Saturday, May 7, 2011

Early Spring Garden Tea

Hello everyone,
    Welcome to my first garden tour of the season. Here on Prince Edward Island spring is always a little late in arriving but when it does I take full advantage of it and spend as many hours as I can out in the garden.So,lets have a cup of tea out in my favorite spot in early spring.

Martha's Garden (The tall statue is called Martha and she presides over this little garden all season). Now, I know there isn't a lot of color in here yet as it is still early spring for us here but the fragrance from the hyacinths is lovely and of course there are lots of birds singing.
I made some biscuits for us.They are always nice with a cup of tea.

I bought these pretty mugs at Winner's lately and they match the vintage tablecloth perfectly.

The virginia creeper is just starting to leaf out around the mirror and Martha.Once things start to pop it doesn't take long to leaf out.



We have hundreds of daffodils blooming now all over the garden.


linens
I love that I can go out and pick  garden bouquets from now until October.

The mugs and the vintage teapot are also a perfect match.
Some flowers blooming in the garden now.
This is Martha's Garden in June- my favorite time in the garden.The white shrubs that look like dead twigs now are Slender Deutiza-aren't they pretty?

Well, thank you for stopping by for my very first spring garden tea. I am sure we will be having lots of teas in the garden soon as the weather is warming up and the garden is coming alive!

Today, Bernideen is hosting a Saturday Garden Tea at Bernideen's Tea Time Blog so you can enjoy more garden teas there.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend and Happy Mother's Day too! 
.

Carolyn

32 comments:

Rosetta said...

Tutto molto rilassante!!!Adoro i motivi floreali della china,e tutti gli altri colori,compreso i fiori!Meraviglioso!Rosetta

Linda said...

Love the dishes Carolyn. Yes finally spring has arrived.

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a lovely spring garden setting! Absolutely beautiful...and so peaceful and soothing! Are the mugs Cath Kidston? They look like it. Thanks so much!
Ruth

Victorian1885 said...

Happy Mother's Day weekend to you Carolyn! The garden is awakening and I can't wait to see the changes as Spring turns to Summer. Your vintage tea pot is beautiful and the new cups are a great companion. Take care.

Hugs,
Wanda

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Lovely plantings ! Happy mothers day Carolyn! I can just see the huge brunch on the porch now!

The Painted Garden said...

Hello Carolyn,

Your garden is lovely this time of year. The new dishes are just perfect for your vintage table cloth - what a wonderful match.
Mother's Day Blessings,
Erin

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Beautiful. I love the mirror...mirror are so great in the garden. Beautiful dishes, such a lovely color of blue.

Zinnia said...

Vilken underbar trädgård du har! Till hösten skall jag plantera hyacinther. Önskar dig en fortsatt trevlig helg! Zinnia

Maleviks Rosenträdgård said...

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Johanna said...

Hello Carolyn,
oh my, what a beautiful garden place you designed as Martha's garden. Love the mirror behind her. Great idea! And not only the china is very charming, both types of the furnitur are as well beautiful and so romantic.
Best greetings, Johanna

Tretswelt said...

Hei Carolyn,
wie wunderschön und frühlingshaft deinen Bilder...alles mein geschmack!Schöne Muttertag morgen.Beijos.Luciene.

THE VERANDA HOUSE said...

HI DEAR CAROLYN,I AM SO GLAD SPRING HAS ARRIVED FOR YOU MARTHAS GARDEN IS BEAUTIFUL (ALSO MARTH).TEA FOR TWO I WISH I CAN BE THERE ,I CAN SEE LIKE MAGIC EVERITHING IS TURNING GREEN .FROM DEEP IN MY HEART I AM HAPPY FOR YOU THAT SPRING IS HERE I KNOW HOW MUCH YOU ADORE YOUR GARDENS..HAPPY MOTHERS DAY...BLESSINGS...SANDRA

Bente said...

