Wednesday, May 3, 2017

THE COUNTRY DIARY for "Tea In The Garden"

Today's post isn't in the garden -
 after 10" of rain we had sunshine
yesterday but the ground was very
soft and wet and today - well, more rain coming!

So here we are - inside and dry!
I am sharing some projects I have been
working on - the old fashioned decoupaging
of tins, clipboards, etc.

I love Edith Holden's books and her illustrations
for May are wonderful.  Welcome to May by the way!

I haven't seen the movie about Edith Holden
but would love too as I saw a trailer on
YouTube and it looked interesting.

I am also sharing this chintz Arthur Woods
teapot I found at an antique mall in St. Louis
a while back.  I really had a lot of violet items
but was surprised how few pansy things I owned.
Don't you think these are violas?

 I hope you can join me today for my 
blog party - just link at the bottom if you have
a post that is tea related!

I will be sharing this post at:
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Share Your Cup
Home Sweet Home


kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Your teas, whether inside or out, are always so beautiful, Bernideen. The pansy teapot is a beauty and so are your decoupaged pieces. I don't own any of Edith Holden's book, but I love when you share them. Thank you for hosting and Happy May to you!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi know I love the book, and I love your tins! Perfect! I didn't know there was a movie/ video about Edith Holden...will definitely check that out! Have a lovely week and thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Those pictures by Edith Holden are just lovely - are they poetry books? I'll look for her books at the upcoming book sale. Nice work on the decoupage!

Gentle Joy said...

What pretty things you always share with us! The teapot is lovely... and your decoupage project looks like it was a success. :) Thank you for hosting the party... and I hope you have a very nice week.

Jeanie said...

This is just enchanting, Bernideen. I love your pretty teapot and settings and of course the Diary is so beautifully illustrated. I had no idea there was a movie though. I must check it out! ~jeanie from Marmelade Gypsy

NanaDiana said...

One of the things I am assured of when I come here is that I am going to see something pretty.....and today does not disappoint!!! I love that book and have never seen it before. It is just plain lovely.

I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday- xo Diana

Margie said...

I love all things purple so I'm a huge fan of your pansy teapot. Mother Nature has been showering us with lots of rain too. Last week, flooding occurred in some areas of my town because of record-breaking rainfall. More rain is heading our way for the rest of the week. Thank you for hosting and stay dry!

Daniela said...

Every post of yours is a sweet fairy tale, thank you for sharing your treats and your sweetness with us, darling Bernideen !

Wishing you a most lovely remainder of your week,
I'm sending blessings to you


Anonymous said...

Such a lovely book and illustrations. I need to pull it out and enjoy it again. Beautiful tea time inside, Bernideen.

Louca por porcelana said...

Beautiful post and lovely book!Love your teapot and the pretty doily!Thanks for hosting this great party!Thanks for visiting!You are always very kind!Hugs,Maristella.

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Hoping the sun comes out and encourages your lovely flowers to bloom with all the rain.

Jeannie said...

Today was my first time to add a link. I have read your blog for sometime and have been in awe of your lovely table linens. Everything is always so perfect in your posts.

Beth said...

Such a beautiful teapot, Bernideen. Sorry you got too much rain. Hope your area didn't have flooding.

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
Your tea by the window is so lovely today. Your pansy pretties are gorgeous too! I am eager to have Tea in the Garden. I am just learning how to link up on Wednesdays. I was so used to Fridays. Lol. Thank you for hosting Tea Times. Have a Wonderful Week! Karen

Lady of the Manor said...

Looks like you've been busy inside lately. We've had a deluge, too, me our yard is a muddy mess. Your teapot is lovely, quite a little treasure! Enjoy you're day! Zenda

Jean | said...

Bernideen, lovely as always! A tea table by a window looking out on a beautiful garden is just as nice as one IN the garden. Today I'm sharing muffins and my Hutschenreuther White Racine teapot.

Jean | said...

Bernideen, I looked for movie/video of The Diary and learned that it's a 12-parter, but Netflix does not have it. Wonder if I can find the series on YouTube. I'll let you know. Thanks for telling us about it!

Annie Jeffries said...

What a lovely first post for me to read. Our mutual blog friend, Marilyn Miller, pointed me in your direction. She indicated you relocated to Missouri. We are moving there ad well. We leave California in 18 days.

My new blog, reflecting this change is at

Marilyn Miller said...

Oh good, I see my friend, Annie, has left a post. I love, love that teapot. What a lovely find. From your post too, I have decided I need that book just to enjoy. I love the artwork sooooo very much.

JES said...

Dear Bernadeen, I LOVE your decoupage ideas with Edith Holden's Book. You have given me some great inspiration for some of my pages! Have a lovely week! :)

Kim said...

Such pretty decoupage items, Bernideen. Those illustrations are gorgeous. They look lovely taking pride of place next to your new Viola tea pot.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Those illustration are divine. I don't think I've seen them before, but I'm going to google...

The Charm of Home said...

How beautiful Bernideen! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!