Welcome for tea this week my friends. We'll have it in the tea house, even though it is a bit windy but the sun is shining which makes it a beautiful day.
Deep pink phlox, purple coneflower and rudbeckia are flowering beside the tea house and there's a large pot of geraniums sitting on top of the bird bath.
A white porcelain teacup rimmed in gold will hold a cup of refreshing green tea.
Beside the cup and saucer is a vintage linen tea napkin.
Generally when I attend a garden tea party, I like to wear a pretty dress and my favourite straw hat. It's made by Bonnielle, a Canadian woman with expert know-how.
A couple of weeks ago, hubby and I took a drive to a town north of us to walk through the little shops and along their water front. Inside one of the stores that sold clothing was also a large selection of hats to wear to garden parties, weddings and any other time a woman feels like dressing up. How I wish I'd been to this store before the Victorian Garden Tea I attended just the week before.
I chose a fairly plain white organza hat that will go with any of my summer wear.
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A closer look at the hat; the organza is stitched to form a large flower at the front.
How we girls still like to dress up! Growing up, females entering a church always wore a hat on their head and we also had white gloves then too. As a young girl, it was too much fussing but now it's a lot of fun. Some older women still wear beautiful hats to church and other occasions and I admire them for keeping the fashion alive.
Thanks for joining me for tea. How about you? Are you wearing fancy hats for garden tea parties and other events?
I'm linking with Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday, Kathy at A Delightsome Life for A Return to Loveliness and Bernideen at her Tea Time Blog for Tea in the Garden on Saturday.