Monday, October 27, 2014

A Beautiful Book and Tea Time


                                                       I hope you had a lovely weekend.
                                                       We were invited to a family brunch,
                                                       and a birthday celebration for my brother
                                                       and I also was invited to a lovely afternoon
                                                       Today, my tea time is a blue and
                                                       white theme and again a mix of
                                                       patterns. Blue and white always
                                                       looks so crisp and fresh.

                                                         With my tea I have a beautiful
                                                          new book that was an amazing
                                                         gift from a fellow gardener and
                                                         photographer all the way from
                                                             When this beautiful book arrived in the mail
                                                             everything stopped as I made a cup of tea
                                                             and sat down to enjoy it all.

                                                                My photos of the book do not do it
                                                                justice but you can see more on
                                                                Helen's beautiful blog or on her Pinterest
                                                                It is amazing to me that even though we are
                                                                 so far apart we have many of the same plants
                                                                in our gardens and even the same color preferences.

                                                                     I love her greenhouse.
                                                                Helen grows beautiful roses.
                                                                  Lovely peonies too!
                                                                  Inside Helen also shares my love for linens and lace.
Her photography is so beautiful!

perennials and roses                           Source: Helen Fredholm on pinterest 

Dense with Cottage garden plants

                     These are better examples of the quality of her
                        photos then my shots of the book ~ via pinterest.

Now, if only we lived closer I am
  sure we would enjoy many tea times together!
Thank you so much Helen for this most
 beautiful gift~ I will treasure it always!
You can visit Helen on her blog  Fredholm where
she shares more beautiful photos from her
home and garden. You can even order a
copy of this beautiful book from her if
you like.

                                                    Now a couple of shots of my very enjoyable
                                                    afternoon tea with a new friend who has
                                                    an amazing collection of beautiful china and quilts
                                                    and all things lovely!

                                              Reminds me of a Downton Abbey tea time.

                                             I felt very pampered! Thank you so much for
                                             a lovely tea and visit !

                                                            Hope you have a great day!



Antiques And Teacups said...

That's the perfect gift for you! I love your blue and white....beautiful!

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Madelief said...

Such a lovely photo of you Carolyn! You still look so young! How do you manage with grown up children and grandchildren.

Your tea looks delightful and what a beautiful book you received!

Wishing you a happy week!

Madelief x

Millie said...

There were so many lovely things in your posting today I had to go back and look at it again and again. The book looks interesting, and the tea time you enjoyed is so pretty.

Susan said...

What a perfectly charming tea you had at your friend's, Carolyn.

And the book is lovely. Oh, if the author lived closer to you, you two would have FUN! Such beautiful photos of the gardens! Susan

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Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

That looks like a beautiful book and what a lovely gift! Your blue and white is so pretty and the little square plate beneath the teacup is adorable. A pretty posting, Carolyn. Have a lovely week.


Rhondi said...

Dear Carolyn. I always know a visit with you will involve something beautiful! Lovely blue tea party and beautiful book from your friend.

Thelma said...

Lovely dishes and setting

Anthony's Garden said...

Your blog improves my mood :)

Birgitte og Kaffekoppen said...

How i woud loooove to have a cup of tea at your table. :-)

angie said...

danke für die bilder und inspirationen!!! einen schönen mittwoch wünscht angie aus deutschland

Unknown said...

Love this post it was wonderful,you have a beautiful place and i love blue i have a few blue tea pots,that i enjoy.Have a wonderful day.