Sunday, June 24, 2012

Tea Under The Rose Bower

Welcome everyone,

Well warm weather is finally here for awhile.  We've had eighty degree weather for a few days and my roses love it!  I've set a little tea under the rose bower for me to share with you.





I'm using my very special tea set that was my Grandmothers.  Its a set for six and I feel so blessed to have it. I remember seeing the tea set in her china cabinet (which I have now) when I was a child.  The markings are vcagco  china - made in occupied Japan.  It is very delicate, when I put it up to the light you can see right through it.

 









The walkway is the front entrance to our log home.  I have a large assortment of perennials I mostly started from seed years ago.  The name of the climbing rose is William Baffin, an Explorer rose.  He is such a good guy, he doesn't attract bugs and he likes our cold winters!  I see I need to prune him after he stops blooming.  He's trying to escape the arbor!











Thank you for stopping by again.  I hope you never tire of have tea with me and come visit next time!

I will be joining these lovely parties this week:  Teatime Tuesday, Teacup Tuesday, Tabletop Tuesday, Tuesday Cuppa Tea, Tea in the Garden, 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:

Apple of His Eye said...

Your outside garden tea is so lovely! I wish I had a place like that to go and sit!

Your tea cup is so pretty too.

Hugs,
LaDonna

Sonia said...

Your garden is gorgeous!! Love your tea table! You really have a lovely setting to enjoy tea time! Thanks for sharing!
Miss Bloomers

jeanetteann said...

I never tire of tea with you,it's lovely under the rose arbour. xxoo

allisamazing said...

How very pretty! The perfect spot for a cup of tea :)

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hello: I am a new follower and I can't believe that I have missed you this far. When I look at your pictures and read about your tea, it is what I have seen in my mind since I was a little girl at my Grandmother's house, but for some unforseen reason I just can't get it right in reality. It is so beautiful and I'm so happy to join you and hope that you will join me at the Cottage. We would love to have you..Happy Monday..Judy

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a wonderful teaset! The maker is Ucago, and the being made in Occupied Japan makes it even more special! Dates it to 1945-1952. And what a lovely chintz pattern. Perfect for a garden tea! Thanks so much for sharing your family tea treasure and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

kitty said...

Oh my, I LOVE your tea set and the setting is wonderful. The little girl centerpiece make such a sweet statement.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Oh, your garden is beautiful! What a lovely tea! Visiting from A Delightsome Life. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/06/make-it-pretty-monday-week-3.html Wishing you a grad evening. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

AshTreeCottage said...

What a delightful spot and so beautifully decorated! I am your newest follower.

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Betty Stapleton said...

What a lovely tea set, it is so pretty as well as the roses climbing over the arbor. Enjoyed your tea very much, thank you for sharing...

KathyB. said...

What a perfect place for a garden tea party, your own garden, and it is picture perfect.It is so special you are enjoying a tea set ( beautiful) and the hutch it is displayed in, both from your grandmother.

I love the gnarly wood fence rail.

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

What a beautiful teascape and garden!
So charming a setting!!
Love all of your flowers!!
Just beautiful!

Hugs,
Deb

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Beautiful post. Your teapot and teacup are so lovely. Thank you for adding the name of your climbing rose. I just added an arbor and need a new climber. Love all of your flowers.
~Clara

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a lovely spot for tea, Nancy! Your grandmother's chintz tea set is just charming and a real treasure. The rose arbor makes an enchanting spot. Thank you for joining me for tea and have a beautiful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Gorgeous! I think the 80's temps are perfect! We've slipped into the 90's and will go higher later this week - early mornings are my time now in the garden! Your garden is so lovely and that tea set - amazing - how wonderful you now have it and the hutch! I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
Kathy

Snap said...

What a beautiful garden! Your roses are gorgeous. The perfect place to highlight your lovely rose tea set. Delightful!! Happy Tea Day!

Joy said...

