Sunday, July 15, 2012

Mid Morning Tea

Hello everyone, hope you all had a wonderful week.  We continue to have warmer than normal weather and I'm loving it!  I've been having tea in the mid morning before it gets too warm.
My delphiniums are blooming now so I set the table in a corner of my yard by the greenhouse.





I am using my blue and white teapot along with the teacup from my Moms collection she gave me.  I remember being with her at Woolworths when she bought a place setting for eight.  Lots of good memories!







I made a rhubarb dessert for tea today along with whipped cream.  The recipe is from my Grandma and is very simple to make.

Cream together:  one half cup shortening, one cup brown sugar, one half cup white sugar, one egg.  Add:  two cups flour, one teaspoon baking soda, one half teaspoon salt, one cup sour milk or buttermilk, one and one half to three cups chopped raw rhubarb, one teaspoon vanilla.  Top with mixture of one half cup white sugar, and one teaspoon cinnamon.  Bake in a greased 9 by 13 inch pan at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.
Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream ( I think it even tastes better the next day!). 


  










Thank you for visiting.  I always enjoy sharing my garden and teas with you.


I'll be joining the following lovely parties this week:  Teatime Tuesday, Teacup Tuesday, Tuesday Garden Party, Tabletop Tuesday,  Tuesday Cuppa Tea, Return to Loveliness, Tea In The Garden,  Cottage Garden Party, Share Your Cup Thursday, Teacup Thursday, Simple and Sweet Fridays, Home Sweet Home, Feathered Nest Friday, and Pink Saturday.

22 comments:

Apple of His Eye said...

I always enjoy your beautiful outdoor tea settings! What perfect backdrops you have. Thank you for sharing!

Hugs
LaDonna

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Always so dreamy. I love the bird fence. I grew up on the blue onion plates...so I felt nostalgic seeing those cute cups and saucers. What a great space.

Denise said...

I can see myself right there.Having a small breakfast and enjoying the morning-flowers,birds-Thank you for the transport. Denise

allisamazing said...

What a perfect setting for such a pretty tea :)

Lavender Cottage said...

Your garden hat is lovely and I like anything made with rhubarb.
Judith

kitty said...

What a beautiful outdoor vignette. I LOVE your cherubs!!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Nancy,
Your garden is a lovely spot for a cup of tea and your hat looks delightful on the tea table! I would love to try some of your rhubarb pudding with a cuppa tea. Thank you for joining me for tea and enjoy your week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Antiques And Teacups said...

So pretty! I just love your garden teas! And with blue and white...you have me from the getgo! Thanks for sharing your morning tea and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
Ruth

Micupoftea~ said...

May I join you!? I LOVE rhubarb! The chairs look so cheery and bring out the blue stock flowers nearby. SO tranquil. Happy tea time!
Shawn

Terri said...

I would love to sit down with you in your garden and enjoy your tea and delphiniums. The tea cups and tea pot are very pretty and your rhubarb dessert looks so tasty!
Thank you so much for sharing : )
hugs,
Terri

Carmen said...

Your flowers are so pretty, everything is so green! We are having a dry summer here so I enjoyed seeing your pictures. Thanks for sharing--

Snap said...

Lovely teascape in a beautiful garden! Lucky girl! Happy Tea Day (I love the hat)!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your gardens are so beautiful and such a perfect place for a tea, plus the blue onion is just fabulous. Love it all. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Debra said...

Glory be look at that garden ...So Stunning!!! love it !

Chubby Chieque said...

Your garden is adorable. It looks like so calm.

Wish I have such beautiful spot to relax.

Happy mid-week.
/CC from Stockholm

Jody and Stan said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful garden on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Always fun having tea with you.

Jody

K @ Aurora Blythe said...

Oh my goodness! What an enchanted bower of blue and white goodness you made for yourself. Love this special corner of your garden. Like a bit of Eden. Notice you have Victoria magazine. Been my favorite magazine since I was 12 years old. So glad they brought it back again!

Bernideen said...

So relaxing just viewing this scene in your garden - lovely! Thanks for linking to Tea In The Garden!

Betty Stapleton said...

The blue and white is so refreshing, and your gardens are beautiful, everything looks so healthy. Thank you for sharing...

Jann Olson said...

I always ooh and ahh over your lovely garden. Your cool blues are lovely. The tea set, the chairs, and the blue Delphinium are so soothing to the eye. Stay cool my friend and enjoy your tea! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
Hugs,
Jann

Zaa said...

Such a lovely teatime setting , especially with some vintage pieces from " mother" ... I love little brunches in the garden . Save a some rhubarb pudding for me ( h Ha) ... Enjoy your week-end...hugs

Carol Ann said...

Beautiful setting....so inviting too!