Friday, July 1, 2011

Green Lace Tea

Welcome for tea this week my friends.  I'm linking with Bernideen's Tea in the Garden, Sandi's Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage and Kathy's A Return to Loveliness at A Delightsome Life.
At one of the local antique shops I picked up this green lace china set, obviously not antique but I liked it and the price was cheap.
A rose from one of the carpet roses from the front in the votive holder as it is too windy for a candle,
a few juicy cherries in the heart-shaped dish,
home made strawberry rhubarb preserves in a cute little jam pot,
to have on a piece of rosemary focaccia from the bakery,
and chocolate mint tea brewed from the fresh picked herb I keep in a pot.  
A piece of the chocolate mint on the side of the Aynsley teacup I'm using today.  This mint is low growing and rarely overwinters in a pot so I may try burying the container in soil this year and piling leaves on it.
The flowers seen behind the table are annual diasia in an ornamental wheelbarrow which bloom all summer.  A little bunny is curled up having a nap.
I also want to share photos from a magazine article I did for our county coffee table publication called Footprints.  The editor assigns me a topic, I do the research, write and provide my own photos.  For the summer edition, part of the topic she wanted was  'tea in the garden' ...be still my heart, she wants an article about having tea in the garden?  I only had a few pictures of tea outdoors and was able to conjure a couple more to send but I never have people in my photos.  
This is where kind and generous bloggers will help another in need.  Carolyn in PEI at Aiken House Gardens had posted photos of her and a friend all dressed up for tea in her garden. Would she allow me to use a couple of her photos?  Of course she replied, and graciously shared a few.  As it turned out, I only sent the one of Carolyn and her friend from those she sent me and I hoped dearly it would be chosen for my article.  (The editor and team only select a few from the 10 or 12 I send them each time.)
If you follow Carolyn's blog you'll recognize the photo I'm referring to.
The right hand page is about growing your own herbs and veggies with some recipes to tie in to the tea at the bottom of the left page.  Click to enlarge the pages.
I'll be sending Carolyn a copy of the article as requested, after all, it is exciting to see yourself in print.
Thank you for joining me for tea and please visit my hosts.



27 comments:

  1. Oh my - what a wonderful publication and how kind of you to include Carolyn....your post is so lovely! Be sure and link up! Your plates are so pretty and the cup and saucer!

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  2. How exciting that you got to do this lovely article. I am a fan of Caroline's and the photo you included is a wonderful one. I will have to look for the Footprints publication. have a great day!

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  3. That is a beautiful Aynsley teacup. And what a lovely article you wrote!

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  4. I love it when things come together like this! Congratulations on the article - and to Carolyn too, for sharing her wonderful garden so easily,

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  5. A VERY LOVELY POST, I LOVE YOUR DISHES, AND YOUR TEA TABLE IS SO NICE. YOUR STRAWBERRY RHUBARB JAM LOOKS YUMMY. HOW PROUD YOU MUST BE HAVING YOUR OWN MAGAZINE ARTICLE. YOU DID A GREAT ARTICLE. HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND. RIZZI

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  6. Hi Judith,
    That looks like a lovely feature and I will look forward to seeing it!

    Thank you,
    Carolyn

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  7. Beautiful layout and congrats to Carolyn for being featured.

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  8. Congrats on the byline and what a lovely spread of an article! Carolyn's photo is perfect to compliment your other photos - I look forward to her posts, too. Always very exciting to see your name and work in print.

    Joy to you!
    Miss Kathy

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  9. Lovely setting and love the wheelbarrow and Diasia. It's very pretty.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  10. Good morning Judith,
    I stopped by to wish you a Happy Canada Day weekend and I find your tea post on here. How lovely!
    Congratulations on having your article published! The photos of Carolyn and Heather were enchanting!
    Carolyn and I were friends as little girls and Heather and I have been hanging out for over forty years now. It is a small world, after all. Have a wonderful holiday weekend, my friend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  11. Oh, I forgot to mention your teacup! It is a lovely one and I love the cut-out plates! Everything is beautiful!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  12. Judith that's one of my favorite quotes you used at the lead of your article ... and of course, who better to have wonderful "action" tea photos than Carolyn. Glad they were chosen.

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  13. Congratulations on your article! You deserve to sit down with your preserves and chocolate mint tea. Sounds delicious!

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  14. Beautiful lace china set! :)
    Adorable and fantastic pictures you share!
    Have a wonderful summer - enjoy it!! :)

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  15. What a wonderful and beautiful post. I just love those green lace pieces. You were so lucky to have found them. I have never seen them green before.

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  16. Hello,Judith!
    How lovely your arrangements of tea is! Your tea party is surely one of comforts and refinements.
    Your jam pot is very cute! Your tea time must be full of fragrance of mints! Thank you for sharing the magazine. I enlarged the page, enjoying the photos. Thank you, Judith!
    Tomoko

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  17. Judith, It is great that you got to do this article, and I do remember that photo! Good job and a good read I'm sure. I love your little jam pot and I too like chocolate mint. I wish you a wonderful week, my friend.
    Hugs, Beth

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  18. Hi Judith, what a lovely article to have published. I love your find of the green lace china. Enjoy tea in the garden.

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  19. Hi Judith, a truly lovely tea – green lace, a unique and beautiful theme!

    Congratulations on your article and what a special treat to see those photos. Love every bit of it.

    Happy new week to you! – g

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  20. This is just awesome...so glad to be back visiting everyone's fun posts.

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  21. How wonderful for you! What a terrific opportunity and you chose the perfect friend to share a picture of! She does have marvelous tea and garden photos! This looks wonderful!
    Thank you for sharing this with A Return to Loveliness!
    God Bless,
    Kathy

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  22. Your tea table looks lovely and so inviting.

    Barb

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  23. Hi Judith,
    Your garden tea is lovely and I so enjoyed to see your lacey cutout plates and the cup and saucer is so pretty. Darling pic of the pink cart with the sleeping bunny near by.
    Congrats on the beautiful magazine article with pics of friends having tea. It looks gorgeous.
    Thank you for stopping by for tea too.
    Have a lovely day.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

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  24. What a nice outdoor tea. I enjoy having tea outside with nature.

    Your table looks lovely!

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  25. Love the wheel barrow.. and the jam jar... !!! I have a similar white lace bowl where I keep the seashells I collect ;-) ;-) ...!!!

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  26. Hi Judith,
    I love your post and your blog! Nice gardening buddy too.

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  27. All the photograph which you had mentioned here was looking very beautiful. I also like to drinking tea outside at my home.

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