Thursday, July 2, 2009

A Romantic Afternoon Tea!

It is a beautiful afternoon to have our tea in the garden so why don't you join me. It is Tablescape Thursday over at Susan's lovely blog Between Naps on the Porch and I am happy to join in. Thank you Susan for hosting this very popular event!
We can enjoy the beautiful fragrance of the lilacs as we chat!
I think the netting gives our little table a romantic flair don't you?
It is a perfect warm and sunny with just a hint of a breeze.
These lilacs are one of the Preston (Canadian lilacs) that bloom later then the french lilacs or the common lilac so they extend the lilac season.
The candle chandlier adds to the romantic look.
Come and sit down-don't be shy!
We are using some pretty pink and white china today.
I made some homemade rhubarb preserves this morning from rhubarb from the garden.
I bought this lovely teapot at a thrift shop.
Come to think of it all these pretty dishes came from a thrift shop.
The roses are starting to bloom in the garden.
I made some cranberry scones to go with our tea.
Go ahead and help your self to another one.
Before you go to visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch and all the other lovely Tablescape Thursday participants( if you haven't already) I have a bouquet of peonies for you to take home with you.
Thank you for coming and having tea with me-I really enjoyed our time together.Come back any time!
Take care,


Anonymous said...

It's so beautiful and romantic it really takes my breath away.
I would love to have tea in you romantic place in your beautiful garden.
Lucky you living like this.

NatureStop said...

I enjoyed having tea with you:)It really looks so romantic and beautiful.Thanks for sharing.


once in a blue moon... said...

heavy sigh, nothing like pure romance in the garden... gorgeous as always~

TattingChic said...

That tablescape is lovely! Thanks for the peonies! ;)

Deanna said...

So pretty and soothing.
Thank you for the peonies to take with me.
Had a lovely time.
All went well.


PAT said...

It's beautiful! I love the addition of the netting!

Mrs. Teapot said...

Oh Carolyn,

Everything looks gorgeous. You are so very creative. I simply love the way you set up the net and the chandelier, just lovely. The teapot and cups are very pretty, never thought they'd be from a thrift shop. You do find the nicest ones. God has surely blessed you with a beautiful garden. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Mrs. Teapot

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

As usual, your posts are "storybook" quality, and the photos just gorgeous! Thanks for the tea, and for the peonies! You're lovely to have me!

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

This is so lovely! Your flowers are gorgeous. Happy tablescaping to you!

Marie said...

J'adore everything you've done! Detail is everything, isn't it? I just love your blog.

Painter's Place said...

This is just beautiful! You are so talented.

Becky said...

Good morning Carolyn,
You could hang that pretty little netting anywhere in your garden and have a romantic place for tea. How beautiful everything looks and the lilacs are just stunning.

Restyled Home said...

This is stunning! I have that exact netting and chandelier (don't you love Wicker Emporium?). Problem is, I don't have a decent tree to hang my netting from. Your garden is so lovely!!

Hope you had a nice Canada Day!!

Elyse said...

GASP! this is lovely! i love your floral fabrics and china. beautiful!


June said...

Thank you so much for the lovely tea and beautiful afternoon in the garden. The peonies are so pretty.

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

This is just stunning. I think this is what heaven will look like.

amariaf2000 said...

WOW - sooo beautiful! I love the netting...everything is gorgeous!

Shelia said...

Oh, Carolyn, there you go creating magic again! I love this! What a gorgeous romantic tea setting!
Hope you had a wonderful Canada Day!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a beautiful and romantic setting. Love your china. I would love to have tea with you in the garden. I hope your garden tour turned out nicely for you.
Have a super w/k my friend.. hugs ~lynne~

sweet bay said...

What a wonderfully romantic tea setting. It's just beautiful!

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

It's simply breath taking! ♥ Diane

Sandra said...

What a breathtaking tablescape! I really enjoyed your post. :) Very pretty!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Oh, this is all absolutely gorgeous! The setting among the lilacs is a fantasyland! Every detail is wonderful! I enjoyed it all, wish I could join you!!


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, how lovely! I love what you did with the mosquito netting in the yard. Very ethereal. very pretty, and your garden is divine!


Sheila :-)

Mary said...

Great table, happy 4th! :O)

Fluitenkruid said...

Thanks for joining the tea party, I can still smell the lilacs! Everything is so beautiful, you can fill a magazine with pictures of your beautiful garden and party's!
Love Jannet

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

OMG! I just adore your tablescape! If I wasn't 3000+/- miles away, I would enjoy that cup of tea with you!! Oh..and I hope you had a wonderful Canada Day!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Brenda said...

Yes, ultra romantic there with the garden surrounding you! Where did you get the lovely flatware? So beautiful, along with the thrifted dishes.

Carolyn said...

Hi Brenda,
The flatware came from Winner's(tjmaxx).
Thank you for visiting me.

lala said...

Oh my, this is just so beautiful, oh how I wish I could sit under the netting and have a cup of tea & a scone. It is all so romantic!

Kathleen Ellis said...

Oh, Carolyn...this is sooooo beautiful! I enjoyed our afternoon tea party! You are a delightful hostess and you thought of every pleasurable detail! Thank you!

happy 4th...enjoy!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Sooooo romantic and lovely! The lilacs are just gorgeous! Carolyn, is your chandelier suspended from an arbor or pergola? I love the way it looks! Beautiful! Susan

Carolyn said...

Hi Susan,
Thanks again for hosting. The chandelier is hung from an arbor near our house.

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printersdevil said...

So romantic looking. I love the teapot.
I am
hosting a Christmas in July Tablescape Party at my Playing Dishes blog. There will be one held each Saturday this month. Please come and participate or at least visit. A holiday tablecloth will be given away on the last Saturday, July 25. Info on signups is available by clicking my sidebar memes available on both my blogs.

I am also having a weekly Christmas giveaway at my Christmas Memories in My Heart blog. Weekly entries are closed out a midnight on Wednesday for this.

Hopefully some of you tablescape regulars will pull together a tablescape for CIJ or pull out some photos from last year to post.

Happy CIJ!

Anne Marie said...

ohh i said; smitten....

what an absolutely beautiful talent you have!

Pearl Maple said...

Beautiful post, full of all the quiet peaceful charm of the region. Thank you for sharing the inspiration with everyone through your tablescape.

Vee said...

Utterly charming and so romantic! (Visiting from Linda's Restyled Home.)

Aine said...

I love the teapot in this post. I have the matching cream and sugar in my main bathroom holding Q-Tips and cotton pads.