Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Summer Garden Tea

                                                                        Hello Everyone,
                                                             I thought you might enjoy seeing some
                                                             of the photos from our Summer Garden
                                                             Tea last I hosted last Saturday.
                                                                 You might have noticed that I love
                                                             lace so I layered myself in my lacy

                                                               Since we had to groups for the tea and tour
                                                               this year by making some changes to the screened
                                                               porch we were able to seat 23 people comfortably
                                                               Which worked good as we had a few 10 min.
                                                               showers now & then but overall the weather was perfect!

                                                                   It was scones and tea this year
                                                                   with preserves and devonshire cream.


                                                                 I used some of my pretty china ~ love these pretty

                                                       Some of our lovely visitors that also attended
                                                       last year's Downton Abbey Tea.I love those hats,
                                                      pearls and even some lace gloves!

                                                                        Good friends!
                                                               Love the fascinator, Debbie!

                                                            Of course, we had lots of garden
                                                           flowers for bouquets on all the tables etc.

                                           Margaret and I had a similar style this year....notice
                                                     her beautiful handbag!
                                                         Thank you to all who helped out and to all who attended
                                                    as well.
                                                     Since, this tea was so much fun I have decided to do a
                                                     Vintage Afternoon Tea for aprox. 20 on Friday, August 22.
                                                      To change things up a bit I have decided to add a house tour
                                                      as well since I had several requests.
                                                          So,if you or anyone you know would like to attend
                                                     please email as soon as possible. Last time I had 45
                                                    spaces and they sold out in a few days with some
                                                    who were disappointed to be unable to get tickets.


                                                           Now, I need to go and check out my
                                                          stash of vintage linens!
                                                            If you would like to see last years
                                                            tea check here.

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

                                                                  Thank you for visiting,




angie said...

hallo, carolyn, sie haben ein sooo schönes zuhause, alles ist festlich und der tisch ist liebevoll mit edlem geschirr und feinem kuchen gedeckt!!! sie sehen alle sehr nett aus!!! alles liebe von angie aus deutschlnd


Olá Carolyn,
Tudo muito encantador. Aquela mesa com dois lugares seria adequada para mim e meu marido. Quem sabe, nos próximos anos. Adorei sua roupa e meu chapéu preferido.
Estamos viajando amanhã para Campinas, não sei que comentei com você, compramos uma nova casa próxima da minha mãe e em outubro estou me aposentando e até dezembro, mudamos para lá. A casa tem um jardim, que pretendo ter flores e ao amanhecer poder desfrutar de todas elas.
Parabéns pelo belo evento.
Um abraço,


The Tablescaper said...

So lovely. Like being transformed to another time.

- Alma, The Tablescaper

Bernideen said...

It was a delight that you shared these photos. What a wonderful venture and I know they totally loved your tea time!

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh Carolyn....you all look so fabulously, beautifully vintage. Your dress is utterly gorgeous! Your table is breathtaking, and it looks like you had such a wonderful afternoon full of sweet fellowship. :)

xoox laurie

Bonnie said...

What a special treat for the eyes!! Thank you so much!

Carla from The River said...

Thank you for sharing. Beautiful.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh, this is beyond lovely, Carolyn!
Oh such lucky ladies.

You and Margaret look especially lovely.

I am so happy some ladies wore head coverings, and even some gloves, how grand.

Wish I could be there on the 22nd!

Shirley said...

Oh, how lovely. I would've loved to come! I've been thinking of inviting some friends for tea this year out on the porch. I don't have the wonderful lace you are wearing but I could figure out something and find a hat!. Do you make your on clotted cream?

sarah said...

So very beautiful.

Jarka Panci said...

Beautiful people, beautiful dress, amazing heats, fantastic garden, your porcelain, dessert.
I admire you, I think the day was very very nice!
I wish you good time.

MagdalenaK said...

Pięknie jak zawsze i bardzo dostojnie...chętnie przysiadłabym na kawę...

Cyndi Aitken said...

Beautiful photos! Where on the Island are you located? I'm also curious to know if your family is related to the Aitkens on the east end of the Island... I have noted through some geneaology research that the daughter of George Aitken (who built the stone house in Lower Montague) has spelled her name 'Aiken' on her headstone in Georgetown. I am very interested in my family history, and when I came across your blog, wondered if perhaps we are related :)

Cyndi Aitken

Sandi said...

Thank you for another lovely blog and pictures! I love your dress and only wish I could attend your event of tea and house tour this month! I just received two of your books and love them both! Sandi

Ellsworth Cottage said...

Love this. I wish I could attend. I would live to learn how it's all done. Everything is so beautiful.

Sentimental Living said...

Sweet summer time, fantasic garden and beautiful Ladies! Warm greetings:)

Deborah Montgomery said...

absolutely lovely, everything! Your dress is gorgeous. How I wish I lived close so I could come to one of your teas!

Egretta Wells blog said...

Hello Carolyn, What a gorgeous tea! I loved all the chine and the hankies hanging up really caught my eye! You looked so beautiful in the lace, and all the ladies looked well decked out. Your scones looked simply delicious. You had Devonshire cream and I have seen many different recipes. Mine is very simple and delicious. Add 2 Tbs. of fresh lemon juice to 1 pint of heavy whipping cream in a jar. Shake and leave on counter over night then refrigerate until serving. It is the best ever! It is thick and not too sweet and goes so well with jams and jellies.

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Oh what a lovely and fun gathering Carolyn. I wish I had the chance to join you for this gorgeous tea. Everything looks so beautiful. Your collection of vintage china is truly amazing. Thanks for sharing with us.

Wishing you a wonderful rest of the week.


Two Cottages And Tea said...

I enjoyed your tea through blog land so very much! Your tea party is so beautiful and I'm sure everyone had a wonderful time. You look so pretty in your lace dress, a perfect hostess! Wishing I could join you for your next tea!

Beverly said...

Would love to have the opportunity to share a cup of tea in your delightful gardens. I'm a tea & scone lover too and would love to have your recipes for what you served, maybe a future post?
Thanks for sharing

Marina Kärkkäinen said...

What a wonferfull day! Regards from Finland. I enjoy lot looking this very nice blog!

Lory Bernstein said...

The tea looks so very beautiful! I love all of your china patterns, especially the mixed china and the aqua setting. I love how your lace ensemble fits in with the feeling as well. Since I'm relatively new to blogging, I haven't seen your settings before. So happy to have been introduced here... :-)


Susan Freeman said...

Every detail is perfection and the setting stunning!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Madelief said...

What a lovely party Carolyn. You all look so pretty. How much fun it must be to dress for such a special party. The table looks amazing!

Madelief x

Susie Holler said...

Everything about this post was joyful.the flowers,colors,lace beautiful dishes, the scones the lace tablecloth on the round table all I want to know is where is my invite?Susie

Pamela Gordon said...

This looks like so much fun and everyone looks so beautiful in their hats and pretty clothes. The tables are beautifully set with your pretty china too. Wish I could attend on the 22nd but we'll be in Calgary! Hugs, Pam

Elaine Cariglio said...

I am overwhelmed at how beautiful everything looks. Your guests all look divine too! Such a beautiful setting with lovely china. Thank you for sharing!
Blessings My Friend,

jasmine said...

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