Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Special Pretties In The Garden

Hello tea friends, thank you for stopping by!  Today I am sharing two special pretties with you.  One new and the other very old, but new to me.  A few weeks ago I found a wonderful surprise on my front porch.  My cousin left me a beautiful teacup from my paternal grandmother!  This is the first and only teacup I have of hers.










The other pretty is a butterfly bench I bought in honor of my dear daughter.  I think it looks so beautiful among the flowers of my four square garden.









The teacup was lovingly well used, but it makes it that much more precious to me.  The  bottom is stamped  "Sabrina", England, Coalport, AD 1750,  RD298063.






I'll leave you now to enjoy tea in the garden.  Again, thank you for visiting and have a wonderful week!























I will be joining the following parties:  Tea Time Tuesday,  Tea In The Garden, A Return to Loveliness, Teacup Tuesday, Tuesday Cuppa Tea, and Share Your Cup Thursday.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Daisy Tea

Hi everyone, we were at the farm cottage enjoying the beautiful weather again.  My favorite tea time's are in the flower garden and I have lots of daisies blooming for us to enjoy!









I'm using a vintage tablecloth I've had for ages.  I thought the blue thrift store dishes would look pretty on it.  The teacup and saucer are both unmarked, but the shallow bowl is marked "engraved for W. Ridgeway & Co.  England".









It was pretty warm out, so I brought out my iron stone pitcher filled with ice water and lemon.






To make sure no bees land in the ice water I used dollar store doilies and crocheted beads to them, to use as little coverings.










Sure hope you can find a sunny warm place for tea outdoors!  Thank you for visiting and wishing you a wonderful week.


 


I will be joining the following parties this week:  Tea in the Garden,  Tuesday Cuppa Tea, and Teacup Tuesday.



Monday, July 21, 2014

Tea In The Rustic Gazabo

Hi everyone, I hope your week goes well!  It has been so beautiful at home this past weekend!  For tea time this week I thought I would share  a simple tea I enjoyed in our rustic gazebo.  My hubby and I made the gazebo from dead wood on our property.  The vines covering it are bittersweet and hops.  The flowers in front of the gazebo are yellow loosestrife.










Last week we visited Mackinac Island so I thought of using my special teacup from the Grand Hotel.  I did a post back in March of this year if you would like to read about it.






Willow, my Cicely Mary Barker flower fairy is really persistent with the tea!  She likes the white unmarked teapot!










The bench is covered in comfy pillows to relax and enjoy the summer day.  I found it abandoned along an old railroad bed and brought it home.










I thought I would share a few pictures of our trip to Mackinac Island.  Here's me starting out on our bike ride around the island.






Such beautiful homes on the island!






Ferry ride to and from Mackinac Island.  We were treated to a ride under the Mackinac bridge connecting the lower and upper peninsula of Michigan.






Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and visit me!

I will be joining the following parties this week:  Tea Time Tuesday,  Tea In The Garden, Tuesday Cuppa Tea, and Teacup Tuesday.







Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Pink Tea By The Garden

Happy July to all!  Last week we were at the farm for a few days and I enjoyed tea by the garden.  Flowers are blooming and the weather just perfect for tea time!






I'm using one of my Moss Rose teapot's that I collect.  I have five others, all different  shapes.  This one is unmarked.  I'm hoping to find a few  more for my tea parties. I have about fourteen teacups and  dessert plates to match, all found at thrift stores.















Enjoying left over cake from my Sister's anniversary.





Taking time to relax with a good book, sweets, and a nice cup of tea on a beautiful day!  Wish you were here!










Thank you so much for your visit!  Wishing you a  wonderful week!





I will be joining the following parties this week:  Tea Time Tuesday,  Tea In The Garden, Tuesday Cuppa Tea, and Teacup Tuesday.





Monday, June 30, 2014

Tea With Poppy

Hi everyone, the last couple of days have been beautiful here.  Nice and warm!  My poppies are just starting to open, they don't last long so thought I better take advantage of the sunny day and enjoy tea with them!









The Lady's Mantle is also blooming.  I just happen to have a lace tablecloth to match their color, and filled a small vase with the flowers.


  



The teacup is unmarked and the glass teapot was a gift from my dear sister.  Bigelow's Constant Comment fills the teapot.  A black tea flavored with rind of oranges and sweet spices.












Sorry the cookies don't look the best, but they sure were good!  They are Heath Bits peanut butter cookies.  The recipe is on the package of Heath Milk Chocolate Toffee Bits.






A garden fairy came for a sip of tea!









Thank you so much for stopping by!






I will be joining the following parties this week:  Tea Time Tuesday,  Tea In The Garden, Tuesday Cuppa Tea, Teacup Tuesday, and A Return To Loveliness.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Angels In The Garden

Dear tea friends, today I'm sharing a Memorial Garden in memory of my precious daughter, Amy.






My bleeding hearts are blooming and I thought so fitting to place close by a few angels, given to me by my  dear daughter-in-law and sister.












I've been sitting out here with my tea when the weather permits.  Lately I enjoy my tea times alone to think of my sweet girl and seeking comfort from our Lord and Savior.  I miss her so much!









The pretty teacup was made by Coalport, in England.  The saucer with the sweet tiny flowers was made in Germany.


 









I love the verse on the necklace the cherub is wearing.










Amy loved flowers, so as more bloom I'll be moving the angels among them.


 









Thank you so much for visiting me this week!

I will be joining the following parties:  Sandi's "Savor the Summer Tea Party",  Tea in the Garden, and A Return to Loveliness.