Friday, June 17, 2011

French Blue Garden Tea

Hello everyone,
       It is a lovely warm afternoon so we can enjoy a cup of tea in under the french lilacs that are still blooming and filling the garden with their lovely fragrance.

I love this french blue tablecloth and it looks so pretty in the garden-don't you think?

A small bouquet in my old blue and white transferware pitcher.

I bought this grey bistro set at a yard sale last year-it also has a french look to me.
We have a lilac walk that is just starting to fill in-it has french lilacs such as JP Gardener.Katherine Havmeyer , President Gevy and Beauty of Moscow.In a few more years it should be beautiful.
Love picking these bouquets to enjoy.
Some blue and white china for our tea today.






Come and sit down for awhile and enjoy the beauty of all that God has created!

I am joining Bernideen's  Saturday Garden Tea today.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Carolyn


39 comments:

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

Your pictures are truly breathtaking! Have a great weekend.

Cass @ That Old House said...

What lovely pictures -- and I am so jealous that you have lilacs in bloom; ours had a poor season, bloomed weeks ago and were gone very quickly. Yours are fabulous!

And such a treat with that lovely blue and white -- my favorite color combination!
Cass

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn, your blue and white tea in the garden is very peaceful looking. I'm loving that huge teapot, it would serve quite a few friends.
Judith

Gram said...

WOW, what a beautiful table setting. I love the color!

Linda said...

Well...that was certainly a feast for the eyes...and food for the soul as I drank it all in! LOVELY!

Sarah said...

Carolyn, just viewing these gorgeous images is a cooling experience. How I wish I were actually there to take this all in ~ the fragrance, the cool air, and all the glory of your beautiful tea. Thank you! ~ Sarah

Nancy said...

I so enjoy seeing your photographs of your beautiful dishes and gardens.

Nancy

Doni said...

Carolyn your gardens are just gorgeous, not to mention the beauty of your tables! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful corner of the world with those of us in the desert!! It's so hot here (Texas) that nothing much cares to bloom....and a looooonnnng hot summer ahead. Your photos are so cool and I feel like I've had a dip into a cool pool just looking at them. Blessings, Doni

Olga said...

This summer I'm in love with the blue color. Your garden tea setting is so beautiful. Wonderful photos!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Oh my goodness I'm in love! I love lilacs and especially love the transferware pitcher you are using for a vase. A really beautiful tones of blue poem!
Thanks so much!
Ruth

Marina said...

Ciao Carolin...volevo farti i complimenti per la bellezza della tua casa e per questa stupenda tavola...i fiori sono di un colore che adoro. Grazie per questo dono ...poter vedere cose così belle e sognare ancora!! Adoro la casa, i fiori, il bianco e i colori...vieni a visitare il mio blog per scoprire di me... a presto!!

Naturally Carol said...

Just lovely!

Vlaďka said...

Hello Carolyn,
than you for your tea party it was great:))
I love your pictures of lilac and your garden is great. Your grey bistro chairs are great with the blue and purple color.
Beautiful
Bye Vlaďka

Mary Ellen said...

Oh I do so love looking at all you pretty photos and china, and garden and linens and home and.....

Riet said...

Oh my goodness that blue setting with everything around it is gorgeous. The tea, the lilacs the garden, wonderful. Have a nice weekend.

Isola Country said...

I stumbled upon your blog ... the pictures are beautiful as well as your garden!
Last spring I planted a lilac tree and I have not had in the meantime ... enjoy your flowers, I'll come visit you often .... congratulations!
Carmen from one island to Tuscany

♥♥♥ Maddy ♥♥♥ said...

Ciao cara, rieccomi!
Ho avuto un pò di problemi (niente di preoccupante), per questo non passo da un pò di tempo...ma i tuoi post mi sono mancati tanto!

Un abbraccio e felice weekend a te!

Maddy

Carol said...

