Wednesday, June 28, 2017

MARTHA WASHINGTON for "Tea In The Garden"

With the 4th of July coming Sunday,
 I wanted to set up a little tea time

I made a Lemon Pound Cake
(click for recipe)
yesterday so let's have a slice. 

Today is a beautiful June day so we can 
sit here under the deck and chat and have tea.
We will celebrate Independence Day
which was first celebrated July 4, 1776.
If you like, click on this link for a history lesson.

These are old Homer Laughlin pieces and English
Mason's Vista cups and saucers.

I dug out another area in my backyard
recently but it isn't very pretty yet as
I took plants from here and there that
aren't all that happy to be moved.  I am
glad I did it as it allowed me to
join Jeremy Fisher back with Miss Tabitha.

My garden is a bit of a 
"Popsicle  stick garden" with sticks
marking seedlings everywhere!

I do hope your summer is going well!

Please join me if you love to post
about tea time!  I am joining 
these blog parties too:


Susan said...

You've made your backyard garden as lovely as it was in Colorado! XOXO

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
I absolutely adore your Martha Washington transferware! It has brightened my day just looking at your tea setting today! So beautiful! I hope that you have a wonderful July 4th. Thank you for hosting Tea in the Garden! Karen

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Those sticks marking your seedlings sure is a good idea. So easy to forget where everything is when one gets older! That cake seems like it's an even better idea! Yum.

Curtains in My Tree said...

Oh I love this setting out in the garden. Of course I love your red transferware and Martha's teapot

You are one ambitious lady with what all you do everyday.Your new area is beautiful and I didn't expect anything different
Can't wait till I'm fully retired at home and can move things around everyday

Louca por porcelana said...

Thanks for hosting!I really love the elegant tea set!Beautiful hydrangeas too.Always a pleasure stopping by!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I always love your serene teas in the garden, Bernideen, and I would love a cup of tea and some lemon pound cake. Thank you for hosting and enjoy your time in the garden.

Margie said...

Reunited and it feels so good! I like your charming garden statues. Your red and white transferwares blend together beautifully. Thank you for hosting and Happy Independence Day!

The Victorian Girl said...

You sure are lucky to have the Martha Washington teapot! I started collecting the Homer Laughlin Currier & Ives red transferware a few years ago when I found quite a few pieces for a total of $15. I had planned to start collecting red transferware anyway. It sure made a pretty tea setting.

Vee said...

How nice that Martha herself came to the party! That is so creative of you...

Beth said...

Hi Bernideen, I love your teapot! Your cups and saucers are lovely too. Enjoyed your pretty tea in the garden.

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

What a great teapot! Such a pretty garden to drink tea in as well!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Your tea setting is quite inviting, wishing I was there to talk garden and whatever else with you. I always enjoy visiting you and your lovely house and gardens, and learning something new every time.
Your red transfer ware is perfect for the 4th. So pretty!

Denise Diffee Hall said...

I haven't been blog jumping in a long time - so glad I chose today! I think, with the rabbit in the header, the Homer Laughlin china, popsicle sticks and outdoor tea set up - that this is one of my favorite posts of yours. I will have to find time to scroll and look at all the posts I have missed! Thank you for this beautiful spot - and enjoy the summer heat!
PS - wish I could taste that pound cake!! I make lemon ones too once and awhile!


Jean | said...

Bernideen, since my new post is Homemade Blueberry Syrup or Sauce, nothing to do with tea time, I brought an older post to the party. Even when I don't put up a link, I always come to the party so I can visit with you and all my other tea ladies! Love that tea set! AND Jeremy and Tabitha and all the rest of your gorgeous garden.

Sylvia said...

Bernideen, Your yard looks lovely. To have tea outside and watch the birds at the bath must be nice. Thanks for sharing and hosting. Sylvia D.

The Charm of Home said...

How nice your Martha Washington tea is! Love the portrait of her. I found this teapot the other day at a mission store in town for $1.50! I about flipped, it is Sadler. Thanks for hosting and have a nice fourth!

Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Bernideen and happy 4th of July to you! Love your Martha Washington teapot and pretty garden setting...and your garden is looking lovely! Have a lovely week and thanks for hosting.

Sigrid Pulido said...

Dear Bernideen,
you have a lovely blog.
I'm also a tea drinker and I like your tea time decoration a lot.
Many greetings from Germany

Sigrid Pulido said...

There is something I forgot:

Happy 4th of July!


Parsimonious Perfection said...

Very pretty, Bernadine! Happy 4th!

Marilyn Miller said...

Lemon pound cake sounds delicious for this holiday season. Lovely garden views.