Friday, May 20, 2016


 We have some lovely flowers blooming and they loved the Thursday warmer weather.

 And as I am backing up a little more and I see I didn't get the lace bedcover on straight!  Some of you remember when I found this table and umbrella frame last year in Colorado.

Monday and Tuesday we found out that it can still get cold here in Missouri and it rained both days. The heat came back on inside our home. Finally, the sun came back out on Wednesday which was wonderful.   We just love that sunshine don't we?  

It looks like I forgot to use that new green vintage vase -
 maybe next time!

As I set up a little tea time outside I remembered that our yard slopes down so I had to do a little straightening of my photos.  In about a month we will be having some landscape work done here.

This week we met with a nice man named Josiah who will be cleaning out our Koi Pond.  As far as we know, it has never been cleaned and we see it needs a filtering system to keep it cleaner so he will be taking on the job. 

We were reading on line and realized we need some water flowing to keep the algae from growing (putting more oxygen in the water).

This is the creek at the back of the yard
 where the birds bathe everyday!

And some of the flowers blooming:

Please do pour yourself a cup of tea! 
Stay a while and relax.


kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Your tea in the garden is just so dreamy and romantic, Bernideen. I love your lace umbrella and your pretty covered chairs. Your flowers are stunning and your teacups and teapots complement your table perfectly. Thanks for hosting your lovely party. I look forward to changes in your pond.

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Your lace umbrella is just gorgeous! I knew your new garden would be as lovely as the one you left behind...and I am not disappointed! hugs..

Denise Diffee Hall said...


Absolutely beautiful - the lacework I truly appreciate since I am a crocheter and knitter - many hours. I was in an antique store just yesterday, Susannah's in Raleigh, NC - and was looking at two amazing tablecloths in crochet twine or string. I couldn't even imagine making one. The time and energy it took - and along with all the chores of pre 1950 life. Your garden is so pretty - the little pond - with running water too! Thank you!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Your garden is beautiful and I love how your flowers are mostly pink and blue, perfect combination.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Oh, Bernideen, your garden is so lovely. All the right colors to make your lace umbrella and all that is under it, so perfect. Just beautiful..Happy Weekend..Judy

racheld said...

I've just looked my eyes full of the PINK in these photos---all the lace and flowers and embroidery and CHARM.

You DO set a lovely table, M'Dear!!


Debbie - Mountain Mama said...

Such a gorgeous garden you have, Bernideen!!!

Anonymous said...

Your new garden is beautiful and look at all those lovely flowers that have bloomed. Very nice garden tea setting!

Beth said...

You have beautiful flowers, Bernideen! Love those blue hydrangeas! Your pond is really pretty too. We had our pond cleaned out recently; the water is so clear and pretty now. Hope it stays that way! :) I was advised to put in 4 products weekly to keep it clear: liquid barley, SAM powder, pond detoxifier and beneficial bacteria. My pond guy says the fish don't like algaecide and I think he is correct (by their behavior after an application). Good luck to both of us as we learn this pond maintenance! :)

Anonymous said...

My goodness, Bernideen, what a lovely yard you have at your new home. I have been told that ponds can be work, so I think it wise that you have hired someone to maintain. Love your hydrangeas and all the pretty pink and blue motif cups, teapots and linens. Inviting and oh so feminine.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Bernideen, your garden is gorgeous! You have yourself a little haven there. What a beautiful setting. I would love to join you! I'm sorry I don't have a tea setting outside but I hope my post will be acceptable. Enjoy your weekend, my friend. I hope it's lovely!


Margie said...

Hooray for the return of the lace umbrella! I always enjoy seeing your beautiful tea in the garden. Have a good weekend, Bernideen!

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
I am so sorry that I am late to link up to your garden party. My daughter moved this week and yesterday was a crazy busy day. I just love your pond and flowers in bloom. You must be enjoying your new home so very much. Love the lace on the umbrella (I may have to copy you for your garden party in June). Lol. The teapots and teacups are gorgeous. I also have the same Sadler basket weave one. I love the hydrangea pastel tones. Thank you for hosting Tea in the Garden! Have a Wonderful Weekend! Karen

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Beautiful tea in the garden! Your setting is so gorgeous! I love your umbrella and covered chairs, so pretty! Your choice of tea china is lovely as usual! I am hoping to have tea in my garden next week. My daffodils, primroses and lily of the valley are just now blooming! Hope to join your party then. Enjoy your new home, yard, and collecting!

Sonia said...

Your new garden looks lovely. The tea pot/china is gorgeous and I love the lacy umbrella! The hydrangeas are wonderful and my favorites in the garden!

Vee said...

You have your garden looking so beautiful already. Amazing. And I do adore the lace umbrella...looks so romantic and extra special.