Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tea time

Hello everyone,

Come and join me for lunch on the veranda. I am using some of my blue and white china today.

I love this soup tureen and the old pitcher.

We have had a lot of rain lately but we can enjoy our lunch on the screened veranda.

Love all the lilacs in bloom now.

I love this tablecloth that came from a thrift shop in England.

Hope you don't mind having lunch along with your tea today. I am serving lunch for eight at 1:00 so I am off to prepare but you can enjoy another cup of tea if you like.

Today, I am joining in with Sandi for Teatime Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage Inspirations again so I hope you have time for some lovely teas over there.

Thank you for visiting,

Enjoy your day,



Jackie said...

Hi Carolyn

I would love to join you but am a bit stressed as we had a leaking roof during the night after heavy rain and we had a big water bubble in the ceiling. I now have the roofer here repairing it outside, but not sure what we will have to do to the dining room ceiling. ( We live in a bungalow which is why the roof is above the dining room)

Have a lovely lunch party, it is 1pm here but I know your time is behind us so I am sure you are busy with all the preparations. Enjoy, Jackie in UK.

Shelia said...

Morning Carolyn! This is gorgeous as ever! Your blue transferware is so pretty and so is your flowers! The table looks awesome and wish I could really be there.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Donna said...

Hi Carolyn,
Your lilacs are so pretty against the blue and white china. I love the design on the tablecloth.


Cindy said...

Good morning, Carolyn,
Your blue and white tea is gorgeous! I love the tablecloth, too. You put things together so nicely. Your lilacs are so lovely, mine did not bloom this year, not sure why. I read that you need to talk to lilac bushes, so I did...at the risk of looking a bit crazy! Hopefully they get the message and bloom in profusion next year. 8)
Hugs, Cindy S

Bookie said...

I just bumped into your blog this mroning and what a lovely feast for the eyes it is! Your things are gorgeous, your gardens heavenly. I would love to visit...but so far away from Missouri.

Blue and white dishes are my favorites, Blue Willow esp. Some of us here were posting our tea cups collections last month, look here if you would be interested in a mix of pots and cups sitting around the house. http://claudiapage-bookie.blogspot.com/2010/05/blogging-with-tea-cups.html

Enjoy your luncheon....

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your table is lovely, Carolyn. The lilacs just show off your blue and whites so beautifully. Love the table cloth too. Hope you have a wonderful luncheon and thanks for joining me for Tea Time today.


The Tablescaper said...

What a lovely tea and how I love blue!

- The Tablescaper

Bella said...

Hi Carolyn! Such happy blue dishes! What a wonderful place to sit and enjoy your gorgeous garden! Our rain isn't letting up yet either... I have never seen so much rain (and being in Seattle thats really saying something!).

Riet said...

Beautiful blue and white set table Carolyn.

Beth said...

Carolyn, Love the blue tablecloth and your blue and white china. Your table looks so pretty! Pretty lilacs too - ours have been gone for several weeks now; I hear there is a new re-blooming lilac - how wonderful that would be!
Blessings, Beth
p.s. Stop by for my giveaway: http://foodasart-beth.blogspot.com


Thank you for the invite on the tea. I am in love with your blue china, just simply beautiful. I am a new follower so do please stop by for a visit. XO MARY

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Blue & white china, and lilacs? I think you just made one of my dreams a reality! ♥

Beverly said...

Oh, how I would love being able to have tea with you, Carolyn. Your home and heart are filled with beauty and grace.

I've been missing you on Saturdays.

Susan said...

Hi Carolyn...I loved your blue and white china, especially with the gorgeous lilacs. So lovely! Thanks for sharing. Sincerely, Susan

Islandsparrow said...

Such pretty china Carolyn. And beautiful lilacs - I love their fragrance! Glad to hear that the rain held off for your tour on Sat. It sure poured afterwards. I'm looking forward to the sunny days forecast for the weekend - let's hope they're right!

Beansieleigh said...

Oh Carolyn, your blue china is beautiful! I LOVE all the lilacs too!.. The gray skies here seem to threaten rain all day today, but the cool temps are a gift from God, for those of us who love to bake! Enjoy your luncheon, and have a wonderful week! ~tina

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Carolyn
Your blue and white dishes are perfect for a luncheon. The lilacs will contribute just the right amount of fragrance for your guests to enjoy.
Have a great time.

Anonymous said...

Hi Carolyn, i love your blue china! What a beautiful place to have tea, and look out at the beautiful gardens!!Have a great lunch....Kathy

DesigningLadyJane said...

I love all your blue and white dishes! I have a weakness for blue willow dishes, my mom had a few and I used to stare at all the details in it and wonder about the story in the picture. The blue tablecloth is perfect with it.

Georgianna said...

That pitcher is such a treasure, Carolyn, perfect with the lilacs. And may I say your photographs are more and more beautiful every day? Have a lovely rest of the week. – g

Angel-Smile said...

Hello Carolyn,
the blue and white china is so beautiful and the lilacs too.
I always enjoy your beautiful pictures and can stay for hours at your blog:-))


bicocacolors said...

what a beautiful pictures,
what a beautiful colours,
those thing inspiring me a lot!
thanks from Spain

Mumzie said...

The table setting is gorgeous...I love the lilacs,dishes,and tablecloth! Plus, the music takes me to another place. I love visiting your blog. Thanks for sharing! Yvonne

parTea lady said...

Your table setting is lovely. Blue and white china is my favorite and the lavender lilacs are perfect with it.

Bernideen said...

Last night I was in the yard - I loked over and my lilacs were all gone - I almost cried! How quickly that went but seeing yours here is delightful!