Monday, May 26, 2014

LILACS FOR "TEA IN THE GARDEN"


My garden is mostly just green.  Green isn't bad though.  It is a whole lot prettier than brown which is what it was a few months ago.  So let's just be happy with green. Some of the plants are still restoring themselves from the snow we had on Mother's Day.  The clematis are creating new blooms replacing the ones that were frozen off.  








I have made a bouquet of some lovely lilacs.  My lilacs have a lot of dead areas we will be pruning out.  I notice other people have this problem too.  I think a later blooming lilac would be wiser here.








There was a lot of hail and rain last week so Pikes Peak has a great deal of fresh snow on it.  At 14,000 feet the rain became snow.











Last year I found a lovely embroidered lilac rectangular tablecloth for $6.00 which I thought was an amazing price.  I have set up my table with that lilac tablecloth and another lilac topper and some old vintage lavender table cloths.




Please pour yourself a cup of Ginger Peach Tea and have a seat in the shade of the Colorado Blue Spruce:




Today is "Tea In The Garden" which means you are invited to post anything about tea linking that post from your blog below.  I am sure many of you are ready to do an actual "garden" tea time posting which is wonderful!  By the way, thank you for participating!







23 comments:

Winnie said...

Oh so lovely! I plan to take pics in the garden next week as I was traveling this week and again Thurs. Alot of green in mine as well, and I love it. My lilacs this year didn't flower for some unknown reason. First time that has happened. Sad about that. Love your linens and tea cups! Your birdhouses are treasures too!

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I love your embroidered tablecloth! It's perfect with your lilac bouquet. It's funny that your clematis has to grow new blooms... Mine has to as well, but because it was burnt by two sudden hot day, right before the storm.

The Charm of Home said...

I think your garden is lovely Bernideen! Finally I got in my garden this week! Thanks for hosting!
Sherry

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Bernideen, your tea in the garden is splendid! The lilacs and lavender are so very pretty and so pleasing to the eye. It is much too wet and cold here to even think about tea outside. I long for warm sunny days. Hopefully soon we will be blessed by some. Thank you for sharing and have a lovely week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

I am SO excited to be sharing a garden teatime again, finally.

We have had perfect weather - about as rare as the Hope Diamond here, so yay. Glad to be part of the fun.

Thank you for hosting - your lilacs and awesome new embroidered tablecloth topper is a real treasured find, Bernideen! Hugs.

Marilyn said...

Lovely lilac tea time!

kitty said...

What a beautiful lilac setting on your outdoor tea, Bernideen. Thank you for hosting your lovely party.

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Bernideen,
how wonderful your garden looks after such a long time with snow. I hope all plants will bloom soon. You made a wonderful Garden Tea Party. Thank you for sharing this delightful photos and for hosting this sweet event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Beth L. said...

Your garden is looking lovely. And your linens!! BEAUTIFUL. I was sad last fall when we had to take down our lilac bush because of some construction. I MUST find some new ones to plant. Their scent is always amazing.

Vee said...

Stunning lilac linens to match your beautiful bouquet.

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
Your Tea in the Garden is so very pretty today. I am pleased that your weather in Colorado finally cooperated. Your lilacs look just gorgeous and I love your teacups and lacy pillows and vintage linens! Mauve looks so lovely with greenery in the background. Thank you for hosting Tea in the Garden today. Hope the sun comes out soon! Karen

Ruth Weston said...

So pretty Bernideen! I love lilacs! So nice you have various colors. They do need to be pruned, don't they? Your linens and china dress your garden tea spot beautifully! I love it! Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh the green is the perfect calm background for the lilacs and the linens. I just love the new greens of spring.

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

Your garden is so lush and healthy. Thanks for some rain and tender caring. The table cloth and topper add elegance t o your already beautiful settling.

Thank you for hosting and I am looking forward to more tea parties with you.

Hugs,
Aida

Angela McRae said...

I love this lilac theme -- gorgeous!

Fishtail Cottage said...

so pretty Bernideen! love your garden area ~ so cozy and serene! Can I join you? it looks so inviting! oxox, tracie

Fishtail Cottage said...

ps - thank you for linking up to Fishtail Cottage's Garden Party! hugs.

Anita said...

Oh my, what a wonderful place to take a Cup of tea! I would love to join you!

And I would have love to share some of my latest garden Pictures at your blog tea Party - but there's not tea on my shots. However, you are more than welcome to join me for a Little stroll!

Happy gardening and best wishes from Germany!
Anita

Janneke said...

Your green garden looks beautiful with this stunning tea setting!

Ivy and Elephants said...

What a gorgeous setting for tea!
I love how you incorporate the figurines. Your garden is amazing!
Hugs,
Patti

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Mine too! I've not been able to get in the garden for a couple weeks - the weeds have returned and most of the blooms are spent - lots of work ahead for me - gorgeous tea - can just imagine the Lilacs! I do appreicate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
Kathy

Brooke Kroeger said...

Just beautiful! This is so pretty! Thanks for sharing it at this week's Home Sweet Garden Party! This weeks party will start at 4 pm today at www.creativecountrymom.com . Hope you can join us again this week too! Hugs...Brooke

Cindy said...

Oh your garden is exquisite I love garden tea parties and hope next week to set up in the garden. I don't know how I keep missing your linky and it is closed when I visit. I'm sad I missed out, let me know when it closes, yes, I"m late this week but with very good reason....

http://hats-n-hospitalitea-cindy.blogspot.ca/2014/06/fairy-gardening-magic.html giving you my link hoping you will visit me there