Monday, May 28, 2012

A Lilac Tea

Hello and welcome,
Its another beautiful day in May!  The lilacs are in full bloom and giving off such an amazing smell.  I thought I'd do Tea near the lilacs to take in the beauty and sweet aroma of the blossoms.






Today I'm using a special teacup my friend gave me.  Its a memento from Washington DC.  I love the dainty footed shape and the delicate pink color.






I bought the little fairy pushing a cart full of lilacs at a thrift store.





I painted the silk scarf at a craft class I attended last winter in Florida.  I like how it can be used as a  runner to add some color to the tea table.





To the right is my garden shed I made from our old chicken coop.  Its a perfect place to relax with a cup of tea and a good book.



Thank you so much for taking the time to visit me again.  I always look forward to hearing from you.  Have a wonderful week!

I will be joining the following parties:  Tea Time Tuesday, Teacup Tuesday, Tuesday Cuppa Tea, Friends Sharing Tea, A Return to Loveliness, Cottage Garden Party, Share Your Cup Thursday, Teacup Thursday, Simple and Sweet Fridays, Home Sweet Home, and Pink Saturday. 

38 comments:

jeanetteann said...

Such a pretty tea setting. It is so peaceful. I love the little shed in the background too. I may just join you. x

Magnolia Cottage said...

What a beautiful tea setting. I love the tablecloth and blue chair. Your teacup is very pretty. I love the scent of lilac. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful week.
Blessings,
Lisa

Snap said...

Tea in the garden surrounded by the scent of lilacs -- perfect! Your teacup is not only a nice memory for you of your trip, but perfect for the Memorial Day weekend! Happy Tea Day!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Nancy,
What a gorgeous spot to have a cup of tea! Your table makes a pretty picture with its lace and the lovely scarf you painted. Such a sweet teacup too. The birdhouse, fairy and flowers all lend such a sweetness to your tea which I love! I can smell your lilacs through the computer mingled with the lilacs on my table. Thank you for joining me for tea and have a delightful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

allisamazing said...

Where to I begin - it is all so beautiful. I love the table and the outdoor setting. The teacup is amazing and the bird house and fairy is so cute :)

Zinnia said...

I love your turquoise chair. I see your lilacs in bloom, I am still waiting for mine. Very cute cup. I like that it has a small foot. Elf is one that I Ochs want. So cute! Your sweet bird house has a nice painting. I wish you a wonderful week! Zinnia

Antiques And Teacups said...

A lovely sun dappled tea by the lilac bush. We used to live in a house with a stand of them and it was perfect for a fragrant teatime backdrop. Love your souvenir teacup. How fun! Such a pretty table! Thanks for sharing and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Bernideen said...

Your little setting is so lovely and I hope you will link up tomorrow to my "Tea in the Garden". That scarf is really pretty. The colors you choose are beyond gorgeous! You are among the few who still enjoy lilacs - mine are history. Lovely post!

Pamela Gordon said...

I really enjoyed my visit to your back yard. What a wonderful spot for a cup of tea on a nice day. I love your pretty scarf and that turquoise chair. Have a great day. Blessings, Pamela

Jody and Stan said...

What a beautiful table setting in your garden. Your lilacs look so gorgeous and the teacup your friend gave you is so charming. Thanks for sharing on Simple & Sweet Fridays.

Jody

Terri said...

You have set such a lovely and peaceful tea! Lilacs are one of my favorite flowers and I can imagine how divine it smells! Your tea cup is very romantic looking. The tall footing and the pretty pink.
Thank you so much for sharing with us.
Hugs,
Terri

Martha's Favorites said...

Your yard is perfect for tea! Love the cup and your beautiful back yard. I wish mine were as big as yours. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Cindy said...

I love your garden shed, it is welcoming with the fence and garden all around. Sweet tea, oppps I guess that has a different meaning where you are, lol. I love the fairy pushing the cart, nice find. Lovely Washington tea cup. enjoy

relevanttealeaf said...

I love visiting your blog, Nancy!
The photos are fabulous [and should be published!]. They are such tranquil settings. The silk scarf you painted is beautiful too!

