Wednesday, June 27, 2012

TEA IN THE GARDEN



It's Time for Tea in the Garden and this is a repost today from a former Tea In The Garden from August last summer.  As many of you know - our city is under seige from wildfires. HOMES HAVE BEEN LOST in the Mountain Shadows and Peregrine Area.  I believe I know 2 people whose homes may have burned but that is yet to be confirmed - please pray for our city.  My home sits out east away from this area and is not in danger.  My business is on the west side near Garden of the Gods. 


THIS IS A REPEATED POST TODAY FOR "TEA IN THE GARDEN" and I have edited some comments. The first linky from last summer IS CLOSED but drop down to the next linky if you have a "Tea In The Garden" post to share.  Don't be confused by the first list which is from last summer - drop down below!




 It's time to relax and spend a few moments lost in a favorite book about the Villages of England......I'm not into "numbering" my Teas in the Garden like so many number their tea blogging.   I have enjoyed sharing my garden with you and as I look out my kitchen door I see today's tea:

















 Locals complain when it is in the 90's during the day in our area (unfortunately we are having very high temperatures even 100 degrees and we are hoping for rain today).   






I made an arrangement  from this and that and added the Golden Raintree pods. 






Many of you will realize that this is really a chocolate pot - not a teapot but we "can pretend can't we"?   I am not one to let rules stop me - I use whatever I like.




I have a fondness for needlepoint rugs in floral designs!



















I have some blogging friends joining me for Tea in The Garden   and I hope you will enjoy visiting them as well!  If you have a post on your blog of tea in your garden, porch or patio - please join in the fun and remember to drop down to the lower linky!










After I was done with these photos, I put the bouquet on the bench. I went back later and the squirrels had bitten off the sunflower and eaten it!  I wish you a delightful weekend!






23 comments:

Donna Heber said...

Hi Bernideen,

What a lovely setting to read about the Villages of England. Your table topper is simply magnificent with all those gorgeous roses. Thank you for sharing your garden with us and for hosting. I look forward to joining you until the leaves fall.

Kathy said...

Hello Bernideen, you've set a very lovely table! Love your selection of dishes - perfect for this summer's day. I too chose some tea/lunchtime reading - so relaxing outdoors! Hope you have a great weekend, thank you for hosting,
Kathy

Johanna said...

Hello Bernideen,
I always love your tea times in the garden and hope, the warm weather will last long this year. Your made such a comfrotable spot for tea time. This adorable tablecloth and the wonerful china in your garden is pure delight. Thank you for having me for tea and hosting this sweet event.
Best greetings, Johanna

High Heeled Life said...

Though summer tea outside may soon be coming to an "until next year" time... this summer has been a wonderful time to enjoy hot tea or iced-tea (when the weather was too hot) in the garden, under a tree. I have enjoyed visiting and sharing my little outside tea times. I'll continue to visit until you say its now too cold.

Your table topper with the roses is perfect to honour the lovely roses in the garden.. and reading when accompanied by some tea, magical.

Wishing you a fabulous week-end..xo HHL

Rizzi said...

WHAT A LOVELY POST, LOVE YOUR TABLECLOTH,THE ROSES ARE SO PRETTY. YOUR TEA SET IS JUST GORGEOUS, AND I LOVE YOUR CHOCOLATE POT (TEA POT)......YOUR GARDEN IS SO BEAUTIFUL, YOU KEEP IT SO NICE.
OUR WEATHER HAS BEEN SO RAINY LATELY, I DID'T MAKE MY TEA PARTY OUTSIDE. SORRY ABOUT THAT. WE ARE WAITING FOR HURRICANE "IRENE". I WAS HOPING SHE WOULD BLOW OUT TO SEA.......THEY SAY NJ WILL BE HIT BY THIS, ESPECIALLY BY THE OCEAN, LIKE 45 MINUTES AWAY FROM US. HOPE ALL IS WELL BY YOU, OH.......I RECEIVED THE JOURNALS IN THE MAIL, I JUST LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, THEM. GAVE ONE TO JACKIE, SHE LOVES IT TOO. I WILL GIVE THE ALICE IN WONDERLAND TO HER FOR HER BIRTHDAY IN SEPTEMBER. TAKE CARE, RIZZI

parTea lady said...

