Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Romantic Dreams

Hello Everyone,
      I am enjoying the lovely summer weather and so I am having tea in the garden again today-hope you can join me!
      

The chair was an old brown one from the thrift shop ($10.) and a coat of stain perked it up nicely.

The little picnic basket was a gift from my husband's aunt and it also got a coat of paint.

The chintz china looks pretty against the blue-green color of the chair.
Some pretty roses for the little picnic basket. I am sure there are some lovely scones,clotted cream and lemon curd inside this little basket!


.Don't you just love these sunny summer days?

I hope you enjoyed this sunny summer afternoon tea as much as I did creating it for you!
I am joining Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday.
Thank you for visiting me.

Take care,

Carolyn

43 comments:

Deanna said...

Dearest Carolyn,
Tea with thee was wonderful!
It is always a delight to see your gorgeous pictures that you create.

Our temps here in Kansas are awfully HOT at 105, so I will gladly travel in cyberspace and cool off.

God bless,
d

Bella said...

Hi Carolyn,
Tea with you is always a delight! The blue stain turned out so soft and perfect to highlight pink:-))
Thanks for sharing:-)
Hugs,
Bella

Pamela Gordon said...

Carolyn, this is such a beautiful post. I absolutely love the colour of the chair and basket! Enjoy the lovely weather. Blessings, Pamela

suzeeez said...

I wish I was there having tea in that garden . It's all so pretty & I'm sure it would be so relaxing.
:o) Sue

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh Carolyn, your tea is so beautiful. Such a striking color theme. Love it!

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

perfect....I agree romantic and dreamy. I love having tea here.

seaside-tablescape said...

Love the blue chair and basket! Love summer days................

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn! Blue is really working for me this summer! It's so beautiful here, and on your chair. Lovely chintz china. Those bright hues in your gorgeous flowers perk it all up so much. Just so pretty! I have to go catch up on your posts! There is just never enough summer to go around! Hope you're good!

HHL said...

Thanks for sharing such a wonderful tea with us! The blue stain is gorgeous! ..visiting from BNOTP ..HHL

atteatudeandchocolate.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

Tea in your garden is always a delight! Too hot here in TX for tea in the garden. LOL

Cottage Rose said...

What a lovely place to sit,, and enjoy your beautiful garden,, and yummy tea.... We are having some really hot days here,,, heat warnings all week,,, and no rain,,,thank you for sharing...

Hugs;
Alaura

Alycia Nichols said...

What beautiful, vivid colors! Isn't it amazing what a simple can of paint can accomplish? I am not terribly patient when it comes to refinishing things, but you did a wonderful job!

Entertaining Women said...

Perfect color choices. The teal creates a gorgeous cool tone for your gardenscape. Thank you for sharing your beautifl design. Cherry Kay

Shelia said...

Hi Carolyn! Oh, how I love having tea with you! This is such a beautiful post and I love the pretty color of your little chair and the picnic basket! Of course your flowers always steel the show.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

once in a blue moon said...

i cannot begin to tell you how much i adore this!

but i will... I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

Mariette said...

Dearest Carolyn,

Your tea in the garden was perfect. Even if we had to hock down in the grass! Your garden looks very happy and so do the flowers you show in this photo.
Enjoy your summer.
Lots of love,

Mariette

Georgianna said...

The cerise and turquoise combination is so appealing, Carolyn. It just makes one happy looking at it! So glad you are having lovely weather. We're having some, but not enough. Still, we are not broiling like much of the country. Thank you as always! – g

The Summer Porch said...

Hello Carolyn, What a romantic setting indeed! I love it all. The color blue is so pretty against the green from the garden along with the splash of pink. Gorgeous!
After the long cold winters we have I do love the sunny warm days.
Enjoy your week,
Hugs Rosemary

Shel said...

Dear Carolyn
It is sheer delight stopping by here and your tea is beautiful!
One of the first things I do in the morning, is to grab a cup of coffee and head to your gorgeous blog!
Thank you
Shel

Sanna said...

Hi Carolyn,

Lovely shade of blue. Everything is so pretty.

Enjoy your summer day!

