Tuesday, May 28, 2013

LET'S SLOW DOWN FOR "Tea In The Garden"

Welcome to "Tea In The Garden" and what  a lovely morning for a cup of tea.  

Things in the garden are slow going 
since we just had snow days ago so
this bouquet should brighten up
the table.

My husband and I plan to take the day off today after surviving Territory Days all weekend in Old Colorado City.  I am so glad the event is over - masses of humanity packing the streets.  Time to relax today!

I hope our weather is finally going to stay warm as we had cold weather last week and we are tired of it.  You know what I mean.  This weekend was beautiful so hopefully that is the new trend.

My poor tulips don't exist this year as they came up 6 weeks ago and then froze and the leaves turned brown. They never bloomed and a lady told me they get the strength to bloom from the leaves. It is safe to say that we
have no real spring in Colorado, we
have snow in spring.

I'm not trying to fool you as I wouldn't have too much in the garden yet accept for sticking new plants in here and there.  My lilac bushes are also short on blooms this year.   


Karen said...

Hi dear friend,
I absolutely love your Windsor Castle Tea Set! It is gorgeous! Your table looks very beautiful with the colourful flowers on top and surrounding the lovely tea party. I managed to change your URL code. Thank you for noticing that.
I also wanted to have tea in the garden today but we are having rain all week. Hopefully next week. Thank you for hosting "Tea in the Garden".
Take care,

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good afternoon Bernideen,
What a lovely spot to spend some time! I hope it is warmer there than it is here! Way too cold to sit outdoors for tea.
That bouquet is gorgeous and your neighbor will certainly appreciate it. Your tea set is so pretty and so is your topiary! Lovely photos! Have a beautiful day, my friend and thanks for coming to tea and hosting your lovely party as well.


kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Hi Bernideen, your tea set is so pretty and the flowers are spectacular. How sweet to share with your neighbor. I love seeing your lovely, whimsical garden set for tea. Thank you for hosting! xo

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Bernideen,
your garden looks fine and the table is so well set. The roses tea set is amaing. And the tablecloth is perfect to that. Thank you for sharing this wonderful tea time and for hosting this nice event.
Best greetings, Johanna


Beautiful outdoor setting for tea with the lovely tea service..gorgeous! Thank you for hosting dear Bernideen. Big hugs,

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

What a lovely set you have here!

Snap said...

Lovely teascape. Your neighbor is going to love the bouquet. Your garden is lovely (sorry about the tulips). You are so lucky to be able to take tea outside. It is already too hot here! Ice tea is on the menu. Happy Tea Day!

Unknown said...

Your bouquet is absolutely stunning, Bernideen. I don't have roses or foxglove blooming yet. My lilacs are done. I love your teaset. It is classy and feminine. Enjoy your days off!

Terri said...

Hello Bernideen,
Your outdoor tea setting is so beautiful. And your tablescape is to lovely for words!
It is all perfectly peaceful and romantic.

I have had many roses this spring, and today I noticed my jasmine has bloomed. But I did not get any daffodils, or any lilac blooms at all. I was sad about that! I missed them. But hopefully, next year they will be able to bloom.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Bernideen
The Windsor Castle china is pretty as is your tablecloth. You always have the nicest tablecloths! You're like me, use a bouquet that is destined as a gift for a tea post first. :-) It is lovely and I'm sure your neighbour will appreciate it.
I hear you about the flowers in the garden; strange weather presents strange bloom times or not at all.
Thank you for hosting.

Kathy said...

Hello Bernideen - your garden looks marvlous - love joining with you and enjoying tea! I just LOVE this tea set - I am going to put it on my wish list! I hope you have a wonderful week -I appreciate you hosting and sharing,

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Your tea set is so beautiful and looks so inviting on your pretty tablecloth. What a gorgeous bouquet and setting for your tea! Thank you for hosting and have a great week!


Rosemary and Thyme said...

How beautiful. I love your tea set and all the delicate and feminine touches. Those flowers are spectacular.

