Friday, October 28, 2016


Last week we added an arbor to our yard.  It was a kit that we put together.  I think I have mentioned this before but what was challenging was that our yard goes way down in the back and also is higher on one side than the other side. It is hardly flat anywhere.

On Sunday afternoon, I moved two rose bushes placing one on each side of the arbor.  I expect they will be stronger next spring.  I guess I can say I expect many things to come back stronger next spring.  At least that is my
 dream as my garden is brand new this year.

So this morning I set up my "Friends Sharing Tea" by the arbor.  I am sharing a couple things today including the cup and saucer that was given to me by my new friend Janice at 
"Curtains In Curtains In My Tree:

We hope to have lots of lovely fall weather yet like we had yesterday.  It was a day for us to drive off down the road and see what we might find.  I found this fun little Japanese
teapot in a tiny town called Macon.

  I thought it was a coffee but it has a built
 in strainer so I guess it is a teapot. (?)

There are still a few flowers blooming here and there and to tell you the truth in some ways it doesn't look so much like fall here but I did notice more changing of the tree colors outside of town.

This was a tea book from 1987 that I also found
 at the antique mall outside Macon:

I got home late last night so I apologize for goofing off and  not getting this post done earlier!  I seem to apologize for not getting lots of things done now that I'm retired.

You can see more on the Hartford Arbor here!  We ordered ours with their 11% rebate and got free shipping.


Two Cottages And Tea said...

I love your new arbor Bernideen! It makes your yard even more picture perfect for your tea in the garden! You found a darling teapot and your gifted teacup is so pretty! Thank you for hosting your blog party!

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
Your new arbor is so lovely and it really doesn't look like fall in your beautiful garden. The tea/coffee pot is so pretty with the teacup and your flowers are amazing. Thank you for hosting Friends Sharing Tea. Blessings, Karen

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your arbour is lovely, Bernideen, and isn't it lovely to be gifted china from friends! I would have guessed your teapot is a coffee pot too but with the strainer, it has to be for tea. It's a pretty one in any case.
Our grass is still very green but the fallen leaves have covered a lot of it up. We've had a lot of wind so our trees are getting pretty bare. After Monday everyone will be focusing on your American Thanksgiving and Christmas which is rather exciting. I'm looking forward to all the holiday decor. Thank you for sharing and have a beautiful weekend.


Jean | said...

Bernideen, I love your new arbor! My current post is something called "Stuffed Bell Peppers Deconstructed," so I went to my Recipes index page and looked under the subheading Teatime for something suitable to link and chose this post from 5 years ago. I need to make it now! Oh, and I remember that book from 1987 -- fun find.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh Bernideen, your new arbor is a beautiful addition to your garden area!! There is no reason for you to apologize for being late. You need to enjoy your retirement and we just appreciate you! Your new teapot is a beauty and a nice treasure from your road trip. Thanks for hosting and enjoy your weekend.

Anonymous said...

That's a very nice addition to your garden!

Curtains in My Tree said...

Your arbor is wonderful and makes your yard much more charming than it already was.
Ahhhhhh thanks for showing the tea cup and saucer I gave you.
This weather is wonderful for your outdoor showing off of all your treasures. Gina and I went to Macon one day and I hadn't been for years.
I hope to plant some fall bulbs tomorrow

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Love being able to join you this week....your yard looks beautiful and each year becomes ore luscious than the previous one.

Margie said...

Being retired means never having to say sorry! Just when I thought your garden couldn't be more charming, you add the arbor. Nice!!! Your new teacup and teapot are also lovely. Thanks for hosting and enjoy the last weekend of October.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

You are creating a charming backyard for tea outdoors Bernideen. I love arbours and have 3 of them, clematis and/or roses climbing up. They seem to add a touch of romance with flowers cascading from them.
There are no level spots in our backyard either except the wooden floor of the tea house my hubby built.

NanaDiana said...

What a beautiful arbor, Bernideen. I absolutely LOVE an arbor in the garden. I think it is a perfect finishing touch.
Your settings are as gorgeous as always. Happy tea time to you- xo Diana

xinex said...

I love your outdoors, Bernideen, and you always set beautiful tea tables. Thanks for hosting and Happy Halloween!...Christine

Vee said...

You folks did a good job assembling that beautiful arbor. It adds a lot of charm to your garden and will be the perfect backdrop for your tea parties.

quakerhillfarm said...

That is a beautiful spot for your roses. I can see them climbing already! Lovely tea you have served. Have a wonderful weekend.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Bernideen, I do like Macon alot, especially The Weather Vane. Your teapot is gorgeous, is it Nippon? Your new arbor is beautiful too!
Talk to you soon,

Rosemary said...

Love your beautiful new arbor! And your tea in the garden is so welcoming - simply beautiful!

Antiques And Teacups said...

I love your new arbor Bernideen! Perfect and your new teacup and teapot are wonderful too. Too cool here for tea outside, but so glad you can still have it. Thanks so much for hosting and have a wonderful week!

Marilyn Miller said...

The new arbor is wonderful. You will certainly enjoy that.

The Charm of Home said...

Beautiful tea as always! Thanks for hosting!