Fantastic garden and beautiful pictures. And a big mirror outside.I have to ask if it stays during the winter too?

Have a nice day.

Hulda said...

Your garden is a amazing place! I love the white furniture and the statue. It look so good with the mirror too, and all your plants, mugs and textils. I love the photos in this post. :)

KATHY said...

Happy Mothers Day Carolyn, and your flowers look gorgeous!!

Kathy

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a lovely setting, Carolyn! Your garden looks glorious. I almost picked up the yellow mugs like your blue ones but I didn't. I really don't need any more mugs. They are very pretty however. Have a lovely Mother's Day weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Bernideen said...

Carolyn this is just beautiful! Your garden is always unprecidented! Not sure if I spelled that right! Today I have an event at my store and baked all day yesterday for around 75.....mothers, ladies, daughters and girls.! This is a busy week - Happy Mother's Day and thank you again!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn
Your garden is looking pretty already and I too have been spending hours outside.
The new mugs are nice and will hold a good amount of tea to have with your fresh biscuits.
Have a wonderful Mother's Day.
Judith

Susan said...

Hello Dear Carolyn...How I loved looking at the garden corner. Everything is sooooo lovely. I would do anything to find a statue like Martha. She's just gorgeous.

Carolyn, do you need to keep cleaning the mirror all summer long? It looks great.

Take care. Susan

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

HI Carolyn,
Oh, all the flowers are lovely. There are some of those bright bluish-purple hyacinths growing a half-block from my home. I took a photo of them the other day. Also we have some of those beautiful yellow daffodils around the apartment complex where I live :) :) those blooms are just gorgeous. That and lovely teacups and biscuits :) :) Just gorgeous :) Have a great weekend. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

lilisinha said...

Amei teu blog!!!
Lindo , lindo, lindo, vou seguir te acompanhar!
Feliz dia das mães!!
Bjos Carinhosos

Anna at the Doll House said...

Hello Carolyn
What a clever idea to place a mirror in the garden and double the pleasure of such a pretty setting.

Is your beautiful blue teacup and saucer Spode?

Happy Spring
Anna

Gilda - Sweet sweet home said...

Happy Mother's Day my sweet Caroline. Your spring garden is wonderful. I seem to smell the scent of hyacinths.
Kisses Gilda

Janny said...

Beautiful flowers and beautiful pictures, I love light blue flowers as well,

Have a nice day,

Janny

Rug Cottage and Iowa Barntiques Antique Mall said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful images. My favorite saying is "All Things Bright and Beautiful" and you totatlly embody that.
From Your Biggest Fan in Iowa,

Nancy

Vintage Green said...

Wow! So beautiful.....love the idea of a mirror in the garden!

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

It must be a joy to you to have your first garden tour again. The table in Martha's garden looks really pretty! The mugs and the teapot are beautiful.

Hope you had a lovely mother's day today?!

The girls just cooked us dinner (with a little bit of help) :-)!

Lieve groet & a happy new week,

Madelief x

A Garden of Threads said...

I had a wonderful time on the garden tour, Carolyn your spring garden is beautiful. Martha's garden is the perfect place for tea. hugs, Jen.

The Tablescaper said...

I wish I could just transorm myself to your garden and sit with you and a cup of tea.

- The Tablescaper

Deanna said...

Hi Carolyn! I love your place in the Spring...so beautiful.

Our daffs are gone now and the flags are coming into bloom. Think here in Kansas we're a little a head of your blooming season. Just a tad bit.

I'm sure your Tea was FANTASTIC!!!
d

Emily said...

How lovely, worth the wait.......Your flowers are all lovely and your Martha's statue adds the final touch to perfection. thanks for sharing this amazing garden.

~Emily

Tammy said...

Sometimes I think I could have a garden filled with only the Spring bulbs, and be perfectly content. I love them so!

Of course, I say the same thing about every flower in its turn..... lilac, iris, roses, lilies.

Thanks so much for sharing your lovely garden with us!