Monday, June 22, 2015

A PURPLE SETTING for "Tea In The Garden"

A good Monday morning to everyone after Father's Day!  And a purple morning it is. I wish I could go cash in all the money plant I have pulled out of my garden.  I would be rich as this year plants came up everywhere from the scattered seeds.






It was windy outside this morning.  I am sharing an old Arthur Woods teapot with you.  Do you think the flowers are Clematis?  I'm not sure.  Well - Angela at Tea With Friends solved the mystery by leaving a comment and here is a link to her 
azalea cup and saucer that matches.










This morning as I walked around I saw a number of bulbs the naughty squirrels have dug up.  I am not happy.






Today is "Tea In The Garden" and a blog party for all tea lovers who post about tea.  I am also sharing at other parties:






I hope you have a lovely week now that summer is here.
LATE NOTE:  I sold this teapot at my shop!




28 comments:

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Just a beautiful spot to set up tea. The purple is wonderful, and the tall flowers (delphinium?) are spectacular! Hope you're enjoying summer!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, you have a lovely garden and beautiful blooms. Your teapot and teacups are beautiful, a pretty set and tablescape. Happy Monday, have a great week ahead!

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
I love your purple Tea in the Garden setting. Your flowers are stunning as are all of your beautiful china pieces. It is such a pleasure to visit your garden each week. I'm soooo happy summer is here! Have a wonderful week dear friend! Karen

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I love your purple theme, Bernideen. It's so pretty ou in your garden. That's too funny about the money plant! Thank you for hosting your lovely party. It's always a pleasure to join in.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh my word- Bernideen- your garden tea is gorgeous! I absolutely love your purple china, wow - and all your flowers blooming, in the perfect backdrop of nature color!!!

Sorry about the garden bulbs digging - have same thing here, ugh.

I so wanted to join you today - thank you for hosting.

I am not sharing a garden party, was a wonderful baby shower I attended back in April - but just recently found the time to post. They had a pretty teacup in the entryway - such a gorgeous home and shower party, so thought I would join in.

It's rained for 9 straight days and before that so hot to even be outdoors, so tea time in the garden is put on hold till we get back on track with decent weather! Crossing my fingers AND toes. Ohio weather is bleh.

Hugs.

Donna said...

Your garden is stunning and the tea set and decorations are just lovely...I would adore having tea there.

Sylvia said...

Bernideen, That is a lovely purple tea service. The deep purple decanter/pitcher is really nice. Thanks for sharing. Sylvia D.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

After a morning of picking strawberries and then gardening it gives me much pleasure to see this dreamy post of hues of lavender Bernideen. I'm not sure if that is clematis on the tea pot, it's a real pretty one.
I did manage to make your Queen Victoria sponge cake (with strawberries) for dessert and I can't wait to have a piece!
Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday.

Snap said...

So much pretty purple! Love your teapot and is that a hand-painted plate?? Gorgeous. And your garden is is gorgeous with purple, too. Happy Tea Day and thank you for hosting!

Margie said...

Loving all the pretty purples this week! Happy Summer, Bernideen!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Bernideen, All your purple is beautiful! Our naughty squirrels may have gone to see you for the summer--here they eat all the birdseed in the winter. But summer has definitely arrived here in Connecticut with very warm temperatures today. Enjoy your pretty garden! Linda

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the beautiful shades of purple and lavender! Enjoy your week my friend. Hugs, Diane

Vee said...

The garden is looking especially lovely with the complementing china. Those squirrels! The nerve!

woodberrylane.com said...

Your purple theme tea is very attractive with the pink and purple flowers blooming in your garden. I note the light-purple lace table topper. So delicate and it ties all the pretties together.

RLUPhoto said...

Very pretty! Great pictures!!

Angela McRae said...

What a gorgeous purple and lavender vignette in your garden, Bernideen! Simply beautiful! And by the way, I believe the flowers on your teapot are azaleas. I have (or had … I haven't been able to put my hands on it in a while) a teacup that had the same flowers on it. If you'd like to see, it's here:

http://teawithfriends.blogspot.com/2009/04/tea-azaleas_3301.html

The Charm of Home said...

Oh Bernideen! Your garden couldn't be any more lovely than this time of year! Just perfection! Thanks for hosting!

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

Such a lovely garden setting! I'm sure your guests never want to leave. I enjoyed seeing all of your special treasures in your purple themed tea. The butterfly dishes and the beautiful purple glass pitcher really caught my eye. Your tablecloth brings the theme full circle.
We have the same mischief making squirrels in our garden. It's so frustrating to lose so many bulbs due to them. I'm sure they are thrilled with their bulb gifts.
Enjoy time in your garden this week,
Nora

Maya Harrison said...

Another beautiful tea in the garden... everything looks so nice and perfect!

Mrs.Rabe said...

What a lovely setting! The purples are so pretty on the table and in your garden!

Deanna

Marilyn Miller said...

Love your purple theme this week. Your garden is looking beautiful!

Susan Clayton said...

How lovely it all looks. How uncivil of the squirrels to undo your hard work!

Carrie said...

Hi Bernideen! Lovely tea party this week! The purples are so pretty. I really like the last picture with the soft purple glass, the pretty violet plate and the kitty statute in the background! Thanks as always for hosting :)

Beth said...

Bernideen, Your delphiniums and foxglove are glorious! Love your pretty teapot and plate too. So pretty. Enjoy your summer! We plan a trip to Estes Park in a few weeks. Love your beautiful state of Colorado! :)

Zaa said...

OMG ..I do love your lavender teatime today.. So sorry to be late this week... and so glad that i didn't miss your post... Your garden is glorious with those beautiful delphiniums...They seem to be quite well established in the garden..Love them. Your pot and matching china accessories teapot look so welcoming..I really want to sit and sip tea in your garden...Thank You for sharing the beauty.

Aida said...

Purple and beautiful, the theme matches the blooming delphiniums. Your summer garden is so perfect for tea parties, and I would like to join you today. Thank you Bernideen. Hope you have a lovely week.

Hugs,
Aida

Villrose said...

The purple is so beautiful, and so is the flowers in your garden :)

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Bernideen, your garden is so lovely - so many flowers I just can't grow here in Georgia - perfect purple tea! I will be featuring your post in this week's A Return to Loveliness,
Kathy