Thursday, June 30, 2016

Tea With Violet

Actually tea with my violet dishes, but Queen Gilliflower has made her home in my garden and  I thought we would have tea with her also!

My violet teapot was the first teapot I purchased new way back in the 80's.  The two matching teacups are marked Japan and the little beauty of a teacup is a Queen's Rosina named Violets.

It is early morning here with a nice cool breeze.  Perfect for a cup of  Clipper Wild Berry Herbal Tea near the flowers.  I am so glad you could join me!

Thank you so much for visiting!  Have a lovely week!

I will be joining the following parties this week:  Bernideen's Tea In The Garden and BTTCG,  No Place Like Home,  Tuesday Cuppa Tea, and Teacup Tuesday.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Lilac Time

It is lilac time here in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and while we were at the farm cottage I set up a little tea in front of our bank of purple lilacs to share with you.

My dear daughter-in-law gave me the cute tea cart recently and I found the tea set at a thrift store a while ago.

The tea set is marked Japan.  I need to scale down on my tea pretties and told myself to only buy made in England china,  but I couldn't resist the set for only $5.99!

I love the tiny raised flowers on the teapot, along with the pretty birds.  I thought they might be blue birds, but my hubby says they are swallows!  What do you think?

Lots of lilacs again this year!  Plenty to give away and keep in the cottage for their beauty and fragrance.

There are three different designs on the teacups. I love the patterns!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Hoping you have a wonderful month of June!

I will be joining Bernideen for her 100th  Tea In The Garden Party.  Congratulations Bernideen!  I always enjoy her beautiful outdoor tea settings!

I also will be joining these lovely parties:  No Place Like Home, Tuesday Cuppa Tea, and Teacup Tuesday.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

May Tea Time

Welcome to my May tea in the garden!  We returned from our trip to beautiful Kentucky and found our yard in bloom with Daffodils.  What a  welcome home after a long winter!

During our trip we stopped at several antique malls and I found a few treasures!  The first was a teacup with bluebirds, and then later the tablecloth embroidered with bluebirds on the corners, and lastly a tea towel stamped with a pretty bluebird.  I never planned the bluebird theme, funny how things happen like that!

The sweet teacup is a Coalport, made in England.  The cup and saucer were taped together and I  was pleasantly surprise to find out after I bought it for only $5.00 that it was a Coalport!

I also found this pretty table runner on my trip.

I have a white farmer sink in my kitchen and this towel looks so pretty hanging over it.

A couple cups of Cambridge and Thames green tea and than I need to tidy my flower beds!

Thank you so much for visiting!  Wishing you a wonderful week!

I will be joining the following parties:  Bernideen's Tea In The Garden, No Place Like Home, Tuesday Cuppa Tea, Teacup Tuesday, and A Garden Party.

Friday, April 29, 2016

April Tea Time

Welcome friends, it is just about the end of April and we sure haven't have very warm weather!  Yesterday morning  it was 40 degrees and I took my mug of coffee  out on the deck to sip and survey the yard.

This mug says it all for the area we live in!

Later in the afternoon the sun was out and temperatures risen to 50 degree!  So I braved it and had my first outdoor tea on the deck for this year!  Now I can join Bernideen for her first "Tea In The Garden" at her lovely new home!

I am using this sweet trio with matching sugar bowl I recently found at a thrift shop. I love the soft aqua blue color.  It is made in the USA and stamped English Abbey.  I have a set of the pink in the same pattern and was surprised to know they made this color also!

I found the darling fairy house this spring and Mr. Bunny came by to check it out!

I received this tin of black tea at Christmas.  The tin is a keeper for me!

Snickerdoodle cookies for tea!

Last summer I found this dolly at a thrift store.  It is a "Wimsey" doll, popular in the 60"s.  I think she is cute in her own way!

I love this pillow my sister gave me last year for my birthday.  It reminds me of my precious angel daughter.  Even looks like her when she was little.

As you can see, no flowers in sight.  If  only we could get some warm weather, the daffodils are just waiting to bloom!

Next week we are going to Kentucky to Renfro Valley for a couple of weeks.  Hubby likes the concerts and I will be liking the warm spring weather!  Hope I can find a tea room, too!

Thank you so much for visiting!  Hope your spring weather is warmer than ours!

I will be joining Bernideens  "Tea In The Garden" today.