Jul 25, 2011

White Tea and Royalty...


(click photos to enlarge)

Won't you join me for a spot of tea
with the queen?


in a sea of white....


a common roadside flower,
of distinctive name...

Queen Anne's Lace


Queen Ann wrapped in Lace...


a battle of the frills....


china of unknown character....


but not a with out elegance...



a hint of green in the sea of white...


or maybe,
a hint of white....

(ladybug larvae)

a surprise stowaway,
who will become quite a lady in her own day....


Today I am joining....
Lady Katherine for Teatime Tuesday
Terri for Teacup Tuesday
Tabletop Tuesday with Marty
and
Kathleen for White Wednesday

Thanks for sipping with me today....


25 comments:

Marydon said...

Such exquisite elegance, Bella. Lov Queen's lace.
Have a wonderful week ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

You must grow this roadside flower! Or did you get it by the road? I've seen it mixed in bouquets at the grocer and elsewhere, but it doesn't grow here. I love the look of it. I want a bunch like yours! SO pretty with your white tea!

Denise said...

Beautifully serene post,

Pamela Gordon said...

What a pretty post! Love it all. I had no idea that a lady bug grew from larvae. :-) Amazing photo of the larvae too.

Olga said...

Beautiful! I would gladly join you for a cup of white tea. Love that little bouquet.

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

Oh my Bella, this is as delicate and lovely as ever...just takes me on a wistful dream....look forward to seeing you for Tea this week :) Off to get my post done - some Peach Hat Pies...FUN!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Bella: I love it when you join the party. I always know you will have something beautiful. Today is no exception. Thank you for sharing. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Simple beauty. . Love it. Thanks for sharing, Karie

jeanetteann said...

Thank you, I enjoyed every moment of it. xx

Gro said...

Goodmorning, sweet queen in lace :-)I love those plants with screens. they are so romantic :-)

Gro - with her morning tea :-)

Johanna said...

Hello Bella,
what a sweet post. You have given the Queen Anne lace the right surrounding. It looks so fantastic wrapped in the napkin. Love the little Lady bugs, too.
Best greetings, Johanna

Micupoftea~ said...

Hello Bella~ What a refreshing setting...so crisp, cool and white. Love the tussie mussie too. Thanks for sharing :)
shawn

lisa said...

Hi, just found you at Sweetology and love your blog. I am following you now, stop over and see me at the enchanted oven if you get a chance.
Hugs,
Lisa

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

What a beautiful table you have set today...I love your Queen Ann's lace bouquet.

Blessings Kelsie

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Bella,
I love your Queen Anne's Lace bouquet! I have been gathering bunches of it myself lately. There is lots of it along the road sides and in the fields here on the Island; love it! Your tea table is so lovely and serene. Thank you for sharing this with Tea Time and for coming coming by for tea. Have a delightful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

Marie said...

What a beautiful post Madam Bella! I would love to join you especially with that special table set up you had prepared for us. Lovely, darling and charming my dear!

Happy Tea Tuesday!
-Marie

Susan said...

Pretty, Bella. Very, very nice. Susan

Antiques And Teacups said...

So soft and pretty. I love Queen Anne's Lace. Always a favorite on the hedgerows.
Ruth

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

So pretty and so delicate looking. Gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Carolyn said...

I LOVE this post,Bella!

Carolyn

Mrs.Rabe said...

Lovely Bella!

Did you know that Queen Anne's lace is wild carrot? My daughter taught me that! :)

A few years ago we put Queen Anne's lace in a glass with lots of blue food coloring. It made the flowers turn a lovely aqua color...I think maybe we should do it again!

Thanks for sharing such beauty on your blog!

Deanna

Amanda said...

Dearest Bella...you have such a way with words! Your posts are always so elegant and enchanting! And...your photography skills match your eloquent writing! I just adore your blog!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda

Sandi said...

I love queen annes lace and white!! Just lovely.
Blessings~

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Such a serene and charmomg post!! The pics of the Queen Anne's Lace are stunning!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Terri said...

Bella, what a gorgeous and romantic "white" post! Queen Anne's Lace has always been a favorite of mine. It looks so lovely wrapped up as you did it. The white tea cup and saucer are perfect for your setting. Thank you so much for your beautiful share!
hugs,
Terri