Friday, September 9, 2011

REFLECTIONS OF A SUMMER OF "TEAS IN THE GARDEN ON SATURDAY"

Today will be the last Tea in the Garden on Saturday so I am sharing some reflections from this summer's teas.  I love this new cooler weather when I can finally turn my oven back on and not overheat the house.  The garden is definitely looking a little bloomed out so now it is time to add a few more chrysanthemums.
Early in the summer, while the lilacs were blooming - this was one of the settings for Saturday:




I think looking at these photos makes me a little sad as I am already missing these columbines and lilacs!




I loved that bright green grass in June as it provided the perfect carpet for my tea table:










The next two Saturday Teas were set up on a wooden bench on the patio:








and then there was a Beatrix Potter Tribute Tea below:

















I had forgotten how many there were!  Another one on the bench on the patio:



I would like to invite you now to join me next week for "Friends Sharing Tea" every Saturday - in your garden or in your home or just share a recipe, Teapot or Tea anything you have!  This is my new logo you can copy for your sidebar:



One of my last teas in the garden this summer below:




I am also linking to French Country Cottage today!
If you planned a tea in your garden, patio or sunporch today, please link up and join us below:






9 comments:

[email protected] Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good afternoon Bernideen,
My, your china pieces are lovely as are the linens! This time of year always makes me a little sad. Thank you for hosting your lovely garden teas. Sorry I was not able to join you very often. Wishing you a delightful weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

janice15 said...

Such pretty tables and things..I can't wait till my garden is all done...helo I'm Janice Mz [email protected] spoonwither.blogspot.com...I'm a fairly new blogger. I love to visit u..but now I can be one of your followers...hugs for a great day...

Johanna said...

Hello Bernideen,
your reflections show really some of the many highlights of your tea times in the garden. It is sad that this is the last one for this year. Thank you for hosting this event. It was great fun to join you.
Best greetings, Johanna

Rizzi said...

BERNIDEEN, YOUR POST IS SO LOVELY TODAY....LOOKING BACK AT ALL YOUR BEAUTIFUL TEA PARTIES IN THE GARDEN. THANK YOU FOR MAKING ME PART OF IT.
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND. RIZZI

Beth said...

Beautiful tables, beautiful table linens, beautiful yard and gardens! I enjoyed this post reflecting your teas in the garden this summer very much!
Beth

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Bernideen
Thank you for hosting tea in the garden on Saturdays, it was fun to get together with the other ladies. I'll be happy to put your new Friends Sharing Tea on my sidebar.
Your post this week was a nice reminder of all the lovely teas you served.
Judith

Kathy said...

Hello Bernideen, you did set some lovely tables this summer - it is amazing how time has flown! I appreciate you giving us opportunity to take time on the weekends to slow down and to savor our gardens with a lovely cup of tea. I hope you have a wonderful weekend,
Kathy

Mary said...

This is a beautiful post and your photographs are breathtaking. I am new to your blog, so I've taken some time of browse through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that. I really enjoyed the time I spent here and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Angela McRae said...

I greatly enjoyed my "tea in the garden" times with you this summer!