Tuesday, May 21, 2013


When spring finally comes to Colorado....I know it's time to replace "Tea With Friends" with "TEA IN THE GARDEN"!   I started having "Tea In the Garden" in 2009 and started doing linky parties about "Tea In The Garden" in 2011.  Today is our 42nd party.

Some of you may remember the folding chair 
I made from vintage pillow cases and linens
 a number 
of years ago.

If anyone is interested in seeing how to make
the chair covers- just click: 

 We are still having some cooler days though and you may too.  Please don't let the fact that you aren't into gardening (or maybe it's too cold) stop you from linking something else about tea today!

I also need to say that I have a heavy heart for the people of Oklahoma today who are in my thoughts and prayers!

This morning I set up a tea time scene that you and I can enjoy before the hurry of the day takes over.  

I started this garden in 2008 after our doggy passed.  I wish it were even more "developed" than it is.  I never knew it took such a long time.  If you don't have a garden you are still invited to link anything about tea even indoors !!!  Or you might have a post of tea in your sun room, patio or porch to share!

I will be sharing this post with:  

A special thank you to each one of you who participates in this linky party.  Please just link here at the bottom and let me warn you - several people have said it is working very slowly:


Marilyn Miller said...

I do love tea in the garden and will post something tomorrow, then link to you. Very pretty indeed.

Linda said...

A lovely series of photos.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I love your vintage linens chair covers, dear Bernideen! They are beautiful and your tea in the garden is so romantic. Thanks for hosting! xo

Karen said...

Oh Bernideen,
It is all so beautiful! I just love that teapot and I am wondering what kind it is..... the teacups are so very pretty too. It makes me happy to visit your blogspot.
Thanks so much for sharing.
Take care,

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Bernideen
Your spot for tea in the garden is always so cozy looking. Not sure if my link will take this week either, nothing is showing again. I've been having blogger issues with linking lately.

Veronica Roth said...

Hi Bernideen. Oh my goodness I love the romanticism you've shown here. Your Colorado garden is ahead of our Vancouver and Oxfordshire gardens. My snap dragons are just in very tight bud at the moment, but the peonies are opening. Aren't they the most glorious flowers? Your chair covers are beautiful. I made some a few years ago. I should dig them up and use them again. Thank you for hosting again this week. I hope you have a lovely week. :)

Angela McRae said...

Absolutely gorgeous! And yes, I do remember when you made all those chair covers (just as impressed now as I was back then!). I join you in sending prayers to those in Oklahoma. Loving your garden series, Bernideen, just as I knew I would!

Beth said...

Hi Bernideen, Your garden looks beautiful! Love the birdhouse on a pole. Your tea table is very pretty. Love the quilt! Very romantic looking.

I was not able to link. When I tried again, it said I was making a duplicate entry and duplicate entries are not allowed. Also, it said this list may be a moderated list which would be why you cannot see your link.

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Bernideen,
I linked in but nothing shows up. Maybe you have to give them free before we see the links? Anyway your garden is very charming. I love how it is, a little bit wild and a bit fairy. And your table setting is so charming. I had the fun to have coffee in a friends garden and so I am able tp share this. Thank your for sharing your sweet garden spot and for hosting this event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Terri said...

Hello Bernideen,
Your garden area is beautiful and your tea setting so gorgeous! What a peaceful place too. I adore how you made your seat covers. You are brilliant! And your china is all beautiful.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Bernideen, your garden tea looks so lovely and peaceful! Beautiful china! I do remember when you made your chair covers; so very sweet. I join you in praying for those in Oklahoma. God bless them!


Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hi Bernideen,
What a beautiful tea in the garden! Your's are always the best! I love your chair covers and was so happy to see them again! Your tea table is so sweet with the darling quilt and pretty teacups! It has been way to cold here for a outside tea! I tried linking up to your party with both my laptop and Kindle and linky keeps saying I already linked up to you! I could not link up to Tuesday Cuppa Tea, also! Hope this doesn't continue, as I really enjoy sharing my tea's with you and your party. Have wonderful evening!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh your tea in the garden is so lovely - I posted my tea for one - but not in the garden - though the teapot has a flower hand painted on it, I hope that is ok. I cannot have tea in the garden because it is raining and 45 degrees - we go almost 2 inches of heavy rain today - hopefully by next week I can be out in the garden again.

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi, it is so beautiful your tea in the garden. I love your china it is so pretty and you also did a great job with the seat covers!

Sarah said...

Bernideen, it's always a treat to see your tea parties. Your vintage linen chair covers are so pretty.

Kathy said...

I think, gardening at its best is a lifelong process. It is discovery, remembrance, renewal, purging. It is a picture of life - how we live, how we allow 'weeds' to invade our life and how diligent we are to keep our lives healthy and clean so that we're beautiful to the world. It is a place to rest, to meditate and to joy in the gifts of God - a garden, to me is a place where I feel closest to God seeing His love and the complexities of life - like our life - we're constantly changing and so will our garden. So delighted to share with you - I appreciate you hosting,

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Your garden makes a lovely setting and that Royal Albert teacup is exquisite.

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

Bernideen, I love your garden teas. The chair covers are adorable. Hopping over to read the post. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

xinex said...

What a lovely tea in the garden! Looks very romantic....Christine

Debra@CommonGround said...

so pretty, love your vintage linen chair covers!!

chateau chic said...

What a delightful tea party! Everything about your tea vignette is so lovely.
Mary Alice

Kathy said...

Hello Bernideen - your lovely Tea in the Garden is so inspiring. I will be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,

The Charm of Home said...

Gorgeous!Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home.

The Charm of Home said...

Bernideen, this is just beautiful! I am featuring it today at Home Sweet Home.
Thank you for joining me.