Monday, June 17, 2013

White Lilac Tea

Hello and welcome!  Hope you are enjoying the lovely month of June.  My lilacs are finally blooming!  I am so happy to be able to have tea with the lilacs.  My white lilacs at home are always the first to bloom.  I set the tea table among the blossoms not only for the sweet smell, but also to see the many butterflies  that are enjoying the flowers.











I am so glad you can join me for tea. I am serving strawberries and whipped cream along with the tea.





I am using my red transferware dishes I found in Florida last winter.  The Windsor teapot is filled with Windsor Gardens English Breakfast tea.









The teacups and saucers are Vista by Mason.





The bowls and sweet creamer are by Taylor Smith.





My garden fairy is enjoying the day reading a book among the lilacs.













Thank you for coming to tea!  Come back next week and we'll have tea by the purple lilacs at the little farm.

This week I will be joining the following parties:  Tea Time Tuesday, Tea In The Garden, A Return To Loveliness, Tuesday Cuppa Tea, Teacup Tuesday, Garden Style Party, Share Your Cup Thursday, Simple and Sweet Fridays, Home Sweet Home, and Show and Tell Friday.

29 comments:

Beth said...

Nancy, I love your transferware on the white tablecloth with the white lilacs. So beautiful! The strawberries and cream look delicious and pretty too.
xo Beth

Terra said...

Your tea table is set to perfection and idyllic to have it near your white lilacs with their scent and butterflies hovering.

janice15 said...

Your Red & white transferware is lovely. I just did that the other morning.. Im in need of a sugar bowl and creamer and two more tea cups and saucers to complete a set of four. I love your fairy reading a book she looks so wonderful.. wishing you a lovely new week with love Janice

relevanttealeaf said...

What a gorgeous setting for your outdoor White Lilac tea party! I can only imagine how fragrant the smell must be. And you *know* I love your red transferware tablescape. Absolutely beautiful! I love everything on the table! Just wish I was close enough to stop by!
Hugs, Phyllis

Sylvia said...

Your tea party was wonderful, thanks for the invite. Love all the china and the fairy! Your lilac's are beautiful!

Stephanie said...

Mmm, strawberries and whipped cream sounds like a tasty treat. Your lilacs are beautiful and I can almost smell their sweet fragrance :) Thanks for sharing your lovely tea.

Hugs to you!

kitty said...

Hi sweet Nancy! I love your red transferware and remember it from Florida! I always enjoy visiting your pretty setting and spending virtual tea time with you. Your fairy is adorable.
p.s I planted morning glories last year and something ate mine, too! That's why, this year I thought I'd try the galvanized tub to see if that helps. It seems to be working.

Snap said...

What a lovely teascape. I think tea in the garden with the fairies and lilacs must be very close to perfect. Lovely red transferware and strawberries!!! Happy Tea Day!

Clara said...

Hi Nancy!
Your white lilacs are gorgeous and your transferware is lovely.
~Clara

Johanna said...

Hi Nancy,
your table looks so sweet. The red and white reminds me to strawberries with cream! Thank you for sharing this romantic setting.
Best greetings, Johanna

Lavender Cottage said...

An inviting red and white tea table, right down to the strawberries and cream. The white lilacs make a pretty backdrop and I'll bet the whole area smelled nice.
Judith

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Nancy,
Ooh, I can just imagine how dreamy it is sitting there by the lilacs. I love your tea table set with red transferware and white lilacs! I would love to have white lilacs but the purple are lovely too. That is a darling angel. I'm looking forward to strawberry season here on the Island too. A lovely tea, thank you! Hope you have a beautiful week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Antiques And Teacups said...

Oh lovely! We have lavender around our home, not white. They are so perfect with your red and white transferware! Your photos are gorgeous and so evocative of the perfect, relaxing garden tea!
Ruth

Debra She Who Seeks said...

What a lovely setting for outdoor tea! I would have to wear my long white lacey dress and bonnet and bring along my croquet set for some sedate fun afterwards!

Maria A. said...

Hi Nancy,
This is a lovely spot to set the table for a garden tea!
The white lilacs are quite a view, I only have purple ones which are now already flowerless.
And your red transferware set looks perfect in this setting!
Hugs

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I have such a weakness for red transferware that your pictures made my day! I need to find teacups like yours.

Karen said...

Hi Nancy,
I just love your white lilacs and transferware. I have just started to collect Mason's Vista too. Your garden setting is just beautiful. Thank you for sharing!
Can't wait for Tea with the Mauve Lilacs.
Take care,
Karen

Bernideen said...

What a lovely WHITE LILAC TEA in your garden with these beautiful dishes!!! Fabulous table setting!

Terri said...

Oh such a beautiful setting for springtime tea! Your lilacs are glorious looking. My lilac bush did not bloom at all this year : (
But your bush is heavenly! It must smell divine there. Your tea set is beautiful. And your strawberry treat is so tasty looking. Fresh fruit in spring is such a treat.
Hugs,
Terri

Martha's Favorites said...

Nancy: It looks like a fairy tale. It is just so beautiful. I love your yard. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

So pretty!Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home.
Sherry

Micupoftea~ said...

SO lovely, Nancy! Isn't 'white lilacs' an oxymoron? haha~ I've never seen Lilacs growing- gorgeous photos. Love the transferware and setting. Happy Summertime,
S

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

Love your red and white transferware!! I collect both but have yet to find a red tea pot....
Love the fairy too!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Martha said...

I love the idea of a white lilac tea! So perfect with your red transfer ware!

Lady B and Dame Ruthie said...

Dear Nancy,
I love your transferware and the white lilacs-so different and so lovely. What a treat for the eyes (and for you the nose).
x Ruthie from: http://www.ladybstimefortea.blogspot.com

Rosemary and Thyme said...

What a glorious setting for tea time. The red transferware is simply stunning. And the strawberries and cream and the perfect treat. Thank you for sharing and for coming to visit me. I hope you have a lovely rest of the weekend.

Janet
rosemary-thyme.blogspot.com

Jann Olson said...

Nancy, absolutely gorgeous! I had a white lilac at my previous home. It was a start from one of my dear sisters. Seeing yours makes me realize I must plant one here. My lilacs are through blooming, but my roses are lovely right now. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Lady Linda said...

It is strawberry time! Don't you love it? Such a beautiful post today. Your tea set is stunning and so perfect for your strawberries. I love it all and can just feel the sunshine.

Bernideen said...

I featured your last week's tea on Tea In The Garden today!