Friday, June 10, 2011

A Simple White Tea

Hello everyone, 
        We had some sunshine today but it was cool so I happily stayed indoors and did some tidying up and some baking. The garden is coming along nicely and I don't think the weeds have anywhere to grow now so it should be easy sailing (well,gardening) for awhile.
    I like to set up a pretty tea in our sunroom for our house and garden tour so I thought I would snap a few pictures while I was at it.
This little teaset came home with me from Halifax as my  daughter MADE me buy it! It was on clearance at Wicker Emporium and I argued with her that I did not need another teaset but she insisted- bad girl Jen! He He!
Those sparkly diamonds are just so pretty-don't you think?

The lilac is called Primrose and it has a creamy yellow tinge to it when it first comes into bloom.

I am using this pretty thrift shop tablecloth that was just a couple of dollars and has beautiful hand work on it.

It is going to be a sunny weekend here and I am looking forward to sharing our home and garden with the lovely people from Japan on Saturday afternoon and again on Monday morning.

I am happily joining Bernideen for her Saturday Garden Tea Party, so go and pay her a visit if you have not already done so.

For those of you who asked for my biscuit recipe for the shortcake post please click here.

I hope you all have a bright and sunny weekend!



erin said...

oh carolyn, it is always such a pleasure to see the beauty here at your blog! don't you love when the garden is so filled that the "weeds have nowhere to grow"? it's still 95+ degrees here in the south and no rain......makes gardening kind of uncomfortable.
happy weekend to you,

Victorian1885 said...

Good evening Carolyn
Your new tea set is glorious! Yes we did sell our only two weeks and the couple that purchased it are buying allot of our Antique furniture so I am happy about that. We have a month where we have both places so once we get moved July 4th I will have a big house sale and sell the rest of out collections. Have a great weekend!

A Garden of Threads said...

Carolyn, Your daughter is correct you needed that gorgeous tea set. Stunning! I hope you have a wonderful garden tour. Take care:)

Bernideen said...

Carolyn: This is so "restful looking" and makes the shoulders relax just looking. Very refreshing. Thank you for participating in Tea in the Garden on Saturday. I hope you have a lovely weekend as well and that sure is a beautiful teaset!

Camille said...

Love your table setting and the lilacs, so beautiful ~ Thank you for the biscuit recipe ~

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

I ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO HAVE that teaset!! Where oh where did you get it. I will be dreaming on this for days and days.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn
The new tea set is just adorable, you couldn't have passed it by, could you? :-)
Our bus tour is coming tomorrow and the weatherman is calling for rain but I hope it holds off. Good luck with your group.

Jennifer Zuri said...

What a beautiful table setting! Your blog is one of my favorites.

Anonymous said...


Gorgeous photos as always. I just purchased the very same tea set at Wicker Emporium! It came with a sweet white iron rack for hanging the cups and stacking the plates. I love the sparkly bling for a change on the table. Lol I intend to use it for a fun tea occasion. My husband is amazed that you and I have such similar tastes...Enjoy your Japanese guests and have a beautiful weekend.


Virginia Hortela said...

Olá!!! Eu não podia passar sem deixar meu comentário...linda a louça!!! Um luxo!!! Eu gosto muito de uma mesa bem arrumada, alegra o dia e a vida! Bom final de semana! Beijos, Virginia.

Susan said...

Oh,I loved seeing the white tea set up, Carolyn. Can I come visit with the Japanese tourists? We had two foreign exchanged students from Japan and loved them so much.

Take care and have fun! Susan

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Oh Carolyn, how could you not walk away from that adorable tea set?? It is really lovely and very unique! Beautiful photos as usual!~Hugs, Patti

Mariette said...

Dearest Carolyn,

What a beautiful and dreamy tea... I envy you for those perfect lilacs; my favorite color! Jen was not stupid for making you purchase these cups. So special and they fit your table well. Guests will be impressed by it.

Have a lovely weekend.

Lots of love,


Atelier de Charo said...

Always enjoy visit your sweet blog!


Carol E. in AZ said...

I love, love, LOVE your beautiful tea set. Oh how I wish I lived in your neck of the woods. Your home, garden, decorating, etc is just so beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us.

Johanna said...

Hello Carolyn,
your tea set is sooo pretty, there were no need, to MAKE me buy it - I would have done it before my daughter could breeth. Really impressive photos - are you a professional photographer?
Thank you for sharing his delightful tea.
Best greetings, Johanna

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Your tea set is pretty :) :) I've never seen tea things with rhinestones. So this is a first for me :) :) I like all the sparkle. A woman can never have to much sparkle in her life ;) :)

The heart-shaped cookie looks delicious :) :)

Have a great weekend. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

letrecivette said...

Always enjoy visit your blog ! I love it!
Nice week end!

Susis gelbes Haus said...

Oh Carolyn.. this porcellan is a dream.. and this white flowers.. - I love this, too.. Your blog is so beautiful..
Hugs Susi

The Rosegarden in Malevik said...
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The Rosegarden in Malevik said...

Hello Carolyn
What a WONDERFUL Post :)
I say it again,,,,,,,,,You have the most beautiful Blog in the World :)
and do not miss




Håkan ( The Roseman)

Raffaella said...

Eeehhh... white is white... totally chic!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a beautiful post , as usual!
But that tea set is to die for!
It is the prettiest tea set I have ever seen!


Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

the tea set is so unusual and beautiful!

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

What a pretty teaset. It looks perfect in your morning room. Oh those daughters, mine are exactly the same!

I did some baking today as well (Blueberry Pecan loaf). The house smells heavenly :-)!

Have a lovely pentecostal weekend!

Madelief x

notcathy said...

What a stunning photos.. I love the tea presentation.. It looks fabulous.. I just new to your blog and it's amazing blog site.

More hugs.. :)

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Hélène Flont ✿Fine Art said...

Love all the shades of creamy white. Everything looks so dreamy and the lilac is just gorgeous.

Bente said...

Hello Carolyn. That tea set is fantastic. You make such fantastic pictures.


Lady Chris said...

Your tea seat is perfection! We don't have a Wicker Emporium here in the U.S. I don't think they ship items either.

We need a buyer up in Canada for us U.S. folks...there are so many of us that would love to have a set like that!


Lady Chris said...

Ok, I'm posting again. I wanted to tell you that I have come back to this tea set again and again...I can't stop looking at it. It's absolutely fabulous!

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