Thursday, July 30, 2009

Garden Tea

Today I thought we could have afternoon tea in this corner of our garden. It has lots of pretty flowers bursting into bloom so it is a cozy corner to sit for a spell.

I hope you like peach cream crumble pie-it is one of my favorites.

I collect red and white transferware dishes-so I have quite a few dishes in different patterns so I mix and match.

Today I am joining in on Tablescape Thursday over at Between Naps on the Porch. This is always a great event so a big thank you to Susan for hosting and enjoy checking out the other participants.

I hope you enjoy your tea in the garden and thank you for visiting me,

Take care,



The Blushing Hostess said...

What a lovely tea party and beautiful garden. thank you for having me!

Eileen said...

This is such a pretty tablescape. Your garden is so lovely and I love all your outdoor spaces.

Do you ever have a problem with bugs?
Your garden looks like Heaven so I would imagine not.

All the best,

FEDERICA said...

Looks like a perfect garden tea!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I love red transferware! Looks so pretty in the garden!

Mumzie said...

Lovely garden and tea party. Looks very inviting. Where did you find the tablecloth with a hole in the middle for the umbrella pole? Thanks for inviting me. Mumzie :)

food with style said...

i adore my visits here~

sweetbay said...


Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Your tablescape and tea party are lovely. I love this pie. My girlfriend always makes it in the always your photos are beautiful.. Hope all is well in your corner of the world..
hugs ~lynne~

Madelief said...

Your table looks so lovely!

Kind regards, Madelief

Mari @ Once Upon a Plate said...

Absolutely beautiful Carolyn! Your talents never cease to amaze and I'm convinced you live in paradise, it's so lovely! Very nice. xo~m.

{oc cottage} said...

Love the red toile!

m ^..^

CatHerder said...

OH WHAT BEAUTIFUL PICS...we have hardly been able to use our yard or patio at has rained almost every day this summer in our area of jersey

kate i said...

I soooo enjoyed my tea with you...what a beautiful garden you have! I found you from Anna's Nature Trail site and thought I'd say hello to the east coast from the west coast!

Deanna said...

You are the sweetest!
Liked your Garden Tea and with so many dropping by, soon the Garden Tea became a Garden Party.
Had the best time.
The dessert was heavenly.
Take care,

Terri said...

I LOVE your china! Could you please be a sweetie and let me know what the pattern is called? I have red toile curtains in my kitchen and have been looking for red transferware online. Beautiful tablescape!!!


June said...

Hi Carolyn,
The peach cream crumble pie is delish served on your beautiful transfer ware. Tha garden is so pretty this time of year.
Always a pleasure to take tea with you.

Unknown said...

Carolyn, I love your alfresco tablescape! Dessert amongst the flowers, fabulous! I love your English red transferware china!

I'd love a slice of peach cream crumble pie and a spot of tea!


Suzann said...

Simply stunning.

That pie sounds amazing!!!

Islandsparrow said...

Mmm - I'll have to try peach crumble pie - it sounds delicious!

Your garden is looking so lovely Carolyn! I especially loved your little live fairy :)

and the statue fairy reading the book.

Claudia said...

What a divine stop!

This is what summer is about. Such a lovely presentation and your garden is lovely.

Thanks for sharing..

TTFN~~Claudia ♥

Brenda Pruitt said...

I'm collecting the red and white transfer ware as well. I have all of one plate so far! Dining is always so gorgeous in your most beautiful garden!

Scrappy Girl said...

That pie looks awesome! Gorgeous setting too.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Another lovely tea party. I love your red & white transferware. I love transferware in all colors. And yours looks even more lovely in your beautiful garden.

bj said...

A beautiful tea time...thanks for inviting us!
YOUR garden is what MY garden wants to be when it grows up !!!

susan said...

Your flowers and table are beautiful and the pie sounds dee lish us!

ellen b. said...

Oh such a lovely table in the best garden setting! So beautiful. I love the dishes, the tablecloth and the garden you live in :0)

Cass @ That Old House said...

Carolyn, you have the most spectacular garden in blogland! It's just glorious. Lovely table setting for tea, too, but OH MY that garden. Just perfection.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely tea party in your gardens! Your heavenly photos capture how beautiful your gardens and tablescape is. I do love tea parties--thank you for such a sweet visual treat!

Debbykay at Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Carolyn...

My friend, as soon as I seen the words "Garden Tea" as your blog page was loading...I knew that I was in for a treat!!!

Ohhh my...your gardens just get prettier and prettier by the day, my friend! They are divine!!! Was just wondering if you and your husband do all the gardening? I bet it's a full time job, my friend...but soooo worth it!!! I just adore the sweet tea table that you set...of course, the red transferware is my favorite dishware!!! I love that's so pretty! Ohh yes...peach cream crumble pie sounds delicious!!! Ahhh...a fabulous garden, a cup of tea and a warm piece of peach just doesn't get any better than that, my friend!!!

Warmest wishes,
PS...Thank you so much for coming by and taking a peek at my Rose Faerie tablescape and leaving me such a sweet note!

Unknown said...

What a lovely alfresco setting! I love your huge red and white tea pot!


Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Very pretty! I like your red and white transferware! The peach pie looks delicious!


joyh82 said...

Love your gardens and it looks like an excellent place for tea.
Very pretty transferware too.