Thursday, August 21, 2014

Second Time Around Tea

The first time I went to pick blueberries this month they were small and it took me a long time to fill my baskets. The second time, they were huge and I was finished picking in no time.
Barrie Hill Farm is about a half hour drive and they also have pick your own strawberries, raspberries and lots of vegetables when in season.
Previously I baked a blueberry coffee cake and now some muffins that contain ground flaxseed.
My new lavender mug with a pretty handle, a replacement gift from the Etsy Shop of Antiques and Teacups. When Ruth featured these mugs I ordered one right away but sadly it arrived broken as well as my other purchase. Good customer service and the fact that there are so many treasures in her Etsy store will entice me to shop with Ruth again.
A few fresh springs of lavender tied with a bow sit atop a lavender coloured napkin with cutouts along the bottom.
I brewed some chocolate orange puerh tea and there are a couple of other lavender mugs for sharing. And of course, more muffins!
The lavender hedge is full and fragrant in early July and after cutting back all those spent stems (deadheading the plants) a second flush of blooms has already started.
The bees are happy!
The second time around for the lavender won't produce as many flowers but enough to enjoy the scent again and cut a few stems to bring indoors.
I'm linking with:
Tea Time Tuesday
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Tea in the Garden

35 comments:

  1. What a lovely tea! Your little miniature cake stand is just sooooooo cute!!! xx

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  2. Great lavenderpost and the delicious blueberry muffin as centerpiece is very tempting.

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  3. Judith, all of your lavender is just beautiful. How fun to get a second flowering. I love your touch of fresh lavender for the tea. Everything is just delightful.

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  4. Blueberry muffins are the BEST! Pretty dishes to go along with the lavender theme. So glad your lavender is flowering for the second time.
    I've been lax in trimming the first blooms here so I won't see a second one.

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  5. Blueberries and lavender are a couple of wonderful summertime delights, Judith. Your tea mugs and pot are beautiful and so "you"!

    -Karen

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  6. We used to have pick-your-own places not too far away, for both strawberries and blueberries. But they went out of business about 20 years ago! Sigh... Love the lavender decorated cup and that cute little pedestal. And yes, I've been deadheading my lavender plants to extend the season.

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  7. What a perfect tea for you, Judith, with blueberries and lavender. A friend gave me a lavender plant and I hope I have good luck with it. Yours looks beautiful and I can just imagine the heavenly fragrance. The tea sounds so interesting and I wish I could share a cup with you...along with one of your muffins!!

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  8. They are huge, Judith...juicy, flavorful wonders!!!...:)JP

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  9. Second crop of blueberries and lavender! Sounds wonderful. And so perfect for you Judith. That muffin has to be healthy with flaxseed in it. It looks delicious too. Pretty mugs and teapot, as well, all blending in with the lavender and blue theme.

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  10. A second blush on the lavender is such a treat. I love to walk down to get the newspaper and run my hand along the lavender flowers that are planted on the wall. It's my favourite scent.

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  11. Good morning, Judith. I'm breaking my rule again - and doing a few comments this morning. I'm trying to hold my blogging to once a week...haha. Anyway, I really like your lavender tea items. The tiny cupcake stand is really cute. Lavenders/purples have always been a favorite color of mine.

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  12. I love the lavender, and cannot seem to get it to grow here. I can just imagine the fragrance as you walk past. The blue berries look so delicious and fresh.

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  13. As I told you, I love lavender. This made my heart skip a beat!

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  14. I wanted to get back and pick more berries and have not yet. Should go today if it weren't so damp.

    I am so hoping that I get the same result with my drift roses that you'll have with your lavender. The buds are awfully tiny, though.

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  15. Oh the lavender is so lovely. And the cupcake (muffin) stand so cute.

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  16. Lavender cottage having a lavender tea...does it get much better than that?

    I absolutely adore lavender too. I had to start over again because there were bees nests underground under the lavender and the utility guy made us get rid of my 12 year old lavender because he couldn't read the meter. : - (

    So we planted young little ones this late spring and already they're twice the size they were.....they love the all day sun...so hoping one day I can harvest my own lavender again!

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  17. Mmmmm blueberries and lavender...love the lavender teaware and the reminder to cut our lavender back a bit although mine seems to rebloom without cutting especially this year with the rain.

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  18. I love blueberries, YUM! The lavender images are pretty, the scent is one of my favorites.. Happy weekend!

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  19. A lovely lavenderpost... beautiful idea of presentation in a mix of shades of colors, lavender blooms, details of cupcake and fruits and mugs... Amazing post! Have a sunny weekend!

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  20. The blueberry muffins look so yummy. And I love your new lavender jug and mugs.
    We are not so lucky with blueberries here as they are very expensive.

    Wishing you. Wonderful weekend

    Aida

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  21. You sweetie! Thanks so much for the kind words. Well you know I love the lavender, and I LOVE blueberry muffins! Perfect!
    Ruth

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  22. Wow--so many cute lavender mugs! I really like the teapot too--so appropriate :). The blueberry muffin looks delicious! I hope you're having a great weekend :)

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  23. I"ve beenout trimming the lavender too, but I left it a bit late so don't know if I'll get more blooms. But the fragrance was lovely while trimming.
    Love all your lavender tea accessories.

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  24. Oh your lavender hedge is absolutely stunning! : )

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  25. The photos are fabulous - love the one of the bee. Your lavender teapot is simply darling - I can almost smell the lavender from here.

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  26. Yum; blueberry muffins! I will have to make some soon. Love that sweet mug and how nice that you have the teapot to match! I can almost smell your lavender. A lovely garden you have! Thanks for joining me for tea on these busy days when we would rather be outside.

    Hugs,
    Sandi

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  27. I didn't get to pick my own blue berries..... someone did it for me. I can't wait to start cooking with them. And you KNOW I love you lavender tea things!

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  28. The blueberry muffin is so delicious looking. I love the fresh berries for they are so tasty and healthy for your. The new lavender mug is a wonderful addition to your collection. The lavender is so lovely and perfect for the second round.

    Pam

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  29. Purple and lavender -- perfect tea for you! The blueberries look so juicy they make my mouth water. Happy Tea Day!

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  30. What a beautiful lavender themed tea. Love the plant, as well as your colorful tea set and your muffins, yum! Thanks for sharing your delicious blueberries. This afternoon I took my last bag of blueberries out of the freezer and baked a pie. Will enjoy that for dinner tonight.
    Hugs and blessings, Beth

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  31. I admire your lavender plants! The muffins also look delicious!

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  32. How beautiful! But those lavender, wow! I can imagine the fragrance, so pretty too!....Christine

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  33. Love all that lavender and of course you new cup! Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

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  34. We can almost smell your lavender! I like it so much, that I simply had to pin it to my Tea Cup Tuesday Pinterest Board, linking directly to your blog post. It was is so nice sharing Tea Cup Tuesday with you. My blog is marywaldsvintageplace.blogspot.com stop by for tea cup fun, and say "hi".

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  35. Glad to hear of the good customer service with your mug -- that good old-fashioned service never goes out of style!

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