Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Welcome to Tea in The Garden and welcome to my 
Beatrix Potter Tea Garden:

I have made you nice pot of Earl Grey Tea so plan
to stay and relax at while!

It is so wonderful to experience all the things God created!  I marvel and His creativity!  I love the quote: "Who plants a seed beneath the sod and waits to see - believes in God".

This is my fourth summer to have this garden and perhaps that is why it is finally developing into a special place to "escape" and "enjoy". 

Today is the graduation for the Air Force Academy and just getting to work will be a challenge as the President's motorcade (he is the speaker) will be setting traffic back.  I wish I could linger in the garden all day!

I like unusual photos at odd angles such as this one below:

If you are a blogger yourself - I invite you join me by posting a tea in your garden, porch, sunroom or patio and link below. Please post a link here and I invite you to copy the special thumbnail photo (to the right) on your blog as well!


Beth said...

Hi Bernideen, I love your garden! It is a fabulous setting for tea. Your delphiniums and foxglove are just stunning. Love your little bench and the pretty lacey tablecloth as well.
xo Beth

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Bernideen,
your Beatrix Potter Garden is such a nice background for a tea setting. The wonderful flowers in all colors make me happy. And the figurines are fairylike. I always enjoy it to see them and your pretty china.
Best greetings, Johanna

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

What a lovely garden! It is a perfect size to just enjoy and not be overwhelmed me ideas :) Hope you'll come visit me.

Angela McRae said...

Well, not sure I did that right, Bernideen, but I did try!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Such a beautiful garden Bernideen, I can see why your customers choose to enjoy their tea and cake outside in it's midst !
Gorgeous flowers :)

Marilyn said...

As your garden matures, it gets more gorgeous! The white tablecloth looks like it has butterflies on it, too.♥♫

Rizzi said...


Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Bernideen, the pink foxglove looks so pretty behind your pink and white china.
I've been working in the garden a lot lately, but hope to find time to sit and sip tea soon. :-)

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Bernideen,
You have such a pretty garden with the foxglove and other plants. The bench is darling and your china, lovely. Now, I don't have a tea in my garden but I do have a garden on my table with my Rose Chintz pieces. If it's not suitable then please feel free to delete it.


Denise said...

I love your blog and have followed you for a long time.I join other tea parties that have the other popular linkey.For some reason I could never figure out, the linkey you and others use, does not except My post?I'm just mentioning it in case you know what I'm talking about and can tell me w
hy and what I can do about it. Denise from Coffeeberry Cottage

Bernideen said...

Denise: you can always leave comments on a blog but you can't do a link unless you have a blog yourself that you are linking too! Hope that helps answer your question!

Michele said...

Well your four years of hard work is sure paying off- your garden is delightful!

Thank you very much for hosting such a lovely Tea in the Garden party!

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hi Bernideen,
What a lovely spot for tea you made! Your bench is so beautiful with the high arched back, a perfect place to rest and have tea and take in all the beauty in your garden. I so enjoy seeing your garden evolve as the weather warms up. Thank you for hosting "Friends Sharing Tea In The Garden".

Faith Hope and Cherrytea said...

Divine! would linger there myself without a question :)
TY for sharing this gift of beauty ~ both natural and created ..
Love the quote ~
any idea whose wisdom?

Faith Hope and Cherrytea said...

Wanting to make sure you know you're invited to the Secret Garden party of Sheila's Book Journey on May 31st..

we're signing up to read or reread the book during May, post our review on the 31st, then join the Garden Party with our posts .. Join us?
you're most welcome...
and hopefully i'll have some pix to post myself ;)

Danielle S said...

What a beautiful tea setting! Thanks for sharing.

Coming to you from Katherine's Blog Hop.

Danielle @ Royalegacy

Lori said...

What a beautiful garden...the perfect spot for tea! So glad I found your blog via TFT. I'm your newest follower. I'll be back to visit often, Lori

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New follower here via GFC from Thursday Favorite Things Blog HOp. HOpe you'll stop by my blog soon to follow me too!! Also, if you could place your vote on my fun poll located in the upper left corner of my blog, I'd sure appreciate it.

Have a wonderful day.


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CEO Lisa Anne - L.A said...

Hi Bernideen,
You have a beautiful garden to set up for tea. I love your Beatrix Potter theme... So creative. I love all the different kinds of flowers. Thanks for hosting your garden tea party. Have a wonderful day!

Zinnia said...

I like Earl Grey, but there are many who turn up their noses because it is too common. Of course, I love it. I love your teapot with chintz patterns. Nice to set the table with a crocheted cloth. In the garden, God's presence so obvious. All this diversity and sprouting of life in all its forms. There is said to be before my foxgloves are blooming. They usually start flowering in July. I wish you a wonderful weekend! Zinnia

Katherines Corner said...

I love everything about this beautiful garden!!! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop Big Hugs xo

Denise @English Purple Ribbon said...

Hi Bernideen! I love your darling cottage garden! The colors of the delphiniums and foxgloves together are so lovely. I hope to join your party next time. Denise

Marilyn Miller said...

How lovely to visit your garden today and have a cup of tea.

Cindy Adkins said...

Bernideen, I love your "odd angle" photo with the cat's head in the lower right corner! Thanks so much for following my blog! I'm glad you enjoyed my "virtual summer tea party." I'll link it up to this week's "Tea in the Garden!" LOVE your Beatrix Potter Garden.
Hugs, Cindy