Monday, September 7, 2015

TEA FOR TWO for "Tea In The Garden"

I have been enjoying Queen Anne's Lace in my garden for 3 months now.  The main reason I still have it is that I have dead-headed it a lot.  For anyone that doesn't know, that means as soon as a head turns into seed (or even sooner) I cut the bloomed out stems off so the plants energy keeps going to the other blooms.

I have been collecting little thrift store tins in the
 garage to give the seeds away. You can put a lot of seeds in a small tin.  Others just go in sandwich ziplock bags.  I have really enjoyed my garden this summer and I hate to see time passing by but hopefully we have many lovely days ahead for fall.  I enjoy seeing all your lovely gardens in blog land too!

Today I am sharing my little "Tea For Two" musical teapot.  I have seen these on pinterest and etsy and stumbled across one recently.  It plays beautifully!

I was able to attend my second "A Paris Street Market" last Saturday in Denver, Colorado.  As you can see it was a beautiful day too and not 93 degrees like last month!

I picked up some linens in one booths that were very reasonable.  My runner on the little table was one of those.

I am loving our cool nights now going into the 50's.  Is your summer winding down?

If we go to Denver we make the most of the distance and hit as many places as possible and I happily found this little cream and sugar below at the Brass Armadillo.  You see that it matched my Arthur Woods teapot.  Since so many of these old English factories used the same decals you can mix and match brands.

I hope you can join me today by linking
 something from your blog about tea!

I will also be sharing at other parties:
Mosaic Monday
Tea Time Tuesday
A Return to Loveliness
Tea Cup Tuesday
Tuesday Cuppa Tea


Margie said...

Your "Tea for Two" musical teapot is adorable! It will also match your crinoline lady teapot beautifully. Thank you for hosting and have a great week!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Your teas are always so whimsical and gorgeous with your special flare, Bernideen. What a darling musical teapot! Isn't that the cutest find?! Your cream and sugar do look perfect with your teapot. I'm so glad that you're able to get out and about and enjoying your retirement. Thank you for hosting your lovely tea party.

Betty said...

Your garden tea is so beautiful. How thoughtful of you to give away seeds and put them into tins. Someone will be very lucky to receive them. Just love the frog statue, he is so cute.


Thank you so muc h for the wonderful tea party sweet friend.

Have a blessed week and happy Labor Day.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Bernideen, your Queen Anne's Lace looks so pretty and fresh. Ours here on the Island is just about gone for another year.
I am annoyed today because I had hoped to set up an outdoor tea in my back yard. Hubby was home to help me carry everything out but of course the winds are very high today, so no outdoor tea again. I really do detest wind! The weather is very warm but the winds won't allow us to even barbeque today. Anyway, enough venting!
Your little musical teapot is cute as a button and what a find the cream and sugar is! They match the teapot perfectly! What fun you must have thrifting in those big centers. Lovely posting and thanks for sharing it with us. Happy Labour Day!


Anonymous said...

That Tea for Two pot is so cute!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A sweet tea table Bernideen an more new linens...good bargain hunting.
I have been dead heading quite a few of my QAL but there are so many and now that I know I'll likely have butterfly larvae on them, I have to be careful. So many insects love this plant, besides us.
Thanks for joining Mosaic Monday.

NanaDiana said...

What a pretty, pretty post. Those windows at the market are just like the ones in my house I rehabbed. It was built in 1897 and those windows were original to the house. I have one of them that I carried with me-because it had been broken and replaced by another.

Hope you had a wonderful Labor Day- xo Diana

Marilyn Miller said...

That's what makes traveling fun is those little stops along the way and a treasure or two to bring home. The quilt on the bench is just lovely.

Lorrie said...

Your beautiful Queen Anne's lace has me thinking I'll go out into the vacant lot and capture a few seeds for my own garden next year. I do love the airiness of the plant.
A musical teapot sounds like a lot of fun!

Nora @ Teacup Tales said...

I just love your musical teapot! I have never seen one before. It would be so fun to play it during tea time. The Paris Street Market sounds like the ideal place to find quality vintage items. Unfortunately we have very few vintage or thrift stores here. I tend to look on ebay or esty.
Good to know your weather is beautiful. We are currently having a heat wave. It's supposed to be 106 on Thursday! I'll be drinking iced tea that day.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Due to the time spent renovating this summer, my garden is a shameful mess... I so enjoyed spending a little tea party in your adorable and perfect garden!

Elizabeth said...

Love the musical teapot! Everything is just beautiful !

Rosemary said...

Your tea party in the garden photos are always so beautiful! Such a bountiful assortment of beautiful treasures!

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
I absolutely adore the tea for two teapot. My girlfriend has a similar one and I have always admired it. Everything is so beautiful today - your other teapot, cream and sugar and teacups and of course your pretty linens. I am a little sad that summer is coming to an end. We have rain today and I am hoping the weather clears for my nephew's wedding this Saturday. I am very pleased that you are enjoying being at home - playing with your pretties and baking. Happy Tea Day and Thank you for hosting Tea in the Garden. Have a Wonderful week! Karen

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Bernideen,
you have always a keen eye for good embroidery. Your new finds are adorable. The creamer and sugar are perfect to the tea pot and the runner is beautiful. I would love to attend such a street market. Looks very interesting. Thank you for the nice tea time and for hosting this sweet event.
Best greetings, Johanna

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh everything is wonderful - the colors go together so well. I especially like the tea cup holder that hangs several cups at a time. Our summer is winding down too - but still some lovely days ahead.