Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Tea With The Daffodils

Hello everyone and welcome to my first tea in the garden for this year!  True spring is still struggling to come to my part of the country.  Just a week ago we had three inches of snow and now it seems to rain everyday!  We had a few nice days though, and my daffodils finally started to bloom.  Even though the day was cool I couldn't wait to have tea with my sunny daffodils!

Blue and yellow always look good together, so I used an old quilt for the table and a special tea set.  The coffee pot, sugar, and creamer were a wedding gift almost 49 years ago!  I was happy to find the teapot at a thrift store years ago.  The pattern  Heritage by Royal Sealy, made in Japan, was quite popular back in its day.  My sweet cousin Jan came over the other day and gifted me the beautiful pansy's.

I think the teacups are so cute  with the scene of a couple on their way to the village of Avon.  I'm afraid when I take time for tea I do daydream about the quaint scenes on my teacups!

Well, I'm not going to eat all the lemon shortbread cookies.  I was saving some for you!

It's getting too cool to sit out here much longer, so will grab the rake and get back to raking the gardens.

Thank you so much for stopping by! 

I will be joining the following parties this week:  Tea Time Tuesday, Friends Sharing Tea, Teacup Tuesday, and Tuesday Cuppa Tea. 

Monday, May 5, 2014

Spring Bunnies and Tea

Hi everyone!  Happy month of May to you!  I am having tea at the farm cottage and so glad you could join me!  Most of my bunnies showed up for tea to celebrate Spring.  Our snow is finally leaving and our spring birds are back!

I'm using a new teapot to me.   I was so happy to find it late last fall.  I love the  pretty country scene with the thatched cottage surrounded by all the garden flowers.  It is made by Arthur Wood & Son.  Staffordshire, England.



The first teacup is marked Germany.  I love the pretty roses and the shape of the handle.  It also has a gold  design on the inside edge.   It was found without it's saucer.


I found the next teacup last year in Florida.  No mark on it, but so pretty with the roses and trim.

The teapot is filled with Tea Forte Earl Grey and the coconut cake brought to me from my daughter-in-law.  Delicious!

I found the blue and white pitcher at a yard sale for only $2.00!  It has several cracks in it, but is beautiful to me!  I love the shape and the unusual blue daffodils.

I hope you enjoyed tea time today!

Thank you so much for visiting and wishing you a beautiful week!

I will be joining the following parties:  Tea Time Tuesday, Friends Sharing Tea, A Return to Loveliness, Teacup Tuesday, Tuesday Cuppa Tea, and Share Your Cup Thursday.