Tuesday, July 9, 2013

VINTAGE TEA TIME AND STRAWBERRIES AND CREAM SCONES for "Tea In The Garden"


I have a "new to me"  white teapot with a birdie on top that some of you may recognize - after all I've seen this same teapot on several of your blogs.  I found mine last weekend in an antique mall.  By the way - this is actually a coffee pot!  I have admired yours and now I have one!






I am also sharing this vintage tablecloth on my picnic table which is pink and burgundy....and another new vintage teapot which is English - labeled Windsor with pretty roses, violets and bluebells.  I have the same little wildflower bluebells in my yard that I transplanted years ago from the Black Forest.  Please keep the 510 homeowners in your prayers.  As I type this at my store, a lady is downstairs right now with a clip board walking around writing down things she is "remembering" that were burned in the fire.  As I was talking to her she fought back tears over and over as she spoke. She came to my store to help jog her memory as she has to make up lists from memory for her insurance company.

The little printed linen rosebud topper was a find a couple months back.



Please pour yourself a cup of tea and have one of these lovely STRAWBERRY AND CREAM SCONES which I made with a recipe from  The Smitten Kitchen.  Believe me they taste just as good as they look.  You definitely will want to go to her blog and print this out!






What is it about wonderful roses, peonies and other flowers that we just adore?  And can you believe how fast summer is going!  We actually had some REAL rain here this week and my garden is so loving that rain!





I would also like to share some of the great "Tea In The Garden" posts from last week.  I made a collage up with 4 of them that were terrific (actually they all were):




Left to right from the top down:

The first one (top left) is Carolyn Aiken's (The Queen of Teas in The Garden) She linked  "A Rosy Tea"  from her blog "Aiken House and Gardens".  Carolyn has been teaching all of us more than a thing or two about gardening as we watch her blog and see her gardens!

The second one (top right) is  Judith's tea house in her garden at "Lavender Cottage".  There she is sipping tea and living the gardening life!  And isn't she lovely!  Her garden is a dream come true!

The third one (lower left) is Tea in the Lavender Field all set up by Marilyn at "Delights of the Heart".  Wasn't this ever so clever and can you even imagine the smell?  I know this was work but we loved seeing what Marilyn set up!


The fourth one (lower right) was this sweet Doll's Tea "Tea By The Bleeding Hearts" which were so beautifully in bloom at  "Two Cottages And Tea"!  A darling dolls tea party little girls would adore!  Big girls too for that matter!








I am sharing this post with these blogging friends:
Please link below and join the fun for "Tea In The Garden".  If you can't set up tea in your garden - link any post about tea!


22 comments:

Angela McRae said...

Yum -- wish I had one of your Strawberries and Cream Scones right now!

Vee said...

Oh so pretty! I've never seen a more beautifully decked out picnic table. It could give a gal ideas. Great find on the coffee pot that you plan to use as a tea pot. Now if I ever seen one, I may need one, too.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good afternoon Bernideen,
What a lovely English teapot you found and I too have the little birdie teapot. I can't help but admire your bouquet. It is simply exquisite! And your strawberry scones look so good! I'm not able to bake right now but when I can, I am definitely going to give these a try! Thanks so much for joining me for tea today and have a delightful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Marilyn said...

Oh Thank You! I love seeing me here. Even more I love seeing your birdie "teapot" just like mine too. And the table cloths and your setting is just beautiful!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Lovely! I love the new teapot, and the tablecloth is wonderful. Your garden is always so beautiful and perfect for tea! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Johanna said...

Hi Bernideen,
your tea setting is so pretty. Yum yum, if only I could have one of this delicious strawberry scones. They look so good. And you have wonderful flowers everywhere, in the garden on the table and on the tablecloth. This looks so summerly. The new tea pot is a wonderful addition. Thank you for sharing and hosting this charming event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh Bernideen! Your garden tea is absolutely gorgeous!

Those flowers are amazing - wow.

I did the best I could - rained this am, we had a quick break, and then POURED just as I was finishing...............it's rained every day for two weeks and my garden is a lake of sloshy grossness. Ugh.

