Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A Sunny Summer Afternoon Tea

Hello everyone,

     We have been enjoying beautiful sunny weather here and so the next thing you know we will be complaining it is too hot.But for today I wanted to share some photos of an afternoon tea that was held on our veranda today.

I went with a pink theme since the tea was for 11 lovely ladies. 

There are so many beautiful peonies blooming now so I picked some for the table.
I made a fruit pizza with a cookie dough crust. The recipe came from the blog Our Best Bites.There were leftovers that my sister and I really enjoyed this evening.

I put up some curtains to block some sun as it was 29 degrees Celsius today.



Before the curtains went up.
Some of the ladies have arrived. I love the parasol.


It was a birthday party for the lovely lady in the pretty hat above,
A mother and daughter share a moment in the garden. Don't they look pretty in their hats?

I hope you enjoyed a summer afternoon tea also.

I am joining in Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch again.

Thank you for visiting,

Carolyn

37 comments:

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Love seeing the peonies and the ladies in their lovely hats!

Kathryn Ross said...

Beautiful tea party! The curtains were an elegant and functional touch, too! Of course - hats are the thing to wear on such an occasion and your ladies were lovely in them. Such a delight - thanks for sharing!
Joy!
Miss Kathy

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Carolyn,
I adore your beautiful table, cause I love pink.......and those peonies are to die for, so lovely. Love the view of the table and the back yard, so very pretty.
Loved that everyone dressed up and even wore hats, so grand.........
and now about the fruit pizza, isn't that about the best thing you have ever eaten in your life?? I love that stuff........
What a delightful post...thanks so very much for sharing it. Enjoyed it very much.
Blessings Abundant,
Nellie

Pamela Gordon said...

How delightful! What a lovely afternoon birthday tea you had. And wasn't it a gorgous (and hot) day!? I love this weather don't you? The fruit pizza looks delicious and I love the hats on the ladies! I hope the nice weather continues! Pamela

lilisinha said...

Boa Noite!
Seu chá deve estar uma delicia!
Elegante ! as senhoras estão realmente muito bonitas, a mesa super linda!!!
A pizza de dar água na boca!!!
Abraços!!!

Marlis said...

Love your curtains outside.. also the hats on the ladies and those pretty peonies.. such a pretty party you presented.. Many blessings, marlis

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

Ok, seriously...just when I think you can't possibly wow me any more...THIS comes along. You have such a talent, I have said it before, but it is true. I wish I could have been a fly on that wall to enjoy the beauty up close but this will serve as a close second!

The Tablescaper said...

Carolyn:

I've been away and it's been awhile since I visited, but it's such a joy to be back. Your table of the palest pinks and shades of white is just gorgeous. What a lovely event.

- The Tablescaper

Susan said...

Honestly, Carolyn, that tea party looked like the pizazz. That fruit pizza looked divine. You are truly the hostess with the mostess. Thanks for sharing the fabulous photos, too. Susan

ral said...

Would you mind if I used your beautiful tea set table with gauzy curtains for a reference photo to watercolor from? I also love the women and their hats. Mahalo Raliegh

Kerry Rossow said...

Be still my beating heart! May I PLEEEEASE be invited to the next tea!? I love every single tidbit - the lovely vases with peonies, the wicker, the hats - all of it!
Kerry at housetalkn.blogspot.com

Katie, Julep and Derby's Mom said...

What a lovely afternoon ladies party ... I can tell everyone had a grand time!

All the best, Katie from
www.westiejulep.blogspot.com

lory said...

sembra il set di un film...un party bellissimo e accogliente...complimenti e un abbraccio lory

Miss Char said...

What a beautiful setting, I'm sure the ladies had a lovely day and are still talking about your table.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Such a lovely tea, Carolyn. I'm sure you and Pauline enjoyed getting it ready. The ladies all look splendid in their pretty hats and your fruit pizza; yum! Love the billowy curtains and your peonies! Gorgeous weather we're having.

Blessings,
Sandi

my cup of tea said...

Looks like you had a beautiful tea and beautiful weather to go along with it! I just love it when ladies wear hats to tea!
~Donna~

Pamela said...

Absolutely beautiful Carolyn!
How fun getting to wear such great hats!!

Favo de Mel said...

Hi I love your blog. I visit every day. This blog is the joy of my eyes.

Celly B said...

Beautifully feminine and charming tablescape. I'm sure created a cherished memory for your friends.

Elzie said...

What a lovely table you've done. And the pizza sure looked nice. Guess I must make that one day, lol.
A great birthday present to visit your garden.
Hope you have a nice day.
Love Elzie

Shabby soul said...

Darling Carolyn your tablescape is Honey Juice!! So sweet and feminine, and fresh the same! Enchanting.
And all the ladies wearing hat... as in a film!
Wish you a wonderful WE
Silvia

Gail said...

What a feminine table setting, soooo pretty.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

This is all so pretty no matter which way you look. The curtains make everything dreamy. What a lovely occasion for your friends!

Shirley said...

All your lovely guest seem to be having a delightful afternoon, and to be in your garden is for sure a fine way to celerate a birthday.
Beautiful!

Olga said...

What a beautiful event. Everything looks perfect. And I'm sure everyone had a great time.

Miss Jean said...

All I can say is oh, my goodness. It was just lovely! What a special day, I imagine your friends felt like royalty! I absolutely love the green pitcher/vase with the pink flowers. You continually give me so many wonderful event and decorating ideas.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Carolyn
I like the light green accents with the pinks you used. Your friends must love coming for tea to your place, everything is so beautifully done.
The weather here has not reached that high nor do I hope it does. :-)
I've sent you an envelope this week with a copy of my article, thank you again for letting me use your photo. There have been many comments on how pretty you and Heather look.
Judith

podso said...

Carolyn I love the delicate curtains on your porch and all the pink, the ladies in hats, etc. Also your new header is wonderful! Glad you are having such "pretty{ days (what we call nice days here in the south.)

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Oh the ladies looked so lovely in their garden hats. The flan looked so delicious. Yum Yum. V

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Heavenly! What a sweet tea party! LOVE the l o n g table!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

What a lovely afternoon ladies tea party! I adore your table! Elegant and classy with soft hues of pink! Just LOVE it! Thanks for sharing:)
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Happy weekend!

Beverly said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate a birthday. I would have loved it, too. Of course, you know I love all of the pink softness.

Bernideen said...

This is such a delightful post - how wonderful of you to do this!

Dannyelle said...

What a beautiful blog, I just found you through tablescape thursday, and I'm inspired by your beautiful garden! I love meeting other Canadian blogers, I'm near Toronto, and just a beginner gardener. Thanks for the inspiration.
Dannyelle @ www.lifeisaparty.ca

esss said...

Pink & Cream nice combination & hi too all beautiful ladies...
Seems tons of fun...
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Entertaining Women said...

The gentle caress of your vintage floral tablecloth was just perfect for the beautiful crown of peonies gracing your tablescape. The ladies look like they were thrilled with the event. Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay

Entertaining Women said...

The gentle caress of your vintage floral tablecloth was just perfect for the beautiful crown of peonies gracing your tablescape. The ladies look like they were thrilled with the event. Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay