Monday, April 30, 2012

A May Day Tea

Hello everyone,
       It is hard to believe April is almost over and tomorrow we welcome May. It is still cool here but the weatherman has predicted sunshine and warmer temps for the next few days so the garden will jump ahead now.
   Anyway,lets enjoy a cup of tea with a pretty garden bouquet.
Daffodils and hyacinths are pretty and fragrant.Did you notice my pretty little vase from tjmaxx? It goes nicely with the pretty mugs from Winners(tjmaxx in U.S.)

Sugar cookies on a pretty plate also from tjmaxx.

Inexpensive china but so pretty together.
My garden bouquet with some faux blue hydrangeas.

I am joining Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday again today.

Happy May Day!

Take care,


Sunday, April 29, 2012

Sunday Afternoon Tea

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend. It is sunny but cold here today so I enjoyed a quiet Sunday afternoon tea indoors and I picked up my camera to take a few shots.

And I thought I would share a few with you. Thank you to Becky(from One Shabby Old House) for the pretty teacup-I will remember our time together whenever I use it.

It was a nice afternoon for tea in the sunroom where I enjoy my old cupboard full of pink and white china.
A little fairy sitting among the flowers.

I hope you enjoyed some quiet peaceful moments too!

Thank you for visiting,


Friday, April 27, 2012

A Small Project and Blossoms

Hello everyone,
      It is wet and windy here today but each day brings new growth to the garden and more and more blossoms. I have been busy getting garden clean up done and  a few little projects so I missed posting for a couple of days.

We have several different varieties of Daffodils coming into  bloom now. I am also enjoying watching all the birds in the garden. The Goldfinch in the centre is so pretty with his yellow spring coat.
It is so good to see the garden centers well stocked again for the season.I will have to get in to see what is new this year.
Now to show you my little project for this wet rainy day. I finally found a new white  umbrella and I had a thrift shop bedskirt that was trimmed in crochet lace-so I cut it off and sewed it onto the umbrella edge.

I have always loved umbrellas with the lace edging but have only seen them in pictures so now I have my own romantic lacy umbrella. I still have a little work to do on it as the pole etc. needs to be painted white I am sure you will be seeing a lot more of this umbrella over the summer in several settings! Now as,you can see the garden is just starting to grow but soon it will be filled in with lots of color. We are actually a little ahead of last year.

Our Stellata magnolia is in full bloom and has such a sweet gentle fragrance.

I picked a bouquet for you!

Sorry,for the empty post earlier today-The change in blogger has me confused and I thought I was just enlarging some photos on an old post and reposting but I accidently posted an empty post instead.

I am joining My Romantic Home for Show & Tell Friday , The Rose Garden in Malevk for Show off Saturday and Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage.

I am also joining Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Soft & Sweet

Hello Everyone,
     I just popped in to share some soft & sweet images with you before I go to a photo club meeting.
Breakfast in bed anyone?

Our lilacs are in bud now but these are some from a couple of years ago.

I love pink and aqua-so soft and sweet!

Some white china in the corner cupboard that my husband built for me.
More soft aqua.
Oh! soon we will be eating all our meals out here again!

Soft and sweet blossoms!

I was doing some pruning and clean up in the garden today before the rain drove me indoors.Our grass is getting greener by the minute!

Thank you so much for visiting me today.


Monday, April 23, 2012

Spring Time Tea

Hello Everyone,
      I am enjoying all the spring activity that is going on in the garden as the birds are busy  building their nests , leaves are starting to unfurl and  hundreds of daffodils are starting to put on their cheery spring show.
   It is such a treat to be able to go to the garden and pick a pretty bouquet for my tea time.

This pretty little tea cup came home with me from an antique shop in St. Cloud, Florida. The teapot and matching plates were yardsale finds.
Striped scilla and chionodoxa forbesii are early spring bloomers.

A spot of tea and then back out to the garden-there is lots to do and I am thankful to be able to enjoy getting out into the spring garden and doing some garden chores.
I am joining Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday today.

Thank you for visiting me,