Jul 8, 2011

Bonica Rose Tea...

(click photos to enlarge)

It is a soft pretty day,
full of dappled sunlight...


I thought it would be nice,
to sip a cup in the garden today....


snuggled up to a bed of Feverfew...



I brought along a pretty garden hat,
but really,
 I am sure the sun won't be too hot today...


yesterday I shared with you the box

it was fun choosing a cup,
from the new variety...

I remember before I owned any teacups..
I always thought Chintz was the prettiest,
but this is the first I have ever owned...

so it was an easy choice...



I found Bonica Roses at a local "big box store"
in the spring....
I had never heard of them...
so I Googled them,
and they had good ratings...
so I bought four to plant around my armillary...
they were only seven dollars a bush!
I am completely pleased with the return...

I brought a bouquet of her first blooms
to the table...


Bonica may look a little wild,
and unrefined...

but she came to the table in a high lace collar,
with an earring bobber for a brooch....

quite lady like :-)


I lined a vintage sundae cup,
with paper lace...


and filled it with fat blueberries,
to nibble....


don't you love  lingering in the lazy summer sun?


and... don't you love leftovers?

Today I am joining...
Bernideen for Tea in the Garden
and

Thanks for sipping with me today...

37 comments:

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Happy Pink Saturday sweet Bella, Love all your garden pretties. I love Chintz too! Great choice, Hugs and Happy Pink weekend! :) Marilou

LV said...

What a beautiful way to spend a relaxing day.

Anita said...

So sweet and so charming! Looks like the most inviting spot to take a few moments repose in. Love it!

Bernideen said...

WHAT A DARLING PRESENTATION! SWEET AND CHARMING ARE THE WORDS! Thanks for participating!

laurie said...

what a lovely tae break,, everything just lovely ,, you do what you do so well,

Cindy said...

Sigh... i want to come sit with you, and sip from one of your tea cups, and then walk around and look at everything in the garden... it would be so lovely...

Cindy

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Bella, everything is just beautiful... love your new chintz teacup and saucer... and your roses are so pretty... your posts always make me happy... xoxo Julie Marie

Susan said...

Ahhh...what a delightful setting! I want to spend hours there. The roses are beautiful!
Happy PS,
Susan

Kathy said...

I am sharing chintz too! Just love spending time in the garden - no better way than to enjoy a lovely cup of tea! Your blueberries look delicious! I heard it was a good year for blueberries - hope to find a pick-your-own farm nearby!
Have a great weekend, Happy Pink Saturday,
Kathy

Shine said...

Lovely post. Must have tea on the porch tomorrow:) Blessings~~Shine

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

i loooove the jar with the roses, it's just gorgeous!!

http://inthehammockvintage.blogspot.com

Pamela Gordon said...

Such a pretty post. I love the jar of roses and the sweet teacup. Enjoy the weekend! Pamela

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Bella
An elegant tea post today with your beautiful pink Bonica roses - they grow well here too.
Every time you show your feverfew I feel bad about mine, it self seeded everywhere so I pulled it out.
Some farm folks call it the 'headache plant'. When a headache or migraine is coming on, chew a couple of leaves and the chemical compounds in them are supposed to alleviate the pain.
Hugs,
Judith

Queenie said...

How beautiful...looks like the perfect spot for a tea...Hope you Have a wonderful weekend Bella...looks like you are off to a great start :)

Big hugs,
Queenie

P.S. That box of china is awesome...it's hard to pick a fave tea cup I know, but I think I would have went with the chintz too!

