Tuesday, June 11, 2013


It's Tuesday and that means Tea In The Garden Time is here:

As the sun rises across the yard, there are many shadows.
 The above photo was taken from my upstairs.

This morning I set up a little table so I hope you have a few minutes for a cup of tea.  Things are a little crazy at my house as we are moving on in our projects and you know what that means - messes here and there.  Work on another shabby chic piece has begun.  I had a piece at my store we are converting to something to hold DVD's and CD's.  Will share that later!

I recently found this swan which was a bargain:

I am sharing my blue "birdies" teapot today and 
an old vintage embroidered topper I recently found:

Do take a seat on the bench and pour yourself a cup of tea!

If you would like to share something about tea inside, outside or anywhere,  please link at the bottom today.  
I will be sharing at these parties: Martha's Favorites and Artful Affirmations,  A Return to LovelinessCottage Style Party and Cottage Garden Party


Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Bernideen,
your garden looks so pretty. The beautifulk swan is a lovely addition to your fairy garden. I love this birdie tea set. The colors go well with the flowers and the nice tablecloth. All is perfect as always. Thank you so much for sharing and for hosting this charming event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Bernideen, it looks like a summer day in your garden, whereas we're still soggy from all the rain. The bouquet on the table is lovely and the china with birds on it is perfect for outside.
Looking at your photo, I'm thinking it would be nice to spread out a crisp linen cloth on a chair, but no, my gardening buddy with muddy paws would be sure to jump right on it.
Thanks for hosting.

Terri said...

Hello Bernideen,
Everything looks gorgeous. Your thrifty find swan is very sweet. I also love the embroidered table cloths. Your tea in the garden is very romantic with your lovely blue tea set, and that wonderful white bench. It all works so well together. Thank you so much for hosting.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Hi Bernideen, what lovely garden pictures. I'm so in awe of your beautiful vintage linens!! What a perfect place for a spot of tea. Wish I could join you.

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
Thank you so much for hosting Tea in the Garden. I love the aerial view of your lovely garden. That tea set is simply charming. The blue is a perfect choice for your beautiful tablecloth. I am sorry I didn't have the chance to set up Tea in the Garden today. I am working on report cards and life is a little hectic. I love visiting you and having tea.
Take care,

Veronica Roth said...

Hi Bernideen, Your out door table looks so wonderful and sunny. We keep having some dodgy weather here and I hope our sun comes out soon. The bluebird tea set is beautiful as are your garden flowers. Bet it was lovely sitting outside today. Have a great week and hugs to you. :)

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Your thrifty swan is just the thing to go on your bench! I love the embroidered cloths too. So nice of you to take the time to set your beautiful tea sets up for us to adore! Nancy

The Charm of Home said...

Your garden is beautiful! Thank you for hosting!

Angela McRae said...

Ohhhh, just lovely as always! This is my favorite day of the Bernideen week!

Edith DUTERTRE said...

un très joli jardin
pour s'installer et pour boire un thé
entourée de si jolies fleurs

Michele said...

Oh it is always such a joy to have your garden back to life!

I LOVE that china set too- I don't have much light blue, and that is one gorgeous blue, looks wonderful outdoors!

Thanks for hosting!!

sandy said...

What a beautiful garden and setting for tea! I could just look at it all day! Love your new table topper and swan! The little bird on your teapot is sweet also! Have a wonderful week!

My Little Home and Garden said...

You have a beautiful view from your upstairs window, Bernideen. The setting is lovely.

Carolyn said...

Love your linens ,tea set,flowers and the swan!

Thank you for hosting,

Two Cottages And Tea said...

I love all your garden tea's, Bernideen. Your tea's are always a highlight of my week! Your tea table is set so beautifully with your darling tea set. Mr. Rabbit looks so cute peeking at the tea party! Thank you for hosting and wishing you a wonderful week.

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Bernideen,
Your gardens are so lush and inviting. I always love your bouquets. Such variety. I have no luck with lupines and columbine here in New York but you sure do and I love seeing them!
All the best, Ruthie from Lady B's

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Hi Bernideen,
I have just watched a news video of the horrendous wildfires roaring through your area, and hoping you are staying safe, and out of harms way.
My thoughts are with you, and all of those 360plus homeowners who have lost their homes due to this devastation.
Stay safe !

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your garden is looking lovely, Bernideen. I LOVE your birdie tea set and the swan. Linens are pretty too.
I'm hearing about those fires in Colorado. Please stay safe!