Martha's Favorites said...

Your tea in the garden is wonderful. I just want to go over and enjoy! Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Marilyn Miller said...

Gorgeous bouquet. I know your neighbor was thrilled. The teaset and table setting and table cloth, all just beautiful.

Art and Sand said...

What a beautiful setting for relaxing and enjoying a cup of tea. When I retire, I just might be able to do that.

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Oh, how cozy! Your tea in the garden is truly beautiful, Bernideen! Stopping by from The Cottage Style Party :) Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Katherines Corner said...

Your tea time table is beautiful. the Windsor China is so pretty. Thank you for sharing. Hugs.

Angela McRae said...

Fabulous arrangement today! Roses, lilacs, foxgloves -- oh my!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a beautiful bouquet to give away! Your garden is looking wonderful!

Veronica Roth said...

Goodness Bernideen, I absolutely wish I was in Colorado today. We've had solid rain for ages here on the West Coast and I'm as sick to death of it as you are with the cold. Your tea table looks so inviting I'm going to tell Robert that I'm ready for a move to Arizona or some place like that, because in our other home in England it's just as bad. Hey, how about the south of France...maybe a lovely garden tea table awaits me in the south of France...ahh...next life. :) Hope you have a lovely rest of the week and sending you big, warm, flowery hugs. :)

Julie Marie said...

So beautiful Bernideen... I just love your pretty teaset and that lovely vintage roses tablecloth... xoxo Julie Marie

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Your tea in the garden is just beautiful. The flower centerpiece on your table is one of the prettiest I've seen. Did anyone notice the little visitor down in the right hand corner of your first photo? Hope you had tea left for your other guests..Happy Wednesday..Judy

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Your tea in the garden is gorgeous!

You have already seen this tablescape I am posting from last week, but I wanted to add it to this party to lend my support.

I love that bouquet- one of the most beautiful I have ever seen, it's GORGEOUS - and that china, is so lovely, how I would enjoy sitting with you there at that pretty table sipping tea!

I intended to get something together new for it but time got away from me and today is going to be 90 degrees already, yuck.

So, pretend this table is outdoors, haha. Thanks for hosting. Hope to see many more lovely teas in your pretty garden, Bernideen! God bless.

Joanna said...

Beautiful pictures! I'm curious if the little squirrel in your pictures is real or not?

Wanda Lee said...

Hello there Bernideen,

Thanks for hosting your lovely blog party.. Fabulous as always and so pretty. Wow!

Hugs, Wanda Lee

Chubby Chieque said...

I guess, this is my first time to visit you.

I am loving and drooling your tea set and not to mention your garden, it is adorable.

Happy to find.

Greetings from Stockholm,
/CC girl @ D´BoX

My Little Home and Garden said...

Your tea table (and surrounding area) looks like something out of a magazine, Bernideen!

Jocelyn said...

Bernideen, I am gasping at your beautiful table. The roses are gorgeous. And your tea service is so wonderful. I'm so ready to sit down and enjoy a cup with you :-)

Jocelyn @ http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

Unknown said...

What beautiful garden you have! and a perfect place for tea! Stopping by from Tablescape Thursday.


Jeannie and Linda said...

My heart is beating fast over your beautiful tea set! Lovely photos, Bernideen.

Have a beautiful weekend!
Linda at The French Hens Nest

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

What a lovely tea in the garden! Your tea set is so pretty and how nice of you to give that beautiful bouquet to your neighbor! xo

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Hi! Catching up on your posts! Your garden tea vignette with the Windsor Castle Tea set is lovely! Your yard is very pretty also! Nice of you to share that beautiful vase of flowers with your neighbor! Nancy

Marilyn Miller said...

Came across pictures from this post on FB this morning and the post said they didn't know where the pictures came from. I told them they should check their source better and give credit for who took the photos.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Bernideen,
Happy New Year to you!
What a lovely photos and I would love to know the name of this porcelain rose china!
Windsor Castle does not yield anything...