Monday, March 23, 2015

SPRING DECORATING for "Friends Sharing Tea"

Welcome to my weekly blog party where each week we celebrate our love for tea in our homes.  This is your invitation to share the way you enjoy the art of tea, baking, collecting or anything about your love of tea time:

There are so many flowers that represent spring and tulips are among the first.  There are also daffodils, lilacs, violets, pansies, hyacinths, crocus and many other bulbs, etc.  Like so many, I had some fun pulling out some of my spring decorations and linens for today's post.  Last year after the summer I found these two wonderful old pansy tins that I think may have been used for sewing supplies:

I have been following the weather and patterns of snow hitting the New England coast lately and going straight up to our blogging friends on Prince Edward Island.  I always imagine this big dump there at the end of the storms last stand.  I feel a little guilty saying we have had some really lovely spring weather.  Yesterday my husband and I left town and enjoyed a nice lunch and time relaxing.

As we look across town we see the mountain range and realize that we do still have plenty of snow up there on Pike's Peak. The Peak has an elevation of 14,000 feet.

There were some little daffodils blooming in my backyard so I picked a few for this little vase.

I will be sharing my tea post with these other blog parties:
Tea Time Tuesday
A Return to Loveliness
Tea Cup Tuesday
Mosaic Monday
Tuesday Cuppa Tea


Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...


Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Bernideen! So nice to see spring...well, your home! Lovely Love the linens and the double ducky! Your china is perfect. We are way low on snow for the season...the dreaded El Nino "D" word...drought...has been talked about. Thanks for hosting.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Bernideen,
What a lovely setting you have for us today! Those little daffodils are adorable and certainly add a pretty touch of springtime to your table. Love the eggs too.

We have just had our third snowstorm in seven days. We Islanders are all quite weary of the white stuff. With the mountains of snow in our yard, I'm certain I won't see grass for at least six weeks or more and this very cold weather we are having won't cause it to melt any time soon either. I have to wonder about the phrase 'global warming.' It sure doesn't apply to us here on the east coast.
I'm glad you are enjoying some blooms and signs of spring in your part of the world. I cannot wait to see grass! Thank you for joining me for tea and have a beautiful day.


Thelma said...

I like all your Spring decorations especially the crochet center piece and the porcelain eggs. Lovely. We need Spring here. Still buried in snow.

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
Everything is once again so pretty! Your setting by the window is lovely and what a sweet vintage chick egg cup. The teacups, teapots and embroidered tablecloth are perfect for spring. I love finding daffodils blooming in my garden too. Glad you had an outing with hubby. Such special days! Happy Tea Day! Karen

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I love Mr. Bunny, the butler, Bernideen! He's so handsome and perfect for inintroducing your tea party. It looks like spring in your home. Your embroidered tablecloth is soooo pretty and perfect for displaying your lovely items. Thank you for hosting your wonderful party.

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

Bernideen,what a lovely Easter and spring table you have set. It's so fun to look at all of the different pieces. The porcelain eggs are quite beautiful as well as the embroidered tablecloth. So perfect for a spring tea! Glad you had some spring-like weather this weekend. Thank you for hosting and letting me link up.

Martha said...

Such a pretty Spring tea! I love the little chickie egg cup! And the linens -- you have such wonderful linens! Happy sharing tea with you!

Snap said...

What a pretty and fun spring teascape! I love your "butler" bunny and the little chick and eggs. So pretty and so much fun! Happy Tea Day and thank you for hosting!

NanaDiana said...

You just have the prettiest things! I love to come here and get a dose of pretty for the day! Hope you have a great week. xo Diana

Margie said...

Lovely teawares, as usual!

The snow here is almost all gone. Although the sun is shining, the temperatures are still quite chilly so I haven't put my winter coat away yet!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A beautiful tablecloth, topper and china Bernideen. You sure know how set a tea table.
Your flowered eggs look somewhat similar to the porcelain egg I painted.
Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

Beth in NEPA said...

Beautiful tea time today. I think that little duck planter is just the cutest thing!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Beautiful spring tea. I love your embroidered linens!

Angela McRae said...

What a great variety of springtime beauty! Love the teapots, the flowers, the eggs ... just gorgeous. Happy Spring to you!

relevanttealeaf said...

LOVE your Bunny Butler and porcelain eggs. Your Spring/Easter vignettes are beautiful, and provide so many pretty things to see. Happy Spring!

Marilyn Miller said...

Love your spring time tea. The table coverings are just beautiful. How exciting to be seeing daffodils.

The Charm of Home said...

What a lovely tea you have set today Bernideen! That doily is amazing. I wonder how long that took someone to make? Thanks for hosting!

Carolyn said...

I would love to be joining you for your beautiful tea today.
I am envious of your daffodils!
We are down in Florida now but Charleston last week......enjoying the sights and happy to leave all our snow behind but sadly it won't be gone when we get back.
Thank you for your lovely comment.......I am delighted to be featured in RC, just saw it yesterday!

Bquiltin said...

At your site, I always think of a gorgeous upperclassman in highschool.... a pretty role model for me (named Bernideen).... have a wonderful day!!!!

Jean | said...

Bernideen, such lovely tea things! Now I'm going to enjoy following some of these links while I have a homemade English muffin and cup of tea!

Carrie said...

Hi Bernideen! Thanks for hosting :). I really like your bunny server--I think I remember him from last year! Your tablecloth is beautiful, and I really like the doily! Everything just looks like spring!

Aida said...

Hi Bernideen, thank you for hosting. Im glad I just made it in time to link up.
Your Easter table is looking very crisp and sweet, ready for the festivity.
Lovely to see some of your daffodils out and displaying their vibrant colour.
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.