Wednesday, July 5, 2017

A LOVELY BOOK for "Tea In The Garden"

We enjoyed a beautiful June here in 
Missouri and it was much cooler
 than last year.  I was so pleased but
now that is over as July arrives
and the heat is definitely here.

I participated in a Give Away on Janet Collazo's
blog called Rosemary & Thyme and won this
lovely book which I am enjoying so much.

This book is full of table setting ideas,
 recipes and
ideas for entertaining in all four seasons.

Last year I got a Monarda plant at the
 Farmers Market and as soon as I planted it
 the next day a bunny ate off all the branches
pruning it down to the ground. It must of 
been a good thing in the end because
 this spring it was one of the first plants
 to come up again and spread like crazy.
Now I have planted over 20 plants
 all around from that one plant!

The bees sure love Monarda!

Thank you Janet!

I hope you can join my tea
 related blog party
by linking at the bottom:


Thelma said...

Hi Bernideen. Your garden is lovely. The monard plant is pretty. I have one in red. I haven't been blogging a lot lately. I've been busy with visitors and gardening. I post a lot on Instagram. It is less time consuming.
Thanks for hosting this lovely party.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Bernideen, I hope you had a lovely 4th of July holiday yesterday. Your tea table looks wonderful as usual and the book sound marvellous! You certainly have some beautiful posies growing in your garden. Love the tablecloth and your china is splendid. Thanks for hosting and enjoy your day.


ellen b. said...

Your garden is growing up nicely and is such a nice setting for tea. Congrats on winning that book. Hope the rest of your week is splendid!

NanaDiana said...

Your posts are always just so full of beauty and romance. I always feel like I am transported to a slower more gentle time of life. Thanks! Hope you have a great week. xo Diana

organicgardendreams said...

Hi Bernideen, congratulations on winning the book, it looks like a good one to have!
You have come such a long way in a very short time in your garden. It is so pretty and charming, just love it!
Thanks for hosting your tea party. I am so glad that I am able to participate after such a long time.
Warm regards,

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
Your chintz tea party is absolutely lovely today. And those white chairs are gorgeous! Love them! Amazing plants too! Thank you for visiting me and encouraging me to link up. I must apologize - I don't know why I can't get organized this year to link up regularly and visit my favourite blogspots like yours. Thank you hosting Tea in the Garden. Karen

Louca por porcelana said...

Good afternoon,Bernideen!Your garden is wonderful as ever,and your china very beautiful!Love all your pieces! I didn't know that flower,Monard,it is gorgeous.Congratulations for winning the beautiful book( I think you can write the next edition of it!)!Thanks for hosting and sharing and visiting,sweet lady!

Margie said...

Congratulations on winning Rosemary's book giveaway! I can't think of a more deserving winner.Your garden continues to provide the setting for the most charming teas. Thank you for hosting and have a great week!

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

I like Bee Balm. I'm wanting to get some in red! Your garden is very beautiful!

Marilyn Miller said...

I just love monarda, but don't have any in the garden right now. Maybe next year. Tea in the garden is always a good thing.

Beth said...

Your garden is beautiful, Bernideen. I have a lot of the red monarda. It spreads freely. The fragrance reminds me of bergamot (as in Earl Grey tea). Enjoy the rest of your summer, Bernideen!

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Congratulations on winning the book Bernideen! Your floral bouquet is beautiful, I am always so impressed with your floral arranging talent. Fresh flowers really make a special touch! Beautiful setting!

racheld said...

Simply charming, as always!

I'm glad you gave the name of that spiky flower---wanted to look it up, because it's like cleome without the little beans. So lovely.

Happy July to you!


Jean | said...

Bernideen, I'm just green with envy over your gorgeous garden! And your photos are stunning. I've got to replant the lavenders that flank the stone step to our gazebo before my next afternoon tea in that spot. For those occasions, I like to serve an extra little dessert in these crystal glasses my aunt gave me. Today it's rhubarb crumble.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Congratulations on your winning of the beautiful book, Bernideen! Your garden tea is beautiful, as always. I hope you have a beautiful weekend in your lovely garden.

The Charm of Home said...

Such a beautiful tea in the garden! Thanks for hosting!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Hello Bernideen,

What a beautiful post... I see the book went to the rightful person. I just knew you would enjoy it to the fullest and thank you for displaying it in such a pretty manner. It is where it was meant to be.

Your garden tea is lovely Bernideen. And thank you for the lovely card.