Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Sunny Autumn Day Garden Tea

Hello Everyone,
      I am happy to have you stop by for another cup of tea in the garden on this beautiful autumn afternoon(these shots were actually taken a couple of weeks ago).I love the light in autumn but I had to block a little sun for us with the umbrella.
 The old bicycle above used to be my Dad's -when he was in his 70's he used to skoot around town on it.

I am using black and white toile today and I picked a lovely bouquet from the garden for our table.I love the toile vase they are in.

I do have a collection of black and white transferware but smaller then my red and white collection. I do find transferware in any color hard to resist-don't you?

Sorry,this pic is a bit washed out-all that sunshine!

An old basket full of hrdrangeas.

An old toile trasferware sugar bowl with an interesting history that came tucked away inside it.

If you would like to read I included a photo of it-hope you can read it.

Some hydrangeas and ivy in the cones on the arbor-built by my husband several years ago.

Sit down and relax for awhile and I will pull up another chair.
Well the garden has taken on more of it's autumn look in the last couple of weeks but I will have to give you a tour soon-it may not be as pretty as earlier in the season but it still has it's charm in the golden light of autumn.
If you love transferware you must visit Nancy at Nancy's Daily Dish as she has the biggest collection I have ever seen and she sells them in her online shop.
  I am joining Sandi today for Tea Time Tuesday again where there is always a welcoming cup of tea for all who visit her as well at Rose Chintz Cottage.

I hope you have a wonderful day!



Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Oh my goodness Carolyn that is absolutely beautiful!! I would love to have afternoon tea there with you :)

Gilda - Sweet sweet home said...

I'm sure your garden is taking the warm colors of autumn. It will be a joy for you to walk through the amber color of the leaves. I would love to get a good cup of tea surrounded by this beautiful garden. many greetings from Italy.Gilda

Shabby soul said...

Darling Carolyn your autumn tea corner is stunning, as always all your home and garden, you are able to create real poetry.
Can you tell me please which hydrangea is this?
Have a nice day

chateau de fleurs said...

Hi Carolyn, don't you just love the change of colors each season brings to us,I love you Fall vignette! So inspireing! XO Christie

Millie said...

Your fall garden is a delightful place for a cup of tea...wish I could stop by right now!

Vlaďka said...

Hello Carolyn,
your new post ist excelent! I love it. Your new first picture of roses is amazing.
Bye Vlaďka

Lady Jane said...

A beautiful place to come and sit and reflect and have a cup of tea. Thanks for letting me come and enjoy awhile. Cheers! LJ

Victorian1885 said...

I love your new header!! The Fall tea table looks so inviting.. I can't get enough of your transfer ware. I have chosen to stick with collecting red and blue only as I just don't have the room anymore to store & display it. Thank you for sharing the beauty in your life!


Linda said...

Glorious autumn day, Carolyn!

Love the sugar bowl and its story - I do recall you showing it to me when I visited. It's always so fascinating when someone takes the time to tuck a little history inside, and so thoughtful, tool...The antique teapot in the sidebar of my blog had a tiny note inside as well. I think that's what I love most about it!

I love the cones on the arbour filled with the ivies and hydrangeas - they are my favourites at this time of year. The hydrangeas seem to have a patina to them in fall.

I am always in awe of your many collections of transferware and so love to see them. I always enjoy seeing the endless ways in which you style your teas...Keep 'em coming! No pressure! Haha

Wishing you a beautiful sunny day!

Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

My dear Carolyn,
Your photos are gorgeous and your toile tea has me swooning! Is there anything prettier than toile in the garden? I think not. Absolutely stunning! Your hydrangeas are lovely and add such a sweet touch to the table. Love your Dad's bike! It's nice that you have it. I remember him, you know! Thank you for sharing; it's delightful! I'll be in touch soon.


Elzie said...

So beautiful! I too love that toile and the white pot too. Love white glass things as they are too.
Here we have real autumn weather today. Rain and wind. Bah! Not the kind of weather you want to sit out in the garden, lol.
Hope you have a nice day.
Love Elzie

Bente said...

Your garden is sooo gorgeous in the autumn too.

Have a nice rest of the week.

Hugs from here

Susan said...

Hello Dear Carolyn...Imagine finding that note inside the sugarbowl! What a great story. You should write it and submit it to a tea magazine with photos. It's a sure seller!

Hope your day is beautiful today. Your post is awesome, as always. Susan

Jonell said...

Carolyn thank you again for sharing and inspiring me..happens each time I stop by..all the time on another level as I am ooooooo & ahhhhhhhhhing I am seeing something I could with with material and supplies & dishes etc that I have...ahhhhhhhhhhh
[in South Alabama ]

Cozy Home Scenes said...

Hi Carolyn,

Wish you had done this post days ago! My Mom and I just got through decorating one of our porches for fall and used a bike, a plaid pillow, and a black chair. However, yours put our efforts to shame! You always have a true talent for decorating to make things look like they've come straight out of a magazine. Thanks for continuing to share your beautiful garden with us!


Beverly said...

Carolyn, it looks just perfect. And, I do have a time resisting transferware in all colors, but the blacks and the reds are my favorites. I love the yellows, but I haven't found a piece to purchase - yet.

June said...

This is gorgeous Carolyn. How I wish I really was sitting there with you and enjoying your glorious garden!
hugs from here...

Pamela Gordon said...

Carolyn, I am always amazed at the beauty in your garden and how you can set such beautiful tablescapes outdoors. I love the black and white toile theme. The sugar bowl is very interesting with it's historical note inside. I have a couple of things that had notes in them too - a precious way to pass on the history. Pamela

Abby said...

Such a beautiful garden! A lovely spot to visit.

Mari said...

Hi Carolyn~love the sugar bowl and the history behind it :) your black and white transfer ware is just gorgeous :)


Gayle Page-Robak said...

Tea time with you, Carolyn, would be so special. Absolutely love your settings, just gorgeous and so beautifully displayed. I have joined your blog and look forward to returning. I am a fellow Canadian, from Manitoba. I hope you will join my followers list and grab a blog button as well. Hugs, Gayle

achter-de-linden said...

Hello Carolyn,
What a gorgeous pictures of your garden! Thank you for sharing it with us....
Greetings from the Nederlands

Cindy said...

These photos are perfection! Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing,

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What beautiful dishes! And what an artifact that very old sugar bowl is. It looks like black flow blue. The letter is pretty fabulous all by itself. What a find! And combined with your usual panache!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I am glad that I scrolled down further and saw this beautiful outdoor tea post!!

Such a stunning setting!
I am really in love with those black and white dishes!! I may have to look for some of those for myself!!