Friday, June 3, 2011

TEA IN THE GARDEN ON SATURDAY

We have waited for spring and summer so long - I want to savor every day and enjoy!  Things are finally lush and green and flowers will be bursting forth. I decided to set up a little tea table on my patio....I have many old linens and often use old crochet bedspreads for tablecloths....it is early in the garden as the sun comes up from the east.....come pour yourself a cup of tea!





If it gets hot - help yourself to the fan....and make yourself at home!









My chives are blooming as part of a small herb garden on each side of the patio....




Lilacs on each side of the yard smell delightful...they weren't quite as full this year.


















 

















Last year I purchased about 8 clematis on sale at the end of the season and they all seem to be doing well.  This one is just starting to bloom....



                                       A loving thought!

I hope you will visit some of my blogging friends who have also prepared a post for you in their gardens for Saturday:  ENJOY!  Please leave me a message if you would like to join in:


Kathy at A Delightsome Life
Visit Donna at Donna's Designs
Visit Rizzi at Gifts from the Sea
Visit Martha in England at Lines from Linderhof
Also my friend Johanna in Germany featuring her sea shells at Silber + Rosen


12 comments:

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

Just lovely!!! Have a super weekend.

Angela McRae said...

Your flowers, both live and captured in china, are just beautiful! I especially love the squarish shaped teacups. That is a new shape to me and very pretty!

Martha said...

What a lovely table. And such pretty tea things! I love your tablecloth! Thanks for hosting Saturday Tea in the Garden!!!

Our lilacs were not as full this year either -- perhaps it is just not a lilac year!

Lovely clematis!

Donna Heber said...

Hi Bernideen,

What a lovely tea post! Your patio is so quaint, especially with the garden cart. All of your china is exquisite! Soon I hope to have clematis blooming too. Thank you for letting me join you this week.

Carolyn said...

Hi Bernideen,
Your tea table and setting look lovely. My lilacs are just starting to bloom here.
It has been raining a lot here so it is harder to have tea in our garden just yet but soon,I hope!

Carolyn

Johanna said...

Hello Bernideen,
your table is as always gorgeous. I love all the pretty china but the both rosechintz cups are to die for.
I would love to join your party with my last Tea Time Tuesday post.
This is the link to the former TTT-Post:
http://silber-rosen.blogspot.com/2011/05/tea-time-tuesday-sea-shells-muscheln.html
I am also hosting a nice giveaway for everybody.

Best greetings, Johanna

Antiques And Teacups said...

Lovely post. Love the lilac & clematis and your flower filled china. Just lovely!
Ruth

Rizzi said...

HELLO BERNIDEEN,
ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL "TEA IN THE GARDEN," YOUR LINENS ARE SO LOVELY, WITH ALL YOUR SNOW YOUR GARDEN LOOKS SO NICE. I WISH I COULD HAVE A CUP OF TEA WITH YOU, IT WOULD BE WONDERFUL.
I CAN SEE FANNING MYSELF WITH THAT GORGEOUS FAN SIPPING A CUP OF LADY GREY. LOVE ALL YOUR TEA SETS, THEY ARE ALL SO ELEGANT. I WOULD LOVE TO PARTICIPATE AGAIN NEXT WEEK. HAVE A NICE WEEKEND. RIZZI

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Bernideen
Your tea table is very elegant and I've enjoyed my visit. Staying with family, I was able to nab a computer to have a look at your post.
Judith

sparklingangel said...

It's beautiful, Bernideen! Our flowers are slow coming, but should be in full bloom in a couple of weeks. Now I'm excited to set up our tea things outside!

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen, I haven't stopped by your blog in sooo long and this post makes me realize how much I've missed it! So glad I arrived in time for tea:) Your garden just couldn't be lovelier.

Terri said...

What a lovely tea setting! Your flowers are all beautiful, as is your table set with a wonderful cloth and china. The tea pots are amazing and tea cups gorgeous. I love the square shaped tea cups. Spring is such a wonder full time of year!
Hugs,
Terri