Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Garden Tea

Hello everyone,

With all the lovely weather we are having I am enjoying tea in the garden again today. I hope you can join me! As you can see I have picked a beautiful bouquet from the garden for our table.

The theme is red and cream today.

Many of you know that I love red and white(cream) transferware dishes so we will use them today.

While we are sipping our tea we can enjoy the garden.

This is the hillside garden behind us-it has a lot of different coneflowers in bloom now.

This is the garden from the opposite side of our table.

I am so glad you could join me for tea today! Now I would like to share the good news that my Mom has had her tubes removed and is able to join in the tea party today also. Mom is still very weak but I think now that she can eat again she will get stronger each day. Thank you again for all your compassion and prayers- I am very grateful to you all! I am off to visit her now.

Take care,



Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Carolyn
Thank you for that beautiful and lovely images
I enjoy watching them

Madelief said...

Hi Carolyn,

I am so glad to hear that the tubes are removed and your mother is getting better!! I so happy she can join you for tea once more. I enjoyed todays post very much; the beautiful bouquet, the pictures of your garden. Thank you for sharing!

Enjoy your day!

Lieve groet, Madelief

podso said...

Thankful for the good news on your mom. And I always enjoy a look at my favorite kind of dishes!

NanaDiana said...

What a wonderful day-Tea with your Mom again! I am so glad that she is healing and I know that she will continue to improve now that she can eat again. Blessings- Diana

A Garden of Threads said...

Oh Carolyn I am so glad your Mom is able to attend tea. Your photos of the garden are perfect, you have a beautiful garden. Have a great visit with your Mom.

Tretswelt said...

Tea Time is wonderfull!!Du hast wunderschönen Bilder.Schöne Gruß.Luciene.

Brenda ~ The Heminger Farmhouse said...

Hello Carolyn, I am so happy to hear that your mother is doing well, and what a beautiful tea setting with your favorite china :) As always, your garden is simply breath-taking!

Have a lovely time visiting your sweet Mother :)

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Carolyn...

First of all, I'm so happy to hear that your mother is doing better! Still sending prayers and good thoughts her way, my friend!

Carolyn, I do believe that you set the prettiest garden tea in all of Blogland!!! Ohhh...I just wish you could hear all my ooohs and aaahs when I visit your place! hehe! This garden tea is especially a favorite of mine because the red and cream transferware is my favorite!!! Ohhh...and your floral bouquets are simply gorgeous...I can just about smell the sweetness of those beautiful blooms!!! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely garden tea with us's always such a pleasure, sweet lady!!!

Carolyn, you know how I am a big fan of your photography! I am thinking about purchasing a new camera..something with more options than what I have now. Right now I basically have just a "point and shoot" camera...a Sony Cybershot. Anyway, I was wondering if you would mind telling me what kind of a camera you are using? I sure would appreciate it!

Have a wonderful day, my friend!
Chari @Happy To Design

Unknown said...

I'm so in love with that beautiful bouquet. They flowers are stunning, yet simplistic in their beauty.

Hélène Flont , french illustrator said...

Just like you Carolyn, red & rose and white are my favourite shades, especially with flowers. Lovely tea party . It's always charming to be here. ♥ hélène Flont

My Grama's Soul said...

It is rainy, cold and overcast in Montana today. I would so be there joining you for tea.



Sandi (Meme) said...

What a pretty area for you (and I) to enjoy! Thanks for the invite, I felt VERY welcome! Sandi

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful romantic table setting for tea, Carolyn. Looks like right out of the pages of Victoria magazine... so lovely. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures with us.
I am so glad to hear your mom is doing better! How wonderful! I'm so happy forher, you and your family.
Take care,
~ Jo :)

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I am happy to hear that your mom is on her way to wellness. Your red and white them was so lovely today.

Erin | Bygone Living said...

That bouquet is absolutely gorgeous! I'm so glad you mother was able to join you :)

P.S.- Just received a brochure in the mail yesterday of Prince Edward Island; I'm determined to go one of these days! ♥

Anonymous said...

As always, it is a great pleasure to visit your blog.
Thank you to share with us this beautiful tea party.
Pinks and whites are very romantic. I love them.
I wish you a nice rest a week.
Hélène Glehen - artiste française

Carolyn said...

Hi Chari,
The camera I use is a Canon Rebel xti and I love it!

