Sunday, July 21, 2013

A Summer Afternoon Tea

                                                        Hello everyone,
                    Hope your weekend is going well. I took a little time out for a lovely summer                                 afternoon tea before our tour from Japan arrived . I did some rearranging on our                             screened porch this weekend and finished a couple of projects(more on that later).
                    Anyway, I thought this was a pretty good spot for my tea today.
                        I picked these Eden roses for a small bouquet and put them in my old vintage                                 vase.
                           I also picked a mixed bouquet of roses from our garden and picked one of my                               favorite teapots.
                                               A cosy little spot to sit.


     Our tour from last weekend- a lovely group. One nice lady gave me a beautiful parasol -perfect for a Downton Abbey tea. Speaking of  Downton Abbey the tickets for my Downton Abbey are now all sold out!!!

Thank you for your visit!


Unknown said...

Just beautiful! I love your use of quilts!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn,
Your tea with roses is just lovely! I favour that teapot too. My son had dropped by this evening and I was showing him pictures of your duck pond {which he helped survey}. He was quite impressed with how beautifully it turned out! Hope your week is off to a wonderful start!


Karen said...

How beautiful, Carolyn!
Congratulations on your feature in Romantic Country Magazines. I have a subscription to Romantic Country and I was overjoyed to see your home featured. I wish you success on your fundraiser for your darling and precious grandson. My sister and I so wish that we were closer so that we could tour your lovely home too! My goodness - you look so elegant in that lacy gown! Thank you so very much for sharing! Take care and I hope that you have a wonderful week! Karen

Susan said...

It all looked totally delightful, Carolyn. Wish I had been among your Japanese guests! Susan

Betty said...

The tea you have set looks so lovely and the people look like they had a great time.

Unknown said...

Hello Carolyn,
My favorite is Your teapot,
but all things, the pillows, the roses and so on are things for a
cozy afternoon. I like it.
Greetings from Germany
Olga from

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Lovely tea, thoughtful gift and congrats on the selling out of your DA tea- no surprise.

What lucky peeps to be able to attend that. I shall live vicariously through you all - and your blog when you share it - and pretend I too could be there for it. : - )

Have a wonderful week.

Janneke said...

Lovely romantic tea with beautiful quilts. I am looking forward to your Downtown Abbey tea on your blog.

My Little Home and Garden said...

It's a beautiful spot to enjoy a cup of tea, Carolyn. There is such softness in the white wicker and pink setting, as well as a certain dream-like quality.

I'm sure your upcoming tea will be a remarkable success. Enjoy.


Madelief said...

Such sweet looking ladies and kind as well to give you a parasol!

Beautiful photographs as always! Love the floral vase.

Happy week,

Madelief x

Alessandra said...

Your roses and your bouquets are just beautiful! I love also your romantic china.

Unknown said...

Querida Carolyn, estou encantada com as rosas lindas e suave, com o chá, xícara e bule lindos de viver, a cadeira com almofadas um encanto, eu gostei muito da toalha da mesa. Tudo belo demais, parabéns pelo ótimo gosto.
Um abraço de Fernanda

Regine R said...

Your posts give me such a pleasure I thought I would leave here a 'Merci Carolyn !!' ♥
Thank you for the smiles you give me when I read you,
Bonne journée,