Yep, thank goodness for rude people...In this case, such as yours anyway...In all seriousness though...Unfortunately, sometimes there are more than a few of those rude people at garage sales...believe me I've encountered my share and that to me is not the fun part of going garage saling....but it's still worth it...I try not to let those rude ones still my joy, because rummaging around ya know and trying to have fun lol! Sometimes some people really get under my skin though...I've seen some characters out there. It sure makes me smile knowing that "you" walked away with that box :) I find all kinds of steals and deals at yard sales, some people just want the stuff gone and they put the prices soooo cheap, but I pay what's on the tag...and I usually don't try to talk the owner down unless it's just really expensive...now my husband on the other hand...well...that's another story lol! He's pure embarrassing sometimes...I have had to get onto him at times and watch him...and sometimes pretend like I don't know him lol!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Such a pretty rose! I really do have to mend my ways and try to grow something some year! Your pictures are wonderful! Love the closeup of that beautiful chintz teacup.xx

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Bella, everything looks beautiful.... and I love your new cup, it's so pretty! I wish we had summers here in Texas that we could enjoy lingering in, i heard it was suppose to be 108 degrees here today and it sure felt like it, it's so HOT! Hope you have a great weekend!!!
hugs~~~ Daphne

Mrs.Rabe said...

The teacup is so lovely! So are your roses! I adore your garden!

Deanna

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

What a lovely area to sit and enjoy tea. Your garden is gorgeous, and you made a great find with the roses.

Sherri said...

Bella, what gorgeous pictures-just beautiful!!

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Bella, You made a wonderful selection. The Bonica roses are tough as nails. They grow in my zone 4b garden and in sandy soil. Mine are a light peachy pink. Have a great weekend:)

Frieda said...

Bonjour Bella
I love this romantic page
Your garden and your images are
so cute
Thank's for sharing
Frieda
fryou-maison.over-blog.fr

Bohemian said...

Oh Bella, your Teatime in the Garden is just perfect... what beautiful photos you have taken in order to invite us to join you!

Dawn... The Bohemian

Atelier de Charo said...

What a lovely and sweet tea time, your garden is really beautiful!

Hugs
Charo

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Bonica is a wonderful rose and will be perfect for your garden. I love how you put the embellishments around the glass jar ~ what a super idea...so pretty. Have a great day.(-:

Lisa said...

What a beautiful post - love your roses! Your garden setting was perfect for enjoying a cuppa. What kind of tea did you choose to go with the blueberries? Black? Oolong? Green? A blend? I'm exploring my love of teas and would enjoy hearing about your current faves. Now I must go look up Bonica roses to see if they would survive here... :-)

Red Gate Farm said...

I love my Bonica shrub rose... I've never cut any to bring inside before... didn't really think of cutting from a shrub rose! Thanks for the inspiration because now I'm heading out to get a few blossoms for my flowerless vases ;)

~Chris

Cathy and Steve said...

Lovely as always - when I read your posts, I always want to have tea! Your photography (and all of your little touches) are simply awesome!

Kaye - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

Gorgeous flowers, gorgeous teacups, gorgeous Pink Saturday. Thank you for a lovely visit for this Sandwich Generation granny nanny!

Sheila said...

I thought of you today. I went to the Antique Rose farm in Snohomish for the first time. I bought a rose - Ebb Tide (wine coloured). I considered buying Eden but I'm not sure where I'd put a climber. :) Thanks for telling me about the rose farm. It was great!

Olga said...

Bella, this post is so inspiring. I've been thinking about setting a small tea for myself in my garden for weeks but couldn't find time. Your little garden setting looks beautiful and relaxing, a great way to enjoy the summer days before they are gone. I love your new teacup, it's absolutely adorable. And the roses are gorgeous.
Enjoy the sunshine.

Sarah said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely! I'm glad those sweet cups and saucers went home with you. ;-)
~ Sarah

jeanetteann said...

How beautiful, your little piece of heaven right in your own garden, what could be nicer. I love little ladies lace collar too. x

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Gorgeous post, Bella! I adore the teacup! Love chintz and your photos are so lovely. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful Pink Saturday weekend and tea in the garden.

Blessings,
Sandi

Lona said...

What beautiful pictures. Your Bonica is so pretty. I only wish my so called Bonica rose looked like yours. Mine is so pale and pinkish-yellow. Not pretty at all like yours.

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

Bella...just dreamy! Lovely flowers and tea today!

mypinkprettiesaboutme said...

Lovely post. I do enjoy leftovers. You can always change then into a new dish or bouquet!

HPS

LL

Victorian1885 said...

Good evening Bella
Your roses are wonderful! I sure love the way you added the crochet lace to the jar too! Have a great week ahead.

Wanda