Sunday, July 5, 2015

Tea With Queen Gilliflower

Hello and thank you for joining me for tea this week!  I thought today I'd have tea with Queen Gilliflower, or more commonly called Dames Rocket.  These flowers self seed every year and I welcome them in my garden.


 





 


The tea table is set next to my potting shed, where Queen Gilliflower likes to reign.  It has been a beautiful day today, so enjoyable!








Isn't that a sweet praying fairy?  Another gift from my dear sister.








I know some of you have this darling teapot.  I could not resist it when I saw it at Homegoods for only $9.99!








The teacup is another thrift store find while in Florida.  It is marked Lefton China, hand painted.  So pretty with the violets and bit of gold.











I am so glad we are finally getting summer like weather now.  Time to enjoy tea in the garden!

Thank you again for stopping by and I wish you a wonderful week!

I will be joining the following parties this week:  Tea Time Tuesday,  Tea In The Garden, Tuesday Cuppa Tea, and Teacup Tuesday.

17 comments:

Sylvia said...

Such a nice peaceful place for tea today, thanks for inviting us in!

Ruth W said...

What a lovely setting for tea! I love your teapot and wonderful teacup. I have never seen your Queen Gilliflower before...I love the pretty magenta coloring. Just perfect for a cottage garden.
Ruth

relevanttealeaf said...

Beautiful garden tea with shades of purple. Love your praying fairy, Lefton tea cup, teapot, and embroidered tea towel! Have a great week!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

What an absolutely gorgeous teatime spot. You have created a magical moment.

I absolutely love that teacup, it's lovely. Everything is so pretty.

Have a blessed week!

Karen said...

Hi Nancy,
What a treat to visit your posts! I love your potting shed and that vintage chair is wonderful - gorgeous setting! Your sis is so sweet too! I couldn't have passed that teapot by either. Everything is so pretty! Happy Tea Day Sweet Friend! Karen

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Nancy, your setting is really pretty with the purple flowers. I do love that teapot and I have been kicking myself for not letting my hubby get it for me. He told me I would regret it and he was right. We have a new Home Sense opening here soon which is like your Home Goods so perhaps they will carry it sometime. Your Lefton teacup is lovely as well and that fairy is darling. So nice to have you join me for tea, my friend. Have a beautiful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh my Nancy, your pictures should be in Tea Time magazine...so dreamy and romantic. Yes, your teapot is a beauty and goes with anything, and your teacup is absolutely so pretty and delicate. What a find! Your praying fairy is a sweet gift from your dear sister.

Margie said...

So pretty! Love how your cute bird teapot pops out against the green and purples!

Carolyn said...

Such a pretty tea in the garden!

Carolyn

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Oh my goodness, what a beautiful spot for you tea! Very lush looking. I like your tea towel with those embroidered teacups, so cute!
Have a great week,
Gina

janice15 said...

Such a lovely looking tea.. I adore the fairy.. and your lovely teapot.. Looks like a wonderful place to have tea.. with love Janice

Zaa said...

Such a regal setting to have tea with Queen GIlliflower.. and YES I do adore the deep mauve colour of the rocket flower...We have them in our garden too..They're extremely prolific...and beautiful..Oh My, you've set up such a peaceful setting for tea...I do hope that I don't overstay( Ha Ha) but tea with the Queen and you seem so royally perfect with that charming Lefton cup ..It's SO PRETTY...Thanks for the chat and Please do ENJOY you day...Hugs

aspiritofsimplicity said...

Very pretty.

Bernideen said...

What a beautiful "Tea In The Garden" with that sweet Trellis Bird Teapot and
love cup and saucer. Your garden is wonderful! I loved it all.

Sarah Coller said...

Oh how pretty! I always think of my mom when I see purple flowers. I love your teapot. I've heard good things about Home Goods. I need to get in there! Hope you have a great weekend!

Blessings,
Sarah

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Delightful! I love the praying fairy and would love to know where your sister finds these lovely girls. The teapot and cup are both beautiful. Your garden spot is so lovely. Someday I must come up there for a visit! Your home /garden is such an inspiration. Thank you for sharing this time with us. I love it. It is a good tea-break for me no matter where I am or what I am doing. I can look at your pictures and relax and enjoy.

Maya Harrison said...

Everything here is so fanciful and beautiful. I am sure that this place could spark some good imagination for some prose and poetry :-)