Thursday, July 10, 2014

Garden Terrace Lunch


                                                                                    Hello everyone,
                                                          On these hot sunny summer days our garden terrace
                                                          is a cool and peaceful place to enjoy lunch.There
                                                          are lilacs,peonies, roses etc. nearby for beauty and
                                                          fragrance and of course their is always the song of
                                                          the birds..
                                                                    I set the table with my pretty new
                                                                    china  Harmony House  from
                                                                    Japan ~ a gift from a friend.
                                                       I used a dainty quilt with a matching shirt.
                                                                       A big bouquet with peonies
                                                                       lupins and lady's mantle graces
                                                                       the table today.

                                                                                   A side view.

                                                                       Lets skip the meal and get to the
                                                                       sweet stuff! I love strawberry
                                                                       shortcake with homemade biscuits
                                                                        and real whipped cream.

                                                                        Let's linger awhile with a cup of tea.

                                                              The terrace has fairy lights for evening
                                                               enjoyment as case you really
                                                               want to linger.
                                                                    If you would like to see one of my
                                                               favorite posts of the terrace check out
                                                               A Mid Summer Nights Dream  .

                                                                I am joining Between Naps on the Porch

                                                                for Tablescape Thursday.
                                                                                               Hope you are enjoying
                                                                                               these beautiful summer days!



relevanttealeaf said...

Every post you write is absolutely lovely! When you blogged about the Garden Gate tea room in Mt. Dora, Florida last April, I re-affirmed that I wanted to visit this tea room, and I did last month on June 24th - just four days before it permanently closed its doors for business. Sure glad I made it there in time! I wrote about the visit on my blog today and mentioned your blog.
Blessings, Phyllis

Anonymous said...

What is the name of the pattern on these dishes? I love the band of soft pink with the flowers. I have Harmony House silverware that was my grandmother's.

From Arkansas,

Ulla said...

Dear Carolyn,
your table is such a dream!
I would like to sit at this wonderful place and i´m sure that i am the happiest human in the world. So full of peace :-)
Many many greetings, Olga.

June said...

You are an artist my dear friend!!! Every photo shows the artist in you Carolyn.
hugs from here...

Carolyn said...

Hi Rebecca,
The china is Harmony House ~ Grandeur.

Hi Phyllis,
I am sorry to hear the tea room closed as it was so lovely to go there.Thanks for the mention.
Enjoy your day!

Julia said...

Me ha encantado tu post, tienes cosas muy interesantes, felicidades por tu bloc. Te invito a visitar el mio, esta semana, ¡¡Nos montamos una fiesta!! Pero no cualquier fiesta, una con detalles únicos, y cargadita de buenas ideas, para que vuestros eventos nunca vuelvan a parecer aburridos e insípidos, ¿Te vienes? Único requisito, pasárselo bien.

Susan said...

How enchanting! The china, the settings, the twinkling fairy lights....all! Lovely, Carolyn. Susan

Bernideen said...

I am loving it all - the the shortcake ending is spectacular. Lovely china and table setting.

Marilyn said...

Love the fairy lights too.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow what a beautiful setting! Everything is lovely.

Jocelyn @

Anonymous said...

so wonderful

MagdalenaK said...

Pięknie i romantycznie, aż chciałoby się wypić kawę i zjeść ten deser :).

Rosie M. said...

So very pretty! Love your dishes and all around atmosphere of your table. Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

Susan Freeman said...

Perfection! The garden setting, flowers, china ~ everything is so inviting.

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

podso said...

Such pretty new china you have. I love it all in pink (even the dessert goes with it all!) Hope you enjoy a nice weekend.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, how beautiful, Carolyn! I love the china. The bouquet is gorgeous too. I too love strawberry shortcake with home made biscuits but my hubby prefers the cake. So, we take turns. One time he'll get his cake and the next time, I get my biscuits. Love strawberry season! Have a lovely weekend.


Susie Holler said...

Your china is so beautiful and seeing such gorgeous peonies we don't have them in SCal just too hot and the pink napkins with just a touch of lace.I wish you were close I would invite myself over just to see your flowers.Susie

Lady of the Manor said...

Such a lovely setting!!! Those dishes and peonies are so elegant and romantic!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Such elegance Carolyn!
A beautiful gazebo in the garden is the perfect spot for after tea!
It's a cold wintry day where I live and now I'm longing for those languid summer days in the garden again!
Wishing you a happy weekend in the sun.

Heaven's Walk said...

What a little piece of heaven, Carolyn. It's just beautiful. I adore the china and your flowers, as usual, are utterly breathtaking. :)

xoxo laurie

agnes said...

Hello Carolyn,
I love the way you set the table for tea. It looks so pretty and elegant.
greetings from Poland,