Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tea on the Porch

Hello everyone,
      I hope you are all enjoying these beautiful days of spring. This is my favorite time of the year when everything is so green and lush and there is the promise of all the beauty yet to come. Our lilacs are just starting to pop so as I walk around the garden this morning I had my first wift of there beautiful fragrance. The song of so many birds also brings so much pleasure on my little tours around the garden.It is always hard to leave the garden this time of the year even to come indoors. This could be why I shed a few pounds this time of year only to put them back on when I move back indoors in the fall!
  Anyway, it is tea time on the veranda(screened porch)today and it is so good to be out here on these warm sunny days.

This cup and saucer was given to me and it has the ladies slipper on it -the flower emblem for Prince Edward Island.
This Shelley teacup was also a gift from a good friend.
Some tulips from the garden for a little bouquet.

After tea you can curl up on the old iron bed for a nap if you like!

The pretty pink Angelique tulip-not overly perennial in our garden but some always come back for a couple of years at least. I must remember to get more in the fall as they are one of my favorites.
The other end of the porch is the dining area.
Well, I hope you enjoyed  tea on the porch. I must get back out to the garden, as I have some new plants to get planted and it is going to shower tonight so perfect timing!

My husband is up on the roof of the barn painting the steel-I can hardly bare to watch him as I am afraid of heights -fortunately he has no fear!

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

Thank you for visiting,



Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh how lovely!

Your tulips, teacups, porch, bed, everything - so so beautiful!

Hope Mr. Aiken makes it down safely!!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Carolyn
After hours in the garden, I'm sure relaxing with tea on the porch is a welcome respite.
Our lilacs are just starting to open now too - I love this time of year!
Happy Gardening.

WhiteWhispers2u said...

So relaxing & pretty.I would love to curl up for a nap on that lovely bed~Cheers Kim

Millie said...

It's all lovely! The teacups, the Angelique tulips...everything!!

Susan said...

Beautiful photos, Carolyn. Sooooo pretty. And the background music was lovely, too. Susan

Hulda said...

I really love your romantic styling on the porch. It looks so refreshing and nice. Great bird house you got there. :) Lovely cups too. :)

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...

Beautiful as always!

Devon said...

Oh how can you leave that beautiful porch,,such a lovely place,,thanks for inviting us to join you for a cup of tea..

Pamela Gordon said...

I think I could curl up there for a nap right now! After a cup of tea. It has been showering here but the sun is making an appearance right now. Very humid so maybe a thunder shower later on.

Deb said...

That little Shelley tea-cup has my attention. Gorgeous.

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Hi Carolyn,
Your veranda looks so cozy and beautiful!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a nice break, Carolyn! I love how you've used the shutters at the one end.

Shelia said...

So lovely Carolyn! Hope you're doing well.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

sabrymagic said...

Carolyn è sempre un piacere venirti a trovare!!
La tua porcellana è molto bella ed anche i tulipani!!
Buon giardinaggio!!
Un abbraccio

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Carolyn,
Your Angelique tulip is gorgeous! I love the colour of it! Your teacups are both very pretty. I used to have a Lady's Slipper teacup but alas, it got broken during one of our moves. I still have the saucer though.
Your porch is a lovely spot for tea and isn't the weather amazing the past few days! Thanks for joining me for tea today and have a lovely evening.


AshTreeCottage said...

It's always such a delight to visit you Carolyn. I always feel as though I have been on a mini vacation at the most charming inn!

Susan and Bentley

Cozy Little House said...

You have the most beautiful home and gardens!

Bonnie said...

So lovely I could relax there and not tire of all the beautiful scenery. Gorgeous china and interiors.

Ann said...

Dropping in from Tea Time Tuesdays. Oh, I love the porch teatime photos! And all the decor and flowers make the room feel like a sweet dream! You have such a flair for making a room beautiful.

In His Lo♥e, Ann

Magnolia Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn,
What a beautiful place to have tea..so elegant & lovely. I love your teacups and flowers. What a beautiful post. Have a wonderful day!

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Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

My goodness!
You have the most beautiful and romantic porch ever!
I love the colors, the furniture, the flowers, love it all!

Julie said...

Hi Carolyn - this is a lovely post. I have the same lady slipper teacup and saucer. Your flowers are breath taking but what really makes me jealous is your old iron bed. My fondest wish is a screened in porch with a bed for afternoon naps...J

Rowan said...

THis looks a delightful spot to spend an hour or so having tea and relaxing. I love the cup and saucer with the lady's slipper orchid on, it' so delicate and pretty.

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