Saturday, September 18, 2010

Tea Party in the garden...September morning and autumn days will soon be here!!!

Grab your straw hat, and let's go into my cottage garden for tea today...
Soothing rains have helped my roses, rose of sharon, and Southern Belle hibiscus to bloom...

I am very fond of these luncheon sets with the plate and tea cup all in one. This is the "moss rose" pattern I believe. Ladies can carry their scones and tea in one trip...



"By all these lovely tokens, September days are here, with summer's best of weather, and autumn's best of cheer."



This is one of my favorite tea pots. It reminds me of tea in an English cottage.









We can sit here on my front porch if you would like. There is usually a cool breeze blowing through.






This pretty teapot and cup for one were painted by Ms. Amy. You will find her here: http://vintageporcelainart.blogspot.com/







I even have teacups and saucers "growing" in my garden.








This sweet little teacup is one of my favorites. It is paper thin and very delicate. No markings on it.









This is where my grandchildren and I have our tea parties in my back yard.










I hope you have enjoyed your tea today. I always enjoy our visits together. I am wishing you the happiest of September days...
I am participating in these tea parties: please join all of us as we celebrate with sandi at http://sandimyyellowdoor.blogspot.com/ martha at http://marthasfavorites.com/ and terri at http://artfulaffirmations.blogspot.com/ I am posting a little early. The tea posts won't be up until late Monday or early Tuesday.










28 comments:

sissie said...

Hi Vicki,
I'm loving seeing all of your vingettes. Each one kept getting better than the last. Such sweet teacups and other pieces. I love your pillows I see in the background. The little set where you have your tea parties, is so sweet and inviting.

hugs
Sissie

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Vicki,
When I saw 'tea party' I had to come right over! I adore that red transferware teapot; so gorgeous! Such pretty teacups and teapots you are sharing today. And what fun to have a tea party with the little ones out in your garden! What a wonderful post, filled with sweetness! Thank you for sharing, my friend! When I get my tea post up, I'll be sure to link you up. Have a beautiful weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Annesphamily said...

Hi Vicki, I want to stay in the garden all day! What a lovely idea you have here/ The weather is cooling off and I am enjoying visiting here. Anne

Mari said...

HELLO SWEET FRIEND....

AHHH SUCH A JOY I HAVE WHEN I VISIT WITH YOU, I JUST LOVE ALL YOUR BEAUTIFUL ITEMS!!! BUT THE BEST ARE YOUR BLOOMS, I HAVE SO ENJOY OUR ROSE GARDEN TEA TOGETHER :) HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND :)

HUGLETS~XOX~MARI

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Vicki, I love all your photos, garden, and china. I am especially intrigued by the use of the china plate as a garden edging! That is a brilliant idea which I may just steal, if I may! I will be back to see more! Linda

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

So lovely Vicki. I would so enjoy sharing a cup of tea with you. Thanks for sharing such beautiful pictures.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

June said...

Hi vicki,
I will take tea in the garden with you anytime I can. Your garden is so beautiful and I love the sitting areas you have. The luncheon set is lovely. I have always wanted to find these for myself.
I read your previous post too, and your angels at Bunny Cottage made me smile. So pretty. I love that awesome angel plaque!
I hope you are having a restful weekend my friend.
Hugs

Julie Harward said...

My grandma always held tea parties for us too..your place for the grands is too cute! Love all your things especially the plates growing in the garden! ;D

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Vicki,
Your white wicker on your front porch looks cool and inviting for a September tea. Beautiful garden. Thank you for the tea!
Valerie

Maria said...

Hi Vicki!
It is always such a pleasure to take a stroll through your flowers and to sit a while with tea ♥
Your grandchildren must feel so cherished. Look at that sweet tea party area you have designed just for them!
I also love your teacup wreath. How wonderful is that!!!
*Have a very Happy Sunday dear ♥
~love,
Maria

Himmelriket said...

Nice whit a gardenparty...
Lovely pictures...
Have a nice week.
Hugs from a cold Sweden

Pom Pom said...

Very sweet! I love the blue saucer growing in the garden! Oh, and I always love spying bunny things. (BIG HUG!)

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Hi Vicki...

thanks for letting me stop by for tea this week. Your tea is lovely and I'd happily sit on the front porch to catch some of that cool breeze. I love porches!!!

Amy is a talented artist and I LOVE the teacup and teapot for one that you displayed...very pretty!!!! Have a great week!!! Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Stella said...

It's 90 here today so I would love to sit on the porch and catch a breeze. Could I use the cup with the pink roses and blue on it. I know it is very delicate but I will be oh so careful.

nancy said...

Beautiful. Love the collections. I even like the saucer in the garden part. Have a great week.

maría cecilia said...

Dear Vicki, I will have to see tomorrow morning if there is some teacup or saucer growing in my garden, too!!!! If it´s not, then would you give me the secret to grow them??
Your garden is always so lovely at any time of the year.
cariños,
maria cecilia

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Vicki: I love the tea pot you have it is so beautiful. I think I am going to borrow the tea cup wreath idea, it is just beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Have a great week! Blessings, Martha

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Vicki,
I would love to sit a bit on your front porch and have Tea!! I love your Moss Rose luncheon sets! I have a few myself as I collect Moss Rose China!
What a lovely post!!

Hugs,
Debbie

The Stonehedge Farm said...

I Love your blog! love the teapots. Please come and check out my blog too.

David and Kelsie's Country Home... said...

You have so many lovely spots to enjoy a cup of tea...I do love your wicker furniture on your porch, I am hoping for some for mine.

Kelsie

A Hopeful Heart said...

Oh, your garden is lovely. Such a beautiful place to enjoy a cup of tea. Your Moss Rose teacups are lovely...but so is the pillow behind them. I am totally in love with ruffly, feminine pillows...nearly as much as I am in love with teacups. And your table runner is also one of those things that makes my heart go pitter patter. It's beautiful.

Hope you're having a lovely day.

Blessings to you,
Patti

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Hello Vicki,
What a sweet journey through your pretty Texas garden to enjoy a refreshing cup of tea!
My grandchildren and I have little tea parties, but indoors. Next summer we will have to set up one outside. What fun!
I adore that dainty little teacup and saucer with the blue swirls!
Hugs,
Jil
PS Thank you for visiting and saying "Hi"

Sares said...

It's always such a pleasure to visit you here in your pretty garden! Your little teapot is such a pretty pattern too. I hope you had a delightful "Pink" weekend and your week is going well!

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hi Vicki :) Love your Tea party in your beautiful garden. Thanks so much for stopping by my Bears Teaparty yesterday...I'm feeling better today, but still not quite 100% :) I sooo hate feeling sick!!

Warmest hugs to you my friend, Brenda

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Vicki, your garden still looks so lovely and inviting. I am just trying to keep everything alive around here until we have milder temps and then I will be able to have more plants and tomatoes again. Hope you are having a great week so far. I'm finding it hard to keep up with work and home at the moment. Not enough time in each and every day. :/ Best wishes, Tammy

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Just lovely. I think I neeeed some tea!

BECKY said...

How fun! Your photos made me feel like it was spring all over again! :)

Ana said...

Hi Vicki,
Your post brought back wonderful memories of my grandmother's magical garden...That's what my sister and I use to call it when we were little girls. She use to "grow" plates in her garden too, along with pretty little ceramic cats. One Christmas we even found these cute little outfits Santa had left for us hanging on the branches of her tree...there were reindeer hoof prints and everything...Thank you for the sweet reminder. Have a wonderful weekend my dear friend.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana