Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Ah......Summer Reflections......the passing of the season:

Welcome to "Tea In The Garden"

I generally only use flowers from my yard for my bouquets for blogging, but I snagged these sunflowers at the grocery store.  My squirrels will consume them today - I am sure.  As you can see, my Queen Anne's Lace is all going to seed now.

I few weeks back I grabbed some of the older issues of Victoria - the September issues in particular to take a peek at past Septembers.  I was looking for September inspiration.  Isn't amazing how fast time goes?

I am ready to pour myself a cup of Autumn Delight Tea which is black with spices.

This little cat comes from who knows where every morning to torment the squirrels and I am glad to have the company here.

We might as well just feed the squirrels with these:

This is my invitation to you - join me by linking below - something about tea or gardening or both together!  Just link up at the bottom of this post which I AM LINKING to Kathy at A Delightsome Life and also Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage.   I am also linking to: Fishtail Cottage Garden Party.    Well...my muddies are waiting for garden work.  Time to plant a few mums and ornamental cabbages for the season.


relevanttealeaf said...

Love your sunflowers, Bernideen! It's my favorite flower! Your tea accoutrements are LOVELY! How nice it must be to take tea in your own garden. I don't have one. I enjoyed your post today very much.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

This is such a pretty tea, Bernideen. Love the lace and the teacup. Thank you for sharing with Tea Time and have a lovely day.


Clara said...

Hi Bernideen!
Your tea is so lovely and I love your little bee hive teaset...also that sweet little spice canister on the tray.

Sylvia said...

What beautiful pictures. I save my magazines also and go through them to get inspired each year.

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

What a beautiful post! The table setting is so lovely, and your bouquet is divine. I also love your pair of boots with all those roses... so pretty.
Thank you for hosting!

parTea lady said...

Your sunflower bouquet is lovely. I've always enjoyed these cheerful flowers. Pretty tea setting and photos too.

Stan and Jody Gabara said...

What a wonderful tea party! It is such a beautiful place to have tea. So pretty!


Carolyn said...

I dug out my old Victoria too on Sunday afternoon for some fall inspiration.
Lovely tea and I love your boots.

Thanks for hosting,

Marilyn said...

The piece that you have on the bench is so pretty with the yellow flowers. I am ready for cooler weather to arrive.♥♫

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Bernideen
I am loving those boots! Yes, where has summer gone that we're looking for autumn inspiration already.
I'll likely dig out my old issues to peruse some ideas.
Thanks for hosting.

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Bernideen,
a sunflower bouquet for the squirrels - no doubt they love you for that. That look so pretty. If I would be an animal in your surrounding, I am sure I would live in your garden. You created very charming and romantic vignettes for us. Thank you for sharing this wonderful tea time and for hosting this sweet event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Storybook Woods said...

Oh Bernideen, boy do you know how to set a tea garden!! Charming and perfect for late summer. You inspire me !! Clarice

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Hi Bernideen,
Your tea today is perfect for the end of summer. The sunflowers add such a cute touch along with your beautiful tea table. Love those garden boots, too! Thank you for hosting your tea party this week and have a wonderful rest of the week.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Congratulations on your spotlight in Romantic Homes....what an honor....!!

CEO Lisa Anne - L.A said...

Hi Bernideen,
Ohh my goodness!! What a beautiful and inspirational tea setting in your garden. I love the sunflowers and lace. Everything looks stunning. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week.

My Cozy Corner said...

Hi Bernideen,
I love your tea post today, and wanted to say congrats on the feature in the 'Romantic Homes' magazine I received yesterday. You have a wonderful blog. Thank you for sharing your beautiful garden.

Kathy said...

Hello Bernideen,
Love your autumnal setting - and in your header. It is such a lovely, romantic time! I do appreciate you bringing us together for tea in the garden,

Rose Garden Malevik said...

woow......that´s a great post :)
and do not miss.....



it is FUN :)
Håkan ( The Roseman)

Barbara said...

Love the Wellingtons.

Unknown said...

Happy Weekend Benideen!
Thank you so much for linking up for Fresh-Cut Friday at Rose Vignettes! This is a perfect post! :)


Liz @ Sit With Me In My Garden said...

Your whole vignette is lovely! The lace piece on the bench looks so pretty! The sunflowers look great and I love the queen anne's lace! I've enjoyed seeing a lot of it this year. Beautiful table setting!