Wednesday, July 4, 2018


Sorry to get started late today
but life has been summertime
busy as it is for you too I imagine!

My tea in the garden today
honors our first President
George Washington
 and his wife Martha.

I love this old Homer and
 Laughlin transferware.

Yesterday I baked a lemon pie and 
doubled the recipe and crust so I had
 enough for a deep dish pie and
 24 little tarts:

The tarts seemed perfect
for tea so please help yourself:

Our Canadian friends celebrated on Sunday
and now here we are celebrating on the 4th:


  1. Happy 4th of July, Bernideen! You have a splendid garden and your bouquet is gorgeous! Oh my, those lemon tarts look so good. It is very hot today here in Charlottetown so a cool lemon tart would be lovely. I love your red Homer and Laughlin transferware and it is perfect for your holiday! Your tea time is a wonderful setting and anyone of us would love to join you. Thank you for hosting.

  2. This is a beautiful tea, Bernideen! As always, your bouquet is gorgeous! The tarts look delicious too. A few years ago you shared a lemon tart recipe. I have made it a couple of times and it's really good.

  3. I'm just swooning over your George and Martha tea today, Bernideen! How I love your tea set!! I also loved seeing your little lady that's by your pie and tarts. Those Susan Paley designs always make me smile. I don't mind if I do have a little tart before I leave your beautiful tea in the garden. Are those cone flowers that you've shown? I really must plant those in my garden, because I love them and the array of colors that they come in. Thanks for hosting and Happy 4th to you!

  4. OMGOODNESS, Bernideen. I hope you know that you are a true artist when it comes to setting up a tea table and making things beautiful. I love this- you did such a wonderful job.

    I hope you have a blessed and peaceful 4th of July- xo Diana

  5. Hi Bernideen,
    Your transferware today is just gorgeous as is your garden! Your flowers are amazing and your baking looks divine. Hubby and I are watching our waist-lines at the moment but I would love a lemon tart with a cup of tea please.
    Happy July 4th! Blessings, Karen


  6. Oh my word, what a stunning tea time dear Bernideen, how I wish I lived near you, would I be elated seating at this tea table, with such lovely transferware and delish goodies !
    Thank you for hosting dear.
    Happy 4th. of July.

  7. How delightful!Adorable table with an amazing tea set!Thanks for hosting,Hugs!

  8. Your garden is always delightful to see. The red and white transferwares are the perfect tribute to one of your Founding Fathers. Thank you for hosting and Happy 4th of July!

  9. Happy 4th! Lemon Meringue is a 4th of July family memory for our Aunt Ruth, whom I am named after, always made it for family gatherings. That looks perfect! Lovely historic tribute for the 4th. And your garden looks just wonderful! Have a summery week!

  10. HI Bernideen. I love that red transferware teapot. Your garden is lovely. Have a good weekend.

  11. Another lovely tea party! Thanks for hosting and doing all that work.

  12. Very much enjoyed this patriotic tea...had no idea that George Washington was featured on a tea pot...wonderful! And that little photo of Martha is so charming. Hope that your fourth of July was blessed. 🇺🇸

  13. Gorgeous bouquet, love the teaware oh so much, and lemon tarts. What's not to love. All quite wonderful!

  14. How beautiful, Bernideen! I know Martha would love your lemon tarts and transferware! I brought along some custard tarts.

  15. Another beautiful tea setting!! I have never seen this pattern of red tranferware before!! Love it!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  16. Your garden is just beautiful, as are your flower arrangements. The little tarts look scrumptious, and I love your sweet linens. Thank you for sharing.

  17. This is the most delightful way to celebrate them both. Looks like you had a beautiful day to celebrate it too! That transferware is beautiful. Lovely post!

  18. What a lovely, lovely blog! I am so looking forward to going back to enjoy your earlier posts. So much inspiration. Just wonderful!

  19. Your garden is so pretty, and that bouquet is perfection. I love the red transferware, too. Such a lovely celebration!


  20. I don't have the words to describe how beautiful this post is


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