Wednesday, April 4, 2018

A CUP OF TEA WITH BEATRIX POTTER for "Friends Sharing Tea"

Today I am being naughty. 
 Yes, this is a repost of photos 
from 2014 so
 I hope you
 love Beatrix Potter like I do 
and then you won't mind.

Sometimes time seems to fly faster and
that's my excuse.  

I think I have shared these two cups and
saucers numerous times as they are
definitely in my favorites box.  They
just remind me so much of springtime.

I am remembering how much fun it
was setting up this little vignette
back in Colorado.  I am looking
forward to having a Beatrix Potter
"Tea In The Garden" in the future.

Early last week I had planted some
 daffodils in my porch birdbath
 with crocus and primroses.  Then it
turned so cold, I had to 
bring it in the house. 
 These things happen - right?

Regardless of the weather there are always
fun things we can do when waiting for
warm weather to really arrive: 
 reading, baking, crafting, sewing
 and how about this:  write a letter
 to some elderly non computer person. 
 Now that would be a lovely gesture.

I tried to figure out how to delete the
old 2014 comments at the bottom
 but could not for which I apologize! 


Carolyn said...

So sweet! I adore the tablecloth!!!


Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Bernideen,
This is our worst winter in a very long time; snowstorm after snowstorm and blizzards! I am so ready for springtime! Your tea table is such a treat set with your lovely teapot; one of my favourites, and the BP figurines. I love Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddleduck! They are really darling! Happy Birthday, my friend, and may it be a blessed one indeed. Thank you for hosting and joining me for Tea Time.


Vee said...

You are making your age look great, Bernideen! I'd never imagined. I am also turning "the big one" this year (as is John) and I'm not counting anymore either. Your tea time things are always so charming. And I am jealous to know that all your snow is so soon gone.

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Your tea time table is just beautiful this week....that gorgeous teapot in the center of the table really caught my eye! Happy 65th birthday will be my turn in late April...where does the time go! Have a wonderful week...hugs, Penny

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Dear Bernideen,
is it really your birthday party? Congratulations and many good wishes for the coming year. Your Beatirx Potter figurines are so sweet. What a fun to set a table with them. They are so carefully painted, so cute. Its really a special setting. Thank you for sharing this special moment and for hosting this sweet event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Barbara said...

It's lovely and I like the spoon with the teapot handle. Now 65 is young from someone who is finding it hard to come to terms with 75!

The Victorian Girl said...

So many pretty things-the teapot, the tablecloth and those adorable Beatrix Potter figurines.

I'm 2 years behind you on the big birthday, but have never worried about the "increasing" numbers. I just say that my children sure are getting old!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Happy birthday Bernideen! I love Beatrix Potter. And the hand-embroidered tablecloth is truly a treasure. Thanks for hosting.

Country Gal said...

All so very pretty . I also collect the little cottage tea pots have quite a few different ones some from England and some from our antique shops . Susan Branch is a big collector of Beatrix Potter . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

Country Gal said...


Antiques And Teacups said...

Happy birthday Bernideen! I'm a year ahead of you...faced it, and SURVIVED! As you will with dash and aplomb! I LOVE your figurines! What a charming tea table they set! Congratulations on your milestone and many more!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I had forgotten your birthday is this month too Bernideen, it's not on my calendar as I suppose I couldn't figure out which day for sure. Perhaps you'll send me an email with the date please?
Having the 'big one' sounds ominous, but you're only as old as you feel! Perhaps another BP figurine would ease the number, or tea out at a tearoom like I requested?
Wishing you a happy birthday no matter what you decide.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Happy happy birthday dear Bernideen!
Don't worry it's only a number - it's all about how you feel! I've gone way past you and it doesn't worry me a scrap!
You have chosen a beautiful gift to celebrate your milestone - such gorgeous Beatrix Potter figurines!
I've fallen in love with your two little English cottage tea pots - what an amazing china collection you have - lucky girl!!! YES I still think of myself as a girl!
Joining you this week for tea

ellen b. said...

Ahh yes 65 is creeping up on me. Happy Birthday to you and good for you to treat yourself to some B.P. figurines. I love my collection.

