Monday, June 30, 2014

A ROSE THEME for "Tea In The Garden"

 This summer one side of my garden is 6 years old. I dug the left side out in 2008.   The right side is 5 years old and the middle where the sides join is 4 years old.  This is the fullest it has ever been and I am happy for that.  You know the fuller it is - the more it holds moisture in the ground.









  I am also seeing my rose bushes coming up after pruning off all the dead this spring.  There was a lot of dead but soon they will bloom. I have made some classic mistakes over pruning my clematis in the past but the one I left alone has really taken off with blooms.  Don't I sound silly.  So many bloggers have glorious gardens and I have just a little one where I am learning by my mistakes but I do love it!  So I am celebrating my garden today!






 I have brought a bunch of teacups outside with a rose theme just so you could pick the one one you would like to use!  I have also baked some special Blueberry Muffins.  The muffins are hiding under a shoo fly cover I recently found.  Please help yourself and you can bake your own too.  The recipe is HERE at the Food Librarian site.  They are easy to make. 






Those of you who are familiar with my blog know how I love vintage linens.  The table topper is just what was left from a bedspread out of which I made pillows.


I am inviting all you tea bloggers to join me today by posting one of your own tea posts at the bottom here.  It is also nice for you to include a link to this post on yours.  Thank you for participating.





What a lovely summer we are now having!






I hope your week is delightful.







36 comments:

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
I love your rose themed tea today. Roses and teacups are so perfect together. My favourites are your American Beauty, Old English Rose and Serena. Love your pillows and rose budded table covering too! So happy we can have tea outdoors again! Happy July 4th! Karen

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Gorgeous!!!! I would arm wrestle you for the crocheted piece on your table....I love it! Hugs, Penny

Mom Wald said...

Everything is so lovely! I am wondering who did all of your lovely crocheted items.

Tea in Texas said...

Your garden is so lovely and a grand place to pend tea time. I love all your linens for they seem comforting but the special roses tablecloth is spectacular. You have a lovely set of different roses teacups and saucers which I would love to pink from and have tea in the garden!

Have a wonderful 4th of July!
Pam

[email protected] said...

Your garden is lovely and that tea party is delightful, so many elegant teacups! Hopefully I'll have time to join the party later in the summer!

Vee said...

Your garden looks huge to me! I really do have a small garden, which is just right for me. I didn't know that more garden equals more water retention. That is a good thing. Beautiful tea time in the garden, as always...

ellen b. said...

Everything looks so beautiful!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

You have a beautiful garden, Bernideen. I don't have one any longer other than the wee one at the top of our driveway. Your linens are gorgeous and I love your butterfly lace pillow. How I wish I could sew! Lovely china and a simply wonderful post. I was hoping to have a tea out on our deck but the mosquitoes were too bad. Thank you for sharing and joining me for tea. Happy 4th of July!

Blessings,
Sandi

kitty said...

I love your pretty rose themed tea today, Bernideen! Your table toppers are gorgeous. You find the prettiest linens to remake. I'd love to sit with you in your garden and enjoy some tea and a blueberry muffin. Thank you for hosting and Happy 4th!

Ruth Weston said...

What a gorgeous bedspread that must have been. So glad you were able to salvage table toppers. Such a pretty rose themed tea. I Love it! So restful and beautiful! Thanks so much for hosting, and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

Wonderful garden teatime, Bernideen! TY for sharing all the beauty and inspiration - Hoping you'll take tea with me for Canada Day today!

Beth L. said...

Your rose themed tea is lovely. My favorite things that you are sharing today are the pretty tea pot and the butterfly pillow!

Haley Richardson said...

Ah, I just LOVE your whimsical garden! The rose theme looks beautiful! Thanks for hosting.

~ Haley

Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

I can't imagine a lovelier setting for tea than the gardens, and yours is a beautiful one.

The Charm of Home said...

Tea in your garden is quite the treat! I love the flowers and the lovely china!! Thanks for hosting!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A lovely rose themed tea Bernideen, and your garden is certainly filling out.
Good thing you have a food umbrella over the muffins, I see a squirrel sneaking around in your photos. :-)

Marilyn said...

