Saturday, May 26, 2012

Blossom Time Tea

Happy Pink Saturday!
    Today is a special day over at Beverly's How Sweet the Sound as it is the fourth birthday of the popular Pink Saturday parties. So I have prepared a little tea under the beautiful blossoms of our old apple tree. We have a few really old apple trees in our garden that are loaded with blooms this year.

They are white but have a blush of pink.

Our tea cups are called Blossom Time.
We are using various pink china some old and some new.I made cookies with pink sugar on them to go with the tea.
This is in our Chelsea Garden where we are enclosed by the garden on three sides.

I made some whole wheat raisin scones-they are not my prettiest but they taste good.

An old hammock under the apple blossoms awaits in the background after tea.

Some pretty flowers on an old wooden ladder.

My delightful daughter Emily came to join us for tea.

Looks like Emily has beat us to the hammock!

 Thank you, Beverly for all the hard work you put into hosting a party every Saturday and giving every pink lover so much pleasure. Check out all the birthday fun at How Sweet the Sound.

Enjoy your weekend and thank you for visiting,



Deb said...

Hi Carolyn
This is such a beautiful post. The tea-cups are just gorgeous. I would love to see more of them. I love apple blossoms and enjoy our tree every year. You have such a lovely garden. Hugs, Deb

Ineke Original said...

Just love this!
Happy Pink Saturday greetings from Holland!
with love,

podso said...

Simply beautiful, Carolyn! And how nice to have your lovely daughter joining you for tea and in the photos. It think your healthy scones look delicious.

I was looking at my stats recently and notice that I've gotten more visits via your blog than anywhere else--over several years! Interesting! and grateful! Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy your beautiful weather.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Such a beautiful setting! Your tea looks so inviting and also the hammock! Your daughter looks like you, so pretty! Have a great weekend!

Warm Heart Bears said...

What a beautiful place to have tea. The china pattern is lovely. Happy Pink Saturday and Memorial Day.

Gabriela Delworth - Instructional Designer said...

HPS! 4th Year!!!

What a beautiful garden you have.
Love your tea decor.


Anonymous said...

A lovely tea. Pretty pinks.
Happy Pink Saturday!

Southerncook said...


The geranium you had in one of your photos, I found the same one in our area and bought it. I had never seen one like it. I'm sure the heat of our summer will take it's toll but I am going to baby it along as best I can. Maybe place it in morning filtered sun when it gets so hot. It is so unusual. Beautiful post as always.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Unknown said...

Very pretty and I love the rustic look of the scones.

Sonia said...

I love everything..what a magical relaxing place to have tea! Gorgeous!
Miss Bloomers

Marilyn Miller said...

Just gorgeous! How I would love tea and a lie down in that hammock under the apple tree. Apple blossoms are one of my all time favorite things. Now I know I had a cup like this, I wonder where it is. Must go searching.

Shari Valicenti said...

A lovely enjoyed it. I am imagining sitting at that lovely table on those beautiful chairs and then curling up in the hammock with a wonderful book. Thanks for sharing such lovelies!

nelly said...

Ах, какво вълшебно място, истинска приказка!!! Благодаря ти за този пост, пренесох се на едно прекрасно място и се размечтах. Поздрави и хубава неделя от мен.

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Your celebratory tea is gorgeous, and so is Emily.

I adore your Chelsea garden- it is so shady and lush and private and cool and wonderful - a perfect place for a nap in that hammock.

Tell Em when I get there she has to get out of the hammock and take turns! : - )

Julie said...

What a beautiful garden setting for teatime. The teacups are just gorgeous!

J.Rylie.C said...

Such a sensational entry for Pink Birthday!

Please come and link at my Color Connection meme through my PINKentry, hope you'll join the fun!

Amy Chalmers said...

Carolyn you know you do live in the prettiest environment! Of course it of your own making, and I just love it!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn,
What a pretty post! I love apple blossoms {and lilacs} as they remind me of my grandmother. There was an orchard between her house and ours when I lived in NB. Brings back wonderful memories!
I love the Blossom Time pattern. It's so pretty and perfect for this time of year.
My aunt {by marriage} inherited her mother's set and my aunt has it all set up in her china cabinet. It's simply delightful to see it all together like that. Hope you're having a lovely weekend.


Naturegirl said...

Carolyn you are such a gracious hostess whenever one stops by!
So inviting and what a treat viewing your garden! I love love the idea of the old ladder with potted plants! Very inspiring!You are one talented hostess with all the personal touches to your tea table! Have a wonderful weekend in your garden!

Betty Stapleton said...

What a pretty site, love it all. The tea looks so wonderful, table and chairs, the hammock. Saw in a magazine today to put up an old ladder and I have the perfect one. Then I saw yours. I must go and look through more of your old posts. Even your daughter is beautiful. thank you for sharing.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Such a wonderful setting, almost to lovely to be real. You have such a talent for creating beauty.

Linda Carole Bloom said...

Those scones look yummy. What a nice afternoon, drinking tea and a nap in the hammock afterward!

Rowan said...

This looks a perfect spot for a hot summer afternoon, I'm always grateful for the shade from the trees in my garden when the temperatures soar. My apple trees are laden with blossom too, I may even cut a few sprays later.

Denise @English Purple Ribbon said...

Hi Carolyn! Your tea post is like a beautiful dream. Denise

Journey to Orient said...

Wow... is Beautiful

Merlesworld said...

Love your hammock I could sleep there all day.

Beverly said...

Thank you, Carolyn, for this wonderful post to celebrate Pink Saturday's Fourth Birthday. I appreciate you always making Pink Saturday special.♥ Your tea setting is so pretty, and your Emily is a beauty.

Your table set is lovely. One of my father's cousins always had a similar set in her front yard, and I loved it since I was a child. I keep my eye open to find one, but they are hard to find around here.