Tuesday, May 11, 2010


I am getting my post up a little late this morning but none the less...here I am....
Would you believe the clouds are heavy over Pikes Peak and the snow and rain are rolling in?  My yard doesn't look like this today!  In fact, I bought some forget me nots and they are in the kitchen keeping warm right now!

IN REFLECTION...here are some photos of last summer!

Last year I started working on a Beatrix Potter Tea Garden in my small backyard...first I cut out two corners of the yard in a pie shape...which took weeks since I work a lot!

This was how it looked from the upstairs looking down.....

This old door welcomes you as you enter the side of the garden....

a lovely table is prepared for you....please wait to be seated!

Jeremy Fisher is here waiting for you to be seated...he loves to chat with guests....he will probably try to inspire you to make your own Beatrix Potter Garden...

This year we are inviting Jemima Puddle Duck to join our garden!
Jeremy Fisher and Miss Tabitha and Peter Rabbit will inform you of her arrival later!

I have cut up my grandmother's old pillowcases for covers on the backs of the folding chairs - and old table cloths have formed covers for the seats!

I do hope you will visit others who participate in Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage & Inspirations....you can arrive there by just clicking here:  http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com/


Johanna Gehrlein said...

Oh Bernideen, that looks really marvellous. The covers are so cute and romantic and your garden is fairylike. You have always such nice ideas. Nothing to add about your china - it's gorgeous as always.
Greetings, Johanna

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Bernideen,
What a wonderful place to retreat to for a cup of tea! Love your pretty tea set. The door is a fabulous touch; love it!! Thank you for joining me for tea today and for your nice comment.
To be honest, I was rather embarrassed to even post the teddy bear tea but I am pleasantly surprised to find everyone, including yourself likes it! Thank you and I hope you have a delightful day.


The Tablescaper said...

So glorious!

I just love what you did with the chairs. How creative and imaginative. I have a lot of old doilies and linens that my grandmother made that aren't in perfect shape. This is a great way to use them.

Thanks so much for coming to visit my blog.

- The Tablescaper

Donna and Miss Spenser said...

So pretty...I am awaiting nice weather too...do you think it will ever get here?! ~Donna

kimberly shaw said...

Such a pretty garden to have a tea in. Your table setting looks so inviting.

Just A Girl said...

Sweet Bernideen your garden looks so delightful and welcoming. Could you save a seat for me...please!

I don't know if you got my email but I sent it to both you and Ellen B. Thank you for your words of encouragement and "yes," I'm OK ;-).

Much love to you.
cori g.

maría cecilia said...

Hola Bernideen, what a lovely garden you have, and beautiful china, and your dressed chairs, and...I love everything in your home.
First time in your blog and found you through Paula`s blog.
Greetings from Chile,
Maria Cecilia