Wednesday, May 16, 2018


Hello dear blogging friends and
welcome to another "Tea In
the Garden"!

I just noticed that the first official
day of summer is well into June
but we can tell our spring like
weather is being shortlived
here in Missouri.

I am so happy to share the muffins

Her muffins were delicious with
pineapple and banana in them.

It's a lovely day to be outdoors
enjoying the birds and flowers....

Please pour yourself a cup
of tea and let me tell you
a garden secret.  Mostly,
I need to say,  I make lots
of mistakes in gardening but
sometimes I get things right
too!  Ha!  I just figured out
that I could use an umbrella
to shield a transplanted plant
from the sun until it takes hold.
I leaned a shovel across the back
so that it wouldn't blow away.
It worked too!

Like many of you,  I love
these older Victoria issues!

If you do decide to bake Jean's
 muffins,  I

I hope you can join my tea blog party.


Magnolia Darjeeling said...

Good morning Bernideen! Your post, as always is beautiful. I do not know not what I love most-- our garden or your table. It is making me want to just relax outdoors with a cup of tea and a copy of Victoria Magazine. Have a wonderful day and thank you for hosting!

Melody A. said...

Beautiful garden setting for a lovely tea, loved the tea cosy made with the bluebird stitchery!!! Iowa's spring is zooming by as well ! take care.

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

I just adore your garden tea times, Bernideen, as there is so much to enjoy. Jean's hummingbird muffins look so good. I told her that I've made hummingbird cake, so I know the muffins must be tasty. I do love your tiered serving piece, too. Is that one that your hubby made for you? It's so pretty! Thank you for hosting and have fun in your garden.

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
I am loving your teacup cake stand in your beautiful post today. Did your hubby make it? The flowers and teacups and teapot are so pretty and the muffins look scrumptious! Your yard looks perfect with the white picket fence surrounding it - very picturesque! Thank you for hosting Tea in the Garden. I do hope the weather continues to be nice for all of us so our outdoor tea parties can continue. Blessings, Karen

Beth said...

Your peonies are so very pretty! Mine are still just buds, but should be blooming shortly. The muffins sound great! Have a good week, Bernideen!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Bernideen. Everything looks so pretty and good as usual. I will have to try those muffins. The first cake I made after buying my Kitchen Aid mixer was a Hummingbird cake. I took it to work and it was so dense and heavy that I thought I must have done something wrong and it would be nasty, BUT it was delicious., so I'm sure the muffins will be good. I will surprise you and join you for tea again, one of these days..Happy Wednesday..Judy

Louca por porcelana said...

Hi,dear Bernideen!Your garden is wonderful as ever...Love your gorgeous pictures and your adorable china!Those muffins look very delicious!Thanks for hosting!Hugs,Maristella.

Michele said...

Ph my word, Bernideen! Your garden tea time is exquisite!!!! The flowers, the atmosphere, the china, the linens and birds........not to mention how pretty your photos are.........just a perfect post.

I'd give anything to be sitting there enjoying teatime with you in that very spot. Just beautiful, ma'am! Thank you for hosting another wonderful linky.

Big hugs. ♥

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Your garden tea setting is gorgeous! Are those foxgloves from this year?! Lucky duck, mine haven't bloomed yet! I'm loving your bird chintz teapot!
Happy day to you! xoxo

Margie said...

I'm loving the gorgeous purple flowers in your garden. The tiered tray with a teacup on top is also fabulous. Thanks for hosting, Bernideen!

Jean | said...

Bernideen, thank you for hosting Tea in the Garden *and* for featuring my hummingbird muffins (dressed up with a touch of red on top!). Your garden is so gorgeous.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a beautiful post!! Love your tiered tea cup tray and the sweet hummingbird embroidered tea pot cozy!!! So lovely!!
Thanks so much for hosting each week and for taking the time to visit!!

Marilyn Miller said...

Beautiful tea table in the garden and beautiful garden. The muffins sound very delicious.

Rosemary said...

Your teatime in the garden is always extra special. Such eye candy! The photo with the robin is particularly captivating!