Tuesday, July 16, 2013


Very near my home are fields full of wild baby's breathe.....many of the plants are huge - like 5 foot in diameter for just one plant.  Some people call this "fairy" baby's breathe. It seemed like a lovely place to set up a tea!  I hope you can stay for tea.

For as far as your eyes can see there are these
mounds of Baby's Breathe.  I don't know
how many acres there are but it just comes
up every year.  We live at about 7,000 people
but this area feels more like a prairie.

I drive past this every night on my
way home from work.

I have set up this table out in front of masses of these plants.  It was hard to choose a spot as there were so many areas.

It is still early enough in the morning for some hot tea!
Would you like one lump or two?  Lemon?  We can just sit here and share our dreams and you can tell me of your hobbies and passions and interests.


  1. Hi Bernideen,
    Thank you so much for hosting "Tea in the Garden" today. Your featured posts are so pretty. I love your Tea in the Garden setting setting, needlepoint tablecloth, towel and birdhouse with the cross. The tea set is a beauty too! I hope that you have a wonderful week! Take care,

  2. What a lovely setting for tea! I adore baby's breath and your bird inspired tea fits perfectly! You find the most wonderful treasures on your hunts. That is one very big disadvantage about living here on PEI, there are not the finds one sees in the bigger centers. We do live in a charming spot however. Thank you for sharing and coming to tea. Enjoy the rest of your week.


  3. I wasn't able to post for tea this week, but always have time to visit you Bernideen. What a lovely place you set up your tea table, everything looks nice.

  4. Hi Bernideen! Look at those mounds of baby's breath!! What a lovely spot for your tea today. I love all your thrifted items you bought. Isn't that tea towel darling? Your teapots you're using are both so pretty. I wish we could share tea and talk in your pretty spot.

  5. HI Bernideen, I was in RBG Kew a few days ago and saw the most wonderful baby's breath and vowed that I shall grow it in my garden too and here you have such beautiful examples. I'm in England now and my Tuesday is almost over but I'm so happy I got to read your post and link tonight. Do you have Photoshop? If you do there's a really easy remedy for bright day over exposure. It's duplicate the layer and multiply and voila...no more over exposure. :)

  6. How gorgeous Bernideen, I adore baby's-breath, it makes your tea setting in such lovely place, so much more cozier and English! The teapots are SWOON...I have a special love for teapots! Someday we might be so lucky to have tea together..with cake, too! Thanks for visiting me sweet lady and for the wonderful Tea Party in your garden.
    Big hugs,

  7. WOW!

    Your Baby's Breath is amazing - you have such a huge mound of it, what fun - such a great filler for bouquets, or even just alone in a pretty pitcher!

    Sorry about your rain, I feel ya there for SURE!

    Thank you for hosting your awesome weekly summertime garden tea party!

    1. Michelle:
      This is close to my house but not my yards- there are acres of wild baby's breathe. The rain was very welcomed as we rarely have that.
      I featured your tea from last week!

  8. Hi Bernideen,
    thats a gorgeous idea t set a table in this field of baby breath. It looks so like summer and vacations. The tea set is so sweet to see with the nature. Thank you for sharing this wonderful tea time and for hosting this sweet event.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  9. Hi Bernideen!
    I tried to link up earlier today but Linky wouldn't work. Then I had to leave the house and I didn't have a chance to try again. I've never seen Baby's Breath growing in the ground before It's so pretty on your tea table. Thank you for hosting and enjoy your week.

    1. Your link worked - sometimes it just takes a while to show up but it is there!!!

  10. What a beautiful spot to set up a tea table! Those baby breaths are amazing! I would love to someday go out west and see your lovely area. You found some darling birdhouses and the tea cloth is so cute! Love your tea set and the plate with the blue edging and rose so pretty! I also enjoyed seeing your chair covers again! Thank you so much for featuring my tea I had last week! You made my day! And again, thank you for hosting your weekly tea party. I always look forward to it!

  11. Such a pretty tea! Thank you for hosting!

  12. I will take a cup of plain green tea if you have it! How fun that would be! I love baby's breathe and didn't know it grew wild like that. I don't know how you have time to do this. I did have a friend over for tea last week and wanted to have it out in the pergola but it was too warm so we just sat at our kitchen table. Does that count as tea time! Thanks for all the pretty settings you post for me to enjoy! Nancy

    1. I have to get up and go everyday. My store opens at 10:00AM and I have been late a few times lately!

  13. I like the little bird house too! Nancy

  14. Hello Bernideen,
    Oh how beautiful a setting you have chosen to treat yourself to! It is ethereal with all that natural babies breath around! Your table setting today is just so romantic. You really do have a gift with setting the loveliest tables.

  15. So beautiful!!! I love the creative way of using the linens.

  16. How beautiful! I have never seen a garden of baby;s breathe. A perfect place for a garden tea. Have a wonderful week. Blessing, Martha

  17. What a beautiful setting and all that baby's breath.
    A great setting for a tea party.
    Have a wonderful week,
    @ Eclectic Red Barn

  18. Tea in a field of babies breath is just perfection.
    I love your photo shoot here. Isn't it fun to do and follow through when we get an idea such as this? Love that you got up early to do it.

  19. A breathtaking setting for tea in the garden! Loved your photos there!
    blessings, Beth

  20. Beautiful Tea and place for having it. Enjoyed looking at all your photo's.

  21. Bernideen, how fun to set your tea among beautiful babies breath. There use to be a place about a half an hour away from me that babies breath grew wild. People would go and harvest it. Haven't been there in years, but I heard that it's pretty much gone. You always set such a beautiful table! thanks for sharing with SYC.

  22. Now that babies lace looks like Gypsophilia!! Did you really set up the tea table on the highway I wonder.


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