Monday, July 18, 2011

Tea Time

Hello everyone,
       I am happy you stopped by today for tea as I made some cupcakes and I need a little help eating them!

Let's have a cup of tea and a sandwich or two first.
I am not a fancy cake decorator like some of you so a little viola is as good as it gets around here!

I thought we could sit out under the mock oranges today and enjoy their sweet fragrance and beauty.

Mock orange

Hope you enjoyed our tea and cupcakes under the mock oranges today.

I am joining Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage today for Tea Time Tuesday.

We had a strange day weather wise today as it started out sunny then a thunder shower followed by sunshine and finally a little more thunder before cooling off for the evening. I took lots of garden photos early and then lots more after the rain to capture the beauty of the raindrops! I will share those with you later and the roses are blooming now so I took some pretty pics of those too.
Thank you for visiting,



Trish - Sweetology101 said...

I love using violas!! This is a beautiful post. I enjoyed having tea here tonight. Thanks for sharing your beauty. Blessings to you.

Shelia said...

Hi Carolyn! What a beautiful tea! I love those little violas on the cupcakes. The cupcakes were delicious but the star fish was a little crunchy! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Pamela Gordon said...

A lovely post and I love the violas on your cupcakes. It was hot and humid again here today but not as hot as Sunday! Did you see my post on Kingsbrae Garden? Have you been there? Such a beautiful place but I kept thinking of you and your beautiful gardens. Have a wonderful week. Pamela

Olga said...

Those cupcakes look wonderful. And the garden tea setting is so lovely. Thank you for this beautiful post!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn
I don't decorate much either on cakes, they end up too pretty to eat.
Your tea in the garden looks delightful, hope it is cooler there.

Susan said...

Hello Carolyn. Oh, how I would love a sniff of that beautiful mock orange. Everything looks so nice. Thanks for sharing. Susan

Millie said...

A delightful spot to have a cup of tea...and those pretty cupcakes...

Kathryn Ross said...

A splendid tea, milady! The cupcakes looked dreamy - loved the pansy garnish! Now, about your garden flowers - your photos made them so crisp and clear I could almost smell them! So lovely!
Miss Kathy

Deborah said...

Lovliness in the garden..thanks so much for the tea & cupcakes!

Deborah xoxo

Teagarden said...

Thank you very much, that we can be as often as your guests. I enjoy it again and again!
Best regards,

Rowan said...

THe cupcakes look delicious and I prefer simple decorations. Such a lovely part of the garden to sit and eat them too - I love mock oranges.

Bonjade said...

Of course I will help you eating them.....that's a job I like to do
How I love that silver paper for the cupcakes...never seen this in Holland.....georgeous!
Fine day

Bonjade said...

Oh....and of course.....thankx for the cupcakes....they were delicious

Shel said...

I love your whole setting...your garden is truely touched by an "angel"!
Your cupcakes are simply perfect.
I love your blog.

Johanna said...

Hello Carolyn,
what a sweet decor make those little violas. Your china looks like lace and the whole tea setting is very romantic. Thank you for having me for tea.
Best greetings, Johanna

It's me said...

Stef@ said...

lovely!!!!!!!I wish be there.. in heaven!!!

millefeuilles said...

Joyful! I adore your photography.

I often use violas and other blooms to decorate my cakes. Infact I included lavender in my shortbread recipe in my penultimate blog post. Here in the Loire Valley we have an awful lot of lavender at the moment!

Thank you for inviting us for tea in your little corner of paradise.

giovanna said...

I love white.....

Snap said...

Beautiful gardens, delicious looking cupcakes, wonderful! Happy Tea Day!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Well Carolyn if you set aside a chair for me I would be happy to eat your cupcakes in your beautful garden. V

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Carolyn,
What a beautiful post! I love your cupcakes with the little viola on the top...I'm sure they tasted as good as they looked. What a beautiful place to live PEI...everything looks so green and lush. It reminds me of British Columbia where I am from but now live in Kansas. We are drying up down here with temperatures of 40C and no rain for a month or more. Visiting your blog is so refreshing. I will be back again...thank you for the eye candy!
Maura :)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn,
What a gorgeous spot for a tea! I can just imagine how heavenly those blossoms smell too. Your little cupcakes look so demure adorned with their sweet little posies. Lovely post. Thanks for joining me for tea and I hope your week is going well. Today was such a nice day that we spent the entire day out at the beach! We've waited a long time for this!


Charlotte said...

Very, very lovely. Your heart tea sandwiches are so cute...and the cupcakes with the violas are too!

Love your outdoors tea spot with the flowers.


Carol said...

How Charming Carolyn! Perfect tea. Lovely, Lovely. I am sure very yummy too. Beautiful whites. How I miss the mock orange blossoms. It must have been heavenly to sit amongst the sweetness. I hope you are enjoying the summer days. Carol