Tuesday, July 14, 2015

A BOUQUET IN THE GARDEN for "Tea In The Garden"

Because of some very busy days, I am posting
 "Tea In The Garden" a little late:

Today is a beautiful day in the garden and I decided to make a bouquet for my blog posting.  I hope you can pour yourself a little cup of tea.

I am sharing a couple of my teapots:  A Sadler and an Arthur Woods.  I am sorry to say the yellow teacup and saucer have a problem.  I failed to "test" that one first and the saucer rocks terribly so please be careful.  My husband showed me the problem this morning that the saucer isn't flat on the bottom.  I think I have made about every mistake possible when looking over teacups and over the years I have missed chips and cracks and more.

I recently found this 1999 garden book and think it is wonderful:

I hope your summer is going well.  I see the naughty squirrels have been eating my Clematis Blooms:

I have shared before that this summer I am closing my shop after 28 years.  Things have gone really well and we are winding down our GOOB Celebration (Going Out of Business).  We are excited to be approaching retirement.

I want to invite you tea time bloggers to link at the bottom!
I will also be sharing with other blog parties:
Tea Time Tuesday
A Return to Loveliness
Tea Cup Tuesday
Tuesday Cuppa Tea


Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
I am also late to link up. Summer certainly can get busy and I'm sure you haven't stopped working to prepare for your retirement. I love your teapots, teacups and bouquet today! Everything is lovely. I hope that you can rest soon. Happy Tea Day and Thank you for hosting! Karen


What a sweet and romantic setting in the garden. Love all the tea dishes, specially the adorable teapot.
You'll love been retired, there's so much you can do and when you want too.
Thanks for the lovely tea party sweet friend.

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Hello Bernideen,

Happy Tea Time Tuesday. I always enjoy your gorgeous tea time settings. Your collection of tea wares is truly amazing. I particularly enjoy the tea pots.

I am sad to hear that you will soon close your close but I am also glad to learn that you will now be able to enjoy retirement. That is wonderful Bernideen.

Thank you for hosting.


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your bouquet is beautiful and I love your yellow teacup even if it does have a wobbly saucer! Yes, those squirrels may be frisky and cute but they sure can cause havic in one's yard. You have set a charming tea, Bernideen, and I'm glad to hear your GOOB sale is going well. Thanks for hosting and have a lovely day.


The Charm of Home said...

Congratulations on your retirement Bernideen! Your tea is lovely!

Margie said...

The Sadler teapots are so pretty and your yellow teacup rocks! (Sorry, I just couldn't resist!). I try to conduct a thorough examination of a vintage teacup, but I've also missed some flaws.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Hi Bernideen,
You make the loveliest bouquets ever! They're so romantic and look perfect on your garden table. Your teapots are so pretty, as are your teacups...I don't mind if the one has a rocky bottom!
I'm so happy for you as you are nearing retirement! Thanks so much for hosting your lovely party!!

Marilyn Miller said...

Your tea table and flowers are just gorgeous, but I am swooning over that yellow teacup. Very pretty.

Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Bernideen...I'm surprised you had time at all with all that's on your plate! I remember our moving sale at our antiques/tea items shop we closed before moving out of state. Quite a job! Hope you are managing so rest time too! Lovely table and your china is gorgeous! Success to your GOOB!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The bouquet you made is lovely Bernideen and I love the lace tablecloth. What will you do with all your free time when you retire!
Happy Tea Tuesday.

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

The variety of flowers in your bouquet is amazing! I wish my garden produced half that amount of flowers. Your embroidered tablecloth is so sweet with its pink flowers. Such an inviting table for tea with your elegant floral teacups. Glad your GOOB has been successful. Thanks for hosting! Nora

Country Gal said...

Beautiful photos and set up ! I think the wobbly or chipped tea cups and saucers have a long historical story to tell ! They are all so very pretty ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day ! P.S there is always time for tea in our Woods Country Cove and it is the best drink in our neck of the woods to lol !

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

I am always amazed at how beautiful your garden is! I hope that you will enjoy retirement as much as I have....hugs....

Michele said...

Bernideen! You are closing your store? No kidding? Oh my golly, that's a very big deal! I didn't know this. WOW. Well, retirement is awesome, to be sure.

I feel like hopping on a plane and visiting it before it's gone forever.

I wish you the very best, my sweet friend - good luck with all of what you have coming up! : - )

I am not joining you - haven't been able to post, life has been insanely busy and all I really want to do is have it not rain just once so I can get some nice summer pictures. Today is DAY 17 of rain. I am just sick of it and it has affected my mood, along with this dumb broken foot. UGH.

You know it's bad when ya don't even want to have teatime for oneself. My self pity is strong right now, so sorry about that. Hugs to you!!!! ♥

janice15 said...

O Bernideen, I just love both your Sadler teapot.. they are just so pretty..I haven't been able to have tea in the Garden most days aren't so hot here in San Francisco.. and the few that have been I been to busy.. I hope sometime soon I can have one.. I miss it.. Your tea in the Garden is lovely.. thank you for sharing with love Janice

Zaa said...

Hi Bernideen ...Wobbly cup or not ...I'd love to visit with you in the garden to share a cup of tea.. You really have a talent for setting an inviting teatime table... with such pretty cups and saucers and elegant teapots..I must say that the wobbly yellow set would be fine for me as I like a little challenge and excitement (ha Ha).. at teatime.. Take care Dear lady.. DOn't work too hard...Hugs

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Bernideen, so beautiful. Just looking at your photos gives me a wonderful serene feeling! My post today is of freezing pie-ready peaches, so instead I linked an older post about tea sandwiches.

xinex said...

I love your tea setting against all the gorgeous flowers. Just fabulous!....Christine

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love this very flowery tea and I also was fond of your red transferware from your last post! I'm hoping things settle down at some point at Cottage so I can come back to tea parties!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous summer tea party. Fresh flowers are beautiful and compliment your china. Good luck on your retirement preparations. Jill

Carrie said...

Hi Bernideen! Your tea in a garden was lovely last week! That bouquet--wow! It is so pastel-ly pretty and looks lovely with your collection of china--especially that yellow and gold teacup with the flowers!

Angela McRae said...

This particular setting looks very regal and yet serene to me. Maybe it's because of the white lace tablecloth, but I think this would be a perfect backdrop for a garden wedding!