May 9, 2010

Tea in the Garden...

When Cielo at The House in the Roses,
decided to host a Victorian Tea Party,
I thought it was a great idea to go all out...
and have some fun!

Come join me in the garden...
it's a beautiful day!

(click photos to enlarge)

My rabbit stands at the trail head..
to welcome you to his little garden.

That butterfly really landed on his ear..
a perfect moment!


Come on down the rabbit trail...


A cozy nook in the garden to spend the day...


The dappled sunlight...


A tray of goodies to nosh...


Grab a cup...
do you take lemon?


There are little sandwiches..
cucumber and cream cheese.

I cut them out like flowers,
with my cookie cutter :-)


Strawberry tartelettes,
with a sprig of chocolate mint
fresh from my garden.

Fresh blackberries,
and nibbles of angel food cake.


There wasn't room on the tray for the teapot..
so it has it's own tiny table,
close by the swing
in arms reach.


Come sit down...
don't swing too hard,
you'll spill your tea :-)


Relax and unwind...
it is a lovely day!

 I hope everyone has enjoyed a wonderful
 Mothers Day Weekend!

Do join Cielo
for her Victorian Tea Party!

I am  sure there will be many delightful
parties to attend!



And the Tea Parties Continue...
 I am also joining..



and...
Lady Katherine for Tea Time Tuesday


Thanks for visiting,

45 comments:

Victorian1885 said...

What a beautiful garden..I enjoyed my tea & sweets..now I am going to curl up and have alittle nap on the swing..
Thank you..

Wanda

Atelier de Charo said...

I enjoy having tea in your beautiful garden, and eating those deliciuos goodies!!!

Hugs
Charo

Damaris said...

Thank you for the WONDERFUL tea party!! What an AMAZING way to end Mother's Day!! XXOO

Olga said...

Having tea in such beautiful garden would be a real delight. Everything looks so pretty and delicious.

magpie chic said...

what a lovely, lovely idea. So sad I found you too late, but I'll be watching out for the next one. Have enjoyed everyone's teacups so much.
Jacqui

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

ohh look at the treats! scrumptious! love the setting at the garden.. so romatic! Happy Mother's day!
xo
fitty

THE VERANDA HOUSE said...

I HAVE ENYOY THE TEA PARTY IN YOUR BEAUTIFUL GARDEN HUGS ...SANDRA

Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

Hello Bella,
I am a new follower! Your garden is so beautiful and your way of setting the table...well, I am wowed! Thank you for the good tea and the treats!
Funny we have the same blog background!!!
Regards from Italy

Princesa Nadie said...

what a beautiful post ...,It's the garden I dreamt...Would you like a tea?.I invite you to my party

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Just beautiful!

Natasha said...

That was such a lovely post! You sure do know how to host a fabulous tea party. I love your pretty sandwiches-I must remember that idea!

Best wishes for a beautiful week,
Natasha.

Willow said...

What a wonderful way to have tea, in the garden. Everything looks beautiful.

Willow

ginger@bearbits said...

Oh my goodness! What a yummy place to sit and swing and sip. And the refreshments! You've outdone yourself. The stone path is my favorite of all. So sweet.

Thanks for the invitation and the hospitali-tea!

~ginger

Charli and me said...

Everything is just beautiful ♥

Katy Noelle said...

That butterfly is so serendipitous. I LOVE garden swings. I grew up with one but it's been a long time. Thank you for inviting me! =] Everything is truly lovely!

Love, Katy Noelle

Marina Capano said...

Hi! fantastic!!!lovely post!
xoxo

CIELO said...

This is gorgeous... a huge thank YOU for participating in our Victorian Tea Party

Hugs

Cielo

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Hi Bella!
Wow! Lovely tea party in the garden! The treats look wonderful and the swing very cozy and lovely! I'd love to curl up there with a book!

Sherry said...

What a lovely spot to have a garden. This is lovely! Love the strawberry tarts.

stefanie said...

I love where you had your tea party, love the swing...just gorgeous!!!

Carolyn said...

What a lovely garden tea complete with lovely sandwiches and sweets.
I love the last shot of the pretty swing.Looks like a romantic place for a relaxing tea.

