Tuesday, September 2, 2014

LAST DAYS OF SUMMER for "Tea In The Garden"

We have been having very cool nights with temperatures down into the 50's and the air this morning feels like fall is just around the corner.  I hope you can join me in the garden:








We are using my vintage Spode Coffee Pot for a teapot today. 
 I hope you don't mind.



I love to play with that aperture setting on the camera
 although I realize I really am just guessing at things.












I tend to prefer older cups and saucers but when Herman Dodge closed a few years ago I decided to keep these two English Garden trios.






I have noticed my camera seems to do better when it isn't as sunny out - like today.  I hope you will join me today if you are a tea time blogger by linking one of your tea posts below.  Anything about tea is fine or even baking!



24 comments:

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Happy September, Bernideen! Your Spode is just beautiful and I like the English trios. I often use my coffee pot for tea. Most don't even notice the difference. Your table covering is so pretty!
We are having dreary rainy weather these days and a very high wind on the weekend which of course didn't allow me to set up an outdoor tea. But I have no control over the weather. It's always a pleasure to join you for tea and have a wonderful new week.

Blessings,
Sandi

kitty said...

I'm happy that I can still seeing your garden tea, Bernideen. I so enjoy your pretty settings. The teapot is so pretty and I love your trios. The little stand that holds the cups is so cute, too. Thank you for hosting your lovely party.

Gentle Joy said...

Tea in the garden is such a good idea... and so lovely. :)

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The English Garden trio is pretty Bernideen, a good set to keep for yourself.
Pouring rain for two days here but we sure needed it in the gardens.
Overcast days or early evening is my favourite time to photograph outside so that you don't get the overexposure from the sunlight.
Thank you for hosting tea in your garden.

Snap said...

I would have kept the trios too! Very pretty. Your garden is lovely ... all the flowers so colorful. Summer is not the time to have tea in the garden here. I'm looking forward to some fall weather (temps under 95) to have tea outside! Beautiful teapot and teascape you've set. Thank you for hosting and Happy Tea Day~

Janneke said...

I really do love that beautiful Spode coffeepot and your cups and saucers are wonderful too. Hopefully you can enjoy tea in the garden for another few weeks.

The Charm of Home said...

Your garden looks wonderful to be so late in the season! Ours gets all burnt looking. LOL! Thanks for hosting this lovely tea!
Sherry

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
I am so sad that your Teas in the Garden may be ending soon. This one today is once again so lovely. Your trios are magnificent! Love your Spode coffee pot too. I also used a coffee pot today for tea. That teacup stand is so unique - I have never seen one like it. Thank you for hosting all of the inviting Teas in the Garden. It wouldn't have been summer without them! Have a wonderful week! Karen

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Your late summer garden is just gorgeous! Hugs, Penny

My Cottage Diary said...

Bernideen, all your dishes in this tea setting are especially lovely! I am looking forward to nights in the 50s! Blessings, Bess

Jill said...

Such lovely English Garden trios. I would keep them also!

Marilyn said...

My camera doesn't like a real sunny day either. My first notice was actually the pretty white linens on the table. Love them. I would definitely keep those trios too, very lovely.

Ruth Weston said...

Hi Bernideen. Love that Spode and remember that Herman Dodge pattern. It is passing into fall, but that has it's beauties too! Thanks for hosting!
Ruth

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I think your Spode Tea Pot is amazing. All your cups are beautiful. Always love visiting your garden. Blessings, Martha

Mom Wald said...

I'm late, I'm late for a very important date, Tea Cup Tuesday! Love the pink roses on that set.

Carrie said...

Hi Bernideen! Your tea is extra pretty today. I really like those two tea trios. Tea trios are my favorite thing to collect. As usual your bouquet is lovely, you definitely have the touch at picking and arranging flowers! Have a great week and thanks for hosting! :)

parTea lady said...

Your garden tea setting is lovely. I really like your trios and other pretty cups. And why would anyone "mind" such a pretty coffee pot.☺

Brooke Kroeger said...

Your backyard is still looking wonderful! I am so glad you joined us for Tuesday Garden Party! I added my sideboard display to your lovely party! xxx....Brooke

Beth L. said...

Those three piece sets are stunning! Love them.

Beverly Kirk said...

Lovely Bernideen.... I hope your life is enriched.... as your site refreshes my inner senses. (PS) if you visit my site, let me know if there are any buggy popup's in the way.... Thanks

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Every week you do such a beautiful tea in the garden! I enjoy it so much! Your garden looks so lovely and to have foxgloves bloom this late in the season is wonderful! Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful week!
Nancy

Millie said...

The garden tea is so idyllic! The white against the garden backdrop is stunning!

Jacoba said...

Such a lovely setting and table arrangement. Gorgeous china! It looks very inviting!
Have a nice week!
Jacoba

Angela McRae said...

I did not know the name Herman Dodge but these teawares are lovely! And on the topic of sun and photography, I attended a food blogger conference with a famous food photographer earlier this year, and she says her favorite weather for photography is actually a gray, rainy day because she says it gives the light a "metallic" quality. She's not only not bothered by gray days, she prefers them! Thought that was interesting.