Wednesday, June 13, 2012

TEA IN THE GARDEN AND REMEMBERING KATHILEE K. CHAMPLIN


Welcome to Tea In The Garden!  Come out in my garden and have a cup of tea.  It clears the mind of clutter and noise and refreshes the weary!  Please relax a while.....






I took a few moments to drop some lovely blooms into a vase and the smell was delightful!





This week I received news of the passing of a dear friend who loved her garden and lived in a Victorian Cottage.  I want to dedicate this posting to the memory of Kathilee Champlin.  Kathilee loved to garden and cook and adored animals. In her backyard she had a "Secret Garden" hidden inside plum trees.  She will be greatly missed!

Kathilee K. Champlin  November 1, 1952- June 9, 2012




















If you have posted a Tea in your GARDEN, PORCH, PATIO OR SUN ROOM- please link below and share your lovely views or outdoor setting for tea!






My friend who passed away- was the one I wrote about  the Friendship Teapot here: 
http://bernideensteatimeblog.blogspot.com/2009/01/my-friendship-teapot.html



21 comments:

Beth said...

Hi Bernideen, Your tea in the garden is always so feminine and lovely - always perfect! I love your vase of flowers. Your garden is pretty and so is your tea table. My condolences on the loss of your friend.
Blessings and hugs, Beth

Zinnia said...

You have succumbed to such a beautiful bouquet! Beautifully with the yellow röllikan against the other pink. When friends go away, it was left such a void. Not being able to call the person or meet over a cup of tea. The teapot and the rest is perfect for garden tea. Is there a fairy or it may be angels? You put in your garden. I wish you a great week! Zinnia

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

I am so sorry about the passing of your friend! Your tribute to her is sweet. I love your little tea service. I have a honey pot like it. I didn't know they made other pieces.
Hugs,
Donna

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Bernideen, your garden tea is lovely as always. My condolences on the loss of your friend Kathilee.
I'm sorry I don't have a tea out of doors again. I could link up this week's post but I think you would prefer an outdoor tea. One of these days I will try to have one to share. Enjoy your evening.

Blessings,
Sandi

Charlotte said...

I'm sorry to hear about your beloved friend. She sounds like a beautiful person. It's nice that you are honoring her memory with this post. Your garden is very lovely today, and your tea table is charming!
Blessings,
Charlotte

La Tea Dah said...

What a lovely garden party! I love your flowery guest!

La Tea Dah said...

PS: I am sorry about the loss of your friend. I lost a FB friend to cancer yesterday. It was totally unexpected and I'm still in shock. Sad times.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hi Bernideen,
Your little lady sitting on the tea table is too cute!! Lots of whimsey in your garden today! Love the sunshine streaming in on your lovely garden. Hopefully next week I'll have "tea in the garden" with you. I've had two big family gatherings this week. So sorry about your dear friend.
Nancy

janice15 said...

Helo Bernideen, I so love everything on your Garden table today..I love your Bee Tea pot. And your flowers are more lovely than I can say. and of course your pretty lady on the table is wonderful...I couldn't have tea in the Garden today but I have tea in my Living room...So sorry about the loss of your dear friend...may she R.I.P...with love Janice

Betty Stapleton said...

So sorry to hear about your friend.
I enjoyed your tea, thank you for sharing -especially at this time.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Bernideen
My sincere sympathy on the loss of your friend, a kindred spirit of tea and gardening.
The beehive tea set is so cute and I'm impressed with the beautiful bouquet you made from the garden.
Sending you a hug from Ontario.
Judith

Martha said...

Love your table and your "guest" is adorable!

Rosewalk Cottage said...

I am so sorry to hear about your friend Bernideen. Your tea table and garden is so pretty and I love your angel ladies and that precious bee hive honey pot and cream and sugar.
~Clara

Rizzi said...

SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR FRIEND KATHILEE......YOUR TEA POST TODAY IS SO COLORFUL......YOUR FLOWERS ARE LOVELY......WE HAD SO MUCH RAIN.....AND YOU HAVE ALL THOSE FOREST FIRES......PRAYERS WILL BE SAID FOR ALL THOSE POOR PEOPLE THAT LIVE UP IN THE MOUNTAINS AND ALL THE WONDERFUL FIRE FIGHTERS.....MY DAD AND OLDEST BROTHER WERE FIRE FIGHTERS.....HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND.......RIZZI

Ann said...

Garden flowers and a whimsical teatime ~ two of my favorite things! Love the yellow tea-ware and the floral covered fairies are so unique!!

Ann
“Better joy in a cottage than sorrow in a palace” Spanish Proverb

Johanna said...

Hi Bernideen,
I am so sorry for the loss of your friend Kathilee. You made a wonderful tribute to her. I am sure she would love it. Your garden flowers are beautiful and I imagine their wonderful scent. And the tea set is outstanding in a special way. Thank you for sharing this tea time and for hosting this nice event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Perfectly Printed said...

Love your tea pots!! So sorry to hear of your friends passing.
I just found your blog, I'm your newest follower.

chris

Tammy's in Love said...

I'm so sorry for your loss..she would have loved this beautiful tribute and the tea party in her honor.

Tammy

parTea lady said...

Your tea in the garden post is lovely. That is a cute bee hive tea set.

I'm sorry about the loss of your friend Kathilee.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Bernideen - I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your friend - it is never easy when you lose someone close and dear - this is such a beautiful and sweet tribute to her!
Delightsome post! I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Annesphamily said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your friend! I can close y eyes and imagine her beautiful secret garden! This was a lovely tribute!