Monday, May 16, 2011

Tea Parties in the Garden

Welcome for tea today my friends.  I'm linking with Sandi for Tea Time Tuesday, Kathy's A Return to Lovelines and Bernideen's Tea in the Garden Saturday #3 which will fall on May 21. 
It is still cool here, darn near cold in fact but I wanted to set a tea table outside for a couple of reasons.  Of course Bernideen's tea is supposed to be outside anyway and a magazine article I'm working on will include a segment about tea in the garden.  The serviceberry is in full bloom right now and has conveniently provided a white lacy background for my pink tea that is actually set up on the deck.
A bouquet of lightly scented pink carnations graces the table along with a pink pearl birdie.
The exquisite Lavender Rose by Royal Albert teapot  is ideal for a fancy tea.
There are some sugar cookies under the glass dome to have with Earl Grey tea today and it's piping hot to warm our hands.
Thank you for visiting and I hope you'll join my hosts and their guests for tea as well.


  1. Hi Judith,

    Your Serviceberry bush is so lovely in bloom. I am dreaming of tea outside on the patio, but it has been raining here since Saturday. I adore your Lavender Rose teapot - so elegant. Thank you for such a lovely post.

  2. Hello Judith,
    Oh my, what a beautiful bush! Your Lavender Rose teapot always looks just right and the battenburg lace topper is lovely underneath it all! Such a pretty tea! Thank you for joining me for tea and I hope you have some lovely days ahead this week to spend time in your garden.


  3. Hi Judith, your tea table looks lovely with the beautiful blossoms as a backdrop. It certainly is cold and rainy here in N.B. - only 5 degrees today! I hear the weather will change on Wednesday for the better! I love your teapot too.

  4. Hi Judith,
    How lovely to have tea in view of your gorgeous Service Berry. Do you use it's berries? Ours is still too small to get many.
    Your tea table looks beautiful as always, love that pot! and a pile of fun books, looks like a good way to spend a few hours, hope you get some sun to enjoy it!

  5. Hi Judith,
    I love your serviceberry tree- we just planted an Autumn Brillance one in out garden and I hope it blooms as good as yours in a few years!
    That is a lovely spot to have tea and I hope it warms up for us all soon.


  6. Hi Judith! Your serviceberry is beautiful! I am loving this setting for tea - both the outdoor setting, and your table setting. Your teapot is lovely, so elegant.
    Blessings and hugs to you, dear sweet friend,

  7. The flowers look amazing! Thanks for your comments today. I was just hopping over here too! Your teapot is so regal looking, I love it very much. Do have a great week. ~ Trish

  8. Your table looks wonderful, Judith.
    Such a pretty setting.

  9. Hello Judith,
    your wonderful blooming Serviceberry makes a perfect background for this tea time in the garden. I also love the Royal Albert Lavender teapot. Love the tiny roses on it. Although it is chilly here, too, it was nice to sit with you outside and listen to the singing birds. Not only the hot tea warmed my heart at this tea time. Thank you for having me for tea.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  10. Thank you for inviting us to join you - it looks absolutely beautiful, Judith!

  11. A delightful outdoors tablescape with such a picturesque view of that serviceberry bush in flower, it would have to be like snowflakes with a soft breeze blowing.I too have the Royal Albert Lavender Rose collection, just so quaint and dainty. All lovely!

  12. It has been rather cool and wet this week Judith but your tea does look lovely and welcoming. V

  13. Hi Judith,
    Your outdoor tea table looks so inviting, even if the weather is chilly it's always lovely to drink tea in the fresh air.
    I recently acquired a Lavender Rose tea cup & Saucer and featured it in my post this week too.
    Maggie @ Normandy Life

  14. Everything look so pretty! Your tea set is lovely and the flowers are all so beautiful! Have a wonderful day!

  15. I am amazed to see how wildly varied the weather has been for so many- we have been blessed with cooler temps - but I believe it is going to be warmer this weekend - Lovely serviceberry - didn't know they bloomed so beautifully! Thank you for sharing this with A Return to Loveliness,

  16. Such a pretty place for afternoon tea...

  17. They are lovely photographs. Can't wait to come back to peruse some more ~ Alexandra


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