Wednesday, June 12, 2013

A White Garden Tea

Hello everyone,
The garden is changing daily and at this time of the year my favorite part of our garden is this little secluded nook we call Martha's Garden.

         There are four Magician's Deutiza shrubs in bloom in here now so it is mainly a white garden.

Martha is our cement statue that we bought several years ago from a local business J&S in Albany - She presides over the ostrich ferns and hostas etc. in this small garden.
I have some tea and cookies for us.
                              So help yourself-they are lemon crinkles and sugar cookies.

            Well, I hope you can sit for a spell and enjoy the tea and the birds that seem to love this little sheltered nook too.
   I am joining Rose Chintz Cottage for Home  Bernideen's Tea Time ~ Tea in the Garden and a A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday. today.

                                                     Thank you for visiting,


Maggie Ann said...

Your garden looks so perfect....and beautiful. Do you have as many bugs..& bees and mosquitoes as we do in Pa.? I've just begun barely to create our one outdoor room as I call it. I was so throughly bitten earlier I lost my desire to be outdoors. Sad.....but I'm coming around. We planted flowers today and brought home a fountain to enjoy. Hope your week is joyful. Maggie Ann

My Little Home and Garden said...

The garden looks like an inviting spot to sit. I also like the curve of the arbour and the little gate on it.


Karen said...

Hi Carolyn,
Oh my... that is absolutely gorgeous! Your lovely garden nook and that unique white teacup with the pearls and sparkles are beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing your Garden Tea in White.
Have a wonderful week.
Take care,

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh Carolyn....what a blessing to be surrounded by such beauty each day! You are such a gifted gardener! I also wanted to congratulate you on your feature story in Romantic Country this month! It was so beautiful!!! :)

xoxo laurie

Carol said...

Very nice Carolyn. Martha is a pretty lady. Enjoy the rest of your week!

Bernideen said...

Oh how beautiful your white tea time is and all your plants - the ferns are so lovely! So glad you shared at Tea In The Garden party!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

So very beautiful! You give such lovely tea's, I so enjoy them!

Down Blueberry Lane said...

This is so restful/peaceful. Your umbrella is gorgeous-you must have put that together. Thanks for sharing. -Susie

Patti said...

Everything is so beautiful and peaceful. I love your lacey umbrella. Your yards look like beautiful paintings.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Oh my, how beautiful that white tea table is amongst all that green! Martha is quite pretty too. And your cookies are so elegant and yummy looking! Gina

Blondie's Journal said...'s always such a pleasure to come to your blog...this is such a pretty, peaceful place for tea, reading and just dreaming! Lovely!


Ines said...

So romantic! I 'd love to sit there with you and having a cup of tea. This tea cup is really beautiful!
Love, Ines

Shabby chic Sandy said...

What a beautiful setting...and tea and cookies...perfect!

Anonymous said...

Hostas are interesting plants for their deep green make a good background for pale pink or white flowers.
Yours are gorgeous and emphasize your little nook. A perfect spot for a gourmet tea.

Edith DUTERTRE said...

je viendrais bien partager un thé
avec vous sous cette jolie statut
mais je vais le faire virtuellement
la blogo n'a pas de frontière
c'est si beau chez vous
parmi le chant des oiseaux
edith (France )

awal.ny said...

Carolyn your gardens are just beautiful. I wish I lived closer to see them in person. Each garden is enjoyed for a different reason too. Alaina

Aida said...

Everything look so lush and beautiful. What a stunning setting for an afternoon tea

Thank you Carolyn.

Enjoy the rest of the week.


Alessandra said...

Your garden is a paradise! The white tea cup and your Martha are just gorgeous!

Cynthia said...

I absolutely LOVE this. . .what a beautiful spot for a spot of tea.

Angela said...

Lovely area of the garden you got there. It's very romantic. Have a wonderful weekend.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Martha's Garden looks amazing, Carolyn! Tea would be lovely in there among all the greenery. I haven't seen that teacup in a while and I haven't used mine in a while either. Thank you for saving a copy of your book for me. It was sweet of you to remember. I will be by sometime to pick it up. Not getting out much right now but hopefully, I will be on the go again soon. I'm so happy to have you join me at my HOME this week. Enjoy your day.

Blessings & hugs,

Victoria said...

Amazing..beautiful and bewildering..I haven't visited here in a long while..just as magical as ever! you are truly a special gardener..there is a pureness, charm and soulfulness captured in all that you do!Very inspiring!

A Garden of Threads said...

I would enjoy tea in that gorgeous garden. It looks so inviting. Yes the garden has been moving along so quickly I am having a hard time photographing it. Take care and have a blessed weekend. Jen

Anita said...

Oh Carolyn, your garden is a piece of paradise! I wish I could come around!
Have a lovely weekend!
Warm wishes

Debby said...

Hello from Debby, Italy

brandy1 said...

Thank you Carolyn, I enjoyed my visit and cup of tea and biscuits.The surroundings are perfect. Shirley from N.Z.

Linda said...

Happy Morning, Carolyn!
I had meant to ask you what the vine is growing up the side of the barn, to the right of the window - is it a climbing pee gee hydrangea (also white blooming)?
I'd LOVE to be in your garden now, sipping tea and having one of your delish scones... Sigh.
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Shabby soul said...

Martha's garden is one of my favourite corner of your marvelous garden darling Carolyn, it's so romantic and fresh.
Here summer is arrived, warm and coloured =)
Hugs darling

domenica.60 said...

Thank you for the tea end cookies...white dreams in the garden!

Annie said...

What is that low to the ground plant with the dainty petite blue flowers visible at the bottom of the first two photos? It doesn't quite look like Forget-Me-Nots, but similar. I would love to know. Your blog is my garden inspiration. Thank you so much.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Such beautiful variety in your garden. I love this spot too!

Denise said...

So glad to join you for Tea.One of My enchanting delights.

Angela McRae said...

The White Garden Tea is a charming idea! I especially like how even your teatime treats feature this soothing palette. Lovely!

Celia said...

Your garden is gorgeos!!
Its so pretty and elegant.
I love it!
Regards from Spain :D

Kathy said...

This looks like quite a serene retreat, Carolyn! Gorgeous setting - LOVE the garden statue and the tea looks perfect - I told my husband my ideal vacation would be to visit your garden - I think helping you in the garden would be a lovely vacation :)
I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,

Anonymous said...

I love your little Martha statue. Everything looks so beautiful and elegant. This is like a little trip into Wonderland. It is beautiful.

PhD On line

Betty Stapleton said...

I was looking at this picture a little while ago and love the white umbrella, again more gorgeous pictures. God bless