Wednesday, July 18, 2012

IT'S "TEA IN THE GARDEN"








You can count on one thing - today is Wednesday which means it's Time For Tea In the Garden...





I have prepared a little settee for you to sit and just "smell" the refreshing garden air.  You may stay and linger with a few older July issues of Victoria.  These are the treasures - the older issues that sweep you away to England.

 Speaking of England, have you seen the 2 seasons of Downton Abbey and do you look forward to seeing the 3rd season with Shirley McLaine? It should be very interesting seeing "what happens next".












This summer, my garden is finally four years old - which really is very young for a garden.  When I look back at several years ago - I am amazed at the changes that have taken place.









I know that I shall have challenges managing the Queen Anne's Lace but I shall do it!  I feel like I have lace doilies all over my garden!








I have given this bouquet away now that I took the photos - a dear friend was diagnosed with cancer last week so she was the recipient.




Please join in the fun if you set up Tea in Your Garden -  porch - patio or sun room and link below if you have have a post to share:


I am also linking this post to: The Charm of Home and Home and Garden Thursday



20 comments:

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Bernideen
Yes, I can hardly wait for more happenings at Downton Abbey, and Shirley MacLean will certainly add some sparks.
We have lots of QAL growing along the side of the road and didn't I find a plant last week with pink flowers! Oh, it was so pretty and I've taken a seed head to plant the seeds but am not sure if pink flowers will grow again. It was the only pink amongst all the whites.
Thanks for hosting tea in your garden and I'm sure your friend appreciated the bouquet.
Judith

[email protected] Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Bernideen, your garden tea is lovely! I'm afraid my garden photos are few and far between this year given that critters have rather spoiled it. However, I hope that roses from my garden will suffice. Thank you for hosting.

Blessings,
Sandi

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Hi Bernideen!
Your garden is delightful A real English cottage garden!
You must have quite a green thumb :-)
I love your tea set up it is a very restful place to sit for a cuppa!!
I'm having another giveaway if you'd like to stop by and see!
Smiles,
Lynn

Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Bernideen. Your garden is lovely. Our area is just launching a Queen Anne's Lace eradication scheme. As we are an organic gardening area and QAL is a form of carrot, there is fear it will interbreed and cause problems. Who knew???! I think your garden is such a peaceful haven of beauty for you. You have done such a loving job!
Ruth

Donna said...

Your garden is lovely with all the pastel and I love Queen Anne's Lace! I love teapots myself although the only tea I drink is good cold sweet tea.
Hugs,
Donna

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Bernideen,

Your garden is lovely and your tea outdoors is just so perfect.

The bouquet you gave to your friend is absolutely exquisite!

I hope she battles it with little troubles and gets well and becomes a survivor! Prayers for her!!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Bernideen, I am still taking my tea early because of the heat and humidity - but it is marvelous in the shade and I have a kitty visitor too who'd rather I pay attention to her! I do appreciate you hosting and hope you have a blessed week,
Kathy

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Such a beautiful setting. I would love to visit and sit awhile in your garden. I bet the kitty loves visiting your garden with all the squirrels you have! Your bench is so lovely with the beautiful vase of flowers. Praying for your friend, seems like everyday I hear of someone who has cancer. Have a wonderful evening.
Nancy

Melanie said...

Enjoyed my visit, so glad that I chose to look at your blog! Everything is just lovely!

Prim Rose Hill ©2008-2012 said...

Hi Bernideen!
I always love tea in the garden with you. :) I am addicted to Downton Abbey and have been having withdrawals! I don't know about Shirley Maclaine, I never cared for her, but she may add some interest.

I love the older issues of Victoria too! The newer ones just don't seem quite the same.

Hope you're having a TEA-rrific day!
Sheri :)

Junkchiccottage said...

Love Love Love the tea garden. So pretty and inviting.

K @ Aurora Blythe said...

Victoria is my favorite magazine! I was crushed when they discontinued it in 2003 but was so glad to see they brought it back again.

I am a late comer to Downton Abbey, but nevertheless just as enthralled with it as everyone else. What an amazing show! Just finished season 1 on netflix. About to start season 2 on hulu. Cannot wait!

Delightful blog you have here. Found you via your link on charm of the home.

Ann said...

Hi, Bernideen. We had lots of long awaited rain today, so I had my tea inside and shared some old pics of my garden, instead. I think the thing I like most about your garden is all the different kinds of flowers and that it's very non-structured (like a wildflower garden). I love the weathered looking bench, too!! It fits well with the surroundings. Thanks for hosting!

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

Jennelise said...

You have an incredible garden! Gorgeous photos! Happy Summer!
Jennelise

[email protected] Little Fur in the Paint said...

Bernideen,I have just discovered your lovely blog, Dear, and am now following you...♥♥ LOVE your kitty statue!!
Best,
Anne

Betty Stapleton said...

what a lovely bouquet of flowers, your friend will enjoy them. Such a pretty tea, thank you for sharing...

Donna Heber said...

Hi Bernideen,

Your tea in the garden is lovely. Everything looks so cozy and I adore that little patch of Queen Anne's Lace.

parTea lady said...

Your tea in the garden photos are beautiful and so is the lovely Old Country Roses china.

Downton Abbey is a great series and I'm looking forward to season 3.

janice15 said...

Just popping in to say helo and wish you a most lovely weekend..Garden looks lovely as always...with love Janice

Sherry said...

How beautiful!! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry