Jul 26, 2010

Lavender Lemonade...

Summer days and summer nights!
We are finally having warm summer evenings.

(click photos to enlarge)

So I dressed my garden swing up...
Piles of pillows...
a little table to hold refreshments...


A quite nook in the garden,
A perfect place for tea...


But it's too hot for tea tonight!


and....
since my trip to the Lavender Farm
I have been obsessed with Lavender.

So tonight I am serving Lavender Lemonade.

I have include the recipe I used
on my new Recipe page
The tab is right under my header..


The candles were lit...


I made the lemonade in the glass teapot


Icy cold Lavender Lemonade...


served in jelly jars,
with the sweetest star pattern,
perfect for a night under the stars :-)


Each glass has a stem of Lavender,
and a sprig of Mint...


I stopped at the bakery for Cranberry Scones..
it is too hot to bake:-)


Served on a pretty vintage dish,
garnished with flowers :-)


See all the way on the right?
It's the first Lily of the year!
Filling the night with it's heady fragrance...

Today I am joining several Parties!
Won't you join in?


I am also adding this post to,
Saturday Nite Specials

Thanks for visiting me tonight!

24 comments:

meemsnyc said...

Your swing looks so comfy, and the lemonade and treats look amazing.

Alea said...

Amazing lovely setting! Lavender sounds like the perfect compliment to lemonade. I will have to pick some tomorrow...

Dawn said...

I love to visit you. the jelly jars are so lovely and I love the seating you have in the garden.

Is it that dry where you live? or do you take in the covers and cusions in every night? it's a beautiful place to sit and enjoy lemonade

Love Dawn xx

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Beautiful setting, looks like a nice way to spend the evening!

Martha said...

Looks yummy! Nothing better than lavender lemonade!

Karolina said...

so beautiful pictures! I love it!
Greetings from germany, Karolina

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a beautiful garden tea vignette!!

Gorgeous!!

Debbie

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hi Bella :) What a beautiful and relaxing spot to sit back and enjoy a glass of refreshing lemonade. Just lovely as always :)

Happy "Tea" Tuesday to you!!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Bella, this is so lovely and serene. It's not only the perfect spot for tea, but you have some delicious goodies! That lavender lemonade sounds so good, and so do your scones!

Happy Tea Time Tuesday to you...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Katy Noelle said...

Oh, Bella! This is so beautiful - just cozy and soft and romantic and, actually, cool looking. It's funny that we're finally having some cool weather and you're so hot! Well, everything is just perfect. I'm off, now, to look for a "porch swing" online! =]

Love, Katy Noelle

Cabin and Cottage said...

Such a PRETTY post! Love the jars! Sweet and cozy and delicious looking--I really can't get over that it's just NOW getting hot for you. We're already into the mellow season. But then it gets scorching again in August! Best to you, JQ

Susis gelbes Haus said...

Only wonderful... I love your pictures..
Lavender lemonade????? Ohhhhhhhhh yummie ;O))
Lavender lemonade I have not known before...
Love... Susi from Germany

High Heeled Life said...

I love Lavender lemonade!!! Its so refreshing... your beautiful images have inspired me to add a garden swing next year... we have a place that will look just great with one. Hubby will know I've stopped by to visit you - when I mention t later... HHL

Madelief said...

What a beautiful, romantic corner of your garden! Wish I could have joined you. The lavender lemonade sounds just the thing for a warm summer day!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Virginia said...

Beautiful setting,very cool and serene.
Blessings,
Virginia

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

You have the loveliest spot there! So cozy and inviting. And good food to boot!
Brenda

Denise@alloverroses said...

Oh this is so romantic and lovely! The lemonade looks so refreshing and the scones look yummy! Have a beautiful day!
Denise

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Bella
The lemonade sounds refreshing and we both know how lavender can make it that much better. :-)
A cozy spot in the garden for your tea today and I like the effect from the candles to make it that much more intimate - perfect for friends to sit and chat.
Judith

Princesa Nadie said...

Your lemonade looks delicious ...You have created a beautiful moment impregnated by the smell of lavander under the stars
Meeting you is always a pleasure for me
Love

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Sorry, I'm a bit later than usual visiting today. I had surprise company all day.
What a lovely tea, Bella! Lavender lemonade sounds really lovely; never had it before. It sure looks good and very pretty served in the jelly jars with sprigs of posies. Your presentation is wonderful! Thank you for sharing and I wish you a beautiful week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Brenda said...

Everything is so beautiful, I wish I could come and have tea with you!

Making Memories, Elaine said...

I felt as if I were there with you. Thank you for the lovely respite!

paperbutterfly said...

I love the thought of lemonda under the stars. I am looking forward to trying your recipe. Thank you for sharing it with all of the tea ladies.
Hope to see you soon.
Blessings, Pam.

sandy said...

Soooo beautiful, you are a very lucky woman.