Sunday, July 21, 2013

Wild Daisies In The Garden

Hello and welcome!  I am so glad you stopped by for tea!

For this weeks tea I took some photo's of my flower garden at my little farm.  It has been too hot to weed so I see the wild daisies are trying to take over!
















I rounded up all of my aqua accessories.














The book  Dandelion Cottage was written by a local author, Carroll Watson Rankin.  The setting of Dandelion Cottage is in my home town.  The book is about four young girls who were given permission by the local parish to turn the cottage into their play house as long as they keep the dandelions picked in the yard.  It is a sweet old fashioned story, written in 1904.









Sit a spell and enjoy the beautiful day.











Now that I had my tea and it is cooler today I see I need to spend some time in the garden tackling the weeds!  Thank you so much for visiting and please come back soon!

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

28 comments:

relevanttealeaf said...

Hi Nancy! What a lovely aqua themed tea among the daisies. Cute doll and story book too. I imagine you stay busy with gardening since you have two properties. Your garden is lovely, and the perfect spot for a cup of tea! Hugs, Phyllis

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Very attractively-set table! And I can see you reflected in the teapot, along with the cups and saucers!

Beth said...

Hi Nancy, Love your aqua table cover and the pretty setting for your tea. Love your silver teapot too!

racheld said...

Simply charming, and so welcoming amongst the daisies!

I do think the addition of a book to any and every "scape" adds another dimension of enjoyment, whether it's old or noteworthy or from your childhood, or celebrating an author or an era. The simple quick paperback you picked up for a Summer hour gives its own special anticipation to the scene.

And please say these lovely daisies were not the object of your weeding energy. Just look at those eager little faces with such joyful greeting.

rachel

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

What a sweet tea party - I love the doll and the book added - and of course all the daisies.

Pamela M. Steiner said...

I would love some of your "wild daisies!" Please don't pick the daisies! they are so perky and pretty and sunny! Your doll seems to be a bit lonely...she needs her playmates from the Dandelion Cottage to come join her for tea! I've never read that book before. I must look it up! Thank you for sharing your daisy tea time with us! Such a lovely spot for a spot of tea with thee! :)

Pamela M. Steiner said...

I was just wondering if that book is still for sale there? I am looking for it online, but it looks like it has a different cover (not very interesting)...and old versions of the book are very expensive. Do they sell it in your community? If so, I'd love to hear more about it. (price, etc.) Thank you!

Poppy said...

Dandelion Cottage sounds like a very sweet read:) and so is your aqua table setting...so pretty and summery! The beautiful pillow on the chair with vintage roses caught my eye and it compliments your table setting so charmingly.The little doll takes the center stage and I'm loving the delicate china:)It is pleasure sharing tea with you and thanks for visiting me the other day. Have a wonderful week!~Poppy

Stephanie said...

Hello dear Nancy! It is always a delight to "join" you for tea - you set such a lovely table. The wilds flowers are lovely and are the perfect backdrop for your outdoor tea. And your tea cup is gorgeous - such soft, pretty colors.

Have a blessed Monday.

Hugs!

kitty said...

Hi sweet Nancy! What a lovely setting you've shared today, as always! I like your wild daisies in the background. The aqua color is so pretty and I love how your tea is reflected in the teapot!! The book sounds like such a sweet story. xo

kate maryon said...

How beautiful Nancy
I really must take the time to get out my china and do up a tea time for a couple girlfriends or even just for myself. Isn't that what gardens are for. I will make sure to link up with my blog over at mermaid-at-frog-hollow.blogspot.com when I do so you can see your influence.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Nancy, I always love an aqua tablescape as it's a favourite colour of mine. Love all the daisies! The book sounds like a sweet story that I would enjoy reading. Thank you for your charming post and enjoy your week, my friend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Bernideen said...

What a "dolly" of a post and surprise - I see your reflection in the coffee pot! What a lovely table and I especially loved the daisies!

Denise said...

So lovely joining You today.I loved all of it-the colors,the china,the doll and book.Thanks for the invite :)

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I am so loving your garden. Everyone is sharing their beautiful yards as well as tea items today. Yours is very special. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

It was so nice to have tea in your lovely garden with such a delicate teacup.

janice15 said...

I love your color scheme your sweet doll I love dolls she is very cute.. I'm going to look for your book I'd like to read it..thank you for sharing. Happy New week, with love Janice

Terri said...

Hello Nancy,
Your farm tea time is lovely! What a beautiful setting for your tea.
The weeds are growing here like crazy too. The rain and the heat is feeding them well. Lol!
Your tea cups is so pretty! And I love the silver tea pot. That is a really lovely shape.
The book sounds fab! How wonderful that it is so meaningful for you.
Hugs,
Terri

Joy said...

Oh, the wild daisies are beautiful! You're so fortunate to have them growing wild like that. Lovely tea setting, too!

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Just wanted to let you know that I ordered a copy of the "Dandelion Cottage" book from the Marquette Historical Museum! Can't wait to get it!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Beautiful is the word! Lovely space you got here.
Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Art and Sand said...

What an absolutely wonderful setting. It wasn't warm enough to sit in our garden today, but I could still enjoy it.

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GardenOfDaisies said...

I LOVE the way your garden looks with daisies growing all over the place!! :-) And the Dandelion cottage book looks so charming. I might have to look for a copy. (I always loved dandelions when I was a girl. When I got married, my little sisters brought me a dandelion to insert into my bouquet.)

Karen said...

Hi Nancy,
It is all so very pretty. I love the daisies and what a gorgeous teacup too! Have a wonderful weekend! Take care,
Karen

chateau chic said...

What a lovely setting for a tea party. Beautiful garden and such a sweet vignette.
Mary Alice

Jann Olson said...

Nancy, I love the cottage feel that daisies bring to the garden. I have a couple of them and they are putting on a show right now. Your table is so pretty. Have not heard of the book. What a cute title! I have a doll just like that one. It was one I inherited from my mother. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Bluebell Woods said...

I have to say that I love your garden. I can imagine having tea out there. Lovely
Janice