Monday, July 22, 2013


The little pink Hull Art USA pottery vase below 
has chips but was a cheap yard sale find:

It's a lovely morning in Colorado and I finally saw a hummingbird this morning in my backyard.  By the time I grabbed my camera - he was gone!  I tried to take a picture of a raccoon the other night but by the time I "read up" on  how to take a night shot - he was long gone.  My Queen Anne's Lace is starting to bloom - I love it!

Today is TEA IN THE GARDEN and time to take
 a few moments and relax with a cup of tea.  

I love this time of the day before I have to go to work.  I so look forward to retirement when I can do the things I love. 

We did get to go to Denver yesterday afternoon.  One antique mall had it's airconditioning out.  I did a lot of fanning! The vintage runner with the Crinoline Lady or Sunbonnet Lady is new to me and so is the teapot.  Before you get too excited - the handle is cracked at the base of the teapot but I couldn't resist the colors and the squatty shape.  It is Bavarian and was a good price.

Late note:
I was late for work today and another merchant was standing at my door.  He said "I see you realllly enjoyed your day off!"  He was right.  I wish I could have stayed in the garden all day.  

We have company coming this week.  Some friends from our teenage years stopping by on their way from Arizona - here - and then back to California.  I better get menu planning fast!  
I hope you week is wonderful!

I am sharing this post with these friends:
A Delightsome Life
Mosiac Monday
Tea Time Tuesday
Tea Cup Tuesday with Teri
Tea Cup Tuesday with Martha
Cottage Style Party
Share Your Cup Thursday With Jan
Later 2014 link up: Creative Country Mom

OOOOOPS.....I almost forgot my linky party - no wonder I got this done so quick!  Please link at the bottom - something about tea if you will join us for this party!  I especially appreciate those of you who do a garden tea!

I am featuring 3 Tea's In The Garden from last week. These gals went to lots of work to set up these special teas:

The first one is Sandi's Deck Tea at Rose Chintz Cottage
The 2nd one is Karen's Daisy Tea : Karen's Cottage and Castle
The 3rd one is Two Cottages and Tea: Tea by the Rose Arbour



Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
Your Tea in the Garden is just beautiful. I love those teacups and teapot. I can't see any damage - the colours are so marvelous! I wish that you could retire too. I hope that you can see that in the near future. Thank you for your visit to my blog and your always kind words! Have a great week! Take care,

ellen b. said...

Everything looks lovely here...

Karen said...

Oh my, Bernideen,
Thank you so much for featuring me. I am so very honoured ..... your posts definitely should be featured since they are all so very lovely! Thanks again! Take care,

Bernideen said...

So glad you came back - I was hurrying so much to get this done that I forgot linky and special features which takes a while - but at least I got it done!!!!

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Another lovely tea in the garden setting! I don't know how you find the time to do this and work! After being out there I wouldn't want to go to work! I love the lace tablecloth on the table outside! Nancy

Julie Marie said...

Just beautiful Bernideen... love your embroidered "sunbonnet" runner... I have a set of dishtowels in those darling sunbonnet girls I received over 30 years ago... I just love them!... hope you get a night photo of your raccoon... xoxo Julie Marie

Bernideen said...

I would say that just because I have a camera doesn't mean I have learned to use it! I need to take a class! Today I had the camera on "P" and I thought the pictures were sure lighter.

cherry said...

Lovely the perfect way to spend the day.
hugs, Cherry

Marilyn Miller said...

Love the seat cover, pretty pink cups, and the squatty teapot with the cracked handle. I need to think about doing something tea related in the garden for next week.


The teapot and teacups are to die for! Gorgeous tea in the garden dear make the loveliest tea settings! Thanks for the lovely tea party too and have a wonderful weekend.

Unknown said...

I can understand why you wouldn't want to leave behind that darling tea pot!
What a sweet find. :)

Thanks for hosting and all the wonderful inspiration.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Bernideen,
I love your Sunbonnet runner and that darling teapot! It's always a delight to visit you, my friend. You always make us feel so welcome and we know we're going to see some fabulous tea settings.
I am so honoured that you have featured my post this week; thank you. It's a lovely surprise!
It is a pleasure to have you join me for tea as well. Enjoy your company; that sounds like fun!


Two Cottages And Tea said...

Thank you so much for featuring my last weeks tea! I feel so honored there are so many lovely teas at your parties. Your tea this week is beautiful and I love your new treasures. Thank you for hosting!

The Charm of Home said...

What a beautiful setting Bernideen. It is all so lovely! Thank you for hosting!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Hi Bernideen! I love the pretty features that you've shared and I love your new purchases. Thank you so much for hosting your tea party. Have a blessed week.

Terri said...

Bernideen, your garden tea here is just so lovely! I can just imagine you relaxing with tea before work. What a kind way to treat yourself.
The china is all beautiful, your new tea pot too! Too bad about the handle, but that is ok, she is so pretty!
I also love your needlework tablecloth!

Martha's Favorites said...

You have an amazing garden. I have been working so hard trying to get mine to look as charming and romantic as yours. Your new pieces are perfect for your table. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Snap said...

Sometimes the cracks make the pieces even more precious ... like your lovely vase and the teapot. Lovely party. Happy Tea Day!

janice15 said...

Haven't been able to have tea in the garden I have been sick..and the weather here has been terrible.. It's so nice to see your garden in full bloom love your table setting so sweet.. Love that Embroidery southern Lady.. I just found a transfer for a southern lady .. Have a great week with love Janice

Angela McRae said...

I love that you bought some new things with "character" and didn't let them go for lack of perfection. Good for you!

Veronica Roth said...

Hi Bernideen. You're so lucky to see the hummingbird. :) That's one thing I really miss while living in England. No hummingbirds here. Mind you there are so many beautiful song birds that it more than makes up for the lack of hummers. Yesterday I spoke to Chloe in Vancouver and asked her to fill the hummingbird feeder. Your garden looks lovely. I also love the queen Ann's lace. It grown absolutely everywhere here. I also love your snap dragons. Aren't those the most fun flowers? Did you used to make them snap on your finger as a child? I Yesterday I saw a friend in her garden and took photographs. I can't wait to show you how lovely that garden is.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

So beautiful! It is so green and lush and the place setting is so whimsical!

Beth said...

Your garden is really looking great, Bernideen. I adore your new teapot too. Also wanted to let you know I made your lemon tart today (3rd time). It's so delicious!

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

Bernideen, can't blame you for wanting to spend more time in your lovely garden. I love the new runner and the teapot is so sweet! Enjoy your visit with your friends! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Unknown said...

This is soooo sweet! I need to spend more time enjoying the garden this year! Tea sounds good to me!! ♥ Brooke