Saturday, May 18, 2013

Pink Tea in the Cotswolds



                                                             Hello everyone,
                      When we arrived at our charming little Twine Cottage(a rental) it was a beautiful sunny day so one of the first things I wanted to do was have an afternoon tea.
                      So I got out the tablecloth I had bought and a couple of pretty pillows.
                                    And the pretty teacups I had picked up at a charity shop.
                                        We had such a sweet little secluded garden with an amazing number of birds                                  singing their little hearts out!
Building a nest in the hedge.


                                                   The view from the upstairs window.

                            I didn't do much shopping in England but I did buy this pitcher.


            The magnolias were pretty there as well but when I got home to our own garden I was happy to see ours were blooming as well.

I am joining Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for the big birthday party for Pink Saturday.

I am also joining The Rose Garden in Malevik for show off Saturday.

Thank you for visiting me today and enjoy your weekend!

Carolyn


36 comments:

Ciripbogár said...

cute beauty!

LV said...

You found the perfect place to sit,relax and enjoy your tea.

My Little Home and Garden said...

It looks like pink perfection, Carolyn.

Happy Victoria Day Weekend to you.

-Karen

Ineke van den Akker said...

Wow! Lucky ME! Next week i'm going to the Cotswolds!
Greetings from Holland.
with love,
Ineke

Susi said...

This looks so lovely! :) And I adore that tablecloth! Do you know where you got it from? It would be perfect for my little girls birthday party as she was asking for a tea party :) And she loves gingham a lot :)

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Carolyn,
You bring beauty wherever you go. I can't believe you could set up such a beautiful tea away from home. I don't know how you managed it, but you did. Gorgeous blooms and photos and the one with nest makings in the bird's peak, is just awesome.
Can't wait to go back to the Cotswolds. We had hoped to go this spring but have to wait until next spring, due to damage and work to be done from Sandy.
Chipping Camden is so full of charm. It seems to me, you chose the best time of year.
So curious, did the cups go home with you or were they left at the cottage for the next person?
Ruthie from : Lady B's Time for Tea

Rosaria Amorim said...


Hi Carolyn, my name is Rosaria'm Brazilian and I'm loving your blog, very beautiful. a bj

Alessandra said...

Pink is my favourite color...everything is such perfect!
Kisses
Alessandra

Barbara Lilian said...

How totaly British ! afternoon tea with beautiful china cups, decorated with pink roses, I'm sure it was made even more delightful watching the little Bluetit feathering it's nest.
I enjoyed sharing this moment through your lovely photos.

Pamela Gordon said...

So pretty! What a sweet spot for a garden party or just a cup of tea. I love the pillows and checkered table cloth. Beautiful!

Mari said...

Oh Carolyn what a beautiful spot to enjoy your tea ;) absolutely heavenly and peaceful.....

Smiles~
Mari

Cindy said...

How fun to have a private little pink tea party in of all places, the Cotswolds!!! Lucky you!
Hugs, Cindy

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Your little tea party is so pretty--I love that pink gingham tablecloth! I have been really drawn to gingham recently. :)

Bernideen said...

What a lovely table you have set and their springtime is lovely!

I know you are very busy but when you have time you will need to change to
my new blog address:
http://blog.bernideens.com/

Thank you,
Bernideen

brandy1 said...

Thank you for the lovely "journey" to the Cotswolds. I really enjoyed it . Such beauty.I do so love your blog. Shirley from N.Z.

A Garden of Threads said...

Beautiful. Glad you had a wonderful time. Jen

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

That teacup is so beautiful,I had to keep going back for another look. Carolyn,even on holiday you make everything look like home. x

The Rosegarden in Malevik said...

Hi Carolyn
wonderful photos...... ( as always)
YES YES YES finally it is SPRING:)
and thanks for linking,,,,
Hugs fron your RoseFriend in Sweden
Håkan

kitty said...

That is the perfect spot for a beautiful tea. I love your treasures that you picked up. Thanks for sharing your tea in the Cotswolds with us.

Un fiore di Crilà said...

Absolutely adorable! I love the pink color ...and I love the tea! Hugs
Cristina

Zwergenwelt said...

Hello Carolyn,
thanks so much for your nice comment, I hope mobbing is finished now ;o)
I will take the link for ordering your book, thank you for telling me.
Your Photos today are so beautiful as ever.
Have a good time, cornelia

Home and Garden said...

hello carolyn,
such a beautiful place to sit and drink tea.love the pink and the beautiful teacup.the pitcher is fantastic.
wish you a swet day,
regina

Antiques And Teacups said...

Lovely! And you had my favorite tea biscuit...HobNobs! Hope it was plain (which is dark)chocolate! Lovely photos as always!
Ruth

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a sweet spot for a cup of tea; very charming! I was looking at the photos of your cottage and it is perfect. Your teacups are gorgeous, by the way! Thank you for sharing your lovely pictures with us. I almost felt like I was there too.

Blessings,
Sandi

Dobre Czasy said...

Prace a tym samym zdjęcia u Ciebie takie piękne,podziwiam i pozdrawiam z Dobrych Czasów.Jola

One Shabby Old House said...

A very pink an proper tea! Oh to have been a bee buzzing around you all as you were there. I love seeing everything through your camera lenses. Did you come away with a list of things to do in your garden from all the ideas you saw there or were you quite content just to be home and watch the magic around your lovely home?
I look forward to the days ahead as you share with us!
Hugs
Becky

The Tablescaper said...

What a beautiful place to while away an afternoon. How lucky for you to be visiting the Cotswolds!

- The Tablescaper

Marcia Pilar said...

How very heavenly. Love the magnolias.
Thank you for sharing with us.
Happy pinks.

Lady of the Manor said...

Such a lovely setting, both table and garden!

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