Monday, June 9, 2014

Spring Tea in the Garden

Welcome friends for tea this week. When the lily-of-the-valley were in bloom I picked a fragrant bouquet for a spring tea in the garden.
I have two teacups for us with almost the same pattern.
 A Canadian made cup by Bluebird.
This one is Queen Anne.
We're not actually in the garden, but on the deck with a view beyond through one of the glass panels.
Have a pecan tart with your tea. These were made by a friend for our garden club plant and bake sale and I bought half a dozen. 
I enjoy your company and wish to thank everyone that visits and follows my blog. Welcome to any newcomers. The weekly tea gatherings embrace a group of women that like to share tea from their home or a tea room.
I'm joining:
Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday
Ruth at Antiques and Teacups for Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Bernideen at her Tea Time Blog for Tea in the Garden
Kathy at A Delightsome Life for A Return to Loveliness
Thank you to each of my gracious hosts, I hope you will visit them and their guests.

39 comments:

  1. What a lovely tea in the garden.

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  2. What a lovely tea in the garden.

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  3. Your lily-of-the-valley teacups are beautiful, and the pattern looks the same to me except for the intensity of the colors being slightly different. It's always fun to see the same pattern featured on different shapes of teacups!

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  4. The tea cups are lovely. I have one lonely lily of the valley. I should plant more. Pecan pie is a holiday favorite here. Your tarts look pretty delicious.

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  5. The teacups are just beautiful, Judith! And I love Pecan Pie, so I'll bet I'd really like those tarts. Your Lily of the Valley tops off the table nicely!

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  6. And where do you allow your lovely lily of the valley to grow? I am having such a tough time eradicating them and it even pains me to say that I am trying.

    Beautiful tea time! I would so enjoy it...the pecan tarts look so delicious and the tea cups are both so pretty. It is the conversation, though, that I would most enjoy.

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  7. So pretty. Now I'm singing "lilly of the valley decked my garden wall."

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  8. Lily of the Valley AND pecan tarts - I'd be in heaven!

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  9. Oh I LOVE this..so beautiful and fun! (Thank you for loving frogs too).. Michelle

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  10. Oh goodness Judith, those lily of the valley teacups are just beautiful. I can almost smell the flowers and sure do miss their delightful scent down here in Texas.

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  11. I do love lily-of-the-valley and your teacups are just beautiful! Those tarts look good too and would be lovely with a cup of tea. Wish I could join you and look out at your beautiful garden. Thank you for coming to tea, Judith.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  12. Such a pretty tea, Judith. Lily of the valley is the flower for my birth month. I was looking at an old photo of my 9th birthday where there was a small bouquet of them on the table. Now, I grow them too.

    Karen

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  13. Hi Judith,
    Your tea is absolutely gorgeous today and how I love Lily of the Valley flowers and china patterns. So perfect! Happy June! Karen

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  14. Pecan tarts...oh my! All of your beautiful china is lovely...but the tarts caught my eye! I must be hungry! Any left? heehee! Hugs!

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  15. What a beautiful table you have set...the Lily of the Valley are so lovely and those pecan tarts look scrumptious!

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  16. Lovely Judith! I love lilies of the valley. How nice you have 2 teacups! Pecan pie or tarts is one of my favorite desserts. Didn't have it until I lived in a dorm for my first semester of grad school and it was served in the cafeteria. Love at first bite! Thanks for sharing and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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  17. I love lily of the valley -- my birth flower. Your tea cups are lovely. Pecan tart -- I'll be right over! ;) Happy TEa Day!

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  18. I adore lily-of-the-valley and this is a great tea especially those tarts!

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  19. Judith, what a lovely setting for tea time! I always enjoy your postings. The lily of the valley bouquet is so delicate and reminds me of walks in the woods from my childhood. I love the very pretty teacups and saucers in this pattern and know you enjoy using them this time of year! Have wonderful week!

    pam

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  20. Tea looks so delicious. We were busy today and missed our tea in the gazebo. The lily of the valley cups are perfect for this time of the year.

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  21. Tea looks so delicious. We were busy today and missed our tea in the gazebo. The lily of the valley cups are perfect for this time of the year.

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  22. Oh, Judith! I just bought some pips and hope they grow!!!...:)JP

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  23. I think lily of the valley is one of my favorite flowers, so simple yet elegant! Love your teacups and the tarts look so good! A beautiful spring tea!
    Nancy

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  24. Your photo of lily of the valley really caught my eye - that is such a beautiful photo of them. Your tea cups are adorable too.

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  25. Love that big bunch of lily of the valley. It smells so good! so nice to have those beautiful cups to go with the flowers. The pecan tarts look yummy too.

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  26. Your tea is so pretty this week. I really enjoyed comparing the lovely fresh lily of the valley with the teacups. Those pecan tarts look delicious!

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  27. Your LofV are beautiful and your two teacups (one for you, one for me) are gorgeous!

    You are a great gardener, Judith - My LotV don't get very tall and haven't spread much at all yet.

    Sure wish all these springtime heavenly blooms could stick around a little longer!

    Lovely teatime, ma'am!

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  28. Hi Judith, I love your Queen Anne tea cups collection. I love the exquisitely-dainty lily of the valley bouquet, so perfect for the tea cups. We are so unfortunate in terms of tea cup patterns here in OZ as they are limited.
    Hope you have a good week.

    Blessings,
    Aida

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  29. I bet the lily-of-the-valley smell heavenly!

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  30. Hi Judith,
    Lovely tea and I love lily of the valley too.

    Hope your spring is going well.

    Carolyn

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  31. How lovely! I love Lily of the Valley, and that you have it in your garden is great! I should try growing it. I love your tea cups! I got one for my friend last year for her bday as it is her favorite flower. Those tarts look so yummy!

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  32. Beautiful! Yummm tarts, tea, and lovely lily of the valley!

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  33. How delightful! What an impressive bunch of lily-of-the-valley. And the china is beautiful.
    Have a lovely week!
    Ingrid

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  34. Beautiful china and your lilies-of-the-valley are wonderful. Must have been a lovely tea in the garden with these delicious tarts.
    I will be a new follower.

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  35. I did not realize there were so many different tea cups featuring lily of the valley as we have seen over the past few weeks. But lily's of the valley are such a lovely flower... no wonder. And your tarts look so good!

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  36. Lily of the Valley is just such a HUGE favorite! I just love them. I planted some little bulbs last year and the naughty squirrels ate every bulb. I love the smell of them. Your post is just wonderful Judith!

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  37. I love lilies-of-the valley . They grow profusely in our woods and they are just now beginning to show signs of blooming.

    The lily teacup is so pretty, especially filled with the flower it is adorned with.Perfect for this time of the year.

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  38. What lovely lily of the valley blossoms, fresh and on your tea cups! I have been gone for awhile, and it is lovely to see you again at Tuesday Cuppa Tea. I am adding you to my Bloglovin' reader, so I can visit your garden. Enjoy your tea and your blossoms! ~Mary

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  39. Oh, my! Your Lily of the Valley's are so lovely - gorgeous teacup and beautiful post! I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
    Kathy

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