Monday, July 27, 2015


I love old vintage linens and  doilies and keep them organized by season and theme.  I decided to pull out the strawberry ones and found I had several so I am enjoying tea time with them this morning in the garden.


My garden is bursting forth with Queen Anne's Lace and I am loving it!

I am sharing some Strawberry Buttermilk scones today.  Please have one and also pour yourself of lovely cup of tea.  The scone recipe came from The Smitten Kitchen Blog.  I did substitute buttermilk which I do a lot as it is cheaper than heavy cream.

You could make these scones yourself as they were easy to make!

Jeremy Fisher would love to help you make them!

I would never have the patience to this embroidery work.  I am not a long term project person.

Today is my blog linking party and I hope you will join in.  I hope you will share something from your blog about TEA!

I am also sharing with these parties:
Tea Time Tuesday
A Return to Loveliness
Tea Cup Tuesday
Tuesday Cuppa Tea


Michele said...

Hi Bernideen!

Your garden teas are a true highlight to the blog party world - I so enjoy them, and regret that this summer I have had very little ability to set up lovely teas. With all the rain and this dumb foot, well, it's all passed me I am sharing a little giveaway today and a couple of pics of teacups. Hope that's ok with you. Thanks for hosting. Big hugs. ♥

Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Bernideen. I love all your strawberry linens, and your scones look wonderful! So glad you were able to post today...hope the GGB sale has gone as planned. Thanks for hosting and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Hi Bernideen! Are you officially retired? If so, congratulations and best wishes to you.
Your tea in the garden with your lovely vintage linens is soooo pretty. I adore all things strawberry and I just so admire your beautiful things. Thank you for hosting your lovely tea party.

Vee said...

Beautiful garden tea today with the strawberry linens and the strawberry scones. I have enjoyed a number of Smitten Kitchen recipes and this just seems so good. Thank you for the buttermilk suggestion.

Maiah Harrison said...

The queen annes lace is so gorgeous, they really adorn your garden. I always love your tea in the garden, ever so pretty. You are inspiring me to have one like that at my own place someday. It sure ly is a delight to have an afternoon tea with a friend there, or in the company of a good book :-) Thank you for sharing.

Janneke said...

The strawberry embroidery is stunning and that together with enjoying strawberry scones in your garden must be a wonderful afternoon.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh my goodness, Bernideen, your strawberry scones look fabulous! I was tempted to make strawberry muffins instead of shortcake for my tea this week but today being my father's birthday and he loved shortcake, I decided on that instead. But oh dear, your scones look so inviting and I will have to try those soon. Your tea table looks very pretty there with the QAL around! You will want to plant some "Lace" in your next garden too. The linens are special and you do have a lovely collection.
We are having the worst weather right now. It's been cold and rainy for over a week and it's hardly safe to go outdoors because the mosquitoes are so bad. Little chance of setting up a tea out on my deck these days. Hopefully by the end of the week it will warm up with some sunshine. Summer is so short here. Thanks for sharing and joining my little tea party.



Oh my, the setting in the garden with such gorgeous linen and china is to die for!
Have a lovely week Bernideen. Wish I could have a couple of your scones too.

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

Your garden looks amazing as always. The embroidered tablecloths really shine in that setting. I haven't embroidered in so long.
The strawberry scones look delicious and perfect for summer. Thanks for including the recipe.

Margie said...

Thanks for hosting, Bernideen. Your vintage strawberry linens are delighful! Alas, I don't have the skill or patience for embroidery.

Martha said...

Your scones look lovely as does your garden tea! I'm afraid it's too hot here to enjoy tea in the garden! Sigh! But love your setting, your linens!

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
Your strawberry linens are so pretty and so is your garden. I also love your White china teacups, teapot and cream and sugar. I hope that you are now enjoying your retirement! Happy Tea Day Dear Friend and Thank you for hosting! Karen

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Bernideen,
what a wonderful collection of strawberry embroidery. I love especially those very special doilies. With your pretty china and in your pretty garden its a delisght on its own. Additionally those extra yummy scones and tea, that must be like heaven. Thank you for sharing and hosting this wonderful event.
Best greetings, Johanna

MomWaldsPlace said...

I have a weakness for vintage strawberry themed items, and cannot decide which of your embroidered pieces I like best. They are all so lovely!

Elizabeth said...

The strawberry scones look wonderful! Love your garden tea! Everything is so lovely!

Marilyn Miller said...

Your scones and garden, oh so beautiful!

Miss Jane said...

A lovely tea setting, wish I could sit down and enjoy some tea & scones.
I agree with you about the buttermilk, also makes for a lighter scone.

Carolyn said...

Hi Bernideen,
Your garden tea is so pretty ~ I love your beautiful linens(sounds like you have quite a stash)!
I will have to try the scones too as they look so good.

Your garden makes a pretty backdrop for your tea tables!

Thank you for hosting,

Zaa said...

HI Bernideen..Strawberry Buttermilk scones sound divine...infact, make my mouth water...What could be more complimentary than your wonderful tablescape... You certainly have some lovely tablecloths.. Love those doilies too... It looks pretty relaxing ...I do think I shall have another cup of tea..Thank You..Enjoy your day !!!

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

Bernideen, I love your linens! I have decorated my kitchen with fruit and veggies and believe it or not, I don't have a single strawberry linen. Will be keeping my eyes out for one,(or two) lol! The Queen Anne's Lace is gorgeous and the scones look absolutely delicious! Happy to be joining today!

The Charm of Home said...

Thanks for hosting! Your table is beautiful!

Ruthie Miller said...

Oh Bernideen, What a wonderful tea table. I love a theme and you ran with it. I love the Queen Anne's Lace too.
Are you all finished with the shop? If so, I hope you are enjoying your new found time. Best, Ruthie


Hello sweet lady!
I love all your embroidered line, my fav!
Your setting in the garden is lovely and the scones are making me drool!
Thank you so much for hosting and enjoy your weekend.
PS: Thank you so much for your kind comment dear Bernideen, I so appreciate it my friend.

janice15 said...

Bernideen your Garden looks lovely.. and the strawberry scones sound just wonderful.. going to give them a try soon.. thank you for sharing them.. Happy weekend with love Janice

Aida said...

Love the white tea set and the embroidered table clothes, so crisp and elegant. I would like to try that strawberry scones yum.
Than, you for sharing Bernideen. Hope you are now enjoying and relaxing more. Hope to join you for some tea time soon.

Angela McRae said...

What a gorgeous strawberry-themed vignette! I'm amazed at all the strawberry things you've pulled together (linens, teawares, recipe), and I think it looks so lovely together!

Serena said...

Have you considered doing a tutorial on making your tower? You have a couple fans wanting to learn how and where from you. I'm included.