Monday, June 24, 2013

Tea in My Garden Party

Welcome friends for tea this week.  Terri at Artful Affirmations has been planning a Tea in the Garden Party for weeks, and I can't wait to see what she's done.
We'll mosey down to the tea house by the pond for our tea today.
The waterlilies are covering most of the surface of the pond which helps to shade and keep the water cool for the resident goldfishes and frogs.
Part of the tea house garden with the hummingbird magnet, Weigela 'Red Prince' in bloom.
 I found these cute teapot hooks at Michaels and hung a gift from the grand's on this one.
 A pretty filigree heart with a pink ribbon hangs on the other.
I've shown my teapot wind chime before, a gift from my garden club.
The afternoon shade in the teahouse is perfect for tea with a friend.
I wanted to show off the linen butterfly topper hubby recently bought for me.  It's adorable with pink and purple butterflies.  There's a bowl of fresh picked strawberries with green tea brewing and a bouquet of fragrant peonies from my garden.
I'm glad you stopped in on this beautiful day to join me for tea.  Pour yourself a cup and please visit my hosts and their guests.
Tea Time Tuesday with Sandi.
Tuesday Cuppa Tea with Ruth.
Tea in the Garden with Bernideen.

43 comments:

  1. A wonderful garden to have tea in. Love your decorations, teapots, and that beautiful table cover.

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  2. You have a beautiful garden and your pond would be lovely to sit by while enjoying a cup of tea. Have a wonderful day :) Hugs!

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  3. Looks so cool and refreshing in this setting - this is lovely Judith!!!

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  4. Judith, your back garden is so lovely and the tea house is such a wonderful place to enjoy the views of your flowers along with a cup of tea. Just beautiful!

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  5. Hi Judith,

    I wish I could join you for this most lovely and peaceful tea! I can only imagine the sweet fragrance of those pretty pink peonies! Miss them, so! You've set a charming table, thanks for sharing!

    Poppy

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  6. I love it....nothing better than lunch/tea with friends, and then outside - even better!

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  7. Judith I'm swooning over your teahouse!! it looks so peaceful and welcoming. and your teapot decor is so darling. Loving the purple butterflies on your table cloth!! Thank you for sharing a little teatime today.. Hugs and blessings, C. (HHL)

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  8. Wonderful Judith! You do have such alovely garden. I love your teapot hooks and sign. So cute! The arbor is gorgeous....perfect for an alfresco cuppa. The butterfly topper is darling! What a sweet husband! Thanks for sharing your garden tea and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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  9. How cute is your tea house!! I love it! I really like your teapot wind too ~ now that is cute! Your husband has a good eye for tablescaping pieces :)

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  10. Would love to have tea in such a pretty garden!

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  11. Ohhhh...if only I could! Cyber visiting is the next best thing. Your garden and all its features are so charming. Sweet little tea cup hooks and your husband gave such a lovely gift in the butterfly topper.

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  12. What a darling pond in your backyard, Judith, and that tea house; you have a little piece of heaven there! I can just imagine how good those peonies smell and your tea is so pretty set up in your tea house. Wish I could jump through the screen and visit you. Thank you for sharing and coming to tea. We're finally getting our Summer here now too.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  13. Hi Judith,
    Your tea time looks so inviting. I just love your table cloth.... your hubby is quite a keeper! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful garden.
    Take care,
    Karen

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  14. Your garden is beautiful. The tea table looks elegant and inviting.

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  15. Hi Judith, Your pond is so beautiful. Love your tea house too. What a great place to enjoy a cup of tea, or a glass of iced tea on a hot day. Love your butterfly topper too. A perfect tea for an early summer day!
    Hugs, Beth

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  16. Judith, your garden is so lovely. I love your pond with the waterlilies. The teapot hooks are perfect for your outdoor gardens, I love those. Gorgeous topper with the butterflies. What a great outdoor entertaining space. Thanks for the tour.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  17. Oh what a beautiful serene garden you have! Your tea house is a wonderful spot for tea time. The table looks lovely with your new topper. It is beautiful! What a nice gift from your hubby!
    Everything looks so lovely. That is a really lovely tea cup too.
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  18. Hi: Your garden looks so pretty. I love the tea party, especially the butterflies. Thanks so much for joining us today. Blessings, Martha

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  19. What a lovely tea house, and the butterfly topper is so charming. Love it all, the teapot hooks, the pond is so pretty, the wind chimes. All of it, God Bless...

