Thursday, July 23, 2015

Tea on Thursday and a Garden Tour

This past weekend I attended a tour of gardens in the Wasaga Beach area. Friends had their home on the tour and I thought I'd share my photos of their place - starting with the thyme lawn out front. I only wish it had been in bloom for it would have been so pretty.
Enjoy the photos, I don't need to jump in with any text.
A friend came for tea yesterday and I baked madeleines for our treat. I love the stainless steel shaker I have with icing sugar to coat the little tea cakes.
Limoges and Adderly lavender teacups with vintage linen napkins. Our tea selection was Paris Afternoon.
Madeleines are so easy to make and my recipe produces 24, using two baking pans. The recipe can be found in my 'recipes' page under the header.
Happy Gardening, Take Time for Tea.

35 comments:

  1. Hello Judith, what a lovely garden tour. The front lawn is landscaped beautifully. And I love the arbor, the sculptures and the gorgeous flowers. And your treats look delicious. Beautiful images! Enjoy your day!

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  2. So very lovely... the garden tour and the lavender tea!

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  3. All of it just beautiful! I love gorgeous gardens and tea time too. You have encouraged me to consider making madeleines more often.

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  4. As always a wonderful respite for the week. And, oh my, but the Madeline cakes look so delicious. I haven't made any in a while. I'll have to get my pan out and make some soon! Thank you!

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  5. That garden has some beautiful features in it. Your tea time looks wonderful with the lavender tea cups and the madeleines. I have a pan but I've never succeeded at making them. (I only tried once)

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  6. Each photo set was more beautiful than the next! I loved the garden tour and the little unexpected touches like the little fairy. The lavender tea made me gasp aloud. Those lavender hand embroidered and crocheted napkins are exquisite!

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  7. Thank you for sharing this lovely garden with us. Your friend has some beautiful flowers and a real eye for colour and texture!

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  9. A lovely garden tour! Lots of interest there in the different flowers, rocks, and the arbor. What a wonderful tea time too. I love your purple Adderly teacup and I see you have brought out your Lavender Rose teapot. The glass plates are sweet too. Enjoy your time with your family.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  10. I love seeing the garden pictures. We have had so much rain that our garden is not doing well. Lovely tea table set.

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  11. Hi! just found your blog and it is so lovely! Beautiful pictures in this post and love everything to do with tea! I have tea parties with my girls a lot. Loved your table setting too. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Blessings,
    Jill

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  12. Lovely and YUMMY all at the same time lol ! Thanks for sharing wonderful post and photos ! Have a good weekend !

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  13. What a lovely garden. I especially liked the birdcage and the garden totem. Did she make the totem herself?

    Love the purple teacups! Last month, I saw a couple of Limoges teacups at our local thrift store but I didn't get them because I was trying to be good. Now I'm kicking myself for letting them go!

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  14. What a beautiful property! I spied the delphiniums right away - one of my favourite flowers... Your tea and Madeleines look delicious -what a special treat!

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  15. Lovely gardens and a lovely tea!
    Thank you for visiting me. Lavender is a favorite fragrance of mine so I knew a blog called Lavender Cottage would be a special treat to visit! And I was right!!

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  16. What lovely gardens you've shared, Judith! The tea with Madeleines would be a dream! I've never made them, but would love to try your recipe sometime.

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  18. Oh a thyme lawn, I've only read about them...I wonder how many flats of groundcover that would take...I have a few spots of thyme around here, and it's pretty slow growing...but could you imagine? We could start a drought trend here....lol. And make all of the neighbors jealous of our green lawn...that only looks like grass from a distance.

    Madelaines....oh I'm happy to hear that they are easy to make...I have one pan, and have never attempted them...going to check out your recipe now.

    Jen

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  19. I will check out your recipe for Madelines. A thyme lawn? Is that exactly what it says? It must smell wonderful IF it is actually a lawn of thyme.

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  20. Two wonderful ways to spend a summer's day! :)
    Hugs,
    Lin

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  21. Pretty gardens, and interesting lawn! Your tea table is pretty. Love the napkins and the lavender plates as well as your tea wares. Have a nice wknd!
    Hugs, Beth

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  22. Oh Judith I love this garden, and the idea of a thyme lawn!

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  23. There are some really lovely sculptures in the gardens aren't there. xx

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  24. A thyme lawn? How wonderful!!! Love the gardens, and all the sculptures, and ponds!! Beautiful!
    I would love to join you for tea, Judith.
    Debbie
    xo

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  25. Judith, what a lovely garden! Your photos are wonderful, and I'd love to have tea and madeleines with you in your own delightful garden.

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  26. You take the most beautiful photographs. And the table scapes always look yummy. I always enjoy getting your blog posts in my email....it's my eye candy fix for the day.

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  27. So many beautiful gardens. What captured my attention was a thyme lawn ( thyme lawn ?!? ) and the hosta planting. Both grow very well here but I never considered a thyme lawn nor how beautiful a hosta grouping can be. Thank-you for this glimpse of the Wasaga Beach garden tour.

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  28. You were mentioned in the comments section of my watercolor post (3 ago) by Angela McCrae!

    It seems YOU were HER inspiration with the waterlogue app! Well thanks - it's the neatest thing ever!

    Hugs!

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  29. Lovely gardens and a beautiful tea with your friend.

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  30. thank you so much for the Madeleine recipe. I am wondering if I can use some other sort of tin? as I don't have a madeleine tin. thank you.

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  31. Just beautiful! Love your garden!! and what a charming teascape!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  32. What magnificent gardens! Everything looks absolutely pristine … wow. And I enjoyed seeing your teatime tablescape featuring pretty lavender and pink and those yummy looking treats. I may need to go bake some madeleines soon!

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