Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Victorian Garden Tea

Hello everyone!

On this beautiful sunny summer day I would love to have you join me for a Victorian Garden Tea.

 I took out my old victorian wicker chairs and looked around the 'garden' for a pretty cool spot to enjoy a cup of tea.
 As luck would have it we have a pretty big patch of fireweed growing on our property and I think it makes a perfect background for our tea today.

 We have some good books to enjoy and a pretty teapot for our tea.
 A bouquet of garden flowers adds some charm to our pretty little tea table.

 .                           It's amazing how pretty even wild flowers are.

                              The bees are loving this fireweed too.

        So,  dig out your hat and gloves and join me for a Victorian Tea  on this beautiful summer day.

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

Thank you for your visit!



Unknown said...

Foto incantevoli!!

The Charm of Home said...

So beautiful! Great capture of that bee!! :)

Bernideen said...

I love both this post and the one below! And all below that too!

Svetik said...

Спасибо за чай!!! У вас волшебный сад!!!

dizzyizzy said...


Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn,
What a perfect setting! I enjoyed seeing your fire weed, we have it too and it is a really pretty flower! I adore your pretty little table it matches the swirls a=of the whicker chairs so nicely!
I was enjoying your post below also, and evertime I see your hammock I think to myself I NEED one of those :-)
I am sure your garden tour will be lovely, I wish I lived near by!!!
We have had a cooler and drier summer too.... better that then the crazy heat :-)

Jonell w Harrison said...

I hope you wl share photos of your gathering on Wednesday..

Elzie said...

You've made so many beautiful posts lately and I have had a great time looking them through now. Your garden is just gorgeous and I realize what a hard job you must have had making it look that way. I sure aren't making any progress it seems, lol.
Hope you'll have a great Wednesday.
Love Elzie

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Carolyn,
What a beautiful post! your flowers are magnificent! so so pretty.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Aledia said...

What a gorgeous post, you have picked a wonderful place in your garden to enjoy your tea. Even your books are pretty...Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful night!

Aledia @ Plum Perfect

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn,
What a lovely spot for your tea. I never knew those flowers were called fireweed. My hubby has called them snake flowers his whole life! LOL! That's a terrific shot of the bee! Thank you for coming to tea today and enjoy the rest of the evening. Rain tomorrow?


Two Cottages And Tea said...

What a beautiful tea! Your property is so so beautiful and your wild flowers do better at your place than anywhere I've seen! You are so blessed with all your beauty, but I know hard work comes with it too! Wish I could join you for this tea. I do have quite a few hats to choose from!
Thank you for sharing.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

You chose a lovely spot for tea today. I remember the fireweed from PEI and wish it would grow freely here, but then I'd wish for lupines like you have too.

Anonymous said...

Hi Carolyn! Oh, how I wish I could join you for tea in your lovely garden! This spot is so pretty and those are wild flowers? Love your beautiful chairs and table and how you've set up for tea! As always your snaps are so beautiful!
I'm having a great summer, just very very hot here! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)


Olá Carolyn, que chá maravilhoso você preparou. O local escolhido é perfeito.

A foto com a abelha ficou incrível.


Uma boa semana.


Lara said...

Simply beautiful!! Gardens like yours are something I wish to have down thee road in the future - you give me inspiration to shoot for! I would love to sit there in your wicker chair - only I am a coffee girl. That first photo takes my breath away - amazing depth of field.

Heaven's Walk said...

Carolyn - your photos always leave me speechless. They're always so incredibly beautiful - just like something out of Victoria magazine. :)

xoxo laurie

Pamela Gordon said...

What a lovely post! The old wicker chairs are wonderful against the green and pinky purple of the fireweed. It would be delightful to join you for tea. Pamela

Andréa said...

I love your garden!

Michelle said...

What a beautiful table setting-- the fire weed matches perfectly. I love those wicker chairs-- especially the larger one with the arms.

Sanna - My Blueberry House said...

Hi Carolyn,

What a pretty picture. Your Victorian wicker chairs are beautiful with their many details. I also love the hammock I saw in the last post. Fits in perfectly in your lovely garden. I am so jealous of your summer. We have had a very cold summer, mostly rainy, with only a few days of warmth. I hope August will shine on us :)

Have a nice day,

Edith DUTERTRE said...

tout est tellement beau
que je ne peux refuser l' invitation
prendre un thé ,autour de si jolies
fleurs qu'on ne peux pas résister
dommage que la distance soit trop
mais par la pensée je serais prés
de vous
edith ( iris)

Barbara Neubeck said...

Hi Carolyn,
Thanks for the tea invitation. I would love to join you.
Your wicker chairs are so elegant...I love them.
I have never heard of fireweed before...it's lovely.
Have a good week
Barb from Australia

Susan said...

Hi Carolyn...

Love the Victorian wicker chairs. Well, actually, love everything you show. Susan

Jocelyn said...

Wow what a beautiful romantic setting!!

Jocelyn @

Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh this is so gorgeous. Looks straight out of a magazine.

The Tablescaper said...

How gorgeous! Your books look quite inspirational.

- The Tablescaper

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