Your garden is so very pretty and love the rose theme. Congratulations on a full and beautiful garden for tea.

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

Your pillows, your table coverings; are all so pretty. I love the rose covered Tea Cups. Your garden looks so green and pretty with the flowers. A beautiful bouquet.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Love your rose theme tea! Two tables set for tea, double the beauty! If I was joining you for tea, I'd pick the teacup on the far right on the large table! So pretty! Your flower garden is so beautiful and you have a lot blooming! Love your pillows and what a great way to use the fabric that is in good shape. Thanks for hosting and I'm so glad you are enjoying your garden now!
Nancy

Angela McRae said...

What a pretty setting, and I am cheering you for all that hard work resulting in such a lovely, lush garden! Also, am inspired by that pretty crocheted butterfly pillow. Wouldn't a fancy crocheted teapot be pretty on a pillow? Hmmm ...

Beth said...

Your garden and yard look beautiful, Bernideen! I love your delphinium! Your tea is pretty and I especially like the bouquet you put together. Lovely! Happy 4th of July!
Hugs, Beth

Carrie said...

So many beautiful roses this week! Gorgeous table and garden! The butterfly pillow wonderful and the linens and fabrics gorgeous.

Martha's Favorites said...

Your garden is breath taking. I love visiting here. Your tea cups are amazing. Blessings, Martha

Kathryn Ross said...

You know, Bernideen, I see the photos of your neck of the woods and your yard through the winter and it seems so long it is cold and covered in snow. Then, suddenly, it is lush and green and ready for garden teatimes!! Just beautiful and inspiring. I so want a sweet cafe table and chair set to set in my yard with tea vignettes. Meantime, my dining room will have to do.
Joy!
Kathy

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

Hi Bernideen, there is so much to love about this tea party. I love all the rose-adorned tea cups. And I love your collection of vintage linens too. You have so many beautiful tea cups and tea pots, I can only feast my eyes on them. Hope it's okay to join.
Thank you for hosting.

Blessings,
Aida

My Little Home and Garden said...

Your garden tea looks delightful, Bernideen. What a perfect setting for a couple of hours of conversation with a friend or two. You really have created a beautiful garden.

Karen

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Bernideens,
your garden is sooo pretty. Small but very very nice and so neat. I love the figurines and the ferns and fox gloves. Great background for the white furniture and your pretty settings. Thank you for sharing this garden tea party and for hosting this sweet event. Always a pleasure to be part of it.
Best greetings, Johanna

relevanttealeaf said...

Your rose garden theme for tea this week is lovely. The teapots and teacups are exquisite. You've inspired me to do a patriotic tea in my back yard!

Beverly Kirk said...

Mzzzz Berni..... u think of everything..... a shoo fly cover for you muffins!!! Have a great weekend!

Susan Clayton said...

So pretty! I especially like the cotton tablecloth!

Susan Clayton said...

We are having a rainy 4th .. .perfect chance to curl up with a cup of tea and visit. Always a pleasure to visit you.

Sarah said...

Bernideen your rose tea in the garden is where I'd like to spend an afternoon. It's all just lovely. I smile every time I see your garden critters. '-)
Happy 4th of July!

Miss Jane said...

Hi Bernideen,
Your garden tea is amazing! I wish to be there for my next tea time!:)
Love your photos and your blog!:)

“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.”
Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady

Art @ Home said...

Wow, what a gorgeous setting for a tea party! :) I love everything about this post!

Linking from Rose Vignettes,
xo,
Ricki Jill

Liz Hockamier said...

Oh MY Goodness! Your yard is so beautiful! Such a perfect setting! I love that huge milk glass vase for roses! So Pretty! :)

Thanks for sharing with Fresh-Cut Friday!
~Liz

Brooke Kroeger said...

This is so pretty! Thanks for sharing it at this week's Home Sweet Garden Party! You are on of this weeks featured posts! It is live now at http://creativecountrymom.blogspot.com/2014/07/home-sweet-garden-party-78.html Hope you can join us again this week too! Hugs...Brooke