Monday, October 8, 2012

Pink Aster Tea

Hello friends,
Early last week we had some gorgeous weather, in the 70's!  My asters are blooming faithfully in my garden and I just could not resist enjoying one last tea in the garden.

As you know October is Breast Cancer Awareness month so with my tea I would like to share with you a little pink.

Before we share tea lets have a prayer that there will soon be a cure for this horrible disease.


I've set the table with two new to me teacups.  They were without their saucer mates, but I have two at home that match ok for now.  The pink cup is marked Coalport bone china, made in England.  The blue cup is marked Grosvenor bone china, England.  These are the first teacups that I have with flowers in the bottom of the cup.  Such a delight to drink from and see the pretty flowers as I finish the tea.

I bought these asters  from Springhill  Nursery in 2008.  The name is Wild Romance, I had to get them for their name alone!  They do have a wild flair to them!  The deer like to nibble on them in the spring so I have different heights of the flowers in my garden.

Thank you for stopping by this week.  I always appreciate your comments so I can tell who has come to tea!

I'll be joining the following parties this week:  Teatime Tuesday, A Return to Loveliness,
Tuesday Cuppa Tea, Teacup Tuesday,  Friends Sharing Tea, Tabletop Tuesday, Share Your Cup Thursday, Teacup Thursday, Home Sweet Home, Simple and Sweet Fridays, Show and Tell Fridays, Pink Saturday and Saturday Showoff.


Antiques And Teacups said...

What a lovely color poem your asters make! And the perfect setting for a lovely fall tea for this pink themed month. Glad you could enjoy another garden tea. We were in the high 60s last week, but back in the 50s for this week, with a definite fall nip. Changing to flannel sheets today!

Sylvia said...

Your Asters are beautiful. Such a pretty setting for a pink tea. I love your teacups and the saucers.
Thanks so much for this lovely post.

Johanna said...

your Asters are beautiful. I love the combination of the pretty cups and tea pot, the cute angel and the pearly necklace. All looks really charming.
Thank you for sharing this wonderful tea setting.
Best greetings, Johanna

Lavender Cottage said...

The two new teacups are pretty, I'm leaning towards the blue one for my tea. I love the shade of pink of your asters, I have many purple and just introduced pink this year but think I'll get more.

Beth said...

Your teacups are just stunning, especially the pink one. Love, love, love your asters. The color is outstanding!

Carolyn said...

Love your new teacups!Your garden setting is perfect for tea time. I need to get some more asters for my garden-love how late they bloom.


Rosewalk Cottage said...

A lovely beautiful tea and your asters are such a pretty pink.

Millie said...

Oh, I just admire those photos so much, and the teacups are gorgeous. Love the pink asters!

relevanttealeaf said...

Your Pink Aster tea is gorgeous! I love your tea-time tablescape with the angel, and your newly acquired teacups are lovely!

kitty said...

What a gorgeous setting and such lovely teacups. Your angel presiding over the table is so pretty I pray for a cure for cancer everyday. My dear hubby has prostate cancer and has been on chemo for two years.

Anonymous said...

Comments are such a friendly connection. I love comments and visiting.

Today I hopped over from "A Delightsome Life."

Your teacups are lovely and so are the saucers. Mixing and matching is all part of teacup and saucer charm.

:) Hope

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Nancy,
Your asters are gorgeous; such a beautiful shade of pink! The angel is lovely and so is your teapot with the chocker adorning it. I really like your teacups and the saucers you have mated them with are wonderful. I especially like the blue set. It's very elegant! It's always a pleasure to have you join me for tea and I wish you a beautiful new week.


Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Wow, your pink asters are brilliant! They make a very lovely backdrop to your outdoor setting - your teacups are just gorgeous! I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,

Cottage and Broome said...

What a beautiful spot for tea! And wasn't that weather amazing but now we are back down in the 40's. Your neighbor under the bridge, thanks for stopping by, Laura

Snap said...

Your asters are gorgeous and what a wonderful spot to have tea. Pink is perfect for October! Happy Tea Day!

Pamela Gordon said...

Your mismatched teacups are so pretty. I also enjoy the bouquet of flowers in the bottom of a cup of tea. :) Your fall asters are really beautiful. I love the colour and height of them. Blessings to you. Pamela

Liz said...