Lavender Cottage said...

The sweet scent of lilacs over tea would be heavenly. I like your tablecloth and fairy holding some blooms - actually I like everything on your tea table.
Judith

Beth said...

Hi Nancy, You've hosted another stunning tea in the garden. It's very pretty. Love the lilacs, the birdhouse, and the little fairy. Beautiful!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Such a beautiful setting, wish I was there enjoying a cup of tea. I think I can smell the lilacs. Visiting from Share Your Cup Thurs.

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

I love your tea setting! The tablecloth is so adorable. I love the blue chair adding color. My favorite it that chippy white watering can! Enjoy your tea!

~Shanon

Marsha said...

Such a gorgeous little tea party by the lilacs! We missed their fragrance this year as an unusually warm March here in MN caused them to bud out and then the buds froze in April resulting in very few blossoms this year.

Your talents in painting that scarf/runner are exceptional it is gorgeous!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What a charming spot to have tea. A perfect place to relax, sip tea and visit. So pretty!

Fishtail Cottage said...

looks like a perfect tea party! thanks so much for linking up to the garden party this week! wish i could host a tea party outdoors like you do ~ so much unpredictible rain here in Seattle! xoox, tracie

Sylvia said...

It was a delight having tea with you at this charming spot. I am impressed by your colorfully painted scarf. Enjoy the weather!

Ms. Burrito said...

Very pretty!

Come and join me with my Color Connection meme through my PINK entry. Hope you join the fun!

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Lovely tea setting! I can smell the lilacs :)
Greetings from Australia♥
~Pernilla

Jann Olson said...

There is nothing quite like the sweet smell of lilacs. I planted some dwarf ones by my pergola last year. I loved sitting there and taking in the smell. Your scarf is beautiful. I would never have known that you hand painted it. So, so lovely! Love your garden shed also. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
Hugs,
Jann

pinkkandy said...

Looks so cozy!
Stopping by to say...Happy Pink Saturday!
Stop by My Sweet Prairie Home...I love to have company! God Bless You !

Johanna said...

Hi Nancy,
thats a gorgeous footed cup. Very delicate and femenine. And I love how you set the table with sweet lilacs and the cute birdhouse. Thank you for this nice tea time in your pretty garden.
Best greetings, Johanna

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Your garden tea vignette is so lovely. Everything is beautiful. Your scarf, birdhouse, lilacs, teacup, fairy girl, and I adore the chicken coop shed. Thank you for stopping by and having tea.
~Clara

Blooming Rose Musings said...

What a lovely setting for a relaxing cup of tea. The lilacs are beautiful. The turquois chair is a wonderful color and the scarf you painted is perfect on your table. I love the little bunny on the chair and your garden shed is wonderful. I hope you are having a lovely weekend.

parTea lady said...

Your tea table is lovely. That is a very pretty "Washington, DC" teacup.

I really miss having lilac bushes here in GA (I don't think they do very well with the mild winters and long growing season).

Lorraine said...

Oh, I love lilacs, they grow in the mountains near San Diego, but it's too warm in the city. Love that fragrance! Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

romance-of-roses said...

So many pretties here. Love the scarf you painted, the shed is adorable and the tea cup is darling. Happy Pink Saturday. Hugs...Lu

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

What a beautiful teascape!!

Stunning!!

Hugs,
Deb

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

This is such a lovely post - your garden is such a lovely place to have tea! Love the blue chair, the teacup and the picket fence in the background - wonderful! I appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
Kathy

Donna Heber said...

Everything looks so lovely, including your Washington D.C. teacup!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

What a truly beautiful tea you have created!

Di said...

How sweet, I loved your tea party!

Debra said...

LOVE Lilacs...this year we had an unseasonably warm spell followed by a cold snap and the lilac by my back porch never bloomed :(

Until last week...one tiny bloom appeared on a branch.

Anyway hopefully next year we'll have normal spring weather / for now I'll pretend I can smell YOUR lilac...they have such a wonderful sweet scent