Wednesday, June 20, 2018


I love trying recipes and the
July/August issue of Victoria has
one that is really simple. I made
the Cream Cheese Danish
found on page 87.  

  I hope you are hungry and would 
love some tea.  It is actually starting
to rain right now - so let's eat up fast!
I need to say that instead of the guava
in the recipe I used Raspberry Jam.

The weather here is hot but we are
supposed to get more rain
 this week which we really need.

I have been enjoying the 1999 
Victoria book called "The
Heart of England".  I 
especially enjoy the many
 interesting quotes which 
seem to be part of Victoria's
signature style.

When speaking of English style,
this book refers to the  English 
cottage as a place where "all
 must be happily haphazard, a pro-
fusion of pattern and color....."  
the quote goes on to compare the style
 of the cottage resembling a 
cottage garden.

We have been living with a mess in
 our subdivision.  The HOA voted to 
allow a cable company to lay cable
 lines up and down the streets. 
 It has been unreal seeing huge
 front end loaders (or something
another) dig big holes in our front
 yards. Yesterday they finally filled
 two huge holes in ours and I am 
so glad as this is very distressing!

"O happy Garden! whose seclusion deep
Hath been so friendly to industrious hours;
And to soft slumbers, that did gently steep
our spirit, carrying with them dreams
of flowers,
And wild notes warbled among leafy bowers".

If you do make the danish,
  I think you
will enjoy it!

If you would like to join my tea related
blog party - just link at the bottom:
I will be joining
these other parties:
Home Sweet Home
Tuesday Cuppa Tea


kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Good morning, Bernideen! Your garden tea looks simply lovely, as always, and I would love to taste your cream cheese danish. I even have some homemade raspberry jam in my pantry to make one myself. Thank you for hosting your gentle tea party. I'm happy for you that the hole in your garden is filled in. May the rest of your week be peaceful.

Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Bernideen. My favorite Victoria book, always to hand. You must be so glad to have the cable process finished! Now you have your garden peace back! The danish looks delicious. I have never made one, I guess I am not as adventurous! The garden is lovely. Enjoy it this week!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

'Morning, Bernideen! What a charming tea setting in your garden! I absolutely love all your laces especially the one draping your tea cart. The Danish looks amazing; yum! We are finally getting some summer here today. I remember well when they were filling in our ditches here in our sub-division. As much as I disliked the mess, we were happy to have a flat front yard. Thanks for the refreshments and enjoy your rain.

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

I hat to keep repeating myself, but you always inspire me to do better in baking, table setting, decorating and all! I read that Victoria magazine and stopped short when the recipe called for guava. Now I'll try your trick of adding jam instead.

ellen b. said...

Glad you got some rain. The garden looks happy. I would love a slice of that Danish right now with my coffee.

The Victorian Girl said...

That Danish looks so good! I want a backyard just like yours!

Marilyn Miller said...

I do love the quotes in Victoria too. Beautiful garden and tea time pictures.

Louca por porcelana said...

Thanks for hosting,sweet lady!Your garden is always adorable...Gorgeous tablescape,stunning china!Love the tea cart too,that dessert looks delicious!Sending hugs,Maristella.

Margie said...

I would love a sample of your yummy Danish. Glad that your garden has been restored after the cable installations. Last year, the cable company dug up part of my parents' front yard and it took them FOREVER to refill. Thank you for hosting.


Thank you for hosting this lovely tea party and for sharing this wonderful post and recipe.
Beautiful setting for tea in the garden my friend.

Jean | said...

Bernideen, your Danish is lovely. And I have that same silver server! Don't know a thing about it, can't even remember where I got it. Sorry you had that disruption in your neighborhood. Very stressful.

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
Your tea setting is so lovely today. You inspired me to request a picket fence and I can see your lovely one in the background. Although mine is much smaller I do believe you are right - a new area for Tea in the Garden! Yay! The tea wagon is so pretty with all of your treasures. I would love a piece of danish with my tea please. I hope the cable company is done with repairing your yard. Thank you for hosting Tea in the Garden! Blessings, Karen

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Another delightful Tea post!! Such a beautiful garden setting!! Love the beautiful tea pot and tea cups!! I also like the sweet birdhouse!! I did link up a decorating post but I promise there is a tea cup and saucer in the post too!! It is Liberty Blue....