Friday, September 2, 2016

"DO FENCE ME IN" for "Tea In The Garden"

This week is very exciting for us as the men finally came and installed a vinyl white picket fence on each side of our back yard.  I would have loved a wood picket but the upkeep because of humidity here in Missouri makes that a bad investment. (the wood rots) We went with something that will handle this type of weather. 




We had planned to leave the back open to see the creek behind
 our house but after seeing the new side fences,
 my husband now wants to close it in across the back too. 
That means I now will have to dig some stuff up and
move it but that's nothing new - right?  I already moved a crepe
myrtle 3 times so I am glad that one isn't one that needs moving.
The rest of the fence will be done around the end of the month.







The fence will create some special areas for planting as well.







Today is "Tea In The Garden" and I had fun setting up
 a little tea time yesterday. 
 Please help yourself
 to a cup of tea. 
 It is hard to believe that September is here already.





Today I am sharing a teapot and cup and saucer from my downstairs tea room - it is not English but rather
from China but I do love the shape.







I will be sharing at these other blog parties:
Tea Cup Tuesday




22 comments:

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

I posted about teacups I've found but not in the garden...so if you delete. I keep trying to get out in my garden but heat and remodel keeps getting in the way! Have a great Labor Day weekend.

Rosemary said...

So very pretty! Love the new fence, love the beauty and peaceful tranquility captured by your photos! Tea in the garden is simply sublime!

Bookie said...

Such a beautiful fence! I want you to know that I am fighting ovarian cancer and am a TEA person. While I am down and out, I have really enjoyed seeing your lovely tea pictures. I have these to look forward to and are a comforting "tea party" for me!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Only ice tea down here in Texas this time of year, but I do enjoy seeing what everyone else puts together on your lovely party. Thanks for hosting.

Sylvia said...

It is all so beautiful Bernideen, I love your white fence. Very pretty and peaceful setting for Tea...I'll have a cup!

The Charm of Home said...

Lovely choice of fences Barnideen! It is very charming with your tea!

happywonderer.com said...

That fence is just perfect for framing your property!

Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

What a lovely fence and how wise to make it vinyl. Beautiful and practical. Thanks you for these lovely photos. They brightened my Friday.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

The new fence looks beautiful! So does that lovely bouquet of flowers. You have set a pretty tea table for the occasion. Hope it's a great holiday weekend for you! Thank you for the nice comment on my bird table.

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
I love love love your new picket fence and you won't have to ever paint it. So pretty. Your Tea in the Garden is beautiful today. Your teapot is just my taste and the flowers are amazing. Thank you for hosting Tea in the Garden and Happy Labor Day! Blessings! Karen

Vee said...

Oh it sure is pretty and provides such a pristine backdrop for your garden vingettes. Hopefully, it'll keep out some critters, too!

Kim said...

I love your new picket fence. It adds a special something to your lovely garden. What a perfect spot to enjoy a little tea party. The shape and pattern of the teapot is so pretty. Your garden is looking a picture, Bernideen.

Gina said...

Bernideen, we had a very similar picket fence at our old house. We started out with wood but ended up having to paint it every few years. We finally replaced it with vinyl and it was so nice! Your garden and tea party are so quaint and welcoming. Thank you for sharing them with us.

Margie said...

Just when I thought your garden couldn't look prettier, your fabulous new fence amps up its charm factor! I also love the unique shapes of your lovely tea set. Thank you for hosting and have a great Labour Day weekend, Bernideen!

Lynn Bean said...

A very lovely fence! Certainly gives a cottage touch to your garden. Your tea is beautiful. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week! Temps are cooler her now with less humidity at least for a few days.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Bernideen, none of the photos I took of cake slices and a cup of tea turned out well, so no tea in my photo. I love your fence and garden and think you are amazing to be digging stuff up and moving it around. You are what a dear old friend of mine called industrious!

janice15 said...

Lovely tea in the garden. I love your new fence it looks wonderful.. And I like the idea of no rought fence. But from the photos you have shard it looks lovely makes it so much better. I lobe your shapely teapot too so pretty. Wishing you a lovely weekend with love Janice

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

You have such a pretty yard, set off perfectly by your new fence. I love your fish pond. A lovely setting for a garden tea party.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Bernideen, your picket fence is so pretty. I love it and the vinyl will make it easy to take care of. You have such a lovely yard and I think you must really be glad you have moved closer to your family. Yours is a perfect setting for a tea table. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Marilyn Miller said...

What a lovely post and the fence adds just the right touch to frame in your backyard. You will enjoy it immensely. Glad you went with vinyl. Even here in Oregon we get wood rot and my husband had to rebuild our greenhouse because of just that issue.

Ruth W said...

Love the picket fence! I think they are a great idea, having had the old style for years...lots of upkeep. Amazing that it's September, isn't it? I have my Edith Holden books out to! Thanks so much for hosting and have a wonderful holiday!
Ruth

Princesa Nadie said...

Lovely!!!!!
Meeting you has been a pleasure