Monday, July 15, 2013

Tea By The Rose Arbor

Hello tea friends, hope you had a great weekend!  Oh how I love my flower gardens!  My roses and other flowers  are really starting to put on a show!
We have been having lots of high winds this summer and I'm afraid my William Baffin Explorer rose has escaped the arbor again!  Anyway, the roses are so beautiful I set a tea for you and I to  enjoy.



















I've been waiting for the perfect time to share with you this pretty pink china.  A few months ago I was at our local thrift store and spotted this American Limoges set.  The name is Chateau-K, Minuet Pink.  There are five dinner plates, five dessert plates, three teacups, and six saucers. They were on sale for half price, $4.00! I still cannot believe I was lucky enough to find these!  My Sadler teapot you've seen before, along with the unmarked creamer and sugar bowl.  I also found the crochet topper and lace trimmed napkins at a resale  store.  Actually everything on the table is a thrift store find!


















Now that I'm through being wordy help yourself to the tea tray and enjoy a cup or two of Earl Gray tea.











Enjoy the many different variety of flowers with your tea.  I wish you could hear the chorus of bird song in my gardens. A little bit of heaven to me!



















Thank you so much for spending time with me.  I really appreciate your visits and lovely comments.

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

20 comments:

Karen said...

Hello,
It is just beautiful! I love pink and your garden is amazing. Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful week! Take care,
Karen

relevanttealeaf said...

Hi Nancy! Your tea by the Rose Arbor is so soft and feminine. Your new dishes are beautiful, and what a great bargain-priced find! You and Angela [Tea With Friends] have the best luck finding beautiful tea things at reasonable prices. So happy for you! I saw your Sadler teapot in my area over the weekend. Your tiered server is loaded with yummy looking tea food. Wish I could join you in your beautiful garden! ~ Phyllis

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I so want your backyard. It is so pretty. Your tea in the garden is perfect. Thanks so much for sharing. Blessings, Martha

Debra She Who Seeks said...

How delightful! Your dainties and wee sandwiches look delectable!

Sylvia said...

how beautiful, such a lovely tea and the food looks so yummy! I enjoyed it!

Donna Heber said...

A gorgeous outdoor tea! Your arbor and gardens are beauitful Nancy. Happy Tea Day!

Carmen said...

Just beautiful! Are your garden posts are so pretty. Thank you for sharing and brightening my day!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Nancy,
Your tea by the rose arbour is so beautiful. What an idyllic spot to enjoy some tea and fellowship; simply dreamy! Thank you for sharing with us and joining me for tea. Have a lovely day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Maria A. said...

Oh, my, Nancy!
What a gorgeous setting for an outdoor tea!
I loved to hear about your bargain finds, something I'm always looking for, as well... ;)
Thanks for this delightful tea.
Hugs

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Nancy
That was quite a bargain you got for the china and it looks pretty with your Sadler teapot.
The crocheted table topper is sweet and at some angles, your tea table looks like there is a whole field of wildflowers behind it.
Judith

Terri said...

Oh, what a delightful garden! Oh my! No wonder you are in heaven....sitting there with the beautiful scenery, and your beautifully laid table. Such a fine way to take tea!
Your new pink china is so pretty. I rushed over to eBay to see if any were listed, but no. You had a very lucky find. Yay! I am thrilled for you!
Hugs,
Terri

kitty said...

Oh Nancy, I love visiting your tea in the garden. It's like a fairyland to me... so magical! Your thrifted American Limoges set is soooo pretty! I'd love to spend time with you at your pretty table and hear the birds singing in the background. Thank you for sharing your loveliness. Happy week, sweet friend!

Beth said...

Your garden is just beautiful, Nancy! No wonder you call it your little bit of heaven! I love your crocheted table topper and your new dishes are stunning. What a pretty, feminine tea. Have a wonderful wknd, my friend.
xo Beth

The Rosegarden in Malevik said...

woow. that´s a great teatime :)
just Love the china..... and the coookies :)
and do not miss.....

SATURDAY SHOW OFF

it is FUN :)
WELCOME
Håkan ( The Roseman)

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Nancy, I am in love with the old fashioned feel of your garden. It looks so cool and refreshing. Your tea table is set beautifully too..Happy Weekend..Judy

Stacy said...

Your garden is so lovely and I am so jealous of your thrift store finds. Love the minuet pink! I hope you are having a great weekend!

Jann Olson said...

Nancy, your garden is absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful roses on your arbor. What a great find on the dishes. So pretty in pink! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

My Little Home and Garden said...

Hello, Nancy

What a beautiful setting for your gorgeous tea. I almost expect some little woodland fairies to appear and to enjoy it with you. It looks like a magical setting.

-Karen

Pondside said...

Your garden is the perfect spot for afternoon tea - and Earl Grey is my favourite! Explorer Roses are great, aren't they? They were bred for a climate much like yours must be.

Poppy said...

Hi Nancy,

What a gorgeous oasis of roses and other lovelies! Your charming garden could easily be found in the rolling hills of the English countryside! The teacups and saucers are very sweet, just perfect for this setting!

Thanks for the treat!

Poppy