Tuesday, August 19, 2014

YOU ARE QUEEN FOR A DAY for "Tea In The Garden"



Welcome to Tea In The Garden and I have picked YOU to be Queen For A Day:





Please have a seat in the chair and put your feet up (after you move the teacup of course)!




Today I am sharing a bunting I made last week with the cards I received in the Facebook group Afternoon Tea Across America in our Victoria Day card exchange.  I also am sharing an appliqued and embroidered vintage topper I found earlier this summer:



Please pour yourself a cup of tea.  We are on the side of the backyard garden by the entrance which features an old door.



In our card exchange we each put little tuck in gifts in the cards  and I received this Queen Elizabeth egg cozy from Vicki from Florida.  I love the red poppies that are appliqued.  I can't imagine doing this project.







Of course the garden has gone wild with Queen Anne's Lace but that is alright with me!









I hope you can join me today for my TEA IN THE GARDEN BLOG PARTY by sharing something from your blog about tea.  Just link at the bottom here and please include a link to this post on your post.


HAIL TO THE QUEEN!



I will also be sharing my post with these blogging friends:
A Return to Loveliness
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Tuesday Garden Party
Tea Cup Tuesday
Share Your Cup Thursday


Sunday, August 17, 2014

ROWAN MOUNTAIN ASH BRINGING SIGNS OF FALL


My Rowan Mountain Ash is already bringing the look of FALL to our front yard:






My Father In Law planted this in our yard many years ago and we thought it was dying but it still hangs on:



As you can see one of my window box sits on the ground as we need to repair the bracket.  Always some thing to do - right?


Saturday, August 16, 2014

PALISADE PEACHES FOR PEACH PIE

Here in the Rocky Mountains one particular type of peach is very popular.  That would be Palisade Peaches which come from Palisade which is called the peach capital of Colorado.  Tonight I baked a simple pie with these wonderful peaches:





I don't know what difference high altitude would make in a peach but these are really good!










Here is the recipe for Peach Pie:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees:
Here are the ingredients for the pie crust: 2 cups flour sifted, 1 tsp salt, 3/4 cup of crisco, 5 Tb iced water 

And the pie ingredients:  6 cups of sliced fresh ripe peaches, 1 tsp lemon juice, 3/4 cup light brown sugar, 2 Tb flour, 1/2 Tsp ground cinnamon - all very basic

After you make the crust bottom and put it in the pie plate, dump in the peach mixture, add the lattice and brush the tops of the dough with milk and sprinkle with sugar.  Bake at 425 degrees for about 35 minutes (watch for too much browning)  BAKE AWAY!


Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

WILDFLOWER TEA SET for "Wildflower Tea In The Garden"



With way more than usual rain - my garden has gotten a little wilder this summer so I chose my German Wildflower Tea Set to use for our "Tea In The Garden"!  You may remember that I found this for a very good price at an antique mall several years back and it was Johanna at Silber-Rosen who gave me lots of information on it!  Being from Germany and knowledgeable about tea sets - she was very informative.










As I took these photos, there are men painting the house next door and I am sure they thought I was a funny lady - they are right about that!  I am also sharing a cute little flower basket doily and 2 tea towels.  I already had the towel in the center below but also found the sunbonnet ladies tea towel and the fun doily recently:


Here's a little closer up:


Of course - this is probably a coffee pot but that's OK!  Pour yourself a cup of tea....


The whole area is being covered by my Queen Anne's Lace and the bird baths disappearing underneath their stems.



I have baked some Chocolate Chips cookies so please have  some:





I hope you will join me here too and share a post from your blog about tea!  Would you also include a link to this post on yours?











Sunday, August 10, 2014

CELEBRATING AUGUST


I was going through my older pictures for my store Facebook Page (Bernideen's) and decided to post a few here just in celebration of August:











Hope your August is lovely!