Monday, May 21, 2012

Tea By The Pond

Hello everyone, hope you all had a great weekend.  We had  beautiful warm weather the past few days and decided to enjoy a mid morning Tea outside by our boggy pond.





Mr. and Mrs. Mallard have set up residence in the pond.  Right now they are off visiting other ponds in the area so I can now prepare for Tea without disturbing them!

I chose my pink calico quilt for a table covering and used my transferware dishes I've started collecting.  I only have these four pieces so far and I'm on the hunt for more!







The cup and saucer are unmarked.  The dessert plate is marked "Four Seasons - England " and the creamer is "Taylor Smith, USA".  I wonder who owned them before me and what kind of home they were in.






My lilacs are just starting to bloom so picked a few for Tea.










Thank you for visiting me and letting me share a little piece of our log home property.

I'll be joining the following lovely parties:
Tea Time Tuesday
Teacup Tuesday
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
A Return to Loveliness
Friends Sharing Tea
Outdoor Wednesday
Share Your Cup Thursday
Teacup Thursday
Home Sweet Home
Pink Saturday

33 comments:

Rosetta said...

Come è bello il tuo angelo!La tua tavola è dolcissima,romantica,bella!Rosetta

Bernideen said...

Oh my - what a delightful presentation! I just love EVERYTHING!

Sonia said...

Your tea table is gorgeous! The setting is just beautiful and looks so serene! Your lilacs, teapot and dishes are perfect! Thanks for sharing your lovely tea!
Miss Bloomers

allisamazing said...

What a pretty table in such a beautiful setting. I love your quilt/tablecloth and your transferware dishes!

Beth said...

I adore your transferware! It is gorgeous! Love your OCR tablecloth as well, and what a gorgeous setting for tea. Have a wonderful week!
Hugs and blessings, Beth

kitty said...

I want to start collecting the red transferware, too. It's a favorite of mine. Your setting is so pretty. I love your angel presiding and praying over the tea. Do you have any tips on finding little cottages, etc. for your fairy garden?

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a gorgeous garden! Your tea by the pond is lovely! The red transferware is such a nice accent and your angel is stunning! What gorgeous photographs! Thanks so much for sharing and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

What a lovely setting! I love your pink calico quilt ...so beautiful!
Blessings,
~Wendy

Deb said...

Your dishes are beautiful. I'm going back to look at them again. :)

Martha said...

A very pretty place for tea and a very pretty tea table. Love the pink transfer ware.

Jann Olson said...

Oh Nancy, how lovely to have tea by a pond. A sip of tea and entertainment watching the Mallards. I love your red transferware. This is something I would like to start collecting. Your entire table is just lovely!
Hugs,
Jann

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a pretty setting, Nancy! I adore transferware and yours is so very pretty! I do love how the patterns all go so well together. Your quilt makes a very sweet covering for the tea table too. Thank you for sharing your lovely tea with us and have a delightful week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Aledia said...

What a pretty and peaceful setting! I'm sure Mr & Mrs. Mallard would approve!

Have a wonderful week and Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a sweet comment!

Aledia @ Plum Perfect

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

wonderful post ~ TY for sharing this idyllic spot..
i love the quilt on the round table- it just sets off the pattern..
and your transferware is lovely..
EnJoy !

relevanttealeaf said...

So tranquil and lovely! Your tablescape is gorgeous.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

It is so good that the weather was nice enough for you to take tea outdoors! Love the calico print on your quilt and transferware is always a favorite! They look perfect together - thank you for sharing and taking us along in your serene tea setting at A Return to Loveliness,
Kathy

Magnolia Cottage said...

You have done a beautiful job setting up your tea near the pond. I would have loved to see the ducks swimming near by. Maybe next time *wink* Everything looks absolutely gorgeous! I love your angel and lilacs. I love the patterns of transferware. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful day!
Lisa
~hugs~

Jody and Stan said...

I love your garden and with the table set in such a perfect spot. How lucky you are to enjoy nature like that. So inviting and romantic! Thanks for stopping by Rooted in Thyme. Have a wonderful week. Would love for you to share on Simple & Sweet Fridays. It would inspire everyone.

Jody

Rosemary said...

Beautiful tea setting by the pond! Would certainly love to take tea at this table!

Light and Voices said...

Oh my, what a heavenly teascape!
Joyce M

Sylvia said...

So love it all, your sitting area by the pond and the table setting. Love your coverlet as a table cloth. What a gret place to relax!

Jann Olson said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful tea with Share Your Cup. I loved this post also.
Hugs,
Jann

Annesphamily said...

HPS! Such a great birthday celebration! I am always amazed at the wonderful things I see here. I want to have a tea party! I never seem to have time to plan! But I have a hat to wear already! :)
Your photos are gorgeous!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What an absolutely georgous setting...it is hard to imagine a prettier place to have tea. And the way you have set the table only adds to the effect. Beautiful!

xinex said...

How beautiful! It looks very peaceful...Christine

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Beautiful post! I love your red transferware.
~Clara

Carolyn Robbins said...

What a lovely setting for a tea. Happy Memorial Day weekend and Pink Saturday.

Gabriela Delworth said...

HPS! 4th Year!!!



Love your tea set and the decor!



Gabriela

SwedishCorner-DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Such a lovely place for a tea party!
HPS!!
Greetings from Australia♥
~Pernilla

Lizabeth @ Infuse With Liz said...

What a storybook setting! I think it's sweet as can be!
Love your red transfer ware- looks like you've got a great start on collecting it!

denise said...

Hi Nancy! I found you over at Pink Saturday's Party. I LOVE your quilt! Your dishes are so pretty. What a lovely spot for a tea party! Denise englishpurpleribbon.blogspot.com/

Zinnia said...

Very nice tablecloth in patchwork with star pattern. I like your angel, it reminds one of mine. Your teacup is beautiful. I wish you a wonderful week! Zinnia

Seema said...

loving your blog...
gazing at the pics impart bliss...
each and every setting are fabulous..

Seema