Thursday, August 1, 2013

A Summer Lunch on the Porch

                                                             Hello everyone,
                We are enjoying some beautiful sunny summer days here so we love to eat out on our screened                     porch. Today, I am using my very old beautiful Florentine  china. The roses from our garden are a mix of Golden Celebration and The Pilgrim.
                                            It is a quiet peaceful place here on the porch.
                                                    Join me for a cup of tea.

                                    The teapot was a gift from my husband and it matches the china set very well.

                                        A glass of cold lemonade is refreshing on a summer day.
             I love the lacy border and soft colors. My husbands grandmother had a set of china like this.

                                                             Love summer hats!

Enjoy your day!

I am joining Between Naps on the Porch today for Tablescape Thursday.



Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

This is truly a lovely tea time setting, Carolyn.

The china is gorgeous and your yellow roses are outstanding!

Kamilla said...

Everything looks gorgeous, I would love to be there and enjoy my cup of tea:) Have a great day :)

Anonymous said...

So beautiful, Carolyn! I love your gorgeous dishes and your flowers are always so lovely.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Aida said...

Simply stunning Carolyn. Love everything especially the tea pot.

Have a good week

Lisa Gordon said...

How beautiful everything here is.
I especially love the border pattern on your china.
It is simply gorgeous.

Judy said...

You are very lucky to live in paradise...Beautiful..

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful table, Carolyn! Everything looks wonderful. I love the soft and romantic feel of the creams and whites. Those dishes are gorgeous! I like your Summer hat, too. I just bought one for my granddaughter recently thinking it would be the perfect tea party hat for her.

the east coast desi said...

I love the pretty pictures that I get to see here all the time. The china set is simply gorgeous.

janice15 said...

Just lovely Carolyn very beautiful dishes I love those plates the scalloped edges with the Rose are amazingly beautiful.. and the other pieces are just as wonderful. Happy Thursday with love Janice

Joy said...

How pretty! The china (wow), the roses, the hat...all just perfect for a summer lunch on the porch!

Anonymous said...

Thank you to give us inspiration everyday.


Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Your table is dressed so beautifully, and the views of the garden here are sensational! I could linger for hours.

Lady of the Woods said...

oh how beautiful is everything, the soft cheery yellows and those dishes! I want! lol gorgeous.

Bernideen said...

Your china is some of the prettiest I have ever seen!

hidden art of homemaking said...

Carolyn, this is just beautiful. the yellow roses caught my eye right away..and the whole table is wonderful. I am pinning this lovely table..
Love, Mona

Siret said...

Dear Carolyn,
your summer lunch is a dream!
Thanks and regards, Siret

Southerncook said...

I so enjoyed your post and from your porch it looks like you have such a gorgeous view of your beautiful garden. Your china pattern is exquisite. Thank you for sharing your life with us.

Carolyn/A Southerner's Notebook

Alessandra said...

Your tablescape looks gorgeous! The view from the porch of your garden is such beautiful and your dishes are very lovely.

Diane said...

I love my screen porch, too, but it has either been too hot or too rainy this summer to use it much for dining. The view to your garden is so lovely - I would never leave. Your china is beautiful and you set the table so beautifully. Love this!

A Garden of Threads said...

Beautiful Carolyn. Gorgeous quilt you are using as a table cover and I am with you love hats...summer or winter.

Deborah said...

What a beautiful way to spend a summer afternoon Carolyn.
Love your dishes and the lemonade looks so inviting and refreshing!
Have a happy week!

All my heart,
Deborah xo

Beeutiful by Design said...

This is lovely. The roses are stunning! Won't you visit my site to suggest some stores on my Southern Summer Shopping Tour~I'll be right around your next of the woods in Charleston. Jennifer

Unknown said...

Um chá e lanche encantador!
Abraço, Fernanda

Tea in Texas said...

Beautiful setting for tea! The Crown Ducal pattern is lovely and creates a charming tea table. This pattern is pretty with the roses and embossing. Have a great week!


Anonymous said...

Hi Carolyn, what a lovely set of china! Even though I enjoyed your tea via cyberspace it was most enjoyable... I could even smell the lemons steeping in my tea cup! :D
Beth P

Dayse Fashion said...

Hi Carolyn, how are you?
I loved all the pictures and this china set!
Sunny Summer Days are the best!

The Victorian Girl said...

Gorgeous china and everything looks just beautiful. The lemonade is so refreshing looking. Can't wait for the Downton Abbey Tea--wish I could be there, but I'm miles away in Texas!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Where do I begin Carolyn. This is truly captivating and engaging. Such a cozy spot to enjoy a great lunch. The vintage china is the perfect touch...

brandy1 said...

Truly lovely, the china is exquisite. Loved the quilt on your wonderful afternoon tea table. Oh how I would love to be there. Shirley N.Z.

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Anonymous said...

What kind of tea did you make? The orange slices have me intrigued. Would you mind sharing the recipe, please?

Pat said...

Such a tranquil setting for a cup 'o tea on your lovely porch, dear one!
The china is exquisite!
Creamy ivory and the rose encased in the center is a pleasant surprise.
The roses from your Garden are so very elegant.
I could detect a hint of their sweet aroma.
Love the blending of hues from the two different varieties!
You husband did an excellent job of finding a complementary tea pot.
Thank you, also, for the cool sip of lemonade while I lingered a moment longer to take in the view beyond the porch.

Mogis Cottage said...

Wow, its wonderful your porch. I love it and the view into the garden.
There is no place better than that.
Relax and have a nice time.
Best regards Tina

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Carolyn! I visit your blog often to enjoy your gorgeous photos of some of my favourite things ... gardens, flowers, pretty china, teaparties ... and it's especially lovely to see your summer pics as it is winter here in Australia and I am such a summer gal. Love your table setting today ... I have two Florentine jugs that my bestest buddy gave me for my last birthday and they would blend right in with your pretties. We obviously share excellent taste! :0) Thanks for sharing. Bear Hugs! KRIS

Madelief said...

What a beautiful shady spot to sit down and have lunch!

Wishing you a happy new week Carolyn!

Madelief x



Que belo almoço de verão. As porcelanas são lindas. Chegamos de volta das férias na sexta-feira. Estivemos em Mount Dora e almoçamos no Garden Gate Tea Room. Adorei o local, a hospitalidade e a beleza.

Uma boa semana.


Art and Sand said...

I love it all, but my favorite part was that beautiful quilt used as a tablecloth.

Angela said...

Everything is lovely!!! That quilt on the table!!! Whau, it's gorgeous. I have been looking for something just like it in white and will keep looking till I find it :) Yellow roses are a dream!!
Have a marvelous week ahead.