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  20. Hi Judith,
    What a perfect place to enjoy tea outdoors! Your tea house looks so welcoming and peaceful. How nice of your hubby to gift you with that darling tea cloth. Your sign from the grand kids is such a sweet touch. My daughter-in-law just gave me a white teapot hanger like yours, so cute! I'm sure you will have many more lovely teas in your tea house this summer!
    Hugs..Nancy

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  21. That pretty pictures! I really like this beautiful garden!

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  22. It's great to see different parts of your garden ... love all the tea realted additions.

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  23. I'm very jealous of being able to have tea in the garden -- it's just too darn hot here. Love your tea house and the pond and your fun *tea* inspired decor. Marvelous butterfly gift from your hubby. I'll have some tea and strawberries now -- maybe a good book too!

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  24. Your garden is looking lovely. Valerie

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  25. Hi Judith!
    Your garden pond is so beautiful with the lily pads blooming and I love the butterfly table topper. Thank you for sharing a lovely tea.
    ~Clara

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  26. Lovely photos. I love that Butterfly topper, very pretty.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  27. Such a lovely tea and yummy strawberries with my favorite green tea...with a lovely setting and lovely hostess...I will have to remember to stop daily for tea in the afternoon in the gazebo or patio...whichever is skeeter free.

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  28. How absolutely beautiful, Judith! What a special spot for tea and a bowl of strawberries. Your pond is gorgeous with the water lilies. Thanks for sharing the splendor.

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  29. I like your shade I think I would show this ot hubby and ask him to build it for me hehe. Your garden is beautiful too.

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  30. Judith,
    Your garden is really pretty and I love the tea house!
    Sherry

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  31. Wow.. how beautiful this post was.. I loved it...love, love your garden..

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  32. You have such a lovely garden Judith, and I love all the special areas in it. I really like the idea of a little tea house! I think I'll have to keep this idea in my head for "someday". All the little chimes and hooks and gifts are so cute ... you're a very lucky lady ;) Wendy

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  33. Judith, you have prepared a lovely tea in your incredible garden and tea house.

    Your pretty butterfly tablecloth was certainly a sweet blessing from your husband - and I adore the tea-themed gift from the grands.

    Happy Tea Tuesday.

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  34. Gosh Judith, I'm so glad you got out today for a lovely tea in the garden. Your shade house is the perfect place. Is it very warm out East? It's still rather cool and manky here in the West. I do hope we get some sunshine before I leave for England. I also love your little pond and waterlilies. My late aunt always had water lilies but couldn't keep the goldfish because the raccoons always got them. Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week. :)

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  35. Just love the Tea pot chime and the Hanger ... sweet butterflies you can never go wrong and purple and pink what more could you ask for lovely Garden and Tea..ty for sharing with love Janice

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  36. Lovely garden those strawberries look good.
    Merle.......

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  37. I love your garden and know I would feel right at home there. I think you must be the perfect hostess , making sure your guests feel at home and special. I think best of all, your grandchildren find your home a haven, a place of love & joy ! Beautiful.

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  38. HI Judith! What breathtaking gardens you enjoy - so lush and serene and the perfect setting for a teatime repast! It is wonderful that you have the opportunity to share such enchantment and beauty with your grandchildren - what a legacy you have given them!
    Joy!
    Kathy

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  39. What a delight it would be to join you in your lovely location, for some tea & treats, Judith!
    Your new tabletopper is very pretty & I know you, of all people, will get plenty of use out of it. Your hubby knows you well. LOL

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  40. Wow, can't believe your husband found that gorgeous topper -- so perfect for you! And of course I adore all these garden scenes ... your teapot hooks are perfect there!

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  41. Gorgeous garden. The lily pads are wonderful. I think the butterfly table topper your husband bought you is wonderful! What a great hubby!
    Karen

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  42. Hi, Judith,
    I am so happy to have tea in your beautiful garden today! Thank you for your warm hospitality! Your decorations, tea set, and that table cloth are all lovely!

    Hope you enjoy early summer.

    Tomoko


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  43. What a gorgeous, serene setting, Judith - LOVE it! I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
    Kathy

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