Tuesday, June 25, 2013


Are you ever glad a week is over?  Last week was one huge mess at my house with new flooring installed in the kitchen and 3 bathrooms.  Oh - I'm so glad this is over. 

I think I'll have a cup of tea and make a bouquet and celebrate! 

 As part of the process last week, my husband had to restain the wall trim boards.  Many things had to be moved......the stove, refrigerator and kitchen table sat in the den!  Would you believe that when they were done there were many uninvited gas bubbles everywhere on the vinyl flooring and they had to come back two more days to take them out.  I guess this happens sometimes when vinyl is glued over old vinyl.  So glad to have this behind us!

I do have a couple new treasures to share today such as this Arthur Woods teapot and this Handpainted Czech Vase with roses and forget me nots on it.  Also some fun vintage linens I always love including a vintage rosebud hanky with a "B" monogram.  The  English cups and saucers I shared before.  Pour yourself a cup of tea and sit here a spell.

I have been pulling recipes for things to make while relatives are here later this week.  When you work like I do you must have early plans!  Best get some things in the freezer so they are ready!

Each week I look forward to setting up Tea In The Garden beginning in late spring through fall.  Last week there were some outstanding links to Tea's In The Garden which I am featuring too!

The first one from last week that I am featuring
a lovely tea with aqua and pink:

Also, you may have visited this one all the way to Germany which was incredible with Johanna at Silber + Rosen:

And lastly - a White Lilac Tea  at Two Cottages and Tea:

I will be sharing this post at:
A Delightsome Life
Tea Time Tuesday
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Mosaic Monday
Martha's Favorites
Artful Affirmations
Make Bake Create Party
Homemaking Party
Cottage Style Party
Home Sweet Home

Please link here at the bottom and share a post from your blog about Tea In The Garden or really ANY POST ABOUT TEA IS WELCOMED and please include a link here on your blog post:


kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

You always share such a beautiful tea in our garden, Bernideen. Thank you for hosting and for inspiration each week.
I know what you mean about wanting a week to be over. We had wood floors and new counters installed one week and I thought it would never end. It's so hard to live with the mess! Now you can enjoy your company. Yea!

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
Oh my goodness.... thank you sooo much for featuring my blog from last week. I am very honoured. Thank you so much for hosting Tea in the Garden today. It is such fun. I love your teapot and those teacups are gorgeous! I don't have any of that pattern and would love to have some. The pink is so pretty and dainty.
Have a wonderful week. Thanks again! Karen

Marilyn said...

Your garden is looking so lovely right now! I still have a few perennials to get planted. I was slow getting things accomplished as I had a skin infection I had to take really good care of as I did NOT want to end up in the hospital with IV antibiotics. When I get it together, perhaps I'll have a garden tea time this summer! Enjoy your company!! They will love your garden and seeing YOU!♥♫

Rosemary said...

Your tea in the garden post has some very lovely and tranquil tea time settings! So beautiful! Happy to link our recent visit to an herb farm for an evening tea to your Tea in the Garden summertime series.

Beth said...

Hi Bernideen, Your yard and garden are looking lush and beautiful. I always love your pink foxglove. They must do well in your Colorado climate! I have finally gotten some of my foxglove to self-seed and grow and produce new plants. I'm happy for that as I too love foxglove. Your teapot and vase are just stunning!
xo Beth

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hi Bernideen,
What a nice surprise to see my lilac tea featured on your wonderful blog! I feel so honored, thank you so much! I can remember the first time I came upon your blog and thought "oh I love this"!
Your tea this week is so pretty and I love the view of your flower garden in the background. It is larger than I thought. So pretty with the fence behind it! Love your linens, the monogram one is so special! Thank you for hosting! Have a wonderful time with your company!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Your tea time patio setting is so pretty. Makes one want to sit back, sip tea and relax. You deserve to sit and enjoy for a bit! The Czech Vase and rosebud hankie are very nice too! Nancy

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Bernideen,
Your home is undergoing many changes and when you're finished what a feeling of accomplishment you will have. I know! The teapot you found is darling! You find the prettiest things. Thank you for coming to tea and enjoy your company.


Rosemary and Thyme said...

Hi Bernideen. You have put together such a peaceful and serene spot to enjoy tea. Thank you for hosting.

Michele said...

Bernideen- these features are lovely!

Your tea in your pretty garden is such a welcome sight!

I ADORE your new Arthur Wood teapot, the colours are gorgeous!

Thank you for hosting!

Veronica Roth said...

Gosh you too? Floors are going to be the death of me...lol. I'm so glad you have that all over with. You know what I loved in your photos? The pillows and throw on your bench. Those roses are exquisite. Are they crocheted? Love it to pieces. Hope you have a lovely rest of the week. :)

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Bernideen: I love the way you fix up your bench. I am going to try and borrow that idea. Everything looks so pretty. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

xinex said...

Your garden is so beautiful and so is your tea. Lovely setting, Bernideen....Christine

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

It's so beautiful and different every time!

janice15 said...

I love to visit you Bernideen.. Love to see all the lovely linens and Tea cups etc.. that you post.. with love Janice

Darlene Nemeth said...

Hi Bernideen. You have such a beautiful and peaceful place to enjoy your tea. Thank you for hosting.


Angela McRae said...

Oh, how I do love seeing your Tea in the Garden. This is one of the prettiest yet! Love the Arthur Woods teapot and your "B"-eautiful hankie!

Rose Garden Malevik said...

Tea in the Garden is always nice :)
Lovley photos...
and do not miss


it is FUN :)
Håkan ( The Roseman)

Mrs. Sarah Coller said...

Beautiful! What a gorgeous setting, Bernideen! Thanks so much for linking up at Make Bake Create!

The Charm of Home said...

What a beautiful post! I needed that! We have had rain here for days! And nothing but rain in the forecast. When we get some sunshine again I will join you for tea in the garden! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

gardenbunny said...

Thank you for the warm welcome to your garden through your blog! Everything is set for a lovely teatime! It is not often I can visit blogs so it is special!! We raise lovely rabbits and welcome your visit!