Beth in NEPA said...

Happy Birthday Bernideen. I hit that number a few years ago and survived it. As some say... It is only a number. I love that table cloth.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh Bernideen, I'm turning 65 this month, too!! I can't believe it, either. You'll have to let me know which day your birthday is. You, Judith and I are all February birthdays.
What a lovely gift for you in the Beatrix Potter figurines. You deserve it, my friend, and a great big Happy Birthday to you. xxoo

The Charm of Home said...

Happy Birthday! I love the Beatrix Potter figures!

Beth said...

Happy Birthday, Bernideen! Glad you got your little figurines. They are sweet. :)

Karen said...

Happy Birthday Bernideen! I do hope that you were able to go out for lunch or dinner or even tea today! Your Beatrix Potter figurines are so sweet. I especially adore that teapot today. Oh, it is a beauty! Thank you for hosting tea today! Have a Happy Birthday Week! Karen

Two Cottages And Tea said...

Happy Birthday! So glad you got those darling figurines! Such a lovely tea with all your pretties.
Blessings for your 65th!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Happy birthday! I really had a nice time having tea with all your beautiful china. And as I love everything Beatrix Potter, it was a real treat !

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Happy Birthday Bernideen. Your post is beatuful and the Beatrix Potter figurines are such a sweet touch. It all reminds of spring. 65 is a great age. Thanks for hosting.

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Bernideen,
Happy, Happy Birthday!!! I hope when you blow out the candles, that your wish comes true.
I am a huge Beatrix Potter fan too and I could never tire of seeing those sweet little figures. Remember the Peter Rabbit Tea I had for my grandchildren in the summer?
You made such a wonderful setting and I bet I am not the only one who wishes they could stop by for your tea and wish you the best, Ruthie

Terri said...

Happy 65th Birthday Bernideen! You are such a special soul! Here you are celebrating your 65th with a Beatrix Potter theme tea, which only goes to prove that you are as old as you feel....and you must be feeling pretty young! To delight in such whimsy and Bea! I love all your figurines, they are just so delightful to look at! I too, love Beatrix, and the world she created. You are in fine company with her : )
May you have many many more lovely years of tea time and loved ones.

Susan said...

What a lovely collection of Beatrix Potter pieces you have--I'm so jealous! Happy Birthday, Bernideen and enjoy your day to the fullest, XOXO

relevanttealeaf said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday, Bernideen! The "big one" for me was turning 60. I was feeling sad at the realization that more years were behind me than ahead of me, until one day when I was out on a walk the Lord helped me realize that some people never live to see 60. I decided right then and there to be grateful for every birthday that's granted to me, and I've celebrated seven more birthdays since with great joy! Birthdays definitely beat the alternative! ;-)
I love your Beatrix Potter figurines. I don't have any, so I may have to remedy that some day soon! ;-)
Blessings, Phyllis

Marilyn Miller said...

Happy Birthday to you! Make each day extra special. I hope you have something most wonderful planned for this very extra-ordinary day? For my 60th I threw myself a tea party for my best friends. For my 70th I took myself to San Francisco for 3 days just to celebrate myself and life achievements. Celebrate each day.
Oh I love your Beatrix Potter figurines so much and have been tempted at times, but have resisted.
Celebrate fully just who you are.

Carolyn said...

Happy Birthday and great idea to treat yourself!

Thank you for hosting,

Veronica Roth said...

Dearest Bernideen, I hope you have the best and most wonderful 65th year ahead of you. It's a great time to be alive, (despite the rotten winter). Your table looks like a storybook and I think that being child like and having this fantasy tea and playing with lovely figurines is exactly what I would love to do. Much love and happiness to you. :)

Joy said...

Happy Birthday! love your new figurines, and your tea table is beautiful.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Happy birthday, Bernideen. Your table is so pretty, and I love Beatrix Potter.

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday, Bernideen! Your tea table is delightful. Love the Beatrix Potter figures. I would love to join you for tea to celebrate #65. I celebrated #66 in January. '-)

Martha's Favorites said...

Happy Birthday! I love your table. Your Beatrix Potter figurines are so cute. Have a great year! Blessings, Martha

Kathy said...

