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.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

A June Tea

Welcome everyone and hope you all had a great Fathers Day!

My Hubby and I enjoyed a small tea  near our greenhouse along side a beautiful patch of flowers called Dames Rockets.  They self seed every year with the help of the birds!  I googled Dames Rocket and found out there are many other names for the flower such as:   Damask Violet, Mother-of-the-Evening, Summer Lilac, and Queen Gilliflower.  I just love those sweet old fashioned names!

The dishes I'm using are a set for two with the Lily of the Valley pattern on them.  The back is stamped Alfred Meakin, England.  I was so happy to find them at a thrift store as Lily of the Valley is one of my favorite flowers and so much fun to use in the springtime.

I used to start most of my annuals  and perennials from seed using my greenhouse in the spring.  Now its mainly used for potting plants and storage.

Hope you enjoyed my flowers and Tea along with my greenhouse.  My flowers are really starting to bloom around here and  finally looks like summer!

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you can come back soon!

I will be joining Sandi's "Savor the Summer" Tea Party,  Bernideens "Tea in the Garden", A Return to Loveliness, Cottage Garden Party, Simple and Sweet Fridays, and Home Sweet Home.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Tea with Iris

Welcome,  I hope you are having a good day!

I made a little tea for you and me among my Irises.  In the spring purple dominates my gardens!

I set the table with a white lace tablecloth and topped it off with a colorful purple scarf that my friend gave me.  I'm using my blue ruffle crinoline dishes along with my white hobnail sugar and creamer I received for a wedding gift almost 47 years ago!  I bought the kitty teapot years ago at a grocery store when my children were young.

The building in the background I call the "outhouse" is used for storing garden items.


Thank you for stopping by and sharing Tea with me.  I always enjoy your company!

I will be joining the following lovely parties:  Tea Time Tuesday, Teacup Tuesday, Tabletop Tuesday, Tuesday Cuppa Tea, A Return to Loveliness, Friends Sharing Tea, Cottage Garden Party,  Share Your Cup      Thursday, Simple and Sweet Fridays, and Home Sweet Home.