Carolyn

Martha's Favorites said...

What a beautiful tea party. I just love your yard. Everything looks stunning. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

Lavender Cottage said...

You are a gracious host Bella. So many treats, I love cream cheese and cucumber sanwiches but always leave room for the sweets!
I enjoyed seeing your garden, it's charming and sitting on the swing with you would be fun for a visit.
Judith

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

My o MY!!
Now that is truly the coziest little nook i have ever seen and what a setting for tea!!
Truly delightful!!
When can I come and share a cup???
Debbie

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Hi Bella, Every thing looks so delicious! And the garden looks beautiful. That is a cool shot of the butterfly on the rabbits ear. Have a good day...Julian

Shabbyrosetreasure said...

Oh my this spot looks heavenly and your treats are seriously making me hungry! Wow, the butterfly is the perfect moment and I can just imagine enjoying a book and a catnap in the sun! Love it all!
Hugs,
Olivia

nannykim said...

Such a pretty swing seat and garden!! Chocolate mint leaves----were they not just mint leaves??? Let me know!

A Garden of Threads said...

You have a wonderful garden. A relaxing place to have an afternoon tea. Take care.

Eileen said...

What a perfect spot for an outdoor tea! So pretty, so soft, and so feminine! I love it!
And I love your cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches! I'll be right over!
All the best,
Eileen

Terri said...

Oh you must have had a lovely time in your garden! Your tea party looks so pretty and delicious.
Your garden is really special.
Thank you so much for sharing with us.
Hugs,
Terri

Sonia said...

Just heavenly...your swing and tea party is wonderful! Gorgeous setting and dishes. The food looks so good! Thanks for sharing!

Miss Bloomers

Denise@alloverroses said...

Your garden is absolutely amazing and your food looks delicious! I love the fuchsias hanging... well, I just love it all! That's for sharing!
Denise

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

You are the ultimate host and I would love an invite to your next teaparty!!
Gorgeous, stunning, exquisite over the moon fabulous post Bella!
I had a wonderful time visiting :-)))
Lynn

Msartist said...

Swoon, such a lovely garden tea. I am taking inspiration for my yard~ I have always wanted a little slider or garden swing. The tea and goodies were too delicious! All my best for a lovely day~ Theresa
join me for tea if you like MsartistSewCrafty and there is one day left to my giveaway if you would like to enter at MsartistTheresaHuse both on blogspot. Thanks again for a wonderful time. I will come here often!

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi Bella, What a sweet post! Your table set for tea is fabulous, so very nice. I love your pretty shaped tea sandwiches. I need to take time to do this and will definitely remember your idea's. Your strawberry tartlets look so yummy, and fresh CHOCOLATE mint from the garden? You can't get better than that. Thank you for sharing, I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day, swinging on your lovely swing!
Hugz,
Kim

Kiki said...

Yay..such a lovely tea..magical and beautiful!! everything looks delightful!
Kiki~

House and Garden Boutique said...

Enjoyed the tea party! What a beautiful garden! Really liked the sandwiches and the butterfly on the garden statue.

bunny said...

I'm not leaving....hmm, hmmm,hmmmm. Ok, I don't want to over stay my welcome but you've made it very hard to leave. So cozy and inviting...hope to visit next week.

tootles,
bunny

ps. loving the rabbit...of course.

kimberlyshaw said...

Tea in the garden is just so enjoyable and tastes so much better. Your setting is lovely and the tea sandwiches look delicious. I could relax in your garden all day.

Barbara said...

its so gorgeous! Your swing looks so invating.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a beautiful garden. Such a lovely spot for tea. Very inviting.

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Rose Garden Romantic said...

It's all so beautiful!!! Those strawberry tartlettes looks so delicious!
Michelle

Bernideen said...

Lovely - tea in the garden - also love yourfoxgloves header!

CIELO said...

This is just lovely.... oh, I would love to feature your "Rabbit Trail" and gardens in our "Show Off Your Cottage Monday", sometime... ;) Let me know if you're interested!

cielo

Audrey @ DefrumpMe said...

So lovely! Sigh...