Tuesday, June 9, 2015

First "TEA IN THE GARDEN" for 2015

We had record breaking rain during May and June has been much the same.  It rained last Sunday leaving a soaking lawn that already needed mowing so I am just posting this today.  I was determined it should be "Tea In The Garden" as
 I usually start this up in May.




One thing has definitely changed:



You can see - the garden is very green.
  The plants are up and growing up just not a whole 
lot of blooming yet!






Today for "Tea In The Garden" I have set up a little table and decided to go with colors which match the old quilt on the bench.
  Please pour yourself a cup of tea.




Some of you will recognize the yellow Sophie Chintz teapot by Sadler.  I sold these at my shop about 13-15 years ago but I never kept one which I later regretted.  Sunday afternoon I found one for $20.00 at an antique mall.  I was thrilled as that was much less than I usually see them priced.







Last week my grandchildren were here and we had such fun. We went to the Colorado Springs Zoo and other places.   My son and daughter in law camped with other friends in the mountains in the snow.  They are outdoors people and love camping and fishing.   I was amazed that there were no flies at the zoo and it is on the side of a terraced mountain which is wonderful.  I have enjoyed seeing so many of your grandchildren on your blogs so here are mine.   This was just a statue outside the elephant area.


I am so excited that soon (after my shop is closed later this summer) I am really going to have the time I need for blogging and so many things that I love.



If you are a tea blogger and have a post about tea - please link at the bottom and it doesn't have to be in the garden.


I also love to share with other blog parties:



25 comments:

Vee said...

Your teas in the garden are always so beautiful. That is a lovely teapot in yellow with pink flowers.

Ruth W said...

Hi Bernideen...so glad you are back to the garden for tea! I love the teapot and teacups linens. So cute! I used to sell the Sophie Chintz and didn't save one either! So glad you found one. Love the teacups and dappled sunlight! The freedom of being without the bricks-and-mortar is lovely! Thanks so much for hosting and have a great week.
Ruth

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Hello Bernideen,

I just love your garden and you have set such a pretty and welcoming tea in that lush space. It is truly a little piece of heaven. I would love to join you for tea in that serene setting.

How wonderful that you were able to spend some time with your adorable grandchildren. Gorgeous photos.

PS, I love the bench area with the quilt.

Have a great week,

Janet

[email protected] said...

Your garden is lovely and green and all the pretty flowers you have blooming. Love your table set for tea to match your quilt. The tea tablescape is so very pretty. I know you are looking forward to retiring. It's great.
Have a wonderful week.
Mary

Tea in Texas said...

What amazing photos of your garden! The teapot and teacups tablecloth in blue is devine. I am so happy you can retire and enjoy yourself. Hope you will take a peek of my celebration post this week. Glad your grandchildren had so much fun. Have a great week!

Pam

[email protected] Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, Bernideen, your garden looks so fresh and lovely. What a wonderful spot for a tea table. I had company today and they just left so I'm only getting here now. Love the Sophie Chintz teapot. I so love chintz and I'm glad you found it at such a good price. Thank you for joining me for tea and hosting your lovely party.

Blessings,
Sandi

[email protected] Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, forgot to mention; it's wonderful to see your grandchildren too! They really are precious.

Janneke said...

That romantic teatable in your lush and green garden looks wonderful. So nice to have the grandchildren to stay and making trips with them. I always love it. I can imagine you are looking forward to the time your shop is closed. There are so many things we can do to enjoy ourselves.

[email protected] Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Ooh Bernideen, I LOVE it when you have tea in your garden and I'd love to pour a cup of tea from your new Sadler teapot. Your quilt and linens are sooo beautiful and so are you teacups. You must've made that pretty flower arrangement for us to enjoy. How fun to have your adorable grandchildren to visit you!! That's why I'm late to the party today as I had five of mine grands over today. Thank you for hosting, dear Bernideen, and enjoy the rest of your week.

Margie said...

How pretty! Looking forward to seeing your flowers in bloom. I love your Sadler yellow chintz teapot and was glad that you found another one at a great price!

Carrie said...

Hi Bernideen! I'm glad you finally got out into the garden--and it is looking very pretty, so lush and green. The Sadler teapot really is stunning, and looks so nice with the blue in the linens. It sounds like you had a good time with your grandchildren! The picture is great--I really like how your granddaughter is in the trunk!

happywonderer.com said...

Your garden tea is so lovely!

Zaa said...

Hey Bernideen ...
How special to have teatime in the garden... and OMG what a relaxing display ..I was amazed that you purchased your " Sophia " teapot for $20.00 ...That's unhead of !!!! I have a complete set which I have always loved... It's happy , happy happy... Like your post...
Big Hugs

Mrs.Rabe said...

I love your garden. It is perfect for tea.

Deanna

xinex said...

You always set a beautiful tea table in the garden, Bernideen, and this is no exception, just lovely!.....Christine

Marilyn Miller said...

Beautiful first post from the garden. The green is magnificent!
Thanks for sharing your grandchildren.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I admired your tea table on FB Bernideen but thought I better get over for a visit here as well. I love the teapot, I've been looking for a similar one since I didn't order the yellow chintz one sold in the back of Victoria magazine years ago. $20 is a fabulous price!
It has been cool and windy with a tornado watch all afternoon yet I'm sure tea will resume in my garden soon as well.

Deborah Montgomery said...

What a beautiful spot for tea! Everything looks so green, unusual for Colorado, I know. That yellow chintz teapot is beautiful, and I love the embroidered napkins.
I'm happy for you that you will have more time to enjoy tea breaks and blogging. People will miss your beautiful shop, though. I'm glad I got to see it before you closed.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

your tea in the garden is just lovely. We have had a late season here as well. For us it is because our winter was so brutal it took quite a while for all the snow to melt.

Susan Clayton said...

I am especially enjoying garden tea posts this summer .We are in the midst of a project and what I have in my garden is mostly is MUD and DIRT!

Susan said...

Hi Bernideen, Can I say, reading your post is like reading a story from Beatrix Potter! I love your settings and can't wait until I finally get to come to your shop, XOXO

janice15 said...

O my Bernideen, it's all so lovely there is nothing that I'm not in love with.. the table topper is adorable napkins Teapot cups.. your Garden looks wonderful.. wish I was there.. with love Janice

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

How lovely to enjoy tea in the garden. Your garden is looking lush and beautiful, the tea setting is perfect with all the pretties.
Hope to join you for tea in the garden.

Hugs,
Aida

The Charm of Home said...

Your tea in the garden is beautiful Bernideen! Thanks for hosting!
Sherry

Jill said...

Love your yellow Sophie Chintz. I would have gladly parted with a twenty dollar bill for such a colorful and charming teapot.