Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Tea in the Garden

                                                                          Hello everyone,

                                                                I hope you are enjoying these hot
                                                                sunny summer days! I can't believe
                                                                that June is already past so I am
                                                                wanting time to slow down a little so
                                                                we can savor the moments as the
                                                                garden is in full bloom with hundreds
                                                                of peonies,roses,iris,hardy geranium etc.
                                                               putting on a great show.
                                                                   However,it is tea time in our little
                                                               Martha's Garden today with the
                                                               beautiful white Magican Deutiza's
                                                               in bloom  ~ my favorite time in this
                                                               secluded hideaway.
                                                            I am using a mix of blue and white china.
                                                                          I love this tablecloth that I got in
                                                                          England a few years ago.
                                                                          Did you notice the mirror in behind
                                                                          Martha(the cement lady at the back)?
                                                                          It reflects the garden and is facing north
                                                                         with trees overhead so it doesn't reflect
                                                                         the sun which could be a fire hazard ~
                                                                         just a word of caution.

                                                            There are four of these Deutizas in here.

                                                                       Martha's Garden
                                                   If you come back later I will take you
                                                            on a garden tour.I have been squeezing
                                                            out as much time as I can for taking
                                                            photos to share and to enjoy in the winter
                                                                Our tours from Japan have been going
                                                           well but with 12 tours in less then a week
                                                           it has been busy.....but good!
                                                              I am joining BNOTP for Tablescape
                                                             Thursday and
                                                              Bernideen's Tea in the Garden party.

                                                                                            Take care,


Keity said...

OMG! What a beautiful garden you have!!! Love that teblecloth! The blue color suits your garden!! And the blue and white china looks lovely:) You mentioned that some Japanese are visiting your place, I envy them! Look forward to seeing the garden tour!

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Your gardens are sheer magic. The tour goers are very lucky, indeed to be able to see these in person.

Have a wonderful weekend, Carolyn.

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Carolyn,

The blue and white china is so very attractive. How wonderful to sit in those beautiful surroundings and enjoy Afternoon Tea, so very English.

The use of the mirror really enhances that part of the garden. The reflections distract and excite the eye so that one does look more intently at the flowers and the statue than one might otherwise. A great device!

Your garden is looking wonderful. Everything so fresh and floriferous. Perfect!

Linda said...

Hi Carolyn,
A pink Deutzia was dedicated in our university's botanical garden on June 13 for Pink Days In Bloom! The white is lovely, too. Its the first time I had seen one.
Good tip re the mirror. Your garden is looking good. Wish I could be there for tea amongst the blooms!
Our garden is on a tour with 11 other private gardens this weekend, hoping that Hurricane Arthur stays away!
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your garden is looking just beautiful, Carolyn! A perfect spot to enjoy a spot of tea!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your garden is wonderful, Carolyn; a little get-away from the rest of the world. I can imagine the fairies dancing about in your Martha's Garden. Love the Skye McGhie tea set. The tablecloth is lovely and a sweet momento of England. You are a busy lady and we all appreciate you taking the time to share some beauty with us. Have a beautiful day.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful setting...beautiful tablecloth...beautiful china. I love all of this and how you have created such a lovely,elegant table.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A pretty blue and white tea in Martha's Garden. We wait a long time over winter for all this colour in the gardens.

Daniela said...

More I know you, and more I feel breathless following your blog and the far too charming things that you share with us !
Thank you so much, my dear Carolyn, Happy 4th of July to you and to all American readers of yours <3
Sending love X

agatek said...

Beautiful servis tea coffee and a lovely garden.