Friday, August 17, 2018


Just sharing a few photos
 of August
garden time:

There were a few lilac buds
was very shocking!

I tried to get a shot of
the goldfinches but they
flew off as soon as
I arrived.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018


It was rainy yesterday and
 hopefully it 
will continue for
the next few days!  Missouri
has been in a drought so I am
very happy about rain!

So,  down in the basement tea room
we go to enjoy a cup of tea this
morning.  You can pick your
own teapot too.

This year I realized that Zinnias
are the most heat tolerate flower
in the garden.

You probably already know this but
Old Country Roses has been referred
to as the most beloved pattern
all time....

There was a short period of time
that they produced a chintz pattern.

I think OCR is especially lovely
at Christmas Time.

I hope you have had a good summer.
The children and teenagers returned to
 school here in Missouri yesterday. 
 I grew up in Virginia where we never went
back to school until after Labor Day.
  Of course, we got out for summer break
much later though too!

Tea bloggers are invited to
link up below:

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

A CROWN DORSET TEAPOT for "Tea In The Garden"

A few months ago we were in Ozark, Missouri where we found lots of antique malls.  I found this lovely Crown Dorset teapot which is my favorite brand of English Teapot!

This of course is the
 Summertime Rose

We had great fun antiquing in Ozark
 and look forward to going back.  
I am so glad I have a husband that
 enjoys doing the things I do, although
 we definitely look at different
things as we go along.  

Last evening I suddenly remembered I
hadn't done this post.  I wish I could
say I had just been having "too much fun
yesterday and forgot" but since I had 
spent almost 4 hours in the 
dentist chair,  that was not the case.

I could have never gotten this done if I hadn't done the bouquet already and
left the tea things by the downstairs
sliding glass door.....

I hope my tea blogging friends will
come join my linky party below:

I hope you are enjoying your summer
as it is flying by so quickly and soon
fall will be upon us.  We have gotten
so accustomed to hot weather that
we believe we will feel quick chilled
when it is cooler.

Thank you to everyone
 who participates!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018


I am not sure how I let Beatrix
Potter's birthday celebration
slip by me last Saturday.  She was
born July 28, 1866.  I am quite a
fan and have shared my Beatrix
 looking garden statuary many 
times with you.

I set up a little child sized table
in front of the peachless peach
 tree as the squirrels have
 removed all but 2 peaches.

Monday I thought I best sew
up a little Peter Rabbit Jacket
for a special tea time in the
garden and invite you to tea!
I saw other's do this in the past
on their blogs so I am not 
pretending to have an original

As you no doubt recall,  Peter's
blue jacket was made by his
Mother but was caught in a net
in Mr. McGregor's garden. 
 Frankly, Peter was very lucky to 
escape.  I am sorry for him that he
 got sent to bed without the
 delicious blackberries that 
Flopsy, Mopsy
 and Cottontail got to enjoy!

I do think Beatrix would approve.

 Our July was so hot - I doubt Beatrix
 ever experienced anything like the
 high 90's in her darling English
 Hilltop Garden.

I love all the photos I have seen
of Hilltop and I know many of
you have visited there.  I am drawn
to the sweetness of it all. 

Of course, we are drinking Camomile
tea today that I got at Tuesday
which is a favorite store!

If you would like to please 
join my
tea related blog party 
below and I am sharing at:
Home Sweet Home
Tuesday Cuppa Tea

Sunday, July 29, 2018


I saw a photo on facebook today
  of my garden 2 years ago
 and this photo was taken
 earlier this month:

I have certainly made plenty of
mistakes along the journey but
have really enjoyed learning.

I call this my Beatrix Potter
Cottage Garden!