What a lovely garden! I enjoyed seeing all your flowers, but most especially that beautiful tea set. How wonderful to have this sentimental set and use it in such a setting.

Kathryn Ross said...

Your lush garden has me turning green - decidedly! Hopeful for something in that nature for my own teas this summer. A lovely vintage tea set all the more special because it belonged to your grandmother. And, it is well cared for by virtue of its condition. So is your garden!
Joy!
Kathy

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

What a delightful spot for tea, and I love the blue garden chair! Thank you for sharing it with us.

Johanna said...

Hi
your Cottage garden is so charming. Love the rose but also the wooden fence and handrail. And the blue chair and table looks really perfect to the flowers. Everything matches so nicely. The china is a treasure and your rose is perfect to that. A real summer feeling comes to me when I see the pictures. Thank you for sharing this sumemr delight.
Best greetings, Johanna

Juli said...

What a lovely place to have tea.

Bernideen said...

What a glorious spot for tea in your garden which I ADORE! Thank you for your sweet words! My home is far away from the fires but my business is a ghost town.!

Beth said...

Your garden is SO beautiful! Love your rosebush and your setting for tea looks serene. Your tea set is lovely too and so special.
xo Beth

Jody and Stan said...

Your garden is amazing! What a beautiful spot for a lovely cup of tea. Thanks for sharing on Simple & Sweet Fridays.

Jody

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh my6 golly!

Your little tea in your garden is absolutely HEAVENLY!!!!!

How beautiful, oh my word it is pretty!

Sherry said...

This is just beautiful! I love your rose bower and garden! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Ruthie Miller said...

What a beautiful garden you have! To start them from seeds-gosh, I am so impressed. Those flowers must give you such joy. I love the windy fence post leading up to the gate. Charming.
The teaser? Oh my, took my breath away. Gorgeous and made more special because it came from your grandmother.
Thank you for sharing such beauty.

janice15 said...

Love your garden, your Tea pot and cups are just so pretty..it's nice to have things passed down...Mom has a China set and I'm 54 and she just recently told me it's down in the basement in crates...I'm dying to go dig it out. It's suppose to be roses..It was sent from Japan when my father was in the navy...have a lovely Friday and evening with love Janice

Liz - Imageremix said...

I would not tire of having tea with you. I've gone back and had tea with you in your many tea venues and been thrilled with each. You must live in a little slice of paradise. Beyond beautiful. I'm now following and found your post at Rooted in Thyme. Hope you'll stop over and visit me at Quirky Vistas.
Liz

Lady Linda said...

Oh your garden is unreal! So pretty and just my style.
I think the shape of the teacup is really darling.
What a JOY to have your grandmother's set.
Linda

K @ Aurora Blythe said...

Your garden is absolutely enchanting!

Debra said...

I feel like I just entered a beautiful fairy tale ! :) Lovely lovely garden!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

What a wonderful place to have a tea party! And the dishes are gorgeous. What a treasure they are.
Visiting from Share Your Cup Thursday.

Jann Olson said...

Oh how I love your cottage garden! The rose and arbor are just lovely. I can just imagine the sweet smell when walking through it. The china set is such a precious treasure from your grandmother. I love the unique shape of the teapot. Thanks so much for sharing with Share Your cup.
Hugs,
Jann

Marie Arden said...

What a delightful spot to take tea. I love the way the roses seem to be raining down on your table. Have a pink day!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I just have to say I love that fence or hand rail. It is stunning. Only matches the beauty of that tea set from your Grandma. What a lucky lady! Have a wonderful time this weekend. Blessings, Martha

Terri said...

What a beautiful heirloom treasure from your grandmother! This is indeed a gorgeous tea set...and it looks beautiful in your outdoor tea setting. Your garden is such a lovely place to have tea!
Hugs,
Terri

Maggie Ann said...

That little lady on your table...is perfect. Its all such a treat to have and to see.