Jun 28, 2010

Orange Blossoms and Tea...

Since yesterday we toured the gazebo,
I thought today,  I would share my tea  with you there...

(click photos to enlarge)

So here we are back in my Favorite Place,
tea is being served from the ottoman...


I am using the same teapot I always seem to use..
It's a cream colored no mark pot,
but I love the simple roses...
they go with everything so well.


I'll move my cup over by my seat...

See the little sprig of Mock Orange Blossom?
The bushes are blooming like mad!
Funny because they like heat and it's such a cool year.

They smell incredible..
so I am tucking their blooms around everywhere
while they last!



Here is a close up of the cup..
It's Homer Laughlin in the  "Georgian" pattern.

I found a set of them at a garage sale a while back...


Well... I had to bring the fruit plate over to my little table too:-)


cherries,  green grapes and a little kiwi...


and yes, of course there are flowers:-)
Queen Elizabeth Roses smothered in Orange Blossoms!
I am sending their heavenly smell your way:-)

Thanks for sharing tea with me today!

Stop by and visit these other great parties.....

Marty at A Stroll Thru Life

Lady Katherine

Sandi's Rose Chintz Cottage

Martha at Martha's Favorites

Wanda Lee at The Plumed Pen

A Breath of Fresh Air

Wow..  That is a lot of Tea Parties,
Have Fun!

Last Week a few people asked about my blooming tea set,
I am adding a Amazon link at the bottom of my post for
anyone who would like to buy one of their own:-)

Thanks for visiting me today!








43 comments:

DesigningLadyJane said...

What a gorgeous setting. I especially love your little rose handled tea pot! Tea there must be the most relaxing time.

Olga said...

Lovely tea setting. The cup is adorable, and I really like your Queen Elizabeth roses. They make a pretty bouquet.

Kim said...

So beautiful, the teacup is just amazing.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how pretty. I love that teapot with the fabulous roses on it. So pretty. I would use it all the time. Your teacup and saucer and the fruit are just so lovely. Such a beautiful setting. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Lady Katherine said...

I love this wonderful place to have Tea! I adore the planter, and birdcage! The wicker! The teacup is so lovely! As are the orange blossoms and roses! Fruit dish and Tea in perfect in your lovely place! Thank you for joining me for Tea Time Tuesday. I love your pillows and the lovely linen!

Bookie said...

Everything looks inviting, delicate and soothing. But that white tea pot is a grand one! Never saw a handle like that....

meemsnyc said...

You have such great tea set finds!!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: How did I miss this beautiful tea pot? It is amazing. I have never seen one like it. Your tea cup is a treasure as well. Thank you so much for sharing them with us. Blessings, Martha

Princesa Nadie said...

I love your garden!...such green...in the south of Spain a very green garden is impossible!really you must choose plants very well if you want a pretty garden as some times they don't resist the summer(too hot and sunny) so I always dream with a Green Garden,anyway I'm happy with mine too!
Your tea cup is precious today
Happy Tea Cup Tuesday!
A kiss

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

So pretty, orange blossoms do smell great-enjoy!
I'm having a patriotic give-away if you'd like to stop by.

Susan said...

Delicate and beautiful tea party, Bella. And the surroundings make it lovely.

Beth said...

Your yard is just awesome, Bella! I love the pond and gazebo. Thanks for inviting me to tea today. I bought two Queen Elizabeth roses on clearance a couple of days ago. What a lovely rose it is!
Hugs and blessings, Beth

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hi Bella :) Your gazebo is the PERFECT place to sit and relax with a cup of tea...and what a lovely teacup you've chosen for today :) The grapes look yummy!

Happy Teacup Tuesday!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

kate said...

love your porch and gardens, one of the prettiest ive seen, esp loved your gazebo post.
kate

paperbutterfly said...

I can see why this is your favorite setting for tea. Everything was perfect. The blossoms accented the china beautifully. I think I can smell their sweet fragrance.
Enjoyed the fresh fruit on a hot day.
So glad you had a moment to stop in and share this delightful tea with the other ladies.
Have a blessed week.
Pam

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your tabletop vignette is just gorgeous! I adore the roses.

AshTreeCottage said...

