Monday, June 23, 2014

Savour the Summer Tea with Rose Chintz Cottage

Welcome friends for tea this week. Thinking ahead, I put together a post for Sandi's 'Savour the Summer' Tea since I'm posting from Ireland.
Summer is fresh and juicy strawberries that often end up on a Queen Victoria sponge cake.
This is also when carpet roses lining the front walkway begin to bloom, and continue until frost. That's my lavender hedge in the background.
Climbing 'New Dawn' rose is on an arbour at the front and also as you enter the backyard. Her delicate pink colour and fragrance is why I repeated the use of the same rose.
The red and white Johnson Brothers teacup seemed a good match for a chocolate dipped strawberry on the side. Thanks for visiting and I'll try to find time to get around to everyone else.
I'm linking with Rose Chintz Cottage for 'Savour the Summer' tea party. Thanks for hosting Sandi.

37 comments:

  1. Your roses are gorgeous Judith.... have a fun tea time party!!

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  2. Love strawberries, that cake looks so good. Pretty roses!

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  3. This is so lovely Judith! I can't wait for the fresh strawberries here. Your lavender hedge and carpet roses are gorgeous! Wow. So pretty. Enjoy your travels. Blessings, Pam

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  4. Your flowers are lovely Judith!

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  5. All so very pretty and YUMMY ! looking ! We had fresh strawberries yesterday for dessert , we like them with just a pinch of sugar on and a bit of Carnation milk and a cup of tea to wash it down with ! Thanks for sharing, Have a good day !

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  6. That chocolate dipped strawberry looks so delicious. I just planted a new lavender this year, and thought about you when I did it :) Hope you are enjoying your visit to Ireland ... land of the green. I remember the first time I flew over Ireland and Wales I thought it was a green patchwork quilt.

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  7. Your garden is lovely! Beautiful path. I love strawberries and your strawberry Victoria Sponge looks luscious! Hope you are enjoying your trip...and have an Irish banger for me!
    Ruth

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  8. You are so organized to think of us and plan ahead. Very Sweet of you. This strawberry cake is so pretty...it must be delicious.We are still waiting for local strawberries here.Have fun in Ireland! Are the strawberries ready there?

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  9. you're in Ireland?! how exciting! hope you have a wonderful time! Your roses are lovely, and so is that lavender hedge. It must smell lovely! And a Queen Victoria sponge cake sounds like something right out of Anne of Green Gables.

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  10. Well, what's not to love about your post, Judith? A beautiful garden and I adore red transferware. The chocolate dipped strawberry looks luscious. Your New Dawn rose is the perfect shade of pink; how beautiful! The Victoria sponge cake looks divine and how I could go for a piece of that! Enjoy Ireland, my friend! And thank you so much for thinking ahead and joining me for my special Summer tea party. Have a fabulous vacation!

    Hugs,
    Sandi

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  11. I hope you get to enjoy a tearoom in Ireland, Judith. I had the best scone when my beloved hubby and I were there several years ago. Your flowers look so beautiful and I'm always up for a chocolate dipped strawberry. I'm looking forward to some pics from your trip.

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  12. Good morning Judith.
    Just dropping to say hi!
    Gorgeous roses and lovely strawberries!
    I have missed your tea time party.I enjoy your heart-warming post.

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  13. Oh boy does that cake look good ... and your garden photos are gorgeous! I have always loved 'New Dawn,' which I left at my old house but wish I had transplanted!

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  14. Hi Judith,
    I hope that you are enjoying your holiday. Your strawberry shortcake looks absolutely delicious! Such beautiful pics of your flowers too!
    Take lots of photographs to share while you are away. Karen

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  15. What a great vacation to be on. Your gardens are always lovely and that strawberry desert looks fantastic.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  16. Enjoy your vacation...I know you are...:)JP

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  17. How nice of you to take a moment from your vacation to share your blossoms with us!

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  18. New dawn is gorgeous, such a soft pink. I wondered when you'd be in Ireland. I will be waiting to read all about it.

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  19. I love the pink rose! My son's climbing rose suffered quite a lot over the winter, and still no blooms on it (although the leaves look good). I can't wait for my lavender hedge to look as full as yours does ... maybe another 5 years :) Enjoy your travels Judith! Wendy x

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  20. I hope you are enjoying Ireland! Your summer tea posting is so pretty.

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  21. Thanks for ushering in summer with such lovely roses and mouthwatering strawberries. I imagine it's just as lovely in Ireland this time of year as it is here in New England. Can't wait for an update. - Vickie

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  22. Your cake is just beautiful, Judith. I'm sure it was delicious too. Your roses and lavender are beautiful. Summer is a wonderful time. Enjoy your trip!!!
    Hugs, Beth

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  23. Oh, yummy! I'd love to join you for tea in your garden, especially if I get to try some of that utterly delicious looking cake! I'm imagining having tea surrounded by lavender and roses--that must smell divine! The teacup is definitely a great match, especially with the added benefit of chocolate :)

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  24. Hi Judith: Everything looks so good. I always get hungry when I visit you. You must be an amazing cook. Your red transfer ware is perfect. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

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  25. Your roses are stunning. Enjoy your trip!

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  27. I hope you are having a wonderful time in Ireland! See you when you get back.
    Ingrid xx

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  28. Lovely garden setting for an absolutely scrumptious tea.

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  29. Your flowers are lovely, a pretty spot for your tea. The strawberry cake looks absolutely delicious! Have a happy Sunday!

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  30. That looks like a remarkable lavender hedge in the background of the one photo. As for the the strawberry dessert, it looks delicious and I scrolled back up for a second look.

    I hope you're enjoying Ireland, Judith, and I look forward to seeing your photos from the trip!

    Karen

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  31. Happy Canada Day, Judith! We just got home from the beach. We've been able to enjoy it three times so far. Summer has finally arrived here in our neck of the woods. I hear Charlottetown will have the best fire works in the country this year because of her 150th birthday. Can't wait to see photos of your trip to Ireland. Enjoy, my friend!

    Hugs,
    Sandi

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  32. Your roses are beautiful Judith! I love the cake and strawberries too!
    Sherry

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  33. Hi Judith, do I ever love your beautiful lavender and also your walkway! Beautiful! Your roses are lovely, too! It will be quite a while before mine bloom. We are so behind the season with our severe winter we had. Your strawberry dessert looks delicious! How wonderful to visit Ireland, so happy for you!
    Nancy

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  34. How lovely - I am not quite sure what I am more excited about: strawberries, chocolate, all that awesome lavender or roses....or the fact your are in IRELAND!

    Oh how I love The Emerald Isle!

    Enjoy yourself, can't wait to read all about your trip. Safe travels to you, dear friend. ♥

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  35. Your roses are gorgeous, and the strawberries...YUM!

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  36. Those 'New Dawn' roses were my husband's grandmother's favourites. I have them too.
    Your strawberry sponge looks delicious.

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  37. such a gorgeous garden ! Love the photos and the imagining...

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