Darling! What a fun setting and your teacups are so pretty. A good way to honor Breast Cancer Awareness month. :)


Joy said...

Pink asters are new to me, and yours are so lovely! Pretty teacups, too. I join in praying for a cure for Breast Cancer.

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Thank you for posting this in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness. I have a dear friend just recently diagnosed, who will be having a lumpectomy in early Nov...Hopefully they will get it all. I am visiting my son in Maine right now, who has a rare form of cancer found mostly in children, but he is 39. DSRCT. Praying for a cure here too. The pink asters are lovely. I photographed some wild purple ones here at my son's pretty. I love your teacups and the setting. Wish I could sit down with you...I'd enjoy that immensely. Thank you for sharing with us. Blessings to you today.

sandy said...

Your garden is beautiful and just the perfect setting for your tea. So delightful looking! I'm picturing myself there right now and it makes me smile! I think mixing and matching is fun to do with china. Thanks for sharing a little slice of your heavenly garden.

Terri said...

Beautiful! I think you have the most gorgeous spot for tea! All your flowers look so lovely, and your angel watches over all!
The tea cups are very romantic, and I love your tea pot. How nice to sit outside with such beauty surrounding you.

Ruthie Miller said...

Your astors are gorgeous and flourishing. I love the angel on the table and your "new" teacups. Happy they found bottoms and can be used and enjoyed. Lovely tea.
Ruthie from:

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh how lovely!

I have tiny purple Astor- had NO idea there was pink, or got that HUGE! Have you had them a long time to grow that large?

Your tea setting is so pretty and your teacups are gorgeous.

Magnolia Cottage said...

Hi Nancy,
Your tea setting in your garden of Astor is so beautiful!! I love,love the photo of the Angel,flowers,and Teapot with the colorful trees in the background. Outstanding!! I see why you chose your pretty! Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful week.

Bernideen said...

How delightful - you can still be "outdoors" and what a beautiful setting it is and those lovely teatime dishes! Thanks for linking to Friends Sharing Tea!

Zaa said...

OMG ..Such joy in the garden with your pretty teacups and asters... Blue for me please... Your angel is the perfect touch ..Heavenly !!!! ... How lucky you are to have one more garden teatime amongst the flowers... Thank You for sharing all this beauty...Hugs

......Michele @ Portlandia Vintage said...

So beautifully put together. Next time invite me!

Johanna said...

VERY nice. Thank you For sharing your wonderful pictures!
Happy Pink Saturday!

camp and cottage living said...

Your asters and tea cups are both beautiful!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Nancy. I just got the nicest comment from you and now I find we are right next to each other at Hakan's party. Your astors are just gorgeous as is your tea cup. What a beautiful garden to have tea in. It is so cold here today that even the witches had to come inside for their tea..Happy Friday..Judy

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

All so lovely and inviting. It is so chilly here today...48degrees...and looking at your pretty sunny pictures I could feel the warmth!
♥ Jil

James and Tammy said...

I found your blog on Pink Saturday. What a sweet blog post! I love your pretty teacups and I absolutely adore your gardens and I wish I could come for a visit and a spot of tea! Thank you for sharing with us. I hope you have a blessed weekend!


Jann Olson said...

Your pictures are magazine worthy. Love your beautiful Asters! The teacups are so beautiful and they were perfect for this setting. I have one pink Aster and the rest are purple. Sure do love that pink. Thanks so much for sharing with SYC. Yes, a cure for Cancer would be a true blessing.

CailinMarie said...

oh your asters are gorgeous! so pretty! and I enjoyed the peak at your tea set too. Happy Pink Saturday-

The Rosegarden in Malevik said...

Hi there
just LOVE the cups :)
and do mot miss......




it is FUN :)
Håkan ( The Roseman)

Chubskulit Rose said...

Simply gorgeous! I am the featured blog this week, hope you can drop by.

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Have an enjoyable pumpkin-licious weekend!

Bluebell Woods said...

i love the pink Asters. I have only Lavender and white ones. I must look for some pink they grow better for me than Mum;s and I like them better.
Very nice pictures
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