Monday, July 27, 2015

STRAWBERRY BUTTERMILK SCONES FOR "Tea In The Garden"

I love old vintage linens and  doilies and keep them organized by season and theme.  I decided to pull out the strawberry ones and found I had several so I am enjoying tea time with them this morning in the garden.

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My garden is bursting forth with Queen Anne's Lace and I am loving it!



I am sharing some Strawberry Buttermilk scones today.  Please have one and also pour yourself of lovely cup of tea.  The scone recipe came from The Smitten Kitchen Blog.  I did substitute buttermilk which I do a lot as it is cheaper than heavy cream.



You could make these scones yourself as they were easy to make!



Jeremy Fisher would love to help you make them!




I would never have the patience to this embroidery work.  I am not a long term project person.






Today is my blog linking party and I hope you will join in.  I hope you will share something from your blog about TEA!

I am also sharing with these parties:
Tea Time Tuesday
A Return to Loveliness
Tea Cup Tuesday
Tuesday Cuppa Tea




Tuesday, July 21, 2015

BLOG BREAK TIME





A note to my blogging friends:

Due to the last and very busy days of my shop "Bernideen's" I am taking a break this week from blogging.  I hope to return here with more time to my hands than I could ever imagine but until then - enjoy your sweet days of summer!  Retirement cometh soon for me!

Bernideen

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

A BOUQUET IN THE GARDEN for "Tea In The Garden"

Because of some very busy days, I am posting
 "Tea In The Garden" a little late:



Today is a beautiful day in the garden and I decided to make a bouquet for my blog posting.  I hope you can pour yourself a little cup of tea.






I am sharing a couple of my teapots:  A Sadler and an Arthur Woods.  I am sorry to say the yellow teacup and saucer have a problem.  I failed to "test" that one first and the saucer rocks terribly so please be careful.  My husband showed me the problem this morning that the saucer isn't flat on the bottom.  I think I have made about every mistake possible when looking over teacups and over the years I have missed chips and cracks and more.






I recently found this 1999 garden book and think it is wonderful:




I hope your summer is going well.  I see the naughty squirrels have been eating my Clematis Blooms:





I have shared before that this summer I am closing my shop after 28 years.  Things have gone really well and we are winding down our GOOB Celebration (Going Out of Business).  We are excited to be approaching retirement.









I want to invite you tea time bloggers to link at the bottom!
I will also be sharing with other blog parties:
Tea Time Tuesday
A Return to Loveliness
Tea Cup Tuesday
Tuesday Cuppa Tea










Monday, July 6, 2015

ENGLISH RED TRANSFERWARE for "Tea In The Garden"

Happy Monday morning to all my blogging friends!


Today I am sharing some of the red transferware I have been collecting in several patterns.  I pick up a piece here or there when the price and quality are right.  I don't mind pieces with crazing but not so much the ones with brown stains.  I also saw a whole bunch at an antique mall but it was all chipped and stained so I passed it up.






I ordered my first (and maybe last) piece on on Etsy.  It was listed as red transferware.  When It arrived it was dark pink (not shown here) and lovely but really did not match the red.  I was disappointed that the lady listed it as red as I would have called it pink.   I am sure many of you have stories to tell too.  I will keep looking and use this coffee pot for tea!





My favorite patterns in red are Mason's "Vista", Spode "Tower" and I also love  Enoch Woods "English Scenery".  As you can see I was out in the garden early as the sun was rising.




Last year we moved the bird house to the other side of our yard.  I am happy to see the Clematis beginning to climb back up it.  I hope you have a wonderful summer week!




I would love to have you join in my "Tea In The Garden" blog party at the bottom - I will also be sharing at:
Mosaic Monday
Tea Time Tuesday
A Return to Loveliness
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Simple & Sweet Fridays



Monday, June 29, 2015

AFTER THE HAIL for "Tea In The Garden"


Last night as we returned from a day in Denver, Colorado there was a beautiful rainbow in the sky.  We didn't have a camera to take a photo but just admired it.  As we pulled into our driveway things suddenly became rather nasty as it hailed quarter sized pieces and larger.  We had just moved a lot of things in our garage blocking our route into it so we couldn't pull the car in.  It was scarey to say the least.  As you can see, the leaves were brought down by the hail.  In past years smaller hail did more floral devastation.  I was surprised what survived.  You can see plenty of leaves brought down by the hail........









The door that stands as you enter the garden will need to be tossed soon or repaired.  After all these years it is starting to come apart at the window panes.  Welcome to the garden!



It is a beautiful Monday morning but also holds a possible promise of more rain,









Do pour yourself a cup of tea!






These are busy times for us as we are having a  "going out of business" sale for my shop.  It is exciting to be retiring.  We are calling it a GOOB CELEBRATION.  After retirement we have a building to sell and house to fix up and sell.  We will eventually move to Columbia, Missouri to be near family.



I am hoping some of you who tea blog will join in my blog party below!  I will be sharing at these other blogs: