Your garden is just so amazing! I can't believe you've already had frost! It's still really hot here in California..unbearably hot! We had a mild summer up until now!

Heaven's Walk - said...

All I could do was sigh as I read your post today, Carolyn.....so very pretty...and so sad to say goodbye to summer....Your china is just beautiful and you set the prettiest table! Thanks for the tea and the wonderful stroll through your garden, friend!

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

Victorian1885 said...

Carolyn your garden tea is Beautiful..I had told you we had frost last week and therefore we cleaned up the beds & pots last weekend. Saskatchewan has had aweird spring & summer again this year. This week we have 29-30 degrees C..go figure! Have a great week and enjoy your lovely garden..

Wanda

Pétales de fées said...

Merci pour ce délicieux moment au jardin avec les si jolies tasses chintz !
Bises

sandra said...

You have the most beautiful blog. What a treat to have tea in your garden with such beautiful dishes and lovely things. Your photos are the sweetest!

"All things French" said...

Bonjour Carolyn: what a pretty tea~party! I love chintz even the name is so.. elegant and I'm wondering where it originated from.
Sticky date sounds just fine with my earl-grey tea.
Merci Beaucoup
~Dianne~

Cindy said...

So lovely, your garden is still so pretty and it's the end of September. I love chintz china, I have six very old, very pretty plates that were given to me about 24 years ago, I treasure them.
Hugs, Cindy

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Hi Carolyn...Thank you for having me over for tea. I enjoyed taking the tour of the outdoor tea in your garden :) :) :) I've always enjoyed tea things and have been especially fond of the tea sets that have flowers ALL OVER them :) :) Very nice....and I like how you added some roses from your garden!!! Have a lovely week. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

June said...

Well Carolyn, I look to Victoria for inspiration often, but I look to your blog for exactly the same inspiration. As I have told you before...your blog is as beautiful as any issue of Victoria. This post is so lovely. I love the roses that rebloom in the Fall. Don't they take on the richest colors? We have had a couple of light frosts too, but the garden is still so green. It makes me wonder about when things will turn their beautiful colors. I do have one tree that is totally yellow now, but that is it.
hugs

Miss Merry said...

What a lovely and beautiful tea party. Everything from your flowers to your tea pot are a thiing of beauty! It is a gray and dismal rainy day in Ohio and your tea party is a ray of sunshine!

Mariette said...

Dearest Carolyn,

Love your pillows and the late roses from your garden! They are my favorites for this tea... Oh, how much I would love to join you with such a setting!

Have a great week and greetings from Georgia,

MariettesBacktoBasics

Lavender Cottage said...

Your autumn tea in the garden looks inviting and the chintz tea set looks right at home outside.
Judith

tales from an oc cottage said...

I AM IN HEAVEN!

m ^..^