Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Vintage Crinoline Lady Tea

Happy July to all!  We were at the farm cottage for a few days last week and I enjoyed tea in my garden among my yellow Loosestrife flowers (Lythrum).

I am using one of my vintage Crinoline Lady teapots made by Arthur Wood.  I found it at a thrift store in Appleton Wisconsin for only $15.00!

The teacup and saucer is a Colcough.

A dessert plate to match.

A romantic tin to hold Garden Phlox and a sweet little crinoline girl.

Blueberry scones to go along with the London Tea Merchant English Breakfast tea and a comfy adirondack chair to relax in for tea time.

I can't resist these pretty vintage Crinoline Lady teapots when I find one at a bargain price.  Such sweet old fashioned ladies enjoying their flower garden.


The round teapot is marked Price, made in England on the bottom.

The last teapot has no marking on it.

I hope you enjoyed my tea time in my flower garden and that you are enjoying this month of July!

Thank you so much for visiting!

I will be joining Bernideen's Tea In The Garden party and Ruth's Tuesday Cuppa Tea party this week.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Garden Fairy House

Our weather has been beautiful the last few days and I'm so enjoying it!  My flower fairies are back in my gardens after a long cold winter, so the other afternoon I had so much fun decorating the outside of a doll house for them!  The doll house is large and solid, but needs some TLC, but my flower fairies don't mind if it is a little run down!

I set up a tiny tea table and two comfy chairs to welcome the garden fairies back to my yard.

The little fairies posing for me!

A visitor for tea arriving on a frog!

Lace curtains, shiny necklace, and flower vines to make the house pretty for the garden fairies.

Thank you for visiting!  By now you probably know I have a big imagination!

I will be joining Tea In The Garden, and Home Sweet Home parties this week.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Late May Tea Time

Hello friends, I wanted to share a May tea with you before the month is over!  The weather here has been for the most part cold and rainy!  Nothing much blooming in my garden except for daffodils and primroses.

Yesterday was our first real nice day (about 70 degrees) in May, so I decided to take a little time out to enjoy tea in my yard.

I took my old storybook about the months of the year to read what it says about May.  I do have the cowslips, primroses, lily-of-the-valley and birch trees as mentioned in the poem, but not all blooming yet!

I found the applique tablecloth a long time ago at a thrift store, and also the tea/coffee set.

Charleston Tea Plantation, American Classic Tea in the Grindley & Co. teapot and brown sugar cookies for a treat.

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I am sure June will be a better month for garden tea parties!

I will be joining the following parties this week:  Bernideen's Tea In The Garden and Ruth's Tuesday Cuppa Tea.

Monday, April 17, 2017

April Tea Time

Welcome!  I hope you had a wonderful Easter!  This morning I woke up to freshly fallen snow!  Just a little as you will be able to see in the pictures.  After a large family dinner here yesterday, all is quiet now and I enjoyed a April tea just for me.


Isn't that a pretty bouquet of faux forsythia and tulips?  For a vase I am using a tin with the Ladies' Home Journal label on it.  I found it while on a trip to San Diego last fall (packed with two teacups from thrift stores for the trip home)!

I bought the Aynsley Cottage Garden teapot last summer at a antique mall in Ironwood Michigan.  I would love to go back there, so many lovely things at good prices!

The teacup is also a thrift store find.  I didn't realize it was also a Aynsley until after I had my tea!

My picture book is from my Mom.  It is such a sweet children's book titled Around the Year, by Elsa Beskow.

I love my sweets, but usually give my home baked goodies to the grands!  Today I just opened a package of Iced Lemon Shortbread cookies from Family Dollar. They are very good and lemony!

Well I should find something to do, but after a busy Sunday I may just keep on relaxing and drink more tea!

Thank you for stopping by!

I will be joining Bernideen's Tea In The Garden party and Ruth's Tuesday Cuppa Tea party this week.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Brown Transferware For Tea

Welcome friends and I hope you are enjoying the month of April!  Our snow is almost gone and even though it is only in the 40's, I've been out raking my flowerbeds.  Now I am ready to warm up and enjoy tea time with you!

I set a folding tray in front of my china hutch filled with brown transferware.  Here at the log cottage I leave the brown transferware  in the hutch all year and just add seasonal  decor.

I'm using a  precious tea set my angel daughter bought for me while we were on a weekend hockey trip with her three boys.

I wish you could join me for a cup or two of  Elmwood Inn Kentucky Blend tea (this tea is so good!) and a slice of peanut butter sheet cake.

I found two bunny plates  at Hobby Lobby last year after Easter.  I wish they had more left as they go so well with the brown transferware.

I kept my three tea houses out from my Christmas village, to enjoy a while longer.  After all there is no snow on the roofs!

I am hoping to get out to the farm cottage soon and share a tea with lots of spring colors and bunnies!

Thank you for stopping by!  Wishing you a happy April and a blessed Easter if I don't get back to you!

I will be joining Ruth's Tuesday Cuppa Tea, and Bernideen's Friends Sharing Tea  parties this week.