-Sanna

Miss Kim said...

I would never have thought to paint the picnic basket but now it is so lovely! I may have to do that with my own :)

Deborah said...

Picture perfect and a little picnic is just what I adore!!
Love the chair, basket and your pretty dishes!
Have a beautiful summers day!

Deborah xo

Valorie said...

It takes my breath away. How lovely the colors and patterns on such a hot, Wisconsin day. Thank you, Carolyn.

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

I must have said it lots of times, but I would love to have tea in your garden one day. Meanwhile I just keep enjoying your beautiful photo's :-)!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Janny said...

I am dreaming with you in your beautiful garden!

Regards Janny.

Made In The South said...

Just wanted you to know your blog always puts a smile on my face.

Elzie said...

This was certainly a different color from your part. But it's very fresh, and I like both the chair and the basket.

This china is just adorable!!! The pot is just what I would like to find. The small flowers on it is so lovely.

Hope you have a nice evening.
Love Elzie

Karan said...

Such beautiful pictures. Love the shade of blue and it sets off the pink teacups and teapot just wonderfully.

Karam

Betty Jo said...

Love that chair! Everything is just lovely and I'm so glad you're enjoying your summer. I've been out very little, as I don't tolerate the heat, and it has been super hot this year.

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

Just lovely...and a great reminder to me to get out my picnic basket and paint it a lovely vintage color.

Blessings Kelsie

THE VERANDA HOUSE said...

DEAR CAROLYN YOUR PICTURES GIVE YOY TO MY HEART IS 105 DEGRES HERE, MY GARDEN IS SHOT.I WOULD LOVE TO CAME AND HAVE SOME TEA WITH YOU,AND STROLL YOUR GARDENS YOUR GARDEN IS LIKE THE MOVIE SOMEWHERE IN TIME,I HOPE TO GO TO PRINCE EDWARD,SOME TIME IN THE FUTURE. YOUR CHAIR TURN SO LOVELYALSO THE PICNIC BASQUET IS ABEAUTY, SCONES AND CLOTTED CREAM MUMMMMM, I M HAPPY THAT YOU ARE ENJOYNG YOUR DAYS.THANK YOU FOR TE...BLESSINGS...SANDRA

Bernideen said...

Loved the vibrant summer colors of hot pink and torquoisey blue. (at least on this computer)

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn
You find the nicest colours to paint your things. I never did find the Krylon pistachio in Canada but managed to pick it up on a shopping trip to Buffalo.
I'm glad I'm not the only one that likes to paint accessories and such.
Hope it is cooler there for tea in the garden, we're up in the high 90's today and it appears some plants are just giving up.
Judith

Shabby soul said...

Darling Carolyn, this turquoise color chair is stunning!
And yor pictures always so charming!
Thank you!
Have a nice day
Silvia

Camille said...

Love the color of the basket and chair....Your hat is so pretty too ...

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
This so Beautiful Carolyn ~~~ You always do a lovely job on your tables... I love your tea party sweet. I just put my new Patio Tablescape on, If you can maybe you can take a look. I hope you and your family have a great weedend.
XXOO Diane

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Your tea vignette is breathtaking!It tells a lovely story in pictures!
Thanks you for sharing this joy!
Yvonne

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How pretty -- such beautiful cooling colors to delight us during this miserable hot spell. Thanks for sharing this delightful tea setting.

Sweetladyelaine said...

Your garden looks lovely! Your pictures are beautiful!Having tea with you is a delight. Thank you for sharing. Blessings My Friend,

Linda at Beautiful Ideas! said...

Glorious Morning, Carolyn!

What a refreshing scene you have set for us! Your photos always put a skip in my step, which is why I return to your blog again and again...
Thank you for thinking of us all when you create your dreamscapes, my friend!

Hugs,
Linda

Christina said...

Lovely pictures!/Christina from Sweden

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

What a soothing vignette! How nice that you had the vintage picnic basket.

Stop by if you get a chance. My Vintage Linen & Dish Auction is going on now!

Barefoot in Blue Jeans said...

I love your blog. Every post is top notch and this is just beautiful. The colors are so fresh.