Monday, May 18, 2015

A RAINY DAY TEA for "Friends Sharing Tea"



Our weather forecast is for more rain this week.  We really haven't gotten much spring weather yet in Colorado.  Tuesday about 8" of snow is expected up in the mountains.  This is Colorado in the "springtime".  I have poured you and I some Yorkshire Gold tea here by the window. You do like tea - right? Please make yourself at home.




As you can see it is green outside now!
Many of my tulips started to come up recently and then just fizzled because of snow and sleet.  I'm not complaining as I am familiar with this. Yesterday afternoon we worked out in the backyard and cleared out the old dead stuff.  I have to tell you I huffed and puffed and thought how in the world does Carolyn Aiken have a 5 acre garden? Isn't her garden incredible?  I can't wait to see what this year holds for her and us.  What always amazes me is the way the snow is so deep on PEI one day and then in what seems like little time - she has so many bulbs blooming.







 I planted a few pansies yesterday and mostly the big accomplishment was that we moved the composter so it is no longer looking ugly under the tree.  As I was working a little bird with a beautiful song was going in and out of one of the birdhouses hanging there.




I am inviting you to join me for my "Friends Sharing Tea" blog party today.  I know some of you are already posting tea time in the garden.  I can't wait for "Tea In The Garden" to happen here and hopefully soon.  






I always enjoy sharing my blog party with others:








29 comments:

Ruth W said...

Hi Bernideen....I can't say it's too spring-like here yet either, definitely not time for tea in the garden. I think your garden is lovely! I don't know how Carolyn does it either! Love the pretty setting, especially the transferware jug. Have a lovely week, lots of tea, and thanks for hosting!
Ruth

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Bernideen,
your table setting is very charming. Its a sweet nook beside the window for fine settings. We have still a bit cold weather, but the roses start blooming. Thats a good time for me. I cannot share every week a tea post now, but today I share one. I hope, you like it , too. Thank you for your nice tea table and for hosting this sweet event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Bernideen, I do love the view out your lovely window and what a beautiful window it is too! Your table set for tea looks very charming there and I would love to sip a cup of tea with you and enjoy a chat. Thank you for hosting and joining me for tea today.

Blessings,
Sandi

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

It's been so rainy here, too, Bernideen, which is so unusual for us. I'd love a taste of the Yorkshire Gold tea, since you've asked! To sit at your lovely table would be such a treat. The embroidered tablecloth is making me swoon. Thank you for hosting and I hope you get some sunshine soon.

Mom Wald said...

Rainy days and English Tea were made for each other. Just pretend you are in England!

Parsimonious Perfection said...

A lovely spot for tea! I'm jealous of your green, Colorado is a beautiful state, we take trips to Durango often, it's been a while though, your post makes me miss it there! I agree with you about Mrs. Aiken's garden, I am new to blogging, and I have never seen a more beautiful garden! I love your swan, so elegant with the gold tongs!

Have a Daily said...

Hi Bernideen, we are having rain as well. Sure does make everything pretty. I love it and we need it, but now I'm ready for sunshine! Love your gorgeous tablecloth with the basket! What a lovely tea. Carolyn's garden is fabulous and yes, it amazes me as well! Happy to be joining you today. Hubby booked us a get away to Vale, CO around June 6th. I hope it quits raining by then.
hugs,
Jann

Margie said...

What a lovely tea setting!

I'm not much of a gardener, but seeing the other bloggers' beautiful gardens has inspired me to work harder in maintaining my miniscule garden.

Deb said...

Hi Bernideen - What a sweet tea setting. It looks very inviting. Enjoy your pansies. Mine are looking beautiful. Hugs, Deb

Deborah Montgomery said...

What a lovely little spot for tea; so cozy when the weather is unpredictable.
I admire all you gardeners; I only manage a few pots on the deck!

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

Such a pretty setting for tea-right by the window! I really like your birdhouses by the table. I'm glad you were able to do some gardening this weekend. We're having dreary weather here and it's not motivating me to garden. I've never heard of C. Aiken's garden before. I will have to find her blog. Thanks for hosting!

Carrie said...

Hi Bernideen! We've actually started to skip over into summer already (aka muggy heat) which is pretty normal for Virginia in late May (as I'm sure you remember :)). Sorry you can't go out quite yet, but your yard is looking a lot greener--hopefully soon! Your pictures today are lovely--I especially like how you use that swan dish for the sugar cubes!

Gentle Joy said...

What beautiful pictures and your table setting is lovely. I love this time of year... and the view from your window is appealing. :)

The Charm of Home said...

Your tea is lovely! Thanks for hosting!
Sherry

Martha's Favorites said...

Your home looks amazing. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

relevanttealeaf said...

Beautiful photos, as always, Bernideen!

Sylvia said...

Snow! Oh No! It rained here in Georgia yesterday and we are to have more today. Thanks for inviting us to your lovely tea party.

Marilyn Miller said...

I do hope spring arrives and stays very soon. Yes, I would enjoy sitting at your table with a cup of tea.

Susan Clayton said...

Happy to be linking up. Rainy here too. A charming tea and I would love to sit and sip with you. Beautiful table as always.I am pouring over the details.

My Cottage Diary said...

Hi Bernideen! Your tea table is very pretty. It looks especially nice set in front of your large attractive window, too. Cute birdhouse. I like to listen to the birds, too. It's so comforting to hear them at dawn's light. Your own garden is lovely in its own right! Thanks for hosting your lovely party. Blessings, Bess

Carolyn said...

Hi Bernideen,
No matter that it is raining outdoors,it is so cosy and pretty right there by the window with all your pretty china.
I smiled over your comment on huffing and puffing in the garden....it does make one tired enough for a good night's sleep!

Thank you for hosting,
Carolyn

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Bernideen, you have a lovely garden yourself that lends a cozy atmosphere for tea outside. You and I just garden on a smaller scale than Carrolyn, but I sure admire what she's done with their property.
I'd love to join you in person for tea.

Zaa said...

Bernideen..You teatime settings are always so beautiful...I'd love to be sitting at your sweet table enjoying that beautiful weather... It might be a few weeks before we can plan a garden tea..as the weather is still a little chilly here..However...I can dream along with you..Thanks for sharing..Hugs

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
I love your inviting pretty table today
by the window. Your vintage china is so gorgeous! Sorry I am late to link up this week! Happy Belated Tea Day! Thank you for hosting! Karen

Mrs.Rabe said...

Bernideen,

Thank you for hosting! You have a lovely home and what a wonderful spot to have tea!

I am hoping to join in more regularly!

Deanna

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

You have so many beautiful settings to enjoy. It has been rainy and cloudy here, and it almost never rains in our part of the desert in May.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Bernideen, pour me another cup of Yorkshire Gold, please; it's one of my favorites. The photo in my link shows my Blue Danube saucer used as a cupcake plate. It's one of my favorite patterns.

janice15 said...

Such a lovely setting I adore the Rose tea pot and it must be nice to have a nice big window.. Lovely with love Janice

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh Bernideen, your tea time indoors is absolutely gorgeous. You always have the prettiest teas to share with us.

I hope your are out in your garden soon, I know how patient you have been.

I had teatime today with my sister who has been visiting all week - we (finally) had a picture perfect day.

I wish you a wonderful weekend. Hugs.