What a lovely tea in the garden. The china is very pretty and I love your mixed bouquet.

GardenofDaisies said...

Bernideen, your garden teas are always special! That is such a beautiful pink rose tablecloth! I love the rug too. The chocolate pot/teapot is gorgeous. You have the prettiest tea sets of anyone I know!! Our KS weather has cooled just enough that we are not miserable from the heat. A big relief! Stop by my blog if you have time. I'm having a giveaway here at Garden of Daisies.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Bernideen
It is a sunny morning here and I'm reading your post over coffee. Beautiful table setting, I like the cloth with roses and the heart shaped needle point rug is so pretty. The bouquet of flowers is a nice gift from your garden and it would be nice to sit and discuss your book with you over tea.
Thanks for hosting.
Judith

Charlotte said...

Gorgeous! I love this tea setting. The table cloth is very pretty...flowers, china...all of it! I like the way you incorporated the sunflower in your bouquet. Very creative.

Have a wonderful day...and tea time.
Charlotte

Adam Thomas said...

cute blog & good furniture design for garden...
Garden Design for Listed Properties in London

Prim Rose Hill ©2008-2011 said...

I always come to your blog to get my smile for the day! Your settings are always so pretty and full of charm. :)

I love squirrels and think they're so cute. I guess they invited themselves to tea! ;)

Micupoftea~ said...

Just wonderful! Love the needlpoint heart rug~ Happy end of August :)

Cathy said...

Your beautiful post is a wonderful way to start my day today, Bernideen. I recognized your lovely chocolate pot. I have one that was my great grandmother's and I treasure it.

Angela McRae said...

This may be one of my favorites yet! I love needlepoint too (since I've actually done a little of it), and your rugs are simply gorgeous! (Do I see a Claire Murray design? If not, it's certainly Claire Murray-ish!) And I do believe I see your pretty new vintage tablecloth being put to good use. Terrific!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hello Bernideen,
I feel so bad you are so close to the horrible fires your area is having. Praying you and others will stay safe. I'm glad you reposted this tea today, it was fun seeing the others last year posts along with yours. Your tea is so lovely and love the tablecloth with all the lace peeking out on top of your table. Your china and flowers make another special tea! Also, thank you for hosting "Tea in the Garden"!
Nancy

Beth said...

Bernideen, Your community is in my prayers. Your tea party is lovely. I really like th echocolate pot and your flowers and the story about the naughty squirrel!
xo Beth

Betty Stapleton said...

Love it all, table cloth, flowers are gorgeous, the plate, the chocolate/tea pot, all of it is beautiful. Thank you for sharing...
Stay safe

Zinnia said...

Wonderful pictures you show from ifjol.Du creating such beautiful bouquets. The little pansies you sprinkled on the table is the perfect detail. Looked at the pictures from the terrible fires in your area. I hope there will lots of rain and that firefighters must overcome the terrible fires. Poor people who become homeless. I pray for your community and you! Zinnia

Charlotte said...

Hi...your setting is lovely and the table covering is beautiful! I'm so sorry to here about the fire's destruction. we have had many fires here in CA in the past and it is so hard to watch it destroy everything in its path. I'm praying for your state and people there.

sorry I can't link up this week, I left town (taking care of father in law) and only have my "smart" phone...and its not that smart!

Marilyn said...

Very beautiful setting. Love the picture through the window for a different view of the garden. Love the rug too. Years ago I spotted one at an antique shop and picked it up for a bargain.

Johanna said...

Hi Bernideen,
my prayers are with you all who lives in such a fire danger area.
This was and is a wonderful garden tea post. Love to see it again-
Best greetings, Johanna

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Bernideen, I am so glad you're o.k. I have seen some photos - The French Laundry and others - it is aweful to see the devastation caused by the fires - you're in our hearts and prayers - keep safe,
Kathy

Angela McRae said...

I have been with you for so long now that I remember when you found that pretty vintage tablecloth! Love how you used it to create this charming vignette.