Hi Bella! What an absolutely charming spot for tea. I could just sit here and enjoy for hours!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

How beautiful! Your setting is exquisite and so peaceful. I love Homer Laughlin pieces and your tea cup and saucer are just so sweet.

Have a beautiful day!

Becky

stefanie said...

looks relaxing, I love the fruit, but we would have to have iced tea, because it is soooooo hot here...thanks for sharing your gorgeous garden.

parTea lady said...

What a beautiful setting for afternoon tea. Your flowers are beautiful and so is the pretty pale pink cup.

House and Garden Boutique said...

What a relaxing setting.....love the teacup and its pattern. I think I can smell the orange blossoms......

Tina Eudora said...

Oh Bella that is a wonderful cup and saucer, how great to find something that exquisite at a garage sale! My tea set this week is also a Homer Laughlin..^5 Have a super day!
Tina xo

Terri said...

Thank you so much for your lovely post, with all your beautiful scenery and virtual aromas!
You have a lovely tea pot and tea cup. I too am drawn to the cream tea pots without other colors, and yours is gorgeous with the flowers on it. I do though, also have many tea pots that are very colorful. I love it all I guess.
Your plate of fruit looks delicious.
Thanks again for sharing with us.
Hugs,
Terri

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a gorgeous tea setting, Bella! I love your pretty white tea pot and the teacup is lovely too! What a lovely spot to sip tea and take in the fragrance of the mockorange; beautiful! Thank you so much for stopping by and participating in my Tea Time party. Wishing you a beautiful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

It's beautiful.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

It looks so cool there with the white wicker.. Love your display and the grapes look like I could reach out and pluck one or 3 right off the plate...
very pretty ,indeed.

Sonny

Diane said...

This is one of my favorites! Love the soft colors.
Diane

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

Very beautiful! Love your garden, gazibo, everything!
Following you back
XO
Frenchy

Maleviks Rosenträdgård said...

LOVELY :)
But mabe you should have more ROSES :)
Håkan

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Bella
I'm running late for tea today and your setting looks so relaxing I'm happy to join you.
I think summer must be over here, no rain today but only 65 degrees with a cool wind. We're thinking of putting the gas fireplace on tonight - how bad is that!
Have a great week.
Judith
Judith

Beansieleigh said...

Oh my gosh.. I'm going garage sale shopping with YOU!!.. LOVE your beautiful teacup and saucer! Such a sweet delicate shade of pink, I love all the pretty detailing on them! The fresh fruit looked delicious, and tea was lovely at the gazebo today! I enjoyed my visit!.. Enjoy your evening! ~tina

Marydon said...

What an exquisite welcoming & elegant presentation, Bella. I love the rose teapot!
Mock orange is such a sweet fragrance ...

Have a lovely 4th!
TTFN ~ Marydon

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

yesterday was your garden and gazebo.. gosh.. your garden just lovely! and the setting for tea just wonderful too!

A Hopeful Heart said...

Beautiful teacup. Lovely scent of orange blossoms. Delicious snack of fresh fruit. Thanks for a lovely party.

Blessings,
Patti

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Ahhhhh...what a beautiful place for a tea party! Come by and check out my GIVEAWAY...I think you will like it!

Blessings,
Linda

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Ymmmm.. I could almost smell those blossoms! Lovely teapot, and your teacup is beautiful! Such a lovely place to have a nice cup of tea! Hugs!

rosechicfriends said...

Oh that cup is simply elegant. I so enjoyed my tea visit.
Happy Tea,
Lorena

Dawn said...

I always enjoy tea at yours thanx for the invite lovely china as always

love Dawn xx

Virginia said...

Everything looks inviting,beautiful and romantic. I love it!!
Sweet Blessings,
Virginia

Penny said...

No finer place for tea with a friend than out in the gazebo. Thank you so much for inviting me.

Your teacup is lovely - I just love that pale pink.

Hugs,
Penny

Snap said...

I can almost smell the orange blossoms from here! Love the tea pot and the tea cup is beautiful. How lucky to find a whole set! Tea in the gazebo sounds good to me!

Terri said...

Your "Georgian" pattern cup is lovely, such a soft pink color. Thank you so much for sharing it with us for Tea Cup Tuesday. I loved visiting you.
hugs,
Terri

beverlyz said...

I just love getting lost in your beautiful setting! Being home and enjoying the beauty we have been blessed with is so awesome!