Well, Happy Belated Birthday my dear friend! This is a marvelous way to celebrate - your new figurines are so charming - Beatrix Potter is such a delight! I am delighted to share that your post will be featured in this week's A Return to Loveliness,

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Happy belated birthday sweet Bernideen! I love this darling tea. I adore Beatrix Potter and you have such a beautiful collection. Your table cloth is gorgeous! I love the little bird scene! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Tea in the Library said...

Happy Birthday! Blessing for the year to come. I have a small collection of RD bunnykins and a few Beatrix Potter pieces. I love them for their own sweet selves and for the memories they bring. Each was a gift from my daughters. We were very lucky to have had an old set of Beatrix Potter books which I read to the girls so often I swear Jemima Puddle Duck recognized ME. This is so darling I'm making it my Pick of the Week for SYC on my post Welcome to the World

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Bernideen! It is a dreary day indeed here on the Island today but your tea is very charming and reminds me of warmer days to come. I love your whimsy and all your figurines! It just brings a smile. I guess we both were thinking alike this week because I incorporated some whimsy into my post as well. Daffodils would not survive the cold weather we're having right now but soon that will change. Thank you for a lovely party and enjoy your day. Blessings...Sandi

Anonymous said...

This post just made me smile. Growing up in Puerto Rico I never heard of Beatrix Potter. It was not until the movie came out that I heard of her and then started doing more research only to fall in love with her talent and myriad of beautiful and delightful characters. And what a beautiful collection you have collected. :)

Anonymous said...

P.S Happy Birthday! I hope it is everything you wanted to be. Enjoy!

Jean | said...

Bernideen, thank you for hosting. Hope you like my Hazelnut Shortbread. I adore Beatrix Potter so didn't mind seeing that again. I have the same little figurine of Peter's three sisters! A friend who came to tea years ago gave it to me.

Zaa said...

This is such a charming post and I love the Beatrix potter chinaware... It’s so whimsical ... What a beautiful rose teapot... They don’t make them like that anymore ... I am so partial to hand embroidered table cloths...There is always so much eye candy in your posts and I LOVE IT .. infact, I could sit here having tea for quite some time .. You might not be able to get rid of me . I do enjoy tea parties with all my Peter Rabbit friends... Too cute !!! Such a SWEET POST ...Thank You !!! xoxox

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I never mind seeing a repost, Bernideen! My mind wouldn't remember anyway, except that I know those photos were from your Colorado home. I always love seeing your pretty tea pieces and your gorgeous linens...sigh! Thank you for hosting, my friend, and I hope you had a wonderful Easter.

The Victorian Girl said...

I could see this post over and over again, so don't worry about making excuses for repeating it! So many cute BP figurines and I would love to study all the details in that tablecloth.

Curtains in My Tree said...

Yes I love Beatrix Potter items and loved the movie which I have watched several times about her life.

Your tea parties are the pretties and love that big teapot.
I think it will be awhile before we can have tea outside

Louca por porcelana said...

Hi dear Bernideen!What adorable post!You have a treasured collection,so sweet...Love your gorgeous teapot and that beautiful embroidery cloth.Thanks for hosting!Hugs!Maristella.

Margie said...

I'm a Beatrix Potter fan so I enjoyed your charming tea party. The other day, I saw the trailer for the new Peter Rabbit trailer. Thanks for hosting!

xinex said...

I love that! Perfect for spring....Christine

A Brit in Tennessee said...

I love seeing your Beatrix Potter table setting, there is nothing sweeter than those characters.
Snow is once again predicted for saturday, makes it hard to follow your gardening plans, but I'm hoping this is the last of it.
Stay well dear friend.

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

I never mind seeing repost many are mean to reshare since many might not have seem them. So many pretty things as the teapot, the tablecloth and those adorable figurines. What a charming tea party.

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

I hope it was OK I added my post...I'm using teacups as a bird's nest holder. If not you can remove.

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

You have a sweet collection of Beatrix Potter characters! They are so fun on your tea table!

Bev said...

Hi!I'm so happy I've found your blog. I am a huge Beatrix Potter fan! Her illustrations are so adorable. Happy belated birthday!