Tuesday, April 2, 2013

A Garden Theme Tea

                                                                  Hello everyone,
                              It is a sunny but cool here today -way too cool and dull yet, for outdoor garden teas.So, I thought a nice indoor garden theme tea would give us a pick me up.So we can have tea and enjoy the flowers at the same time.I am using green and white toile and both fabrics and china. You know how I love toile in any color!
                            My tulips and roses from Easter are still hanging on.
                        My teapot from Winner's a few years ago is always a favorite. It has no markings on the bottom but I seem to remember the box said it was made in England.
                                            Love these green and white toile teacups.
                                            A garden theme on the mantel.
                                 I have a hard time passing up these old china pieces.
                             I just got these teacups yesterday at a local thrift shop.I don't often see green and white here so I snapped them up pretty quick!

                       I am happy to have my geraniums from last year come into bloom again-reminds me of good things to come!
              Well it may be on the cool side outdoors but it is warm and sunny in here so we can might as well linger over a good cup of hot tea!

I am joining Bernideen's Tea Time blog for Tea with Friends,
and Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday.

Thank you for your visit,


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I am always thrilled to see your transferware, Carolyn! You find the nicest pieces at your thrift stores. It is very rare that I see transferware at ours here. Your flowers look lovely. I am enjoying my tulips inside still, too. My pink ones are looking about the same as yours ~ fully open now.

Bernideen said...

Oh boy -another bargain...love them. What a pretty table with these new "old" arrivals and that teapot with the birdie is always a favorite one to see!

The Tablescaper said...


I'd say you improvised for an outdoor tea perfectly!

- The Tablescaper

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful! I love the teapot with the bird on the top. It sure is cold here today too. Enjoy the week. Pamela

Lorrie said...

So pretty. The transferware teacups are perfect for a spring tea party.

Hojas que caen..... said...

Carolyn todo está precioso, las flores una belleza.Besos.Olga.

Anette Wallin-Westerberg said...

Beautiful! Love the green cups. :-)

Cihan said...

super goruntulerrrr

Monica said...

You always have the most wonderful tea sets!!!
Hugs to you, dear Carolyn,
Monica xo

Anonymous said...

Hallo Carolyn,
thank you for visiting my blog, I'm happy :))
You have wonderful teasets, I love them all!

Dana :o)

Linda said...

Just breathtaking, Carolyn! And, am I ever glad that I picked up that sign for you and tucked it into my suitcase! I did find it hard to part with but I knew that you would do it so much justice in your vignettes! Thrilled! XOXOX Did I already say, "Breathtaking!"
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Alessandra said...

Everything is such romantic! I love the teapot, the green teacups in toile, the tulips, all the atmosphere!

Mariña " La Marquesa" said...

Dear Carolyn you have a great and adorable garden!! and your photos inspire me :D congratulations!!!

Jonell said...

Your settings and the delicate shadings of colors always INSPIRES me [ and challenges ]


kitty said...

I love all your green and white toile and the "new" transferware! I would've snatched those pretty dishes up, too. The garden cherub planter is just precious!

Shelia said...

Hi Carolyn! Just gorgeous!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

So pretty... luv the green and white theme..
Hugs, Gee

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh your teatime today is absolutely heavenly, Carolyn!

Look how beautifully you put things together. Ah, so lovely!

I ADORE your new treasures - you did well grabbing those for sure!

Hope your Easter was wonderful.


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Carolyn, you know how I adore toile in any colour and your new green and white teacups are just so pretty. I love the green theme! Thank you for joining me for tea today.


Susan said...

Loved your photos, Carolyn. So spring-like and lovely. Thanks for sharing. Susan

Hope Filled Living said...

What a breath of fresh spring air it is to visit your blog! I love all of your photos and especially love the green and white vintage tea cups. Precious.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn! Beautiful as always. I am loving your beautiful blooming geranium!

Judith van Zo gezellig brocant said...

I love your blog, its so colorful
greetings Judith from so cozy vintage

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Judy Biggerstaff said...

Beautiful images and always enjoy seeing what you have to share with us. Lovely blog. Also I did not detect any virus or malware on your blog, my antivirus would have picked it up.

Nane Rossato said...

Beautiful, big hug from Brazil