Gorgeous! I especially love that table cloth!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Stunning! Love that blue and white in the garden on that cloth. well done!

cindy said...

Absolutely smashing! Your pictures are so wonderful and your french blue tablecloth goes nicely with blue lilacs, they are amazing. I'm gazing on only the white and purple in these parts.

Be sure to mark your calendar for our Royal-Tea, perhaps I'll get to meet you during the visit.
http://hiddenislandparadise.blogspot.com/2011/06/royals-are-coming-lets-do-tea.html

The Martys said...

What a pretty setting. Lilacs are one of my favorites. Mine are done and I so miss the smell. Enjoy the heavenly smell.

Amy

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

Oh my what an impact! The blue tablecloth on the bistro set is wonderful! What a great combo with the lilacs! Love it! The china is just pefect with it all!

Carol said...

Thank you Carolyn! I did enjoy sitting in your breathtakingly, stunning world for a bit. Whenever the world's woes get to me . . . I know where to go to reclaim charm and beauty. After I have called my senators that is. ;>)) You never miss! I become transfixed by your creative eye and way of living. Timeless and gorgeous!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

It almost is like sitting out with you at your beautiful blue table! Wonderful tablecloth in the open air. It's all just too lovely for words!

Tanya@takesix said...

Yay for warm afternoons!!! There surely weren't many this week! ;0) Your table is lovely! Thank you for sharing!

Camille said...

Love your french blue tablecloth and the blue and white china. The transferware pitcher is so beautiful. Would love to sit there with you and have tea ~

lindamryan said...

Glorious day, Carolyn!

It is so serene where you are...I'd love a Chamomille, please. SMILE. It does the soul so much good to view your luscious photos today. I can't imagine anyone separating themselves from that sweet garden set?! It was totally meant to be in your garden! And, the blue tablecloth - so lovely with the colours of the lilacs. Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! I look forward to another visit...

Hugs,
Linda

sweetbay said...

A lovely tea setting in a lovely garden!

Marja Visscher said...

Dag Carolyn,
Wat een prachtig servies en zo mooi gefotografeerd met die blauwe en witte seringen. Maar romatiek is jou wel toevertrouwd! Mooi hoor!
Fijn weekend en lieve groet, Marja

Bernideen said...

I am amazed at the continuation of your lilacs! You have the green thumbs I have ever known! Thanks for linking today!

Johanna said...

Oh my, Carolyn, what a fabulous blue. The shades are exactly the same on the tea pot, the other china and the fabric. So lovely.
Best greetings, Johanna

La Table De Nana said...

I am certain you are Victoria magazine..

C'est beau tout ce bleu!

THE VERANDA HOUSE said...

HI DEAR CAROLYN, YES THE BLUE TABLE CLOTH IS DIVINE AND YOUR BEAUTIFUL LILACS BEAUTIFUL,IS A TREAT FOR ME TO SEE YOUR GARDEN POST OUR GARDENING TIME IS OVER TOO HOT,ENJOY YOUR ENCHANTED GARDEN.THANK YOU FOR YOUR GOOD WISHES...BLESSINGS

Pamela Gordon said...

Such beautiful photos of your lilacs Carolyn. I also like the tablecloth. Is it vintage? Lovely post. Is it chilly there today? It is here! Pamela

Kom Achterom said...

ooh wat a lovely photo's.
love the bleu and white!!
Your garden is a litle paradice!!
happy week
Yolanda

tales from an oc cottage said...

GORGEOUS!

m ^..^

cindy said...

Oh, Carolyn I had to return to your pictures of such a beautiful day as today it is raining and being outdoors is not going to be pleasant.

It will be a day for sure to stay inside, a day to work on the Royal Visit and sew the Royal Blue table toppers. Come by for a visit soon, in between I'll keep you posted http://goo.gl/kc6bo

Passionate for White said...

Blue and lilac together - great color combo!

esss said...

You have excellent photography skills - thanks for the eye candy! love the colors you used..
Essay Writing