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments.


Cindy said...

Hi Carolyn,
So glad to hear that your mom is recuperating and eating will certainly help her to grow stronger.
Your tea looks so lovely and so beautiful in your beautiful garden surroundings. Perfect place for a tea! I am still vacationing on the other side of Canada from you, that's why I haven't been around much. Be home soon though.
Hugs, Cindy S

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Carolyn,

What a great message that your Mom is joining you for the tea party... however weak but feeding her soul will help her on the mend!
Am too busy to write more; company is coming tomorrow from The Netherlands; still LOTS to be done...
Greetings from Georgia,


Bernideen said...

Glad to hear the good report. I do believe that if we ask humbly of the Lord he answers!

Mari said...



ღ M@ddy ღ said...

Cara, sono felicissima per la tua mamma!
E anch'io adoro il rosso e il "bianco crema"...persino nei dolci, ah ah !!!!
(I frutti rossi con la crema mi fanno impazzire!)

Tanti baci, e buona convalescenza per la tua mamma!

♥ Maddy

Kom Achterom said...

What a beautiful beautiful garden!!
I love your tea table. and so nice that your mother is getting better
have a nice evening

Flor de Princesa said...

Dear Carolyn, beatifull work. kisses

Sanna - My Blueberry House said...

Hi Carolyn,

Good to hear that your mother is feeling better today. Lovely photos. The bouquet on the table is so beautiful.

Have a nice day,

Cristina said...

Qué bonito... Como siempre!

Deanna said...

Dearest Carolyn,
Thankful that your mom is doing better. God bless you both.

The red and cream are perfect for this garden tea!!!

It lightly rained today and cooled off the hot drearies. Tea with thee is a nice treat.

Thank you for inviting me to your gorgeous garden. It is very refreshing. I needed some time to just sit and enjoy God's nature that you tend to.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your tea is just beautiful, Carolyn. Of course you know I too love red and cream transferware! I'm glad to know your mother is feeling better. She would have loved your red tea in the garden today.
We spent the day at the beach again and just got home. Amazing weather we're having!


Anonymous said...

Tea and garden. Two of my favorite things!
What wonderful news about your mother - I am so happy to hear it!

Bohemian said...

What a delightful spread you have set before us for Tea in the Garden. I love having Tea in the Garden. I have that very tablecloth as a matter of fact... only after many Teas over time in the fierce Arizona Sun it has now faded to muted Pink and White. *smiles* I'm also loving your Music... very tranquil and beautiful. So glad to hear your Mom is recovering nicely.

Dawn... The Bohemian

It's me said...

I am glad your mom is doing better...i come and sit by you for a nice cup of Ria...

Pamela said...

Gorgerous transferware and love the red cabbage tablecloth!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Wonderful news about your mother, Carolyn! Enjoy your tea with her and thank you for sharing your beautiful bouquets!~Hugs, Patti

Susan said...

Hello Carolyn....So happy your Mom could have her tea today. That was great news.

I love the red and cream color theme. Very lovely.

Your photos are enticing, as always. You have such a gorgeous yard. And I just LOVE that birdie bath with the angels. I even called our local Restore today to see if they had any bird baths. They didn't. Boo hoo.

Take care, Carolyn. Have a peaceful evening. Susan

Rosy Inspiration said...

I'm glad to hear the good news regarding your mum. Enjoy the rest of your perfect summer, we're getting into Spring, so good days are ahead of us, yay! The red and cream are so striking and stunning.

Georgianna said...

So glad to hear the news about your Mom, Carolyn. I adore the red and cream theme, beautifully done. Thank you for this lovely interlude and continued wishes for your Mom's recovery. – g

Rose Garden Malevik said...




Hugs from Sweden Håkan :)

Unknown said...

Dag Carolyn,
Dank je wel voor de werkelijk schitterende foto's. Wat een prachtige boeket en wat een mooie romantischtafel met qua kleur bijpassend servies. Blij te horen dat het weer wat beter gaat met je moeder. Groet haar van me!
Fijne dag nog en lieve groet, Marja

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Hi Carolyn, I didn't realize your Mom wasn't well, but I'm glad she's feeling much better. I hope she heals quickly and this will soon pass to just enjoy being in better health.


Hrabia said...

beautiful Garden and hause ....lOVE :)