A versatile herb that makes an aromatic potpourri, adds flavour to cooking and baking, can be inhaled to help calm a headache and rubbed on the skin to keep mosquitoes at bay.
Welcome friends for tea. Although there are a few ladies in Blogland that host tea parties, because I don't have the time to be polite and visit all their guests, I only participate in Sandi's Tea Time Tuesday each week at Rose Chintz Cottage and Bernideen's Tea in the Garden on Saturday. Of course with my love of Victoria magazine, I try to remember to include Kathy at A Delightsome Life for her A Return to Loveliness party each week. I hope you will visit the blogs of these lovely ladies I'm linking with.
Tea with Sandi this week is a special one as she asked to feature me, what an honour!
Our afternoon tea is set up in the tea house in the backyard and the dappled shade is casting intriguing shadows over the table.
Lavender tea is brewing in the teapot I found all the way out west in Alaska at a garden store while on our cruise last year.
I have yet to find a teacup with lavender on it so I've brought out this pretty Adderley one with the pink roses inside. The table cloth is the palest lavender damask and the napkin is one from a set that was a vintage find at a local antique store.
A few fresh lavender stems in one of my vases and an adorable fairy left in the garden one time by a friend for me to find.
A lavender tea light, also a gift from a friend.
This miniature crystal wheelbarrow was on a garage sale table calling to me. It has purple decorating sand in it.
I like making these sugar cookie butterflies, they're a perfect sweet to have with our tea.
I just found this sweet little Beatrix Potter bunny with our surname initial at the Royal Doulton store and thought she should join us too.
The weather's not too hot and it's cozy under the roof of the tea house where you can see a big pot of pink geraniums and an ornamental grass sun lit behind the table.
I enjoy serving tea to friends and I'm so happy to have found new ones with the same interest that share tea on their blog each week.