Friday, June 17, 2016

A SUNSET TEA for "Tea In The Garden"

 There was a bit of a mad scramble last night as the sun was beginning to descend and I remembered I had not yet taken my blog pictures.  My husband grabbed me a table and I set up (rather quickly really) this little tea time out front by the sidewalk. I apologize for my scattered brain.

We have just enough time for a lovely cup of peppermint tea:

The name for this hydrangea 
below is called Pistachio:

It has been in the high 90's here this week and we need some rain.   Our neighbor says we normally
 don't have this
 type of weather until August.

The 2 chairs were a recent find for $20 each at a local flea market.  I am hoping to find the paint to finish painting the bottoms of the legs
 so I am looking for the color.....does anyone know?  It looks to me like spray paint.

  My neighbors all want to know when I plan my first tea as I have invited the ladies but we
 are waiting for our living room furniture and
 they already told us the fabric was "out of stock" so it will still be a while.

This is the vase I shared a few weeks ago from an estate sale.  I grabbed it, filled it with water and started cutting from the garden!

I hope you have a delightful weekend.   


Antiques And Teacups said...

Your garden bouquet is lovely! And the vintage chairs are perfect. No idea on the color though. Love all the chintz, of course! Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for hosting.

Daniela said...

Your teas are always so very charming, dearest Bernideen, yours is truly an art, sweet friend, and your garden, with all its flowers in bloom, is so captivating and inviting, thank you for another so beautiful post full of love and enthusuiasm, to come and visit you always fills my heart with gladness !

Enjoy the end of your week ahead,
sending my dearest love to you with so much thankfulness

Xx ~ Dany

Sandi Magle said...

Thanks for hosting this sweet party. I won't be posting in the garden, until the weather starts to cooperate. LOL, Thanks again, Sandi

Sonia said...

What a sweet tea table! I love the bouquet..that style with garden flowers is my favorite. It's going to be 98 degrees here in OKC today and that is very hot for this time of year. Stay cool and enjoy your weekend!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Always love to hear I'm not the only one who scrambles to get a post together! Even tho I'm not capable of doing a tea time weekly, I love this party just to view what others put together. thank you for the work you do creating the party.

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
Thank you so much for your kind words. It is difficult to lose your mom at any age and at this moment she is still hanging on to life but a dark cloud is hovering and I am saddened. Your prayers have given me strength so much appreciated.

You certainly were able to make a beautiful and inviting tea time in a hurry. So lovely! The chairs are dear and oh that teapot! Swoon! Thank you for hosting Tea in the Garden! Blessings Dear Friend! Karen

organicgardendreams said...

Dear Bernideen, love the idea to set up a table for tea in the front yard. You might have inspired me to do the same. It certainly will encourage a little chat with the neighbors...
Beautiful bouquet! Are all the flowers from your own garden?
Thanks for hosting this meme!
Warm regards,

xinex said...

So lovely, Brenideen! Those flowers are simply gorgeous!...Christine

Anonymous said...

Oh my Bernideen, I wish I could do a quick garden post and have it look so lovely. You made a wise choice purchasing the vase. Your garden fresh flowers look gorgeous in it. How well your chintz teapot goes with arrangement. Dare I suggest you have your neighbor ladies tea party in your lovely yard.

Heirloom treasures said...

Oh so very pretty

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a pretty setting, Bernideen! I'm sure your neighbors can't wait to have tea in your tearoom, as you do everything up so well. Your bouquet in your estate sale vase is just glorious! Happy weekend!

janice15 said...

Dearest Bernideen, your photos are just lovely. Love your new chairs and vase and the flowers are beautiful. Your Pistachio hydrangea is really pretty love the colors. I wish our weather would permitt me to have tea in the Garden. Wish I was close for tea. I love all your beautiful things. Thank your for your visits, love n hugs Janice. Ps Happy Weekend

Debbie - Mountain Mama said...

Your delphiniums are amazing! Mine have buds on them, they should be blooming soon also.

Two Cottages and Tea said...

You always have the prettiest flowers! I can see your talent in arranging your bouquets! Love your teapot and teacups! Your new chairs are a lovely color. Lucky neighbors to live by you and see all your pretties and flowers! No time for a tea party this week, but hopefully soon!

Lady Linda said...

Bernideen, your post is so pretty...the flowers to die for! I love all the pix and wish I could sit with you in your garden.

Aida said...

Hi Bernideen, wow your tea table is stunning as always. The way the table is set up it doesn't look like you were rushing, you pulled it off perfectly.
I can see you already settled in your new home. I hope the weather gets a little cooler for you.
Can't wait to see your garden. I will check out your other posts.
I'd love to join you in your fab tea parties too.


Margie said...

I'm loving your new chairs, Bernideen. The colour looks mauve or a light shade of lavender to me...