Thank you so much for hosting.

kitty said...

Hi Bernideen, your tea in the garden looks lovely as always. I've made strawberry and cream scones awhile back. I will have to check out this recipe and see if it's similar. Thank you for hosting!

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
Sorry I didn't link up right away - my washing machine overflowed and the ceiling in the basement was dripping. Yikes! (Lucky I wasn't at the Cottage!!!) The restoration crew are on their way but "Tea in the Garden" is very so important to me and I do enjoy it so much - so here I am. I love your flowers, tablecloth and those teacups - pink and gold in the basket.... do you have any like those at your shop for sale? Let me know. Thanks so much for hosting.
Have a wonderful week!
Take care,
Karen

ellen b. said...

Tea tables are always so lovely in any setting. Love the ones you shared...

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Bernideen
I've loved that tea/coffeepot too when Sandi shows hers, not I can enjoy yours too! A lovely tea in the garden and i will definitely check out the scone recipe.
Thanks for featuring my blog photo, I'm in the company of some fellow serious tea ladies.
Judith

Terri said...

Oh my goodness! What a beautiful tea setting! Everything looks so romantic. Your flowers are truly gorgeous! And your tea cups are pure eye candy!
You really do know how to treat us : )
Hugs,
Terri

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Oh my Bernideen, Those sconce look so delicious. And the tablecloth is just so pretty and delicate. I love it all.

Happy Tuesday and thank you for hosting.

Beth said...

Hi Bernideen, I love your new tea/coffee pots! Both are beautiful. You really have the loveliest of tea things! Your bouquet is gorgeous too. It is obvious that you are an accomplished floral designer. Regarding the Black Forest fire, I feel so bad for the lady you mentioned as well as the others. I will pray for them.
Thanks for directing us to the scone recipe; it looks scrumptious!
Blessings, Beth

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

You made my mouth water with the offer of tea and a scone! Your new tea pot is very nice and I love the flowers in the vase. Lovely tablecloths too! Nancy

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hi Bernideen,
What a nice surprise to see my tea featured this week among the other three fabulous posts! Thank you so much! Your tea is so beautiful and I love your new teapots and the tablecloths. Your flowers look wonderful, too! Isn't it grand to be able to enjoy tea in the garden! Thank you so much for hosting every week.
Blessings to you,
Nancy

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

the scones are melting in my mouth, Bernideen! lovely.. thank you for the entire inspiration of your post =)

Just back from meeting my first wee grandbaby!
totally overjoyed and missing him already ;)
it did get me out to our nation's capital for Canada Day, a treat for sure, but back to some overwhelming heat that's got me beyond tired !

Looking forward to some time at my country home [where most of my teacups are =)] and will try to photograph some garden teatime to join you =))

Micupoftea said...

Hello Bernideen! How romantic and inviting. Gorgeous photos. Thank you for hosting- have a wonderful wednesday :)
S

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

Your flowers are beautiful! The scones are heavenly. I need to make some of those. Thank you for hosting!
Sherry

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

My heart does go out to these families - I can just imagine how devastating it can be. You reminded me of something I have been telling myself I should do. Take pictures of our things to keep as record of what we have. Having dealt with insurance companies before, they're nice at first, but if you 'remember' something later or tell them something was in better shape before a disaster, they may accuse you of trying to get away with something - (that did happen to me years ago - the guy just didn't KNOW that wasn't me and I'd NEVER do that-it felt aweful) To your tea - so elegant and scrumptious - love your scones and your dishes are gorgeous-love the teacups in the wire basket - so delighted to share with you this week - God Bless,
Kathy

Sandi said...

WOW! Beautiful garden and pretties! Those scones look amazing and sound delicious! I will have to try making them soon. :)
Blessings~
PS I can't even imagine what these families are going through. So heartbreaking...

Jann Olson said...

Bernideen, your bouquet of flowers is so beautiful! I love the birdie pot. I have a similar one that a friend gave me for my birthday a couple years ago. I love it! Having everything destroyed in a fire would be so terrible. I pray for all of them! Love the featured gardens. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann