Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A FLOWER FAIRY TEA for "Tea In The Garden"

Good morning and I hope your July is going along wonderfully.  Today it is overcast and humid almost on the edge of misty rain.  I really didn't want to go inside so here we are for A Flower Fairy "Tea In The Garden":

There is time to just relax for a bit surrounded 
by the things we love.

As you can see the clematis is starting to bloom.  This is one of the few I didn't over prune a few years back:

I see my table cloths don't exactly match well today but that's alright......as I noticed some of the English do this type of thing. 

 I visited an English Tea Room in Texas once and the colors were all coming at one another in sort of a "CHINTZ" fashion.  The overall effect was lovely.

 I was impressed with the Bumbleberry Pie Traybake made by Marie on the English Kitchen Blog:  

 I thought it would be fun to make some Bumbleberry Buttermilk Scones too as they seemed perfect for a Flower Fairy Tea!  The ones on top have English Clotted Cream so please help yourself and pour yourself a cup of tea:

Bernideen's Bumbleberry and Buttermilk Scones:

You will need: 2 1/4 cups sifted flour, 1 Tb baking powder, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1/2 Tsp salt, 6 Tbs cold, chopped unsalted butter, 1/4 cup each chopped strawberries, , blackberries and raspberries, and 1/4 cup blueberries, 1 cup buttermilk

Preheat oven to 425 degrees and cover baking sheet with parchment.
1.  Sift all dry ingredients.
2.  Cut in cold butter with two knives or a kneading cutter.
3.  Stir in buttermilk until dough begins to form and add fruits.
4.  Roll out dough about 3/4" thick onto a floured cloth and cut with a medium size 2 1/2" round scone cutter - Bake for about 12-14 minutes.  I got 18 scones out of this!
5.  Serve with lemon curd, clotted cream, devonshire cream or jam!

Quite a few years back I had china made for my store and that's what these Flower Fairy pieces represent.  I no longer private label china.  The photo is of Cicely Barker who was the originator of Flower Fairies and you can read about her.  She never intended her fairies to have ethereal powers but rather just found joy in the "make believe".


  1. So pretty! I love your linens and doilies. Clematis is a fav of mine...don't have anywhere to have one at this smaller house, so so nice to see yours. Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  2. I really do love that flower lady on the chair with the apples hanging of her head. Thank you for joining this lovely flower fairy tea and the recipe for your own scones sounds delicious.

  3. Hope that life slows down enough for you to have a breather! Thank you for the link and information on Cicely Barker...very interesting.

  4. I always love coming to see your whimsical settings in the garden, dear Bernideen. The mismatched linens add such charm and character. I would love the bumbleberry scones and will need to make some soon as I love berries!!! Thank you for hosting and don't overwork yourself. xo

  5. Hi Bernideen,
    I am having computer issues again and this is my fourth attempt to leave you a comment. Lovely garden tea and yes, we both did a fairy tea. Great minds think alike, as they say. Your scones look lovely! Thank you for sharing and joining me for tea.


  6. Hi Bernideen,
    I love your Flower Fairy Garden Tea for Tea in the Garden today. I have never seen such a pretty fairy teapot and china. Your tablecloths are always so lovely too. Those wee drawers look magical too! Have a wonderful week!

  7. Hi Bernideen!

    Your tea party this week is so fun, especially the fairy visitor! And what a perfect teapot to serve her in. The linens are lovely (as usual) as is your terrific garden. Thanks for the scone recipe--it looks delicious! Thanks for hosting :).

  8. This is beautiful! What a lovely tea!

  9. A whimsical tea party with fairies is always fun and your bumble berry scones look delicious.

  10. Love your Flower Fairy! She is a keeper! thanks for hosting!

  11. Thanks so much for tea in the garden today Bernideen. Those scones look so delicious! Your pretty tablecloths and china are set off so nicely by your lovely flower garden. And I love those Cicely Baker fairies.

  12. Love fairies in the garden, especially when tea and delicious scones are involved.

  13. What a beautiful idea Bernideen. I adore your fairy and thankyou for the lovely linky party too....Mimi xxx

  14. A delish recipe - would like to try it with rhubarb...
    and the cups for tea are pure summer! thanks for sharing background on the creator of the flower fairies - so interesting to hear tidbits on creativity~
    Have a wonderful week enjoying your garden and teatimes =)

  15. Hello Bernideen, love your fairy tea and Cicely Barker Fairies - sweet - the scones look delicious! I do appreciate you hosting and sharing,

  16. I love the flower fairry poems and your items are so delicate!

  17. What a lovely tea party in the garden with a fairy too! Beautiful tea party, thank you so much for having me, dear Bernideen.

  18. Lovely setting and tables....thanks so much for sharing it!

  19. Sooo pretty!! Any little girl would love to have tea there.

  20. Blessings, Bernideen! Just visiting this month - can't teatime post till August when I get back from my writer's conference - so much to prep for the end of this month. But, a lovely teatime with our Flower Fairies is a nice break and as always - your display is inviting. Oh - those scones!!

  21. I love this theme -- it seems the fairies just inspire a little extra dose of creativity to those who take the time to honor them at tea!


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