Monday, August 6, 2012

Tea With Daisy

Hello and welcome,

Hope you all had a good week.  We continue to have beautiful weather and recently got a nice rain.  My Shasta daisies are doing wonderful this year with all the warm weather we are having.  For tea this week at home I thought I'd  share tea with you in my hen house retreat (formerly a chicken coop) court yard.

I made some cream scones with Devonshire cream for the tea today.  The teapot holds Taylors of Harrogate Yorkshire Gold tea, a strong black tea.

My plates are a bit unusual.  I got them at a senior citizen  apartment sale years ago.  They are tin with the marking of "made in Holland" on the back.  I love the birds and the chintz like pattern.

Thank you for coming to tea today and leaving such lovely comments.  Have a great week!

I will be joining the following blog parties:  Make it Pretty Monday, Color Connection, Tea Time 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, Feathered Nest Friday, Sweet and Simple Fridays, Home Sweet Home, Show and Tell Friday. Saturday Showoff, and Wow us Wednesdays.


Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

What a beautiful garden tea you have shared with us! Lovely!!

I especially drool for those bird plates- they are gorgeous.

You should pop on over to Smiling Sally's BLUE MONDAY - your tea is so pretty with all its gorgeous blue colour!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Wonderful! I have always loved Shasta Daisies, and they do do so well in warm weather. Your cottage garden is just beautiful and I love your table setting!

Lavender Cottage said...

If there is anything I could say I'd like at our cottage, it's a white picket fence. A lovely area for your tea with your garden hat draped on the fence and those lovely bird plates.

Beth said...

What a beautiful place for tea, and there's a lot I like about it: the white picket fence, the hollyhocks, the shastas, the hat hanging on the fence, and your china! Simply lovely!

Linda at Friendship Tea said...

Tea-lightful! I love daisies.

jeanetteann said...

How lovely,I would love to join you for tea.
I think the sweet fairy on the fence looks on just waiting for her cup too.
The tin plates are lovely,I thought they would look nice grouped together on a wall. Lovely setting. xx

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Your tea is so lovely and your pictures should be published in a magazine. I loved them all. Pretty tin plates.

Brenda said...

Your daisies are the BEST I have ever seen! They are my very favorite flower. I gasped when I saw your fabulous photo of your table setting in the courtyard. Your photos are just bringing me to tears. You have done a BEAUTIFUL job setting up for tea today!! CLAP, CLAP, CLAP! That's me cheering you on! Your table setting is wonderful. Your tea set and lovely plates are to die for.
I so enjoyed tea with you today!

Zaa said...

That's quite a cozy little hen house you have ( ha Ha) ... and I love the daisies...It's a perfect teatime setting ..SO CHARMING.... Thank You for sharing ...Hugs

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Nancy,
I love your charming tea; such a cozy spot! Love the daisies and the blue and white tea you have set out for us. Those plates are just too cute! Would love to join you! Thank you for coming by to have tea with me and enjoy your day.


Linda said...

Oh what a refreshing table by the fence. Love your dishes and how you displayed the hat on the fence. Area those rasberry bushes growing by the table? You garden is lovely. Bet you have lots of birds and butterflies.

Jody and Stan said...

Such a wonderful garden and so inviting with the table set up with tea. Love it! Wish I was there.


Bernideen said...

What a darling plate with the bluebirds - just lovely!

relevanttealeaf said...

Love your tea in the garden setting. I've been blogging about blue and white transferware, so my eyes were immediately drawn to the teacups and teapot. Love the colorful bird dishes too - so perfect for a garden tea!

Michelle said...

What a gorgeous garden setting to sit and have tea! Your daisies are so lovely. The blue and white china is charming, but I love those bird plates. They're perfect for the garden!

Carmen said...

Very very pretty! I have the same tin plate! Our yard is all dry and the grass is brown, so it's lovely to see all your green. (:

Jann Olson said...

Oh how I love your tea settings in the garden. The cream scones sound so yummy. Those bird plates are fabulous. I absolutely love them! My daisies were gorgeous but just had to cut them all down this week. Yours are still looking lovely. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Stopping by from Fishtail garden party! Can I reserve a seat for the tea in the garden. so very pretty, and loving the blue/white dishes. I also want that gorgeous bird plate, what beautiful colors! I'm waiting for an invite!

Sherry said...

What a pretty china plate!~ Thanks for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

Penny said...

I've never seen such beautiful tin plates!! I love your garden area, great place for a cup of tea! I also looked at your I'm in the garden post, what a field of flowers! Hugs, Penny

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

What a pretty garden you have! Your table setting is really lovely and displayed quite beautiful.
You have a lovely blog.

Maggie Ann said...

What a gorgeous blog post. I've enjoyed it so. Your garden tea is lovely!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Your garden is lovely and a beautiful setting for you tea party. The dishes are great.
Thanks for visiting and your nice comments on my blog today.

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

Just beautiful!
Love the blue and white tea set and those dishes are to die for!!


Highland Monkey's said...

What a nice spot to sit and have a cuppa. I'm in love with your plates what a find.

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

Such a lovely secluded spot for a lovely tea party for two! You didn't mention your fairy sitting on the fence. I quickly spot sweet little faces -- she whispered "look at me".

So nice to meet a fellow Michigan blogger -- I am now following you as well.


Debra said...

I love your tea parties :)

Sharon said...

Oh my goodness, your garden is filled with cottage goodness! I just love it! And it's not to big either. Something that looks quite manageable. Thank you for having us all over for tea : )


TracyMB @ Crows Feet Chic said...

Oh my gosh... I don't drink tea but I'd be there in a moment! What a lovely little spot you have! The plates are amazing too... I've never seen any like it and I love them. You'd have to check my purse when I left... they may have slipped in! :)

Anonymous said...

Love those pretty bird plates. What a delightful setting for tea!

Martha said...

What a lovely garden! Love those plates and of course, you know I adore blue and white!

The Rosegarden in Malevik said...

woow...that is a lovley tea place :)
and do not miss.....




it is FUN :)
Håkan ( The Roseman)

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Daisies are so very appealing - I think they bring out the child in us! I love your tea in your hen house! Quite Delightsome. The scones and Devonshire cream sound absolutely scrumptious! Your lovely teapot and beautiful dishes set off this marvelous tea! I appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,

Fishtail Cottage said...

love this those blue bird plates, the blue chairs, the picket fence, the shasta daisy's - just a gorgeous gorgeous setting! love it all! thanks for linking up to Fishtail Cottage's garden party! xoxo, tracie

Jody and Stan said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful tea party on Simple & Sweet Fridays! So pretty!


Chenille Cottage said...

Oh, what a magical place! Your flowers, teaser, sweet blue chair.....Everything is so delightful, my friend!
Have a sunny day,

Dorothy Langlois said...

Oh my what a beautiful garden setting you have created. I am so taken with the tin plates - delightful for sure! Thank you for such visual inspiration for tea.

Blessings from Arizona,