Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Summer Garden Tea

Hello everyone,
I thought we should have tea in the garden again while the weather is still warm enough. I choose this shady spot in the garden under the trees by the hostas and annebelle hydrangeas.

           The blue and white gingham tablecloth looks pretty with the china.
 This is a Skye McGhie pattern called Rose Brocade.

                  I picked up three of these teacups at a second hand store for $2.
                                       A bouquet of flowers from the garden.

   The Rose Bouquet teapot.

   I hope we can squeeze in a few more summer garden teas before moving onto Fall.

           I am joining Rose Chintz Cottage today for Tea Time Tuesday and Bernideen's Tea Time Blog for Tea in the Garden.

          Enjoy your day!



Unknown said...

So lovely! I'm so glad I happened upon your blog, everything you do is just so amazing!

My girls and I would love to do things like this. I feel inspired. Thank you!

June said...

Hi dear Carolyn,
I always love tea in the garden with you! You create the loveliest tablescapes and always have something yummy to offer. Not to mention all the beauty that surrounds us.

Now, if I could just find a way to really sit in your beautiful garden with you!!! But for now, this is perfect!
sending hugs...

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Photos :D So happy I found your blog x **New Follower via GFC**

The Snowdrop Project said...

What a lovely post.
The blue and white china is delightful, a real favourite.
Have a lovely day,

Palmieri Savina Tecla said...

E' tutto un sogno il tuo blog!
Ti seguo da tanto tempo e anche se non conosco l'inglese i tuoi post parlano da soli!!!!
Un abbraccio

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Just gorgeous, I would so enjoy sipping tea with you in that lovely gardenscape with that beautiful china!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn,
How lovely! Love the Rose Brocade china! It looks very pretty on the checkered tablecloth and your posies make a sweet bouquet. Thanks for joining me for tea and have a wonderful week.


whiterose42 said...

Hi Carolyn
It all looks so inviting and lovely...love the $2 teacups, so old and pretty.
I hope we enjoy more tea in the garden before the autumn arrives!
Have a lovely week:)
Fiona x

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Carolyn,
I love the blue and white, its so refreshing and pretty! I really love your china with the blue and white checked table cloth. Such a lovely table. What a peaceful place to relax and slip tea and eat a cookie..I do love cookies..
Have a sweet day sending hugs, Elizabeth

Bernideen said...

Carolyn - please come link for my Tea In The Garden. Yours are always so lovely and peaceful!

Ruthie Miller said...

blues are always clean and fresh and comforting. I just love the way the gingham sets all those blue treasures off. Very pretty. I don't want your summer teas to end yet! Your garden is abundant!
A pleasure for all of us.
Ruthie from : http://www.ladybstimefortea.blogspot.com

Marilyn Miller said...

sooo very soothing.

Cotton Peony said...

Well are not those salt & pepper revamps into vases just as sweet as can be? Love it Carolyn.

And danity blue cups on a warm summer afternoon make the day just dreamy.

with love,

Cotton Peony

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The blue gingham is a perfect compliment to your Skye McGhie china pattern. I also like the shape of the teapot and its big handle.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Your teas are always so beautiful, Carolyn. Glad there is still time for a few more..Happy Tuesday..Judy

Susan said...

Quite enchanting, I'd say, Carolyn. Ohhhhh, such a pure delight to behold your decor, including the charming teacups. GREAT JOB! Susan

Charlene said...

I LOVE lambs & your blue/white china. Such a pretty table.

Shabby Brocante, Karen said...

Just beautiful! I am in love with hostas. Probably, because I can't have them here. Not enough shade...anywhere in my garden. Maybe someday! Everything is just so pretty!!!

Mogis Cottage said...

How beautiful the tablecloth is and the China,too. That looks so romantic. Maybe you dont believe it, but its true, I am a collector of tablecloth and I have 130 pieces of them.
Iam really ashamed, because you never need so many of them and most of the time you always use the same.
I send you my best regards,
have a nice wednesday, Tina

Coleen said...

All of your photos are stunning. I've saved one from awhile ago (a spring garden?) and used it as my desktop. Thanks for sharing all these beautiful pics.

The Snowdrop Project said...

Blue and white - everyone's favourite.
Simply charming.
Hope you have a lovely day,

Zaa said...

Hi Carolyn... Such a beautiful post in blue ..There's nothing prettier... Such a gorgeous set too... Thanks for sharing ... Hugs