Wednesday, June 13, 2018

THREE LADIES FOR TEA for "Tea In The Garden"

Welcome to my weekly tea
related blog party and welcome
to "Tea in the Garden".

Here in Missouri - the heat
is on outside around 
95 degrees
everyday now!

We are having a lovely summer
just the same but I do my
"getting out in the garden"
earlier now to beat the heat.

I have set up a little tea time

under the patio and am sharing
some lovely cookies.  The recipe 
for these Strawberry-Orange
Thumbprint Cookies came from
the July/August 2013 issue
 of Tea Time

I hope you'd like a cup of tea
though as now is the time before
it gets too hot.  Please help your-
self to the cookies too!

I am sharing a few new vintage
finds today - a quilt and another
lady vase (the beige one) 
which brings my total of these
 little Japanese vases to three.

I am also enjoying some lovely
bouquets as of late.  It is fun
for me to make them up for my
posts as you may know my Hubby
has allergies so they must stay 
on the porch rather than
inside the house.

Recently I was watching some 
YouTube videos about English 
Gardens and Victorian more formal
 gardens.  If you watch them you 
will find them lovely!  I really 
enjoyed the series called 
 The Victorian Flower Garden 
featuring the 
late gardener,  Harry Dodson. 

Here are some articles too:
The Victorian Garden

After watching the video series - I know I
am not a "formal garden" girl but rather
I am drawn to the more casual English
Cottage Garden style.

Here is the recipe for the Thumbprint 
Cookies with permission from Tea Time:

Strawberry Orange Thumbprint Cookies: 
 350 degrees for 13-15 minutes baking time

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp salt
1 cup salted butter, softened, 1/3 cup sugar, 1/3 cup firmly
packed light brown sugar, 2 large egg yolks, 1 Tsp fresh orange
zest, 1/2 tsp orange extract, 1/2 cup seedless strawberry jam 

 preheat oven to 350 degrees
Line 2 baking sheets with parchment
 paper and set aside

I combine all dry ingredients in my mixing bowl and then
added the other ingredients except jam

I made small balls in the palm of my hand and put this on
the baking sheet - pressing the center and then placing 1/2 tsp or
so in the center where the thumbprint went.  Bake them
around 13 minutes depending on your oven.

I hope you can join my blog
 party this morning
with a tea related blog posting!  

I am sharing at:
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Home Sweet Home

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

TIME TO SHARE for "Tea In The Garden"

I thought it would be fun to share
with you what we got for our
50th Anniversary:

To celebrate,  we got this antique
 Ansonia clock in St. Louis and
 we love the 
colors and interesting feet.

We aren't in the garden today because
I wanted to share our clock but
believe me,  I have been there lots
lately.  I have had to pull out some
things that are overtaking areas
and move some things hoping for
better results and growing conditions

So, please take a seat
 here and 
have a cup of tea.

I am displaying some of my
chintz teacups right now.
I have a great time changing
this display for different seasons
and using special themes.

Earlier I was reading some of the
older June issues of Victoria:

Do you sometimes use a stainer
to catch the grounds of your
loose tea?  Or maybe you use
teabags or put your loose tea
in an infuser or T Sac?

Our weather here in Missouri is
much more summerlike now.  I
have been enjoying my flower
garden and already collecting
seeds to dry.  

If you have a tea related
post to share - please link
here at the bottom.  

I am sharing at:

Sunday, June 3, 2018


This week was quite historical for
us because we celebrated our
50th wedding anniversary.  Of
course we were children when
we got married.  We decided to
celebrate by going to Paris 
and other places too!

We actually were driving over to Monroe
City to a little antique mall we like.
There is a cafe next door that we ate at
and on the way we passed first through
the little town of Paris, Missouri.

They have a very old cemetery that
I found very interesting:

Then on down the road we went to
Monroe City to visit the Opera 
House Antique Mall and the
attached cafe.

There are some awesome homes
 in the area - very old and this
one was sadly in need of help 
with vines growing inside the

You would not believe the large
 selection of great fabric
at this Ben Franklin.  Back
in the day we called it a
"dime store" but of course
prices have gone up a bit
since those days.  I was
amazed at all the fabrics
just waiting for quilt lovers.

Then we hurried back to meet
 our family at Red Lobster for
 a little celebration dinner!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

MOMENTS IN THE GARDEN for "Tea In The Garden"

Welcome to another "Tea In The
Garden" blog link party!

I want to thank those who participate
in my little party each week.  I know
some of you have been doing this
for a long time.....some since I first
started in May of 2011.  

When I first started doing a tea setting
in the garden and in the home
was when I was participating in
 Sandi's Tea Time Tuesday's back
in 2010.  Seems like a very long time
ago!  I know many of you were also
there each week and loving her party.

Today I am sharing an older 1991 Victoria
Book called "Moments in the Garden".
I am also sharing some photos from
my garden which is making a transfer
from spring to summer. I already
miss the pretty spring flowers. 

I love the Canterbury Bells-
and I hope to grow
more from seeds for next year.

I made a bouquet with whatever I could 
find and I think I'll call it my 
celebration bouquet.  This is a big 
week for my hubby and I as we are
celebrating our 50th wedding
anniversary on Thursday.

There was cloud cover while I was 
doing my
photos for which I was really thankful.
It is definitely starting to get hot in

I hope you can join me 
this week here
at the bottom.  

I am sharing at:
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Strawberry Fields
Home Sweet Home

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

ENGLISH GARDEN STYLE for "Tea In The Garden"

I adore the charming English Garden
style of mixing 
cottage flowers together.

I found this olde English Daintee Lady
teapot in for all places - West Virginia.

Today we are in the garden
and we can all pretend for a bit
that we don't have a care in
the world.

I hope you like scones because 
I baked
you some - please enjoy!

I think this is what I love about
a garden.  "It is a place to escape
and experience something else
than the usual routine."

Last Saturday our subdivison had
 a garage sale and we participated 
which is not my idea of fun but
I was happy to get rid of some 
unwanted items.  How about you?

We have the feeling we always get
which is that spring has gone way
to fast this year since it came late.

On Sunday it rained all day and all
night which was really too much
for my peonies. 

 Below, I am 
sharing a "new to me" teapot
which is called Chelsea Chintz
by Windor - English.

If you would like to bake these
 Lemon Scones
the recipe can be found here.

I hope you can participate in
my tea related blog party!

I am sharing at:
Share Your Cup
Spring Tea Link Party
Tuesday Cuppa Tea