Sunday, August 2, 2020


This will be one of those really quick posts
but I am glad to do one as I have missed out
on blogging lately.  Today I baked some
cookies for my Grand kids so I have some to
share with you.  I made both Oatmeal Raisin
and Peanut Butter Cookies for them. 

Right as I was setting up the sky began
to rumble so we will move right along.  This
has sure been a challenging time with Corona Virus. Our city of Columbia has mandatory masks in public places.  I have kept busy in the garden and
sewing and baking.

I am sharing one of two fun Victorian spout
tea strainers that I purchased earlier this
year.  They are sterling silver and very interesting.

I am already missing the spring bulbs in the
garden but for now we have lots of pretty

We are ready for the flooding rain with
our little dry creek which really does help.
I made a bouquet with flowers from the

So we have had plenty of hot weather lately.
Camping out has really been popular here
because of covid.  I never was much of a
camper - sorry to say!

I enjoyed sharing this little tea time
with you and hope you have a 
healthy "rest of your summer"!


ellen b. said...

Beautiful tea time before the rain. I'm not a great camper for certain.

serena said...

What a lovely bouquet and basket! Your tablecloth,too, is gorgeous. Sorry I wasn't sitting down for tea as I love the cookies. Thank you for such a beautiful post.
Blessings to you!

Louca por porcelana said...

Amazing tea time!!!I miss your wonderful flowers bouquet!Hugs and blessings!

Lynn said...

Oh my, the garden hydrangeas are beautiful and I see disappearing Lilies in
your vase! I used to have dozens of them and the pink is just lovely. I have
never seen tea strainers as you have on the tea pots, but they are so intricate in design. Hard to believe it is August already. Here in Ohio we
have had lots of rain, and that is so unusual for July and August, but nice
we have green grass this year instead of the typical brown by now. The
tea party you present is just a dose of peacefulness. Thank you.

Marilyn Miller said...

What a pretty tea time even if it was brief. Love your garden and tea table. I just made oatmeal cookies for my grandson and then found out he is now allergic to oats. I can't keep up. Well I will enjoy the cookies, but during Covid time I haven't had enough exercise. My poor body doesn't need more cookies, but I will enjoy them anyway.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

So very pretty Bernideen, I love your china and vintage tea-strainer.
Lucky grandchildren, those cookies look delicious.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I always know where to go to see beauty! Your teatime in the garden is so serene, Bernideen. I've never seen a spout strainer. I'd love an oatmeal raisin cookie before I leave, which are my favorites!

Sandi Magle said...

simply lovely, Bernideen. I have been missing your gorgeous posts, as I have greatly trimmed my blog list and ignore so many who have comp-slowing ads on them. Yours is like a breath of fresh air and flowers, always flowers and of course TEA! Thank you for the respite from adworld-blogland! Sandi

Curtains in My Tree said...

BEAUTIFUL , Magazine ready

No way am I a camper, never did like it