Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A Summer Day Tea Time

Hello everyone,
    We are having a perfectly beautiful sunny summer day today so I want to make the most of it but I wanted to share a cup of tea with you first.
   I choose this spot on the veranda because the Miss Kim lilac is blooming right by the screened porch and it has a beautiful fragrance for us to enjoy as we chat over tea.
I made some peanut butter cookies to go with our peppermint tea.

I love the daintiness of these teacups that I bought at a yardsale several years ago.

My midseason peonies are starting to bloom-soon there will be hundreds of peony blooms in the garden. The midseason lilacs are also blooming and the early roses so I wish you could enjoy the fragrance of three of my favorite flowers.
The teapot was a find at Coulson's and the perfect match for the teacups.
These lilacs were bred in Canada and they have a lovely but different fragrance from the French lilacs.I have several different ones that are in bloom now.There fragrance carries through out much of the garden.
Behind the Canadian lilac is the Korean standard Miss Kim. She is covered in blooms right now.
I hope all you tea drinkers are also garden lovers or else I have bored you to tears!

I am joining Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for TeaTime Tuesday today. I know you will enjoy visiting all the other tea time participants there today.

Thank you for visiting me and now I am off to enjoy doing some garden chores.

Take care,
Carolyn

23 comments:

Madelief said...

Hi Carolyn,

Yes, I am a tea drinker, although I enjoy a cup of coffee with a lot of milk now and then. Delightful pictures of your tea & garden. How green it all looks. Your lilacs, peonies and roses look beautiful!

Happy day!

Madelief

Sarah said...

Carolyn, I would so love to be sitting at your delightful tea table this morning. Your lilacs, peonies, and roses are all so gorgeous. I don't think I'd want to leave.
Thank you for sharing this beautiful tea setting. ~ Sarah

Bernideen said...

WHO COULD POSSIBLE BE BORED HERE? This place is a beautiful beyond.........imagination!

Pamela Gordon said...

I'm never bored at your place! Your yard and gardens must smell so wonderful all the time. Very beautiful teatime photos. Isn't this weather great??? Pamela

Hulda said...

Your Summer Paradise looks so cosy an good. I love the furniture and your lovely rose-quilts. The rose cup are so cute too. :)

Elzie said...

Hi there!

I would love to take a cup of tea at your table. You are so good on making things look great and I would love to be able to do the same, lol.

Here the lilacs are all gone, and soon the peonies too. It's too warm so they disappear too fast.

Hope you have a nice day.
Love Elzie

Kathryn Ross said...

Lovely! Thanks for sharing your lilacs in all their splendor with us today! Am lilac starved down here in Jersey where my lovelies have come and gone for some weeks, now.
Joy!
Miss Kathy

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Carolyn,
Your garden is lovely and so full of blooms..
The bees must be dancing all around enjoying the all the sweetness.
We are having a down pour as I type this note to you. I think we need to talk to mother nature (rain in June)
really now..
Have a sweet day and hugs, Elizabeth

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I have a Miss Kim lilac too and it is very fragrant. To sit and enjoy the fragrance would be a lovely place for a cup of tea and a delicious peanut butter cookie. Yum. V

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn
Since our lilacs finished a week or so ago, it was refreshing to remember them with the photos of yours. Miss Kim is below my kitchen window and has the most pleasant fragrance of the dwarf varieties.
Tea and gardening, my two favourite things too which is why I like visiting you.
I haven't made peanut butter cookies for awhile, maybe I should head for the kitchen.
As always, a joy to join you for tea.
Judith

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn,
Your table looks very inviting with your blooms and pretty china. Love the little rosebuds on your tea things. Pink is such a lovely colour and it always soothes me! Your lilacs are all so lovely. It must be delightful to have different varieties to enjoy throughout the summer. Thank you for joining me for tea and enjoy your evening. It has been a gorgeous day!

Blessings,
Sandi

Suzann said...

I love visiting your blog.
Your pictures are so beautiful!!
Enjoy your day!!!
Suzann ~xoxo~

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Cobalt Violet said...

What a beautiful post. I love your teapot! ...Peppermint tea... That's what I need! I wish I had a spot just like that. So lovely!

Susan said...

Oh, what a setting!! Wish I could plop down & join you for tea. Our lilacs are gone now, but glad to see such beautiful ones still in bloom up your way.
Gorgeous!
- Susan

Maggie Ann said...

loved seeing everything....=)

Hélène Flont ✿Fine Art said...

It's really my favourite tea set. Such a lovely table

Maison Louise said...

This is beautiful....
Greatings Loes

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Beverly said...

Peanut butter cookies and peppermint tea sound delightful. And, I can close my eyes and imagine the sweet scents.

Grupos ARTFORUM BRASIL SP said...

Hi,Carolyn!
I love your wonderful Blog!
Congratulations!
Hugs from Brazil!
Edna MarS

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esss said...

Its Tea time...
Yahoooooo.....
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