Tuesday, May 14, 2013


It's time to enjoy "Tea In The Garden".  You have heard me say before that spring in Colorado means really cool weather (snow right into May) and there is slow growth in the garden but finally this week we have some true springtime weather.  My little patio bench is sporting a new coat of exterior paint thanks to my husband.  

I set up a little tea table with my Flower Fairy Teapot.  Isn't life ever so busy?  I feel like relaxing for a few minutes.  Sit here with me and we will relax and sip our tea.  Inside, my house is a mess from painting and today we are getting a new heating and air conditioning system......let's sit here and have a chat and enjoy the calm.

I have purchased some new plants to help speed the garden along as much of last years plants are only just coming up.

I will be sharing more of my Beatrix Potter Cottage Garden as it develops - we run behind most of you in Colorado in our season! 

Like many of you, I love everything about tea time.   This is my flower fairy teapot and two vintage cups and saucers.  I got a little garden work in Sunday afternoon and have a sunburned neck to prove it. 

 How do you like my new straw hat I found as resale recently?  I love it!  As I was walking to pay I heard a lady say "Oh, she got the hat" so I was glad I didn't hesitate.

You may recall that I made these pillows, throw and topper
 from an old crochet single sized bedspread.

If you have a tea time garden to share - please link below from your blog post and please include a link to this post on yours.  Maybe gardening isn't your thing..then link anything that is TEA related!  Did you bake something that goes with tea, or have a teacup to share or a table setting?

I hope you have a pleasant week. 


kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Hi Bernideen, I love your newly painted garden bench and of course, your charming tea table. The crocheted items are so feminine and look so pretty in the garden. Love your "new" hat, too.
Thanks for hosting your garden tea party.

sweetbriardreams said...

I love your crocheted cushions, they go perfectly with your beautifully painted bench. Very summery, and very welcoming! Thanks for hosting your tea party and stopping by xx

Unknown said...

Oh! I could just seem myself joining you right about now. :)
Lovely! :)


Terri said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I had no memory of you doing a Tea In The Garden blog hop and I apologize for just announcing mine today! Yikes! I hope I haven't offended you. I just didn't realize. I just wanted to have tea in my garden, and just named it that. I will think of a new name and change it right away.
You have created a beautiful outdoor space for tea. What a treat!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good afternoon Bernideen,
Your white bench and tea table are such a lovely sight set up in your garden. Love your straw hat! I am very much a hat person. The pillows are wonderful and lend themselves so perfectly to your tea.
I would love to sit and have some tea with you. Your fairy teapot is darling! Pretty teacups too. Thank you for hosting and joining me for tea.


Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Wow! That's just beautiful!

Michele said...


YAY for tea in the garden!

You know my doilie I used in today's tea time post matches your pillows and throw almost perfectly!

You have a lovely tea, thank you for hosting.


Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,

I just love your tea in the garden photos. Those cushions and doilies are gorgeous!!!

It takes me to such a happy place and it is all so inspiring!
Thank you!

Take care,

Christina Paul said...

what a magical garden - I'm completely smitten with your gardening cat!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Bernideen, the new coat of paint on your bench is wonderful. She's a beauty in the garden. Love, love the hat! The crochet pillows and topper are so beautiful. Loving beautiful weather here and my garden is coming alive. Thanks for hosting.

Marilyn Miller said...

how love to return to the garden for tea time. It is the perfect place to take a breathe of fresh air and a relaxing moment. I must take some photos of tea in my garden to share soon.

KathyB. said...

Isn't it wonderful to be able to take tea in the garden ? The weather is rarely as nice this time of year as it was last week. I got a lot of gardening done and was even able to take time to sip tea and reflect on God's abundant blessings.

Lovely post. I hope all the commotion and chaos of having major work done in your home is over and the peace of getting back to normal ( whatever that may be ) is upon you. Thank-you for hosting this time of joy in taking tea.

Karen said...

Hi again, Bernideen,
I wanted to thank you for adding me to your favourite blogspots! I am so very honoured and excited!!
I wasn't able to link up for some reason to the tea in the garden today.
Thanks again.
Take care,

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

Such pretty picture and lovely things...I needed this today! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Oh I'll be right over for tea! Do you have some Earl Grey? Your lovely tea in the garden reminds us all to take the time to ENJOY life!

Bernideen said...

Kare: You copy your post url by clicking on your title - not just your blog url. Then you come to my blog and click where it says click here - paste the url and then follow the rest of the instructions it gives you.

Bernideen said...

I meant Karen - I haven't had my coffee yet!

Angela McRae said...

Beautiful!!! I especially love how pretty the rose crochet pieces look against the crisp white paint on the bench--just a lovely way to kick off the gardening year!

sandy said...

Your setting is beautiful and calming! I can fell myself joining you now.

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

So sweet. It is important to slow down and enjoy the moments. Looks so pretty!

Pamela Gordon said...

Your garden looks so pretty and welcoming. It would be a lovely spot to enjoy a cup of tea. It's been cooler here all week and won't be much better on the weekend so no tea parties in the garden yet. Blessings, Pamela

Bernideen said...

Would love to have you come link your post to Tea In The Garden as it can be anything about tea and your table is lovely!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh your tea party is delightful - I adore the fairy teapot - I must be looking for one. And the hat - how lucky that you did get it - and the cushions and table cover - so sweet - everything is wonderfully relaxing. I shall be your new follower for sure.

One More Time Events said...

Your Garden is just Beautiful! What a great place for relaxing and having a cup of tea!

Jeannie said...

Here from Fishtail Cottage. You have inspired me to buy some tea cups and enjoy them in the garden. http://fishtailcottage.blogspot.com/

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Bernideen
Good to have things coming together in the garden again for tea, isn't it? Google must have it in for me - yours is the second blog I've linked to and the link never appears. Oh well, I'm here to visit everyone anyway. Hope this glitch gets fixed.

Two Cottages And Tea said...

I've been trying to leave a comment about your beautiful outdoor tea but for some reason my lap top won't let me! It's a good thing I have my kindle! Thanks for hosting.

Liz @ Sit With Me In My Garden said...

So pretty and sweet! Your tea party looks so nice! Your flowers look so pretty and I love that kitty statue with the shovel! How cute :-)

Barbara said...

How pretty are those cushion covers. There has been snow here in England this week but we have escaped it.

Beth said...

Your home and garden look stunning. I love your floral arrangement and the ? rose tree in your yard. I am loving the shabby chic too - especially your armoire! Beautiful! You are a very creative and busy lady.

Susan (Between Naps On The Porch.net) said...

Beautiful garden!~ I would love to have tea on that lovely bench...everything is just perfect for a summer afternoon. Can't wait to see how the Beatrix Potter garden develops! :)

Vee said...

Now that just looks so relaxing and enjoyable. Love how you repurposed the pillows and table topper from a bedspread! Now that's sparking an idea!